Acer 196W Review
|5 Years Old|
|£51 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 66?
It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. DELL PC displays also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC monitors are available. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
It has running costs of £51 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,258 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
Customers report it is reasonably priced but that it is not robust and that it is difficult to use.
This Acer PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Acer 196W In-Depth Analysis
Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced
A few customers who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Nicole Sidlow said on Amazon “Over all I am happy with my purchase which is good value for money” in her review of this PC monitors. Penfold said “OK for the price”.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Penfold and said two years ago “This monitor is cheap”.
Very Good Brand
We checked 10,025 expert and user reviews (including 1,997 verified purchases) for Acer PC monitors and found that on average Acer has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Acer PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report That it is Not Robust
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not well made. Penfold said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon two years ago “It's very 'plasticky' and is only adjustable up” and rated the product 60 out of 100.
Users Report Nice Design
One Acer 196W reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Nicole Sidlow and she mentioned in her review “The only thing that really bothers me is the design on the stand(which you can't see very well on the picture”.
Customers Report That it is Difficult to Use
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Penfold and wrote in their Acer 196W review on Amazon “I found the controls minimal and not intuitive and it's not easy to adjust the colour/brightness to an acceptable level”.
Running Costs Are OK
The 196W is typical compared to the other 3,258 PC displays that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 196W will cost £51 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Five Years Ago
Acer released the 196W in February 2013.
Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Resolution
The Acer 196W has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 38% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found 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.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Acer 196W of only 19" is smaller than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is smaller than 89% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all PC displays is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95".
Average Response Time
The response time of the Acer 196W of 5ms is relatively typical compared to most other LCD screens. It is slower than 59% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.
Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of PC displays range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Acer 196W of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the narrowest 25% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the LCD screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Acer 196W's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the narrowest 30% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Acer 196W has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).
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