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Acer GN246HL PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Feb 2014
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This flatpanel monitor received a "Bronze" from Hardware.info who thought that this medium monitor was good.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 199 user reviews the average user rating of this Acer PC monitor is 87 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Acer GN246HL reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon this month “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 mentioned “Amazing for the price”.

Some people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was a bargain for the price. Adam P wrote “Excellent monitor picked up for a bargain £150 in black friday sales on Amazon great size” in his review and rated it as very good. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this month “Awesome monitor, couldn't tell much difference on my cheap gaming rig” in their review of the Acer GN246HL.

One person thought it was cheap. R. Courtman mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Good budget 144hz, not washed out”.

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Good Picture Quality

Four Acer GN246HL reviewers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Thomas Douglas mentioned in his review on Amazon “A fast 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response” and gave it a very good review score. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website XSreviews.co.uk “This is the 24-inch model, which boasts a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far surpasses the 60Hz standard”. Xsreviews.co.uk also wrote “The Acer GN246 is an excellent gaming monitor for the money, offering that desirable 144Hz refresh rate that's ideal for high frame rate gaming”.

Some Acer GN246HL owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Adam P mentioned “Obviously if you want to get the full 144Hz benefit make sure your graphics card can handle it first.”. In October Mr. Adam Mihalik rated the Acer GN246HL as excellent and he said on Amazon “The picture quality is great, however it doesn't come close to an IPS LED type monitor.” in his review of this PC monitor.

A number of people considered that it had good colour saturation. Andrew Cookson said in his Acer GN246HL review “Colours are nice and being 144hz makes gaming feel so much more responsive”. A few weeks ago Ma Uddin said “Nice, accurate colours and responsive”. Thomas Douglas mentioned on Amazon “This is a very good digital monitor, with luscious bright colours, full HD” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

One customer who purchased the Acer GN246HL reckoned that it had image ghosting. This month Amazon Customer mentioned “Don't buy if you hate ghosting!” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Best Seller

The GN246HL is one the best selling PC display currently available.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Jack said on Amazon “It's so smooth that now when i try”. Thomas Douglas mentioned in his review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “Gaming is slick and super smooth”.

Two Acer GN246HL owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Amazon Customer rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this month “The colors are simply beautiful when calibrated correct”. In October last year Average-As-Hell scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The refresh rate is beautiful” in their review of the Acer GN246HL.

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL had a good experience. This month Amazon Customer mentioned “To get best experience then like me you will regret not putting that extra money to something a bit better”. Also this month Mr. Adam Mihalik gave the product a very good review score and he wrote “That being said the whole purpose of the 144 hZ is to provide a better gaming experience of any genre” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some Acer GN246HL owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Adam P mentioned in his review “As people have said a quick fiddle in the settings menu and it's no problem”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was easy to assemble. Mr. Adam Mihalik said in October “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” in his review of the Acer GN246HL.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. This month Amazon Customer said in their review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “The overall build quality is average however the monitor suffers from ghosting which is extremely annoying while playing games on it” however despite that they scored the Acer GN246HL 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Great product, picture quality for gaming is spot on”. Jack Clear gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Picture quality is good, vibrant” in his Acer GN246HL review.

Robust

Some Acer GN246HL reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL was well made. Two years ago Jack gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “#3 The built in Settings Menu is horrible”. John Smith said in his Acer GN246HL review on Amazon in October “A solid 144hz experience” and rated the Acer GN246HL as very good. John Smith also wrote “Great - running with my GTX 980 Ti at a solid 144hz”.

Good Connectivity

One Acer GN246HL reviewer who purchased the Acer GN246HL said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Thomas Douglas gave this PC monitor a very good review score and he wrote in his review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “Connection is via HDMI, dual-DVI or old-fashioned VGA”.

Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors built by Acer.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], the Samsung LS22C570[plb_2185009_price], or the Hanns.G HS241[plb_2315338_price] which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The Acer GN246HL is 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GN246HL are not 3D compatible.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other 3D compatible LCD screens and we think because of it's better review score, the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], and the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The GN246HL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the GN246HL do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE2488HS[pl_2365276_price], or the X2380HS[pl_2051472_price] both from iiyama or the AOC I2360[plb_1482717_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The GN246HL has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the LCD screens that have been available for more than two years the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the GN246HL is more than most PC displays of this type and age. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of a comparable age and type to the GN246HL. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the GN246HL range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the GN246HL has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the GN246HL.

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Shallow

The depths of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GN246HL range from 12mm to 560mm. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GN246HL that we have checked the depth of, the Acer GN246HL's depth of only 23.7 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website prad.de scored this LCD screen 60%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this medium monitor.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought the Acer GN246HL considered that it was not a good height. Thomas Douglas said “There is no height adjust, which is a shame” in his review of the Acer GN246HL but in spite of that he still gave the product a very good review score.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Acer GN246HL does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The GN246HL does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Color Gamut

Across all the PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the GN246HL the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%. At only 72 percent, the GN246HL has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GN246HL.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most LCD screens that came out around the same time as the GN246HL have between one and three HDMI ports, including the GN246HL which has one HDMI port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer GN246HL

OK Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor is rated B for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the GN246HL is £40 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC screens of this age and type.

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Average Width

At 565 millimeters, the GN246HL has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 565mm wide LCD screens currently available that you might also want to consider including the G246HY[pl_2150838_price], or the G246H[pl_1403578_price] both from Acer or the Philips 241S4[plb_1469139_price] which has better reviews.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(4)
8 December 2014

The Acer GN246 is an excellent gaming monitor for the money, offering that desirable 144Hz refresh rate that's ideal for high frame rate gaming and 3D. While its viewing angles and OSD are fairly...

21 July 2014

Gaming Monitor Roundup 2014 Introduction If you're considering getting a proper display to get your gaming on, you're probably looking at response time above all else. There's certainly good... Read more…

31 August 2014

Als je in de markt bent voor een gaming-scherm, dan heb je wat te kiezen. Zonder twijfel de beste optie onder de 120/144 Hz Full HD-modellen is de Eizo Foris FG2421, dat niet alleen qua soepele...

Hardware.info

22 September 2014

Der Acer GN246HL liefert eine sehr gemischte Leistung ab. Zunächst sieht man ein futuristisches Design, das sich durch den extravaganten Fuß von der Konkurrenz abhebt. Ergonomisch gesehen hat...

User Reviews

(115)
Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Adam J.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought three of these monitors to work together on my new GeForce GTX 980 video card. The card has 5 outputs: 1x DVI-D Dual Link, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. After fiddling with different cables,... Read more…

These monitors are lightweight and clean. Assembly was simple. The picture at 144Hz is fantastic MUCH easier on the eyes than 60Hz. Three options for connectivity- DVI-D Dual Link, HDMI, and VGA (but
Gorgeous colors. I haven't seen many 1080p monitors pop like this one. It didn't even require any calibration on my end to make it look great
The stand is pretty stable and the amount of tilt that is available is quite nice. I'm able to angle the monitor exactly where I need it
1080p videos look exceptionally good on this monitor, nice quality for a TFT monitor. Also, has wide angles of view that, Id say are a bit less than those 160(V) written in specifications, but still m
Works good, I have nothing to say against the assemblage quality, still as good as 1 year ago. AND OF COURSE, fast time response and really smooth image make this monitor a standing out candidate for
The only con I can think of is that these monitors do not come with a DisplayPort connection. I didn't think this would matter so much but it does for the following reasons: Neither HDMI nor VGA will
144hz just doesn't work on my end. 120hz is fine. I've done every fix you can think of and I have tried both DVI ports on my GT 970 (along with 2 DVI-D cables). All I get is a black screen on 144hz wh
Seemingly random flickering will happen when looking at certain objects in games. It happens for no reason. I've been testing this with Advanced Warfare to see if I can figure out why it's happening.
None. Really none
After 30 years owning pc monitors, this is the definite one. I can't find any issue with them (I got two). I actually never thought to be able to enjoy such a picture as the old, high refresh rate, mo
Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Tate G.
(Verified Purchase)

I can really only recommend this for gamers that play twitch shooters or RTSes. The 144hz refresh rate has limited use otherwise. I don't have the equipment to try the 3D features so I didn't... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2014 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

Displays is tilt only, no height adjustment. Not an issue for me since mine are mounted. Displays come w/o stand attached. Which is nice for mounting. Comes dual link DVI-I cables. If you want the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Evelyn W.
(Verified Purchase)

I don't doubt the other reviewers here, this was a really lovely monitor. It seems like I got one with a bad case of backlight bleeding or something though...

Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Cody S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is a huge upgrade over my 17" laptop screen, but the laptop only has support for HDMI. Unfortunately because of the video card's age and lack of D-DVI support I haven't been able to... Read more…

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