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Acer 196W PC Monitor

19" 1440 X 900 100000000:1 LED Feb 2013
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7 Reasons For

Nice Design

One Acer 196W reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Nicole Sidlow and she mentioned in her review “The only thing that really bothers me is the design on the stand(which you can't see very well on the picture”.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Small monitors built by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just small monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer 196W has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the HP L6010[plb_1444439_price], the Hanns.G HL205[plb_2007545_price], or the AOC E950[plb_1947791_price].

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1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Graphics Resolution

The Acer 196W has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+). That's 1% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). The best resolution of all PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 196W is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Acer 196W has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 196W. The cable included "AC" is also found on this Acer LCD screen.

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not well made. Penfold said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon two years ago “It's very 'plasticky' and is only adjustable up” and rated the product 60 out of 100.

Difficult to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Penfold and wrote in their Acer 196W review on Amazon “I found the controls minimal and not intuitive and it's not easy to adjust the colour/brightness to an acceptable level”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Acer 196W is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer 196W is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 196W are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer 196W does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 196W also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Very High Power Consumption When Off

Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the power consumptions when off range from 0.1W to 5W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.53W. When compared to other small monitors that came out around the same time as the 196W, the Acer 196W's power consumption when off of 3.5 Watts is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer 196W

Released Over Three Years Ago

This small monitor has been on the market for over three years.

1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Acer 196W is 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution.

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Average Width

At 440 millimeters, the Acer 196W has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 196W.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the HP Compaq LA1905wg[plb_1479492_price] (445mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mount Interface
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $16.22
Electricity cost when on standby $21.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $37.56
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer v196, acer v196w, acer v196wl, acer v196wlb, acer v196wlbm, acer v196wlbmd, acer umcv6ee005, acer umcv6ee001
Barcodes 00712196624651, 04053162537057, 04712196624613, 04712196624651

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