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Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good Color

Cons: Read Below

Other Thoughts: I bought this monitor for 120hz gaming in January 2013. I got it up and running properly in 120hz but soon noticed everything in motion on the screen was outlined in green, then purple, then red, then blue and progressively got worse. I RMA'd it back and they were graciously willing to help and replaced it. Once I got my second one hooked up I still noticed the tint of colors around objects in motion but it was significantly less so I told myself I could live with that.

After a few weeks I began noticing my games hitching on screen every few seconds. For a while I assumed it was the game or bad drivers until I noticed even moving my cursor around in circles on my desktop screen caused the cursor to repeatedly skip around approximately 2-3 inches across the screen every few seconds much like in game. I then tried the monitor on my other computer as well as a friends, and even a fourth on a simple Dell capable of 120hz. All had the exact same issue with the hitching.

I decided to contact Acer and explain what the situation was. After 2 and a half hours of convincing the technician that my monitor is indeed capable of 120hz and 3D, I was then asked to send the monitor to their repair location with a description of what the problem was. I gave them a short but very informative description of what was happening and what could be done to see it the easiest. After about two weeks with no monitor and no word from Acer, I randomly received my monitor back in a poorly packed box with a note saying "Could not find anything wrong". I plugged it back in and was not surprised it was still having the same issue. I tried to contact Acer again but had been refused another technician to describe my problem.

I will never buy another Acer monitor and hope no one has had the same problems with both my Acer monitors, and the terrible technicians. Now I have a useless $300 dollar monitor that will not properly run 120hz.


Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This monitor is cheap considering it is 120hz and has decent color.

Cons: Unfortunately I have been plagued with either faulty or refurbished monitors. I bought this monitor about 6 months ago and the first one I had to replace due to everything on screen flashing bright green and red when in motion. I was running only in 2D mode as I do not recommend 3D mode for this monitor. When I turned off the monitor and back on the green ghosting would stop but reoccur again only minutes later.

I RMA'd it shortly after and received a new one where it ran just fine but still had green ghosting from time to time but I could deal with it. After a couple months I noticed the monitor could not keep up with the 120hz refresh rate. Anything in motion seems to skip frames and bounce back regardless if I was gaming, watching a movie, or simply moving my mouse around. I tested it on multiple computers thinking it was my video card, but I still saw the same anomalies on other computers as well.

I have been awaiting an Acer reply to my replacement request and will have to update with what they decide to do. I know people have green ghosting problems, but has anyone else had such issues as mine? 120hz simply does not work correctly, but 60hz is just fine. I have also tried swapping out a new DVI-Dual link with no change.

Other Thoughts: If you manage to get a good monitor then this is a great bargain, if your me and simply unlucky... then it's a nightmare. I have two friends who also have the same monitor and when they tried using mine on their computer, they were confused as to how 120hz mode lagged so much on it.


Christopher W.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher W.

Date Joined: 12/26/07

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 04/21/13
  • Last Review: 09/09/13
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