Acer is not only one of the world's best-known manufacturers of various computing-related products (desktop and notebook systems, servers, etc.), but also one of the major names on the LCD PC monitors' market. And this is exactly the type of device we'll talk about as follows, namely the AL2616W model, launched back in mid-2006, which delivers a few interesting options at a rather affordable price tag for a monitor of this size.
Thus, the main selling point of the AL2616W is represented by the 26-inch Advanced PVA LCD display, which delivers a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, as well as a 800:1 typical contrast ratio (although the dynamic CR goes as high as 1600:1). Furthermore, the display displays up to 16.7 million colors (RGB 8-bit data), while its color gamut covers around 92% of the NTSC spectrum.
The monitor, which has a 582x376mm display area, also sports a brightness level of 500 cd/m2 and a 0.286mm x 0.286mm pixel pitch, while the response time is quite OK, of around 5 ms gray-to-gray. Moreover, the viewing angles are quite “friendly”, of around 178-degrees (both horizontal and vertical), while the device provides 31~80Khz/56~75Hz horizontal/vertical frequencies.
The AL2616W provides some rather standard connectivity options, as it has only been equipped with a DVI interface (no HDMI, unfortunately, but does support HDCP for HD video). There's no speaker, either, but this doesn't really help the power consumption level, of around 125 Watts. Furthermore, the AL2616W offers users a relatively large number of on-screen adjustment options, including here Contrast, Brightness, H-Position, V-Position, Pixel Adjust, Recall Defaults, Auto Adjust, Clock, 5 Languages, OSD Position, Information, YUV Adjustment,Color Balance.
Since this is, after all, a 26-incher, it's not exactly very slim, measuring around 618 x 409 x 219 mm, at a weight of around 8.5 kilos. However, the pricing is quite OK for such a product, as the AL2616W can be found for around 630- 750 US dollars, not too bad for a device of this type.