Pros Great picture and display
Cons They have terrible service and will not repair once you are out of warranty
Summary Learn from my mistake.
I bought an ACER monitor. BIG MISTAKE !!!!
The video was great and the picture quality was superb.
The power board went two months after the warranty was over.
ACER DOES NOT REPAIR IF YOU ARE OUT OF WARRANTY.
Email me at email@example.com, if you want a copy of the letter they sent me!
My local repair shop will not repair ACER because they do not supply service parts.
I am now stuck with a dead 24" monitor.
LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE !!!!
Pros Decent price for a new LED monitor
Cons What good is an "Ultra Thin" monitor with the connections are STRAIGHT out the back? With this monitor they could have mounted them higher and at an angle to give you more desk room and whats with the NO DVI or USB anymore?
Summary Every year monitors have been getting better, except the new LED's, they are cheaper to produce, more environmentally friendly (less power and no mercury), so why are they higher in price? My biggest problem with ALL the Monitor Manufactures is that they gave many options and features every year, but now the resolutions are limited to 1920 x 1080 (not great for an artist or CAD person), NO more USB, Connectors straight out the back DEFEATING the purpose of an "Ultra thin" screen, missing DVI ports on many of them, but offering VGA or 2 HDMI???? What is HDMI without sound anyway...yea NO SPEAKER EITHER. My last LCD monitor had a 11 in 1 memory card reader, 3 USB ports, speakers, VGA and DVI ports. HEY MANUFACTURES STOP with the CHEAP STUFF!!!
Give us a monitor that does higher resolutions, ALL 3 connectors, speakers, Memory card reader and USB ports... then it is considered a DEVICE of USEFULNESS and not a just a view screen, that is LAME and so 80's and 90's.... MORE FEATURES for PRODUCTIVITY are REQUIRED since you got us use to them, give them back...ALL those things are WORTH another $100 in a Monitor.
Pros Design is cool.
Colors are good.
Low power use.
Cons Monitor can not be changed in height.
DVI not included.
Summary This monitor is very nice for design and i like the performance and colors.
Pros bright crisp 8million:1 contrast ratio, lightweigth, slim, sleek
Cons can't mount on wall, can't tilt back past vertical position, can't replace factory base with another, can't connect DVI without adapter,
Summary This monitor has 3 things going for it&many negative things about mount&use.It's by far the crispiest,brightest picture of any I saw with a maximum 8-million:1 contrast ratio compared to Lcds i've seen that have a maximum 80 thousand:1.It consumes less power,runs a lot cooler.It's light&slim,which hardly matters when it is setting on a desk on it's OEM base.Now the negatives,which are many&pronounced:Acer calls it an LED screen but on the guide&printed elsewhere it's called an LCD,so who knows?More importantly,this monitor,being extremely light&slim,would be most ideal for wall mounting either on a swivel arm or directly,except for one major detail:Acer provided no mounting alternatives other than the base! It can't be mounted to anything other than the base because it doesn't have the usual 3 15/16 inch square mounting point in its center that 99.99% of all other monitors have,plus all the controls&connections are in the OEM base that cannot be removed.So you have no mounting alternatives for this monitor except the OEM base,which is elegant but extremely nonfucntional! With a full range tilt of only 10 degrees&no swivel or height adjustment,you can point it way down but just a smidge up beyond vertical position!In fact,I've a wedge under my base right now to provide more backward titl! & the on-screen programmable features?They automatically go out so fast that you better not hesitate or even blink before the display goes out. I changed the OSD to 30 seconds which was better,except when i turned the monitor off&back on,it went back to the 10 second,so it is very frustrating to program.Most importantly:Its MTBF (estimated lifespan in hours) is only 15000 (a spec you don't see until you buy it and open it) which is like 625 days or less than 2 years.Personally,that scared me because I use the computer a lot. With that short of a lifespan,by comparison,I have fans in my computer, which is on 24-7 that are rated to last 6 & 15 years (MTBF 150000)!But I knew that about the fans when I bought them because they were published,unlike this monitor.But all the monitors try to hide that spec so I still don't know how it compares with others.I know I've had my 17-inch Dell on the same PC for 7 years&it still works perfectly. Somehow I don't think I'll get near the same service life out of this Acer & I think this is quite illustrative of how all businesses routinely scam us with shoddy, poorly designed products&misleading information.Also,it has the oldest,most antiquated monitor connection there is,the blue analog vga connection,along with 2 of the latest, hdmi, leaving out a middle one,the digital white DVI connection which provides a much better signal than the blue one if your computer has that,but to connect DVI to this monitor,you have to buy an adapter to HDMI for it.