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Acer B243 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 100000000:1 LED Mar 2013
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8 Reasons For

Acer Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 3,506 expert and user reviews for Acer PC monitors and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Acer B243 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B243 display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B243 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the B243 which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the B243 range from 50° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the Acer B243 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer B243 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the B243. Similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the B243 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Acer B243 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the B243. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the B243 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer B243 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Acer B243 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the AOC D2769, or the Asus VG236 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec, the Acer B243 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the 272P4QPJKEB, or the 241P4QPY both from Philips.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer B243 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($442.20) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The Acer B243 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 110 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Heavy

LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the B243 have weights of between 3g and 39kg. With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the Acer B243 is one of the heavier PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B243 amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the Acer B243 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. The average response time of PC screens of this age and spec is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer B243

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Acer released the B243.

LCD Display Type

The Acer B243 has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to it have an LED display type.

If the display type of this medium monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the e2250Swdnk (LED and higher rated), the U2868 ($549.00) (LED and higher rated), or the I2276 (LED and higher rated) all from AOC.

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Average Width

With a width of 564 millimeters, the Acer B243 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 564mm wide PC screens currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VG2428WM ($180.12).

Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Philips 241B4LPYCB ($172.39) (565mm).

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Specification

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3D Compatible
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HD Type
Aspect Ratio
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Technology (CI)
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
DisplayPort
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Compatible Memory Card
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
Cable Lock Slot
Pivoting Base
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
HDMI
Product Included
USB Powered

Expert Reviews

23 August 2012

Acer has an enviable reputation among business so the B243PWL had some big shoes to fill and for the most part it lived up to expectations. This may not be the least expensive IPS-based monitor...

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Electricity cost when switched on $36.50
Electricity cost when on standby $2.30
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Total running cost over 5 years $38.80
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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 b243hl, b243pw, b243ph, b243hlm, b243pwl, b243phl, b243hll, b243phla, b243hllo, b243hlmo, b243pwla, acer b243, b243hlmoy, b243pwlay, b243phlay, b243hlloy, b243phlaym, umfb3aaa01, b243hlloym, acer 100m1, acer b243p, acer b243h, b243hlmoym, b243pwlaym, b243hlloymd, acer b243pw, acer b243hl
Barcodes 00086000181758, 00163120799312, 00847839187232, 00887899029134, 04712196197261, 04712196197308, 08878990291348

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