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May pass for others, not for me,
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This review is from: Acer S201HL bd 20-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Display - Black (Personal Computers)
I just received this monitor last night, while yes it does its job as being a HD monitor, I couldn't ignore the white background lights emanating from around the edges as the previous reviewer mentioned. On the other hand, one can't really complain for the price but I could've forked out a little bit more for a higher quality one. The only time this screen doesn't bother me is during the day or when you I'm in a lit room, but once you turn off the lights they ARE that noticeable. It all depends what you use this screen for, if for the office, no problem. However, if you plan on using this to watch movies or play games or anything else that would require to turn off the lights it would be a nuisance to some people.
For those who just need an extra monitor for viewing space who don't care about the rest, then you can't beat the price for a monitor of this type. The colors are gorgeous, bright, and no dead pixels upon start up. Compared to other monitors, unless you're really really picky about the colors, it holds its own well, at least in my opinion.
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Initial post: Jan 3, 2011 2:51:24 PM PST
Neil K says:
Yes, I own two of these (soon to be a third) and the white led illumination border is really annoying!! I don't know if I should send the two I ordered back due to this, or deal with it and order the third (For an eyefinity setup). But yeah other than that, its a decent monitor for the price.
Posted on Jan 5, 2012 8:45:36 PM PST
The white illumination border is a common problem in "edge-lit" LED technology, which is cheaper to make than "back-lit" and even with that I thought at least on the TV market it is has been much improved. But this is back-lit LED and I can't believe they still sell something like this. I would say this is cheap!
Posted on May 6, 2012 12:09:51 PM PDT
That is supposed to be there, it is an edge lit screen, hence the lights at the edge of the screen.
"There are two types of LED backlighting techniques used. One is RGB dynamic LED and the other one is edge LED. The former type of backlighting uses LEDs placed behind the LCD TV or monitor screens, while the latter uses LEDs placed around the monitor rim, from where light is made to diffuse behind the screen. Since LEDs are placed around the rim on edge LED monitors, they can be a lot slimmer than conventional LCDs."
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