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Pros: Solid 144 Hz gaming that won't break the bank, good color ratio
Cons: No swivel or piveting.
Stand gets in the way of the keyboard if playing up close.
Pros: Good price
Cons: Tremendous con on this monitor is the misrepresentation of hz output. The monitor comes with one VGA, DVI, and HDMI port. DVI is the only port that is capable of 144hz.
Overall Review: This is an outdated monitor and incompatible with modern graphics cards.
Pros: -Cheap entry level 144hz monitor
-I haven't noticed any ghosting and love playing games on this monitor.
-awesome as a main screen for playing games @ 144hz. (just make sure you can push 144+ fps)
Cons: -barebones so no built in audio and limited viewing adjustment. (barely any tilt and no height/rotation adjustments)
-really bright out of the box and stays fairly bright even when lowered.
-monitor takes around 15 seconds to turn on so windows is usually loaded before the monitor. (so if you need bios gotta be quick)
-limited a/v inputs
Overall Review: Would most certainly buy again. It's a great value 144hz monitor with beautiful display. It's just VERY bright out of the box and after adjustments.
Pros: -Very easy to put together
-Basically the same Monitor as the Asus vg248qe (without the speakers / Display port) because of the same panel used inside.
-No Dead Pixels yet or on delivery
-Easy to go into settings (nvidia control panel or what not) and change it to whatever Hertz you want to set it to up to 144
-Honestly at price I consider the best monitor I have ever bought, though it isn't as nice as a my BenQ Gsync 144hz (but that one cost twice the amount and it is only better by how the color looks), and completely blows out any of the 60hz monitors I have (including laptop).
Cons: -Mild Ghosting with slight motion blur at first while game testing on it, until I turned on ToastyX Lightstrobe (#3) custom and ran it at 120hz, which dimmed the lighting and washed the colors, but with a little color profile changing you can get it all back with no motion blur and no ghosting at all. Basically this is only a Con because it took some trial and error on color management to do this, but $180+tax, definitely not a complaint.
Overall Review: -Definitely recommend this monitor to anyone moving from a 60hz, cause it is really noticible (especially when I have to do work on my laptop) and on a budget.
-Not sure why people are having trouble, but I have had none at all. (including the OnTrac Shipping, they came to my door took my signature and gave it to me 2 days from when I ordered it.)
-Make sure to use the the Dual DVI-D they give you to get up to 100+hz
-Getting Lightstrobe to work is probably easier with an Nvidia card, it seems some people have trouble getting it to work with an AMD Gpu.
Pros: Refresh rate can be set to 60, 100, 120 or 144hz
LightBoost is supported at 100hz and 120hz
Good input selection (Wish it had Displayport though)
Price (Got it for $200 from another retailer)
Cons: Acer's QC still needs work (1 dead pixel on this one)
Glossy finish (finger print magnet) on the front side of the panel
Stand has minimal adjustments
OSD could use a refresh
No display port
Overall Review: This is my first foray into higher than 60hz refresh rate panels on PC and I have to say that I definitely see why people say this is the ultimate experience for PC games. I've played a bit with overclocking panels but that fails in comparison to seeing a "true" 144hz panel with my own eyes.
After going into my Nvidia control panel settings and enabling 144hz I hopped right into CS:GO to test out just how smooth the action would be. I was absolutely blown away, and sat with my jaw physically opened as a marveled at how smooth the motion was. I can only imagine how great a lot of other games in my collection will look that support this high refresh rate. However, this monitor does have another trick up its sleeve.
There is another display mode on this monitor called LightBoost which essentially causes the backlighting to turn on and off at the same rate that the monitor refreshes the screen. This monitor supports it at 100hz and 120hz. This is typically used only for 3D Display mode with 3D Vision capable games, so I had to use a 3rd party tool to enable it (Custom Resolution Utility or Strobelight LightBoost utility) for 2D. Once that was all configured, I jumped back into CS:GO again to test it out. Again, I was blown away at home smooth the experience was. This time it was even better because now there was zero motion blur with all the action going on. The only downside of turning on LightBoost is that the brightness and contrast do end up taking a hit, but the benefit seen in games definitely outweighs these cons.
To get back to the monitor itself, I only have one complaint about it. Acer really needs to work on their QC. I don't know if it's just me, but 4 acer monitors (including this one) I have purchased in the last year have exhibited issues upon receiving them. This one happens to have a dead pixel on it. However, I am willing to live with the dead pixel this time instead of return it as it seems every time I do return the product I just end up receiving on that is worse off than the first one. Moral of the story is, there's bound to be some issues that people come across but for me Acer has been on a bit of a slippery slope lately.
In the end, this is a fantastic monitor that comes in at a great price point. It does its job well and really adds a whole new dimension to the PC gaming experience. If you are skeptical of the benefits of a high refresh rate panel or even LightBoost, let me assure you that you will be very satisfied once you do see the difference between a traditional panel and one such as this.
Pros: Refresh rate of 144 Hz
Contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1
Resolution ox 1920x1080p
HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports
LED and runs cooler than my previous LED monitor.
Built in speakers (contrary to a previous review, my GN246HL has speakers built in)
Perpendicular ports to allow easy access to locking screws makes installation fast.
Completely PnP - no drivers needed (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-but) - supplied CD contains only documentation.
Cons: Extremely bright out of the box - some Adjustment needed if you use it in a darker room.
Overall Review: This is by far the best gaming monitor I have ever owned.
The difference between 60 Hz and 144 Hz is amazing. It makes the 3D games (in 2D viewing) seem far more realistic...even the cartoon-like worlds appear touchable.
Totally worth the extra money for the 1ms response and 144 Hz refresh.
Yet again, I am amazed by acer's monitor technology...and the sale I caught at newegg.
Pros: - Price
- Potential frame rates to 144Hz
- 1ms response time
Cons: - Only delivers 60Hz using anything other than a dual link DVI-D cable. Most modern video cards use several Display Ports and a single HDMI.
Overall Review: I did not use an adapter to connect to my video card. I bought a separate Coboc EA-HD2DVI-6-BK 6 ft. Black HDMI A Male to DVI-D (24+1) Male 30AWG High Speed HDMI to DVI-D Adapter Cable w/Ferrite Cores Male to Male in the hopes to achieve 144Hz and was given 60Hz as my only display option from my Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti video card. I returned this monitor and ordered this monitor instead -> Acer Gaming Series KG241P 24" Black Freesync 144Hz LED Monitor 1920 x 1080 Widescreen 16:9 1ms Response Time 350 cd/m2 1000:1 DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, Speakers
Pros: Bought two of these to
Go with my GPU upgrade (evga GTX 1070 ftw) and it runs both screens flawlessly. Very clear and vivid display for mid- high end gaming Very happy with this purchase.