Acer X223W

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 3 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 489.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Daniel

3.5

1

Pros
Affordability, Value, Dependability
Cons
Availability
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I've owned one of these (X223w) and one of its larger siblings (X243w) for more than two years now. Both have operated flawlessly when connected to mid-range nVidia graphics cards (GeForce 9800 GTX+ and GeForce GTX 460) on CentOS and Fedora Linux systems using the default FOSS drivers included in the distros and the proprietary nVidia drivers. No problem with initial configuration - just connected the cables, turned on the monitors, and booted the computers. The monitors have responded as expected to change the display "size" when changing configuration (screen size/resolution) settings although text is not (as) clear at other than the nominal default resolution of the monitor (1680x1050 for the X223w); this is typical of liquid crystal displays (LCD's). I found the controls on the monitor easy to use. Of course, the Acer X223w and X243w displays are not as crisp and sharp as those of the Dell UltraSharp U2311 and U2410 alongside them, but that is to be expected when comparing the Acers to IPS panels that cost more than twice as much. For typical home and office use, the X223w and X243w are excellent values.

Kyler

1.0

2

Pros
The price
Cons
Multiple configuration errors, terrible customization settings, repeated issues with many different graphics cards.
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The monitor is garbage, as it seems most Acer hardware is. I will not buy from them again- their auto config incorrectly sets up the screen, with current drivers, and many different graphics cards and settings. Furthermore the custom configuration settings are all but unusable, not allowing me to move the monitor image vertically, or stretch it either horizontally or vertically. Stay away from this one.

joel breiner

2.5

3

Pros
affordability and value
Cons
contract and compatibility
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I own two of these. One used at home. One in the office for the past two years. Both monitors function as second working screens in duel screen setup with highend Dell workstations. No problems. Great utility monitor with large screen. Contrast is mediocre. Resolution and contrast are average. Adjustments are obscure but serviceable. I have noticed some functional compatibility issues with docking station setup in multiple screen modes. For the cost, size and reliability I would recommend it.

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