Anyway, I actually went to Micro Center, hoping to pick up a used Samsung curved monitor, but the person working there couldn’t locate it. So I wandered around and spotted another monitor in my price range: Acer’s 32" ER Widescreen LED Monitor for $199. I was already quite happy with the cheap 27” Acer monitor from December 2014 (also for $199)... so getting the same brand made a lot of sense to me. According to the details, the new 32” monitor is faster at 4ms vs the old 27” monitor, which lists 6ms. For video gaming, you want a lower response time.
Once again, setting up monitor and stand was quite easy. Everything you need to hook up your monitor is in the box, sans a Philips screwdriver, which you’ll need for four small screws for the stand.
What can I say, it’s not the fastest monitor, it’s not 3D or 4k, lack of speakers, and I’m pretty sure the ER series is an obsolete product, but for the price, I think it’s a great deal.
I played a little bit of Obduction and noticed some ghosting, but this could possibly be fixed with some settings. I’ll test out some more games to see how the display keep up with the images. I have Diablo III with the new Necromancer character and Starcraft with the HD skin, I will test out soon.
The Acer ER320HQ widx 31.5" Widescreen LCD display combines stylish ultra-thin functionality with amazing 1920 x 1080 resolution, allowing you to enjoy High-Definition entertainment in the comfort of your home. Incredible 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and rapid 4ms response time highlight the advanced technology, but this display is earth-friendly as well. The ER320HQ widx LCD also features multiple inputs with VGA, DVI and HDMI for greater compatibility, a Kensington lock slot to protect your investment, and Energy Star compliance to help you save money and energy
Mfr Part#: UM.JE0AA.001
Features: LED Backlight
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Viewable Size: 31.5" Viewable Diagonal Size
Screen Coating: Anti-Glare
Screen Size: 32"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
In Plane Switching (IPS) Support: IPS
Viewing Angles: 178 horizontal / 178 vertical viewing angles
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Color Support: 16.7 million color support
Pixel Pitch: 0.3637mm
Response Time: 4ms
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000,000:1
HDCP Support: Yes
Stand Adjustment: Tilt
VGA 15-pin: 1
Voltage Required: AC 100-240V (50/60Hz)
Power Consumption Operational (Standby): 32 Watts (<1 Watt)
VESA Mount Compatibility 100 mm x 100 mm
Weight 12.3 lbs.