LCD monitors have exploded over the past year, especially widescreens. They started with 17" and 19" models, but now with the price drops 20" and 22" widescreen LCD's are becoming more of a standard now. Today we will be looking at the Acer AL2051W 20-inch widescreen monitor that you can pick up for under $200 from Geeks.com. We will see if it is worth your hard earned cash.
20-inch widescreen TFT Color LCD display
.258 mm pixel pitch
1680 x 1050 maximum resolution
300 cd/m2 brightness
800:1 contrast ratio
8 ms response time
176 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle
Two (2) 1.5-watt integrated speakers
On-Screen Display Controls
Energy Star compliant>
Includes stand with connectors
Controls on stand:
Connectors on stand:
15-pin VGA connector
Mini headphone jack
Acer AL2051W 20-inch Widescreen Monitor
AC adapter (100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.5 A)
The AL2051W comes in the standard Acer LCD monitor box. I still don't understand why Acer does not have a carry handle on these. Inside you will find the monitor nicely packaged with Styrofoam covered in plastic.
Getting the monitor out of the packaging it is covered by an extra layer of plastic and a piece of protective plastic over the screen itself. Getting everything out we have the AL2051W monitor, VGA cable, DVI cable, audio cable, and power cable.