Grumpy, picky,skeptical-even-while-ordering lawyer instantly, and surprisingly, falls in LOVE
28 December 2011
Summary: Listen, I never write reviews for a product. I'm a grumpy lawyer, and so I'm a really picky purchaser, generally negative, and extremely hard to please. I'm really hesitant about buying monitors online without being able to see them in person. Plus, let's face it, Acer doesn't have the brand name cache as BMW or Ferrari.
Summary: I got this at costco today for $199. i didn't know I was getting a deal until I found out how much other places are selling online. It's everything I wanted in a big monitor...sharp, brilliant color, thin, light. The best feature is the HDMI input option. This monitor is steal for $199. And with costco return policy, this monitor warranty is lifetime.
Summary: To tell you straight out why I didn't give this monitor a 5 star review, it's because of the blacks not coming across as true "black". You have 5 presets to choose from, though if you make any fine tuning on the set itself, it will automatically set you to "User". ONce you get the set as closs to your liking as possible, then you'll want to go to your Windows desktop setting and fine tune it the rest of the way.
Summary: Highly recommended. Low power consumption. No complaints at all about the picture. The sound is about the quality of a cheap transistor radio (think cheap clock radio if you're too young to have had a transistor radio). My laptop does better. The base is ok, but could be more solid and heavy. I had some trouble getting it to work at the rated 1080p resolution at first. Acer tech support responded quickly but basically said it wasn't their fault.
Summary: Decent, looks good on the desk, easy to assemble. Most of the calibration settings are difficult to adjust. I'm not a gamer, so I cant comment on its motion capabilities, but the general picture is just OK. My computer has only HDMI out connections and it does sync much better than my previous DVI-D to HDMI converter connection.
Summary: I picked up my 27" inch monitor for 229+ tax from Fry's when it was on sale. I didn't expect much since it was so cheap but I was pleastantly surprised because the screen is really bright, fast, and has really good colors. I hooked it up to my Mac Mini, 2011, using HDMI and it connected with no issues. The speakers in the monitor aren't very good, but can do the job if you don't listen to music...they are really tinny sounding and have no range whatsoever.
Summary: I could not imagine a monitor so great. It was also a very easy set up. Best of all...all cords were included, so I did not have to run to the store to pick anything up. This was good. This monitor is sharp, bright and I am almost ready to toss my glasses. I am very happy with this purchase. It was a great value.
The perfect, cheap 27 inch monitor I was looking for.
28 July 2011
Summary: After lots of comparing to the other affordable 27 inchers I bought this one in June of 2011 after a few much needed specifications from FiSH, the other reviewer above. I narrowed my search down to the Viewsonic VX2753mh, Samsung S27A550H, the Acer S273HL and this one. The Samsung was overpriced and apparently not worth the extra money.
Summary: Extremely happy with this display. Was able to achieve the rich and natural image quality one expects from a good monitor with very little tweaking and calibration. No defective pixels or frustrating back light bleed. This will be the third display I've owned from Acer and I'm happy to say that the excellent quality has remained consistent. Very comfortable viewing while both gaming and designing ads in Photoshop. It's aesthetically beautiful while mounted as well.