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The Acer G205H Special Edition is a mid-grade 20" LCD monitor designed for high definition gaming and cinema applications.

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Pros

available fairly cheaply, a nice option for budget-minded users

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overall reliable operation with a nice long warranty to ensure it will be consistent

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base is stable and sturdy, doesn't rock

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excellent energy efficiency when it's on, and doesn't draw much power in standby

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colors are bright and vibrant, easy to work with

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completely plug-and-play, no drivers needed at all

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Cons

no HDMI connection available, relies on older VGA and DVI (HDCP)

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bright, but a room full of windows still makes it a bit difficult to see

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The Acer G205H Special Edition is a mid-grade 20" LCD monitor designed for high definition gaming and cinema applications. The G205H Special Edition is an extension of the standard G205H model; the SE model is fully endorsed by the Olympic Games and is equipped with several minor device upgrades. Upgrades for the SE model include two integrated 1W speakers, and a unique Empowering key to launch eColor management and eDisplay management Acer monitor applications.

A unique 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio combined with a 5ms total response time ensures the G205H SE provides what Acer claims to be "crisp and clear" image quality. The G205H SE supports a maximum resolution of 1600x900 and a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz all displayed over a 16:9 wide aspect ratio. The Acer G205H SE also includes what Acer claims to be a "chic" pointed silver bezel and "aviation inspired" base complimented by an exterior black matte body finish to provide a  stylish overall design.

The Acer G205H Special Edition model includes additional features and specifications such as 170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angle, a 250 cd/m brightness rating, a 0.276mm pixel pitch, an adjustable (tilting) stand, VGA and DVI (HDCP) output, Kensington lock support, VESA wall mount compatibility, and Energy Star compliance (MPR II ).

Features
  • Mid-grade 20" TFT LCD Monitor
    • Twisted Nematic Panel Technology
    • Designed for High Def Gaming and Cinema
    • Stylish Body Exterior
  • Special Edition Upgrades
    • Two integrated 1W speakers
    • Empowering Key
      • Launches eColor Management Application
      • Launches eDisplay Management Application
  • Important Specs
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
    • 5ms Response Time
    • 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • VGA and DVI Support
  • Kensington Lock Support
  • VESA Wall Mount Compatibility
  • Energy Star Compliance (MPR II)
  • Black Exterior Finish
    • Pointed Silver Bezel
    • Aviation Inspired Base Design
    • Adjustable: tilting
Specifications
  • Maximum Resolution: 1600x900
  • Maximum Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • Operating Frequencies
    • Horizontal: 30KHz - 80KHz
    • Vertical: 55Hz - 75Hz
  • Viewing Angles
    • Horizontal: 170°
    • Vertical: 160°
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.276mm
  • Colors
    • Maximum Colors Supported: 16.7 million
    • Color Saturation: 72% NTSC
  • Bit: 6-bit + HiFRC (high frame rate control)
  • Ports
    • VGA
    • DVI (HDCP)
  • Power
    • Power Supply: 100V - 240V
    • AC Adapter: External
    • Power Consumption
      • Energy Star on: 18.9W
      • Energy Star sleep: 0.47W
      • Energy Star off: 0.33W
    • Energy Star Compliance: MPR II
  • Dimensions
    • 19.2" (487.0mm) W x 7.4" (187.9mm) D x 14.5" (368.4mm) H
    • Weigh: 12.6 lb. (5.7 kg)
  • Warranty: Three-year parts and labor limited warranty
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