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Acer 296CL

Acer 296CL PC Monitor

29" 100000000:1 LED Jul 2013
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Acer B286HK[plb_2551124_price], and the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus VG27AH[plb_1426322_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 296CL which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the Acer 296CL has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Acer B296CL[plb_1728195_price], or the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Philips C240P4QPYEW/61[plb_3020736_price].

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 296CL the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Acer 296CL has a very wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 296CL the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Acer 296CL has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Acer 296CL has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 296CL the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer 296CL has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 296CL the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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7 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £81.62

The 296CL has increased in price by £81.62 in the last 59 days.

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

Most PC monitors of this age and type have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Acer 296CL which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 296CL, the Acer 296CL is not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price]; or the Asus VG27AH[plb_1426322_price], or the Samsung LS23A700DS[plb_1458097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that are a comparable age to the 296CL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer 296CL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC display and we think the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 296CL, the Acer 296CL does not have a card reader integrated.

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Expensive

PC displays of a comparable spec and age range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC displays of a comparable spec and age.

Fairly Slow Response Time

The Acer 296CL has a fairly slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 296CL. The response times of LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 296CL range from 1ms to 69ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer 296CL

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Tilt Adjustment
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Power Cord Included

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 4 December 2015 by JKD
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy with this. . I didn't see the dimensions in the description. Edge to edge it is 69.8 cm wide and the screen is 32.2 cm high outer edge to outer edge. The top and side borders are... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Pg
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value...

(Verified Purchase)

I found that if the display was turned off once connected to a machine, then it would not turn on again unless the DisplayPort cable was disconnected. Pressing the power button on the front of the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2015 by Maverick The Book | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

A cracking UHD (1020) monitor with a sharp pleasing display and a great stand with tilt, swivel and up down adjustment possible from a gentle touch. But it is not a 4k monitor as described, rather... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2015 by C. Pym
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this on the basis of a superb review in PCMag! Then spent three days non-stop trying to get it to work with my fairly new HP Pavillion. After Windows loaded OK, the monitor went blank &... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Chime | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Received and set-up today. First thing is a warning. This monitor does not display properly using a HDMI connection so I have had to use VGA. When connected by HDMI the OSD shows it as displaying... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Morg
(Verified Purchase)

Usually I go tend to avoid Acer when it comes to tech, however, this kit has shown me that the brand can now provide high spec monitors, without sacrificing build quality. Pros: Flexible, great... Read more…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer hub1, acer b296, acer 100m1, acer b296c, acer hub1u, acer b296cl, acer hub1up, acer p174655, acer p238760, acer b296clb, acer 300cdm2, acer p174655p, acer p238760p, acer b296clbm, acer b296clbmj, acer b296clbmi, acer umrb6ee009, acer b296clbmii, acer umrb6ee005, acer umrb6ee001, acer b296clbmjd, acer b296clbmjdp, acer b296clbmiid, acer b296clbmjdpr, acer b296clbmiidp, acer b296clbmjdprz, acer b296clbmiidpr, acer b296clbmiidprz
Barcodes 00012303251614, 00816462152429, 00887899171468, 04712196777319, 04713147696840, 04713392335167, 08878991714686

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