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Written by Daryle Greene - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Acer AL2002W 20-Inch WS LCD Monitor
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Acer 20" Wide Screen
Acer AL2002W Menu
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Testing Methodology

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.

Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI nVidia 650i chipset
  • System Memory: Crucial Ballistix PS2 5300 2 x 1GB Dual Channel Kit
  • Processor: Core2Duo E6550 2.33GHz
  • Audio: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
  • Video: BFG Geforce 7800GTX 256MB PCI-e
  • Disk Drive 1: Western Digital WD200JB 200GB 7200rpm IDE
  • Disk Drive 2: Western Digital WD200JD 200GB 7200rpm SATA
  • PSU: FSP Group AX500-PN 500watt
  • Monitor: Acer AL2002W Wide Screen (of course)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3


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.


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