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Acer S231HL PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jun 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date $49.72 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are poor
Strong blue tinge with factory settings
Does not have good technical guidance
484 Reviews

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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Four owners who reviewed it said that it did not have good technical guidance. Website Newegg.com wrote “Moniter didn't come with instructions to put it together unless it was on the software cd”. They also mentioned “The control buttons are kinda hard to use and there's no real instructions unless you use the cd” in their review. And also wrote “Then I found some vague instructions printed on the box which clued me in”.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Five experts from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, testnumerique.fr and Les Numeriques.com have rated this Acer PC display on average 64%. This puts this PC display in the bottom 12% of all the PC screens of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 935 user reviews the average user rating of this Acer LCD screen is 87 out of 100. 305 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,262 owner and expert reviews (including 789 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Expensive

Seven customers considered that the product was expensive. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Sleek looking, brilliant display, super thin, small footprint and overall a superior purchase compared to some of the more expensive LED LCD monitors” in their review of this PC monitor.

Expert website Apcmag.com wrote “LED backlit monitors have quickly flooded the market, with the new models barely more expensive than their older CCFL brethren”. Brent M. gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Newegg.com “There are less expensive monitors out there”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Website Newegg.com mentioned “On the 2011 monitor there's a faint high pitched noise coming from the screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 2 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The monitor does have a fan, so it makes a little noise (although I personally don't care knowing it won't overheat” in their review. And also mentioned “When running games at ultra settings, monitor makes buzzing noise”.

Noisy

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Website Newegg.com mentioned “On the 2011 monitor there's a faint high pitched noise coming from the screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 2 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The monitor does have a fan, so it makes a little noise (although I personally don't care knowing it won't overheat” in their review. And also mentioned “When running games at ultra settings, monitor makes buzzing noise”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Seven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Website Newegg.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Not bulky so it won't get in your way”. They also mentioned “Great heavy duty build” in their review. And also wrote “Base has a steel plate under plastic, so it's nice heavy steady NO b”.

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Tight

Two customers who reviewed it said that it was tight. Website Newegg.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and said “At first I didn't think it tilted because it's very tight still is”. They also wrote “It came with every cable you'd ever need ( VGA, HDMI and DVI ) and it is very thin so you can put it in tight spaces” in their review.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two owners who purchased it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Full connectivity”. They also said “Connectivity (DVI, HDMI and VGA” in their review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was June 2013 when this Acer LCD screen was released.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer S231HL does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of this type and age do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Samsung 320MXN-3, the Wortmann AG Terra 2412W, or the AOC Q2770PQU.

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the Acer S231HL has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as this LCD screen. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC display the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Acer S231HL has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The Acer S231HL has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC screens of this type and age.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Acer S231HL has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this LCD screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer S231HL is more than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this LCD screen. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.

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Features

Good Features

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Website Newegg.com said “Excellent features for the price”. They also wrote “Big, beautiful picture, nice features” in their review. Jo G. gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she said in her Acer S231HL review on expert review site Newegg.com “1920x1080 is about the best features/price ratio you can get, in my opinion”.


Power

Low Energy Consumption

Ten customers thought the Acer S231HL was good in terms of power usage. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Low energy consumption”. Website Newegg.com mentioned “LED so less heat, less energy usage 17w draw” . They also wrote “LED, 23", bright, no dead pixel, saving energy” in their review.


Design

Strong Blue Tinge With Factory Settings

Sixty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus mentioned in their Acer S231HL review “Strong blue tinge with factory settings”. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor seven years ago “I'm still trying to find suitable color settings.”. They also mentioned “Adjustment menu is pretty blah” in their review.

Twenty-eight people who bought it concluded that it was not easy to use. Website Newegg.com said “The controls are not easy to figure out” but even so they gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Buttons and OSD very difficult to use” in their review. And also said “Also, I had to use XFX's miniDP to DVI in order to use 3 1 eyefinity, not really a con, just XFX issue”.

Four people thought this PC monitor was not easy to setup. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Have to set up manual color calibrated profile setting” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “Was kind of difficult to set up properly” in their review. And also wrote “I never had a good time setting up an LCD”.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two customers wrote that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Website Newegg.com wrote “Excellent packaging, not damaged in shipment” in their review of this PC monitor.

Destin H. mentioned on expert website Newegg.com “I'm not sure that this was damaged in transit, as most screens would show wear of physical impacts”.

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Well Made

Thirty owners mentioned in their reviews that the Acer S231HL was well made. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this PC monitor “Mostly metal construction in both the base”. They also mentioned “Once I put together my own build within a couple of weeks I can't wai” in their review. And also said “The base seems solid and strong”.

Seventeen people considered that it was strong and durable. Website Newegg.com said “Very sturdy base” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “3) Decently Sturdy” in their review. And also mentioned “More sturdy than my last monitor, despite others claims”.

Five people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was reliable. Website Newegg.com said six years ago “Clear picture, aesthetically pleasing, extremely reliable”. Andrew C. wrote “I just think its weird that with all the technology we have today something as simple and as (usually) reliable as a monitor breaks after a week of perfect use”. Porter B. said on expert website Newegg.com “Just wanted a simple reliable 1080P monitor, this didn't succeed” in his review of this PC monitor however despite that he gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

Two customers wrote that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Website Newegg.com wrote “Excellent packaging, not damaged in shipment” in their review of this PC monitor. Destin H. mentioned on expert website Newegg.com “I'm not sure that this was damaged in transit, as most screens would show wear of physical impacts”.

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Good Quality

Seventy-four people concluded that this PC monitor was good quality. Seven years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “Image quality is excellent”. They also said “Minimal loss of image quality from sharp viewing angles” in their review. And also mentioned “I haven't had any problems with picture quality or responsiveness”.

Good Looking

Eighty-six people who reviewed the Acer S231HL reckoned that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com said “Very slim, light, beautiful, light” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “This monitor displays text and images with pretty good quality” in their review. And also said “I love the screen style”.

Thirty-two owners considered that it was well designed. Website Newegg.com said “1080p, led backlight, slim design, PRICE Looks good works good need i say more” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “Thin and sleek design” in their review. And also said “Deserves the "Slim Design" Part of its name”.

Six owners concluded that it had a thin frame. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Thin Bezel (for multiple monitor viewing” . They also wrote “Great image, thin frame LED backlight” in their review. And also mentioned “Thin bezel, I'm planning on getting 3 of these”.

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Website Newegg.com gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Afterward smooth sailing Eyefinity working without a hitch so”. They also said “Smooth, crisp, clear text, easy to adjust the monitor settings” in their review. And also mentioned “Great picture and smooth, fast operation”.

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Good Picture Quality

Thirty-four owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com wrote five years ago “Very nice picture quality and size” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “Gold picture quality” in their review. And also wrote “Great picture quality, sharp bright”.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it had image ghosting. Website Newegg.com wrote “Haven't noticed any ghosting in any of the games I play”. They also mentioned “No ghosting, or fast video tearing” in their review. And also wrote “Fast refresh looks gorgeous for gaming, no ghosting, etc”.

Seven customers agreed that this PC monitor had clear images. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Can't really give a detailed explanation on it's clarity.”. They also wrote “Rich colors, nice options, smooth blacks, clear image” in their review. And also mentioned “Love the clarity and it has met all my expectations”.

Six people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Website Newegg.com said “Awesome viewing angle, in landscape”. They also mentioned “Some other reviews have said that the viewing angle is very narrow.” in their review. An anonymous reviewer said on expert review site Newegg.com “It doesn't matter since viewing angle is so good”.

Five owners who bought it agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Vibrant Display - Excellent Contrast Ratio, Huge Color palette”. They also said “High contrast ratio” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer umvs1eee01, acer s231hlebid
Barcodes 00091000002613, 00539480167687, 00884483002467, 00887899022005, 04712196724931, 08878990220058

Acer S231HL Review Sources

To prepare this Acer S231HL review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.
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