Acer B243PWL Any Good?

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Robert Schoner
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Acer B243PWL Any Good?
Dec 28, 2012

Hi,

Our local CraigsList has an Acer B243PWL for $200(Firm). Any thoughts on this IPS monitor. I searched DPReview and TFT Central but did not find much.  Prices on EBay are $300 or so and so is Office Depot.

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Bob Schoner

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In reply to Robert Schoner, Dec 28, 2012

$200 is not that special if it is used being resold.

On sale $199.99

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=71289&vpn=ET.FB3WP.005&manufacture=Acer&promoid=1033

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1038674994#post1038674994

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In reply to NewsyL, Dec 29, 2012

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. I went to that site but when I tell it I'm in the US the listed price is $339; entering the code from the Canadian site I get "No such coupon". So, it looks like this is for Canadian customers only.

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In reply to Robert Schoner, Dec 30, 2012

I am really happy with my new ASUS monitor for $179 with free shipping from Amazon:

ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor.  IPS, good reviews.  Not top of the line but such a big improvement for me.

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rpenmanparker wrote:

I am really happy with my new ASUS monitor for $179 with free shipping from Amazon:

ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor. IPS, good reviews. Not top of the line but such a big improvement for me.

Robert

Cnet review has some good information.

http://www.cnet.com.au/asus-vs239h-339341733.htm

I would assume that the 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio they advertise is limited to when it is set to Theater mode - is that what you have found in use?  Sure would not want that for photo use.

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In reply to NewsyL, Dec 30, 2012

I don't understand that either.  50,000:1 is a standard specification, but is not the constant working level, obviously.

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In reply to rpenmanparker, Dec 31, 2012

I'm pretty sure it is a dynamic contrast mode that is only enabled in Theatre mode.

For image work I'd bet the Standard mode uses a typical static contrast mode and will be somewhere between 600:1 and 900:1.

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