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10 Reasons For
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We checked 3,487 expert and user reviews for Acer LCD screens and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The average power consumption when off of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the G226HQL is 0.57W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W. The G226HQL has one of the lower power consumptions when off (only 0.3 Watts) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Has One Cable Included
The G226HQL has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the G226HQL.
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The Acer G226HQL is fairly narrow (only 511 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the G226HQL. The narrowest medium monitor that has been around for more than two years is 52mm wide and the widest is 6,500mm.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other 511mm wide LCD screens and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC E2060[plb_1528489_price] is also worth considering.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Philips 226V4[plb_1394891_price] (514mm), or the Asus VE228[plb_1584525_price] (512.84mm).
With a height of only 311 millimeters, the Acer G226HQL is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the G226HQL. The average height of medium monitors that are a similar age to the G226HQL is 380mm.
Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the G226HQL the weights range from 3g to 39kg. The Acer G226HQL is one of the lighter similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago (only 2.6 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the G226HQL that we have assessed the depth of, the G226HQL's depth of only 36 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The shallowest flatpanel monitor of this age and type is 12mm deep, the deepest is 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The G226HQL does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the G226HQL also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the AOC E2060[plb_1528489_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The G226HQL is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the G226HQL are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The G226HQL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the G226HQL, the G226HQL does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Dim Display Brightness
When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years, the G226HQL's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. The dimmest display brightness of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the G226HQL is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Acer G226HQL has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst PC displays of this age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Acer G226HQL has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of PC screens of this type and age is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the G226HQL has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the G226HQL is 170°.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer G226HQL
Running Costs Are Average
The G226HQL has an average running cost of £39 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a similar type and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
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