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Acer G196

Acer G196 PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 100000000:1 LCD Apr 2013
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Small monitors produced by Acer have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just small monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has Two Cables Included

The Acer G196 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a similar age and type to it. This PC display has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the G196. The cable included "AC" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Light

The Acer G196 is one of the lighter small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the G196 (only 1.7 kilograms) amongst small monitors of this age. LCD screens of this age and spec have weights of between 2.9g and 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer G196 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer G196 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer G196 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the G196 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the G196, the Acer G196 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer G196 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the G196 display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of only 65 degrees, the Acer G196 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens of this type and age range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the G196 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. When compared to other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the G196, the Acer G196's horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Acer G196 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the G196. The average display brightness of small monitors that were released more than two years ago is 250 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer G196

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the G196 is £27 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC monitors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the G196 over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The Acer G196 has a better display type than most small monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it have an LED display type.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display and we think the YIYNOVA MSP19U[plb_2124232_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a PC screen with a better display type then you might want to look at the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £24.04
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £26.78
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 G196uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.13 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer g196, acer g196h, acer g196hq, acer g196hql, acer g196hqlb
Barcodes 04712196493639

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