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Acer GN246HL PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Nov 2014
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One Industry Award

This medium monitor received a "Bronze" from Hardware.info who said that this Acer PC screen was good.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this LCD screen is 87% based on 199 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

Four Acer GN246HL reviewers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Thomas Douglas mentioned in his review on Amazon “A fast 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response” and gave it a very good review score. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website XSreviews.co.uk “This is the 24-inch model, which boasts a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far surpasses the 60Hz standard”. Xsreviews.co.uk also wrote “The Acer GN246 is an excellent gaming monitor for the money, offering that desirable 144Hz refresh rate that's ideal for high frame rate gaming”.

Some Acer GN246HL owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Adam P mentioned “Obviously if you want to get the full 144Hz benefit make sure your graphics card can handle it first.”. In October Mr. Adam Mihalik rated the Acer GN246HL as excellent and he said on Amazon “The picture quality is great, however it doesn't come close to an IPS LED type monitor.” in his review of this PC monitor.

A number of people considered that it had good colour saturation. Andrew Cookson said in his Acer GN246HL review “Colours are nice and being 144hz makes gaming feel so much more responsive”. A few weeks ago Ma Uddin said “Nice, accurate colours and responsive”. Thomas Douglas mentioned on Amazon “This is a very good digital monitor, with luscious bright colours, full HD” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

One customer who purchased the Acer GN246HL reckoned that it had image ghosting. This month Amazon Customer mentioned “Don't buy if you hate ghosting!” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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A Top Selling PC Monitor

According to Amazon sales data, the GN246HL is one the best selling LCD screen currently available.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Jack said on Amazon “It's so smooth that now when i try”. Thomas Douglas mentioned in his review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “Gaming is slick and super smooth”.

Two Acer GN246HL owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Amazon Customer rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this month “The colors are simply beautiful when calibrated correct”. In October last year Average-As-Hell scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The refresh rate is beautiful” in their review of the Acer GN246HL.

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL had a good experience. This month Amazon Customer mentioned “To get best experience then like me you will regret not putting that extra money to something a bit better”. Also this month Mr. Adam Mihalik gave the product a very good review score and he wrote “That being said the whole purpose of the 144 hZ is to provide a better gaming experience of any genre” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some Acer GN246HL owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Adam P mentioned in his review “As people have said a quick fiddle in the settings menu and it's no problem”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was easy to assemble. Mr. Adam Mihalik said in October “Upgrading from a 60 hZ monitor to a 144 hZ one almost feels like getting a new pair of eyes! The monitor itself was well packaged and easy to assemble” in his review of the Acer GN246HL.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. This month Amazon Customer said in their review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “The overall build quality is average however the monitor suffers from ghosting which is extremely annoying while playing games on it” however despite that they scored the Acer GN246HL 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Great product, picture quality for gaming is spot on”. Jack Clear gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Picture quality is good, vibrant” in his Acer GN246HL review.

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Some Acer GN246HL reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Acer GN246HL was well made. Two years ago Jack gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “#3 The built in Settings Menu is horrible”. John Smith said in his Acer GN246HL review on Amazon in October “A solid 144hz experience” and rated the Acer GN246HL as very good. John Smith also wrote “Great - running with my GTX 980 Ti at a solid 144hz”.

Good Connectivity

One Acer GN246HL reviewer who purchased the Acer GN246HL said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Thomas Douglas gave this PC monitor a very good review score and he wrote in his review of the Acer GN246HL on Amazon “Connection is via HDMI, dual-DVI or old-fashioned VGA”.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

On average Acer medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all LCD screens manufactured by Acer.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], or the iiyama XU2390HS[plb_2204569_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 22MB35[plb_2186226_price] which is cheaper.

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3D Compatible

The GN246HL is 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible PC screens currently available including the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The GN246HL has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The average display brightness of PC screens that are a comparable age to the GN246HL is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

At only 3.1 kilograms, the GN246HL is fairly light compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the GN246HL. The lightest comparable spec flatpanel monitor that is a similar age to the GN246HL is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Very Shallow

The average depth of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 110mm. At only 42 millimeters, the GN246HL is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GN246HL.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the GN246HL's response time is one of the fastest amongst medium monitors that are a similar age to the GN246HL. The fastest response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GN246HL is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received a score of 60 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review website prad.de. This means that experts really don't rate this PC screen very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought the Acer GN246HL considered that it was not a good height. Thomas Douglas said “There is no height adjust, which is a shame” in his review of the Acer GN246HL but in spite of that he still gave the product a very good review score.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GN246HL, the Acer GN246HL does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the I2369[pl_2035475_price], or the I2360[pl_1482717_price] both from AOC or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago, the GN246HL does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the VK228H[pl_1386924_price], or the Vk248h[pl_2395629_price] both from Asus which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens of this age and spec do not have an integrated card reader. The GN246HL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the GN246HL has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the GN246HL. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the GN246HL is 50° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the GN246HL the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the GN246HL has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the GN246HL.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer GN246HL

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the GN246HL.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Width

At 565 millimeters, the GN246HL has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GN246HL.

Alternative 565mm wide PC monitors currently available that you might also want to look at include the 241S4[pl_1469139_price], or the 246V5[pl_1499524_price] both from Philips or the Acer G246H[plb_1403578_price] which has better reviews.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(4)
8 December 2014

The Acer GN246 is an excellent gaming monitor for the money, offering that desirable 144Hz refresh rate that's ideal for high frame rate gaming and 3D. While its viewing angles and OSD are fairly...

21 July 2014

Gaming Monitor Roundup 2014 Introduction If you're considering getting a proper display to get your gaming on, you're probably looking at response time above all else. There's certainly good... Read more…

31 August 2014

Als je in de markt bent voor een gaming-scherm, dan heb je wat te kiezen. Zonder twijfel de beste optie onder de 120/144 Hz Full HD-modellen is de Eizo Foris FG2421, dat niet alleen qua soepele...

Hardware.info

22 September 2014

Der Acer GN246HL liefert eine sehr gemischte Leistung ab. Zunächst sieht man ein futuristisches Design, das sich durch den extravaganten Fuß von der Konkurrenz abhebt. Ergonomisch gesehen hat...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Adam J.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought three of these monitors to work together on my new GeForce GTX 980 video card. The card has 5 outputs: 1x DVI-D Dual Link, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. After fiddling with different cables,... Read more…

These monitors are lightweight and clean. Assembly was simple. The picture at 144Hz is fantastic MUCH easier on the eyes than 60Hz. Three options for connectivity- DVI-D Dual Link, HDMI, and VGA (but
Gorgeous colors. I haven't seen many 1080p monitors pop like this one. It didn't even require any calibration on my end to make it look great
The stand is pretty stable and the amount of tilt that is available is quite nice. I'm able to angle the monitor exactly where I need it
1080p videos look exceptionally good on this monitor, nice quality for a TFT monitor. Also, has wide angles of view that, Id say are a bit less than those 160(V) written in specifications, but still m
Works good, I have nothing to say against the assemblage quality, still as good as 1 year ago. AND OF COURSE, fast time response and really smooth image make this monitor a standing out candidate for
The only con I can think of is that these monitors do not come with a DisplayPort connection. I didn't think this would matter so much but it does for the following reasons: Neither HDMI nor VGA will
144hz just doesn't work on my end. 120hz is fine. I've done every fix you can think of and I have tried both DVI ports on my GT 970 (along with 2 DVI-D cables). All I get is a black screen on 144hz wh
Seemingly random flickering will happen when looking at certain objects in games. It happens for no reason. I've been testing this with Advanced Warfare to see if I can figure out why it's happening.
None. Really none
After 30 years owning pc monitors, this is the definite one. I can't find any issue with them (I got two). I actually never thought to be able to enjoy such a picture as the old, high refresh rate, mo
Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Tate G.
(Verified Purchase)

I can really only recommend this for gamers that play twitch shooters or RTSes. The 144hz refresh rate has limited use otherwise. I don't have the equipment to try the 3D features so I didn't... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2014 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

Displays is tilt only, no height adjustment. Not an issue for me since mine are mounted. Displays come w/o stand attached. Which is nice for mounting. Comes dual link DVI-I cables. If you want the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Evelyn W.
(Verified Purchase)

I don't doubt the other reviewers here, this was a really lovely monitor. It seems like I got one with a bad case of backlight bleeding or something though...

Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Cody S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is a huge upgrade over my 17" laptop screen, but the laptop only has support for HDMI. Unfortunately because of the video card's age and lack of D-DVI support I haven't been able to... Read more…

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Barcodes 04713147249510, 04713147249534, 05054629450482

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