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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible monitor good clarity, brightness and colour, 30 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Acer S240HLBID 24-inch Monitor 16:9 FHD LED 5 ms 100M:1 A DVI w/HDCP HDMI Acer EcoDisplay (Accessory)
This was a very good buy for the generously small price Acer are asking for it and I knew from past experience that LED monitors were very good but this one still managed to impress me. It also comes with both a 2-pin and 3-pin connection to the wall so you don't need to worry about any power adapters.

To start I think it looks very nice - it fits the black theme that many of my electronics seem to have, looking sleek and thin on my desk right now. The matte finish is a good choice for the stand over the shiny gloss finish that will scratch as soon as you rest your fingers on it and will be noticeable forever after. The bezel that goes around the screen is a sleek gloss finish which looks very nice. On the bottom it has a blue power light beneath a piece of transparent plastic, the power symbol etched on and this looks very smart. This screen is very thin at the top indeed (only 13mm). Not worryingly thin like the new LG screens at a fragile and scary 3mm thick. There's nothing that I can fault here about the appearance.

I think this is a very good size to be working on at this resolution for all tasks such as office work as you can fit a lot on your screen at once, browsing the web with the option to zoom in web pages or gaming which I do do as well. The ports on the back are HDMI, VGA and DVI so there is a lot of options for connectivity. I have my PC set up via digital DVI and HDMI for the Xbox. Switching sources is very easy, just press the furthest right button twice and it will pick the next active source; This is very easy compared to my old screen where I would have to go through a few menus to get to where I wanted. There isn't too big of a range of viewing options like tilt but I'd say it's perfectly adequate for use if the monitor is properly positioned. Just having a look right now as I write this up the viewing angles are very good on here, you will not find your screen dull if your looking from the side very much at all. There is very good contrast displayed and the colours are vibrant and a pleasure to look at. I really couldn't want anything more for this and it's now such a low price I think I may buy another to fit alongside this one now. 10 out of 10 rating and 5 stars rating. A Great Buy

EDIT 1: This monitor has been viewed so well by my friends that two of them have decided to purchase one themselves! If anything shows how much of a good product this is, that has to be it!
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Initial post: 12 Nov 2012 15:50:48 GMT
Redbarron says:
Hello Thomas

Out of interest, how sturdy is this monitor and stand please.

I have recently looked at several monitors of different brands in store, and so many have flimsy stands that rock about at the slightest touch. Why monitor companies can't provide a good solid stand instead of these wafer thin pegs is beyond me.

False economic cost no doubt.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2012 18:15:51 GMT
Thomas Coote says:
I do think that stand is quite sturdy - that is it wont be prone to damage. If however you mean whether it will fall down easily or not I can say mine hasn't ever fallen over in a year or so of use. I have knocked it a few times but never tipped it.

Hope this helps, regards

Posted on 13 Feb 2013 10:21:54 GMT
Hi thanks for the review it helped! I have a question though. I've had this monitor for a while now and i've only just got the right cables to hook up my xbox via hdmi. (i use DVI for my computer) however, when i try to switch between the inputs using the method you suggested, it doesn't work. The monitor just switches back to DVI as if the hdmi isn't plugged in. Whenever i try to switch inputs my xbox resets, also - i can hear the 360 startup noise through the speakers that the xbox is hooked up too. I've also tried switching inputs through the preferences menu on the monitor controls but i get the same thing. For some reason, when i unplug my DVI cable, the HDMI works fine, just if i plug my DVI back in, it prioritizes that and bypasses HDMI, resetting the xbox. Have you had this problem and do you know how to fix it? Thanks a lot in advanced! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2013 17:20:50 GMT
Thomas Coote says:
Ah actually I think I remember that! I think I resolved that by going to System Settings > Display > Display Discovery > Disable. I Think that should help you, hopefully :P

Posted on 28 Jul 2013 19:40:36 BDT
BookWorm27 says:
Can you please tell me if this monitor has built in speakers or an input to plug speakers in? Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2013 11:53:15 BDT
I'm afraid this monitor has no built in speakers or audio input! It's exclusively video, meaning if you plugged in a hdmi cable from an xbox or playstation, you would have to output the audio from the console separately into a set of speakers!
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