Summary: I bought one of these in November 2007 from Circuit City. Three factors influenced my decision: attractive price, nice image, and (most importantly) a three-year warranty. I reasoned that, if the manufacturer was prepared to offer a three-year warranty, they must be confident of their product, and I would be unlikely to experience any trouble with it. Unfortunately, it failed after only eight months of use.
Summary: I paid a great price, and just love this screen. No glare and I sit next to a window. It has a crisp, clean view that I've not experienced with any other screen and I love watching movie on it.
Summary: Yeah, this monitor won't give you 1080p, but if you physically compared this screen with a 1080p 22", this monitor has More Screen Real-Estate! What does that mean? Just do the above. For some reason, manufacturers have been making the 1080p screens smaller in height while achieving the 1080p. I dunno why they do that, maybe to get that ratio, but I don't understand why this monitor is bigger than a 1080p 22".
Summary: Works well, with one caveat. Don't even bother using the SVGA conector, the picture quality and stability was disappointing. Go with a DVI all digital connection and I think you'll be pretty happy with this monitor.
Summary: This LCD display is great. I liked it because of all the features, like DVI & VGA input. It is very flexible in what aspect ratios it can use, and was very vibrant in color. I have a dual monitor set up, and this Acer really rocks. It was so well liked, that a co-worker 'borrowed' it for an FPGA compiler setup and I have not seen it since!
Summary: Purchased two monitors just before Christmas. One for me and one for my parents in which I was replacing two 17" monitors. First LCD screen for both of us. No dead pixels. No lag when playing racing games. The monitors are OK, but when comparing them to Dell monitors at work, I do not like the colors on the screen. Navigating Acer's menu to tweak the settings is awful. I have tried all of their modes with no happy results.
Summary: I use this monitor for a home setup rather than work. The unit is very sharp with brilliant colors, and I mean really brilliant. It looks great at the native 1680 x 1050 resolution. The only negative is that colors are slightly darker toward the top of screen compared with the bottom. I also suspect a graphics designer might not be thrilled with this unit, though the X223Wbd is IMO a budget rather than a high-end monitor.
Summary: The monitor performs as one would expect from an Acer product - solid, reliable and without a lot of flash. The one thing I would have liked would have been a height adjustment on the stand. While not terribly low, I could have used a couple more inches on the vertical to clear items that are on the desktop like an external drive. But I am not complaining for the price otherwise.