Top positive review
Quality & Value
10 October 2017
Chose this monitor after seeing a YouTube review on it. For the price it's a fantastic purchase. The biggest plus for me was the fact that the monitor actually has a speaker built in and comes with the required cable to connect to your PC to provide basic sound. This is a real boon if you just want an home or office monitor or, like me, have moved this monitor from machine to machine and would like some sound too without the added clutter of separate speakers. I can't recall this feature even being mentioned in the spec so it was certainly an added bonus.
My only real gripe with the unit is the lack of a tilt feature on the monitor stand. As a result, the monitor sits bolt upright at 90 degrees from the horizontal which is rather limiting when most users will be sat looking more or less downward at it. Very remiss of Acer to not include such a basic and user friendly feature like this and I deemed it worth knocking a star off the review score as a result.
Brightness and overall picture quality are very good although I did notice that some of my DVD's when viewed on this look grainy in places. However, this could be purely down to the quality of the DVD transfer and nothing to do with the monitor.
Lightweight, thin and almost bezel-free this is a very stylish display at a very affordable price. HDMI, and what looks like two types of DVI video connections are supported with the cables being inserted toward the rear and lower side of the monitor. I think that perhaps having the video connectors on the underside such that they face downward might have made for a little bit better cable management but this is not a negative rather a subjective observation.
A DVI video cable is provided but no HDMI. The monitor has several actual buttons on its underside edge on the right side which offers a nice tactile feel and is something I much prefer to the awkward featureless flat touch sensitive type I have on a Samsung monitor I also use.
I cannot comment as to the gaming performance of this monitor and I suspect it's probably not the best choice for any other than the most casual 1080p gamer but as a basic 1080p IPS monitor for everyday tasks it's good value for money and nice quality.