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Acer S231HLbid Black 23
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good picture, brightness levels.

Cons: When it breaks down from wear and tear, Acer refuses to repair their items because "products that contain evidence of rodent, insects, or their remains could pose a health hazard to our repair technicians and therefore cannot be repaired by the manufacturer."

Other Thoughts: If you have so much as a dead fly or insect in the case of your monitor, Acer will refuse to honor their warranty commitment. Apparently some sort of Creepshow roach swarm came out of the monitor, and the techs never wear gloves. Heaven help them if someone forgot to wipe the dust off of the monitor, they would refuse that as well, I'm sure.

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Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W BX80623I32105 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Low power draw, capable integrated graphics, strong single thread performance for gaming and other tasks. Beats AMD for gaming when used with a separate graphics card. More expensive than the budget AMD offerings, but well worth it.

Cons: Stock cooler is not so good. I didn't get the stock cooler properly attached (my fault, not the cooler's), but when I moved to an aftermarket cooler properly installed, the temps stay low and stable. It's hard to tell when the cooler is attached fully. It requires a great deal of force to get those brackets pushed down into the mobo, and if they aren't fully locked in, the cooler won't function properly. It feels like it will break, so be careful when pushing.

Other Thoughts: I ran many games with the integrated graphics for almost a year before I got my dedicated graphics card. It is able to run most current games at decent settings and is very playable as long as you don't have the detail settings too high. Most new games still look great even on the low settings, so unless you have to have the eye candy, this processor will do fine without a separate graphics card.

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Acer S231HLbid Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great price, good performance, low profile, lots of connections, and it looks good. Oh, did I mention the great price?

Cons: The menu is not very user-friendly, but the sacrifice for appearance was worth the inability to not see which button is which.

Other Thoughts: This 23 inch screen was the same price as the 20 inch HP that was at the local Wal Mart. I tried the HP, but when I got this bigger nicer screen I felt bad for the people who pay the same or more for a smaller screen.

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Robert H.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert H.

Date Joined: 09/01/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/14/11
  • Last Review: 01/09/15
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