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Acer S231HL PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LCD Jun 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £62.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are poor
Strong blue tinge with factory settings
Does not have good technical guidance
484 Reviews

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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned “Color is washed out, no calibration will help it” . Newegg.com also said “Controls not perfectly intuitive--but a quick look at the manual (on included disk)” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Took me a few minutes to find the power button (reading the manual might have helped” in their review.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 64 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Les Numeriques.com and apcmag.com. This puts this medium monitor in the bottom 11% of all the LCD screens of a comparable type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 87%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

Acer Has Good PC Screen Reviews

Based on 4,255 owner and expert reviews (including 791 verified purchases), Acer has good ratings for its PC monitors. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Acer flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the S231HL will cost £63 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 PC displays that have been available for more than two years.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers who reviewed the Acer S231HL thought it was noisy. Newegg.com wrote six years ago “When running games at ultra settings, monitor makes buzzing noise”. Newegg.com also wrote “The monitor does have a fan, so it makes a little noise (although I personally don't care knowing it won't overheat” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “On the 2011 monitor there's a faint high pitched noise coming from the screen” in their review.

Noisy

Three customers who reviewed the Acer S231HL thought it was noisy. Newegg.com wrote six years ago “When running games at ultra settings, monitor makes buzzing noise”. Newegg.com also wrote “The monitor does have a fan, so it makes a little noise (although I personally don't care knowing it won't overheat” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “On the 2011 monitor there's a faint high pitched noise coming from the screen” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Seven owners who bought the product said that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com mentioned five years ago “Not bulky so it won't get in your way”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Not very heavy” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Base has a steel plate under plastic, so it's nice heavy steady NO b” in their review.

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Tight

Two owners thought this PC monitor was tight. Newegg.com said six years ago “At first I didn't think it tilted because it's very tight still is” in their Acer S231HL review. Newegg.com also said “It came with every cable you'd ever need ( VGA, HDMI and DVI ) and it is very thin so you can put it in tight spaces” in their review.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two customers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Connectivity (DVI, HDMI and VGA” . Newegg.com also mentioned “Full connectivity” in their review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in April 2017.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer S231HL does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago which have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Samsung 320MXN-3, the Neovo TX-32, or the Philips C272P4 which also has a higher rating.

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Acer S231HL has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Acer S231HL has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDCP

The Acer S231HL has an HDCP. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Acer S231HL has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to this PC screen also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The Acer S231HL has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. This Acer PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of this type and age. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.

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Features

Good Features

Four people who purchased it considered that it had good features. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Excellent features for the price” . Newegg.com also wrote “Big, beautiful picture, nice features” in their review. Jo G. mentioned “1920x1080 is about the best features/price ratio you can get, in my opinion” in her Acer S231HL review and scored this PC monitor 9 stars.


Power

Low Energy Consumption

Ten people who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Digital Versus said “Low energy consumption”. Newegg.com said “LED lighting is more energy efficient”. Newegg.com also wrote “Energy Star Appliance” in their review.


Not Good for Making Skype Calls

One person who reviewed the Acer S231HL considered that it was not good for making skype calls. Newegg.com mentioned “When I tried to watch Skype share screens or any video file”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-four people wrote that it had good picture quality. Newegg.com wrote “Amazing picture quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Great buy at a great price I am amazed at the great picture quality Fits great on my limited desk space All this” in their review. Newegg.com also said “The picture quality is great” in their review.

Eight people who reviewed the product thought it had image ghosting. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Acer S231HL “No ghosting in games”. Newegg.com also said “Haven't noticed any ghosting in any of the games I play” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “No ghosting, or fast video tearing” in their review.

Seven people who reviewed it wrote that it had clear images. Seven years ago Newegg.com wrote “Can't really give a detailed explanation on it's clarity.” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Love the clarity and it has met all my expectations” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Text clarity is absolutely superb” in their review.

Six owners who purchased it mentioned that it had a wide viewing angle. Newegg.com wrote “Some other reviews have said that the viewing angle is very narrow.”. Newegg.com also said “Awesome viewing angle, in landscape” in their review. Six years ago Sean Z. scored the product 6 stars and he said in his review of the Acer S231HL “Other than that the tilt isnt that bad because the viewing angle on the screen is optimum at almost any angle”.

Five people who reviewed this PC monitor said that it had a good contrast ratio. Newegg.com said “Vibrant Display - Excellent Contrast Ratio, Huge Color palette” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “High contrast ratio” in their review.

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Design

Strong Blue Tinge With Factory Settings

Sixty-four people said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus said in their review of this PC monitor “Strong blue tinge with factory settings”. Newegg.com mentioned “I'm still trying to find suitable color settings.”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Default settings are stupid as usual” in their review.

Twenty-eight owners mentioned that the product was not easy to use. Seven years ago Newegg.com wrote “Still in everyday use it doesn't bother me much (rarely need to use image adjustment controls”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Quality control” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Controls are not very intuitive” in their review.

Four owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was not easy to setup. Newegg.com said “Have to set up manual color calibrated profile setting” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Was kind of difficult to set up properly” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “I never had a good time setting up an LCD” in their review.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good interface. Newegg.com wrote in their Acer S231HL review “Outward facing interface ports make it difficult for the 4 people out there still wall mounting their monitors” .

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Six years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Color accuracy of greens a little off, massive and bright blue power button light, can't get monitor brightness down to a comfortable level (even at 0 brightness”.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two people mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com mentioned “Excellent packaging, not damaged in shipment”.

Destin H. wrote “I'm not sure that this was damaged in transit, as most screens would show wear of physical impacts” in their review of this PC monitor but even so they only scored this PC monitor 56.617162192833 out of 100.

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Well Made

Thirty people agreed that it was well made. Newegg.com said “Great heavy duty build” yet they only scored the product 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “It's solid” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “This is a great monitor with solid specs in all the right places” in their review.

Seventeen people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Newegg.com said “It tilts to what ever position you like and its very sturdy and light”. Newegg.com also mentioned “The monitor is also extremely durable as I have taken accross the country in several moves” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Very sturdy base” in their review.

Five people said in their reviews that it was reliable. Newegg.com said “Clear picture, aesthetically pleasing, extremely reliable” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Porter B. wrote five years ago “Just wanted a simple reliable 1080P monitor, this didn't succeed”. Andrew C. wrote on Newegg.com “I just think its weird that with all the technology we have today something as simple and as (usually) reliable as a monitor breaks after a week of perfect use”.

Two people mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com mentioned “Excellent packaging, not damaged in shipment”. Destin H. wrote “I'm not sure that this was damaged in transit, as most screens would show wear of physical impacts” in their review of this PC monitor but even so they only scored this PC monitor 56.617162192833 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Seventy-four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Six years ago Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Installing Drivers was no problem and greatly improved display quality” but in spite of that they scored the product 1 stars. Newegg.com also said “Great picture and great quality” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “It work great and the quality is amazing” in their review.

Good Looking

Eighty-six owners who purchased it thought it was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned in their Acer S231HL review “Beautiful colors”. Newegg.com also mentioned “The power brick is pretty small” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Crisp picture and super clean appearance” in their review.

Thirty-two customers who bought it said that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned in their Acer S231HL review “Thin bezel slim design make” however despite that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Slim design, very thin; small power supply” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Well designed” in their review.

Six people said that it had a thin frame. Newegg.com wrote five years ago “Thin Bezel (for multiple monitor viewing” in their review of the Acer S231HL. Newegg.com also said “Great image, thin frame LED backlight” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Super thin bezel looks great” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Rich colors, nice options, smooth blacks, clear image”. Newegg.com also said “Great picture and smooth, fast operation” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Smooth, crisp, clear text, easy to adjust the monitor settings” in their review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat. Six years ago Zachary S. mentioned on Newegg.com “The power light's blue LED is neat in my book.” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 7 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Piotr L. mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Newegg.com “That is a much more ergonomic approach”.

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Price

Expensive

Seven people who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Sleek looking, brilliant display, super thin, small footprint and overall a superior purchase compared to some of the more expensive LED LCD monitors”.

Expert review site Apcmag.com wrote “LED backlit monitors have quickly flooded the market, with the new models barely more expensive than their older CCFL brethren” in their review of this PC monitor. Six years ago Brent M. wrote on Newegg.com “There are less expensive monitors out there”.

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Reasonably Priced

Two hundred and sixty-four owners who purchased the Acer S231HL concluded that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag five years ago “The Acer S231HL is an affordable 23-inch monitor offering three video ports” in their Acer S231HL review. In the same month expert review site Evogadget.com gave the product a score of 6 stars and mentioned in their Acer S231HL review “The Acer S231HL belongs to the category of very affordable monitors and its performance is not as bad as you would expect”. Expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of this PC monitor “While it's a decent monitor for its price, we certainly can't recommend it as a serious purchase for”.

Seven people who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor five years ago “Sleek looking, brilliant display, super thin, small footprint and overall a superior purchase compared to some of the more expensive LED LCD monitors”. Expert review site Apcmag.com wrote “LED backlit monitors have quickly flooded the market, with the new models barely more expensive than their older CCFL brethren” in their review of this PC monitor. Six years ago Brent M. wrote on Newegg.com “There are less expensive monitors out there”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer umvs1eee01, acer s231hlebid
Barcodes 00091000002613, 00539480167687, 00887899022005, 04712196724931, 08878990220058

Acer S231HL Review Sources

To prepare this Acer S231HL review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 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 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 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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