Author Topic: Acer EB321HQ Awi Review: Glossy* 1920x1080 IPS  (Read 2739 times)


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« on: March 26, 2019, 07:53:59 pm »
Calibrated Image Quality

DSC_0871 by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Acer EB321HQ awi Calibrated Chart by Dr NCX, on Flickr

It is only possible to slightly improve the Acer with calibration since it's so accurate out-of-the-box aside from the low preset gamma.  The main improvement occurs once the Black Level setting is changed from 5 to 3 which increases the accuracy and overall vibrancy.  Since the Acer does not have a native sRGB gamma curve it requires calibration with a colorimeter to be suitable for professional use, however given the size and resolution I doubt a professional with a colorimeter would buy this type of monitor, and I did not calibrate it to find out if DispCalGui, the software calibration program I use can achieve accurate sRGB gamma tracking.   

The Acer suffers from the least amount of glow I've seen from AHVA/IPS/PLS aside from the extremely rare and glow free Samsung LTM270DL06 2560x1440 PLS panel in my Qnix QX2710.  One has to spend vastly more on a 32" 4K AHVA panel like the matte BenQ PD3200U (review links) to upgrade color accuracy wise without sacrificing the low glow panel.  The Acer is one of the best all around monitors image quality wise under 1000$ US, and is one of my favorites since it has a low glow, is free from gamma shift, and has an almost-glossy coating and a perceived black depth increasing white bezel. 

DSC_0819 by Dr NCX, on Flickr
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