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3 Reasons For
Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
Acer small monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Acer is one of the better rated brands.
1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Acer V196 is 1440 x 900 (WXGA+). That's 1% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.
The Acer V196 is one of the lighter small monitors that were released around the same time as the V196 (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst small monitors of this age. The average weight of comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 3.3kg, and the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Acer V196 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the V196 also do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the V176L ($94.99), or the 196W ($239.48) both from Acer which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer V196 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the V196 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the V196 do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer V196 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer V196 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the V196 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer V196 is more than most LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it. This LCD screen has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
3 Other reasons to consider the Acer V196
Released Over Three Years Ago
Acer released the V196 over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The Acer V196 has a better display type than most PC displays of this spec and age. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most small monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VE198 ($84.99) is also worth considering.
LCD screens with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the Neovo SC-19 ($195.31) (LED) which is also cheaper.
1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
The Acer V196 has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.