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Acer B296CL

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Acer B296CL

£510.95
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Acer B296CL
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PC Mag Editor's Choice
A fully featured and award winning 29" flatpanel monitor, with low running costs
29" 2560 X 1080 Pixels 100000000:1 No Jan 2015 C
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Acer B296CL Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Acer B296CL as follows:
90
Reviews
42 Reviews + 1 Award
88
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£57 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and very good 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 LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However this Acer PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The B296CL has an efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £57 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
Customers report it is fairly priced.
It has some great features:
2560 x 1080 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Focus more clearly on your tasks thanks to the very high resolution of these monitors. choose from wqhd1 resolution all the way up to ultra HD (4k2k)1 resolution, which delivers four times more pixels and detail than full hd.<br> comfortable computing
Work comfortably for hours with acer b6 series monitors. acer comfyview technology reduces glare, for greater eye comfort. in-plane-switching1 technology lets you see perfect images from wide viewing angles, for even more clarity and comfort.<br> brilliant colors
These monitors deliver 100% srgb coverage1, for perfectly recreated colors. some models feature 6-axis color adjustment, which lets you fine-tune the colors for amazing color accuracy.<br> flexible design

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Acer B296CL In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site said that this Acer flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This was from PC Mag who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, pctipp.ch and Good Gear Guide.com.au this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 79%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 34 owner reviews this LCD screen has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100. 18 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was good looking.

Acer PC Monitors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 8,715 expert and user reviews (including 1,820 verified purchases), Acer has very good ratings for its PC monitors. 95% of those that bought a Acer PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This flatpanel monitor has an efficiency rating of C, and the B296CL is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the B296CL is £57.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in January 2015.

Features

2560 X 1080 Pixels 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. Across all PC monitors the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the Acer B296CL of 29" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 11% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The Acer B296CL's response time of 6ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the slowest 24% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The horizontal viewing angle of the Acer B296CL of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 91% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the Acer B296CL of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 78% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Acer B296CL has a built-in USB hub. 81% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer b296clbmiidprz, acer b296clbmjdprz, acer umrb6ee005, acer umrb6ee009, acer umrb6ee001, acer 2560x1080, 2560x1080max, acer hub1up, acer 100m1

Barcodes:

04712196777319, 04712196777333, 04713147696840, 04713392335167

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