The 276HL is one the most popular LCD screen currently on the market.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
Based on 3,184 expert and user reviews, Acer has good ratings for its PC displays. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include a cheaper PC screen such as the Viewsonic VX2410, or the Asus VS238 ($111.99) or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the AOC I2369.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Acer 276HL is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
This PC screen's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio across all PC displays of a comparable type and age to the 276HL.
Across comparable types of PC screen the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC display and we think the Acer B243 ($428.92), and the LG 23EA63 which is cheaper; or the Asus VN279 ($171.99) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer 276HL has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the 276HL.
Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the AOC I2757F ($179.99), or the LG 25UM65 ($369.88) which has a better Rating.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Asus VX239 ($289.99) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer 276HL has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays that are a comparable age to the 276HL is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer 276HL has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 69 centimeters, the Acer 276HL has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst PC monitors of this age. The screen sizes of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 276HL range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The Acer 276HL has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The average display brightness of PC monitors of this spec and age is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Acer 276HL has one of the faster response times amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 276HL the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens of this age and type, the Acer 276HL is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Asus VG248QE ($213.99), or the AOC i2367 ($119.99) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer 276HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 276HL also do not have a built-in camera.
The Acer 276HL does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 276HL also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this age and type.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Acer released the 276HL over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Viewsonic VA2349 ($129.99), or the AOC I2369 which has a better Rating; or the Asus VS238 ($111.99) which is cheaper.
PC displays with a more display resolution that might be worth considering include the Acer B243 ($428.92) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper); or the Asus VS24 ($149.00) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 ($203.58) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
Replaced an old Sammy 27" with this and I can't believe the difference. I was expecting a flat, washed-out looking panel at this price point and I have little experience with this MFR. I'm very... Read more…
Tiny footprint. Excellent uniformitysaturation. No deadstuck pixels. The powersleep light points downward, so you won't get blinded by it. Great price for its class. Doesn't feel flimsy. Has one step
Got it for 199
Zero dead pixels
Packaged very nicely
Picture quality fits my needs and looks great while gaming
External PSU (didn't bother me, but it could for some)
LED backlight is far too strong with no setting to lower it. It's strong enough that it washes out colors and over long periods of times 3 hours that I used it, other online reviewers also say the sa
The stand is a bit wobbly
Typically 27" monitors use a 2560 resolution as opposed to 1920, however this is a cheaper model so its to be expected