This model is somewhat unusual, having a 4:3 matrix with a native resolution of 1400x1050 pixels. Offered by many manufacturers, such solutions are not very popular. They aren’t much different from monitors with a native resolution of 1680x1050 or 1600x1200 pixels in price and can only be interesting to people for whom the pixel pitch of the traditional 20” models seems too small.
The rest of the specs are quite ordinary and resemble the above-discussed AL2016WBsd: a TN matrix without response time compensation and without dynamic contrast mode.
There is no difference in the appearance, either. The monitor comes in the same humble black-and-gray case, but has built-in speakers underneath the screen.
The stand allows adjusting the tilt of the screen. You can replace it with a standard VESA-compatible mount if necessary. To my relief, the stand of this model could be detached quite easily (you cannot pack the monitor back into the box without that).
There are analog and digital inputs here, and a line audio input for the integrated speakers.
The control buttons are located under the screen. They respond easily and sharply to your touch. Quick access is provided to switching between factory-set modes, to the auto-adjustment feature, and to changing the sound volume. The LED in the On/Off button is green at work and amber in sleep mode.
The onscreen menu is quite typical for an Acer monitor. It doesn’t offer anything special besides brightness, contrast, and temperature.
The menu for choosing a factory-set mode (this feature is referred to as Empowering Technology) provides four options plus a user-defined mode, just like on the AL2016WBsd. It is evoked by pressing the “e” button. The desired mode is selected with the “<” and “>” buttons.