Acer G246HL Review


The Acer G246HL is a TN-based monitor that manages to produce bright, accurate colors and deep black levels. It's a speedy display at a cheap price that users love, but note that it wants for an HDMI port and other extras.

The Acer G246HL is a diamond in the rough. Expert reviewers seem to have overlooked this display, but not shoppers. Almost 200 buyers at Newegg have assigned it an average of five stars out of five in Acer G246HL reviews. Acclaim is nearly as loud in reviews posted at Amazon. Clearly, users like what they get with the Acer G246HL. According to the comments posted at Newegg, the G246HL provides excellent overall image quality, with bright, vivid, accurate colors; good contrast ratio; and fast response time. The matte screen reduces glare, and the relatively low price of this display is hard to resist. Some Acer G246HL reviews grouse that the stand is a little wobbly and can't be adjusted for height and the feature set is sparse. Still, this monitor wins thumbs-up for performance.

The Acer G246HL (starting at $140, Amazon) is a simple TN-based 24-inch monitor with a 1920x1080 resolution, speedy response time of 5 milliseconds, and a rated brightness of 250 cd/m2. For connections, the G246HL offers only DVI and VGA ports; the monitor doesn't include any USB ports, speakers, or an HDMI connection. Because this is a TN-based monitor, its viewing angle, by definition, is narrower than that of an IPS-based display; that said, we saw no complaints in user reviews.

One of the better TN-based displays around, the no-frills Acer G246HL delivers on color quality and accuracy as well as on speed. Its starting price of $140 is relatively low, though a good IPS monitor or one with an HDMI port won't cost much more.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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