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Expert Reviews Are Excellent
This flatpanel monitor received a score of 90 out of 100 from LCD screen expert review website tweaktown.com. The PC monitor expert review sites think this medium monitor is one of the very best flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
Owner Reviews Are Average
Based on 24 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 79 out of 100.
Price Drop of £24.24
In the last 47 days the S241HL has dropped in price by £24.24.
Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PC monitors manufactured by Acer.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer S241HL 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.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst similar types of PC screen.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the Acer KA240HQ[plb_2903227_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of this spec and age.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 29 kilowatt hours, the Acer S241HL has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S241HL. The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 210kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh.
The shallowest medium monitor that has been available for a comparable time to the S241HL is 15mm deep, the deepest is 700mm, and the average depth is 89mm. At only 42 millimeters, the Acer S241HL is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the S241HL.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Acer S241HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S241HL which have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to consider including the Samsung S24E650PL[plb_2969253_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S241HL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer S241HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer S241HL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S241HL also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer S241HL is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including a cheaper PC screen such as the Samsung S24E650PL[plb_2969253_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL[plb_2974753_price].
PC screens with a more display resolution that might also be worth considering include the HP Z24i[plb_3124620_price] (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S241HL range from 10° to 180°. The Acer S241HL has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the S241HL.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the Acer S241HL has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the S241HL. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S241HL have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The Acer S241HL has a quite dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the S241HL. The average display brightness of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S241HL is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Acer released the S241HL.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays that came out more than a year ago.
We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Samsung S24E650PL[plb_2969253_price] or you might consider a higher Rating LCD screen such as the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL[plb_2974753_price] are also worth considering.
With a width of 565 millimeters, the Acer S241HL has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S241HL.
Seems to be on par with the DropCam in terms of features, only you aren't stuck with their cloud stuff which brings along monthly fees and also a loss of privacy.
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Psychicbookworm would recommend the Acer S241HL (Verified Purchase)
A nice large monitor. No problem hooking it up. I chose HDMI but it also supports DVI and VGA. No disks to install, just plug and play. I only made one adjustment and that was just to brightness... Read more…
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Let me get over the pros - it works and can be quickly set up. This device is made for people who want the bare minimums for a security camera with a nice 1080p sensor.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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