Sometimes it�s more important to choose a high-quality product that suits your needs rather than choosing the fanciest, more expensive one.Today, we will be testing that theory when we examine a couple of products that Geeks.com sent us: an Acer 19� widescreen LCD and an ATI All-in-wonder VE video card.While these two items don�t offer some of the features that the latest or more expensive models provide, will they prove to be a good value?Let�s see.
Links to product pages:
Acer 19� Widescreen LCD
ATi All-in-Wonder VE Radeon 7500
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19-inch diagonal (widescreen) display size
TFT active-matrix display type
0.284 mm dot pitch
1440 x 900 maximum resolution
500:1 contrast ratio
300 cd/m2 brightness
8 ms response time
150o Horizontal / 130o Vertical viewing angle
15-pin VGA connector
Video Card Features:
RADEON 7500 graphical processing unit
64 MB DDR SDRAM
Supports DirectX and OpenGL
VIDEO IMMERSION technology
Record TV programs directly onto your computer and view them at your convenience
Gemstar GUIDE Plus+ Interactive Program Guide
THRUVIEW allows users to click through live TV to access your desktop
THEATER 200 chip adds higher quality audio and video performance
AC-3 Digital Audio playback supporting Dolby� 5.1 surround sound
S-Video TV-Out port
S-Video TV-In port
Starting with the monitor, the Acer 19� widescreen LCD monitor comes packaged in a cardboard box with a carrying handle and a list of features on the outside.Opening the box, the monitor is well secured in a custom styrofoam form, with a separate box containing the accessories.
Unwrapping the monitor from its padded bag, we find an all-black, thin, LCD monitor with a protective plastic covering on the screen.I have not experienced a widescreen monitor before andI immediately noticed the different aspect ratio as compared to a standard monitor.The package also comes with the standard power cable, VGA cable, and a hard copy and CD containing instructions.