1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Acer AL1714CB-8 17" LCD Monitor

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 July 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 4 of 5 - Comment On This Article

Before we begin, we would like to remind everyone that LCD performance testing can be rather subjective depending upon personal preferences and due to image compression, camera lighting, and other such photographic settings that some of these photos displayed aren’t representative of real world viewing of LCDs as most of you probably are aware. After hooking up the LCD and properly configuring our xorg.conf with the appropriate monitor information, we were ready to begin testing. Right off the bat, in our initial testing we found our AL1714 review unit to be free of visual imperfections such as dead pixels and unbalanced brightness.

Before hitting up this LCD with some gaming, we first ran AbiWord 2.2, Mozilla Firefox 1.0, and The GIMP 2.2.7. When running these office-oriented tasks at the LCD’s native resolution of 1280 x 1024, we encountered absolutely no problems but then again these office applications aren’t the most visually demanding. We found the text in each of the different applications to be clear although the monitor lacks a DVI connection. On with video playback, the video we watched was The Bourne Identity using Mplayer 1.0pre7 and XINE.


As for the games to stretch the visual limits of the LCD, we settled for some Doom 3 (1.3.1302), Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo (3334), Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (2.60), and even a bit of SuperTux (0.1.2). During this time, we were very impressed by the display. Although we weren’t able to tell any differences in the response time, compared to the AL1715b, we were able to see a significant improvement in the brightness of the display. At this time we also noticed the limitations with the horizontal and vertical viewing angle; when looking at the display from a variety of different angles. However, when looking at the display head on we encountered no display discrepancies.


Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10
  2. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  3. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
Latest Linux News
  1. KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence
  2. Sandusky Lee: Great Cabinets For Storing All Your Computer Gear
  3. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  4. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  5. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  6. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  7. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  8. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
  9. Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware
  10. Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Debian Is Back To Discussing Init Systems, Freedom of Choice
  2. AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D
  3. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  6. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  7. Advertisements On Phoronix
  8. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux