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3.0 out of 5 stars cheap, but irritatingly bad vertical viewing angle, November 25, 2012
This review is from: Acer G236HL Bbd 23-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor (Personal Computers)
I can't argue with the price, (in my case I picked it up on black friday at staples for $109).

It is crisp and bright, but the viewing angle is insanely narrow. What's worse, the viewing is OK from side to side, up and down is what makes the difference. If you adjust the monitor for one viewing angle, then move your head up just six inches, the picture will go from really good contrast to brighter and washed out. Imagine going from slouching in your chair to sitting up straight, that's way more than enough to make you have to reposition the monitor. If you walk up to your desk, and want to type something quick, the screen is totally washed out, you'll have to sit down, or tilt the monitor up quite bit to read it.

To add to the problem, the tilt stand is very limited in how far it will pivot. You may have to set it on a book to make it appear right.

This is more frustrating, because I bought this on the basis on my older Acer 19" monitor, that has been a work horse for the last 3 - 4 years.

Side notes: the unit does come with a VGA cord, but you will have to supply your own DVI cable. The power supply is a small brick type, as opposed to an AC cord that goes all the way to the monitor.

Summing up: If you only have $109 and can't squeezed out any more, it does look great from a proper viewing angle, but I'd cough up some more money and buy something different
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2013 1:07:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2013 1:07:44 PM PDT
I've just "acquired" this monitor at work and I must agree with the reviewer here. Not only is the vertical angle crap, but it seems that the black on white screen doesn't display the black quick enough so if you move your mouse back and forth or scroll up or down a large amount of text, the black appears to turn a shade of red. It's also incredibly bright which means the blacks are not black enough :/
And you can't mount it either so you're basically stuck with the stand.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 10:28:11 AM PDT
S. Nelson says:
Thanks for pointing out the brick power supply. I hate those.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 1:40:34 PM PDT
ScottoR says:
I just posted a review, and I have the very same issue with the viewing angle. Unfortunately they were for office use and purchased by corporate, so not much I can do about it.

Interestingly the three we received did come with DVI cables.

And I agree with S. Nelson about the power bricks. I suppose the upside is that it makes the monitor thinner, but really anything less than a few inches thick is just fine already. They can keep making them thinner, but it won't change my life one bit.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 3:25:52 PM PDT
giPrimeBuyer says:
I'm not sure what monitor C. M. Evans bought, but the Acer V226WL that I purchased last week on Amazon came with a VGA cable and a DVI cable and a power cable. The tilt range is more than adequate, and the picture does not wash out even at extreme viewing angles.
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