Acer Intros Giant LCDs On A Budget

Problem is, it hasn't said what that budget is.

The demand for ever larger LCD monitors is almost as great as the nation’s lusting for St George’s Flags and Acer is ready to answer their cries (though doesn’t suggest you fly them from car windows).


It has introduced three new models, the AL2216W (above), AL2423W and AL2616W which sport displays of 22, 24 and 26 inches respectively. All three claim to target the constantly moving target that is the price/performance sector and though ironically cost is the one detail the company cannot yet provide, the specs pretty good for the right RRP.

At 22 inches, the relative baby of the trio manages a native 1680 x 1050 widescreen resolution with the 24 and 26 inchers jumping up a notch to 1920 x 1200. This latter level is enough to support full 1080p High Definition broadcasts though on an LCD the size of the AL2616W it would’ve perhaps been nice to see it go a step further to 2560 x 1600.

Perhaps revealing their potential budget roots are relatively low brightness settings of 300cd/m2 for the AL2216W and 500cd/m2 for both the AL2423W and AL2616W, though contrast ratios of 700:1 for the entry level 22 incher and 1000:1 for the 24in and 26in are highly respectable. The same can be said for the AL2216W’s 170 degree viewing angle and 5ms response time and while the AL2423W and AL2616W can beat the first spec with 178 degree viewable angles the slight drop to 6ms response times does screens of this size no discredit at all.

Both the AL2216W and AL2616W will belong to Acer’s so-called ‘Value Line’ which may explain why they rather surprisingly only feature an analogue D-sub input, though the ‘Office Line’ AL2423W does have DVI.

Like an Arsene Wenger transfer list, ultimately price will go a long way to determining whether Acer has got a trio of bargains here or perhaps cut too many corners. I’ll pop back with an update as soon as they come through…

Acer UK

More from TrustedReviews

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’


Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors


Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer


These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones


It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites


New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money