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7 Reasons For
According to Amazon sales data, the K242HL is a popular choice amongst people who purchased PC screens in the last 3 months.
Price Has Dropped by £15.00
The price of the K242HL has dropped by £15.00 in the last 22 days.
Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
Based on 3,184 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good reviews for its PC screens. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer K242HL 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.
This PC screen's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio across all PC screens of this spec and age.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC screen.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer K242HL is more than most PC screens 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 flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|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 the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
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Very Fast Response Time
The Acer K242HL has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the K242HL is 5.8ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Acer K242HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year which have a built-in speaker.
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the AOC G2460VQ6[plb_3032738_price]; or the Acer V246HL[plb_2591112_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the K242HL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer K242HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the K242HL, the Acer K242HL is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC displays that have been around for more than a year, the Acer K242HL does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the K242HL the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Acer K242HL has a very narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the K242HL.
Only 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 are a comparable age to it.
Other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung S22E450D[plb_2979409_price] which is cheaper.
PC screens with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z24i[plb_3124620_price] (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the Acer K242HL has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released one year ago.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The lowest power consumption when off of PC monitors that were released more than a year ago is 0.0005W and the highest is 1.2W. When compared to other PC screens of this spec and age that we have assessed, the power consumption when off of the Acer K242HL of 0.52 Watts is one of the highest.
4 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HL
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency rating of this flatpanel monitor is B. The average running cost of the K242HL is £47 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Samsung S22E450D[plb_2979409_price].
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At 567 millimeters, the Acer K242HL has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Asus VN248[plb_1599033_price] (554.5mm).
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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