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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2013
Size Name: 24-InchVerified Purchase
Very happy with this monitor. Colors and resolution are great. I use mine mainly for work, watching a few movies, not gaming. I already wish I bought the 27-inch version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2014
Size Name: 23-InchVerified Purchase
Not only does this monitor have terrible, washed out color (even after installing the color profile and fine-tuning the settings) but there is no vesa mount. The not having a mount thing would be fine except for the fact that the stand that it comes with is very low, nonadjustable and also incredibly flimsy so that when you're typing the whole monitor will wobble back and forth as you hit keys.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 23-InchVerified Purchase
I'm happy with the size and brightness of the monitor considering the price I paid. There is definitely an issue with getting the angles correct for best picture but I think that is a factor in the LED technology and not just a factor with this particular monitor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2012
Size Name: 23-Inch
This is a great monitor... its has bright colors, its ultra thin, its easy to set up...
If youre not super picky with this kind of stuff and want it for casual use, i recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2014
Size Name: 23-Inch
Let me start out by saying that I'm not going to compare this monitor to far more expensive and fancier monitors, and then give it a bad review for that reason.

Rather I'm comparing this monitor to the numerous Acer G226HQLs that we have in our office. The G226 is a smaller and very similar version of this same monitor. Both monitors are in the same category as far as quality goes, fall into the same price range, and of course are manufactured by the same company.

We recently got a few of these G236HLs, and on all of them there is an absurdly bright bleed-through on the bottom of the screen. With some brightness adjustment, the top of the monitor can be made to appear black while the bottom matches the #6a6d7d which I'm displaying on the good quality IPS panel on my laptop. For those of you that don't know what I'm on about, #6a6d7d is a surprisingly light shade of grey as represented in hexadecimal color notation, such as used in web development.

That's a VERY light shade of grey.

Also, no matter what combination of brightness/contrast I've tried (including all the factory presets), images displayed on the screen are washed out and "overexposed" even at best.

Compare that to the slightly cheaper and comparable G236HL sitting on the other side of my laptop and it's night and day. The smaller, cheaper Acer has a nearly imperceptible backlight gradient when displaying black, and images are quite crisp and show great contrast for a monitor of its class.

The vertical viewing angle on the G236 is also reprehensible. When viewed head-on, with my eye level at the middle/center of the screen about 24 inches away, the top of the screen shows noticeable luma inversion. When viewed head-on with my eye level about 4 inches above the top of the monitor (standard sitting-at-desk posture), the bottom becomes even MORE "overexposed" and washed out, while the top of the screen looks normal.

If I hunch over just right (or tilt the monitor just right), there's a 2 degree [estimated] sweet spot. So if I sit perfectly still all day and never move my head, it could work. Except for the backlight bleed, of course.

Movies look horrible. Bright sitcom-y video looks passable, I guess. Pictures all look overexposed, particularly the farther down on the image you look.

I know it's possible that we just got a few bad units from the same lot, and that there are good versions of this monitor floating around. But as far as I'm concerned, consider the G226HQL instead. It's veritably the same display, just a couple of inches smaller, and it actually does look great for its price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2014
Size Name: 24-InchVerified Purchase
I bought this to match another 24-inch acer monitor I have and it works perfectly. I've had no issues with it thus far, and the image quality is amazing. I've had my other Acer monitor for about 3 years now and have to say Acer is one of my favorites now. (I work in IT and see all sorts of monitors.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2015
Size Name: 21.5-InchVerified Purchase
The first time I booted up the monitor, I noticed several dead pixels near the center of the screen. This was not a problem for me. Then the monitor began to fail to recognize any input form the computer. It would go through the start up sequence and then display the NO SIGNAL message. I tried with several other monitors and did not have an issue. This would repeat for upwards of ten minutes as I would restart both the monitor and the computer until the monitor worked. Customer support was fine, but when I tried to replace the part, I ran into some issues. First, Acer refused to pay for the postage of the item, even though they had shipped me a defective product.(Note: At this time, the monitor is almost unresponsive). When I checked the price to ship the monitor back to Acer, it was more than $50, which would mean that I would have spent $160 on a product that was supposed to be $109.

A list of things that could have gone better-
1. Check for product defects before shipping off to customers
2. Pay for shipping when you send your customers a product which is inferior from the one that they ordered
3. Do not force customers to pay $160 for a $109 product that works
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2015
Size Name: 23-InchVerified Purchase
I bought this as a secondary monitor, and my current monitor is no longer being sold so I couldn't buy a second one of those.

The difference between the two monitors is very, very noticeable in the worst possible way.

My primary monitor is a Hannspree SL231, which is also an LED backlit display. This Acer monitor is an "LED-Lit" display, which I guess I should have paid more attention to. The lighting on the monitor is only in the bottom. So the bottom half of this monitor is really bright, while the upper half is what I would consider normal lit. Sitting next to my Hannspree, this is an ugly monitor. The Hannspree is evenly lit throughout the entire screen where you can't notice the back light whatsoever.

This Acer monitor is really bad, I can't get that brightness on the bottom where the "LED Technology" is to go away. What is BLACK on my primary is GREY on this Acer. The only BLACKS are on the top half of the monitor where the LED isn't washing out the colors.

I have to return this monitor. A pain in the ass, but I can't stand this big of a difference.

It washes out the colors, very very badly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2015
Size Name: 27-InchVerified Purchase
I did a lot of searching before settling on this one. This monitor replaced a 20-inch 1600x900 display. I was torn between monitors with 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 resolutions because I wasn't sure if I needed more desktop space or slightly larger items on my screen. The latter seemed like a good compromise between 900 and 1440.

This monitor is surprisingly light and way too bright out of the box. Even at a setting of 50, I think I want to move it down more before it burns out my retina. This monitor will be used mainly for coding so I haven't calibrated it with my Spyder yet but I'll assume it will reproduce colors just fine.

One of the reviews mentioned something about the tilt being difficult so I skipped Acer's default mounting option and mounted it to a Neo-Flex LCD Arm. My Mac says it supports rotation so I rotated the monitor and changed my Display settings and it worked.

The only complaint I have is that after I purchased this item through TigerDirect's Amazon store, it became available directly from Amazon for forty dollars less a couple days later! Such is life, I guess.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2014
Size Name: 19.5 - Inch
PROS:

-Image wasn't bad out of the box. Needed only slight calibration
-Multiple inputs (DVI/VGA) that can also be connected to two different sources simultaneously. I have mine connected to a Linux server and my Mac Book Pro and switch between the two via a button underneath the right side of the bezel when needed
-Very light
-Came with all needed cables, including DVI
-Very little light bleed at the edges. Much better than the expensive 4yr old 25" Samsung LCD it replaced.

CONS:
-NO VESA MOUNT! You can only mount it on its proprietary stand.

OTHER:
I thought about listing these under CONS, though you just don't get these features in sub hundred dollar monitors.

-Monitor tilts backwards/forwards only. You cannot change rotation.
-No built in USB hub

EDIT (2014-12-20):

Post calibration, my Spyder4Pro monitor calibrator says this monitor cover 98% of the sRGB color-space... which is far better than my aging 30" Apple Cinema Display and about 14% better than my BENQ XL2420Z (priced at about $1900 and $350 respectively, at the time of each purchase). Similar results for the AdobeRGB color-space. Not bad for a one-hundred dollar monitor. I may have to give Acer a look when shopping for my ACD's replacement.
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