Acer comes to the monitor game with a humongous 31.5 inch curved display perfect for anyone who wants beautiful, crisp, clear visuals you won’t need a microscope to see. They didn’t bother trying to push any boundaries though with this model other than its tremendous size. We don’t have the nice add ons for gaming like some other monitors.
Instead, the focus is on the size and a gorgeous picture along with the immersion that a curved screen brings. The design is sleek futuristic aluminum on a sturdy base with an extremely small bezel. This monitor delivers on all of the screen sizes it promises. The price is pretty good too right around the three hundred bucks range a bit for a super large monitor with full HD and great color depth makes for a value as large as the screen. The utility isn’t great here but it is 31.5 inches for under $400 and that’s a utility in itself.
Design and Features
This white monitor looks extremely sleek and cutting edge delivering all that sweet curved wide screen goodness at a size that promises to turn heads. 31.5 inches is on the high end for monitor sizes, it is basically a decent size television for your computer. The resolution is about average for the size though as 1920 x 1080 does give you full HD 1080p capabilities their are models out there that can put the quality to shame.
The 16:9 aspect ratio brings you true wide screen right out to the edge. Thankfully everything else follows the resolution to make sure you still get a complete picture. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 100 million to 1, we have an extreme range of depth in color that adds up to over 16.7 million colors. This along with a decent brightness score of 250cd/m2 means that you will be able to tell the difference between gray, light gray, and all the other grays with an amazing amount of clarity.
Acer didn’t skimp on the visual quality because a 31.5-inch monitor without crisp visuals is a very pricey paperweight. At the same time, we don’t have FreeSync or G-Sync to collaborate with your video card so this monitor isn’t necessarily for gamers. The games will look good and there is flicker less technology but the speed of the screen is nothing special so those super intense moments might leave you wanting more. The response time is nice at 4 milliseconds but the 60 Hz refresh rate is the definition of average.
This won’t get in the way of watching movies or surfing the web but it can limit you on the viewing of things that are truly spectacular. The eye protecting Blue Light technology helps with eye wear for prolonged use which is especially important when you have a curved screen monitor because it can be kind of hard to pull yourself out.
The lifelike quality visuals are truly immersive in a screen designed in the same curved spectrum that our eyes naturally work at. This helps to pull you in along with allowing your eyes to stay relaxed. Overall we have a really large screen size with your basic full HD capabilities and curved immersion, but nothing else about the display really stands out except the price.
When people crowd around your desk to look at your humongous screen I hope they don’t ask to plug in their phone, because unless you have USB port on your rig point them towards the wall. We don’t have great options for connectivity on this monitor only going as far as visual based connections. We have an HDMI port for the audio visual combo, along with a standard VGA port, and a DVI port. This will allow you connect extra monitors for your secret laboratory just find your USB ports elsewhere.
Acer did provide built in stereo speaker though so we aren’t totally left out in the rain when it comes to the goodies. The speakers are not the greatest quality though so their is also a nice audio line out so you aren’t reaching your headphones around the back of your rig.
The base isn’t the most maneuverable you will fine but it does tilt for multiple viewing angles. The most enticing extra sadly is the 3 year limited warranty. Of course the hope is that you will never need to use it, but it could be useful in case you get a model with dead pixels or some sort of freak accident.
Acer ED322Q wmidx Conclusion
If this monitor were to represent a state in the United States it could easily pass for a North Dakota, Maine, or even an Alaska. The general idea is it is really big but it doesn’t have a ton of substance. The speed is pretty average even below average for a higher tier monitor. The resolution is also nothing special.
At the end of the day it always comes back to the size of the screen and the pretty affordable price considering. Right above three hundred bucks a bit in a great price to pay for a monitor this size especially since it is curved and comparably sized monitors will generally push you into the a few hundred dollars range. The color depth is great making this a very nice model for anyone who wants to enjoy large, vibrant, and sharp visuals in a casual manner.