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This Acer X223W has been my main monitor for at least 3 years first being used with my desktop pc then, when my Acer laptop screen went I use it with that. My monitor cost about £120 new and was easy to set up as it is essentially a plug and play item so it should be detected when it is plugged in. My desktop pc was running XP at the time and the monitor was bought for that. Then later it ran with windows 7 on the Acer laptop. It has also worked with an old pc that runs on Vista, I did download extra drivers and updates for windows for a couple of hours but eventually the Acer X223W monitor came on and I could see what was on this old computer.
The resolution and performance of this monitor is very good in my opinion having 16.7 m colours.
Horizontal Resolution 1680
Vertical Resolution 1050
LCD screen response time 5 ms
Horizontal Frequency 82 kHz
Dot / Pixel Pitch 0.28
The specs that are missing or lacking are -
No USB, HDMI port,
no web camera/ microphone
No speakers or touchscreen facility
This has been very reliable though while I have had it and worked with several computers on 3 vista, XP and W7 systems. I thought it was best to buy and Aspire monitor if possible as I didn't want compatibly issues as I have had with my Sony tv and stereo. This has been easy to work with and has a good menu function that allows you to go in and take the contrast, brightness and colour down. It also has user positions such as warm and cool which do not really add anything to what can be achieved in the way of adjustments.
This was a good first flat screen monitor for me to buy, I have even taken it to work when the monitor I was given had to be repaired, so it has been good value.
As far as quality of the screen is concerned - it isn't HD but it is a dedicated pc monitor with good colours and no blurring. As an example I have compared films and games watched with my laptop using my Sony Bravia TV as a monitor and then on this laptop as I use both, and the Acer monitor easily beats the Sony for image quality. But then it only has to be a monitor and not a multi function product like an internet TV.
In summary a very good LCD flatscreen monitor - with sharp colours and images and easy set up. Shame about lack of ports like USB, HDMI etc for direct access to the screen.
About 3 years ago our old monitor just stopped working one day ,as electronic things tend to do,so we went shopping to our local electronics superstore for a new one .As we both wear glasses we were looking for the biggest screen that could fit on our desk to avoid eyestrain and headaches and the associated grumpiness that goes with it!
We are very satisfiedwith the Acer 22" widescreen . It has a bright crisp picture ,you can, if you wish adjust the colour brightness ,balance and temperature but once we had set it up we have never bothered . The matt finished frame of the screen is easy to clean and it sits on a V shaped stand that allows an adjust angle betwee 160 and 170 degrees. The stand is also easy to clean and I keep a special cloth next to the monitor to clean the screen . The overall effcet is clean ,sleek and modern.
It was easy to set up even for oldies like us ,not even one row! Just two leads at the back of the monitor.At the right hand bottom edge of the frame is a diode that shines blue when the monitor is working and orange when off, you can then switch the screen copmpletely off and feel all ecofriendly and help to save the planet! Seriously though it all helps,the monitor consuimes 45watts when operational and 2watts on stand by so don´t leave it on for hours! As to reliability,not one problem in three years and better still we bought it in a sale so even the price was great too.
Our verdict,great for ageing eyes so great for everybodies.
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I have this monitor for over one year and do have to admit, that haven't had any problems at all. Looked beautifully on a desk, even thought it has 22" doesn't take a lot of space.
This went really quickly and without any unnecessary issues. All I had to do was to unpack every single unit, place monitor on a table plug, cables and connect monitor to power socket. After that switched my PC on and everything done. Driver has been found, monitor detected and recognized and that was it.
When needed to change any settings was doing it intuitionally. There was no need to check manual (in which you can find every single information, troubleshooting or installation guide).
It has a:
* Screen Resolution of 1680x1050
* Response Time: 5ms
* Brightness: 300cd/m2
* Contrast: 2500:1
* TFT Flat Screen Display
* 0.282 Pixel Pitch
* Viewing Angle 170°/160°
* VGA Input
* Internal Power Supply
* Wall Mountable
I keep watching all my DVD's with a breath taking experience, working on my pc, doing some simple graphic design and this monitor does it all perfectly. You can buy separately wall mountable accessories and hang it to save your working space. It is a big value for money. When watching movies it does make a change because of widescreen size. Movies are stretched and because of that are filling most of screen giving you more details.
For this range of price I can recommend it to all.
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Bought this monitor as part of a PC package in December 2007. Was very happy for the size of monitor for the price, especially in a widescreen format.
22" sounded quite a jump up in size vs my old 15", but fitted well onto desk and now really appreciate the extra screen size. About the product - no issues at all to date, resolution and picture clarity is good, widescreen format is great for all the windows "vista" sidebar gubbins on the right hand side for example. Whilst this is a relatively inexpensive (not glass fronted) TFT compared to others, it is a great monitor for everyday or extended daily use as the extra size reduces eye strain. easy to use - and for the average PC user the only button (once set up) you need is the on /off switch! easy to install, and Vista compatible. well packaged also. Contemporary yet uncomplicated styling.