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Acer K242HL
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Acer K242HL PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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5 Reasons For

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated PC display brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One Cable Included

The Acer K242HL has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this spec and age. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC,VGA are also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.

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Very Fast Response Time

The response times of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the K242HL range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Acer K242HL has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K242HL.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC screens of this type and age, the Acer K242HL does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer K242HL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the K242HL are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer K242HL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HL also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HL do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer K242HL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the Acer K242HL has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the K242HL. The horizontal viewing angles of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the K242HL range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer K242HL has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average vertical viewing angle of PC screens of this age and type is 170°.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The Acer K242HL has a quite short mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the K242HL. The shortest mean time between failures of LCD screens of this type and age is 30h and the longest is 70,000h.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Acer K242HL is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

Across all the similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the K242HL the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. At 0.52 Watts, the Acer K242HL has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the K242HL.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HL

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the K242HL over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Average Width

The Acer K242HL has a relatively standard width (567 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K242HL.

Other 567mm wide PC displays currently available that you might want to look at include the LG 24EA53[plb_1570070_price] which has better reviews.

If you are not concerned about having a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer 246HL[plb_1498501_price] (567mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Bibidoche
Bibidoche would recommend the Acer K242HL

Overall, it is a good screen and on the cheaper side and I'm quite happy with it. The only problem I had with this product is that according to the description I was expecting built-in speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2016 by Vonny6
Vonny6 would recommend the Acer K242HL

This is my 2nd purchase of the same monitor. It's got a really good picture quality and is very good value for money...

Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Grumpy Steve
Grumpy Steve would recommend the Acer K242HL

What else is there to say?

Reviewed 15 November 2016 by Richard
Richard would recommend the Acer K242HL

Considering its very reasonable price, this is a first class monitor. Easy to use controls and realistic colour...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 by Luke
Luke would recommend the Acer K242HL

Amazing picture quality Good range of movement on the screen Only 1x HDMI...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 by Maccforest
Maccforest would recommend the Acer K242HL

A good monitor with easy plug and play capability. The controls can be difficult at first being small and black on black at the bottom right but OK once found. In my conditions I have to set the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2016 by Axeltramp
Axeltramp would recommend the Acer K242HL

When my old monitor suddenly packed in one Sunday morning I really needed it as I had stuff I was selling on line so I looked for a replacement on Argos. After reading reviews I ordered the Acer... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2016 by Nanoluh
Nanoluh would recommend the Acer K242HL

The monitor overall is good for the price you pay but it doens't come with the hdmi cable (you have to buy it separately) and if you use the hdmi cable, there's no headphone entrance in the monitor...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 by Tom9519
Tom9519 would recommend the Acer K242HL

Excellent product for the price...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $24.34
Electricity cost when on standby $1.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $26.19
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Energy Rating
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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