Acer AL2216w 22 Inch LCD Monitor Review, Specs and Price

Acer AL2216w 22 Inch LCD Monitor
Acer AL2216w LCD monitor 22-inch widescreen display will be on your list, with virtually every monitor manufacturer now offering a display at that size. Widescreen is definitely the way to go – applications such as Outlook or Thunderbird really make good use of the extra space as does something like Excel. As for games, all titles released under Microsoft’s recent Games for Windows initiative have to support widescreen monitors. Equally, Vista’s Sidebar feature makes most sense on a widescreen display. I think you get my drift. Widescreen is most definitely A Good Thing.

So is the Acer AL2216W 22” widescreen the monitor upgrade you’re looking for? As with all 22” displays the native resolution on the Acer AL2216w is 1680 x 1050. This is also available on 20” and 21” widescreen displays but 22” though is going to be preferred by many – simply because it’s larger. The 22” display then is the new 19” – virtually the same amount of pixels vertically, (1050 vs. 1024) but with a good few more horizontally (1680 vs. 1280).new Acer AL2216w 22 Inch LCD Monitor
Acer AL2216w 22 Inch LCD Monitor Specification :
  • 22” (wide) viewable area
  • 5ms Response Time (typical)
  • 300cd/m² Brightness
  • Contrast Ratio: 700: 1
  • DVI-D and VGA inputs

Price Around : £235 (inch VAT)

On specifications are actually better than what the Viewsonic 2230wm offers. The contrast ratio of 700:1 is pretty good and this should enable the display to deliver a decent colour range in games. However, Acer has made the same mistake with the AL2216w as Viewsonic did with its 2230wm – the lack HDCP support is a major omission on a monitor like this, in my opinion.[]

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