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Acer K242HQL PC Monitor

23.6" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jun 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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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7 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, K242HQL owners rated this LCD screen 84%.

Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], or the Samsung S27E500C[plb_3063888_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the K242HQL has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the K242HQL have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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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 the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The K242HQL has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the K242HQL. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the K242HQL of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest amongst medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. LCD screens that are a comparable age to the K242HQL have response times of between 1ms and 25ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the K242HQL which have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], or the Philips BDM3275UP/75[plb_2997137_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the K242HQL, the K242HQL does not have a built-in camera.

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

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Not 3D

The K242HQL is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age are also not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The K242HQL does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a card reader integrated.

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

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this spec and age.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago that we have assessed the viewing angle, vertical of, the K242HQL's viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 18° and the widest is 180°. At only 170 degrees, the K242HQL has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K242HQL.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer K242HQL

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the K242HQL over a year ago.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
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
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Height (with Stand)
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Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 18 July 2015 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

People might think these are going the way of the dinosaur, but I still think they have lots of value left to them. I would just make sure it has DVI-D dual link, HDMI and 120V connection when... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Jacob Z.
(Verified Purchase)

Seems like an overall good buy on sale/at the current price; if you're looking for USB 3.0 connectors, look elsewhere, I guess...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Dan g.
(Verified Purchase)

As others have posted the height is not adjustable but I knew that when I bought it. It can be a bit wobbly if you push on the sides but just sitting there it is plenty stable. It would be nice if... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Micheal A.
(Verified Purchase)

Had problems with shipper but Newegg service is perfect as always...

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by Siddharth C.
(Verified Purchase)

Good monitor for the price...

Reviewed 17 October 2015 by Robert B.

I would be happy with this monitor if not for the dead pixels...

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Gilbert T.
(Verified Purchase)

Part of 1st purchase to Newegg.com-quick & free shipping on ths order. I will consider more purchases in future...

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Lynne R.
(Verified Purchase)

Good product except for the speaker thing. I hope it is fixable...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Mona l.
(Verified Purchase)

Was deciding between 2 monitors. chose this one because of 4 usb3 connections 'NONE' will start checking specs more closely and around internet before buying...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 by Gary O.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is the wrong size and doesn't meet my needs.Great picture but also a little bright for my liking.A good product,it's just not for me.I have a premium membership that I acquired... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k242hq, k242hql, k242hqlc, code k242, acer k242, acer code, k242hqlcb, acer k242h, k242hqlcbi, acer 100m1, code k242h, umux6eeb05, k242hqlcbid, code k242hq, acer k242hq, acer p231026, acer p232119, acer k242hql, acer 300cdm2, code k242hql, acer k242hqlc, acer 1080k242, acer k242hqlb, acer p231026p, acer p232119p, acer 1080k242h, acer 1920x1080
Barcodes 00841631110238, 00888863214310, 00888863938209, 04713147902057, 04713147902095, 04713392069796, 05054629912782

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