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Acer 196W PC Monitor

19" 1440 X 900 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
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10 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Nicole Sidlow said on Amazon “Over all I am happy with my purchase which is good value for money” in her review of this PC monitors. Penfold said “OK for the price”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Penfold and said two years ago “This monitor is cheap”.

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Nice Design

One Acer 196W reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Nicole Sidlow and she mentioned in her review “The only thing that really bothers me is the design on the stand(which you can't see very well on the picture”.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

We checked 3,487 expert and owner reviews for Acer PC monitors and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £17.00

The price of the 196W has dropped by £17.00 in the last 34 days.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer 196W has a built-in speaker. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer 196L[plb_1960413_price], and the DELL P2014H[plb_1740080_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hanns.G HX194[plb_2199362_price] is also worth considering.

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1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer 196W is 1440 x 900 (WXGA+). That's 1% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most common resolution. Small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 196W graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer 196W is more than most flatpanel monitors of this age and type. This Acer flatpanel monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of this spec and age. The cable included "AC" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Not Supported HD Type

This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on small monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 196W range from 8.9cm to 440cm. At 48.3 centimeters, the Acer 196W has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 196W.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not well made. Penfold said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon two years ago “It's very 'plasticky' and is only adjustable up” and rated the product 60 out of 100.

Difficult to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Penfold and wrote in their Acer 196W review on Amazon “I found the controls minimal and not intuitive and it's not easy to adjust the colour/brightness to an acceptable level”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Acer 196W is not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the 196W, the Acer 196W does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the 196W, the Acer 196W does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 196W will cost £49 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most expensive to run small monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Power Consumption When Off

When compared to other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 196W that we have assessed, the Acer 196W's power consumption when off of 3.5 Watts is one of the highest. The power consumptions when off of small monitors that are a comparable age to the 196W range from 0.1W to 5W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.52W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer 196W

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.

1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Acer 196W is 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Average Width

With a width of 440 millimeters, the Acer 196W has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other small monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the HP Compaq LA1905wg[plb_1479492_price] (445mm and cheaper), or the Acer 196HQL[plb_1496629_price] (444.4mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
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Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mount Interface
Power LED
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
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Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
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EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £20.83
Electricity cost when on standby £27.40
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Total running cost over 5 years £48.23
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer v196, acer 14x9, acer v196w, acer ra7828, acer v196wl, acer v196wlb, acer ra7828b, acer v196wlbd, acer 1440x900, acer v196wlbm, acer umcv6aa001, acer umcv6aa003, acer umcv6aa002, acer umcv6aa003c, acer umcv6aa002c, acer umcv6aa002b, acer umcv6aa002cr, acer america v196, acer umcv6aa003cr, acer america v196w, acer america v196wl, acer america v196wlb, acer america v196wlbd, acer america v196wlbm, acer america umcv6aa002, acer america umcv6aa003, acer america umcv6aa001, acer america displays v196, acer america displays v196w, acer america displays v196wl
Barcodes 00012301870985, 00012302527383, 00012302527956, 00012304216810, 00014445256298, 00014445256304, 00014445512073, 00021112262643, 00044111236903, 00088021306035, 00088022174794, 00132017729053, 00132017729121, 00172302718850, 00712196624651, 00744546365062, 00773317932134, 00809392588321, 00809392588352, 00809392588369, 00841631104435, 00841631104558, 00886541978110, 00886541978127, 00886541978134, 00887401042088, 04053162537057, 04712196624651, 04923113162761, 06953040893221

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