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Acer B246WL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 100000000:1 LED Feb 2016
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium monitors produced by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the 258B6QUEB[pl_3444440_price], and the 276E7QDAB[pl_3699400_price] both from Philips which has better reviews; or the Viewsonic XG2401[plb_3364752_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B246WL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for the last year also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Viewsonic XG2401[plb_3364752_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer K272HUL[plb_3837383_price], and the Asus PB287Q[plb_3869741_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of medium monitors that have been around for the last year range from 10mm to 510mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Acer B246WL has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer B246WL is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Narrow

The narrowest medium monitor that came out in the last year is 370mm wide, the widest is 900mm, and the average width is 590mm. At only 534 millimeters, the Acer B246WL is quite narrow compared to most of the other new PC displays.

If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Acer XF240H[plb_3086845_price] (566mm and cheaper).

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer B246WL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other latest PC screens are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other new PC monitors, the Acer B246WL does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer B246WL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B246WL also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The Acer B246WL has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst PC displays of this age. The fastest response time of recently released comparable spec PC displays is 1ms and the slowest is 20ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer B246WL

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the B246WL is £37 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 395 medium monitors that have been available for the last year.

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Acer released the B246WL.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer B246WL has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Christopher D.

Search on 16:9 vs 16:10 and you will find numerous long threads with half preferring one and half the other. It really is just personal preference based on what the monitors primary use is. Serous... Read more…

I looked at many monitor reviews and tech specs, but no other monitor really met my needs for this price without having some quality issues. Acer is solid, the work out of the box with no issues
What it is: 24 inch IPS panel, 16 10 aspect ration, 6ms response time
Flicker free ( PWN Free
Very small bezel - keep in mind there is a 18 inch black space all the way around between the useable space and the bezel
What is it good for: Casual gaming, any kind of work related use, video or image editing, and all around general use
None of these are enough to take an egg of for
No HDMI - converter to DVI is inexpensive
Small black border around the screen- I do not mind, but its not obvious before you get it, they may have done this to help prevent light bleed

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £33.65
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £36.39
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer B246WLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.18T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer b246, acer b246w, umfb6ee031, acer b246wl, acer p228843, acer b246wlb, acer b246wlbm, acer p228843p, acer b246wlbmd, acer umfb6ee031, acer b246wlbmdp, acer umfb6aa003, acer b246wlbmdpr, acer b246wlbmdprx, acer computer gmbh b246, acer computer gmbh b246w, acer computer gmbh b246wl, acer computer gmbh umfb6ee031
Barcodes 04713147594160, 04713147686575

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