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Acer B326HK PC Monitor

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32" 100000000:1 LED Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor. 3dnews.ru gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this medium monitor was good. This Acer PC monitor received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Digitaltrends.com this PC screen has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 24 owner reviews this PC screen has an overall owner rating of 78%.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer B326 owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality. One Acer B326 owner said that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Vibrant and accurate colours from this monitor's huge 32in screen” in their review of this PC monitor.

Nice Design

Several Acer B326 owners thought the Acer B326 was good looking. Expert review site Crn.com mentioned two years ago “A beautiful professional monito” . Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus in November last year “This 32" monitor is pretty large.” in their review but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Digital Versus said in their review “Speakers are too quiet”.

Robust

One person who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was well made.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the Acer B326 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus said “Plenty of connectivity”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased it thought it was a good height. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Stand only adjusts for height and tilt”.

Good Product Quality

One Acer B326 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Expert review site Techradar.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Acer B326 “The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent (and highly configurable) colour accuracy and image quality out-of-the-box that looks great on its spacious”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Acer B326 is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the B326 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Good Brand

Medium monitors built by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B326 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the B326 do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the PB278Q [pl_1443239_price], or the PB298[pl_1731108_price] both from Asus or the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Acer B326 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The average vertical viewing angle of similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the B326 is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer B326 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Acer B326 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the B326 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

PC screens that were released around the same time as the B326 have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Acer B326 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The lowest maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the B326 is 13mm and the highest is 850mm. At 150 millimeters, the Acer B326 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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Very Big Viewable Width

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the B326 that we have assessed the viewable width of, the Acer B326's viewable width of 708.4 millimeters is one of the biggest. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the B326 have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of LCD screens of this age and type is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer B326 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the B326 range from 28cm to 770cm. At 81.3 centimeters, the Acer B326 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the B326.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. The Acer B326 has one of the bigger viewable heights (398.5 millimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Acer B326 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B326 the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer B326 is more than most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC,DisplayPort,DVI,HDMI,USB are also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer B326 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Acer B326 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB/93[plb_3175233_price], the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B326 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer B326 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer B326 is a one USB 3.0 port LCD screen.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response times of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At 6 milliseconds, the Acer B326 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The Acer B326 has a quite high annual energy consumption (74 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the B326. The annual energy consumptions of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the B326 range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh.

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Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 3g to 39kg. When compared to other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the Acer B326 of 15.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer B326

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium monitor was released.

LCD Display Type

The Acer B326 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

Other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], or the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price].

If you are looking for a PC display with a better display type then you might also want to look at the 34UM65[pl_2272549_price] (LED and higher rated), or the 29UM65[pl_3356557_price] (LED and higher rated) both from LG or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Display Surface
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Display SRGB
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

2 Awards

3dnews.ru Recommended 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

(16)
21 September 2015

The low contrast and sluggish response times hold this Acer B326HK monitor back from a fourth star. But it's still a perfectly pleasant monitor for office computing thanks to its 32" IPS screen...

32" display
Ultra HD resolution
Goodquality finish
Magnetic base
Four USB 3.0 ports
Disappointing contrast
Response time isn't great
Input lag is very high for a monitor
Stand only adjusts for height and tilt
Mediocre color accuracy
14 August 2015

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

9 December 2014

As with any new technology in an emerging market, there will be winners, losers, and an endless glut of experimentation lost in the middle of what's released in between. It took years of tinkering...

14 August 2014

The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent (and highly configurable) colour accuracy and image quality out-of-the-box that looks great on its spacious and attractive VA panel. And if...

13 August 2014

The Acer B326HUL is a solid performer with excellent (and highly configurable) colour accuracy and image quality out-of-the-box that looks great on its spacious and attractive VA panel. And if...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 December 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Hands down it is one of the best displays I have used or tested, and that is quite a large number of them. I used the Accell DP 1.2 cable I had on-hand, and didn't try the included one since the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Eric Z.

I was very pleased to discover that this monitor will overclock to 78Hz via displayport with the stock cable. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but the improvement from 60Hz is noticeable just moving your... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Russell H.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this during Cyber Monday, as I had been keeping an eye on monitors of this size and resolution. I was disappointed to find a dead pixel near the center of the screen, where it would be... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2014 by Jim S.
(Verified Purchase)

I could not bring myself to spend $800 on any monitor, but I had my eye on it big time at $599......at $399 it was a no brainer. FYI I am a gamer....other then some surfing and email I GAME on... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2014 by Charles G.
(Verified Purchase)

As others have said, unpacking it can be challenging. The HDMI port is MHL. I don't know if it's HDMI 2.0 or not, the manual doesn't specify. Because it doesn't say anything, I tend to think it's... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $52.54
Electricity cost when on standby $1.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $54.31
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer B326uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.36T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b326hk, acer 4k2, acer 4k2k, acer b326, acer b326h, acer b326hu, acer b326hk, acer b326hky, visipax b326, acer b326hul, acer b326hkym, visipax b326h, visipax 100m1, acer b326hkymj, visipax b326hu, acer umjb6aa001, acer umjb6aa002, acer b326hkymjd, visipax b326hul, acer b326hkymjdp, acer b326hkymjdpp, acer america b326, visipax 2560x1440, visipax umjb6aa001, acer b326hkymjdpph, acer america b326h, acer america b326hk, acer b326hkymjdpphz
Barcodes 00012300310420, 00012300404822, 00779184245360, 00801940116536, 00803982744142, 00807320198703, 00807320222651, 00809394266807, 00823536049813, 00887899397509, 00887899789007, 04053162537217, 04053162589339, 04713147289974, 04713147290000, 04713147571215, 04713147571239, 08878993975092, 08878997890070

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