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The Acer R Series 23.8" wide viewing IPS display shows every detail clearly and vivid without color difference from any viewing angle. Its zero frame design puts no boundary on your visual enjoyment while the brushed hairline finish stand matches any environment.
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592 of 623 people found the following review helpful.
Great monitor, but has a flaw
By Amazon Customer
I bought two of these monitors a few weeks ago and they've been pretty great so far (aside from one issue which is described below).
The best part in my opinion is the the thin bezel which is accurately depicted in the pictures above. In case anyone was wondering, the bezel (including the part of the screen that doesn't display any picture) is about 1/4" (7/32" to be precise).
I was worried about the base not being stable when I bought the monitors, but the monitors are actually surprisingly stable.
The main reason I'm writing this review is to warn people about the backlight bleeding that is present on both of the monitors I received. The pattern of the backlight bleeding is exactly the same on both of the monitors, which leads me to believe that I didn't just get unlucky. Under normal circumstances, the image quality is great. However, if there's a dark image on the screen and I'm in a dark room (when watching a movie for example), the backlight bleeding is very apparent on the two upper corners of the screens. This isn't a huge issue for me since I usually have a light on in the room, but I'm sure it might bother some people. This seems like a pretty common issue on budget IPS monitors, so I wouldn't rule this monitor out unless you find a monitor that you know for sure doesn't have this same issue.
220 of 233 people found the following review helpful.
Best display I've ever purchased
By Charles Bradley Scott Jr.
I purchased 2 of these a few weeks ago and have enjoying the hell out of them ever since. The slim bezel was a big selling point for me. They look amazing side by side.
-Unbeatable price/value for a full 1080P monitor.
-Wonderful picture. LED lit makes images come to life.
-Easily calibrated or adjusted.
-Matte finish reduces any background light glare. Looks great with room lights on or off.
-Lightweight (only 6 lbs).
-Best response time out of any IPS panel display I've seen (only 4 ms)
-Very sturdy base.
-High viewing angles.
-3 different input ports makes this a dream for compatibility.
-No backlight bleeding(a common problem with some displays)
-No assembly, the monitor just slides on to the base and clicks in place. I set up 2 of these in less than 5 minutes.
-Packaged very well.
-Includes VGA cable, which I though I was going to have to purchase separately.
Not VESA mount compatible. (I knew this before I bought them. Didn't have plans to mount them anyway.)
I will be purchasing a 3rd to add to my workstation soon. (see picture)
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
Super thin and sleek 2016 model year display from Acer with a 3 year-warranty!
By Service Tech
PC/Mac technician here. I was looking for a new display for my benches that fit a few requirements... I have multiple displays(solo display on each separate work bench).
1. Must be a new display from this year(2016) - this one being first available March 30th, 2016 on Amazon).
2. Must be an IPS panel.
3. Must have HDMI, DVI and VGA.
4. Must look modern and sleek.
5. Must have a matte display(no gloss or glass).
6. Must have a VESA mount(which this DOES NOT!! - NOTE TO ACER - provide a VESA mount to snap in instead of the desk base stand with each display!!!). Or sell it for $5.00
7. Must have a 3-year warranty.
This Acer R221Q display fit almost all of my needs. There are third parties that sell a WAY over priced VESA mount bracket that snaps in place of the included desktop base stand for $30 or so. Again - Acer! Include a VESA mount!!!
Having a friend who works with metal, we fabricated a gently curved piece of 1.5" wide flat steel and tapped it for 2 of the 4 standard VESA mount holes and tapped it for the 2 screws that hold part of the stand that it comes with. This solution = all original parts and the included stand can be re-installed if ever it were to be desk mounted with out any altering of the stock parts. It's very sturdy because this display weighs so little. It's securely attached with only 2 screws into a 100mm vesa mount attached to my bench(articulating arm type screwed to a vertical support).
Oh right, back to the review of this display...
For years I have sworn by Dell's premium UltraSharp displays - Dell no longer offers UltraSharp's in anything less than a 24" now. 24" is too large for my bench setup. Since Dell wasn't an option, I figured I'd take a gamble and try out this NEW Acer R221Q which had no reviews. I found a Viewsonic(which had VESA) but it's "new" and a 2012 model so that was not considered).
This display is super thin depth wise and weighs so little compared to the 8 year old 19" Dell it replaced. It has a matte finish and is of high quality.
The bulk of the depth is towards the 1/3 of the bottom of the back of the display where the VGA, DVI and HDMI and power are. It really looks nice mounted on my bench. The menu system is a little clunky compared to Dells and the power button(and other buttons - which are mounted at the bottom of the screen) feel very flimsy, but operate ok. Time will tell how these buttons hold up - 3-year warranty makes me less concerned.
The display comes with a VGA cable and an HDMI cable - no DVI cable included. I did notice compared to my older Dell the auto input sensing is far quicker than the Dell display had.
I am very pleased with this display. Because it's a "zero frame" as they call it, it has a very narrow "frame" around the border(3/8" black border). Because of this slimmer frame it is only about 2" wider(facing the display) than the 19" widescreen it replaced and very much slimmer depth wise - one reason for it's weight loss compared to displays of old is lack of VESA mount thread inserts and the power supply is a brick instead of being built-in to the display. The top 2/3 of the back of the display depth-wise is only 1/4" thick - which is awesome!
That and modern manufacturing has led to very lightweight panels. This makes for a sleek slim display that looks awesome on my bench - I will be ordering more shortly. I will post a picture of the Dell/Samsung displays this R221Q will be replacing so you may see a comparison shot of 7/8 year old tech versus current tech(after I order more).
The only negatives I have are:
VESA MOUNT!!! - please include one acer!!
HDMI looks flickery(because it is) having hooked up 3 different PCs(1 desktop, 2 laptops) the video flickers on the HDMI port. I will test this with the next 2 I order to see if it's this specific one I received or something to be concerned with and update this review.