Slim to noneAcer R1 Series monitors are perfect for everyday computing. With an ultra-thin enclosure and ZeroFrame design, these monitors fit perfectly in your home or office. They provide sharp...
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Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
On average Acer medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC screens built by Acer.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC screens that have been around for the last year.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VA2452SM[plb_3066057_price] which has better reviews; or the HP V213a[plb_3691039_price], or the LG 22MP48D[plb_3768755_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer R221Q has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the R221Q also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Hannspree HP225PJB[plb_3338307_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VS229HA[plb_3766883_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Samsung S24C650PL[plb_3814142_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the R221Q the widths range from 370mm to 900mm, and the average width is 590mm. The Acer R221Q is fairly narrow (only 498 millimeters) compared to most of the other newly released PC screens.
With a height of only 304 millimeters, the Acer R221Q is one of the shorter new medium monitors amongst PC monitors of this age. The heights of newly released medium monitors range from 43mm to 3,000mm.
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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
New similar spec PC displays have annual energy consumptions of between 23kWh and 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 49kWh. At only 26 kilowatt hours, the Acer R221Q has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other newly released flatpanel monitors.
PC displays that have been available for the last year have weights of between 2.6g and 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Acer R221Q is very light compared to most of the other newly released PC displays.
With a depth of only 33.4 millimeters, the Acer R221Q is very shallow compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. The average depth of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the R221Q is 110mm.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new medium monitors, the Acer R221Q is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer R221Q does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the R221Q also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC displays that came out around the same time as the R221Q do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer R221Q is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens that were released around the same time as it.
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Very Small Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the R221Q range from 49cm to 690cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Acer R221Q has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other newly released similar spec PC monitors.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The Acer R221Q has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the recently released medium monitors the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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