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Acer S242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Mar 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £66.61 Electricity cost over 5 years
Poor expert reviews
Does not have a built-in USB hub
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
12 Reviews

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Poor Expert Reviews

Five experts from sites including Digital Versus,, Les and Mac World have rated this PC display on average 53%. Experts aren't convinced by this PC screen.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

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


Average Running Costs

This PC screen is rated A for energy efficiency, and the S242HL has an average running cost of £67 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 648 medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.

Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Acer S242HL does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to this flatpanel monitor also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was March 2016 when this PC screen was released.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer S242HL does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the AOC E2470SWDA, the Eizo EV2750W, or the Acer B246HYL.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC screens of a similar type and age to this PC screen the response times range from 1ms to 25ms. When compared to other similar spec PC monitors that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Acer S242HL's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer s242hldbid, acer umfs2eed01, acer 1920x1080, acer cpd4zs00, acer cpd4za00, acer 100m1
Barcodes 04713392267666

Acer S242HL Review Sources

To prepare this Acer S242HL 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 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 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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