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12 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
This PC screen has an energy efficiency classification of A. The G246HLF is in the cheapest 18% of all 486 flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the G246HLF is only £35.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was cheap. Amazon Customer and said on Amazon “Great Budget Monitor!”.
Good Picture Quality
One Acer G246HLF owner wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. In August this year William N. said “The response time and picture quality is outstanding, great for gaming” in his Acer G246HLF review.
Good Product Quality
One Acer G246HLF owner reckoned that it was good quality. William N. said in his review of the Acer G246HLF on Amazon this month “The response time and picture quality is outstanding, great for gaming”.
Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews as do all LCD screens manufactured by Acer.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The G246HLF has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that came out around the same time as the G246HLF.
Amongst similar types of PC monitor the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
We compared all the other PC displays that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this flatpanel monitor and we think the G257HL (£138.67), and the G277HL (£148.64) both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer G246HLF is more than most PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|DVI|HDMI|VGA are also found on this PC display.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 0.1W, the highest is 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 5.5W. At only 0.46 Watts, the G246HLF has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the G246HLF.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 34 kilowatt hours, the G246HLF has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the G246HLF. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the G246HLF have annual energy consumptions of between 22kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.
Quite Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the G246HLF is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms. When compared to other medium monitors that were released one year ago, the response time of the G246HLF of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.
At only 154 millimeters, the Acer G246HLF is very short compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the G246HLF. The shortest PC monitor of this type and age is 36mm tall, the tallest is 930mm, and the average height is 360mm.
10 Reasons Against
Price Has Recently Increased by £31.03
In the last 44 days the G246HLF has increased in price by £31.03.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the G246HLF have a built-in speaker, however the G246HLF does not have a built-in speaker.
Most PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the G246HLF do not have a built-in camera. The Acer G246HLF is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.84) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC monitors of this type and age, the G246HLF does not have an integrated card reader.
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Not 3D Compatible
The G246HLF is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the G246HLF are also not 3D compatible.
Only LCD Display Type
The G246HLF has a better display type than most LCD screens of a similar age and type to it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.
An LCD display type is in fact the worst display type across all LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the G246HLF.
Across similar types of PC screen the best display type is LED.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the HP ProDisplay P221 (£129.99) which is cheaper.
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this age and spec.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
Other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might want to consider include the HP Pavilion 24xw (£134.99), or the Samsung S24E650PL (£129.99) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this LCD screen is not many enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL UltraSharp 24 (£170.38) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
Very Small Color Gamut
The color gamuts of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the G246HLF range from 68% to 110%. At only 72 percent, the G246HLF has a quite small color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the G246HLF.
The average depth of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the G246HLF is 89mm. With a depth of 417 millimeters, the G246HLF is one of the deepest medium monitors that are a similar age to the G246HLF amongst PC screens of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
With a width of 617 millimeters, the Acer G246HLF has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the G246HLF.
If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer G277HL (£148.64) (622mm and cheaper).
Great budget monitor for gamers and alike who can't quite utilize (and or afford) the 144Hz version of this monitor! Haven't used the monitor for gaming yet but I'll be sure to update my review... Read more…
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