This PC display was given a "Recommended" award by 3dnews.ru who said that this PC screen was good.
This PC screen received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.
Owner Reviews Are Average
People who bought this LCD screen rated this LCD screen 78% on average.
Good Picture Quality
One Acer B326 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Acer B326 on Expert Reviews “Vibrant and accurate colours from this monitor's huge 32in screen”.
One customer said that the product had good picture quality. Techradar.com gave this PC monitors a score of 4 stars and said on expert website Techradar “The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent (and highly configurable) colour accuracy and image quality out-of-the-box that looks great on its spacious”.
Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Crn.com wrote two years ago “A beautiful professional monito”. expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this PC monitors “This 32" monitor is pretty large.” however despite that only rated the product 3 stars.
A few customers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Two years ago expert website Channelpronetwork.com wrote “Most important, affordable”. Channelpronetwork.com also wrote “Can Acer's giant WQHD display look good and be affordable at the same time? By James E”.
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Acceptable Noise Level
One person concluded that this PC monitors was quiet. Digital Versus wrote “Speakers are too quiet” in their review but even so only scored it 60 out of 100.
One Acer B326 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was well made. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Acer B326 on expert review site Techradar two years ago “The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent”.
One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus said “Plenty of connectivity” in their review of the Acer B326 nonetheless gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
One Acer B326 reviewer considered that it was a good height. Last year Digital Versus wrote “Stand only adjusts for height and tilt”.
Good Product Quality
One person reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Techradar.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent (and highly configurable) colour accuracy and image quality out-of-the-box that looks great on its spacious” in their Acer B326 review.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B326 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Acer B326 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Acer is one of the better rated PC screen brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer B326 has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all PC displays of this age and type.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC screen.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer XB280HK (£349.99), and the Asus MG278Q (£375.16) is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the B326, the Acer B326 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the MG279Q (£349.99), and the MG278Q (£375.16) both from Asus which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider including the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60).
Fairly Many Display Colour Count
PC screens of this age and type have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M. The Acer B326 has a quite many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B326.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the B326 range from 48cm to 110cm. The Acer B326 has one of the bigger screen sizes (81.3 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The Acer B326 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution.
This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all PC displays of this age and type.
A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of LCD screen.
Very Big Viewable Width
Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and type to the B326 the viewable widths range from 280mm to 880mm. With a viewable width of 708.4 millimeters, the Acer B326 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Acer B326 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the B326. Across all the flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the B326 the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer B326 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The Acer B326 has a fairly big viewable height (398.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The viewable heights of PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B326 range from 230mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the B326 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer B326 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Running Costs Are Very High
This medium monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C. The B326 has an average running cost of £73 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run PC screens of this age and spec.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The Acer B326 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the Acer B326 is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the B326 do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer B326 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Flatpanel Monitors of This Age and Spec
We thought that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The cheapeast flatpanel monitors of this age and spec that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,066.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the B326 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer B326 which has one USB 3.0 port.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only Has Five Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer B326 is more than most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC display has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar age and type to the B326. The cables included "AC", "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "HDMI" are also found on this PC screen.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
The average weight of PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B326 is 4.9kg. With a weight of 8 kilograms, the Acer B326 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the B326.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the medium monitors that came out more than a year ago the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh. The Acer B326 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (93 kilowatt hours) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this PC display was released.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the Benq XR3501 (£579.99), and the Asus MG279Q (£349.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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