REVIEW: Acer G24 Part 13
The Acer G24 offers three options for displaying smaller resolutions than the native of 1.900 x 1.200 in the menu option Source/Image display under the option "Wide Mode":
The resolution 1.280 x 1.024 on the entire screen (Full).
If you select the FULL setting, the resolution, regardless of the aspect ratio, is enlarged to fit the entire screen of the 24-inch model. At resolutions which are not the equivalent of the aspect ratio 16:10, the image is stretched accordingly.
The resolution 1.280 x 1.024 in justified display (Aspect).
The setting ASPECT allows for justified playback of the respective resolution. Although the image is enlarged, it is not stretched. Here, either the horizontal or vertical screen surface is always filled.
The resolution 1.280 x 1.024 in pixel precise display (1:1).
Pixel-precise colour display of a resolution is also possible with the 1:1 function. Here, only as many pixels are filled as are defined through the resolution. Thus, the image is not interpolated and remains at optimal sharpness.
Regarding interpolation, the Acer G24 does very good work. Only the next resolution to the native resolution (1.680 x 1.050) causes difficulty for the G24 and is a bit blurry. Here, the entire image looks as if it is displayed too softly. The monitor does not offer a sharpness function, which means that the slight blurring cannot be improved.
All resolutions smaller than 1.440 x 900 are displayed without noticeable loss of detail. Thank to the fine-grained pixel pitch of 0.270 mm, text is very legible, even though the image is stretched.
Widescreen resolutions (full screen):
Left: 1.920 x 1.200 and right: 1.680 x 1.050
Left: 1.440 x 900 and right: 1.280 x 800
4 : 3 resolutions (justified):
Left: 1.280 x 1.024 and right: 1.024 x 768
Very low resolutions such as 1.280 x 1.024, 1.280 x 800 and 1.024 x 768 are interpolated almost perfectly. The Acer G24 does not allow the user to switch to the next lowest resolution at the touch of a button, as is possible on LG monitors (ez-Zooming function).
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