I've seen the Acer at the Microcenter - it was $400 at that time. One thing that I noticed right away was backlight that was not uniform (though LG is not either - it's much more pronounced on the Acer). Also do not forget that some reviewers report screen retention on the Acer and Phillips but not on the LG. Split screen on LG works well, however, keep in mind that your work will never be in front of you but rather to the left or right and much further away due to screen size. Overall, if flicker does not bother you get LG over Acer, however, do consider a TV for a monitor - like 40" Samsung UN40MU7000FXZA for under $400 at Walmart (reportedly).