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Acer K242HQL
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Acer K242HQL PC Monitor

$144.99
$97.99 $47.00 cheaper than 37 days ago
23.6" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Feb 2015
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type 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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7 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this medium monitor on average 84 out of 100.

Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the K242HQL is one the best selling LCD screen currently on the market.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper PC screen such as the DELL SE2416H[plb_3053802_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Asus VN247[plb_1473074_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel 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 around for a similar time to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The K242HQL has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of a comparable type and age to the K242HQL. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

The K242HQL has a fairly fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the K242HQL. The average response time of LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the K242HQL is 5.7ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the K242HQL do have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Viewsonic VA2465[plb_2778956_price] or the Asus VC239H[plb_2977758_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The K242HQL does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HQL also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c[plb_3059589_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of a similar age and spec to the K242HQL are not 3D compatible. The K242HQL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The K242HQL does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the K242HQL also do not have an integrated card reader.

Other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the K242HQL is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The K242HQL has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the K242HQL.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than a year ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Acer K242HQL has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption When Off

The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K242HQL is 0.005W, the highest is 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W. The power consumption when off of the K242HQL of 350 Watts is one of the highest amongst medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K242HQL.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HQL

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Width

With a width of 567 millimeters, the Acer K242HQL has a relatively average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the K242HQL.

There are a number of other 567mm wide PC monitors currently available that you might want to consider including the Acer KA240HQ[plb_2903227_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer V246HL[plb_2591112_price] which is cheaper.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer UM.UV6AA.C02[plb_2927772_price] (566.4mm).

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Specification

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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
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HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Coloured Feet
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Width
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Packaging Content
Cable Included

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 18 July 2015 by Andrew M.
(Verified Purchase)

People might think these are going the way of the dinosaur, but I still think they have lots of value left to them. I would just make sure it has DVI-D dual link, HDMI and 120V connection when... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Jacob Z.
(Verified Purchase)

Seems like an overall good buy on sale/at the current price; if you're looking for USB 3.0 connectors, look elsewhere, I guess...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Dan g.
(Verified Purchase)

As others have posted the height is not adjustable but I knew that when I bought it. It can be a bit wobbly if you push on the sides but just sitting there it is plenty stable. It would be nice if... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Micheal A.
(Verified Purchase)

Had problems with shipper but Newegg service is perfect as always...

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by Siddharth C.
(Verified Purchase)

Good monitor for the price...

Reviewed 17 October 2015 by Robert B.

I would be happy with this monitor if not for the dead pixels...

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Gilbert T.
(Verified Purchase)

Part of 1st purchase to Newegg.com-quick & free shipping on ths order. I will consider more purchases in future...

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Lynne R.
(Verified Purchase)

Good product except for the speaker thing. I hope it is fixable...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Mona l.
(Verified Purchase)

Was deciding between 2 monitors. chose this one because of 4 usb3 connections 'NONE' will start checking specs more closely and around internet before buying...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 by Gary O.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is the wrong size and doesn't meet my needs.Great picture but also a little bright for my liking.A good product,it's just not for me.I have a premium membership that I acquired... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k242hq, k242hql, acer code, acer k242, acer k242h, acer k242hq, acer k242hql, acer umux6aab04, asrockasusantecarcticb k242, asrockasusantecarcticb k242h, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hq, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hql, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hqlc, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hqlcb, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hqlcbi, asrockasusantecarcticb k242hqlcbid
Barcodes 00888863214310, 00888863938209, 04713147902057, 04713392069796, 05054629912782

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