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Acer GN246HL PC Monitor

£169.28
24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Nov 2014
B
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £61.48 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Popular choice
Does not have a built-in USB hub
119 Reviews + 1 Award
hardware.info Bronze Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This PC screen was given a "Bronze" award by review websites Hardware.info who wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This PC screen received an expert rating of 60% from prad.de. That puts this LCD screen in the bottom 2% of all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this PC screen is 86 out of 100 based on 127 owner reviews. 66 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

We checked 4,262 expert and user reviews (including 789 verified purchases) for Acer PC screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This PC screen has an efficiency rating of B. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the GN246HL is £62, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Other

Popular Choice

The GN246HL is one the fastest selling flatpanel monitor currently available.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when this PC screen was released.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Acer GN246HL does not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as this PC display have between one and three HDMI ports, including the GN246HL which has one HDMI port.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The GN246HL does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the iiyama X2380HS (£119.99), the Benq BL2201 (£119.99), or the Viewsonic VX2370SMH (£115.90) are also worth considering.

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Features

Good Features

Two owners said in their reviews that it had good features. Three years ago website Newegg.com wrote “All the features you need for a work or home PC at a good price” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “Impressed by the vivid colors and general features on this monitor” in their review.


Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an HDCP

The GN246HL has an HDCP, as do most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to this PC display.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the GN246HL has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to this LCD screen. The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC screens that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen is 170°.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to this PC display, the Acer GN246HL's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The average response time of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC monitor is 6.1ms.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The GN246HL has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the GN246HL is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays of this age and type. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this Acer PC display.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 47% (47%)

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Expensive

Two customers reckoned that it was expensive. Website Newegg.com said “Friend owns the more expensive asus one”.

Jason N. mentioned on expert website Newegg.com “I deducted one egg as I do think it's a tad overpriced without a sale” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Value for Money

Fifty-one customers who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Three years ago website Newegg.com mentioned in their Acer GN246HL review “And at the price of 200.00 when I bought i”. They also wrote “Really dont care, for the price again this monitor is great” in their review. And also mentioned “Price - purchased this in Shell Shocker deal for 209 shipped, by far the best price for a 1ms 144hz gaming monitor”.

Two customers reckoned that it was expensive. Website Newegg.com said “Friend owns the more expensive asus one”. Jason N. mentioned on expert website Newegg.com “I deducted one egg as I do think it's a tad overpriced without a sale” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Design

Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago website Newegg.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Purchased for use with Nvidia 3D Vision system to replace older monitor that broke after many faithful years of use”. They also wrote “Bought this monitor to replace my broken BenQ X 2411Z” in their review.

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Good Quality

Seventeen owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Build Quality is spot on”. They also said “Good price tag for the quality of this monitor” in their review. And also mentioned “Great image quality, 1920 res, 144 HZ, Really great price to value ratio, slim form factor, fast response”.

Well Made

Fourteen customers wrote that this PC monitor was well made. Website Newegg.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I'm prepping a build and in the process of testing 2 of these monitors out” in their review of this PC monitor. They also mentioned “144hz works great on my new pc build” in their review. And also said “144Hz is a solid upgrade from 60Hz”.

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL was strong and durable. Website Newegg.com said “Sturdy base” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “No dead pixels, stand seems pretty sturdy no complaints about that” in their review. And also mentioned “Light, nice looking base that seems sturdy”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago website Newegg.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Purchased for use with Nvidia 3D Vision system to replace older monitor that broke after many faithful years of use”. They also wrote “Bought this monitor to replace my broken BenQ X 2411Z” in their review.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Nine customers reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It was easy to assemble the base, plug in, adjust settings on the computer” . They also said “Function menu is easy to navigate” in their review. And also mentioned “Easy menu to navigate for adjusting your screen settings”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL was easy to use. Website Newegg.com wrote “This monitor, while a relatively low-end 144hz monitor, has been an absolute joy to use” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “In order to reach 144hz you will need to use the dl-dvi cord that comes with the screen” in their review. And also mentioned “Is 3D capable although you will need to buy more equipment in order to use it”.

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Good Looking

Twenty-six owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago website Newegg.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The monitor is very aesthetically pleasing and I find that I like it”. They also mentioned “Personally, I find that the colors seem pretty good right out of the box.” in their review. And also said “The stand is very elegant and sleek looking”.

Twenty people wrote that this PC monitor was smooth. Two years ago website Newegg.com gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Those specs make this monitor snappy yet smooth” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “Games are so smooth when played at 144hz” in their review. And also said “Smooth picture”.

Four owners who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was well designed. Two years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “Nice looking design, nice picture, no dead pixels, great for gaming”. They also said “Sleek design, looks amazing” in their review. And also wrote “Simple Sleek Design”.

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Good Refresh Rate

Twenty-seven owners who purchased it thought it had a good refresh rate. Three years ago website Newegg.com wrote “GO and Starcraft II and let me tell you that the refresh rate difference is extremely notable” in their review of this PC monitor and scored this PC monitor 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Xsreviews.co.uk wrote “The Acer GN246 is an excellent gaming monitor for the money, offering that desirable 144Hz refresh rate that's ideal for high frame rate gaming”. They also mentioned “This is the 24-inch model, which boasts a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far surpasses the 60Hz standard” in their review.

Nine people said that it had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com wrote “3D Vision and 3D LightBoost support” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. They also said “3d Vision compatible” in their review. And also mentioned “Very good picture quality as i dont have a IPS to directly compare it to right now”.

Four people thought the product had good colour saturation. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Very good contrast and colours”. They also mentioned “Bright and vivid colours” in their review. And also wrote “Has good color saturation and the refresh rate does not hurt either”.

Four customers thought the product had image ghosting. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “This monitor has great colors, 144 hz and makes games look great if you don't mind a LOT of ghosting (more on that later” . They also said “Haven't had any ghosting or bleed through” in their review. And also wrote “Very minimal ghosting in hig”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it had clear images. Three years ago website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Amazing clarity, 144Hz refresh rate” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Large, extremely clear image, definitely feels smoother than 60 Hz” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pumps gn246hl
Barcodes 04053162720701, 04713147249510, 04713147249534, 05054629450482

Acer GN246HL Review Sources

To prepare this Acer GN246HL review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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