The average running cost of the KA220HQ is only £32 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 486 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Medium monitors manufactured by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the KA220HQ is 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
This PC screen's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Amongst similar types of PC screen the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Acer K222HQL (£73.14) which has a better Rating.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the KA220HQ has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the KA220HQ. LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the KA220HQ have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms.
With a width of only 508 millimeters, the Acer KA220HQ is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the KA220HQ. The narrowest medium monitor that is a comparable age to the KA220HQ is 51mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Viewsonic VA2265 (£89.03) (510.7mm), or the Lenovo T2254 (£128.00) (509.3mm).
With a height of only 304.5 millimeters, the KA220HQ is one of the shorter LCD screens that have been around for more than a year amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that were released one year ago the heights range from 36mm to 930mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Acer KA220HQ does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
The KA220HQ does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The KA220HQ is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The KA220HQ does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as the KA220HQ also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Dim Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the KA220HQ is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². The KA220HQ has a fairly dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the KA220HQ.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC screen and we think the Philips 226V4LAB (£92.00) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S22E450D which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Flatpanel monitors with a more display resolution that might also be worth considering include the HP Z24i (£264.37) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The KA220HQ has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 55 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the KA220HQ have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm.
Only One HDMI Port
The Acer KA220HQ is a one HDMI port LCD screen.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor was released over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the Philips 226V4LAB (£92.00) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S22E450D which is cheaper are also worth considering.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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