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Acer S231HL
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Acer S231HL PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LCD Jun 2013
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Everyday Series monitors save space and add elegance to any area. A range of classy looks are on offer, from super-thin profiles to blue-lit power buttons, round to X-shaped bases, and... More
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8 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100 based on 508 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A few Acer S231HL owners concluded that the Acer S231HL was good value for money. Five years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag “The Acer S231HL is an affordable 23-inch monitor offering three video ports” but in spite of that they rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Apcmag.com mentioned “It´s actually getting hard to tell them apart, with most new screens offering great specs at affordable prices” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Evogadget.com mentioned “The Acer S231HL belongs to the category of very affordable monitors and its performance is not as bad as you would expect” in their Acer S231HL review.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “This svelte LED backlit monitor offers three video inputs” in their Acer S231HL review. One person who purchased the product considered that it was thin.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Acer S231HL reviewer concluded that the Acer S231HL was good in terms of power usage. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “The S231HL is thin, energy efficient and has virtually no input lag” in their review however they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior LCD screen brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Acer S231HL is more than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays of this age and type. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.

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Light

The Acer S231HL is fairly light (only 3 kilograms) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the S231HL. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S231HL the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Five experts from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, apcmag.com and Les Numeriques.com have rated this Acer PC monitor on average 64 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this medium monitor very highly.

Inferior Picture Quality

One Acer S231HL owner who purchased the Acer S231HL thought it did not have a good contrast ratio. Digitalversus.com mentioned six years ago “Although Philips still holds the record for the most ridiculous claim about contrast ratio at 20 000 000” in their review of the Acer S231HL.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Acer S231HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the AOC e2260Swhu[plb_1364850_price], the Viewsonic VG2401[plb_2457341_price], or the Samsung T22C300EW[plb_1556182_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Acer S231HL is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S231HL are also not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB/93[plb_3175233_price], or the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer S231HL does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the NEC MD211[plb_2590565_price], the Philips C272P4[plb_2159253_price], or the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer S231HL does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the S231HL also do not have a card reader integrated.

Other PC screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider include the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer S231HL

Average Running Costs

The S231HL is typical compared to the other 993 PC monitors of this age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S231HL is £41.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the S231HL over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC displays of this spec and age.

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LCD Display

The Acer S231HL has an LCD display which is better than most LCD screens of this age and spec. Most similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display.

There are a number of other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 320MXN-3[plb_1365711_price], or the DoubleSight DS-309W[plb_1844846_price].

PC screens with a better display type that might be worth considering include the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price] (LED and higher rated), the NEC MultiSync MD211[plb_2301382_price] (LED and higher rated), or the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

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AC (power) in
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
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Power Consumption (typical)
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(10)
1 June 2012

The Acer S231HL belongs to the category of very affordable monitors and its performance is not as bad as you would expect. It isn't stellar, either, but if you're not picky, you can use it with...

Affordable
HDMI
VGA, and DVI video inputs
Thin profile
Low energy consumption
Weak grayscale performance
Tilt-only stand
Narrow viewing angles
Strong blue tinge with factory settings
Mediocre usability and accessories
30 April 2012

Dell, Acer, Samsung and LG LCD monitors run a gauntlet of display tests.We put four monitors from Dell , Acer, Samsung and LG through our benchmark suite and find some surprising results. Even if... Read more…

6 March 2012

The Acer S231HL is a simple and bare bones monitor with the design, color reproduction, and connectivity features you'd expect to get for an MSRP of $150. While it's a decent monitor for its... Read more…

22 February 2012

In our first LCD round-up of the year, we put four monitors thorough our benchmark suite and find some surprising results. Even if you're an enthusiast with cash to spare, paying more doesn't... Read more…

6 January 2012

The Acer S231HL is an affordable 23-inch monitor offering three video ports and an ultra-slim profile, but its performance is only average...

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User Reviews

(425)
Reviewed 13 April 2011 by Matt C.
(Verified Purchase)

The big thing you'll need to do is adjust your color, gamma, and white point settings when you get it, because they are never set right on these. You'll also want to turn the brightness down... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2011 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

THIS MONITOR DOES HAVE TILT! It took me a month to realize it so I'm not surprised others didn't/haven't. All you have to do is press your hand on the base of the stand and then use the other hand... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2010 by Joshua L.
(Verified Purchase)

I had this display for about 12 hours. I tested using VGA, HDMI, and DVI. I calibrated on all outputs and tested on both my Macbook Pro 13.3 and my PC to get accurate settings. I used a spider... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2011 by Dustin A.
(Verified Purchase)

As other reviews said, these are pretty bright and come a bit blue out of the box. I tried the preset modes for gaming and movie and didn't see a substantial difference. With some tweaking I've... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2010 by Kevin I.
(Verified Purchase)

I have looked for a while for an LED monitor in the 23-24 inch range that is at a reasonable price and includes a VESA Mount. On a promo from NewEgg this was just over two bills delivered that is... Read more…

Very crisp clean text. Bright with great detail in lower levels. There is much more definition in the dark objects coming from a traditional LCD. No ghosting in games
Big plus is the power button is not one what will blind you as the majority of the light is aimed to the base and you just get the reflected blue. Sorry it will not be your night light thank you Acer
I would say that the my monitor came out of the box looking a little blue very minor and some prefer the display to have a blue white
The monitor is extremely light and thin
Its boss. I was thinking of getting the asus 20" for the same price, good thing Im not a dumb sweed: same responce 5ms), same rez, same hippy green NARNIA back-lite , but 23" or 20" for the same DOUG
I have only used this for a few hours so I can not say for certain that all will be well but so far it is flawless
Stand really does suck dudes, sorry its the truth. On board monitor controls are for dummies who want to remain dummies. UPS Fs with me because I don't own brown shorts, like a child
It looks like UPS gave the box a stress test on purpose. No option to send by Fedex or someone else. Logistics Stand on your new monitor. The stand is no good and monitor buttons are stupid, but it is
None found so far
Positioning of inputs
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £60.25
Electricity cost when on standby £2.51
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Total running cost over 5 years £62.76
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 S231HLuses 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 0.31 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer s231, acer s231h, acer s231hl, acer s231hle, acer s231hleb, acer s231hlebi, acer umvs1eee01, acer s231hlebid
Barcodes 00091000002613, 00539480167687, 00887899022005, 04712196724931, 08878990220058

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