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Acer B296CL PC Monitor

29" 2560 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Feb 2016
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Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
One industry award
Does not have good sound quality
Heavy and bulky
39 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag who thought that this flatpanel monitor was outstanding.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Good Gear Guide.com.au and IT Reviews.com this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

B296CL owners on average rated this LCD screen 84%. 18 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,255 expert and owner reviews (including 791 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its PC monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Great Look and Feel, Decent Keyboard, Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Mobilechoiceuk.com said seven years ago “Great look and feel, decent keyboard, good battery life” in their Acer B296CL review.


Features

Good Build and Hardware Features

Three customers concluded that the Acer B296CL had good features. Newegg.com mentioned “This Monitor has all the best features and quality for the money right now”. Three years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “Colour fidelity is decent, response times are respectable and there's a good range of hardware features”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer B296CL has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2420U, or the Philips 258B6QJEB.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Eizo Foris bl 23,8, 1920 x 1080, IPS is also worth considering.

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Display

2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Acer B296CL has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. The worst display resolution of all medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the Acer B296CL has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. Similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as this PC screen have response times of between 1ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 5.3ms.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Newegg.com wrote in their Acer B296CL review “You have to stumble through it due to lack of instructions” but they only scored it 1 stars. Two years ago C. Pym rated it 6 stars and mentioned “Despite professional help it simply would not work” in their review of the Acer B296CL. Chime rated the product 7 stars and said in their review of the Acer B296CL “Apart from the HDMI problem my main criticism is that the Quick Start guide (included) and the manual (downloadable from the Acer site) are too generic”.


Smart TV

Email Functionality

Two owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had email functionality. Newegg.com mentioned “Send alert when motion alarm is detected, by email andor iPhoneAndroid pop-up” yet they only rated this PC monitor 17.6 out of 100. Newegg.com also wrote “Better than a tablet for doing email becaus” in their review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Acer B296CL has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Weight & Dimensions

Broad Connectivity

Two owners concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good build quality all around and quite heavy”. John E. he mentioned “The base is nice and heavy, with a textured front half” in his Acer B296CL review.

One owner mentioned that it was thick. Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned seven years ago “Broad connectivity” however despite that they only scored it 17.6 out of 100. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Newegg.com wrote “VESA mount option Lightweight”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Newegg.com said four years ago “Very thin side edges” in their review of this PC monitor although they scored it 20 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good size. Three years ago Newegg.com said “Nice size, clear, sharp, little adjustment needed, no dead pixels, 3 yr warranty” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two owners concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good build quality all around and quite heavy”.

John E. he mentioned “The base is nice and heavy, with a textured front half” in his Acer B296CL review.


Design

Stylish Looks

Seven customers concluded that the product was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Acer B296CL “Beautiful edgeless IPS panel with LED back-light” yet they scored it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Small profile, pretty stealthy if you want to hide it” in their review. Jeffret G. gave the product a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their Acer B296CL review on Newegg.com “Horizontal viewing angles are pretty good”.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed. Jason H. mentioned “Comes with lots of input cables and overall offers a pretty attractive design”. One owner said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 7 stars and said “An ergonomic stand”.

One person thought this PC monitor was smooth. Newegg.com wrote “Games played super smooth at 60fps with gt 660ti sli setup at 2560 1080” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Twelve people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “Great quality screen, bright, vibrant colors, great viewing angels”. Itreviews.com said “This 29-inch IPS monitor delivers rich color quality and good gr” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au said “Acer's extra-wide LCD monitor for business users offers crisp picture quality for office apps, vibrant output for photos” in their Acer B296CL review and gave this PC monitor a score of 6 stars.

Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Four years ago Newegg.com wrote “Easy To Use” in their review of the Acer B296CL. Newegg.com also mentioned “Its not that difficult to use of install” in their review. James M. gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Acer B296CL review “The 3-megapixel Hikvision DS-2CD2332-1 gives an amazing range of control directly in the camera, things like adjustable backlight compensation that I've never seen in a sub-$150 camera before”.

Two people who bought it said that it was easy to setup. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Relatively easy to setup”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Don't need to setup with DynDNS or register static IP to make it work” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface. Jeffret G. wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Newegg.com “Color temperature and contrast are easily adjusted to match an adjacent monitor regardless of the brand because of the exceptional interface of this monitor”.

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Good Build and Hardware Features

Seven owners who bought it considered that it was well made. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of the Acer B296CL “Good build and hardware features”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Solid color and grayscale performance” in their review. Newegg.com said “4 USB 3.0 Ports are built in” but even so they scored it 20 out of 100.

Three owners thought the product was strong and durable. Four years ago Newegg.com wrote “Stand is very sturdy”. Newegg.com also mentioned “The mount that it comes with is darn sturdy as well” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Sturdy Stand” in their review.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Newegg.com said three years ago “Its waterproof its the first cam I have had” however they rated the product 1 stars. Newegg.com also mentioned “Waterproof for sure (had storm hit the Bay Area on mid December” in their review.

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Angles De Vision Ouverts

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of this PC monitor “Angles de vision ouverts” but even so they gave the Acer B296CL a rating of 1 stars. Newegg.com said in their Acer B296CL review “Extremely high picture quality” . Newegg.com also said “Very impressive night vision, super long range” in their review.

One owner thought it had a wide viewing angle. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “Wide viewing angle” but they only rated it 1 stars. One customer thought the product had clear images. Two years ago Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Great clarity, bright, sharp”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Jeffret G. mentioned on Newegg.com “Refresh rate is great for COD Ghosts” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought it thought it did not have good sound quality. Newegg.com said in their review of the Acer B296CL three years ago “Terrible speaker quality” .


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Acer PC display was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer umrb6ee005, b296clbmjdprz, acer 300cdm2, acer b296cl, acer 100m1, 2560x1080
Barcodes 04712196777319, 04712196777333, 04713147696840, 04713392335167

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