Acer 42HQL vs Acer K242HL vs Acer K242HQL

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Acer 42HQL
Acer K242HL
Acer K242HQL

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Acer K242HL (300 cd/m²).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Acer K242HL and the Acer K242HQL do not have a built-in speaker(s). Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

6 Reasons For
0.4" bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer K242HL has a display diagonal of 24", but the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both only 23.6" PC monitors (0.4" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Moderately bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
Acer K242HL is 61cm display diagonal, but the Acer K242HQL is only a 59.9cm display diagonal PC monitor (1.1cm smaller).
0.05W lower power consumption (off) Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 0.3W power consumption when off PC monitor, whereas the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both 0.35W power consumption when off PC monitors (0.05W higher).
27% lighter Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 3.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 819g lighter than the Acer 42HQL (3.9kg) and 820g lighter than the Acer K242HQL (3.9kg).
£5.38 cheaper to run
The Acer K242HL only costs £53.33 to run over five years whereas the Acer 42HQL costs £58.71 to run (10% more). Read more
User reviews are better
The Acer K242HL has an average user review score of 91%, but the Acer K242HQL has an average rating of 84% (based on 11 reviews).
4 Reasons For
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a display brightness of 300 cd/m² (as does the Acer 42HQL), whereas the Acer K242HL is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Faster response time Edit
The Acer K242HQL is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HL (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

£2 cheaper
The Acer K242HQL is £1.54 cheaper than the Acer 42HQL.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 23.6" PC monitor, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 0.4" smaller than the Acer K242HL (23.6"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Vastly slower response time Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a response time of 5ms (as does the Acer K242HL), however the Acer K242HQL is a 1ms response time PC monitor (4ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

15% higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a power consumption (off) of 0.35W, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 0.05W higher than the Acer K242HL (0.35W).
819g heavier Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a weight of 3.9kg, whereas the Acer K242HL is a 3.1kg weight PC monitor (819g lighter) and the Acer K242HQL is a 3.9kg weight PC monitor (1g heavier).
More expensive by £2
The Acer 42HQL is £1.54 more expensive than the Acer K242HQL.
Fewer sellers
The Acer 42HQL is only stocked by 12 retailers, but the Acer K242HQL is stocked by 15 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher running costs over five years by £5.38
Over five years the Acer 42HQL costs £58.71 to run which is £5.38 more to run than the Acer K242HL. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer K242HL has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², but the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitors (50 cd/m² brighter).
80% slower response time Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 5ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Acer 42HQL. That's 4ms slower than the Acer K242HQL (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer K242HL does not have a built-in speaker(s) (As does the the Acer K242HQL), whereas the Acer 42HQL has a built-in speaker(s). Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

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Six months older
The Acer K242HL is older than the Acer 42HQL by six months and older than the Acer K242HQL by five months.
7 Reasons Against
A little smaller display diagonal Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a display diagonal of 23.6" (as does the Acer 42HQL), whereas the Acer K242HL is a 24" PC monitor (0.4" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

1.1cm smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
The Acer K242HQL is a 59.9cm display diagonal PC monitor, whereas the Acer K242HL is a 61cm display diagonal PC monitor (1.1cm bigger).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker(s) (As does the the Acer K242HL), however the Acer 42HQL does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

15% higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a power consumption (off) of 0.35W (as does the Acer 42HQL), however the Acer K242HL is a 0.3W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.05W lower).
820g heavier Edit
The Acer K242HQL is a 3.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 1g heavier than the Acer 42HQL (3.9kg) and 820g heavier than the Acer K242HL (3.9kg).
One month older
The Acer K242HQL is older than the Acer 42HQL by one month.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer K242HQL is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer K242HL is 91% (based on 9 reviews).

Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.31
Total running cost £ 58.71
Purchase price £ 94.99
Total cost of ownership £ 153.70
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 51.28
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.05
Total running cost £ 53.33
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data
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Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
23.6" 24"
BEST
23.6"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 55 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 299mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 531mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 55 - 75 55 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80 30 - 80
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.276 x 0.276 0.27 x 0.27
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 160° 160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 170° 170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
BEST
59.9cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms 5ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1 1
DVI Port
1 1 1
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Feet Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 -5 - 25 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
 On/off switch

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
 B
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 6W
Power Consumption (off)
0.35W 0.3W
BEST
0.35W
Power Consumption (typical)
22W 20W
BEST
22W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.45W 0.4W
BEST
0.45W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 44kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 422mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 629mm
Weight With Stand
4.2kg 3.6kg
BEST
4.2kg
Height (with Stand)
421mm
BEST
421.9mm 421.2mm
Depth (with Stand)
208mm 207mm
BEST
207.9mm
Width (with Stand)
567mm 567mm 567mm
Weight
3.9kg 3.1kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
335mm 335.9mm 335.9mm
Depth
61mm 52mm 60.7mm
Width
566mm 567mm 567mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
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