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Acer Ferrari F20 widescreen LCD

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Lord Kordir 13th January 2006, 19:06 Quote
Reminds me of a large Hercules TFT. I didn't like those much either, lol
MrWillyWonka 13th January 2006, 19:17 Quote
Hmm, looks georgous! And I'm considering a new monitor and this might be an option, just wondering if it's really worth the extra £100, I would like to see it firsthand though. Anyone know where I can see it in the shops?
cpemma 13th January 2006, 20:25 Quote
Fair review, but I'll point out that a TV card can also record programmes to HD, so the value-for-money aspect of the built-in tuner is even less.

T'would be a nice match for my SFF though...

http://www.cpemma.co.uk/images/oric.jpg
dire_wolf 13th January 2006, 20:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by cpemma

T'would be a nice match for my SFF though...

Classy
fev 13th January 2006, 20:33 Quote
it'd suit my shuttle too i could actually watch 1 and record one...
unless SOMEONE BUYS MY SHUTTLE!
valium 13th January 2006, 21:57 Quote
I wish I could afford one of those 24-30 inch LCD's from Dell/Apple. I'm getting tired of this big 19 inch CRT and 19 inch LCD taking up all my room on my desk :(
perplekks45 13th January 2006, 22:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by valium
I wish I could afford one of those 24-30 inch LCD's from Dell/Apple. I'm getting tired of this big 19 inch CRT and 19 inch LCD taking up all my room on my desk :(
???
A 30" LCD would take less place on your desk?! :|

Extraordinary screen by the way but I still like my 19" CRT.
Wolfe 13th January 2006, 22:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bit Article
The LCD panel itself is has a native resolution of 1680x1050 (WSXGA+), which is pretty much spot on for a 20" desktop display.

Disputed.

I have a 17" LCD with a native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200) and it think it's great. With all that extra screen area, you could easily support a MUCH higer resolution.
<A88> 13th January 2006, 22:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by aon`aTv.gsus666
???
A 30" LCD would take less place on your desk?! :|

Extraordinary screen by the way but I still like my 19" CRT.
Depthwise it would save space in comparison to the CRT yes.

<A88>
riggs 13th January 2006, 22:54 Quote
imo the extra cost (compared to the Dell) isn't worth it for a TV tuner + slightly faster response time.

However, I do own an Acer Aspire lappy, and the glossy screen really does make a difference to vibrancy.
Firehed 13th January 2006, 22:54 Quote
I find that a bit hard to believe, tbh. Seeing that laptop screens tend to be higher res, and a 17" WS laptop screen is also 1680x1050. I'd be quite interested to find out about that screen though. Though it's also nice to not need the very latest graphics card to play at the native res.

Regardless, I'll keep saving for the 2405FPW. I *really* want component-in. And this doesn't have it. Unless SCART translates to it in the states, which I doubt.

Looks very nice though.
Marquee 14th January 2006, 01:01 Quote
That is one nice display. In Canada is cost around $750 for the 17" one. That a little to much. But you are getting hot of the line sexy LCD. Yeah when I think of it. Its goes well with my mod. Might just end up getting it and modding the yellow off and the sign to. Well then it wont be worth how much I paid for it but, modding is for fun.

I say 1.5 thumbs up. Out of 2 thumbs. Nie but to much moeny for it.
Shadowed_fury 14th January 2006, 01:08 Quote
Damn nice ;)
Shame i'm not gonna be that rich this year.
Orca 14th January 2006, 03:02 Quote
I like it :) But I don't like the red, even though it's a Ferrari brand. Nice article!
Tim S 14th January 2006, 03:32 Quote
The screens on laptops aren't as 'good-a' quality as their desktop counterparts IMHO. The colours don't look as good in simple terms.
Solidus 14th January 2006, 03:52 Quote
its a sign, this morning on the way to work with my friend in his 206, we saw a dude in a ferrari, he was just ahead of us in the long traffic line. We went alongside him on the next lane just to stare at his car, he musta known for sure but yeh anyways we sped past him after a few seconds. Silly really as a few seconds later we see this car zoom past us and literally glide across the lanes, they look so beatiful.

But yeh the flatscreen here...im gonna save for the 17" or 19" :)
Shadowed_fury 14th January 2006, 03:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Solidus
its a sign, this morning on the way to work with my friend in his 206, we saw a dude in a ferrari, he was just ahead of us in the long traffic line. We went alongside him on the next lane just to stare at his car, he musta known for sure but yeh anyways we sped past him after a few seconds. Silly really as a few seconds later we see this car zoom past us and literally glide across the lanes, they look so beatiful.

How sad. (actually did the same thing in stoke) :o
customh 14th January 2006, 04:52 Quote
#1 cpemma youre horrible with all your vintage stuff..
#2 yes it is a nice monitor and yes it is a wonderful monitor, but im kind of a not flashy type and wouldnt want all the shmansy casing of it, only if i did a ferrari mod and the closest ill get to that is when me and my friend mod an aspire x-infinity to a BMW theme, but i wouldnt mind doing a ferrari one too, but id sell it...
all just my opinion
Tulatin 14th January 2006, 06:47 Quote
the inbuilt tuner is great for less experienced users who just want functionaliy. I mean, my uncle grabbed a good 19" TFT with a tuner built in for about $100 more than the metero POS he had at first.
TMM 15th January 2006, 11:10 Quote
Honestly i don't think Acer had the ol' thinking cap on for this one.

I would like to see hidden cabling (or atleast, vertical cabling with a cover over the plugs/sockets like most/all LCDs use these days and detachable speakers for when you don't need them. This would also opt for the need of some audio outputs for external speakers ;)
zr_ox 15th January 2006, 21:31 Quote
Good review, and nice screen.

Remove that Yellow horse sticker and it would sell a hell of a lot more!
Kaze22 15th January 2006, 21:55 Quote
Some HDMI would have been the icing on the cake, but then again the resolution isn't exactly 1080p compliant.
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Remove that Yellow horse sticker and it would sell a hell of a lot more!

The Ferrari sticker is what justifies the cost, who wants to pay that much for just an Acer Display.
Firehawk153 16th January 2006, 20:39 Quote
Does anyone know how well this monitor scales to different resolutions? I like widescreen aspect but I won't always run all of my applications in 1680X1050.
zr_ox 16th January 2006, 21:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kaze22
The Ferrari sticker is what justifies the cost, who wants to pay that much for just an Acer Display.

Are you mad? Its still an Acer whether its got the Ferrari sticker or not. Since when did Ferrari start tuning LCD's? :)
perplekks45 16th January 2006, 21:44 Quote
And if they tuned this one: Who would buy it after this Formula 1 season? ;)
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