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Acer 196HQL PC Monitor

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£71.98 £14.29 cheaper than 7 days ago
18.5" 1366 X 768 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
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The 1366 x 768 resolution of this LED monitor delivers excellent detail, making it perfect for advanced HD productivity and multimedia applications. LED monitors also consume less power and last... More
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9 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 196HQL will cost only £33 over 8 years to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years.

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!”.

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”.

Good 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”.

£14.29 Price Drop

In the last week the 196HQL has dropped in price by £14.29.

Good Brand

Acer small monitors have good ratings on average and across all flatpanel monitors Acer is one of the superior brands.

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LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it.

There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper PC screen such as the Hannspree HE195ANB[plb_2936128_price] or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price].

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The Acer 196HQL has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of a comparable type and age to it. This Acer PC screen has a VGA cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The cables included "AC" is also found on this LCD screen.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the Acer 196HQL is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the 196HQL. The average weight of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the 196HQL is 3.3kg, and the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most small monitors that came out around the same time as the 196HQL do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Acer 196HQL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Hanns.G HL205[plb_2007545_price], or the HP L6010[plb_1444439_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the Acer 196HQL is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 196HQL, the Acer 196HQL does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer 196HQL does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the 196HQL also do not have a card reader integrated.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to consider include the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price].

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago the viewing angle, verticals range from 40° to 180°. At only 65 degrees, the Acer 196HQL has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 196HQL.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 90 degrees, the Acer 196HQL has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the 196HQL. Comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, horizontals of between 40° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of small monitors that were launched around the same time as the 196HQL is 250 cd/m². When compared to other LCD screens of this age and type that we have assessed, the display brightness of the Acer 196HQL of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer 196HQL

Released Over Four Years Ago

Acer released the 196HQL over four years ago.

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Acer 196HQL is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

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Specification

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Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Maximum Refresh Rate
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Power LED
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (average)
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
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Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £30.51
Electricity cost when on standby £2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years £32.82
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 196HQLuses 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 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer v196, acer g196, acer 100m1, acer v196h, acer g196h, apple v196, apple v196h, acer v196hq, acer g196hq, acer p179651, acer p158189, acer v196hql, acer g196hql, acer 200cdm2, apple v196hq, acer v196hqla, apple v196hql, acer 1366x768, acer p179651p, acer p158189p, acer v196hqlab, apple v196hqla, acer umxg6ee004, apple v196hqlab, acer umxv6aaa01, acer umxv6eea03
Barcodes 04712196090982, 04712196571009, 04712196625047

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