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Acer AL1714CB 17" Flat Panel Display

by Acer

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  • 1,280 x 1,024 native resolution, 0.264mm dot pitch
  • 350:1 contrast ratio, 370-nit brightness
  • 160-degree horizontal viewing angle
  • Rapid 14 ms response time; wall mountable
  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty

Technical Details

  • Model: ET.L1809.031

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002JC2RI
  • Item model number: ET.L1809.031
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,803 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 24, 2006

Product Description

Amazon.com

Acer's AL1714 17-inch LCD monitor features high-performance features at an affordable price. With up to 1,280 x 1,024 resolution, fine 0.264 mm dot pitch, 270 nits of brightness and a sharp 350:1 contrast ratio, images are clear and bright in any setting. It also offers a fast 14-milisecond response time for strong video performance that's ideal for gaming, watching DVDs, and surfing the web.

With standard analog signal input and simple setup, the AL1714's additional features include optional wall mounting capability (VESA 75mm) and wide 160-degree horizontal viewing for versatile placement. The AL1714 is Kensington lock compatible for added peace of mind.

What's in the Box
Acer AL1714 17" LCD Monitor, base, monitor-to-PC VGA cable, power cord, user's manual

From the Manufacturer

Great value for those who desire good text and graphics viewing, this monitor is easy on the eye and on the budget. It adheres to high safety standards to provide the most comfortable and productive viewing.

Features:

  • Anti-reflective coating
  • VESA wall-mountable
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Fully automatic auto-tune feature
  • TCO'99 certified
  • Friendly OSD user interface
  • PC and Mac compatible

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Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Admire on May 20, 2005
I've been using the AL1714B as the monitor on my new (AMD Sempron-based, WinXP SP2/Mandrake Linux) system for two months now and literally have no complaints. For the last ten years or more I was using 14", 15" and 17" CRT monitors and the difference between those and a LCD is everything I always heard it would be. I have an IBM Thinkpad 600E with a 13" LCD but it's not quite the same as getting a 17" LCD monitor (which, in viewable area, is actually just about equal to a 19" CRT monitor). The image is sharp and clear with no dead pixels (often a problem on LCD monitors) that I can detect, it works perfectly at 1024 x 768 (native resolution is 1280 x 1024 though it can be set as low as 800 x 600), controls are easy to use, and it gives off a LOT less heat and uses much less power than an equivalent CRT monitor. I wish I had three of those so I could put them on my backup system and my digital-video-recording system.
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I looked through literally hundreds of reviews and chose this one because: I didn't want to spend $400 or more for a monitor that had vibrant color and excellent clarity with a flat screen. Reviews I found elsewhere for this FDS were more optimistic.

Many of the monitors available today are made by companies I have never heard of. Years ago I owned an Acer computer that functioned just fine for a long time. I ordered this screen from Amazon via Tigerdirect.

The packaging was excellent - sturdy and constructed to take shipping shock very well. Installation took about 20 minutes. My hands are small - fitting the plug into the socket in a parallel position to the base wasn't hard for me. I do agree that part of the design is dumb (therefore 4 stars).

This screen is used on my computer with business software, general internet use and desktop publishing -- not for gaming. I've used it since May'05 and there are no dead pixels.

I am an experienced photographer so color and clarity are important. The only picture I've seen that is truly a dissapoint is one of a cave in Utah where there are many hues of red and yellow. For some reason the pixels in that picture distort into tiny blocks of color. In every other case the color and clarity have met my standards. I have a $400 dell display used for gaming on my other computer. I can't see any obvious difference in visual quality when using the same software on either computer for non-gaming purposes.
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By whysofma on June 29, 2006
I was given this monitor at work to replace a Viewsonic CRT, and I have to say it's not as good.

My biggest problem is that it's too bright. I work in a dim environment, and when I turned the monitor down to brightness=0, my eyes still feel fatigue.

I also have been unable to adjust the gamma because I can't turn down the brightness enough.

Further, when you move your head from side to side, parts of the screen look more and less yellow. (this doesn't happen on other LCDs/laptops I've used).

Maybe on a budget this is great, but since I stare at the screen for 9 hours a day, and I'm probably hypercritical, this LCD is not the best choice.

When I finally break down and buy an LCD for myself, at home, I know I will have to test it in person.
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I myself am a computer Geek I purchased 2 of the ACER 1914b's and plugged them up to a NVIDA 256MB 5200 chaintech videocard for Photoshop work. They are great. They play games great with an average of 12-16ms access times on them. I am sorry my review doesn't actually go over the AL1714b. . . but the price they're offering for the 1714 is NUTS!!! Happy shopping!!
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all of you mind that i'm talking abot all of this with the high price in mind.

the response time is 14ms.... for a cheap 200 monitor ive seen it for around 5ms

contrast sucks, most good monitors have ATLEAST 500:1 contrast, for this price you do not want this contrast, lower contrast means worse picture quality.

the screen is tiny, who these days has a 17 inch screen,plus its not widescreen! If you like this brand acer theres like a 22 inch widescreen with better specs and even cheaper than this.

i personally have a samsung 22 inch widescreen with 2ms response and 1000:1 contrast (it says 3000:1 but its a different contrast measure)

this monitor was the beast deal ever, for only 30 bucks more than this low quality high priced monitor.

just think about it,
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