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7 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The B226WL has an average 5 year running cost of only £31 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 371 recently released medium monitors.
Just Released Five Months Ago
The B226WL was only relased by Acer five months ago. Newer flatpanel monitors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews
Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the Asus VP228T (£79.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other latest similar spec PC screens, the Acer B226WL has a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper PC monitors such as the iiyama B2480HS-B2 (£138.55).
There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the Fujitsu E22T-7 (£122.80), or the Asus VP247TA.
At only 505.8 millimeters, the Acer B226WL is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B226WL. The narrowest new similar spec PC monitor is 370mm wide and the widest is 960mm.
At only 3.1 kilograms, the Acer B226WL is quite light compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. The lightest medium monitor that has been on the market for the last year is 2.6g weight, the heaviest is 33kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most comparable spec PC displays that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in camera. The Acer B226WL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer B226WL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B226WL are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer B226WL does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC monitor and we think the DELL U2413 (£250.00) is also worth considering.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that have been around for the last year.
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Very Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 68cm, and the screen sizes range from 52cm to 690cm. The Acer B226WL has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 55.9 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
1 Other reason to consider the Acer B226WL
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out in the last year.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper PC screen such as the iiyama E2282HV (£107.27) or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the DELL U2413 (£250.00).
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1680 x 1050
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16.78 million colours
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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