Acer B296CL
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Acer B296CL

PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning 2560 x 1080 PC screen with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
29" 2560 X 1080 Pixels 100000000:1 LED Feb 2016
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Acer B296CL Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Acer B296CL number 731 across all PC monitors.
42 Reviews + 1 Award
Missing Some Features
18 Months Old
£96 Over 8 Years
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Why Has it Scored 47?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 42 reviews. This PC monitor has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this flatpanel monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC displays with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £96 over 8 years are typical compared to the other 2,772 PC screens that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
This Acer PC monitor is missing some features:
Quite slow response time

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Acer B296CL In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

Review website PC Mag said that this flatpanel monitor was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Good Gear and IT the average expert rating of this PC display is 79%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 34 owner reviews this PC screen has an average owner rating of 84%. Over 79% of reviewers gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners wrote that it was good looking.

Acer Has Very Good PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 5,679 user and expert reviews (including 974 verified purchases), Acer has very good ratings for its PC monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features, and at £346.43 it is more expensive than 78% of flatpanel monitors.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Acer B296CL has a built-in USB hub. 84% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of PC screens range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The Acer B296CL's response time of 6ms is fairly slow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 23% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer B296CL has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer B296CL has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Flatpanel monitors resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Released 18 Months Ago

Acer released the B296CL in February 2016.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency rating of C, and based on alright energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the B296CL is £96, which is typical compared to the other 2,772 PC screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer b296clbmiidprz, acer b296clbmjdprz, acer umrb6ee001, acer umrb6ee009, acer umrb6ee005, acer p238760p, 2560x1080max, acer 300cdm2, acer hub1up, acer 100m1
Barcodes 04712196777319, 04712196777333, 04713147696840, 04713392335167

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