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11 Reasons For
Two Acer 226WL owners mentioned in their reviews that the Acer 226WL was a good height. Patrick Ovenden wrote in his review of the Acer 226WL “Decent non-glare screen with height and tilt adjustments”. Patrick Ovenden also wrote “The stand is stable and has a height adjustment and vertical tilt”.
One Acer 226WL owner who reviewed it considered that it was well made. This year George Puttock mentioned on Amazon “Built well, great stand” in his Acer 226WL review.
Easy to Use
One person who bought the Acer 226WL said that it was easy to assemble. Patrick Ovenden mentioned a few weeks ago “To get five stars from me it would just need to be slightly easier to assemble and have the ability to swivel from side to side”.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens built by Acer.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.
Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the Benq GW2320 (£96.37) which is cheaper.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer 226WL has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the 226WL.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of LCD screen.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Acer B236HL (£139.98) which has a better Rating; or the Acer V236HL (£124.74) which is cheaper.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago, the Acer 226WL has a built-in speaker.
Alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Edge10 ET240h (£127.92), or the Viewsonic VG2239M (£133.94) or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the iiyama E2480HS (£143.41).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer 226WL is more than most LCD screens of this age and spec. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this PC display.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
The Acer 226WL has a quite high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 130mm.
The Acer 226WL is one of the lighter similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 226WL (only 3.1 kilograms) amongst PC screens of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 226WL is 5.1kg.
The narrowest PC monitor of a comparable spec and age to the 226WL is 220mm wide and the widest is 5,200mm. At only 505.7 millimeters, the Acer 226WL is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 226WL.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Philips 221B3LPC (£130.63) (507mm).
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 226WL are not 3D compatible. The Acer 226WL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Edge10 ES240d Slim (£113.93).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type, the Acer 226WL does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the Lenovo L2251 (£133.92), or the HP EliteDisplay E221 (£168.66) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer 226WL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Acer 226WL is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 226WL the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels and we think the Asus VW22 (£126.42) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this flatpanel monitor is too few for you then you might want to consider the AOC I2369 (£112.00) (1920 x 1080) which is also higher rated.
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Quite High Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of 3.5 Watts, the Acer 226WL has a very high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 226WL. The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 226WL is 0.1W, the highest is 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Acer 226WL
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Acer released the 226WL.
Average Running Costs
The average running cost of the 226WL is £67 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 PC screens of a comparable age and spec.
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