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17 Reasons For
Some customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. In August this year Amazon Customer mentioned “One of the best monitors out there, great value” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “My personal opinion is if you have a bit extra money go for a better monitor”. Amazon Customer also said “Amazing for the price”.
Some Acer GN246HL reviewers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Adam P scored the Acer GN246HL 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Excellent monitor picked up for a bargain £150 in black friday sales on Amazon great size”. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon in August “Awesome monitor, couldn't tell much difference on my cheap gaming rig” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
One Acer GN246HL owner considered that it was cheap. R. Courtman mentioned on Amazon “Good budget 144hz, not washed out” and rated the product 99 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Four customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Average-As-Hell mentioned on Amazon in August last year “The refresh rate is beautiful” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Thomas Douglas scored the Acer GN246HL 5 stars and he said “A fast 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response” in his review. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on expert website XSreviews.co.uk two years ago “This is the 24-inch model, which boasts a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far surpasses the 60Hz standard”.
A few people agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Adam P mentioned on Amazon “Obviously if you want to get the full 144Hz benefit make sure your graphics card can handle it first.” and gave the Acer GN246HL a score of 99 out of 100. Amazon Customer and wrote this year “Great product, picture quality for gaming is spot on” in their review of this PC monitors. Jack Clear wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good, vibrant and clear” in his Acer GN246HL review and scored it 99 out of 100.
Several people who purchased the Acer GN246HL reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Andrew Cookson said “Colours are nice and being 144hz makes gaming feel so much more responsive”. This year Ma Uddin rated this PC monitors 5 stars and she wrote “Nice, accurate colours and responsive”. Thomas Douglas scored it 5 stars and he wrote “This is a very good digital monitor, with luscious bright colours, full HD” in his Acer GN246HL review.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL had image ghosting. Amazon Customer said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Don't buy if you hate ghosting!” however despite that gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
One Industry Award
Hardware.info thought that this flatpanel monitor was good and gave it their "Bronze" award.
Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was smooth. Jack said on Amazon “It's so smooth that now when i try” in his review and gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Thomas Douglas wrote on Amazon “Gaming is slick and super smooth” in his Acer GN246HL review.
Two customers thought this PC monitors was good looking. This month Amazon Customer said “The colors are simply beautiful when calibrated correct” and scored it 99 out of 100. Average-As-Hell said in their review of this PC monitors last year “The refresh rate is beautiful” and scored it 4 stars.
Easy to Use
A number of Acer GN246HL reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL had a good experience. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in August “To get best experience then like me you will regret not putting that extra money to something a bit better”. In the same month John Smith gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “A solid 144hz experience” in his review of the Acer GN246HL. Mr. Adam Mihalik wrote this month “That being said the whole purpose of the 144 hZ is to provide a better gaming experience of any genre” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
A few customers who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Adam P mentioned in his review of this PC monitors “As people have said a quick fiddle in the settings menu and it's no problem”. Jack wrote on Amazon “#3 The built in Settings Menu is horrible” in his review of this PC monitors.
One customer who reviewed it said that it was easy to assemble. Mr. Adam Mihalik wrote in his Acer GN246HL review in August “Upgrading from a 60 hZ monitor to a 144 hZ one almost feels like getting a new pair of eyes! The monitor itself was well packaged and easy to assemble”.
Good Product Quality
Six people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The overall build quality is average however the monitor suffers from ghosting which is extremely annoying while playing games on it” in their Acer GN246HL review. Amazon Customer also wrote “Great product, picture quality for gaming is spot on”. Jack Clear gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Picture quality is good, vibrant” in his review of this PC monitors.
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A few Acer GN246HL owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Acer GN246HL this year “The overall build quality is average”. Jack and he said on Amazon “#3 The built in Settings Menu is horrible” in his Acer GN246HL review. John Smith said on Amazon this year “A solid 144hz experience”.
One person who bought this PC monitors concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Thomas Douglas wrote on Amazon “Connection is via HDMI, dual-DVI or old-fashioned VGA” in his review of this PC monitors.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 199 owner reviews this PC screen has an overall owner rating of 87%.
Acer PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Medium monitors produced by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.
The GN246HL is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other PC screens of this age and type which are not 3D compatible.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer GN246HL 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 monitors of a comparable age and type to the GN246HL.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of LCD screen.
Other flatpanel monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might want to look at include the 42HQL (£117.23), the K212HQL (£86.00), or the K242HQL (£121.89) all from Acer which has a better Rating.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the GN246HL has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GN246HL the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.
The GN246HL is one of the lighter flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the GN246HL (only 3.1 kilograms) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The lightest PC display of this age and type is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Across all the PC displays of a similar type and age to the GN246HL the depths range from 15mm to 700mm. With a depth of only 42 millimeters, the GN246HL is one of the shallower PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the GN246HL amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 1 millisecond, the Acer GN246HL has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the GN246HL. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.
9 Reasons Against
Poor Expert Reviews
Expert review website prad.de scored this flatpanel monitor 60%. That puts this Acer PC monitor in the bottom 4% of all the PC displays of a comparable age and spec.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One Acer GN246HL owner who purchased the Acer GN246HL considered that it was not a good height. Thomas Douglas mentioned in his review of this PC monitors “There is no height adjust, which is a shame”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The GN246HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the GN246HL.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the G257HL (£138.67), or the B246 (£175.95) both from Acer or the LG 22MT44 (£125.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the GN246HL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer GN246HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.84), or the DELL UZ2215H (£202.34) which also has a higher Rating.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that came out more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer GN246HL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that were launched more than a year ago.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this LCD screen and we think because of it's better review score, the S22E450F (£124.97), the S24E450M (£145.51), and the S23E650D (£96.99) all from Samsung is also worth considering.
Flatpanel monitors with a more display resolution that might be worth looking at include the Samsung LS24C65 (£144.00) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 160 degrees, the GN246HL has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GN246HL. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GN246HL have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC displays of this spec and age is 18° and the widest is 180°. At only 170 degrees, the Acer GN246HL has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the GN246HL.
4 Other reasons to consider the Acer GN246HL
Running Costs Are OK
This medium monitor has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the GN246HL has an average 5 year running cost of £40 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Released Over a Year Ago
Acer released the GN246HL over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC screens of this age and type.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the S22E450F (£124.97), the S24E450M (£145.51), or the S23E650D (£96.99) all from Samsung.
+2 Other reasons
With a width of 565 millimeters, the GN246HL has a pretty average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 565mm wide PC displays currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer S241HL (£99.99).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 144
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 160
0.276 x 0.276
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Heavy Metal Free Design
Windows Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64
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None. Really none
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