Still working like new after replacing bad capacitors
1 February 2011
Summary: This is still a great monitor after over 4 years of use. I only gave it 4 stars because of their use of a few inferior capacitors. Yes, it started flickering and got dark right after the 3-year warranty expired. I was surprised to find so much information on the internet about faulty capacitors and how to replace them, including different videos.
Summary: I bought this as a second monitor to add to my existing 226bw. It was a reconditioned unit so it came with a few scratches and the back cable cover was missing. The performance is what I expected and am very happy with it. These are good hight quality monitors with clear praphics and fast refresh rates.
Summary: This is a great monitor. I originally wanted the Acer model similar to this, but had to get this one due to availability from store. The side-to-side viewing is great. It looks like the image is painted on, like in Star Trek TV shows. Up-to-down viewing is awful though. You have to view it at eye level or else it does that color shift LCDs do. You can't tilt the monitor up and down either - which is really bad design!
Summary: A monitor at this size is a great price. However alot of the light leaks past when the screen is supposed to be "black," a minor thing, but gets to be annoying when your watching movies or podcasts. Also the color support will not suffice for photoshop type work. The colors are off balance compared to every other monitor I have seen. If cost is your primary motivator buy this monitor, otherwise spend a bit more and get one that displays blacks better.