Acer X203W Monitor Review

I recently purchased the Acer X203W Monitor and have come away very pleased. It looks absolutely fantastic in its native 1680 x 1050 resolution! The colors are crisp and true, the black is very close to black for such an inexpensive monitor, and 5ms response time is adequate. My only minor concerns would be the weak stand and funky buttons (also placed in an inconvenient spot on the underside of the right side of the front panel). Although new, I am happy to report ZERO dead pixels, which is more than I can say for my other LCD, a Viewsonic 2026w. Initially I was considering a second Viewsonic 2026W, but I'm glad I didn't go that route. The Acer X203W costs about $50 less and with free shipping from, it was really a no brainer.

Edit: It looks like the Acer X203W is now up to around $200 on NewEgg (including shipping which is no longer free). The Viewsonic will run you $210. Neither price includes tax.