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Acer S236 PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LCD Apr 2013
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16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 38 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 81 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Acer S236 reviewers reckoned that it was good quality. Eames wrote on Amazon “Quality of materials is exceptional and I also paid” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product very highly. Eames also wrote “After owning some decent quality monitors I wanted something a bit premium”. Eames also wrote “Overall I'm very pleased with the quality materials and construction of the monitor”.

Nice Design

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. B. J. Davies mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The first thing that struck me when I saw this in the shop was how beautifully designed it was”. In October last year Christian Korsak rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The bezels are actually pretty small except for the bottom part” in his review of this PC monitor. Eurisko wrote on Amazon “Nice looking, unique cantilevered monitor, not easy to get hold of” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer considered that it had good picture quality. Stu Mitch said in their review of the Acer S236 on Amazon “Once your set up should be very happy with the brilliant image quality” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. One Acer S236 owner who reviewed the Acer S236 thought it had clear images. Stu Mitch wrote in their review on Amazon “This monitor was by far the best in terms of clarity and how clear the image was at this price level”.

Robust

A number of Acer S236 owners who bought it wrote that it was well made. Denny Cornell he said “ConsWhy on earth they bothered with the built in speakers I'll never know - tinny”.

Good Support

A few people agreed that it had good technical guidance. Jeff Davies wrote on Amazon “Power adaptor (obviously) - Quick Start Guide - VGA Cable - MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Cable - this is a digital interface for transmitting video” nonetheless he only scored the product 60 out of 100. Jeff Davies also mentioned “Strangely though the Quick Start Guide lists this particular item as 'optional”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Acer S236 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was quick to charge. Denny Cornell rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Acer S236 “Pro'sVery pleased with the screen, nice to be able to charge my phone when working”.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Jeff Davies said in his review of the Acer S236 on Amazon “With the frame, although it was also a 23" it looked big and it was some 3" thick as well” however he scored the product 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good experience. Eames wrote in their Acer S236 review “The viewing experience is excellent both with games”.

Good Brand

We checked 3,506 owner and expert reviews for Acer flatpanel monitors and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price], or the Viewsonic VA2855[plb_2457339_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the LG 27MP55[plb_2304964_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer S236 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the AOC i2769[plb_1554512_price], the Acer G276HL[plb_1413284_price], or the iiyama X2888HS[plb_2499669_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer S236 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S236. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S236 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 31 kilowatt hours, the Acer S236 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the S236. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S236 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer S236 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Benq XL2411[plb_2130532_price], or the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of a similar spec and age to the S236 do not have a built-in camera. The Acer S236 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 display and we think the Asus Vk248h[plb_2395629_price] or the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age, the Acer S236 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Acer S236 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the S236 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer S236

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Width

With a width of 548 millimeters, the Acer S236 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S236.

Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the AOC E2360[plb_1484895_price] (548.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
Video Mode
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Christopher S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor may work for some but your taking a chance with your money...

Reviewed 2 July 2014 by Scott B.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm using the Movie preset which lowers brightness and contrast but this works best for me. If you manually adjust brightness or contrast it will default to the User preset...

Reviewed 28 October 2013 by Tracey T.
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is steady for me, although someone else said it wasn't for them...

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Kyle C.
(Verified Purchase)

There are other monitors that are cheaper, and just as good... I bet they will last longer also...

Reviewed 23 August 2015 by Christian korsak

The Acer S236HL has been my monitor for over a year now and I love it. 23inches may seem small but it really isn't in my opinon and I got used to it in the first couple of days. It's an IPS... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s236hl, s236hlt, s236hltm, s236hltmj, umvs6aa001, s236hltmjj, acer umvs6ee001
Barcodes 00351937746388, 00887899091056, 04250833973132, 04712196719852, 04712196719876, 08878990910560

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