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Acer AL1916C, great screen - but could be better.

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29.12.2007

Advantages:
VGA/DVI input, large screen for movies, fast response time for movies and games

Disadvantages:
non - adjustable height and tilt, default brightness settings (of mine) was too bright .

Recommendable Yes:

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Image Size in relation to tube sizeGood

Ease of InstallationExcellent - very quick and easy

SpeedVery fast

Manufacturer SupportGood

Instruction manualGood

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The Acer 1916C. This has been with me for a while now, and I've connected it up to desktops and laptops. I've used this for surfing the net, playing games, watching videos and working on websites.

I bought this mainly because I wanted a large (19") flatscreen monitor with a decent resolution, which I could use for working and playing on. I deliberately didn't go for the widescreen version of this because I expected to also play games on it.

Things I like about it:
- It's slick
- Was easy to setup out of the box
- Decent screen size
- 5ms response - i.e. fast response for games and movies
- 700:1 contrast - i.e. high quality, the higher the better.
- came with both VGA and DVI cables (you might be amazed at the number of monitors which only provide one of the two cables - which would probably set you back £5!)

Things I didn't like about it
- The height of the flatscreen can't be adjusted. I've put a book underneath to upraise it.
- The screen can't be tilted to face upwards / downwards. Something else I had forgotten to consider. It shouldn't matter too much if it's at the right height - but ideally, it should tilt slightly upwards.

One thing - make sure that you change the default brightness settings! When I picked this up initially, it was too bright, giving a bit of a headache after an hour's use - this was fixed by decreasing the brightness and reducing the colour settings.

Other things of note:
- It's a large screen. Leave approximately 60cm of space between your eyes and the monitor. (about 2 A4 sheets lengthways = ~60cm)
- Watching movies, I tend to chill out about a meter away. :)


Overall, I think this is a great piece of kit, the only annoyances letting it down is the unadjustable height and tilt, and the default brightness settings (which can be fixed)

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just.bcoz 29.12.2007 13:59

good review......

sunmeilan 29.12.2007 11:19

Brief, but to the point and very useful for the average consumer.

CPTDANIELS 29.12.2007 09:43

Good review

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Manufacturer's product description

This 19'' flat-panel LCD display features 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) resolution, a vivid 700:1 contrast ratio and a fast 8-...

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - replacement - 3 years - on-site, Limited warranty - 3 years - on-site, Limited warranty - 3 years
Service & Support 3 years warranty

Power

Form Factor Internal
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational 45 Watt, 36 Watt, 60 Watt

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This review of Acer AL1916ASD has been rated:

"very helpful" by (8%):

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