I really wanted to like this monitor. The display was good and is what you would expect from a TN panel. Not much backlight bleeding. Colors did require some adjusting out of the box.
Everything worked well except for one major issue. I use this monitor as my second monitor (extended display). When this monitor is turned off, it is COMPLETELY disconnected from your computer. It is no longer listed in the connected displays. This is usually not the case with most other monitors. Why is this important? When you turn on/off the monitor, it re-extends the display each time. When that happens, ALL other connected displays will go black for a few seconds. In my case, it was at least a good solid 5 seconds before my main display showed anything. This would not work well if I decided to turn on this Acer while I was in the middle of a game.
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