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On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as 86 out of 100.
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We checked 3,184 expert and owner reviews for Acer PC screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Acer G236HL is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
This PC display's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of PC display.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Acer G237HL[plb_2266292_price] which has a better Rating; or the V236HL[pl_1604471_price], and the V225HQL[pl_2322482_price] both from Acer which is cheaper are also worth considering.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Acer G236HL has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The average response time of PC screens of a similar age and spec to the G236HL is 6.2ms.
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The average weight of PC screens of this type and age is 5.1kg. When compared to other LCD screens of this age and type, the weight of the Acer G236HL of only 2.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago have a built-in speaker, however the Acer G236HL does not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq RL2455[plb_2006981_price], or the AOC G2460[plb_1556076_price] which also has a higher Rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer G236HL is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] or the Lenovo E2323[plb_1632746_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer G236HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the G236HL also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in camera and we think the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer G236HL does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the G236HL also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
When compared to other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the G236HL that we have assessed, the Acer G236HL's vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees is one of the narrowest. The average vertical viewing angle of LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the G236HL is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Acer G236HL has a very narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 90 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the G236HL. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of this age and type is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the G236HL, the Acer G236HL's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the G236HL the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Acer G236HL
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Acer released the G236HL.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might want to consider including the AOC I2369[plb_2035475_price] which has a better Rating; or the AOC E2370[plb_2042309_price] which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this Acer PC display is too few for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung S24C650[plb_1586401_price] (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
LCD Display Type
The Acer G236HL has an LCD display type which is better than most PC displays of a similar age and spec to it. Most PC screens of this spec and age have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Acer V236HL[plb_1604471_price], or the Lenovo E2323[plb_1632746_price].
If the display type of this medium monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Benq EW2440[plb_2076167_price] (LED), or the Samsung S23B350[plb_2161414_price] (LED) which also has a higher Rating.
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The Acer G236HL has a fairly average width (548.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
Other 548.6mm wide PC displays currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VN247[plb_1473074_price].
Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the AOC I2360[plb_1482717_price] (548.5mm), or the Acer 236HL[plb_1498886_price] (548.5mm).
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It has a wonderful picture and color is great. Problem is that the monitor will go black every once in a while. It usually recovers right away but it has done it a number of times back to back and... Read more…
The product works very well, and has much higher resolution than my old one. The only con is it was a bit confusing to adjust the settings with the buttons on the bottom of the monitor, but I... Read more…
Just got my new monitor in and I absolutely HATE the new one. In order to get a clear image you have to look at it from an angle from the bottom to the top. The description says a clear view from... Read more…
I bought this monitor to make viewing easier on my aging eyes. I'm very happy with it. Custom setup for my viewing preferences wasn't quite as user friendly as I would have liked, but it has all... Read more…
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