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Acer 296CL

Acer 296CL PC Monitor

29" 100000000:1 LED Jul 2013
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Ideal for use in office environments, libraries and computer labs, Professional Series monitors deliver dynamic and energizing visuals. These monitors feature eco-friendly technologies that save... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer CB290C[plb_2479014_price] which is cheaper; or the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer 296CL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 296CL do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Philips 288P6LJEB[plb_3020740_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price].

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Fujitsu E24T-7[plb_2492928_price].

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 296CL is 50° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer 296CL has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 296CL range from 60° to 180°. The Acer 296CL has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 296CL.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Acer 296CL has one of the brighter display brightness amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer 296CL is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 296CL ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Acer 296CL is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer 296CL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 296CL are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the DA220[pl_1606986_price], or the XB280HK[pl_2431334_price] both from Acer or the Samsung SMT-2232[plb_1414672_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 296CL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer 296CL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC display and we think the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price], or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer 296CL does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 296CL also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price], or the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer 296CL is a one USB 3.0 port LCD screen.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 296CL have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the Acer 296CL has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer 296CL

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Power
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer b296, acer hub1, umrb6aa001, acer b296c, acer hub1u, acer 100m1, acer hub1up, acer b296cl, acer 300cdm2, acer p174655, acer p238760, acer b296clb, acer p174655p, acer p238760p, acer b296clbm, acer b296clbmi, acer b296clbmj, acer umrb6ee001, acer b296clbmjd, acer umrb6ee009, acer b296clbmii, acer umrb6ee005, acer b296clbmjdp, acer b296clbmiid, acer b296clbmjdpr, acer b296clbmiidp, acer b296clbmjdprz, acer b296clbmiidpr, acer b296clbmiidprz
Barcodes 00012303251614, 00816462152429, 00887899171468, 04712196777319, 04713147696840, 04713392335167, 08878991714686

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