Acer Value Line AL1913W Monitor - ETL4309005

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Ease of Use
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Incredible option for the money! I am a Graphic Designer and was about to buy the Apple 20" widescreen LCD for $799. Something in my shoppers mind told me to check if there was a 19" widescreen. And lo and behold, Acer made one: 500:1 contrast ratio (I wouldn't buy anything less); 330 cd/m2 brightness (brighter than the standard around 260 cd/m2; The response time is 23ms (not that fast, But I don't use it for gaming). It was also almost 1/3 of the cost of the 20". 1/3 of the cost!!!!!! At first, I was hesitant to buy an Acer product. They had a bad rep (one step up from eMachines-enough said) for making not-so-good computers. Fortunately, I took what I thought was a quality gamble and won! The widescreen is great for my graphic applications. I can put all the tools to the side and have plenty of work space. It doesn't feel like I am running out of screen space. The other option is to buy a video card that allows two monitors and use one for the tools, and the other for pure work space. I have also done this and love it too. This time I chose the widescreen for a little more cost than one 17" LCD and gives much more work space. I also researched the 17" widescreen by Westinghouse. It's claims on resolution and contrast did not match up when I saw the demo's at Best Buy. The price was the same as this 19" widescreen. No brainer. It is also great for when I play movies in widescreen. The built in speakers do the job. It's no surround sound, but when your in the office, you don't need to blast it. That's what a big TV is for. With this monitor and the MacMini, It takes up so little space on my desk (About as much space as my laptop would take). I was hesitant to switch to LCD from my Viewsonic CRT's, but the color translations and most importantly, freeing up desk space, was the payoff. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Highly recommended! -Ed of www.edpeji.com

-Ed Peji quote

When you unpack this LCD, the first you thing that you will notice is that the plastic sheet covering the screen says to set your display resolution to "1440x900". There are no drivers available for this particular LCD, so it is extremely doubtful that your computer will have that resolution available. At the standard resolution (1280x1024), text is very blurry and will quickly give you a headache. This IS NOT a 1280x1024 monitor like the description states. I think that it would have a good picture at the right resolution. A good solution for some laptops and Macs.

-Tony Muse quote

Best Bang for the Buck!!

by Ed Peji on 9/15/2005

Incredible option for the money! I am a Graphic Designer and was about to buy the Apple 20" widescreen LCD for $799. Something in my shoppers mind told me to check if there was a 19" widescreen. And lo and behold, Acer made one: 500:1 contrast ratio (I wouldn't buy anything less); 330 cd/m2 brightness (brighter than the standard around 260 cd/m2; The response time is 23ms (not that fast, But I don't use it for gaming). It was also almost 1/3 of the cost of the 20". 1/3 of the cost!!!!!! At first, I was hesitant to buy an Acer product. They had a bad rep (one step up from eMachines-enough said) for making not-so-good computers. Fortunately, I took what I thought was a quality gamble and won! The widescreen is great for my graphic applications. I can put all the tools to the side and have plenty of work space. It doesn't feel like I am running out of screen space. The other option is to buy a video card that allows two monitors and use one for the tools, and the other for pure work space. I have also done this and love it too. This time I chose the widescreen for a little more cost than one 17" LCD and gives much more work space. I also researched the 17" widescreen by Westinghouse. It's claims on resolution and contrast did not match up when I saw the demo's at Best Buy. The price was the same as this 19" widescreen. No brainer. It is also great for when I play movies in widescreen. The built in speakers do the job. It's no surround sound, but when your in the office, you don't need to blast it. That's what a big TV is for. With this monitor and the MacMini, It takes up so little space on my desk (About as much space as my laptop would take). I was hesitant to switch to LCD from my Viewsonic CRT's, but the color translations and most importantly, freeing up desk space, was the payoff. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Highly recommended! -Ed of www.edpeji.com

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This is NOT for Desktop Computers!!!

by Tony Muse on 9/21/2005

When you unpack this LCD, the first you thing that you will notice is that the plastic sheet covering the screen says to set your display resolution to "1440x900". There are no drivers available for this particular LCD, so it is extremely doubtful that your computer will have that resolution available. At the standard resolution (1280x1024), text is very blurry and will quickly give you a headache. This IS NOT a 1280x1024 monitor like the description states. I think that it would have a good picture at the right resolution. A good solution for some laptops and Macs.

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Product Overview

In the office, work more efficiently by viewing multiple applications at the same time on the big 19.0" Acer AL1913W. If you're a gamer or love watching movies, enjoy the true-to-life color and rapid response rate.

Specifications

Manufacturer Acer
Mfg Part# ETL4309005
SKU 10407398
UPC 099802318604
UPC 14 00099802318604
Features
Built-in Devices Speaker
VGA Yes
Product Type LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part Number ET.L4309.005
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Product Model AL1913w
Product Name Value Line AL1913W Monitor
Product Line Value
Brand Name Acer
Weight (Approximate) 10.80 lb
Color Black
Height 16.9"
Width 16.8"
Depth 7.7"
Response Time 20 ms
Screen Size 19"
Screen Mode SXGA
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Brightness 300 Nit
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Built-in Devices Speaker
VGA Yes
Product Type LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part Number ET.L4309.005
Manufacturer Website Address us.acer.com
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Product Model AL1913w
Product Name Value Line AL1913W Monitor
Product Line Value
Brand Name Acer
Additional Information Kensington Lock Supported
Platform Support PC
Certifications & Standards CE EPA Energy Star TCO '99
Weight (Approximate) 10.80 lb
Color Black
Height 16.90"
Width 16.80"
Depth 7.70"
Input Voltage 110 V AC / 220 V AC
Mount Type Wall-mountable
Screen Size 19"
Screen Mode SXGA
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170°
Vertical Viewing Angle 170°
Maximum Response Time 20 ms
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Brightness 300 Nit
Color Support 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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