I’ve never reviewed anything like the View, so rather than comparison charts, I’ll just post the test results and comment on them. I ran the same benchmarks I would for any monitor using the 2D mode exclusively.
Pixel Response and Input Lag
Click here to read up on our pixel response and input lag testing procedures.
· Response Time – 27ms
· Absolute Input Lag – 61ms
The View is a 60 Hz monitor with fixed refresh and no overdrive. It draws the screen a tad faster than Acer’s claim of 30ms and has relatively low input lag for a 60 Hz display. This is not a panel for twitchy gaming or fast-paced shooters. Motion above a walking pace shows considerable blur, which is exacerbated in 3D by the 1920x1080 resolution. 2D images are 3840 x 2160 so blur is less noticeable there. But gaming with the View is better when the environment is one you’ll want to take time to explore rather than ripping through hordes of enemies in a frantic battle.
The View is an excellent example of IPS viewing angles with less than 10% light falloff to the sides and almost no color shift. If you stare at the photo above long enough, you’ll perceive a slight coolness in the horizontal shot. But gamma remains stable with all detail clearly visible at every brightness level. The vertical view goes red and dims by around 50% but retains good detail rendering. Note that these photos were taken in 2D mode.
To learn how we measure screen uniformity, click here.
· Screen Uniformity – Deviation From Center: 7.00%
The View has a high-quality panel with no visible glow or bleed in all-black test patterns. The extra optical layer added for 3D imagery does not affect 2D pictures. You’d never know the View differs from any premium IPS panel.
MORE: Best Portable Monitors
MORE: Best Budget 4K Monitors
MORE: Best Computer Monitors