Acer P243WAid 24" LCD

Written by Michael Larabel in Monitors on 21 July 2008 at 01:05 PM EDT. Page 4 of 5. 3 Comments.


We had tested the Acer P243WAid primarily with its HDMI and DVI interfaces. The test system used consisted of an ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB graphics card with dual quad-core processors. On the software side was Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with the Catalyst 8.6 driver. We had also done some testing of this monitor with the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX graphics card. With both cards, the respective driver parsed the EDID information from the monitor correctly and the resolution was properly set to 1920 x 1200. We have been using this Acer 24" Widescreen LCD over the course of several weeks and through a variety of tasks.

Among the different tasks were just using the GNOME desktop with basic desktop applications like Firefox and OpenOffice to watching movies to playing different games. Through this we were quite pleased with the viewing angles of this monitor, as you can see about 160 degree viewing is accurate. We had also experienced no ghosting and or lagging with this 2ms GTG monitor. We also spotted no dead or otherwise defective pixels.

Among the games we had tried was Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Nexuiz, Quake 4, and Doom 3. For video playback testing we had used X-Video with the Totem player and had watched the Blender3D-created film "Big Buck Bunny", which is available for free. We had watched the 1920 x 1080 (1080p) H.264 edition. Through watching the movie we continued to be impressed by the quality of this display.

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