· Full front glass – beautiful clarity
· Minimal bezel – great for multi-monitor use
· 5ms response time
· IPS technology – 178 degrees viewing angle
· LED backlit
· Contrast 100,000,000:1
· VGA, DVI, HDMI support
· Automatically senses which port is being used
· Metal magnetic base to keep paperclips and things!
· Glass can reflect sunlight if brightness is low
· Speakers aren’t so great
· No VESA mount capability
I use three Acer H276HL monitors in my setup for gaming with NVidia Surround. What is NVidia Surround? It’s basically NVidia’s software to merge multiple monitors into one. So on a regular computer setup (with any video card) you connect 3 monitors, and Windows will display your computer on all three screens. But when it does, it defines each monitor as a separate monitor. What’s the problem with that? When you play a game, you’ll only see it on one monitor because it can’t stretch to more than one screen. NVidia solves this issue by pretending all three (or more) of your screens are just one GIANT monitor. This way you can achieve resolutions like 5870 x 1080p instead of being stuck at 1920 x 1080p per monitor.
Have you played any first person shooters on a triple screen setup? You always have the advantage, because you can see the enemy at wide angles. And when you play a third person angled game like Skyrim, oh my fucking god, it’s beautiful. Talk about immersion. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about triple screens, I’m here to talk about the Acer H276HL Monitor. I have had these monitors for almost two years now. No ghosting, no failures, no issues. I love these guys. Everyone who sees this is always impressed.
Glass screen, what’s the point? What kind of stupid ass question is that?! Okay look at your smart phone. What is that? Some android or iPhone or something? Okay, now imagine your full glass touchscreen phone made of the soft plastic texture of a regular computer monitor. Yeah it probably feels like a fucking PDA doesn't it? Do you remember the clarity on these matte screens? They suck. They’re so grainy! Why would you want a computer monitor in this day and age that doesn’t have a glass screen? The colors are so vibrant, you’d think you were on acid. The images POP out at you. Everything is just so much clearer. It’s hard to describe. Just go to any BestBuy’s and take a look at their TV selection. You’ll notice more than half their TV’s are made of full glass and sexy as fuck.
Now lets talk about the bezel. Bezels on normal everyday monitors look like this. They are mostly shiny and black. If you put two of them together, now your bezel has doubled in size. They usually range from 2 to 2.5 inches. With the Acer H267HL Monitors, the bezels are so minimal, you barely notice they are there. The bezel measures just under 1 inch. These monitors are the closest you can get to a truly frame-less multi monitor. NVidia surround even adjusts for these bezels to make your gaming experience better.
With VGA, DVI, and HDMI support, you can’t go wrong. Most monitors only give you 2/3, but the Acer H267HL gives you all three. So why do you need three? With more ports to connect to, you get more variations of multi monitor support on your computer. You can also use this monitor to test different ports or cables to see if they are fully functional. Great tool for troubleshooting.
Now the full glass screen does become an issue for people who position their monitors to face windows or bright lights because of the reflection. Though, as long as your brightness settings are default (not lowered significantly) then this shouldn't be too much of an issue. Also if you plan to VESA mount, do not get these monitors, unless you are okay with modifying these screens to make them mountable (This is possible see here).
In the end, I would definitely recommend these monitors to anyone who wants to upgrade their current setup or for those who want to get into the gaming world!
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