Acer UM.WB6EE.A01 - B226HQLAymdr B6 Series Professional 55cm (21.5") Wide 8ms 100M:1 ACM 250nits VA LED DVI (w/HDCP) MM Height adj. Pivot Euro/UK EMEA TCO6.0 Darkgrey Acer EcoDisplay 3 Years Bring-in Warranty, VA LED LED, 1920x1080, 60Hz, 8ms, 100M:1
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13 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
This flatpanel monitor has an efficiency rating of A. The B226 is one of the cheaper to run PC monitors of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the B226 will cost only £34 over 5 years to run.
Two Acer B226 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good height. Patrick Ovenden mentioned on Amazon last year “Decent non-glare screen with height and tilt adjustments”. Patrick Ovenden also mentioned “The stand is stable and has a height adjustment and vertical tilt”.
Easy to Use
One Acer B226 owner considered that the product was easy to assemble. Patrick Ovenden gave the product a score of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “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 medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all flatpanel monitors Acer is one of the better rated brands.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer B226 has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years.
The worst contrast ratio across similar types of flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Acer V236HL (£124.74) which is cheaper; or the Asus VN279 (£119.99), or the Acer G237HL (£101.98) which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the B226, the Acer B226 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq BL2211 (£117.03) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the 24MB35 (£141.41), or the 23EA63 (£129.59) both from LG.
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Has One Cable Included
The Acer B226 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|DVI|VGA are also found on this PC display.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The Acer B226 has a fairly low power consumption when off (only 0.25 Watts) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B226. The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.1W to 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the B226 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the maximum height adjustment of, the Acer B226's maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters is one of the highest.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of a similar type and age to it.
Across all the PC displays of this type and age the widths range from 220mm to 5,200mm, and the average width is 580mm. The Acer B226 is fairly narrow (only 508 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Other 508mm wide PC displays currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung S22A450 (£99.99) which is cheaper.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the LG E2210 (£138.30) (507mm), or the Philips 221P3 (£187.44) (507mm).
Similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B226 have weights of between 3g and 39kg. The Acer B226 is quite light (only 3.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B226 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 100kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 44kWh. The Acer B226 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 27 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
7 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer B226 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065 (£110.40) or the Edge10 ES240d Slim (£113.93).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Acer B226 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Lenovo L2251, or the HP EliteDisplay E221 (£335.08).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer B226 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Low RMS Rated Audio Power
Medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 1 Watt, the Acer B226 has a very low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the B226.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The Acer B226 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 54.6 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of PC displays of a similar type and age to the B226 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the B226 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At 8 milliseconds, the Acer B226 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer B226
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Acer released the B226.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the Lenovo E2223 (£120.92).
If you would prefer a PC display with a more display resolution then you might also want to consider the Asus VS24 (£144.72) (1920 x 1200), or the Samsung S24C650 (£140.69) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
LCD Display Type
The Acer B226 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as it.
Other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to consider include the iiyama T2252 (£112.80), the Acer V236HL (£124.74), or the Lenovo E2323 (£91.86) which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Benq EW2440 (£124.98) (LED), or the Samsung S23B350 (LED) which also has a higher rating.
Orion would recommend the Acer B226HQL (Verified Purchase)
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