The R221Q was only relased by Acer seven months ago. Newer PC screens like this one are likely to use better technology.
Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
We checked 3,184 expert and owner reviews for Acer PC screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think cheaper LCD screens such as the Asus VP228H[plb_3158899_price], and the Acer K242HYL[plb_3452704_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer R221Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other new medium monitors also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the Hannspree HL247HGB[plb_3353468_price].
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC E2475SWj[plb_3357361_price], or the iiyama E2480HS-B2[plb_3248422_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
At only 497.84 millimeters, the Acer R221Q is quite narrow compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. The widths of new similar spec PC monitors range from 370mm to 960mm.
Other PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the P2217[pl_3437610_price] (503.4mm and cheaper), or the SE2216H[pl_3053782_price] (502mm and cheaper) both from DELL or the Wortmann AG 2225W[plb_3342074_price] (504mm and cheaper).
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The heights of new medium monitors range from 28mm to 620mm, and the average height is 360mm. The Acer R221Q is one of the shorter medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the R221Q (only 302.26 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
Recently released similar spec LCD screens have annual energy consumptions of between 3kWh and 98kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 26 kilowatt hours, the Acer R221Q has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the R221Q.
At only 1.9 kilograms, the Acer R221Q is very light compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the R221Q. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the R221Q the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg.
At only 33.02 millimeters, the Acer R221Q is very shallow compared to most of the other new LCD screens. The average depth of PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the R221Q is 110mm, and the depths range from 7mm to 610mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer R221Q does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c[plb_3059589_price].
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The Acer R221Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer R221Q does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the R221Q also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on recently released comparable spec PC screens.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the HP V243[plb_3428459_price], and the Acer KA240H[plb_3427996_price] is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this flatpanel monitor is not many enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDisplay E242[plb_3059590_price] (1920 x 1200) which is also cheaper.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The Acer R221Q has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 55 centimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age. The average display diagonal of comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the R221Q is 68cm, and the screen sizes range from 52cm to 690cm.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The Acer R221Q has a quite dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched in the last 12 months. Recently released medium monitors have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
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LCD Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has LCD and LED display types, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to it.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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