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Acer S236HL PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Oct 2014
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Modernize the look of any room in your home or office and save space with the simple yet elegant profile of an ultra-slim Design Series monitor. Models showcase a range of aesthetic highlights.... More
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18 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 38 owner reviews this medium monitor has an overall owner rating of 81%.

Good Product Quality

Several Acer S236 reviewers reckoned that it was good quality. Eames wrote on Amazon “Quality of materials is exceptional and I also paid” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product very highly. Eames also wrote “After owning some decent quality monitors I wanted something a bit premium”. Eames also wrote “Overall I'm very pleased with the quality materials and construction of the monitor”.

Nice Design

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. B. J. Davies mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The first thing that struck me when I saw this in the shop was how beautifully designed it was”. In October last year Christian Korsak rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The bezels are actually pretty small except for the bottom part” in his review of this PC monitor. Eurisko wrote on Amazon “Nice looking, unique cantilevered monitor, not easy to get hold of” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer considered that it had good picture quality. Stu Mitch said in their review of the Acer S236 on Amazon “Once your set up should be very happy with the brilliant image quality” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. One Acer S236 owner who reviewed the Acer S236 thought it had clear images. Stu Mitch wrote in their review on Amazon “This monitor was by far the best in terms of clarity and how clear the image was at this price level”.

Robust

A number of Acer S236 owners who bought it wrote that it was well made. Denny Cornell he said “ConsWhy on earth they bothered with the built in speakers I'll never know - tinny”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Acer S236 reviewers considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago B. J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “Clarity compared to my HP 23" LED monitor at home which is a really good monitor that cost a lot when I bought it.I played with the controls”.

Good Support

A few people agreed that it had good technical guidance. Jeff Davies wrote on Amazon “Power adaptor (obviously) - Quick Start Guide - VGA Cable - MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Cable - this is a digital interface for transmitting video” nonetheless he only scored the product 60 out of 100. Jeff Davies also mentioned “Strangely though the Quick Start Guide lists this particular item as 'optional”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Acer S236 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was quick to charge. Denny Cornell rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Acer S236 “Pro'sVery pleased with the screen, nice to be able to charge my phone when working”.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Jeff Davies said in his review of the Acer S236 on Amazon “With the frame, although it was also a 23" it looked big and it was some 3" thick as well” however he scored the product 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good experience. Eames wrote in their Acer S236 review “The viewing experience is excellent both with games”.

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer PC displays and also specifically for Acer medium monitors and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer S236 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the AOC i2769[plb_1554512_price], and the Benq GW2750[plb_2446079_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the Philips 220P4LPYE[plb_1405703_price].

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer S236 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the S236 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer S236 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the S236.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S236 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer S236 which has two HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

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

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 250kWh. The Acer S236 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 31 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer S236 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the XL2411[pl_2130532_price], or the XL2420[pl_1453626_price] both from Benq or the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer S236 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer S236 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S236 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer S236

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the S236.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.

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LCD Display Type

The Acer S236 has a better display type than most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it have an LED display type.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display to this PC monitor and we think the iiyama B2280WSD-B1[plb_1378652_price] which is cheaper; or the iiyama T2252[plb_1569399_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price] (LED and cheaper) or the LG 27MB65[plb_2256056_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Viewsonic VG2438[plb_2457343_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

At 548 millimeters, the Acer S236 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the S236.

If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might want to consider the Philips 236V4L[plb_1447373_price] (549mm), or the AOC E2360[plb_1484895_price] (548.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Christopher S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor may work for some but your taking a chance with your money...

Reviewed 2 July 2014 by Scott B.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm using the Movie preset which lowers brightness and contrast but this works best for me. If you manually adjust brightness or contrast it will default to the User preset...

Reviewed 28 October 2013 by Tracey T.
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is steady for me, although someone else said it wasn't for them...

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Kyle C.
(Verified Purchase)

There are other monitors that are cheaper, and just as good... I bet they will last longer also...

Reviewed 23 August 2015 by Christian korsak

The Acer S236HL has been my monitor for over a year now and I love it. 23inches may seem small but it really isn't in my opinon and I got used to it in the first couple of days. It's an IPS... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.66
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s236hl, acer s236, acer s236h, acer s236hl, acer s236hlt, acer s236hltm, acer s236hltmj, acer umvs6ee001, acer s236hltmjj
Barcodes 00351937746388, 00887899091056, 04250833973132, 04712196719852, 04712196719876, 08878990910560

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