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Acer FT200HQL
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Acer FT200HQL PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice
19.5" 100000000:1 LED Mar 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Get up-close-and-personal with the FT0 Series through a capacitive 10-point touch interface and unlock the power of Windows 8 touch-enabled applications. Enjoy HD films in crisp, clear Full HD1... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Acer flatpanel monitor received a score of 80% from expert review website PC Mag.

One Industry Award

One expert review site decided that this PC screen was terrific and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this flatpanel monitor an "Editor's Choice" award.

Average User Reviews

Based on 12 user reviews this PC screen has an average user rating of 73%.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer FT200HQL owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Sharp shadow detail” in their Acer FT200HQL review.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this PC monitors considered that it had a good interface. Expert website Pcmag.com and said “Now, thanks to Windows 8 and its interactive user interface, affordable mode” in their review of the Acer FT200HQL.

Good Brand

Acer small monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the superior brands.


LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.

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100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The FT200HQL has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.

A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all small monitors that are a similar age to the FT200HQL.

Amongst similar types of PC display the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The FT200HQL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the FT200HQL do not have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Acer FT200HQL has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Flatpanel monitors of this age and type graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (best).

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Very Shallow

The FT200HQL is fairly shallow (only 52 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the FT200HQL. Across all the flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the FT200HQL the depths range from 8mm to 530mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The FT200HQL has a quite big display diagonal (49.5 centimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the FT200HQL. The screen sizes of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The FT200HQL is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the FT200HQL are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17 ($50.00), or the Samsung SMT-1934 ($383.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The FT200HQL does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP 688736-001, or the Asus VK207.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer FT200HQL does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the FT200HQL also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC screen and we think the Samsung LS20C300 is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the FT200HQL is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m². The Acer FT200HQL has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Acer FT200HQL has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of a similar age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of a similar age and spec to the FT200HQL. The cables included "AC" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer FT200HQL

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the FT200HQL over two years ago.


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1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

21 2014

The Acer FT200HQL is an affordable 19.5-inch monitor featuring a 10-point capacitive touch screen, dual HDMI ports, and sharp shadow detail. However, it can't display 1080p HD, and there's some...

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Very affordable
Two HDMI ports
10-point touch technology
Not full HD
Narrow viewing angles
No downstream USB ports

User Reviews

Reviewed 13 2014 by Mike S.
(Verified Purchase)

In case you wanted to know it comes stock with 2x Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). I could find no where the mem that came in it. So I opened it up and pulled one out to see it...

Reviewed 6 2014 by Kevin l.
(Verified Purchase)

Welcome to the mouth of madness! so i ordered this desktop as a xmas gift to myself with high expectations to save time buildilng my own only plan of action was to stick 16gb more ram and a new... Read more…

Reviewed 27 2014 by Frank b.
(Verified Purchase)

If your a gamer and want to headshot like me, get this thing!

Very solid computer for the price, love the gtx 770. i get about 250 350 fps in csgo on high settings. newegg is great i got the computer in a day with normal shipping. .. will use newegg for everythi
Looks darn pretty. Worked fine for all of 12 hours, then went into sleep mode, which it never recovered
I booted the machine and got to play second life and world of tanks--wonderful experience with the new cpu and graphics card. The machine was quiet, shipping was great
Newegg customer service was wonderful. I am sending the machine back with a full refund. I am also going to rebuy the beast and hope for the best. 5 stars for newegg customer service--we all know stuf
Shipping was fast, received it the next day with standard shipping (Thanks Newegg). The system is nice, great processor and video card, I've been running this rig for almost a month and it has perform
Nothing worth mentioning
Um. .. the sleep mode really ticked me off
The machine went into sleephibernation and never came back after 12 hours. I have grown to detest windows 8 but I am stuck like a pig in slop--this is what happens when marketing people design an OS.
The headphone holder is pretty much useless, an additional expansion bay would have made more sense. Power supply size is questionable but works. Needs more USB 3.0 slots on the back. No CF slot on th
The key board and mouse wasn't up for the task a hand and it didn't come with a case fan put one in
Reviewed 14 2014 by Shawn S.
(Verified Purchase)

I attempted to contact newegg but they refuse to respond to me. so i went to acer and the diagnosed a hardware malfunction. i'm paying to have my brad new pc shipped for repair. i can almost... Read more…

Reviewed 19 2014 by Jefferson H.
(Verified Purchase)

Would have given it 5 Stars but the headphone holder just bothers me and front sliding door seems kind of flimsy. Add a SSD and up the RAM and this machine becomes a beast...

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Electricity cost when switched on $20.23
Electricity cost when on standby $1.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $22.10
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ft200, acer ft200h, acer ft200hq, acer ft200hql, acer ft200hqlb, acer umit0aa002, acer ft200hqlbm, acer ft200hqlbmj, acer ft200hqlbmjj
Barcodes 00012302565453, 00044111224481, 00088022185707, 00132018263211, 00809394253234, 00887899329364, 04713147266463, 07427457167170

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