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Acer 42HLAbid PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Nov 2014
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The eco-friendly Acer K2 Series monitors are an affordable display solution for everyday PC use. They offer a hassle-free experience without compromising image quality. The intelligent design... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 88% based on 117 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A few Acer 42HLAbid reviewers who reviewed the Acer 42HLAbid mentioned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer rated this PC monitor 4 stars and said in their Acer 42HLAbid review “Great for the price”. Amazon Customer also said “Amazing monitor for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very good, best cost vs quality 24 inch”.

A few Acer 42HLAbid owners said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Anthony scored the Acer 42HLAbid very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “Bargain find of the year 4.9/5” in his Acer 42HLAbid review. Bukkithead mentioned on Amazon “The construction is both a great deal lighter and thinner than my older one” in their review. Mike M said “TN panel is cheap and not ideal for screen of this size” in his review.

One customer concluded that this PC monitor was cheap. Two years ago Ft gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Although Not expensive the picture quality” in their Acer 42HLAbid review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “Otherwise amazing quality” in their Acer 42HLAbid review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Also two years ago Anthony mentioned in his Acer 42HLAbid review on Amazon “There was always a noticeable dip in picture quality”. Three years ago Ben A. mentioned in his review “Good quality.”.

Good Picture Quality

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Anthony said on Amazon two years ago “This monitor is vibrate and produces fantastic graphics on the PS4” in his review. S wrote on Amazon “Works very well and good picture quality” in their review. S also mentioned “If used wisely with a dedicated graphics card, you can get good value for this screen”.

A number of people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Two years ago Adam mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angle is great too” in his review. Three years ago Michael Wilson scored it very highly and he mentioned “The wide viewing angle is especially good” in his Acer 42HLAbid review.

One Acer 42HLAbid owner who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it had clear images. Mr. I. G. Cain mentioned on Amazon “Very impressed with the clarity that can be achieved with this monitor”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Brenda Pullen mentioned “Great picture and it has VGA, DVI and HDMI capabilities” and gave the Acer 42HLAbid a rating of 5 stars. Handbook0 said on Amazon “Nice monitor with a good range of outputs, VGA, DVI & HDMI so nicely future-proofed” and scored it 5 stars. Ibnnoor mentioned three years ago “Also would've liked a hdmi cable included.” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One Acer 42HLAbid owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Hornet 25 said “Very good value for money, very easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a score of 4 stars.

One customer who purchased the Acer 42HLAbid thought it was easy to assemble. Oliver P mentioned on Amazon “It is very easy to assemble” in his Acer 42HLAbid review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed the Acer 42HLAbid agreed that it was good looking. Anthony mentioned on Amazon two years ago “My tv is pretty high end” and gave it an excellent review. Ciaran Alexander Norris wrote on Amazon “Beautiful sharp quality 100% crisp HD came very quick i have been using it for a while now” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person wrote that it was aesthetic. Michael mentioned on Amazon “Good price, decent quality, aesthetically pleasing and good gaming screens” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Two years ago Adam mentioned “Superb screen and lovely colour depth” in his review of the Acer 42HLAbid. One customer said in their reviews that the product was thin.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good size. Chris said “Dimensions are great runs games in 1080p without lag” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Acer 42HLAbid was well made. George L. gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his Acer 42HLAbid review on Amazon “Solid monitor and great value”. S wrote in their review of the Acer 42HLAbid in January last year “The rest of the build seems good for the price”.

Good Brand

Medium monitors manufactured by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the AOC E2050S[plb_1412284_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer G246H[plb_1403578_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Fast Response Time

At only 2 milliseconds, the 42HLAbid has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 42HLAbid the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer 42HLAbid does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42HLAbid also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to look at including the Hannspree HE247DPB[plb_1943113_price] or the Hanns.G HL226[plb_2187706_price], or the Hannspree HS221HPB[plb_2415573_price].

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Not 3D

The Acer 42HLAbid is not 3D. Most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 42HLAbid are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price] or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer 42HLAbid does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 42HLAbid also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC displays that have been available for more than two years do not have a card reader integrated. The 42HLAbid is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer 42HLAbid

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the 42HLAbid over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
Display Surface
HD Type
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

It does what you would expect, although not enough difference from my old Relysis to make it a worthwhile purchase. It can only do 60Hz tefresh rate, doesn't tell you that in the info!

Reviewed 1 July 2016 by Oliver P

After using this monitor for almost a year I have been very impressed with its performance, especially at such a low price. The overall look of the monitor is very nice and it is very easy to... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Pip
(Verified Purchase)

I have two of these screens one bought from Amazon and one that came with my PC and the colour match between them is very poor (even after trying to match them using the in screen menus and... Read more…

Reviewed 3 June 2016 by Martin
(Verified Purchase)

Great screen, brightness a little on the high side out of the box, but very pleased as an office workhorse.

Reviewed 7 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor delivered quickly, works perfect and is now mounted onto my monitor arm...

Reviewed 29 April 2016 by Mrs mandy burgess
(Verified Purchase)

As expected...

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great resolution I use it for both gaming and school work and it is quite helpful. Quick warning it does not have built in sound so invest in speakers or headphones. It is very light and well... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very good , best cost vs quality 24 inch monitor...

(Verified Purchase)

Very good monitor for the price, (Bought while at £99) 24" inch screen. Has 1 HDMI & VGA input. This is connected to my PC via HDMI and works very well and good picture quality. Nice black frame... Read more…

Reviewed 22 February 2016 by Colin Jeffreys
(Verified Purchase)

Great product and price!

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer k242, sony k242, 1920x1080, home k242, acer 100m1, umfw2eea01, home k242h, acer k242h, sony k242h, home k242hl, acer k242hl, sony k242hl, acer 250cdm2, home k242hla, acer k242hla, sony k242hla, home k242hlab, acer k242hlab, sony k242hlab, acer 9dj0za00, acer 9dj0zs00, sony k242hlabi, acer 1920x1080, home k242hlabi, acer k242hlabi, home umfw2eea01, acer umfw2eea01, sony umfw2eea01, home k242hlabid, acer k242hlabid
Barcodes 04713147286263, 04713147286270, 04713392267529, 05054533596504, 05054629497753

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