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Pros: Bright display, Lightweight, Simple set-up, Low price
Cons: Limited viewing angles, No HDMI port
Review: The Acer G6 is ideal for a dual monitor setup or for people on a tight budget who wants an affordable yet decent monitor without any major compromises. The monitor features a 1920 x 1080 resolution which is great for everyday tasks, and combines Adaptive Contrast Management and Acer eColor for outstanding contrast and accurate colors. The display is bright and clear. Initially, the picture settings can hurt your eyes as it is way too bright but you can easily adjust the monitors brightness and contrast to a better or lower level. With a 60Hz refresh rate and 5 ms response time, users will not notice any lag even when playing games. Eco-friendly, the Acer G6 also consumes less power than other monitors, rated at only 26 watts while in operation and 450 mW on standby. The size of the G6 makes it a great primary or secondary monitor. Keep in mind that it has no VESA mount screw holes, so you might need to purchase an adapter or just leave it sitting on your desk. Aside from being thin, the monitor is lightweight and easy to assemble. With the stand attached, it only weighs 5.29 lbs and measures 15.12" x 21.57" x 6.61" (H x W x D). There are only three parts; the stand, the connector and the monitor itself. A lot of pressure is needed though in order to snap them into place. The stand leaves a lot to be desired as it isnt very sturdy and does not tilt nor rotate. Raising or lowering the height of the monitor is impossible too. These limitations cause some black areas to appear grayish when viewed on certain angles. Set-up is pretty much plug-and-play. The Acer G6 lacks an HDMI port but it has DVI and VGA ports, and comes with a DVI, as well as a VGA cable, to allow users to connect the monitor to computers without any hassle. Finally, an external power supply is already included.
Pros: Bright and vivid display, Non-glossy finish, Large, Good price
Cons: Light bleeding along the edges, No height adjustment, Base seems wobbly
Review: Asus has churned out a number of good budget monitors. The 27-inch VE278Q is one perfect example. The AI Light function, in addition to being more eco-friendly, automatically assists you in low-lit or dark environment by adjusting your monitor's brightness. It also provides outstanding Full HD 1080p widescreen performance. The 2ms Response Time guarantees no motion blur of any kind when watching sports or movies with high-speed scenes and the 10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio delivers brilliant and vivid colors. Given all these features, the VE278Q is a premier choice for multimedia use, as well as for professionals who need a big screen. The Splendid Video Intelligence Technology pays attention to all the aspects necessary to display a clear and good picture. 4 Color Temperature modes and 3 Skin Tone modes ensure the best color. To suit different purposes, PIP(Picture in Picture) function and six preset video modes such as Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB and Standard are easily selectable through a Hotkey. HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces are likewise featured in the VE278Q. Included accessories are a DVI cable, a VGA cable, an Audio cable and a Power cord. In terms of aesthetics, the ASUS VE278Q is similar to most monitors in the sense that it has the usual slim bezel around the screen. What sets it apart, however, is its non-glossy finish that makes everything easier to view and reduces reflections coming from other light sources inside the room. However, light bleeding around the edges of the screen can be expected. There are two 3-watt built-in stereo speakers but like in any other budget monitor, it is fine for casual use but don't expect it to do miracles. Also, the base, aside from not being height-adjustable, can be a little wobbly. Mounting it to a wall may be a better alternative if you feel that it helps keep the unit safe and stable but other than that, the Asus VE278Q is as good as it gets, at least when it comes to price and size.
Pros: Slim, Excellent picture quality, Fast response rate, Low power consumption
Cons: Poor audio quality, Glossy bezel, Viewing angles could be improved
Review: Combining LED backlighting technology and Asus' Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, the 24-inch Asus VE248H offers low power consumption and high-quality video output. There are 3 skin-tone modes and 5 preset video modes which include Game, Theater, Scenery, Standard and Night View. One of its step-up features is its aspect control function which lets you choose between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. While it is embedded with two 1W stereo speakers, it is recommended to hook up a nice set of speakers for enhanced audio quality. The viewing angles of this LED monitor needs improvement. The height of the stand cannot be adjusted and the tilt angles are not the best. It would've also been better if it is constructed with a matte bezel rather than the glossy type. Otherwise, it makes a compelling choice for the purpose of multimedia enjoyment as well as professional use. It flaunts a slim bezel, a great screen size and an outstanding screen resolution. It can also be considered both user-friendly and eco-friendly. The Asus VE248H features a 2ms Response Time and 10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio which ensure crisp and clear moving images along with exceptional color rendition. It supports Full HD 1080p resolution and has an HDMI port. Thanks to its multi-language On-Screen Display, set-up is a painless process. The buttons are conveniently positioned and the unit can sit atop your desk or easily mounted on the wall using a VESA Wall Mount. There is also a Cable manager that minimizes cable clutter.
Pros: USB Monitor, Needs no external power supply, Lightweight and Portable, Accelerometer automatically shifts display between portrait and landscape orientation
Cons: No built-in controls, Tight USB port location, Screen is glossy and will be a fingerprint magnet
Review: A multi-monitor setup is a great way to enhance productivity at work, but is there a way to do that during field work? Really, who wants to go through the trouble of carting a second monitor around and risk damaging it? Tablets aren't really an option, considering that very few models can function as a second screen to another device, and even then, needs the tablet to be the primary screen. Fortunately, the rush towards portable electronics has produced an interesting solution to the problem with the AOC E1649FWU Widescreen LED USB monitor. Unlike conventional monitors that have power and input cords that connect them to a computer system, the AOC E1649FWU only needs a single USB cord working as both power and input. This ease of setup, combined with the 16-inch screen with 1366 X 768 resolution that's only a little bigger than a tablet, makes this monitor the perfect companion on business trips. Best of all, since it uses a TFT LCD screen, the AOC E1649FWU has a very small power draw at eight watts not to mention being lightweight. LED monitors are known for excellent color reproduction and response time, and the AOC E1649FWU is no exception. The color intensity of the AOC E1649FWU equal those of standard LED monitors, in addition to a brightness rating of 200 cd/m2, a 500:1 contrast ratio, and 5-millisecond response time - an entirely adequate rating for ordinary business users who aren't looking for the full HD experience. Even so, the white LEDs powering the screen of the device are powerful enough to show brilliant images and even movies. Considering that the monitor only runs off a single USB connection, the picture quality it is able to provide is exceptional. In place of a foot-style base that latches to the bottom of the monitor, the AOC E1649FWU has a stand at the back of the unit that wings out, similar to those found on picture frames. Just like a picture frame, the stand holds up the monitor in either portrait or landscape orientation; the display will adjust accordingly thanks to its internal accelerometer and the device driver. The stand is attached to the back of the unit to eliminate any worries about it being lost, and folds flush against the back of the unit. Rubber feet around the screen provide a steady, stable grip on any surface, which translates to the unit maintaining its viewing angle. The AOC E1649FWU Widescreen LED USB monitor could be the mobile worker's new best friend, but it could be a better product, given a few improvements. To begin with, the E1649FWU has no built-in controls, and all adjustments to image quality will have to be done using the computer driving the display. Also, the USB connection on the monitor is a little tight, forcing the cord into a right angle; this could cause the cord to wear out prematurely. The screen is glossy and could be a fingerprint magnet in addition to reflecting a lot of light. All things considered however, the AOC E1649FWU Widescreen LED USB Monitor is a great addition to anyone's productivity suite.