Acer P243W 24 inch Widescreen ReviewMakaveli - June 1, 2008
Price: $389.99 USD
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Having the absolute best components does not mean anything to a gamer, unless he has a monitor to play his games at the highest resolution and image quality. Personally, I like to play each of my games on a 19" widescreen monitor; anything smaller just seems way too little for the games I play. Having a bigger monitor can really improve your experience in a game, because everything is spread out on the screen, allowing you to see more of the in-game environment. Another quality that is a must for a majority of users is having an HD capable monitor, so that you can watch new Blu-ray movies on your computer, as well as being able to game in HD. So is there a monitor that meets each of these attributes?
We're going check out the Acer P243W 24" widescreen monitor that supports HD, is Windows Vista Certified, and can display a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200. I've never used a monitor with a resolution that high, so it'll really be fun for me to see how it impacts my gaming, my movies, and applications like Photoshop and Microsoft Word 2007. Join me as I examine everything that the Acer P243W 24" Widescreen monitor has to offer.
The box that was shipped to me was quite beat up, but there weren't any marks that indicated that the monitor was harmed during shipping. The front and back of the box features a picture of the monitor and some of its key features - looks like this monitor is loaded! On the sides of the box you can see the model number, as well as some other various specifications.
Now, let's take a closer look at the monitor itself.