Acer 42HQL
Acer 42HQL
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Acer 42HQL

1920 X 1080 PC Display
23.6" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 100000000:1 LED Jul 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date

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Acer 42HQL Review

Released 2 years ago and with low running costs,
Not Currently for Sale
3 Great Features
2 Years Old
£59 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 23?

At over a year old this PC monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC monitors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
It has running costs of £59 over 8 years, which are typical compared to the other 659 recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
This PC monitor is missing some features:

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Acer 42HQL In-Depth Analysis


Good Brand

We checked 4,695 owner and expert reviews (including 876 verified purchases) for Acer LCD screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer 42HQL has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC monitor.

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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 recently released medium monitors.

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Has AC, DVI and 1 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer 42HQL is more than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on latest PC screens. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Energy Star Certified

The Acer 42HQL is Energy Star certified, as are most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC monitor.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the 42HQL in July 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The 42HQL is typical compared to the other 659 recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 42HQL will cost £59 over 8 years to run.

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Acer 42HQL Review Sources

To prepare this Acer 42HQL review we compared this PC monitor to 100 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 706,879 product attributes, 87,127 PC monitor reviews and 7,989,500 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer k242hqlbbid, acer 1920x1080, acer 300cdm2, acer 100m1
Barcodes 00888863214037, 04713147902095