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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We calculated the average reviews for all Acer flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Acer medium monitors and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VX248[plb_2440924_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the B276 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Acer B276 has a built-in speaker.
Other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include the G2460[pl_1556076_price], or the i2769[pl_1554512_price] both from AOC which has better reviews; or the Philips 231B4[plb_2510115_price] which is cheaper.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angle of the Acer B276 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 50° and the widest is 180°.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B276 range from 60° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer B276 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the B276.
Two HDMI Ports
Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer B276 which has two HDMI ports.
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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
The Acer B276 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the B276. The maximum height adjustments of PC displays that came out around the same time as the B276 range from 13mm to 850mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the B276 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer B276 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the B276.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Across all the comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the B276 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Acer B276 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B276.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Acer B276 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC monitors of this age and type the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.
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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The Acer B276 is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the B276 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer B276 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the B276 are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Benq XL2411[plb_2130532_price], the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer B276 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the B276 also do not have a built-in camera.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] or the Asus Vk248h[plb_2395629_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer B276 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the B276 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Acer B276 is a one USB 3.0 port PC display.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Acer B276 is a one USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the B276 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The Acer B276 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (75 kilowatt hours) amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens of this age and spec have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.
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