Product Reviews (8)
Strengths: Easy setup, No ghosting, Crystal clear display, Vibrant color
Weakness: None that I can find.
Not having the opportunity to view this monitor, I was a bit worried about what to expect. However, after setting it up, I have been really impressed at what I see. I am using the DVI connection on a Radeon X800XL video card. The colors are right on, and brightness and contrast are great. Amazing refresh rate! I haven't seen any ghosting in games and text is crystal-clear. I have not used the speakers as I prefer using my own. Setup is easy. The stand is steady as a rock and the placement of the control buttons, on the base, away from the screen, is a nice touch. All-in-all I am extremely satisfied with this monitor and would say, if you are looking for a 19” with a fast refresh and great graphic display at an unbelievable price, don't hesitate to buy the Acer AL 1951B.
By selperkins - Dec 7, 2005
acer,one great monitor
Strengths: great picture,fast response time,and well built.
Acer corp. makes quality monitors.Mine is one indication of that.On top of how well built it is,the picture quality is beautiful,and it is a great monitor for gamers.And from what I read on acer.com this monitor is a gaming lcd.On top of that,it is very nice to look at even if it is off.Mine came with no dead or stuck pixels.The stand is very sturdy and it supports the monitor well.The buttons are located on the stand,which are very user friendly.I highly recomend this to any one who is looking to switch to lcd.
By xnon1 - Oct 27, 2005
A Superb Monitor!
Strengths: 6ms Response time makes it perfect for gaming. The glossy, bright color just pops!
Weakness: No verticle adjustments. No pivot feature. (But how often will you really move it once you set it up?)
I have always been a big fan of Acer products, and this monitor is no exception. I have an older 19” LCD, and as far as performance, and color quality, the Acer blows it away! Like most others, I was worried about dead/stuck pixels, and I held my breath till it arrived and I had it hooked up. But I didn’t find any dead/stuck pixels on this unit at all. For the money, I really don’t think you can find a better monitor than this one. Don’t think twice…just buy it, and enjoy!
By Ryan_Opdyke - Nov 3, 2005
Strengths: not a single dead or stuck pixel. Really low refresh rate
This is about the 10th Acer flat panel that have bought for my business, and they have all been rock solid quality. I have yet to get one with any dead or stuck pixels. They warranty their LCDs for 3 years parts and labor, and their tech support is in the US.
By OpinPC - Oct 6, 2005
very nice design
Strengths: the response rate is superior
it is probably one of the best lcd on the market with the fastest response time. I like it very much. However, it can hurt your wallet because i think it is still too expensive.
By mike9898 - Oct 9, 2005
Clear, Bright and Fast
Strengths: A solid LCD monitor.
If my wife likes it, and she does - believe me, this monitor has passed a severe acid test.
I think it's a worthy monitor. The picture is bright, clear and steady with a quick refresh rate.
By jjkuhns - Dec 21, 2005
Strengths: Crisp picture, easy to use jacks located in base
Weakness: not as viewable from extreme angles, but doesn't really matter
This is a great monitor that I've added as the second of a dual-monitor setup with a 17" LG LCD. The slightly outdated LG surprisingly had the best picture of my office monitors but the Acer is even better. They combine great for the dual configuration.
I've got no dead pixels and the jacks are located in the base, rather than flush with the back of the monitor, allowing minimal setup time. Don't know what some of the reviewers were talking about as far as it not being a real DVI input. I've got it plugged into my DVI-in on the video card. I do mostly photo and office documents -- not much video at all so I can't speak to that. But the refresh time seems quick enough for that type of work.
By birdman 1101 - Apr 11, 2006
Great LCD but for the GlossyScreen
Strengths: Very good color Good gaming monitor Attractive Design
Weakness: Glossy Screen
This monitor's display is very nice. The colors are sharp. Black was very black to me. A customer of mine even remarked on how the my AutoCad images popped from the screen. I played RTCW, Battlefield Vietnam, Dawn of War, and BF2 for about a week on this monitor. Every game looked good and I didn't see any problems.
The glossy screen is a problem. It is like a mirror when the screen is black. If you have any light in your room you will see your reflection and everything behind you in the dark areas of your images. I was trying to get away from glare by going to LCD this was worse. I had to send it back.
I understand they make a non-glossy screen version of this monitor. I can't find a seller. If you can I think it would be a very good buy.
By anonymous; - Jan 7, 2006