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Acer ED242QR

$129.99
Acer ED242QR
92
Reviews
33 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Widely Available
96
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Age
12 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
This LCD screen is easy to carry around but has a good screen. It's a positively reviewed and bargain price 23.6" PC screen, with average running costs and a good spec.
23.6" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels No 4ms Feb 2018 B
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Acer ED242QR Price History

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $159 to $129.99 in the last 6 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

There is a 83% chance that the price of the Acer ED242QR will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will increase by up to $14 over this period.

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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Acer ED242QR number 29 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
80
Features
77
Popularity
97
Value for Money
88
Age
69
Running Costs

87

87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 32 reviews.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Acer, this PC display features some of the latest PC display technology. View the latest LCD screens 2019.
This PC monitor has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £100 over 5 years are neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,800+ flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Faster than average response time
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution - clearer, sharper images
ZeroFrame, ultrathin display - improved enjoyment and maximum visibility
Gently curved 1800r screen - A more immersive viewing experience
4ms response time - react and respond quickly to what you see on screen
BlueLightShield technology - reduces exposure to blue light
Flickerless technology - eliminates screen flicker

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (33 reviews)

52%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Acer ED242QR?

Picture Quality
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Price
30
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Features
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Design
4
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Ease of Use
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The Vast Majority of People Thought This PC Monitor Was Priced Fairly
  • Amazing value for money and goes perfect with my full white build. Screen bigger then 23. 6" as curve not taken into consideration. Very very pleased with ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Apr 2018
  • Looks good. Value for money. Resolutions is a little fuzzy but okay.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Mar 2018
  • Easy to set up and good value for money. Appears smaller than a flat screen of the same size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • ... laptop delivering crisp, flicker-free vibrant images, and it represents good value for money too...
    Cruiser - Amazon.co.uk 20 Apr 2018
  • One Person Thought the Acer ED242QR Was Robust
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    The Majority of People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Acer ED242QR was a good size and was compact.

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    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • I use it as a screen for my laptop when working at home and for me it's tge perfect size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • Nice size screen. Fits nicely on my desk.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
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    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Acer ED242QR Was Well Designed

    Several people thought that the Acer ED242QR was good-looking and was very well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Modern stylish looks beautiful on my new glass desk with white silver accessories. .. .Happy girly. Nope. Modern stylish looks beautiful on my new glass ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Feb 2018
  • ... controls of their monitor. The image quality is pretty good although you'll need to set the unit up to your taste from the defaults. I'm surprised at how ...
    Cruiser - Amazon.co.uk 20 Apr 2018
  • ... monitor is an upgrade from my existing, smaller Asus one, and is a pretty impressive screen. In the box, there is the monitor itself, a VGA cable, and ...
    Samuel - Amazon.co.uk 18 Apr 2018
  • ... question remains unanswered... why do you need it? A fashion thing to look nice in swanky apartments? who knows. It feels to me like viewing the screen ...
    Mike - Amazon.co.uk 23 Oct 2018
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    Really Well Designed
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought This PC Monitor Was Not Hard to Use

    Several people thought that the Acer ED242QR was easy to use and to setup.

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    Easy to Use
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... responsiveness and smooth output. These offerings are the current practical choices you can buy even if some of them are ou...
    monitornerds.com 2 Oct 2018
  • ... switch at the bottom on the back of the screen, and this is easy to use (once you know where it is). HDMI image is even better than the VGA one (unsurprisingly), ...
    Samuel - Amazon.co.uk 18 Apr 2018
  • ... obvious flicker. Also, I find there's less glare with the curved screen plus there's a blue light reduction feature which is handy too. I'm no hardcore ...
    Cruiser - Amazon.co.uk 20 Apr 2018
  • ... output on my PC so I plugged in a DVD player. Although there is a handy menu shortcut to switch between VGA and HDMI inputs, this mon.
    M. - Amazon.co.uk 15 Apr 2018
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    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Great Technical Features
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    More Than 50 People Thought it Produced a High Quality Picture

    More than 20 people thought that the Acer ED242QR had a brilliant picture quality and over 10 people thought that it has a good screen. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it had a really sharp image and had a good refresh rate.

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    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    28 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Bought as a Christmas present for our son who loved it. He loved the picture quality and the curved screen. He mainly uses it for playing games and watching ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Jan 2018
  • Great little screen for our daughters room. Modern design with good quality picture. If left on will flash on and off all night. You have to make sure ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Apr 2018
  • This is a fairly smart monitor at a reasonable price, and good picture quality. I have always questioned the need for a curved monitor, and my question ...
    Mike - Amazon.co.uk 23 Oct 2018
  • ... controls of their monitor. The image quality is pretty good although you'll need to set the unit up to your taste from the defaults. I'm surprised at how ...
    Cruiser - Amazon.co.uk 20 Apr 2018
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    Has a Good Screen
    15 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Very Sharp Image
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Refresh Rate
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Poor Sound Quality
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    How Good Are Acer PC Screens?

    80
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Faster than average response time
    Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
    High typical contrast ratio
    Ultra High dynamic contrast ratio
    Has a stand included
    Average display diagonal
    Average vertical viewing angle
    Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
    Does not have a built-in USB hub
    Does not have a built-in speaker
    Only has AC, HDMI and 1 more cables included

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought it was good in terms of size
    9 out of 10 people thought the Acer ED242QR was well designed
    The majority of people thought this PC monitor was not hard to use
    More than 50 people thought it produced a high quality picture
    Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The ED242QR's display diagonal of 23.6" is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is in the biggest 46% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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    Faster Than Average Response Time

    The response time of the Acer ED242QR of only 4ms is faster than 85% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. Across all the PC screens the response times range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

    The Acer ED242QR does not have a built-in USB hub, although keep in mind that 81% of PC screens also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

    Like most other PC screens, the ED242QR does not have a built-in speaker. 54% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker.

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    Average Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The Acer ED242QR's vertical viewing angle of 178° is fairly average compared to most other LCD screens. It is wider than 35% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "vertical viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
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    Across all the PC screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The ED242QR's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 65% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    High Typical Contrast Ratio

    The highest typical contrast ratio of the ED242QR is High. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of a Low PC screen, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all PC screens the best typical contrast ratio is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    What does "typical contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Ultra High Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    This PC screen has a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC screens. A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

    A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

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    Has a Stand Included

    The ED242QR has a stand included, which is unusual. 77% of PC screens do not have a stand included.

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    Only Has AC, HDMI and 1 More Cables Included

    The number of cables included found on the ED242QR is more than most PC monitors. This PC display has a VGA cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens. The cables included "AC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Acer PC monitor.

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    77
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Acer ED242QR has been listed on Kagoo since March 2018 and is currently ranked number 29 out of 1,651 PC monitors.
    97
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Acer ED242QR (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought this PC monitor was priced fairly
    88
    Age

    Acer ED242QR Release Date

    February 2018

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    Running Costs

    Acer ED242QR Running Costs

    The efficiency rating of this flatpanel monitor is B, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the ED242QR will cost £100 over 5 years to run, which is neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,800+ PC screens that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $82
    Electricity cost when on standby $2
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    0.47T
    Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Acer ED242QR Specification

    Key Features
    Display Diagonal
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    3D
    Response Time
    Vertical Viewing Angle
    Horizontal Viewing Angle
    Typical Contrast Ratio
    Aspect Ratio
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Display Surface
    Supported Video Modes
    HD Type
    Pixel Pitch
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Display Technology
    Display Brightness
    NTSC Coverage (Typical)
    Screen Shape
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Colours
    Maximum Refresh Rate
    Panel Type
    Display Brightness (Typical)
    Screen Curvature
    Ports & Interfaces
    Built-in USB Hub
    HDMI Port
    Headphone Connectivity
    Audio Input
    DisplayPort
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    DVI Port
    Multimedia
    Built-in Speaker
    Built-in Camera
    TV Tuner Integrated
    Design
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Performance
    NVIDIA G-Sync
    AMD FreeSync
    Ergonomics
    Height Adjustment
    Tilt Angle
    Tilt Adjustment
    Cable Lock Slot
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Typical Power Consumption
    Standby Power Consumption
    Power Consumption (Off)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Packaging Data
    Package Type
    Certificates
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Stand Included
    Other Features
    Display Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    acer umue2aa001, acer umue2aaa01, acer umue2ee001, acer ed242qr, acer 4ms

    Barcodes

     00191114380109,  04713883441759,  04713883531580

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