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6 Reasons For
The S220 is one the fastest selling PC display currently available.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the better rated brands.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think the Philips 226V4[plb_1394891_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
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 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Has Three Cables Included
The Acer S220 has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of a similar age and type to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens that were released more than two years ago. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The Acer S220 has one of the lower maximum power consumptions (only 22 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens of this spec and age the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.
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10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago, the Acer S220 does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the AOC E2060[plb_1528489_price] or the NEC V321[plb_1462229_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer S220 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer S220 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC display and we think the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer S220 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the S220 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that are a similar age to the S220 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At only 50 degrees, the Acer S220 has a very narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S220.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the Acer S220 has one of the narrowest horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S220 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the Acer S220's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S220 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The Acer S220 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 54.6 centimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S220 the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The Acer S220 has a quite high power consumption when off (0.53 Watts) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The average power consumption when off of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the S220 is 0.57W.
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Running Costs Are Average
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the S220 will cost £39 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 998 similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This medium monitor has been on the market for over four years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and spec.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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