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Acer vs Samsung - Samsung Win
on 24 July 2012
This monitor at first glance was incredible, the reviews were great, price was great, size was great, HDMI connection... great. Just great.
I already had a Samsung 23.6 inch monitor (this was to be my second monitor) and was pleasantly suprised at the size difference between the two. It looks far bigger vertically so at first I was very happy.
Unfortunately when I turned the screen on I was immediately dissapointed. The colour difference between my 2-3 year old Samsung monitor and this Acer monitor was astonishing... in favour of my old Samsung. The colour on this monitor when sat next to the samsung was dull and lifeless. The colours were just no where near as crisp, black on my Samsung when dragged over to the Acer looked grey and despite trying to get on with it for over a week (due to being lazy more than anything else) I simply couldn't and had to return it. I was constantly finding myself dragging things over to my older monitor to watch because the quality looked so poor by comparison on the acer.
I am not saying this is a bad monitor, if I only had this monitor and no Samsung monitor to compare it to I may well have been happy, I might not even have noticed. But all I can say is that paying an extra £10-20 for a Samsung monitor is absolutely worth it. The difference in quality, on screen, is just staggering.
I am dissapointed with myself for going with the cheaper option but I truly did not beleive there would be this kind of a difference. I will stick with what I know and love in the future, that's Samsung.