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Acer B246WL
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Acer B246WL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 100000000:1 LED Feb 2016
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung U28E590D[plb_2945127_price], or the Acer K272HUL[plb_3837383_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29UM67[plb_3765347_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer B246WL has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the B246WL also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the LG 29UM67[plb_3765347_price], or the Acer XF240H[plb_3086845_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Acer K272HUL[plb_3837383_price].

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the Acer B246WL has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The height adjustments of newly released comparable spec PC displays range from 10mm to 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer B246WL has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £9.00

The B246WL has increased in price by £9.00 in the last few weeks.

Not 3D

Most similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the B246WL are not 3D. The Acer B246WL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B246WL does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B246WL also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer B246WL does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the B246WL also do not have a card reader integrated.

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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 medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of new flatpanel monitors is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. The Acer B246WL has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer B246WL

Running Costs Are OK

The average 8 year running cost of the B246WL is £57 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 380 new medium monitors.

Released Twelve Months Ago

This LCD screen was released twelve months ago.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Acer B246WL is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Christopher D.

Search on 16:9 vs 16:10 and you will find numerous long threads with half preferring one and half the other. It really is just personal preference based on what the monitors primary use is. Serous... Read more…

I looked at many monitor reviews and tech specs, but no other monitor really met my needs for this price without having some quality issues. Acer is solid, the work out of the box with no issues
What it is: 24 inch IPS panel, 16 10 aspect ration, 6ms response time
Flicker free ( PWN Free
Very small bezel - keep in mind there is a 18 inch black space all the way around between the useable space and the bezel
What is it good for: Casual gaming, any kind of work related use, video or image editing, and all around general use
None of these are enough to take an egg of for
No HDMI - converter to DVI is inexpensive
Small black border around the screen- I do not mind, but its not obvious before you get it, they may have done this to help prevent light bleed

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Electricity cost when switched on £53.84
Electricity cost when on standby £2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years £56.15
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 B246WLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer b246, umfb6ee031, acer b246w, acer 100m1, acer b246wl, acer p228843, acer b246wla, acer b246wlb, acer b246wlay, acer b246wlbm, acer p228843p, acer b246wlaym, acer b246wlbmd, acer umfb6aa003, acer b246wlaymd, acer umfb6ee031, acer b246wlbmdp, acer umfb6eea08, acer b246wlbmdpr, acer b246wlaymdp, acer b246wlaymdpr, acer b246wlbmdprx, acer b246wlaymdprx
Barcodes 04713147594160, 04713147686575

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