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Pros: *Awesome Price!!! Great Value!!
*Viewing angles are good
*Vibrant & Sharp colors
Cons: *None - does its job well.
Overall Review: Used to replace an aging 17in LCD monitor in the office. Absolute improvement over the old monitor for my friend. They love it.
Pros: Very nice monitor, extremely thin, great picture, very light weight.
Cons: NO VESA
Overall Review: I suppose it's my own fault for not doing more research, but I bought 2 of these to mount and discovered they had no VESA mounting holes.
I kind of wished it said VESA: None under the details or something.
Again I suppose it's my fault, the monitor is great but I was unpleasantly surprised to find it had no mounting holes. I had to sell them for cheap locally as it was cheaper than returning them.
Pros: Very light weight, decent picture.
Cons: Hideous control menu layout (even has a volume control, has no speakers), no VESA mount.
Overall Review: I got this on sale for 119, and even with the cons, this is a great value.
All my other monitors are D3LL ultra-sharp 24" and have a fantastic picture, but are way more expensive. The picture quality on this is pretty good in comparison, given the low price.
NOTE: Was shipped in it's retail box, which was plenty of protection, but not something you want sitting on your porch for too long.
Pros: Decent quality picture for price.
Cons: No HDMI
The stand is not adjustable at all
Overall Review: I bought this in 2013 for my son's first computer. Few weeks ago I bought it again, for a two-monitor set up. Guess what; the new monitor has a taller stand and it is not adjustable. So, now he has to put a couple of books under the old one so that both monitors are in the same level.
Pros: - Great price (on sale for $120)
- Sturdy base, won't wobble for the most part
- Lightweight but still good quality
- No dead pixels
Cons: - No HDMI port but definitely not a deal breaker
- Buttons are along the bottom ridge of the monitor, making it kind of an inconvenience when you can't see what you're pressing, but I could see some people preferring this.
Overall Review: I was one of the few that put the "neck" onto the base backwards before I read the instructions. If you do this, it makes it very difficult to detach it from the base again, and I have no idea why. There are no latches or anything that lock it into place until you tighten the screw underneath the base, but it's impossible to do that if the neck is on backwards.
The amount of strain it took me to separate them again made me think I was going to break something, but I didn't. And there was no trick to it. I just pulled them apart really hard and it worked.
Pros: It's sleek - aesthetically pleasing, very thin, and very (very) light. It's a 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor, it does its job.
Cons: Just one con, and it's not horribly important, but I need to vent. This monitor has absolutely the most aggravatingly convoluted and hostile menu system I have ever encountered. The buttons are not labeled, and their uses are very arbitrary and context-sensitive. It was so badly designed that I felt compelled to take off an egg for it.
I've spent well over half an hour bent over trying to fiddle with this menu system to make the monitor look the way I want. Even with a lot of practice, I frequently accidentally shut off the monitor or exit the system. This is particularly frustrating, because the monitor takes a long time to turn back on. (Thank you, energy star logo...) I am surprised to see such a bad menu selection, when the two previous Acer monitors I've owned have been so much easier to configure.
Pros: Ridiculously thin, but they don't suffer from 'jiggle'. Colors and white levels are pretty accurate, display is sharp, but not painful when adjusted. I thought they would be wobbly because they are so light, but they are rock solid.
As for the people asking about the monitor just sitting on the stand, you have to push it in all the way so that it snaps into place. Don't be scared of mashing it in there till it clicks. Its rock solid once its put together correctly.
Cons: Would have been nice to have a flat glass type display screen (can't remember what they're called). At native resolution it is locked at 60Hz. I read the complaints about the OSD and figured that it was just a bunch of whiners. I was wrong, it is horrible. I'm a pretty bright guy, but it was the biggest pain in the nether regions I've ever used. Getting into the RGB sliders requires hitting enter about 3 times and the navigation is unintuitive. Luckily it's not something you will be doing everyday.
It was bad enough to get a star knocked off the rating.
Overall Review: I went ahead and bought two of them because I couldn't find a second for my 23" LG (and two of them wouldnt' fit in my area anyway). Its a decent size for dual display. I was able to use my trusty old Spyder2Pro to match them (and even though they are the same exact model they were off a bit) with really good results. I did have to turn the gamma to 2.5 because it was just too bright.
For the price of two of them its really hard to beat for a dual wide screen setup. Any bigger and you're turning your neck too much, any smaller and its hard to read. Very pleased.
Pros: - Easy install
- High resolution
- Colors can be fixed if you have AMD Catalyst
Cons: - Factory settings are horrendous
- Colors look washed out
- Simple OSD (ie. not many options to improve color)
Overall Review: For settings I chose contrast 100 and brightness 33 then in Catalyst I changed the hue, saturation, gamma and such for a while until the color looked better. Its not great but much better than the monitor's options could get it to.