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Acer B196L PC Monitor

19" 1440 X 900 100000000:1 LCD Apr 2013
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
FlexibleFind the working angle that's perfect for you with a monitor that tilts, swivels, pivots and can be adjusted for height. The stand also has a magnetic area, perfect for holding paperclips... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the B196 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Acer B196 has a built-in speaker.

Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VB199 ($104.99).

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Edge10 C185k, or the NEC MultiSync E171.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Acer B196 has one of the highest maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of small monitors that have been available for more than two years is 120mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 50mm to 350mm.

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1440 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer B196 is 1440 x 900. That's 1% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). The worst resolution of all LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the B196 is 640 x 350 and the best is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer B196 is more than most comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it. This Acer PC display has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The cables included "AC" and "DVI" are also found on this PC display.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 150°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Acer B196 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst PC displays of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B196, the Acer B196 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer B196 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the B196 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years, the Acer B196 does not have an integrated card reader.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer B196

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

LCD Display Type

The Acer B196 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Asus VB178T which is cheaper; or the Acer V196 ($67.99) which has better reviews.

PC displays with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the Philips 19B4 ($146.99) (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer B196 has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
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
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
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
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 January 2014 by Sherlock101
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this product after reading the description about it being LED HD and reading that it had a HDMI port and USB 3.0 ports. I thought this was great because i could link my XBOX to it and my... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b196wl, b196lw, b196wly, b196lwm, b196wlym, b196lwmd, acer b196, b196wlymd, b196lwmdr, acer 100m1, acer b196w, b196wlymdh, umcb6ee012, umcb6aa001, acer b196wl, acer p158171, acer b196wly, acer p190740, acer b196wlym, acer p190740p, acer p158171p, acer b196lwmdr, acer b196wlymd, acer umcb6ee001, acer b196wlymdh, acer umcb6ee012
Barcodes 00132018263167, 00807320196815, 00887899122453, 00887899168253, 04053162537040, 04712196640477, 04712196640965, 04712196654948, 04712196655006, 05054484482222, 05054533482227, 05054565345361, 08878991224536

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