The Acer B Series is designed for professionals who require exceptional visuals and comfortable viewing over long periods of time. Its ergonomic style, high contrast ratio, full digital connectivity, and dependable functionality make the B Series an outstanding tool for productive computing.
Pros: Unlike other Acer monitors, which require the user to assemble a 2-part stand and then attach the stand to the monitor, this unit comes fully assembled. As a result, the box is somewhat larger, but this is much more convenient for the user. Power, DVI, D-sub, and audio cables are included. The front-panel buttons have a nice feel, and the power indicator LED glows blue when the monitor is in use.
Cons: When this monitor was first powered on, there were 2 stuck pixels -- one red and one white. After a few minutes and a light touch with a fingertip, the red pixel was no longer stuck. However, the white pixel remained stuck. Running a program which displays different colors in rapid sequence did not resolve the stuck white pixel. Per the owners manual, 1 bad pixel is within the range of what is considered to be normal, and is not covered by the warranty. Yes, I realize that bad pixels do happen, but this is the first time that I have had one. Minus one egg.
Other Thoughts: The on-screen menu has a setting for color balance. The choices are: 1) "Warm", the factory setting, which seems to add more red and yellow, 2) "Cool", which adds blue, so that even white icons appear as a shade of blue, and 3) "User", which allows you to manually adjust the colors. "User" defaults to R=80, G=80, B=80, which makes the color neutral. I recommend that you enter the on-screen menu and change this setting to "User". Otherwise, you may make prints and wonder why the image doesn't look the same as it did on your monitor.
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