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Acer 196HQL

71

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Acer 196HQL

£95.94
Acer 196HQL
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A very economical to run and cheap 18.5" PC monitor, but with only average features
18.5" 1366 X 768 Pixels 100000000:1 No Feb 2013
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UM.XV6EE.A03 Acer Monitor , 18.5" , LED , Acer , 196Hqlab (Brand new, unopened) - on
£95.94
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Acer Monitor 18.5" LED Acer 196HQLAB UM.XV6EE.A03
£100.82
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MONITOR, 18.5", LED, ACER, 196HQLAB BPSCA UM.XV6EE.A03 - SB05368 By ACER
£113.64
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Supreme-Optimised ACER - UM.XV6EE.A03 - MONITOR, 18.5", LED, ACER, 196HQLAB - [Pack of 1] - Min 3yr Cleva® Warranty
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MONITOR 18.5" LED ACER 196HQLAB - Monitors - Computer Products - SB05368 (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Acer 196HQL Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Acer 196HQL number 171 in small monitors.
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Value for Money
Very Good
59
Features
Average Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£32 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. NEC LCD screens 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 PC monitors 2018.
It has running costs of only £32 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 12% of all 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good picture quality and product quality.
This Acer PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
HD LED monitor
Dependable functionality
Acer ecolor management
Acer ecodisplay
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1366 x 768 pixels resolution

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 £65 at Ebuyer 31 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 49% 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.

Acer 196HQL In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Users Report That it is Fairly 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!”.

Users 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”.

Users Report Excellent 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 Reviews for Its PC Monitors

We checked 8,715 expert and owner reviews (including 1,820 verified purchases) for Acer PC displays and found that on average Acer has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £95.94 it is in the cheapest 11% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 196HQL is only £32, which makes it one of the cheaper to run flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Acer released the 196HQL in February 2013.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the Acer 196HQL of only 18.5" is smaller than 95% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Resolution

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

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Average Response Time

The Acer 196HQL's response time of 5ms is fairly typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 66% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer 196HQL's horizontal viewing angle of only 90° is very narrow compared to most other PC displays. It is in the narrowest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The Acer 196HQL's vertical viewing angle of only 65° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is narrower than 98% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other LCD screens, the Acer 196HQL does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

best price square bpscpsb05368umxv6eea03dir, best price square umxv6eea03, acer 774261371umxv6eea03, acer 14rumxv6eea03i, acer umxv6eea03, acer v196hqlab, acer 1366x768, acer 100m1

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00616268710911, 00722550158795, 04712196090982, 04712196571009, 04712196625047

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