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Acer K242HQK
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Acer K242HQK PC Monitor

23.6" 100000000:1 LED Jun 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
Eco-friendly Acer K2 Series monitors are affordable display solutions for everyday PC usage. They offer hassle-free usability without compromising image quality. The intelligent design brings... More
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8 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, K242HQK owners rated this LCD screen 89 out of 100.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips 272B4[plb_2512917_price], or the Neovo FM-24[plb_3011241_price] which is cheaper; or the AOC U2477PWQ[plb_3149688_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The K242HQK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the K242HQK also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung NC221[plb_3149380_price], or the LG 24MB67PY[plb_3937195_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Samsung DB22D-P[plb_3364575_price] is also worth considering.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The K242HQK has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC displays of this type and age the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the K242HQK has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. The display brightness of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the K242HQK is more than most LCD screens of this spec and age. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the K242HQK. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of medium monitors that are a similar age to the K242HQK range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the K242HQK has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer K242HQK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The K242HQK is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K242HQK are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price] or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The K242HQK does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer K242HQK

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the K242HQK over a year ago.

Average Width

At 566.4 millimeters, the Acer K242HQK has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2012 by Anonymous

We just had a custom build where we have two of these in a PC to drive 12 17" monitors. One of the adapters is not working so we have 11 displays right now but they're working well. Will work... Read more…

Does drive all monitors using 4 active adapters and the two included passive adapters. Performance is great
This is a great card for gaming, it can play most games (my monitor's resolution ATM is 1280 1024, so I don't know how it'll fair at 1080p) from high to ultra settings. It's a very good little card, a
The card works as I expected. All 6 displays were detected and working as soon as I installed the correct drivers and re-booted
Looks nice
Feels nice
Eyefinity support is a bit weird when you have 12 displays
It gets hot. The hottest it's ever gotten is about 55C. Over the summer, I've decided to take some precautions so that it doesn't get too hot. I'll normally put my computer to sleep regularly, and I'l
The files on the CD that came with it installed but the Catalyst Control Center Program would not run. I ended up having to get the drivers from the AMDATI site because the driver files on the VisionT
Unable to display more than 3 monitors
I've received two cards in a row with problems on port 6, making them unusable in our application. All warranty requests must go directly through Visiontek, even though the card was defective on arriv
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Nicolas B.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing 4K picture and detail. I still think this is one of the most affordable 4K monitors on the market right now. Although it lacks the bells and whistles some other monitors have (such as USB... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Nasser H.

For me this monitor is superb, but I wouldn't get it unless the main use is for gaming. Though watching movies, and other content looks great, there isn't enough 4k content like movies, shows, etc... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Dan E.
(Verified Purchase)

Other reviews said it was flimsy, I can't say I agree + I'm using a dual mount so I can't comment on the quality of the stand. +Used an Acer for 9 years and loved it before this, I'm kinda turned... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Nathan W.
(Verified Purchase)

Had to RMA first one I got due to bad backlight bleed in lower left corner. Newegg was very quick with processing the RMA and getting the replacement shipped to me...

Reviewed 19 December 2015 by Eric F.
(Verified Purchase)

I would not purchase this again but I also don't know if other low price 4K monitors have these issues to...

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by Chase S.
(Verified Purchase)

HDMI 2.0 is not working or problematic...

Reviewed 10 July 2015 by CHONG M.
(Verified Purchase)

At this price point, this is definitely a grab for anyone wanting to upgrade to 4K but not willing to pay $800 or more...

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Bao V.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are looking for a great 4k experience @ 60Hz for gaming or anything else at a great price, this is the monitor for you...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Gregory E.
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is great, and 4k is fantastic. Honestly I can easily forgive the flimsy build because it's the cheapest 4k monitor on the market (right now). However, I cannot forgive dead pixels. You... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888863105182, 04713147881208, 05054629738634