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Old November 5, 2008, 06:25 PM
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Future Shop: Computers: Monitors: Acer 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor (H213H)

Looking for a cheapish, 22"ish LCD, and found this in the store last night. I was just wondering if anyone had heard anything about it, or better yet own one? I would have picked it up right then and there but they were all out of stock
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Old November 6, 2008, 04:57 AM
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I noticed that one too... I saw it for the first time yesterday online at The Source and Future.

Has VGA, HDMI, and DVI according to specs. It also runs at 1920 x 1080. I wonder how my 8800GT would work with it?
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Old November 6, 2008, 05:36 AM
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it runs at 1080? I would love to find a 24'' 1080 monitor, but I might just wait for a bit, and get another lcd tv for it :D
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Old November 6, 2008, 05:48 AM
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Well, futureshop will be getting more in friday morning, I'm going to pick one up on my way back from class, I'll let everyone know how it works! horay for 20,000:1!!
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Old November 6, 2008, 07:37 AM
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I wonder if this type of product is the reason for all the 22s dropping so much in price lately.
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Old November 7, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Well, I'm bummed, showed up and still non in stock. I didn't want to wait another week, so I picked up a LG Flatron 22", gorgeous looking display!
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Old November 7, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Ironically this was also out of stock for my yesterday, but I decided to check out my futureshop today anyways just before I went home, and lo and behold they had 4 new ones in stock :)

Anyways, so far so good. No dead pixels and the display looks very very good.
Documents look nice and clear on the display, and the colors are gorgeous.
Have not had a chance to do some serious gaming with it with my HDMI xbox360, but I will post more thoughts afterwards when I do.

All in all, with the included HDMI cables etc, I would say it is prob the nicest monitor for the price right now.
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Old November 13, 2008, 05:55 PM
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I took a chance on this monitor. Received it today.

No dead or stuck pixels on the one I received (I ordered from Newegg), minor backlight bleeding around the edges but nothing worth crying about. It uses a 6-Bit TN panel with Hi-FRC. Color banding isn't noticeable under most circumstances, but it is there. It's most noticeable when there is a transition from a lighter color to a darker color (particularly noticeable with glowing effects on/in front of/fading into a black background), transitions from one light color to another is pretty smooth. Banding issues aside the color quality is good. Pretty rich and vibrant. The 5ms response time introduces some ghosting in fast motion situations, but I wouldn't say it's enough of an annoyance to hinder my enjoyment of a game. Ghosting is more noticeable in games than it is in movies from what I've seen so far, but not disgustingly bad in either.

The picture is nice and sharp. The case/bezel is glossy black and fairly attractive (but of course, it's a finger print magnet). The touch button controls work well enough, but can occasionally be unresponsive. The advertised contrast ratio is 20000:1, but I believe that's only accurate if you enable "ACM" in the monitors OSD (I haven't read anything about it, but I believe it's dynamic contrast management) and use the display under ideal lighting conditions. With that said, the black levels are pretty good on the monitor. Better than my old CRT, actually.

There's a touch button on the front of the bezel that lets you switch between inputs, so you can have a PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 hooked up at the same time (PC to DVI-D, 360 to VGA, PS3 to HDMI would probably be the best configuration) and switch between them without having to fiddle with wires. Since the native resolution of the monitor is 1920x1080 it's perfect for hooking a console up to, as well as displaying any other HD content that has been optimized for a 16:9 display.

The box was well padded and it came with one cable for each of the panels inputs, as well as an audio cable for the monitors two built-in 1W speakers (which are completely useless to 99.9% of users... ¬_¬) and a power cable. The display signal cables aren't of the highest quality, they're fairly thin and don't have heavy duty ferrite cores, but they're probably fine for most people.

Overall I'm happy with my purchase. The monitor won't satisfy videophiles due to the 6-Bit+Hi-FRC TN panel, but I think it'd be just fine for the vast majority of users.

Naturally, this is my personal opinion of the monitor based on roughly 1-day of usage so take what I've said for what you will. Hopefully It has been useful and informative.
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Old March 25, 2009, 03:39 PM
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hi all u wondering about the acer lcd..i have one..just got a few weeks ago..i also have a samsung 22 lcd, owned it 2 yrs and one dead pixel already..this acer thos is wider than the samsung..it measured across the width not diagnolly..its wider and more vivid than the samsung and i didnt thinki could find a better looking picture than samsung in monitors but i have..i highly recomend it..it was 200 at best buy in kingston. so im sure itll be on sale somewhere but 200 is way worth it..im a gamer and i love my extra width on trhe screen..its great all around..and it does have hdmi plug on it, vga and dvi as well..touch screen controls..its all around awsome!@

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Old thread, but it's available at Costco for $220 Costco - Acer® H213H 21.5-in. LCD Monitor
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