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Acer GN246HL PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Nov 2014
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This medium monitor received a "Bronze" from Hardware.info who wrote that this PC display was good.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, GN246HL owners rated this flatpanel monitor 86 out of 100.

Best Seller

The GN246HL is a popular choice amongst people who purchased PC displays in the last 3 months.

Good Picture Quality

Some people who purchased it agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Three years ago Xsreviews.co.uk wrote “This is the 24-inch model, which boasts a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far surpasses the 60Hz standard”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Acer GN246HL on expert review site XSreviews.co.uk three years ago “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”.

Acer PC Displays Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL E2314H[plb_2095841_price], the LG 23MP65[plb_2169404_price], and the Acer G237HL[plb_2266292_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the GN246HL range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer GN246HL has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 3.1 kilograms, the GN246HL is one of the lighter PC displays of this age and spec amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The weights of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the GN246HL range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The GN246HL has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst PC screens of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Flatpanel monitor expert review website prad.de scored this PC screen 60%. PC screen experts don't rate this flatpanel monitor very highly.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the GN246HL, the Acer GN246HL does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at including the I2369[pl_2035475_price], or the I2360[pl_1482717_price] both from AOC or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The GN246HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GN246HL also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC displays of a comparable type and age to the GN246HL do not have a card reader integrated. The Acer GN246HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Pixel Density

With a pixel density of only 92 pixels per inch, the Acer GN246HL has one of the smaller pixel densitys amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The pixel densitys of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the GN246HL range from 80ppi to 220ppi.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the GN246HL have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the GN246HL has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GN246HL.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

The Acer GN246HL has a quite short mean time between failures (MTBF) (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. Across all the PC screens of this age and type the mean time between failures (MTBF)s range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures (MTBF) is 35,000h.

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Very Small Color Gamut

At only 72 percent, the GN246HL has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other PC screens that came out more than two years ago. The color gamuts of comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the GN246HL range from 62% to 120%.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Acer GN246HL is a one HDMI ports quantity PC display.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer GN246HL

Running Costs Are Average

This PC monitor has an efficiency rating of B, and the GN246HL has an average running cost of £62 over 8 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,019 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the GN246HL over two years ago.

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 medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(4)
8 December 2014

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 and 3D. While its viewing angles and OSD are fairly...

21 July 2014

Gaming Monitor Roundup 2014 Introduction If you're considering getting a proper display to get your gaming on, you're probably looking at response time above all else. There's certainly good... Read more…

31 August 2014

Als je in de markt bent voor een gaming-scherm, dan heb je wat te kiezen. Zonder twijfel de beste optie onder de 120/144 Hz Full HD-modellen is de Eizo Foris FG2421, dat niet alleen qua soepele...

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22 September 2014

Der Acer GN246HL liefert eine sehr gemischte Leistung ab. Zunächst sieht man ein futuristisches Design, das sich durch den extravaganten Fuß von der Konkurrenz abhebt. Ergonomisch gesehen hat...

User Reviews

(115)
Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Adam J.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought three of these monitors to work together on my new GeForce GTX 980 video card. The card has 5 outputs: 1x DVI-D Dual Link, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. After fiddling with different cables,... Read more…

These monitors are lightweight and clean. Assembly was simple. The picture at 144Hz is fantastic MUCH easier on the eyes than 60Hz. Three options for connectivity- DVI-D Dual Link, HDMI, and VGA (but
Gorgeous colors. I haven't seen many 1080p monitors pop like this one. It didn't even require any calibration on my end to make it look great
The stand is pretty stable and the amount of tilt that is available is quite nice. I'm able to angle the monitor exactly where I need it
1080p videos look exceptionally good on this monitor, nice quality for a TFT monitor. Also, has wide angles of view that, Id say are a bit less than those 160(V) written in specifications, but still m
Works good, I have nothing to say against the assemblage quality, still as good as 1 year ago. AND OF COURSE, fast time response and really smooth image make this monitor a standing out candidate for
The only con I can think of is that these monitors do not come with a DisplayPort connection. I didn't think this would matter so much but it does for the following reasons: Neither HDMI nor VGA will
144hz just doesn't work on my end. 120hz is fine. I've done every fix you can think of and I have tried both DVI ports on my GT 970 (along with 2 DVI-D cables). All I get is a black screen on 144hz wh
Seemingly random flickering will happen when looking at certain objects in games. It happens for no reason. I've been testing this with Advanced Warfare to see if I can figure out why it's happening.
None. Really none
After 30 years owning pc monitors, this is the definite one. I can't find any issue with them (I got two). I actually never thought to be able to enjoy such a picture as the old, high refresh rate, mo
Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Tate G.
(Verified Purchase)

I can really only recommend this for gamers that play twitch shooters or RTSes. The 144hz refresh rate has limited use otherwise. I don't have the equipment to try the 3D features so I didn't... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2014 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

Displays is tilt only, no height adjustment. Not an issue for me since mine are mounted. Displays come w/o stand attached. Which is nice for mounting. Comes dual link DVI-I cables. If you want the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Evelyn W.
(Verified Purchase)

I don't doubt the other reviewers here, this was a really lovely monitor. It seems like I got one with a bad case of backlight bleeding or something though...

Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Cody S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is a huge upgrade over my 17" laptop screen, but the laptop only has support for HDMI. Unfortunately because of the video card's age and lack of D-DVI support I haven't been able to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £58.97
Electricity cost when on standby £2.51
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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