REVIEW: Acer G24 Part 6
Source / image display
The Menu option Source / image display offers three setting options: Under "Input Source", one of the three video inputs can be selected as a signal source. If you would like to change amongst two or three inputs, the user has to click through half of the OSD each time until the required setting is reached. A relevant direct selection button is now standard for almost all monitors and we really feel the lack of it in the Acer G24.
Under "Wide Mode", the interpolation behaviour can be established. With the FULL option, the image is enlarged to fit the entire screen and stretched if necessary if the format is not 16:10 format. ASPECT is a justified display for the respective resolution. Here, the image is enlarged in such a way that either the entire width or the entire height of the screen is filled.
The 1:1 button offers a large, justified display of the resolution. Thus, the image remains perfectly sharp. The DDC/CI setting allows the user to switch the communication channel between the monitor and PC on and off. This is sometimes helpful if there are problems with communication between the graphics card (driver) and display.
Here, the current resolution and the horizontal and vertical frequency are displayed. Changes cannot be made here.
All you can do in the Reset menu is to use the Reset button, with which all changes made are abandoned. Here, it is annoying that there is no security question. If you click by mistake and press the button accidentally, you will have no chance to undo your mistake. Your own settings will then be lost.
Overall, the Acer menu is awkwardly constructed, but offers all necessary functions. The brightness and contrast settings and the signal source selection require a veritable click marathon. This is especially irritating as these settings are used most often. The buttons themselves are nice and large and are easy to distinguish by touch; on the other hand, the labelling is difficult to make out.
Acer has equipped the G24 with an inexpensive and fast-responding TN panel. Thanks to its extended colour space, this is capable of displaying 92 percent of the colour space that can be perceived by the human eye. Subjectively, this is expressed through brilliant, vivid colours. In addition, it allows the 24-inch model to achieve a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1.
After it is switched on for the first time, the Acer G24 makes a good impression. The viewer is offered a bright, colourful picture. There are no exaggerated colours and there is no colour tint. At 5550K, the G24 is somewhat warm in its set-up. The factory brightness setting (Level 85) provides a very high brightness level at 370 cd/m².
This means that the image looks crystal clear because the reflections of the glossy panel are gilded to a certain extent and subjectively; a particularly plastic image impression arises. However, headaches may occur quickly if the brightness is too high and you work at the screen for a long period of time.
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