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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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Conclusion:

Although the Acer AL1714 doesn't have the looks of say an LG Electronics or Dell LCD display, it does have an agile response time, improved display colors, improved brightness, great clarity, and best of all an extremely low retail price of approximately $210 USD. However, we couldn’t make any decisive conclusion from the Acer documentation if this response time was TrTf (Time Rising, Time Falling) or rather Tr (Time Rising). Nevertheless this unit appears to be a very competitive display for single user setups whether it be for an office or gamers at a LAN party, as the horizontal and vertical viewing angles aren’t the best this wouldn’t be the optimal choice for user’s who wish to have a gathering of people to watch a DVD or examine a corporate presentation. Hands down this appears to be yet another exceptional LCD offer for users who are on an impermeable budget.

Pros:

· Cheap (~ $210 USD)
· Response time (8 ms)
· Great picture quality
· Good build quality
· 3 year warranty
· Easy setup
· Encountered no dead pixels or imperfections
· Relatively small for LCD size


Cons:

· No cable management
· Lack of pivoting/possible screen adjustments
· No DVI support
· Vertical viewing angle could use some improvement
· Low contrast ratio

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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