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Expert Reviews Are Excellent
This PC display received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from tweaktown.com. This puts this Acer PC display in the top 6% of all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.
Owner Reviews Are Average
On average, S241HL owners rated this PC monitor 79%.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Based on 3,506 expert and user reviews, Acer has good ratings for its PC screens. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.
There are a number of other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the AOC I2369.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer S241HL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the S241HL do not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the AOC I2473 which is cheaper.
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the HKC 2412A, or the iiyama E2273HDS.
1080p Video Mode
This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer S241HL is more than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "DVI", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the S241HL are not 3D compatible. The Acer S241HL is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP LP2065 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Acer S241HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the HP Compaq LA2206.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S241HL, the Acer S241HL does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Acer S241HL has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S241HL is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the Acer S241HL has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the S241HL. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer S241HL
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this Acer PC display was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
With a width of 563.8 millimeters, the Acer S241HL has a relatively average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the HP Compaq LA2206 (518mm), or the Benq GL2450 ($151.94) (579.39mm) which is also cheaper.
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Psychicbookworm would recommend the Acer S241HL (Verified Purchase)
A nice large monitor. No problem hooking it up. I chose HDMI but it also supports DVI and VGA. No disks to install, just plug and play. I only made one adjustment and that was just to brightness... Read more…
Here are some things I learned that should be helpful to others:
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Let me get over the pros - it works and can be quickly set up. This device is made for people who want the bare minimums for a security camera with a nice 1080p sensor.
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