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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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10 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The B226HQL has an average running cost of only £27 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Medium monitors produced by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The B226HQL has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
This PC monitor's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
The worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC monitor is Mega Contrast.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the G247HYL, the 42HQL (£117.23), or the K212HQL all from Acer which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The B226HQL has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung S24E650PL (£146.20).
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Samsung S22E200BW, or the Philips 221B6QPYEB (£130.99) is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The B226HQL has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This Acer flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the B226HQL.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B226HQL the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm. At 150 millimeters, the Acer B226HQL has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the B226HQL.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
The narrowest medium monitor that has been on the market for more than a year is 51mm wide and the widest is 960mm. With a width of only 508 millimeters, the B226HQL is one of the narrower medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B226HQL amongst medium monitors of this age.
PC displays with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 221B6 (£127.14) (511mm), or the LG 22MT44 (£125.00) (507.6mm).
The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B226HQL range from 2.3g to 79kg. With a weight of only 3.2 kilograms, the Acer B226HQL is one of the lighter comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago amongst medium monitors of this age.
The average height of similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year is 360mm. With a height of only 304.8 millimeters, the B226HQL is quite short compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the B226HQL.
13 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £23.48
In the last 59 days the price of the B226HQL has increased by £23.48.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the B226HQL which has one USB Type-A downstream port.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year, the B226HQL does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.98), or the DELL UZ2215H (£201.55) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer B226HQL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the B226HQL also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B226HQL, the B226HQL is not 3D compatible.
Only LCD Display Type
The B226HQL has an LCD display type which is better than most LCD screens that are a similar age to it. Most medium monitors that are a similar age to it have an LED display type.
An LCD display type is actually the worst display type across all PC screens that came out more than a year ago.
An LED display type is the best display type across similar types of PC screen.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Acer G246HLF (£109.99) which has a better Rating; or the AOC E2460SD2 (£99.99) which is cheaper.
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung S24E200BL (£94.97) (LED) which is also cheaper.
Quite Low RMS Rated Audio Power
With an RMS rated audio power of only 1 Watt, the Acer B226HQL's RMS rated audio power is one of the lowest amongst PC monitors of a similar age and type to the B226HQL. The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the B226HQL range from 1W to 18W.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.
Very Small Viewable Height
At only 268.1 millimeters, the B226HQL has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B226HQL the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Acer B226HQL is a one USB 2.0 port PC display.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung S22E450F (£124.97) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S24E200BL (£94.97) which is cheaper.
LCD screens with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z24i (£92.39) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated) or the Acer G247HYL (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Very Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Acer B226HQL has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display diagonal of PC monitors of this spec and age is 64cm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The viewable widths of similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than a year range from 280mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. At only 476.6 millimeters, the B226HQL has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
1 Other reason to consider the Acer B226HQL
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over a year.
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