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Acer K242HQK
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Acer K242HQK PC Monitor

23.6" 100000000:1 LED Jun 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Eco-friendly Acer K2 Series monitors are affordable display solutions for everyday PC usage. They offer hassle-free usability without compromising image quality. The intelligent design brings... More
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6 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this PC screen rated it as 89 out of 100.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

On average Acer medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC monitors produced by Acer.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC U2477PWQ which has better reviews; or the Philips 240B4, or the iiyama B2783QSU-B1 which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the K242HQK has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the DB22D-P ($325.00), or the NC221 ($249.95) both from Samsung or the LG 24MB67PY.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the K242HQK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the K242HQK is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the K242HQK has one of the faster response times amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average response time of similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the K242HQK is 5.7ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The K242HQK is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K242HQK are not 3D compatible. The K242HQK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung S29E790C ($607.19); or the iiyama B2783QSU-B1.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The K242HQK does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the K242HQK also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Acer K242HQK has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.

Average Width

At 566.4 millimeters, the Acer K242HQK has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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User Reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2012 by Anonymous

We just had a custom build where we have two of these in a PC to drive 12 17" monitors. One of the adapters is not working so we have 11 displays right now but they're working well. Will work... Read more…

Does drive all monitors using 4 active adapters and the two included passive adapters. Performance is great
This is a great card for gaming, it can play most games (my monitor's resolution ATM is 1280 1024, so I don't know how it'll fair at 1080p) from high to ultra settings. It's a very good little card, a
The card works as I expected. All 6 displays were detected and working as soon as I installed the correct drivers and re-booted
Looks nice
Feels nice
Eyefinity support is a bit weird when you have 12 displays
It gets hot. The hottest it's ever gotten is about 55C. Over the summer, I've decided to take some precautions so that it doesn't get too hot. I'll normally put my computer to sleep regularly, and I'l
The files on the CD that came with it installed but the Catalyst Control Center Program would not run. I ended up having to get the drivers from the AMDATI site because the driver files on the VisionT
Unable to display more than 3 monitors
I've received two cards in a row with problems on port 6, making them unusable in our application. All warranty requests must go directly through Visiontek, even though the card was defective on arriv
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Nicolas B.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing 4K picture and detail. I still think this is one of the most affordable 4K monitors on the market right now. Although it lacks the bells and whistles some other monitors have (such as USB... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Nasser H.

For me this monitor is superb, but I wouldn't get it unless the main use is for gaming. Though watching movies, and other content looks great, there isn't enough 4k content like movies, shows, etc... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Dan E.
(Verified Purchase)

Other reviews said it was flimsy, I can't say I agree + I'm using a dual mount so I can't comment on the quality of the stand. +Used an Acer for 9 years and loved it before this, I'm kinda turned... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Nathan W.
(Verified Purchase)

Had to RMA first one I got due to bad backlight bleed in lower left corner. Newegg was very quick with processing the RMA and getting the replacement shipped to me...

Reviewed 19 December 2015 by Eric F.
(Verified Purchase)

I would not purchase this again but I also don't know if other low price 4K monitors have these issues to...

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by Chase S.
(Verified Purchase)

HDMI 2.0 is not working or problematic...

Reviewed 10 July 2015 by CHONG M.
(Verified Purchase)

At this price point, this is definitely a grab for anyone wanting to upgrade to 4K but not willing to pay $800 or more...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Bao V.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are looking for a great 4k experience @ 60Hz for gaming or anything else at a great price, this is the monitor for you...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Gregory E.
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is great, and 4k is fantastic. Honestly I can easily forgive the flimsy build because it's the cheapest 4k monitor on the market (right now). However, I cannot forgive dead pixels. You... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888863105182, 04713147881208, 05054629738634