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Acer 196W PC Monitor

19" 1440 X 900 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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8 Reasons For

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”.

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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”.

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Small monitors manufactured by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just small monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on small monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer 196W has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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1440 X 900 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer 196W has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900. That's 1% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC monitors of this spec and age is 720 x 400 and the best is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Acer 196W is more than most LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it. This Acer LCD screen has a VGA cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 196W. The cables included "AC" is also found on this PC display.

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Not Supported HD Type

This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

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.

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”.

Not 3D

The Acer 196W is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer 196W does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Asus VK207S[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 196W do not have a card reader integrated. The Acer 196W is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to look at include the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price].

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Very High Running Costs

The 196W is one of the least economic to run small monitors that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 196W is £49.

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Very High Power Consumption (off)

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 196W that we have checked, the power consumption (off) of the Acer 196W of 3.5 Watts is one of the highest. The average power consumption (off) of similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 0.55W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer 196W

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released over four years ago.

1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer 196W has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Power LED
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £33.33
Electricity cost when on standby £23.07
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Total running cost over 5 years £56.40
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 196Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.28T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer v196, acer 14x9, acer v196w, acer ra7828, acer v196wl, acer v196wlb, acer ra7828b, acer v196wlbm, acer 1440x900, acer v196wlbd, acer umcv6aa003, acer umcv6aa002, acer umcv6aa001, acer umcv6aa002b, acer umcv6aa003c, acer umcv6aa002c, acer umcv6aa003cr, acer umcv6aa002cr, acer america v196, acer america v196w, acer america v196wl, acer america v196wlb, acer america v196wlbd, acer america umcv6aa002, acer america umcv6aa001, acer america umcv6aa003
Barcodes 00012301870985, 00012302527383, 00012302527956, 00012304216810, 00014445256298, 00014445512073, 00021112262643, 00044111236903, 00088022174794, 00132017729053, 00132017729121, 00172302718850, 00712196624651, 00744546365062, 00773317932134, 00809392588321, 00809392588352, 00841631104435, 00841631104558, 00886541978110, 00886541978127, 00886541978134, 00887401042088, 04053162537057, 04712196624651, 04923113162761, 06953040893221

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