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Should You Buy an Acer PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 25 September 2020
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should you buy an Acer PC Monitor?

Acer is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its projectors and TVs.

If you are wondering how Acer PC monitors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,500 PC monitors by objectively and impartially analysing over 6,500 user and expert reviews and 240+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Acer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $55 for the V176L which has a display diagonal of 17" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and go up to $1,050 for the EI491CR which has a display diagonal of 49" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3840 x 1080. The average price of a new Acer PC monitor is $286.

Acer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors.

Is Acer the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are Acer PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

Acer is ranked the No. 1 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Acer is the actually best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
496 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,369 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
566 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
170 reviews
#5
HP
United States
94%
94%
262 reviews
#6
United States
94%
94%
333 reviews
#7
South Korea
93%
93%
1,455 reviews
#8
Taiwan
91%
91%
594 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
95 reviews
#10
China
89%
89%
489 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
231 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
148 reviews
#13
Japan
82%
82%
87 reviews
#14
MSI
80%
80%
42 reviews
#15
79%
79%
6 reviews
#16
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#17
74%
74%
4 reviews
#18
V7
73%
73%
1 review
#19
GeChic
70%
70%
17 reviews
#20
Alienware
United States
69%
69%
7 reviews
#21
LILLIPUT
69%
69%
1 review
#22
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#23
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
Sceptre
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
63%
63%
12 reviews
#26
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Japan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
DoubleSight
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Gigabyte
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Aopen
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
CTL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Mimo Monitors
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
1 review
#37
Bematech
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Wacom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
AVUE
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
Pelco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
Hanwha
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Feelworld
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Viotek
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Acer PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
Acer PC Monitors

There's a wide selection of Acer PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with over 110 Acer PC monitors currently on the market in the US. Acer also have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a Acer PC monitor being 79%.

The average review score for a Acer PC monitor is 79%.

Acer have a number of great features including ZeroFrame Design, Black Boost Technology and Predator GameView which sets them apart from the competition.

However Acer PC monitors tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Acer PC monitor is $18 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $12,549
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$286
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,649
Price Distribution of Acer PC Monitors

What Do the Acer PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Acer PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for Acer and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

Acer logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
24
4 stars
23
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Acer logo

User Reviews

5 stars
261
4 stars
97
3 stars
16
2 stars
6
1 star
16
Acer has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Acer PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 88% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of Acer PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had good technical features and was good in terms of size. Their PC monitors have also won 20 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Acer PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Philips Acer DELL LG
monitornerds.com logo
94%
6 reviews
94%
1 review
93%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
73%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
prad.de logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
83%
6 reviews
playwares.com logo
81%
6 reviews
74%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
71%
2 reviews
77%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
komputer.dk logo
88%
1 review
76%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
ichip.ru logo
73%
1 review
77%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
kitguru.net logo
85%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
88%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
79%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
relaxedtech.com logo
91%
4 reviews
85%
1 review
XSreviews.co.uk logo
76%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
chip.com.tr logo
85%
3 reviews
84%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
84%
1 review
75%
1 review
79%
1 review
81%
1 review
straitstimes.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
53%
22 reviews
53%
25 reviews
61%
23 reviews
66%
24 reviews
46%
16 reviews
Average
79%
58 reviews
77%
56 reviews
79%
50 reviews
78%
47 reviews
76%
45 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Acer PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 28 industry awards for Acer PC monitors. This means that Acer has more awards for its PC monitors than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Acer to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Acer has more awards for its PC monitors than any other brand.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Benq Philips Acer DELL LG
prad.de logo
2
2
1
6
hardware.info logo
3
2
2
1
prohardver.hu logo
1
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
1
3
2
tomshardware.com logo
1
2
2
relaxedtech.com logo
4
1
kitguru.net logo
1
1
2
uk.hardware.info logo
2
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
3
PC Mag logo
1
1
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
2
1
xfastest.com logo
2
profesionalreview.com logo
1
1
bozzabench.com logo
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
whatnext.pl logo
2
hardwareluxx.ru logo
2
Other Expert Sites
8
8
9
7
4
Total
28
16
28
18
26

How Reliable Are Acer PC Monitors?

We checked over 6,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Acer PC monitors. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 96% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Acer PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

96% of reviewers think Acer PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that Acer PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Acer PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

reliability of a high quality IPS monitor combined with the snappiness of a TN panel
armchairempire.com
The build quality is sleek
relaxedtech.com
Good Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Otherwise good reliable product
Argos.co.uk
It has built in speakers
Bestbuy.com
one of the best constructed monitors I've used with a sturdy metal base
amazon.co.uk
Near Bezeless Design Build quality seems pretty sturdy Fantastic Colors
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

Mediocre Build Quality
currys.co.uk
so far nothing has broken
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Acer PC Monitors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Acer PC monitors that set them apart from the competition. These include ZeroFrame Design, Black Boost Technology and Predator GameView.

Acer ZeroFrame Design

Acer PC monitors that feature ZeroFrame Design include the Acer VG240Y ($180), the Acer KG1 KG251Q ($238) and the Acer VG220Q ($123).

Acer Black Boost Technology

Acer PC monitors that feature Black Boost Technology include the Acer VG240Y ($180), the Acer KG1 KG251Q ($238) and the Acer VG220Q ($123).

Acer Predator GameView

Acer PC monitors that feature Predator GameView include the Acer Predator XB271HU ($420), the Acer Predator XB272 ($0) and the Acer Predator X34 ($850).

Acer Adaptive Contrast Management

Acer PC monitors that feature Adaptive Contrast Management include the Acer K272HL ($246) and the Acer G246H ($80).

What is the Best High End Acer PC Monitor?

Acer ET2 ET322QK

$384.95
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Acer ET2 ET322QK
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Acer ET2 ET322QK
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
31.5"
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$107
OVER 5 YEARS
C

If you're looking for a high end Acer PC monitor then the Acer ET2 ET322QK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $384.95.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (31.5")
Faster than average response time (4ms)
Built-in speaker
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Features Picture-in-Picture support

A fully featured and fairly highly rated 31.5" flatpanel monitor, with low running costs. It has a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ET2 ET322QK in the US is $384.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Acer PC Monitor?

Acer VG240Y

$179.99
eBay
Acer VG240Y
Buy Now
Acer VG240Y
23.8"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

At only $179.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the Acer VG240Y makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Asus DisplayWidget
Black Boost Technology
ZeroFrame Design
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Faster than average response time (1ms)

A fully featured and very highly rated 23.8" PC display, with a good price. Purchasers report that this PC display has a brilliant picture quality, excellent features and it's very well designed.

94
Reviews
102 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Acer VG240Y has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 101 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VG240Y in the US is $179.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$199.19
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Acer PC Monitor?
Is Acer the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the Acer PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Acer PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are Acer PC Monitors?
Features to Look Out For On Acer PC Monitors
Acer ZeroFrame Design
Acer Black Boost Technology
Acer Predator GameView
Acer Adaptive Contrast Management
What is the Best High End Acer PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice Acer PC Monitor?

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