Incorporating the latest in LCD technology, the Acer AL1511M offers the best in visibility, performance and design for today. With enhanced contrast and brightness the Acer AL1511M surpasses the competition, and offers a "viewing pleasure" which is second to none. The display's high brightness 250cd/m2 and outstanding contrast ratio, (350:1), bring brighter and superior image performance to users. With the monitor's embedded dithering/FRC technology, the display color can be upgraded from high color to true color. The monitor supports true color 24-bit solution, bringing you vivid and crisp images directly without the need to change the graphics card. The viewable size of the LCD monitor is equal to that of regular 17-inch CRT monitors, offering users larger screen real estate and a smaller footprint. Different from regular liquid crystal displays, the Acer AL1511M features auto adjustment of full screen images, no matter what resolution is set. Compared to today's CRT monitors, that consume anything from 70W to around 150W, the Acer AL1511M consumes around 30W. The Acer AL1511 complies with stringent VESA DPMS, NUTEK and EPA standards. Setting up the AL1511M is as simple as one, two, and three. All that is required is to connect the monitor directly into the standard graphics port. The AL1511M does not require a special graphics adaptor and is compatible with today's video graphics cards.