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Acer K212HQL
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Acer K212HQL PC Monitor

20.7" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Aug 2015
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Eco-friendly Acer K2 Series monitors are affordable display solutions for everyday PC usage. They offer hassle-free usability without compromising image quality. The intelligent design brings... More
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6 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The K212HQL is in the cheapest 17% of all 486 PC displays that were released more than a year ago that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the K212HQL is only £35.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC screens Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on LCD screens of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price].

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Very Low Power Consumption (off)

The average power consumption (off) of similar spec PC displays that were launched more than a year ago is 1.6W. At only 0.25 Watts, the K212HQL has a fairly low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the K212HQL.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Light

The weights of PC displays of this spec and age range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Acer K212HQL is very light (only 2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the K212HQL.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer K212HQL does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC screens of this spec and age which have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the K212HQL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer K212HQL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price].

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Not 3D

The Acer K212HQL is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K212HQL are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC monitors that came out around the same time as the K212HQL do not have a card reader integrated. The K212HQL is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to look at include the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The K212HQL has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the K212HQL. The average display brightness of PC screens that are a comparable age to the K212HQL is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

At only 52.6 centimeters, the K212HQL has a very small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The display diagonal (metric)s of comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the K212HQL range from 48cm to 89cm.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen 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 Other reason to consider the Acer K212HQL

Released Over a Year Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £55.12
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Total running cost over 5 years £55.12
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 K212HQLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer k212, acer k212h, acer 100m1, acer k212hq, acer k212hql, acer k212hqlb, acer umlw2ee001

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