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Pros: This is a great monitor. Excellent color/contrast/resolution for the specs and price called for. Just amazing how bright LED LCDs are now. Brightness enough to shoot lasers through your retina, so I turned it way down. Would be great for daylight viewing, too. Figuring out the aspect ratio and fear of distortion on my DT and apps. were quickly put at ease. Did not find any pixels missing. The blue power indicator is not obnoxiously bright, so that's a plus. Powered up and configured quickly with OS Win XP.
I forgot or did not realize for movies you should run 1680 x 1050 (32-bit color) for a real good picture. This monitor is 1680 x 1050, which does work okay for movies. I can see pixelization looking up close. Back a couple feet is fine, however, for on-line movies in full screen you'll need play around with different settings for a good picture, such as 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024. Again, NOTHING wrong with the monitor; is great for the price and the model is speced out correctly
Cons: Not a problem, but I was a little surprised the only speed offered was 60 Hz, but that might be in my card and/or lack of understanding LCD technology. I'm coming from a 19" CRT (4:3 AR) that finally failed so LCD is a real treat and can find nothing wrong with this product. And 60 Hz works great-no flickering.
The manual is a joke, with a nice shiny cover, about four pages of English and the rest taken up with a dozen or so languages for other country's peoples. It didn't say where to adjust the volume, but I figured that out - just press the arrow keys for up and down. Speaking of the speakers, I read the reviews that they are wimpy, but I wanted something built-in for that time desktop space is limited, so they are fine for what intended so ordered it that way. My only suggestion is they should face out, to the front, say, underneath the frame, etc. I use my hi-fi speakers so this is no impact on me.
The big item you need to pay attention is understanding AR and resolution.
Other Thoughts: You may consider NOT installing the CD that comes with the monitor. As I understand it, it's really not a driver but a setting's management app. called "ADM". I was able to get the (analog) driver off Acers' support page which is easy to navigate. I really do not understand if I need one for digital as I'm still in the learning curve. Some site's on other equipment sometimes is a nightmare just to find what you need. Acer's good. Of course, you need to install the graphic card's driver for proper operation. In my case is a GeForce 6200, which seems to work fine with this monitor.
Originally, I bought (locally) an Acer monitor (P215H) (20") which was excellent in the higher res. of 1920 x 1080, but it did not work with my win. 98 box, plus no speakers, so I returned it and ordered this monitor. This is a very good monitor and I'd recommend it for any app. other that high res. movies. NewEgg once again has a winner; way to go NewEgg !
Disclaimer: My remarks are based on long-term
This review is from: LITE-ON SK-1688A/B Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
Pros: Nice, simple keyboard without all the bells and whistles and a very nice price. Everything is just fine, including the cord and PS-2 connector. Right size for the desktop.
Cons: None. Absolutely works 100% with Win98SE, Win2K and WinXP. :) :)
Other Thoughts: Keep 'em in stock :)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LITE-ON SK-1788/BS Black and Gray 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
Pros: A nice, simple keyboard for a very nice price. Just the barebones device I needed for a file servicer station; not needing all the bell and whistles. I found the cord and PS-2 connector just right. Nice small footprint, does not take up a bunch of rack shelf space, either.
Cons: None, just "perfect".
Other Thoughts: Please keep 'em coming.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Karl S.
Date Joined: 12/27/06
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