Summary: In summary, Acer H243H is cheap. Great screen. But you get crappy features with the cheap price. There is a 1/8" watermark. It is like when you press on old LCD screen, you can see water like effect on the screen. The defect was like that, except permanent. It is near the center 2/3 of the screen. I don't see how this got past quality control. I didn't check for dead/stuck pixel on either unit. But there was nothing obvious that I can see.
Big, bright display, but hurt by viewing angle limitation
James Battle, Amazon
18 January 2010
Summary: My previous monitor was a Gateway FPD2185W that I was quite happy with, but a few days ago it simply refused to turn on. I bought the Acer H243H based on its specifications and set it up. The good things: - it was inexpensive - the display is bright, really bright The bad things: - this display is bright, really bright. I turned down the brightness a lot, but overall I still don't trust its color fidelity - the stand is cheap.