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Acer B243 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 100000000:1 LED Mar 2013
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6 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One customer concluded that the Acer B243 was good value for money. Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com said four years ago “Professionals now have a relatively affordable” in their review of the Acer B243. One Acer B243 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Four years ago expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned “This may not be the least expensive IPS-based monitor around”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer PC displays and also specifically for Acer medium monitors and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B243 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Acer B243 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Acer B243 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B243, the Acer B243 does not have an integrated card reader.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The Acer B243 has a fairly low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the B243. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

PC screens of this spec and age have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The Acer B243 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst PC displays of this age.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the B243 range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the Acer B243 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B243.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Acer B243 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B243 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the Acer B243 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the B243. Comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 3g and 39kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer B243

Running Costs Are Average

The B243 is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the B243 will cost £40 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the B243.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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Average Width

With a width of 564 millimeters, the Acer B243 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the B243.

We compared this PC display to all the other 564mm wide flatpanel monitors and we think the Viewsonic VG2428WM[plb_1530993_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Cable Lock Slot
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Camera
Technical Details
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Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
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Weight
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Packaging Content
Operating System/software
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Expert Reviews

23 August 2012

Acer has an enviable reputation among business so the B243PWL had some big shoes to fill and for the most part it lived up to expectations. This may not be the least expensive IPS-based monitor...

4 September 2011

Wil je een 23 of 24 inch monitor voor minder dan 250 euro, dan is er voldoende keuze, maar tegelijkertijd moeten we concluderen dat er in dit segment geen schermen te koop zijn die op alle punten...

16 December 2010

Gutes Arbeitsgerät mit kleinen Mängeln Acer biete mit dem B243H einen Monitor im Breitbildformat an, auf dem sich gut arbeiten lässt. Der Nutzer kann den Bildschirm vergleichsweise einfach an...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £47.43
Electricity cost when on standby £2.98
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Total running cost over 5 years £50.41
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b243hl, b243pw, b243ph, b243hlm, b243pwl, b243phl, b243hll, b243phla, b243hllo, b243hlmo, b243pwla, acer b243, b243hlmoy, b243pwlay, b243phlay, b243hlloy, b243phlaym, umfb3aaa01, b243hlloym, acer 100m1, acer b243p, acer b243h, b243hlmoym, b243pwlaym, b243hlloymd, acer b243pw, acer b243hl
Barcodes 00086000181758, 00163120799312, 00847839187232, 00887899029134, 04712196197261, 04712196197308, 08878990291348

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