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Acer K242HL
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Acer K242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

This PC display has an efficiency rating of B, however based on typical energy prices we estimate that the K242HL will cost only £54 over 8 years to run, which is in the cheapest 16% of all 1,019 flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC monitors Acer is one of the better rated brands.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

The power consumption (off)s of PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the K242HL range from 0.005W to 21W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.49W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Acer K242HL has a quite low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the K242HL.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This LCD screen has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The Acer K242HL has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of this type and age. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays of a comparable age and type to the K242HL. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC display.

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Light

Across all the similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the K242HL the weights range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of only 3.1 kilograms, the Acer K242HL is one of the lighter comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the K242HL amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the K242HL, the Acer K242HL does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the K242HL are not 3D. The Acer K242HL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the K242HL, the Acer K242HL does not have a built-in camera.

Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer K242HL does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a card reader integrated and we think the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Acer K242HL has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the K242HL. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the K242HL range from 15° to 180°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the K242HL have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The Acer K242HL has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the K242HL have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Acer K242HL which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HL

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC monitor was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Bibidoche
Bibidoche would recommend the Acer K242HL

Overall, it is a good screen and on the cheaper side and I'm quite happy with it. The only problem I had with this product is that according to the description I was expecting built-in speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Vonny6
Vonny6 would recommend the Acer K242HL

This is my 2nd purchase of the same monitor. It's got a really good picture quality and is very good value for money...

Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Grumpy Steve
Grumpy Steve would recommend the Acer K242HL

What else is there to say?

Reviewed 15 November 2016 by Richard
Richard would recommend the Acer K242HL

Considering its very reasonable price, this is a first class monitor. Easy to use controls and realistic colour...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 by Luke
Luke would recommend the Acer K242HL

Amazing picture quality Good range of movement on the screen Only 1x HDMI...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 by Maccforest
Maccforest would recommend the Acer K242HL

A good monitor with easy plug and play capability. The controls can be difficult at first being small and black on black at the bottom right but OK once found. In my conditions I have to set the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2016 by Axeltramp
Axeltramp would recommend the Acer K242HL

When my old monitor suddenly packed in one Sunday morning I really needed it as I had stuff I was selling on line so I looked for a replacement on Argos. After reading reviews I ordered the Acer... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2016 by Nanoluh
Nanoluh would recommend the Acer K242HL

The monitor overall is good for the price you pay but it doens't come with the hdmi cable (you have to buy it separately) and if you use the hdmi cable, there's no headphone entrance in the monitor...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 by Tom9519
Tom9519 would recommend the Acer K242HL

Excellent product for the price...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £51.28
Electricity cost when on standby £2.05
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Total running cost over 5 years £53.33
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Energy Rating
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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