Acer K242HL vs Viewsonic VG2437
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Acer K242HL

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Acer K242HL

£99.99
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and very popular 24" LCD screen, with good features and very low running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
59
Age
4 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£40 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 100000000:1 No Dec 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2013
Viewsonic VG2437

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Viewsonic VG2437

£159.99
£51.55
Our Verdict:
A phenomenally good value for money and good spec 24" PC screen, with low running costs
92
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
71
Age
3 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£63 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2015
Acer K242HL

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Acer K242HL

£99.99
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and very popular 24" LCD screen, with good features and very low running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
59
Age
4 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£40 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 100000000:1 No Dec 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2013
Viewsonic VG2437

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Viewsonic VG2437

£159.99
£51.55
Our Verdict:
A phenomenally good value for money and good spec 24" PC screen, with low running costs
92
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
71
Age
3 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£63 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20000000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2015

Top Prices

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Amazon UK
Acer K242HLbid 24" Monitor with DVI (w/HDCP), HDMI, Acer EcoDisplay
£99.99
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Tekshop247
£114.21
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Techdna
£116.05
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Acer K242HLA 24inch LED 1ms Monitor - Full HD 1080p, 1ms Response, HDMI, DVI (Brand new, unopened) - on
£119.15
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£125.22
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ACER K242HL 24Inch HD DVI VGA LED Video Monitor PC Gaming Wide Screen Display (Brand new, unopened)
£141.24
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Vg2437smc 59 9cm 23.6in Led - Mva Webcam 250cd/qm In
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Reasons For

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
4 Reasons For
3x Faster Response Time
The Acer K242HL is a 2ms response time PC monitor. That's 4.9ms faster than the Viewsonic VG2437 (6.9ms).

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

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£60 Cheaper
The Acer K242HL is £60 cheaper than the Viewsonic VG2437.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to Run by £22 Over Five Years
The Acer K242HL is £22 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic VG2437 over five years.
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6 Reasons For
5% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
The Viewsonic VG2437 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Acer K242HL (170°).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Marginally Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Acer K242HL is only a 176° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (2° narrower).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Built-In Speaker(s)
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a built-in speaker(s), but the Acer K242HL does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

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Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a built-in camera, however the Acer K242HL does not have a built-in camera.

This denotes whether the monitor comes with a built in webcam or not.

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing, such as using Skype or Facetime.

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User Reviews Are Better
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Viewsonic VG2437 is 100%, but the average rating of the Acer K242HL is 91% (based on 460 reviews).
Better Brand
Viewsonic PC monitors have an average rating of 87.4%, however Acer has an average rating of 85%.

Reasons Against

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Viewsonic VG2437 has better user reviews than the Acer K242HL. The average user reviews score for the Viewsonic VG2437 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Acer K242HL is 91% based on 460 reviews.
Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
5 stars
317 reviews
4 stars
105 reviews
3 stars
20 reviews
2 stars
8 reviews
1 star
10 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Viewsonic has a better average brand rating than Acer. The average brand rating for Viewsonic is 87.4% based on 5,701 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Acer is 84.98% based on 9,221 reviews.
Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Acer

85

85

Based on 9,221 reviews
Viewsonic

87

87

Based on 5,701 reviews

Date Released

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
50 months old 37 months old Best

Key Features

Response Time

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Built-in Speaker(s)

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Best
No
Yes

Built-in Camera

This denotes whether the monitor comes with a built in webcam or not.

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing, such as using Skype or Facetime.

Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Best
No
Yes

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Acer K242HL
Acer
K242HL
5 trees 0.2 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Viewsonic VG2437
Viewsonic
VG2437
8 trees 0.31 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Display Diagonal 24" 24"
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Response Time 2ms
BEST
6.9ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 170° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
3000:1
 3000:1
3000:1
 3000:1
Display
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
1080p 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
1080p 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Digital Vertical Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewable Size 299mm
BEST
292.1mm
Horizontal Viewable Size 531mm
BEST
520.7mm
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric) 609cm
BEST
60.96cm
Display Brightness 250 Cd/m² 250 Cd/m²
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1
DVI Port 1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Multimedia Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Loudspeaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Performance Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 30,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ergonomics Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Tilt Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Typical Power Consumption 20W
BEST
24.5W
Standby Power Consumption 0.35W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off) 0.35W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 44kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 38.5W
 
 
 
Packaging Data Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 7.1kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 527mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 192mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 631mm
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Weight With Stand 3.6kg
BEST
5.2kg
Height (with Stand) 421.89mm
BEST
450.9mm
Depth (with Stand) 207mm
BEST
239.6mm
Width (with Stand) 566.92mm 556.8mm
BEST
Weight 3.1kg
BEST
3.7kg
Height 422.2mm 340.3mm
Depth 206.8mm 60.5mm
Width 567mm 556.8mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Acer K242HL Viewsonic VG2437
Cables Included
VGA DVI
 VGA
 DVI
VGA DVI
 VGA
 DVI

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