|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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I started out by running some monitor testing software. These programs are only good to thoroughly test and adjust your monitor. Not a whole lot to that, just look at some images and do some adjustments. After that it was time to watch some HD video content, play some games and benchmark.
Looking at HD content on the net I discovered that this monitor is capable of displaying 1080p HD videos. The images were very crisp and clear. The only problem I had with the 1080p content was the download times. Next, it's on to the benchmarks.
With the Doom3 Benchmarking I ran it at three resolutions 1024 x 768 represents the average 17" LCD, 1280 x 1024 to represent the average 19" LCD and the native resolution of the acer al2002w. There is a good performance hit at the native resolution of this monitor, but still fairly good numbers.
Finally we come to Unreal Tournament 3. This is one, if not the, most popular FPS game. So here we have the results at the three relevant resolutions. Once again we see a significant performance hit at 1680 x 1050. Overall the numbers aren't really bad. The game is fairly playable above 35fps.