Gamer display makers are shaving down like an Olympic swimmer to get those crazy pixel response times, and soon
enough we'll be measuring in nanoseconds. But until we're there, we're still going to have to deal with millisecond
measurements, as in Acer
's new AL1951D gamer monitor, successor to
their AL1951C. This one keeps the same 1280 x 1024 pixel count, cuts the pixel response in half to 2ms, drops the
brightness from 400 cd/m2 to 300 cd/m2, and ups both the contrast ratio to 1,000:1 from 700:1 and the price to $379
from $359 (MSRP, of course). Certainly not worth it for everyone when you can have a decent and somewhat larger
widescreen for about the same or even less, but these are the sacrifices gamers are expected to make for their art.