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The average white brightness uniformity is rather high at 7%. The maximum deflection is 15.9%. For black brightness, the average and maximum are 5.2% and 17.1%, respectively. These are normal results. The sides of the screen are somewhat darker than the rest of it.

 

The blue curve sags at the default settings whereas the other curves are close to the theoretical curve for gamma 2.2.

 

The blue curve improves at the reduced settings. So I wouldn’t recommend you to use this monitor with the contrast setting above 45% unless you don’t care about color reproduction at all.

The color temperature modes are set up well. The difference between the temperatures of grays is 2000K in the Cool mode but within 500K in the other modes. Unfortunately, there are too few modes to choose from and there is no really warm mode (with a color temperature of 6000K or lower) among them.

 

The monitor has a standard color gamut. It is exactly the same as the previous model’s gamut.

The response time average is 13.4 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum of 27.8 milliseconds. Yes, it is a regular RTC-less matrix with a typical speed for its class.

The contrast ratio of this monitor is somewhat higher than the previous model’s. It doesn’t differ much from other same-class monitors in this respect.

This monitor’s factory-set image modes are somewhat worse than the previous model’s due to excessive brightness. While it is okay for movies, working in text-based applications at a brightness of 153 nits is going to be uncomfortable.

 

 

Color reproduction isn’t good, either. The blue curve sags in the Standard and Text modes. Added to that, a portion of blue halftones is displayed as the same color in the Graphics and Movie modes. Considering the excessive brightness, I’d recommend you to use these modes with discretion.

As opposed to the above-discussed AL1916W Ds, the Acer X193w doesn’t have obvious advantages, but also has no obvious defects. It is just a regular inexpensive monitor with a somewhat more interesting exterior design than usual.

Highs:

  • Nice exterior design

Lows:

  • Slow matrix

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
  • Movies and games that don’t require a fast matrix
 
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