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Acer S242HL
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Acer S242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 563.9mm Jul 2014
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These slender monitors are built with a sense of simple modernism that can turn any area into an expression of style and taste. Design accents such as a transparent frame, transparent blue-lit... More
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5 Reasons For

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 superior manufacturers.

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 LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Acer S242HL has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Acer PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC screens of this type and age. The cables included "DVI", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.

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Light

With a weight of only 3.1 kilograms, the Acer S242HL is quite light compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the S242HL. The weights of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S242HL is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Acer S242HL has a quite fast response time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the S242HL.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer S242HL does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S242HL, the Acer S242HL is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Acer S242HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer S242HL does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S242HL also do not have an integrated card reader.

Other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2413 (£279.00), or the U2713H (£349.00) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 (£373.92) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 170 degrees, the Acer S242HL has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the S242HL. The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S242HL is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the S242HL the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Acer S242HL has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the S242HL.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of 0.52 Watts, the Acer S242HL has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The average power consumption when off of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 0.57W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer S242HL

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the S242HL is £47 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC displays of a comparable age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the S242HL over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Average Width

With a width of 563.9 millimeters, the Acer S242HL has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S242HL.

We compared all the other 563.9mm wide LCD screens to this PC monitor and we think the Acer S241HL (£99.98) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Expert Reviews

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29 May 2012

Photograph by Robert CardinLaptops and tablets seem to get most of the attention these days?after all, they?re great for working on the run. But once you settle down at your desk, it?s nice to... Read more…

The 242HL's price and specs may be attractive, but its mediocre on-screen performance should have shoppers looking elsewhere...

4 November 2011

Another batch of monitors just landed. This time, we're sampling 24" screens. If 27" is too big (and too expensive), and 23" is too small, this round-up is just what you need. We put three screens... Read more…

24 January 2011

This monitor is only really good for office work or browsing the web. Even then, you won't want to wait long before using a calibration profile...

18 October 2010

Ce moniteur ne peut prétendre à autre chose qu'à une utilisation en bureautique et à la navigation Internet. Il ne faut pas hésiter à lui appliquer un profil de calibration...

1 January 2010

Le S242HL est un nouveau moniteur LCD à rétro-éclairage LED. Ce modèle 24 pouces Full-HD est plus convaincant que les modèles précédents du constructeur mais tout n’est pas parfait... Read more…

20 January 2011

Acer dünyan?n en büyük bilgisayar ürerticilerinden birisi. Acer monitör pazar?nda da söz sahibi olmak istiyor. 3D destekli 120hz monitörlerden normal LCD monitörlere kadar uzanan geni? bir... Read more…

29 December 2010

Zatem czas na podsumowanie naszych kilkudniowych zmaga? z S242HL. Ma on swoje wady i zalety i tak naprawd? ostateczny werdykt zale?y od naszych preferencji. Zacznijmy mo?e od zalet, do których na...

2 April 2014
22 November 2014

Viele Produkte sind vor allem dank günstiger Preise die Amazon-Bestseller. Doch der Test zeigt, dass es die meisten dieser vermeintlichen Schnäppchen nie in die Top 10 der COMPUTER...

LED backlight
Low input lag
Retard d'affichage faible
Prix pour un 24 pouces
Design lacks ergonomic flexibility
Disappointing screen performance
Reverse ghosting very visibile in game
Contrast below average
Colours aren't reproduced accurately, and can't be adjusted

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.82
Electricity cost when on standby £4.20
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Total running cost over 5 years £46.02
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer S242HLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer s242, acer s242h, acer 100m1, acer s242hl, acer p236697, acer s242hla, acer s242hld, acer s242hlc, acer s242hlcb, acer p236697p, acer s242hlab, acer s242hldb, acer s242hlabi, acer s242hldbi, acer s242hlcbi, acer s242hldbid, acer s242hlcbid, acer umfs2eed01, acer s242hlabid
Barcodes 00886541537782, 04713392267666

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