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Acer S242HL
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Acer S242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Mar 2016
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Acer S2 Series monitors deliver world-leading slim designs. The smooth finish is accentuated by a transparent frame around the base that catches the eye and makes the large screen appear to float.... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website wrote four years ago “This 24-inch, matte, LED-backlit display with 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution has DVI, HDMI”.

Reasonably Priced

One person said that the Acer S242HL was a bargain for the price. Expert review site wrote “The $229 Acer S242HL looks like a bargain.” but despite that they gave it a score of 2 stars.

Acer PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung S27E510C[plb_2792915_price], the HP VH22[plb_3791555_price], or the Benq VZ2770H[plb_3720960_price] which has better reviews.

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The weights of medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months range from 2.6g to 21kg. The Acer S242HL is one of the lighter latest comparable spec PC screens (only 3.1 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Acer S242HL has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The fastest response time of recently released medium monitors is 1ms and the slowest is 20ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this PC display is 53 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Mac World, Les and LCD screen experts aren't convinced by this medium monitor.

Price Has Recently Increased by £11.78

The price of the S242HL has increased by £11.78 in the last 58 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer S242HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the S242HL which have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the iiyama XB2483HSU-B2[plb_3212225_price], the Wortmann AG TERRA LED 2255W[plb_3696537_price], or the Asus VP278H[plb_3195871_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the S242HL, the Acer S242HL is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer S242HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months also do 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 it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest LCD screens also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Acer S242HL has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. Similar spec PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m².

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S242HL have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer S242HL which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer S242HL

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this PC display is A. The S242HL has an average running cost of £44 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 395 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year.

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Acer released the S242HL.


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Expert Reviews

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 £40.06
Electricity cost when on standby £2.98
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Total running cost over 5 years £43.04
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.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 04713392267666

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