Acer ConceptD CM2 CM2241W monitor review

The Acer ConceptD CM2 CM2241W monitor provides a simple color-calibrated 24-inch screen for photo editing

Acer ConceptD CM2 CM2241W
(Image: © Australian Camera)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Acer ConceptD CM2 CM2241W places an emphasis on color accuracy which means it’s very well suited to image-editing applications. Additionally, the ease of setup and adjustment – along with the likelihood of long-term calibration stability – make it ideal for the enthusiast-level photographer who just wants a consistent color accuracy that will translate to great-looking prints.


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    Built-in monitor calibration

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    Desk-friendly 24in screen

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    Easy to set up


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    Not 4K

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    No USB-C sockets

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A calibrated photo monitor is an essential part of any digital imaging workflow, but price and size can be deterrents. The Acer ConceptD CM2 CM2241W could be the simple solution for photographers - saving the need to buy a separate monitor calibrator.

We all know that the monitors in desktop computers and photo-editing laptops are usually the cheapest displays manufacturers can get away with. We also know that a calibrated monitor is essential for image editing, especially if you’re planning to make accurate prints. But then the inevitable questions about photo monitors are – does it have to be so big and do I really have to spend that much money? The answers are ‘no’ and ‘no’.

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Paul Burrows

Paul has been writing about cameras, photography and photographers for 40 years. He joined Australian Camera as an editorial assistant in 1982, subsequently becoming the magazine’s technical editor, and has been editor since 1998. He is also the editor of sister publication ProPhoto, a position he has held since 1989. In 2011, Paul was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute Of Australian Photography (AIPP) in recognition of his long-term contribution to the Australian photo industry. Outside of his magazine work, he is the editor of the Contemporary Photographers: Australia series of monographs which document the lives of Australia’s most important photographers.