Author: Llwyd Johnson
Hardware Acquired: Alphacool
The Alphacool LCD Display is a fantastically functional screen and in my opinion looks absolutely great. It's neat, simplistic, modern looking and the brushed metal finish makes it ideal for the front of those top end cases. The packaging could indeed use a little more attention, as I expect that with a little extra packaging, the screen may not have picked up the minor scratch marks present on the review sample.
The overall quality of the screen is very good. The metal and paint job is great and the electronics and screen panel look very high quality.
This screen really is an ideal first screen when one considers the simplicity of the whole package. Installation takes one or two minutes and the software is as user friendly as it gets, taking only minutes to get to grips with. The fact that the screen comes in black or silver and in a single bay size and worktop display means that it's up the customer how much space is taken up.
You can see the single bay 200 x 64 pixel display Here for a reasonable £43.
And the 240 x 128 pixel desktop display Here for a similar price to the internal model.
The reviewed display is available at SpecialTech for £68, a snip compared to most LCD displays on the market and a worthwhile addition to any Christmas list.
+ Looks great and very sleek with large display area
+ Well built and good quality
+ Great software package
+ Variety of sizes and colours to suit all cases
- Very basic packaging
- Could do with some form of rubber trim to improve fit
Thanks to Alphacool for providing this screen for review
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