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9.1 out of 10

Acer B243PWL

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Reviews and Problems with Acer B243PWL

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Stanley C., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I never imagined I could get a better monitor than my old Acer P243W. I thought it was because of its glossy screen that could express such rich and deep color range but I guess you just can't beat the new IPS technology. The white is actually "white" and there is no color tint at all! This was the most important quality that I was looking for in a monitor and I am extremely happy with this purchase.
  • Pros: The most bang-for-the-buck 24" 1920x1200 "professional" grade IPS monitor. Accurate real life color reproduction. No washed-out feel nor details lost due to cheap high contrast. It's the minimum system requirement for those who are in the photography or the graphics/interior design business.
  • Cons: Shipping cost due to its weight but can't complain too much because it has the height/pivot adjustable stand.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Dave K., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Pros: Fast delivery. Big and bright. Maybe too bright.
  • Cons: Had quite a time getting the desktop to display. Monitor worked. It just refused to show the desktop.
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Overall 10
10

Great Monitor

Bill P., Newegg
10 March 2014
  • Summary: Have purchased 5 of these and no problems at all with them.
  • Pros: Great resolution, Good color and clarity
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 10
10

Excellent monitors

Pavel V., Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Pros: Excellent monitors. Bought 18 of these monitors for office use about 2 months ago. All are working great.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Good IPS+LED LCD Dispaly

H. Chen "Black Rice - Born To Dye", Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Pros: 1. A personal preference, I love the extra screen real estate of a 1920x1200 monitor over 1920x1080 2. Swivel base, easy to change between portrait and landscape orientations. 3. Regardless of color accuracy (I don't have professional tools to test it ), it's capable of displaying vibrant, rich color. 4. Concealed Built-in speakers (1W x 2) 5. USB 2.0 ports x 2 6. VGA, DVI, and Display ports 7. Energy Star 8. Competitive price Cons: 1.
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Overall 6
6.0

B243PWL has no button for input-source selection

Constantine Murenin, Amazon
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Acer B243PWL is a nice LED IPS w/ 1920x1200 resolution. The only problem with it, and it's actually quite a significant one, is that it out of the 6 buttons that it has, there are no buttons that let you change the input source directly and efficiently. So, if you want to connect this to several input sources (e.g.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fantastic 1920x1200 display for those on a budget, but beware manufacturing issues.

Valerie C., Newegg
25 August 2013
  • Summary: Acer has done well where others have failed or given up. For some dumb reason, display manufacturers have colluded to phase out all display types that aren't the terrible "Full HD" 1080p 16:9 crɑp. Who wants to look at a 1920x1980 24-27" monitor? I can't even imagine how bad the pixel density is on those. Seriously, display resolutions haven't improved in ten years.
  • Pros: Awesome resolution for the money. Picture quality is very good in general, and the display brightness will make you giggle. I have it set to "0%" all the time and it's still more than bright enough. Comes with a USB hub (not actively powered, though) and the ability to tilt, swivel, pivot, height adjust, etc. The pencil tray on the base is a nice touch.
  • Cons: I do have some gripes, some insignificant, others SERIOUS.
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Overall 10
10

Great monitor with great colors

Anton H., Newegg
5 May 2013
  • Pros: Great monitor with IPS panel for the price tag. Colors are vivid, screen is bright. 178 degree viewing angles are great - the picture on the screen and its colors remain the same when viewed from virtually any point in my room. Picture looks equally great whether I have the monitor in horizontal or vertical position.
  • Cons: I would note only 14ms response time, but if you don't do any gaming this isn't a problem.
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Overall 10
10

Can't comment on Gaming

Island S., Newegg
3 May 2013
  • Summary: I'm still the first reviewer so I can keep talking. I meant to say I'm not a gamer so have no idea about screen shear due to the 14ms refresh spec. But I played Blood and Chrome at 1080p and it didn't shear. In fact, it looked better than on my 60" Samsung LED TV with BluRay dvd player. It looks so good, I'm going to sit here and watch it again. Man, it looks really fracking good! Six stars for this monitor.
  • Pros: Acer bang for the buck
  • Cons: None in this comment
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Overall 10
10

Great 16:10 Monitor

Island S., Newegg
3 May 2013
  • Summary: I just received two of these from Newegg at @249.00 each. What a bargain for 1920x1200 resolution. To tell with 1920 by 1080 monitors. Why do they produce so many at that resolution? I replaced a mixed pair of CFL backlit TFT panels, one running at 1600x1200 and the other at 1200x1024. Man, I've been suffering. I wanted the previous Acer model of 1920x1200 but they got discontinued right before I was going to order.
  • Pros: I've never been the first to right a review. I feel special. The other pros are: 1920x1600 resolution, IPS, LED, thin bezel, all black, including buttons, unobtrusive brand logo and model name, bright, realistic color, square base with pen/pencil dish, straight arm in back with height lock, pivotable (is that a word?), display port along with DB15 and DVI ports for high end graphics rigs, and "no dead pixels". Why do people still say that? I've bought hundreds of moni...
  • Cons: Only pivots one direction so if you want to put the buttons and logo on opposite sides in a dual landscape setup, you can't. Attaching the base was challenging. If you have less than a 100 IQ, you won't figure it out.
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