The Acer AL1912 Monitor is excellent for a budget priced screen. I picked mine up form Tesco a couple of years back now and it hasnt failed me yet! I am a big gamer and I find the colours and refresh rate on this screen MORE than acceptable. I have played games such as Fallout 3, World of warcraft, City of heros, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and many more all of which are quite demanding on the refresh rate and I have yet to notice any ghosting apart from a bright white cursor on a pure black background then there is a sligh trail but you'd have troiuble finding better for this price.
This isnt just a gaming monitor though, I have gone through most of university with this programming for hours at a time and text and spreadsheets are very clear and reduced my eye strain considerably.
If your looking for a decent and reasonably priced Monitor the AL1912 is the one for you.
The AL1912 is one of the best performing 19'' LCDs available today, supporting the MVA panel technology offering the benefits of excellent image performance from an even broader viewing angle. The office or home user can now achieve maximized work efficiency by simultaneously viewing multiple applications with comfort. The innovative 19" is the ideal up-grade solution for office professionals or home users requiring a larger viewing area for enhanced comfort and productivity.
Working with groups and watching movies becomes even more enjoyable on the larger screen with the added bonus of bright clean images thanks to the MVA panel technology for the broad viewing angle of 140° and a rapid response rate of 16ms. The generous contrast ratio of 500: 1 synchronized together with a brightness of 250 cd/m2 creates crisp images for enhanced legibility of even small font and scanned images. Image smoothing and color scaling with automatic adjustments for a fast and easy personalization of view according to work needs. Increased productivity at no compromise with the benefits of a faster information throughput at a reduced level of power consumption resulting in an overall lower cost of ownership. With a mean time between failure rate of 20, 000 hours, the AL1912 secures long term productivity alongside your futuristic work needs.