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Across all LCD screens, the G226HQL is one the best selling products currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.
Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews
Acer is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Acer also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus VK228H ($107.99) which has a better Rating; or the HP Z Display Z23 ($119.99) which is cheaper.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The G226HQL 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.
This flatpanel monitor's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all LCD screens of this spec and age.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of flatpanel monitor.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the G226HQL is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the G226HQL has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G226HQL.
At only 511 millimeters, the G226HQL is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The widths of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the G226HQL range from 220mm to 5,200mm.
If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the Lenovo LT2323p (546mm).
The average weight of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the G226HQL is 5.1kg. The weight of the G226HQL of only 1.9 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
The depth of the Acer G226HQL of only 33.8 millimeters is one of the shallowest amongst medium monitors that are a similar age to the G226HQL. The shallowest PC monitor of a comparable spec and age to the G226HQL is 12mm deep, the deepest is 810mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the G226HQL have a built-in speaker, however the G226HQL does not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth considering alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 27MT93V, the Benq GL2450 ($149.99), or the HP 2310 which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The G226HQL is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the G226HQL are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 27MT93V which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the G226HQL, the Acer G226HQL does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Asus VK228H ($107.99) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago, the G226HQL does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angle of the Acer G226HQL of only 50 degrees is one of the narrowest amongst similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the G226HQL. Across all the LCD screens of this spec and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the G226HQL range from 60° to 180°. When compared to other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the G226HQL's horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
PC displays of a comparable type and age to the G226HQL have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the G226HQL's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
At only 54.6 centimeters, the G226HQL has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The screen sizes of PC displays of this spec and age range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Acer released the G226HQL.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might want to consider including the HP Z Display Z23 ($119.99) which is cheaper; or the Benq GL2450 ($149.99), or the LG 27MT93V which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a PC monitor with a more display resolution then you might want to consider the HP DreamColor Z24 (1920 x 1200) which is also cheaper.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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