|Screen Size||23 inches|
Acer S231HL bid 23-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Display - Black
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- Whether you are a video gaming enthusiast or a graphic design profession, you're going to love the Acer S231HL bid 23" Class LCD Monitor.
- This 23-inch widescreen display features the full 1080p resolution for a better picture. The incredible 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio delivers deeper blacks and vibrant whites.
- Features: 1080p resolution 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- Ports: VGA, DVI & HDMI with HDCP
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-Excellent picture quality for the price range
-Very small and lightweight, but solid structure (read below about the stand - the exception)
-Sleek, attractive, minimalist design
-Comes with HDMI, DVI, and VGA cords
-No problems interfacing with laptop and desktop computers
-No dead pixels
-Less than perfect buttons and user interface
-Can't disable the power button's light
-No extra features like speakers or USB Hub (but I knew that getting into the deal, so I didn't take off any points)
When I first plugged it into my laptop, there were no problems recognizing it or getting it to display in full resolution. I wasn't too happy with the default coloring (it seemed rather cold to me) so I played with it for a bit, and it looks great now.
User Interface and Buttons:
I was stuck at 4.5 stars, and this is the part that made me go with four stars instead of five. The user interface is pretty bad. The buttons aren't labeled because they are multi-function. When you press any of them, the menu appears on screen and assigns each button an action. You get to choose between a user mode and four others (Eco, Standard, Graphics, and Movies).Read more ›
I compared the 231HL against existing higher quality LCDs: the $400 IPS based Dell U2410 Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen LCD High Performance Monitor with HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and HDCPand Sharp's $1000 VA technology 46SE94U Sharp Aquos LC46SE94U 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, both with CFL.
Plug and play using HDMI input
The bright power light isn't annoying. The light points down, and softly lights up the bottom right of the screen without projecting light towards a room, whether its blue or orange light
The tilt stand adjusts the viewing angle for the best spot depending on the users sitting position; its minimum compensation for lack for a height adjustment
The Acer LED back light is uniform without back light bleed
The Acer calibration software is slow, functional and bug free. Acer's proprietary calibration scheme is easy to use.
The default colors settings are very bad, compared to the Dell or Sharp. There is no black, colors are washed out by the bright light, and it hurts the eyes. Images appear washed out and small fonts are blurry.
The viewing angle is smaller than advertised. Monitor tilt by its maximum 15 degrees will cause a color or grey shift. The images is best looking perpendicular at the monitor, head on.Read more ›
Color reproduction requires calibration out of the box; nothing unusual. In the case of the Acer, the white balance has a blue cast that can be adjusted manually via onscreen menus.
Brightness is set at max from the factory. Blacks are slightly washed out, reds are slightly desaturated (no saturation control via hardware) and the contrast on the whites is slightly dim. Turning the contrast up past the factory 60% results in washed out details in low contrast images.
The LED backlight produces no noticeable edge bleeding and the display I'm reviewing had no dead pixels.
Overall, a very decent, light weight, budget priced TN panel for every day use.
Setting this monitor up was easy, just screw in the stand and you are ready to go. The monitor itself seems solid, and is heavy enough for its size to keep it firmly on the ground. The only problem I had with the build of this monitor was the stand. It seems a little cheap. I'm not worried about it falling over, but I feel as though for the money spent Acer could have gone with a nicer plastic. Another minor annoyance was that the VGA, DVI and HDMI ports are all horizontal instead of vertical. This means two things: (1) heavier cables like DVI pull down and will wear the connection over time, and (2) wall mounting is near impossible without an ungodly gap. It's not hard to have vertical connections, and more people do it nowadays for the above reasons.
This was my first LED monitor, and sadly I only have the Apple LED laptop screens to compare it to (unfair advantage in quality being IPS level). That said at this price point you're not going to get too much better. The LED backlight allows for blacks to look awesome, and there is absolutely no light leakage that one might find on LCD monitors with their (on average) two lights. That said, there was something about this monitor that made it a little sketchy for precision photographical work and graphic design. It had a blue hue to it, which was difficult to remove with several different color correction methods, and displaying gradients was a little tough. After hours of tweaking I did get it to look pretty darn good, which saved this monitor a review star, but since then I have upgraded to an LG IPS.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent computer monitor. I think I've been using this for about two years now and I've had no issues whatsoever. The picture is clear and consistent.Published 5 months ago by Alisha
This display met all expectations and fit perfectly into the system as required; both electronically and mechanically.Published 10 months ago by BN
Got this a couple of years ago and am still using it.
So far I have yet to notice any quality decreases from new.
The colors are quite good, very vibrant. Read more
If it didn't work, I wouldn't be typing this review, because I wouldn't be able to! I have several of these monitors and they're great for their money. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Beach City Bike
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