Acer's Five New Monitors Make Fashion Statements

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Penterax

CRTs may come in ghastly looking boxes (no argument from me on that!), but I'm much more interested in picture quality, and TN panel LCDs have been sub-par compared to CRTs since they came out, and they still are. (I'm talking monitors, not TVs and not HD.)

The industry can congratulate itself all it wants, but we aren't buying it any longer (if we ever did). Time for them to step up their game. Past time.

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Baer

Why the 1080p on all of them. How about some TRUE full HD... 1920 X 1200 monitors instead of those 1080p TV's without tuners. Also what type of pannel and one more key issue for anyone who is looking for a quality monitor, do they have those gastly glossy reflective screens.
I have been buying older Samsung 245T's on e Bay instead of these newer dumed down toys.

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TheMiddleman

I've long wondered the same thing. I recently replaced an older Samsung 1200 T model with a damned 1080p model because I got tired of looking for a comparable monitor. Why the shift a couple years ago from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 is beyond me.

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Baer

Easy, that way they can just use the same format as cheap HD TV's and save a lot of money. There are some decient 1920 X 1200 monitors out there without those crappy reflective screens such as the Samsung Syncmaster S24a450bw 24" Led Lcd 1920 X 1200 which you can get for around $400 also the HP Performance ZR24w 24" LCD Monitor - 16:10 - 12 ms which is arouind $500. They are more expensive than the 1o80p toys but instead of a narrow 23" you get 200 more pixels in the vert direction and an extra inch overall. So you pay more but get more. I guess 1080p is OK for watching a movie but for doing work or even gaming it makes a big difference and if you go to surround or Eyefinity mode it makes a huge difference.

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joeking

No mention of what type of panels they use? That's arguably the most important factor when shopping for a LCD now.

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FrancesTheMute

So Samsung did the weird off-center stand design and Acer decides they need to copy it?

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hastyscorpion

Why?

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GoldHorde

...I like the "ghastly" CRT's...

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andrewc513

I definitely miss the higher refresh rates. Having to pay ungodly amounts of money for a display that can accept and display over 60hz kinda sucks.

A few months ago, I had hooked up a Windows 7 machine to a CRT I had sitting around at my shop. It's highest resolution supported 85hz(some client's old professional-grade Viewsonic), so I cranked it up. It was so incredibly fluid compared to the typical experience you get on most of today's typical LCD monitors.

Some days I wish I had the money to buy an ASUS VG278, not for the 3D but for the 120hz over Displayport/DVI-D.

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TheMiddleman

Sometimes I miss them, but then I look at my desk, and remember just how much damned space they took up.

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