This Acer PC display has a superb average user rating based on 51 user reviews. This means that users think this flatpanel monitor is one of the very best PC monitors of this age and spec.
According to Amazon sales data, the V226 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased LCD screens in the last 3 months.
Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Based on 3,184 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good ratings for its PC displays. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Acer V226 is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the V226.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of LCD screen.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago, the Acer V226 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the HE225DPB, or the HS221HPB both from Hannspree or the Asus VE228 ($90.99) is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The Acer V226 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this age and spec. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Acer PC display. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this LCD screen.
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1080p Video Mode
This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Acer V226 has one of the faster response times amongst PC monitors of this age. The response times of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 1ms to 69ms.
Across all the PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the V226 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg. At only 3.2 kilograms, the Acer V226 is quite light compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the V226.
The average width of PC monitors of this type and age is 580mm. At only 508 millimeters, the Acer V226 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the V226.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL P2210 (511.77mm and cheaper), or the AOC e2250Swdnk (511.18mm and cheaper).
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Not 3D Compatible
The Acer V226 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer V226 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the V226 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer V226 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the V226 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Acer V226 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the V226 is 28cm and the biggest is 770cm.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Acer V226 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 60° and the widest is 180°. At only 170 degrees, the Acer V226 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the V226.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The Acer V226 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Acer released the V226 over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
LCD Display Type
The Acer V226 has an LCD display type which is better than most flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it. Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it have an LED display type.
Other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper PC monitors such as the DELL P2210.
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