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Acer's 24-inch G24: Rain Man of LCD computer monitors

Acer's 24-inch G24 does one thing exceptionally well but stumbles in others. While its gaming performance is stellar, due to its ultraglossy and reflective screen, its viewing angle is unforgiving.

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The 24-inch Acer G24 is like the Rain Man of computer monitors. It does one thing exceptionally well but stumbles in others. While its gaming performance is stellar, due to its ultraglossy and reflective screen, its viewing angle is unforgiving. Not the most ideal monitor when judging color accurately.

Just to be sure though, the G24 is the best gaming monitor I've yet to test. While playing Unreal Tournament 3 and Crysis on this thing, the one permeating thought I had was, "Oh that's how they're supposed to look!"

Unfortunately, my UT3 game went on a little too long, but after many hours of getting my butt handed to me online, I finally switched tactics. I started an offline game with A.I.-controlled bots, set them to the lowest difficulty level, and proceeded to whoop their monkey asses.

From now on that's the only way to play. Check out my full impressions of the Acer G24 here, and for all other monitor reviews, keep your eye on the monitor door. I'll have plenty of new reviews debuting over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.