Acer's AL1916W is a 19-inch widescreen monitor with a resolution of 1440 x 900. Aesthetics have been kept in mind-the AL1916W is quite slim with an attractive bezel. The only sore point is the extra space used by the control buttons on a small panel of their own, which juts out at the bottom of the screen. Acer also excludes DVI connectivity here-all you get is a single D-Sub connect, an absolute crime considering 90 per cent of today's graphics cards support dual DVI connects!
The AL1916W didn't do very well in our gamut of display tests-we noticed ghosting effects while gaming and some colour overlapping. It performed decently with regular applications, however. To be honest though, most users won't be aware of the ghosting-it's quite subtle-but it's there!
All said and done, at
Rs 14,999, the AL1916W is a decent monitor, but there are others out there who deserve a more approving nod. And then there is the sorely missed DVI input.
6-bit TN (twisted nematic) panel; 19-inch widescreen; 16:10 aspect ratio; maximum resolution 1440 x 900; contrast ratio 700:1; brightness 270 cd/m2; 5 ms response time; D-Sub connectivity