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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful touch monitor! great features!, November 6, 2012
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This review is from: Acer T232HL bmidz 23-Inch Touch Screen LCD Display (Personal Computers)
I purchased this to go with my Windows 8 PC. It's really an amazing monitor and absolutely worthy of purchase. It is an IPS panel which is the reason why it's much more expensive than the typical TN panel that comprises most inexpensive LCD monitors. Because it is IPS, the viewing angles are fantastic. In addition, it has capacitive touch which makes Windows 8 really excellent to use. It can recognize up to 10 points of touch simultaneously, meaning that you can have 2 people using the screen at the same time, perhaps in a game.

The screen is extremely responsive. Soon you'll be pinching to zoom in and out. Twirling your fingers to rotate a picture. Swiping to close programs or change programs. It really is like having a tablet on a nice big screen.

I thought the display was truly beautiful. Colors are rich. Text is sharp. Watching movies was great.

It comes with all the cables need to connect the monitor to a PC: HDMI, VGA, and DVI cables. It also has a 1/8" stereo cable to hook up to your PC audio so that the computer audio comes out the monitor's speakers. It also has a USB cable that connects the monitor to the PC to enable touch. In order to have touch, you must connect the monitor to a USB port. Note that the USB cable from the monitor to PC has a unique end at the monitor side so be careful not to lose this cable as a normal USB cable doesn't appear like it will work.

In case you don't have enough USB ports available on your PC, the monitor itself has USB 3.0 compatible ports on its back so you can plug your USB devices to the monitor. I moved a web camera from the PC to the monitor.

The bottom of the monitor sits on top of a clear plastic so from a distance, it looks like the monitor is floating. The monitor is support by an arm on the back. This arm is extremely stiff so you're going to have to apply muscle to pull the arm outward so you can angle the display. You'll be apply pressure and pressure and then all of a sudden, the arm goes to the next notch. I was a little scared at first but you get used to it. I'm not sure how far out you can pivot the hinge. So I don't know how close to flat you can lay the monitor down for games like air hockey. If anyone knows, let me know in the comments. I don't want to run the risk of breaking the hinge.

There are no drivers needed to install for the monitor's touch to work. The monitor shows up as a plug n play monitor and doesn't say Acer. I don't know if Acer-specific drivers will come out in the future.

The touch works out of the box. Do no adjust the touch calibration in the control panel unless you absolutely need to. I went directly to the control panel to calibrate when I first purchased the monitor, and after calibration, I had trouble doing the Windows 8 swipes from the side of the monitor. Resetting the calibration back to default fixed the problem. So I do not recommend calibrating at all.

The speakers on the monitor are okay. They're what you get out of typical cheap computer speakers. Don't turn up the volume too high or you get distortion.

The only thing I didn't like about the package is the documentation. It is terrible. But I guess you don't need much documentation for a monitor. They should've at least said that the USB cable was required for touch to work. In the manual, it just says USB optional which while technically right (without the USB attached, you get a picture through the video cable but you don't get touch), it's misleading.

I wholly recommend this monitor. It's a very good size, and it performs as you expect. The design is good, and the features are good. I think glass, instead of plastic, along the bottom of the monitor would've looked classier but plastic is more durable.
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Initial post: May 17, 2013 2:11:14 PM PDT
osx77 says:
Hi i have a question is this monitor led or lcd?Because i try to find info on amazon.com and it said LCD so which is it.

thanks
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