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Acer K242HQK
Acer K242HQK
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Acer K242HQK PC Monitor

23.6" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
User reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Not robust
11 Reviews
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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 11 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is 89%. Over 81% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,262 user and expert reviews (including 789 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its LCD screens. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Reasonably Priced

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Two years ago Nicolas B. wrote “I still think this is one of the most affordable 4K monitors on the market right now” in his review of this PC monitor. Bao V. said on “If you are looking for a great 4k experience @ 60Hz for gaming or anything else at a great price, this is the monitor for you” in her Acer K242HQK review.


After checking the price of 513 PC screens of this spec and age they range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this Acer PC monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this spec and age.


Not Robust

One Acer K242HQK owner who reviewed it thought it was not well made. Gregory E. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on “Honestly I can easily forgive the flimsy build because it's the cheapest 4k monitor on the market (right now”.

Easy to Use

One Acer K242HQK owner who reviewed the Acer K242HQK thought it had a good experience.

Good Product Quality

One Acer K242HQK reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Gregory E. said in his Acer K242HQK review on “You can't miss dead pixels during Quality Assurance, so Acer's policy clearly allows for a certain number of dead pixels”.


Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the K242HQK in January 2015.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The K242HQK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC monitors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Asus PB278Q which has better reviews; or the Philips 272S4 (£333.60), or the LG 23CAV42 (£327.85) both of which are cheaper.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The Acer K242HQK has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it. This Acer LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC monitors that were released around the same time as this PC screen. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

Most LCD screens of a similar age and type to this PC display have between one and three HDMI ports, including the K242HQK which has one HDMI port.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 4 milliseconds, the K242HQK has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this LCD screen. The average response time of PC monitors of a similar age and type to this PC display is 6.1ms.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888863105182, 04713147881208, 05054629738634

Acer K242HQK Review Sources

To prepare this Acer K242HQK 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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