Acer's B243PWL is a 24-inch IPS Display for Commercial Customers

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

It has a 14ms response time. It's NOT a gaming monitor.

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Peanut Fox

Most non TN panels have higher respond times. I've never noticed a negative impact as a result. 14ms should be fine for this display. The better color range is well work the non sub 5ms response time.

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Vano

Why everyone is so paranoid about response time? I have two monitors side by side one is 12ms and another 3ms, when moving windows on screen I see "ghost" effect, or rather to say font become bold on 3ms monitor and none such thing on 12ms.

The view angle however IMO is way more important, especially if you are planning on using multi-monitor solution.

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vrmlbasic

Only 1920*1200? Way to set the bar high, Acer.

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jpierce237

Add no mention of color depth to the skipping of the portriat/landscape capability. I sure hope this wasn't considered a review...it's barely a product announcement.

C'mon, you know what we want..... I can Google whatever an EPEAT rating is, but do you really think that your readers wouldn't be interested in at least a response time?

*sigh*

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CHR15x94

Is Acer's quality/reliability still as poor as I remember it being, or were their issues primarily with their laptops and PCs and not their monitors? Looks like a great screen (apart from the built in speakers) but I'd prefer it didn't crap out after a month or two.

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jbwhite99

Is it FHD (1920*1080) or WUXGA (1920*1200). 16*9 or 16*10?

Sounds like a nice bright screen - but I have 2 28" WUXGA panels (one is a TV to boot)

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pistol pete

Very nice, can't wait to see some reviews for this thing. Might look nice next to my Dell U2412M Monitor. I hope they don't use the anti-glare stuff Dell does.

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someuid

Nice monitor.

"100,000,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic)"
Didn't MaxPC run an article about a year ago regarding the pretty much useless specs that a lot of monitor manufacturers post?

Paul, it was great you listed all the other juicy specs that meant something, like portrait and landscape mode, ports, and the warranty. But why did you bother with listing the contrast ratio since most of them are pretty much bogus?

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germanogre

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Awesome.

Dynamic Contrasr is a bullshit spec. Why even bother posting it? Maybe you could use the article space to show the average customer review score.

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chart2006

It is true that the dynamic contrast ratio is for the most part useless but it does come in handy every so often. Since each manufacturer typically uses the same method across their lineup for determining the contrast ratio it is a useful spec in comparing models from the same company. That being said I wouldn't rely on this one spec for models from separate companies as they all use different methods of testing. I suppose the point is when comparing monitors or TVs for that matter and you're at a stand still between two models the contrast ratio could be that tie breaker.

Even then I'd like to think that many of the readers here can look at the other specs on the monitor and know the differences in the technology used such as a TN panel vs. an IPS panel or an E-IPS vs a S-IPS and so forth. With that info I'd still say that this monitor (without real world tests) is a good value buy for the tech being used and should (should being the operative word here) be very visually spectacular.

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Peanut Fox

Everything is nice except the speakers. I've never liked speakers built into my screens. I'd be nice to see how this stacks up against the 2410u. If only there was a publication or website I could go to and get that kind of information.....*sigh*

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warptek2010

Built in speakers aren't so bad for regular everyday stuff (like Windows sound scheme) the built in's are fine. For gaming, music, video... etc. just turn on your speaker rig of choice. You COULD always just go into the OSD and simply turn off the speakers.

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bigrigross

Yeah, im curious on how it stacks up to the 2410u. I bought that 4 months ago and the thing was pricey but it is nice. Though it is only a E-IPS display which isnt as nice as the true IPS panels but for gaming and structural design CAD it was worth the investment. Curious to see how good these things are, I might be able to do triple monitor without spending $1200 on it.

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chart2006

$329 for an IPS at 1920 x 1200? o_O FINALLY.... Who cares about commercial use. If this thing has a decent response time im sold. :-)

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morrowindsky

"e00 nits?" Don't you mean 300? I legitimately had a hard time remembering what nits were at first because the "e" threw me off.

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