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Acer S231HL
6.6 out of 10

Acer S231HL

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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre Monitor

Kevin S., Newegg
13 May 2015
  • Summary: There's nothing really wrong with this monitor... it's just... cheap. If you can find it on sale and you need an inexpensive monitor to fill a need then by all means get this. Otherwise, there are larger, nicer monitors for, literally, a few dollars more; even at the sale price.
  • Pros: Good size Bright/Crisp Image Rear facing inputs HDMI and DVI inputs (cables included too) Thin
  • Cons: Clunky display controls Feels cheap
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Overall 6
6.0

50/50

Joseph C., Newegg
8 May 2015
  • Summary: You can find 2k monitors for around the same price as this one so.... yeah.
  • Pros: The pros are that this is easy on the eyes, easy to set up, the response time is nice, and using this with a gaming console was a new experience. Normally I would buy Asus before Acer but this product is pretty solid and very easy to clean with a 50/50 ratio of distilled white vinegar and water.
  • Cons: I bought this monitor in 2012 and it is still the exact same price in 2015 - seriously 1080p? I no longer game via consoles anymore so this is not an issue for me, but figuring out how to get sound out of my xbox was a pain as there are no built in speakers. I know, I know, that would make it a s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Back light out

Andrew C., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Pros: Seemed like a good monitor for the price. Now 5 months in, the back light in the upper right it out and just like previous posts I have to ship it back for repair. We'll see if they are able to fix.
  • Cons: Durability. Cheap parts?
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Overall 6
6.0

25% off these monitors I've purchased have an unfortunate fainting issue

Andrew Moore, Amazon
11 March 2014
  • Summary: These are pretty monitors, they're light, and they have excellent saturation, especially under the Graphics color profile... but so far 2 of the 8 that I've purchased for work have a problem with just "blanking out" to a black screen briefly. This happens when connected via VGA and DVI.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap, and that's all.

Adnan S., Newegg
6 March 2014
  • Summary: This is a low budget/quality monitor. It's plastic/flimsy but then again it's cheap so that is to be expected. Don't expect to spend more than an hour at a time sitting in front of this monitor because your eyes will hurt from the excessive light bleeding and blurry text.
  • Pros: It's cheap, light, cheap, thin, cheap, runs cool, cheap, and antiglare coating is almost unnoticeable.
  • Cons: Bright. Colors are way off. Settings menu is archaic. Flimsy construction.
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Overall 6
6.0

When your eyes are giving you trouble...

Gunter Lohrentz, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: ...you just go shopping for a solution... This was my economically feasable choice, and thanks... Buddha, it is still working... Gunter
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Overall 6
6.0

OK for occasional use - not for a full workday

Darren Knowles, Amazon
19 October 2013
  • Summary: The contrast on this display is poor, making for eyestrain if reading or working with text for a whole day. I bought this for my home office but was disappointed. The contrast was not noticeably better than my old HP w22 display.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Monitor, Misleading Picture/No audio out

Technosonics, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: Pros: The monitor is great/quality is higher than most monitors in this price range Cons: Amazon shows a picture of the back of the monitor and shows an audio out but the model doesn't come with an audio out! The model that amazon puts as its main picture isn't the acutal model you'll be buying.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too white for me. Just like looking thru foggy screen

Evergreen, Amazon
7 September 2012
  • Summary: I read reviews here before I decided to buy this monitor, but I am very disappointed after using it. Pros: Super lightweight Pictures look sharp No dead pixels Cons: White washout colors Too bright and lack of contrast if only adjusted via monitor setting At the mfg default setting, it was far too...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but lacking in Color

M. Computers, Amazon
6 September 2012
  • Summary: Overall this is a good monitor very bright crisp and nice pixels, good size (definitely compared to my 19inch LCD) but I just couldn't get over the faded colors and had to return it. The Colors look a little washed out, some people can't tell but I could definitely tell...
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