|Acer AL2002W 20-Inch WS LCD Monitor|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Monitor | HDTV|
|Written by Daryle Greene - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 24 July 2008|
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Closer Look: Acer 20" Wide Screen
The frame in the front of The Acer AL2002W is a low gloss silver that works for me. Nothing fancy but it is different from all the other monitors with that plain black look. It seems quite solidly built and is lightweight.
The control buttons are located center bottom just below the Acer logo. I like placement like this since it is easy to know which buttons you are pressing. I don't particularly care for blindly hunting for them with my fingers when they are placed on the side or back.
The connections are placed in the back of the monitor to the bottom and facing in a downward direction. I have seen reviews and posts where some have complained about the placement of the connections, but I fail to see where it is practical anywhere else. It isn't extremely difficult to get the plugs connected. A screw driver will aid in locking down the cable for the monitor and the power plug simply slips in place.
The base is simple to attach. Just align the hooks at the bottom of the monitor and snap things in place.
This monitor also comes equipped with mounting points for a VESA wall mount. You would just need to remove the monitor upright and screw the wall mount to the four points in the center back and, of course, to the wall.
When it is all together, it is quite steady. There is no height adjustment, so if it sits too low, you will need something to set it on to bring it to a better viewing height. The tilt capability is five degrees to the front and twenty degrees to the back.