Acer 196HQL
Acer 196HQL
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Acer 196HQL

A cheap to run and poor value for money 1366 x 768 PC screen
18.5" 1366 X 768 Pixels 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
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Acer 196HQL Review

With very low running costs but representing mediocre value for money,
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£41 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC screens are available. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
It has running costs of only £41 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good picture quality and superior product quality.
This Acer PC monitor is missing some features:
Only 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £48.85 on eBay 6 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 88% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Acer 196HQL In-Depth Analysis


Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Some people reckoned that it was good value for money. Batman said “Good value” in their review. Batman also mentioned “Excellent value for price!”.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Batman wrote on Amazon “Really good monitor/picture quality”.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

One person who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Two years ago Batman wrote in their review on Amazon “Really good monitor/picture quality”.

Acer Has Very Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 5,837 owner and expert reviews (including 1,014 verified purchases), Acer has very good reviews for its PC displays. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £95.94 it is cheaper than 84% of PC screens.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Acer 196HQL of $55.00 (£71.47) in the United States. That's a saving of £24.47.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer 196HQL has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% smaller display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all PC displays is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of PC displays range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The Acer 196HQL's viewing angle, vertical of only 65° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 3% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the Acer 196HQL of only 90° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average viewing angle, horizontal of all LCD screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since February 2013.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The 196HQL is in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 LCD screens that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the 196HQL is only £41.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer umxv6eea03, acer v196hqlab, acer 8ntczs00, acer p158189p, acer 8ntcza00, acer p179651p, acer 1366x768, acer 200cdm2, acer 100m1
Barcodes 04712196090982, 04712196571009, 04712196625047

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