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Acer K242HQK PC Monitor

23.6" 100000000:1 LED Jun 2015
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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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11 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two Acer K242HQK reviewers who bought the Acer K242HQK agreed that it was good quality. Mr. A. Atkin wrote “A surprisingly high quality monitor for the price” and gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100. Mr. A. Atkin also said “This is the cheapest IPS 4K monitor I could find so I wasn't holding my breath about its quality and was pleasantly surprised”.

Nice Design

One Acer K242HQK reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Susannah Stubbs gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and she said in her Acer K242HQK review on Amazon “Its beautifully bright”.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer K242HQK reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Mr. A. Atkin wrote this month “The contrast ratio is clearly vastly superior to my 1080p IPS monitor, everything feels almost 3D, there is so much more depth”.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 11 owner reviews this PC screen has an overall owner rating of 89%.

Acer Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Medium monitors built by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The K242HQK has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.

A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the K242HQK.

Amongst comparable types of PC screen the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the G277HL ($127.99), or the G246HLF both from Acer which has a better Rating.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the K242HQK, the Acer K242HQK has a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the iiyama B2780HSU-W1 which is cheaper.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus VX279 ($345.00), or the Neovo LE-27 is also worth considering.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the K242HQK is more than most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|DVI are also found on this Acer PC display.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The Acer K242HQK has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution across all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the K242HQK.

The worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor is 720 x 400.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the K242HQK range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The K242HQK has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer K242HQK has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the K242HQK.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays that were launched more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera. The K242HQK is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Lenovo T2224z ($270.67), or the Philips 221S6QYKMB or the DELL UZ2315H ($190.49) are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the Acer K242HQK is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the iiyama B2783QSU-B1, or the Acer XB240H.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The K242HQK is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The K242HQK is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HQK

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Lenovo T2424z ($307.99), or the HP Pavilion 24cw which is cheaper.

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Average Width

With a width of 567 millimeters, the K242HQK has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Acer XB240H (567mm).

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Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
AC Power in Port
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Case Colour
Integrated Card Reader
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
On/off Switch
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Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included

User Reviews

Reviewed 7 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 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 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 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 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 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 2015 by Chase S.
(Verified Purchase)

HDMI 2.0 is not working or problematic...

Reviewed 10 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 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 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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