Acer 196W
Acer 196W
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Acer 196W

An economical to run 1440 x 900 PC monitor, but with inferior features
19" 1440 X 900 Pixels 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
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Acer 196W Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Acer 196W as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£57 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 23?

It has good 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 flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2017.
It has running costs of £57 over 8 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,772 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced but that it is not robust and that it is difficult to use.
This Acer PC monitor is missing some features:
Only 1440 x 900 pixels display resolution

Acer 196W In-Depth Analysis


Users Report That it is Fairly 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”.

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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.

Customers 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”.

Users 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”.

Very Good Brand

Based on 5,679 expert and user reviews (including 974 verified purchases), Acer has very good ratings for its PC monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer 196W has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display 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. Across all PC monitors the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in February 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The 196W has an average running cost of £57 over 8 years based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,772 PC screens.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00712196624651, 04053162537057, 04712196624651

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