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Acer 242HL

Acer 242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,965 expert and user reviews, Acer has good reviews for its PC monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price].

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Acer 242HL is more than most PC screens of a comparable age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 242HL. The cables includeds "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this Acer PC display.

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Very Fast Response Time

The response times of PC displays that were released around the same time as the 242HL range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Acer 242HL has a quite fast response time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 242HL do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Acer 242HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 242HL, the Acer 242HL is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer 242HL 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.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in camera and we think the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer 242HL does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 242HL also do not have a card reader integrated.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider include the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens of this age and type.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Acer 242HL has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 242HL.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 242HL range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Acer 242HL has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Acer 242HL is a one HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 242HL have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer 242HL

Running Costs Are OK

The 242HL has an average 8 year running cost of £70 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,019 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the 242HL.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal (metric)
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
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Tilt Adjustment
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AC Input Voltage
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Packaging Content
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £66.92
Electricity cost when on standby £2.51
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Total running cost over 5 years £69.43
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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