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6 Reasons For
On average Acer medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens built by Acer.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq EW2440[plb_2076167_price].
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Acer 246HL is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
This LCD screen's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years.
Amongst similar types of LCD screen the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the V236HL[pl_1604471_price], or the G237HL[pl_2266292_price] both from Acer which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer 246HL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the iiyama XU2390HS[plb_2204569_price] which has a better Rating; or the Philips 247E4[plb_1482822_price], or the LG 22MB65[plb_2245646_price] which is cheaper.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer 246HL is more than most PC monitors of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Acer flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 246HL, the Acer 246HL is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price] or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price], or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer 246HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 246HL also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo L2251[plb_1565512_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E221[plb_1556554_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 246HL do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer 246HL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.
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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of 3.5 Watts, the Acer 246HL has a very high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W.
4 Other reasons to consider the Acer 246HL
OK Running Costs
The 246HL has an average 5 year running cost of £61 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 PC monitors of this type and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This medium monitor was released over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the AOC E2370[plb_2042309_price].
If the display resolution of this PC monitor is not many enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung S24C650[plb_1586401_price] (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
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The Acer 246HL has a pretty average width (567 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 246HL.
Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Samsung S24A650[plb_1471558_price] (568mm).
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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