Professional quality colour from Acer's new $300 IPS panel
Subject: Displays | September 11, 2012 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: acer, B243PWL, ips monitor, led lcd
IPS panels are overtaking TN monitors in popularity as the prices begin to decline and people familiarize themselves with the quality and viewing angles of IPS displays. Acer has introduced their $300 B243PWL 24" 1920 x 1200 display into this crowded market, a fairly simple looking display which sports speakers that utilize ports cut into the back of the monitor as opposed to enlarging the bezel to provide space. It has DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports but no HDMI if that is your connector of choice. Hardware Canucks found the performance in gaming to be less than perfect as they witnessed moderate ghosting while playing games but for professional usage when colour gamut and accuracy matters more than speed. Check out the full review here.
"With an IPS panel, low power consumption and a sub-$300 price point, Acer's new 24" B243PWL monitor seems to have what it takes for success. However, in a field that's saturated with competitors, does it have the necessary combination of features and quality to stand out?"
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