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Acer K242HQL PC Monitor

£120.16
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23.6" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Dec 2015
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Eco-friendly Acer K2 Series monitors are affordable display solutions for everyday PC usage. They offer hassle-free usability without compromising image quality. The intelligent design brings... More
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7 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 11 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is 84 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Acer medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC displays manufactured by Acer.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think the Philips 227E6[plb_2497490_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

PC displays of this type and age have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the K242HQL has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The K242HQL has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HQL. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this Acer LCD screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the LCD screens of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. When compared to other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K242HQL that we have assessed, the response time of the Acer K242HQL of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens that were launched more than a year ago which have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer G246HYL[plb_3026768_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The K242HQL does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Lenovo T2224[plb_2805500_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HQL are not 3D compatible. The Acer K242HQL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The K242HQL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the K242HQL also do 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 typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC screens of this type and age range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Acer K242HQL has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer K242HQL has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the K242HQL. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the K242HQL is 18° and the widest is 180°.

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Very Small Color Gamut

The K242HQL has one of the smaller color gamuts (only 72 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest color gamut of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K242HQL is 68% and the largest is 120%.

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Very High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of PC monitors that were released around the same time as the K242HQL range from 0.005W to 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W. With a power consumption when off of 350 Watts, the Acer K242HQL has a very high power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the K242HQL.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HQL

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the K242HQL over a year ago.

Average Width

The K242HQL has a pretty average width (567 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

Other 567mm wide flatpanel monitors currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer KA240HQ[plb_2903227_price].

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Acer V246HL[plb_2591112_price] (566.42mm).

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 18 July 2015 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

People might think these are going the way of the dinosaur, but I still think they have lots of value left to them. I would just make sure it has DVI-D dual link, HDMI and 120V connection when... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Jacob Z.
(Verified Purchase)

Seems like an overall good buy on sale/at the current price; if you're looking for USB 3.0 connectors, look elsewhere, I guess...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Dan g.
(Verified Purchase)

As others have posted the height is not adjustable but I knew that when I bought it. It can be a bit wobbly if you push on the sides but just sitting there it is plenty stable. It would be nice if... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Micheal A.
(Verified Purchase)

Had problems with shipper but Newegg service is perfect as always...

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by Siddharth C.
(Verified Purchase)

Good monitor for the price...

Reviewed 17 October 2015 by Robert B.

I would be happy with this monitor if not for the dead pixels...

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Gilbert T.
(Verified Purchase)

Part of 1st purchase to Newegg.com-quick & free shipping on ths order. I will consider more purchases in future...

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Lynne R.
(Verified Purchase)

Good product except for the speaker thing. I hope it is fixable...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Mona l.
(Verified Purchase)

Was deciding between 2 monitors. chose this one because of 4 usb3 connections 'NONE' will start checking specs more closely and around internet before buying...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 by Gary O.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is the wrong size and doesn't meet my needs.Great picture but also a little bright for my liking.A good product,it's just not for me.I have a premium membership that I acquired... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £35.25
Electricity cost when on standby £2.13
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Total running cost over 5 years £37.38
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k242hq, k242hql, k242hqlc, acer k242, code k242, acer code, k242hqlcb, acer k242h, code k242h, acer 100m1, k242hqlcbi, k242hqlcbid, acer k242hq, code k242hq, acer p231026, acer p232119, acer k242hql, code k242hql, acer 300cdm2, acer k242hqlc, acer 1080k242, acer k242hqlb, acer p231026p, acer p232119p, acer 1920x1080, acer k242hqlcb, acer 1080k242h, acer k242hqlbb
Barcodes 00841631110238, 00888863214310, 00888863938209, 04713147902057, 04713147902095, 04713392069796, 05054629912782

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