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Acer ED242QR

Acer ED242QR
93
Reviews
36 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
16 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very popular and excellently reviewed 23.6" PC screen, with a low price and low running costs. A number of reviews mentioned that has a good screen, it has a brilliant picture quality and a really sharp image.
23.6"
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HD
RESOLU-
TION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$84
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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 $189.98 to $149.99 in the last 12 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Acer ED242QR number 370 across all PC monitors.

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87
Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
85
Features
93
Popularity
80
Value for Money
88
Age
78
Running Costs

87

87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

reviews indicate that it has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 35 reviews.
At over a year old this flatpanel monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC monitors with more up to date technology are available.
This PC monitor has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £100 over 5 years are pretty average compared to the other 1,800+ flatpanel monitors that we have calculated running costs for.
It is one of the best selling PC displays currently on the market.
This Acer PC monitor has some great features:
Faster than average response time
High typical contrast ratio
Has an HDMI
Has a stand included
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

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

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.

94
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (36 reviews)

53%

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

Picture Quality
4
2
Price
30
2
Features
1
0
Design
5
1
Ease of Use
5
0
Sound Quality
0
1
Over 30 People Thought This PC Monitor Was Fairly Priced
  • 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
  • Excellent price for a curved monitor.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought the Acer ED242QR Was Robust
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    Four 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
  • View All Reviews About Size
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

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

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    Good-Looking
    5 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
  • This monitor is amazing for gaming. Great response time and the curve is beautiful...
    Jaycob - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Jul 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
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    Really Well Designed
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy 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 This PC Monitor Had Good Technical Features
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    More Than 50 People Thought the Acer ED242QR Had a Good Picture Quality

    More than 20 people thought that the Acer ED242QR had a very good picture quality and more than 10 people thought that it has a good screen. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a really sharp image and had a good refresh rate.

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    Has a Brilliant 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
    4 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 Owner Thought it Had Poor Sound Quality
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    How Good Are Acer PC Monitors?

    85
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

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

    What the Reviews Say

    Four people thought it was good in terms of size
    The vast majority of people thought it was carefully designed
    The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
    More than 50 people thought the Acer ED242QR had a good picture quality
    ok Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Acer ED242QR of 23.6" is ok compared to most other PC screens. It is bigger than 54% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Faster Than Average Response Time

    The ED242QR's response time of only 4ms is in the fastest 23% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The average response time of all PC monitors is 5.9ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

    What does "response time" mean? Less Edit
    High Typical Contrast Ratio

    The ED242QR has a maximum typical contrast ratio of high. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of . Across all PC monitors the worst typical contrast ratio is 750:1 and lower and the best is ultra high. 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
    ok Horizontal Viewing Angle
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    The horizontal viewing angle of the Acer ED242QR of 178° is ok compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the widest 62% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    ok Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The ED242QR's vertical viewing angle of 178° is ok compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the widest 62% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "vertical viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

    The ED242QR does not have a built-in USB hub, although this is within the context that 81% of PC monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

    What is a built-in USB hub? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

    The Acer ED242QR does not have a built-in speaker. 52% of PC monitors also do not have a built-in speaker.

    What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

    What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an HDMI
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    The ED242QR has an HDMI. 74% of flatpanel monitors do not have an HDMI.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an HDMI? Less Edit
    Has a Stand Included

    The ED242QR has a stand included, which is unusual. 76% of PC displays do not have a stand included.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a stand included? Less Edit
    Only Has Ac, Hdmi and 1 More Cables Included

    The number of cables included found on the Acer ED242QR is less than most PC monitors. This LCD screen has a vga cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC monitors. The cables included "ac" and "hdmi" are also found on this PC screen.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "cables included" mean? Less Edit
    93
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Acer ED242QR has been listed on Kagoo since March 2018 and is currently ranked number 370 out of 1,598 PC monitors.
    80
    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

    Over 30 people thought this PC Monitor was fairly priced
    88
    Age

    Acer ED242QR Release Date

    February 2018

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    Running Costs

    Acer ED242QR Running Costs

    The efficiency rating of this PC screen is B. The ED242QR has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,800+ flatpanel monitors 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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    53%

    53%

    53% of Customers Would Recommend
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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
    Backlight Type
    Display Surface
    Supported Video Modes
    HD Type
    Viewable Size Diagonal
    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
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    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
    Cables Included
    Stand Included
    Package Type
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    HDMI
    Features
    Contrast Ratio
    Display Technology
    Brightness
    Maximum Resolution
    Screen Coating
    Interface
    Native Resolution
    Video Compression Formats

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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    Barcodes

     00191114380109,  04713883441759,  04713883531580

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