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Acer AL1714CB-8 17" LCD Monitor

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 July 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Examination:

Unpacking the Acer AL1714CB-8 its appearance was almost a clone of the AL1715b. Everything from the OSD (On Screen Display) controls to the LCD base was practically identical, except for a few alterations here and there. One of the most noticeable changes was the slight variations in the size of the monitor. The LCD dimensions came in at 15.1" x 15.4" x 8.0" (W x H x D) which is 1.7" deeper than its AL1715 counterpart. This extra depth is quite surprising considering the power supply has been moved externally and there still are no onboard speakers with this model. Likewise, with many of the different models in the value, gamers, and prestige line of LCD displays from Acer, the AL1714 is available in multiple color variations. As you can see from the pictures, we're trying out the black model today.

Occupying the top portion of the monitor above the actual LCD is the Acer logo in addition to the model number (AL1714). At the bottom of the LCD are the four OSD controls and the power button. The OSB buttons are auto, increase, decrease, and menu. Between the power and menu buttons is an LED for indicating the power status.


Rotating the LCD around to the rear, we see slightly different construction than what we are accustom to seeing with previous Acer LCDs. On the rear of the LCD are vents on the top and bottom to provide a reasonable amount of airflow to help dissipate additional heat from the LCD panel. Also located on the rear of the LCD is the DC power connector, for attaching to the external power supply, and the VGA D-sub connector. Unfortunately, this model doesn't support the use of a DVI connector nor any other TV connectors but is strictly limited to the use of an analog VGA connection.


As with the Acer AL1715b, the possible adjustments for the AL1714CB-8 are limited. The screen can tilt marginally forward and backward but there are no options to elevate the display any higher or to pivot the screen at different angles. However, the LCD can be attached to a VESA wall mount and a Kensington lock is supported for security purposes. It would have been much appreciated if additional adjustments could be made to the LCD, but for users demanding these capabilities the Acer Prestige and Gamer line of LCDs can provide additional adjustments and modifications. Overall, the build quality of this LCD appeared to be constructed very well and the overall layout of the LCD is a near replica of its AL1715 sibling.


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