With no real assembly required for the Acer AL1732, we simply connected the DVI input to the system as well as the audio. The system used for testing was an Intel Pentium 4 processor with 1GB of system memory, Creative Labs Audigy 2, and ATI Radeon 9250 128MB. Fedora Core 5 was used with X.Org v7.0.0 and the 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 SMP kernel. Upon configuring X.Org to utilize the LCD display at 1280 x 1024 and taking use of the open-source ATI display driver, we proceeded to run through our tests.
Before we share our findings, below are the various views of Acer's OSD (On-Screen Display) interface. The main tabs include picture, audio, options, and settings. The picture options allow the modification of the brightness, contrast, and color temperature. With the integrated audio, the volume controls are based upon a 100-point scale. From the options page, reset and information are the toggable items. The information displayed is the resolution, horizontal frequency, vertical frequency, and whether the digital or analog input is being used.