Acer G226HQL Review, 21.5 Inch Amazon Best Seller

Lately a few people have been asking me to do an Acer G226HQL Review. This PC Monitor has some buzz around it because of the cheap pricing and also due to the fact that it is one of Amazons best sellers.

Usually when something has already sold well it is a good sign of a quality product. But who is this monitor good for? Will it work for the average gamer as well? I am going to do my best to help you decide whether or not this item is a good buy. SO without further ado…


Here is my Acer G226HQL Review


Product: Acer G226HQL Bbd 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Display

Price: $89.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.comAcer G226HQL Review

My Personal Ranking: 91/100


What’s good?


This Acer is a very cheap and inexpensive widescreen HD computer monitor. At 21.5 Inches I would say it is an optimal size for many and this model is very similar to my old monitor that I had use for years the 20 Inch Acer G206HL. When I used that one I absolutely loved it and can say nothing but good things about the Acer brand. I also have a pretty small desk setup so it fit pretty nicely on top of it.

Another positive I can see here is this monitor displays in 1920 x 1080p HD and has a 5ms response time. This is exactly what you want at this price range, honestly you couldn’t really ask for more. The fast response time and 1080p display make this screen great for both high definition video play back and gaming.Acer G226HQL review

I will say there are slightly better choices out there for gaming. You can check out my SAMSUNG S24D300H Review. It is the monitor I personally use (at the time of this writing) which is a great monitor for gaming. It does cost a few more bucks so if you are looking to put together a low budget computer setup i’d say go with the Acer G226HQL for sure.

You will have options for plugging this thing in with VGA or DVI which should fit the bill for a lot of people out there still.


What’s bad?


I can’t come up with any real “bads” for this item but there are a couple “mehs”. First of all we can talk about the lack of a HDMI hookup. I know a lot of people out there may not be in need of an HDMI connection right at this time but it is where everything is going to.

There are two options to fix this. You can either buy a monitor that comes with a HDMI connection or if you really need to you can buy a conversion adapter that is really cheap and takes no more time to hook up then your normal cable.

HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable

Above cable is a 6 foot HDMI to DVI conversion under $7. Like I said very cheap and easy to install.

Probably the only other complaint you will ever see with the Acer is apparently there is a lack of being able to tilt the screen very much. This at first glance would seem like a pretty big bummer but I did some digging and it looks like you can actually pop off the back panel and with a screw driver and within a couple minutes of your time adjust the base manually.

Set your desired tilt angle and re-tighten the screw. Little bit of a hassle but not a BIG deal so I wouldn’t let this deter me from purchasing this monitor.


Acer G226HQL review

Popular Peoples Choice Monitor


As I look there are over 2,600 reviews about this monitor on Amazon and the vast majority of the are positive. Even for Amazon’s standards this thing has been selling like crazy. I think what it comes down to is that it’s very hard to compete with the features you are getting with the Acer G226HQL. I mean for just over 100 bucks you are getting a 1080p HD display, 5ms response time and a screen that provides a brilliant view.

Click below to check out more reviews on Amazon.


Acer G226HQL Review


 Concluding Thoughts


I appreciate you sticking with me through my Acer G226HQL Review and hope I could help you get a little insight into this PC Monitor. To be completely strait with you I would say for 90% of people and those gamers who are trying to keep costs down with a tight budget this is a really great option for you. It’s a cheap computer monitor that does everything you want it to do. As you know I am a fan of Acer and between my personal experience with the company and all the positive consumer reviews out there I would say if this monitor fits the bill for you then get one for yourself.

I simply must know what your own thoughts were for this Acer Monitor? What will you be primarily using it for? If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me one at the bottom of this page anytime. Likes, shares, tweets and +1’s are greatly appreciated as well.

Thank you,


Founder of Level Up Your Gear

I’m throwing this video in so you guys can see the monitor for yourself! The guy does a fairly decent job with the review so don’t listen to the haters in the comment section. People are so mean sometimes. (This is not my video)

Here are a couple of my other reviews you may be interested in:

CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 (Black / Blue) Desktop Review, Does This Gaming PC Suck?

Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 Review, Serious Speakers




  • Matt

    Hey there great review. Unfortunately this monitor is a bit small for me though, I’m definitely a fan of a bigger monitor as i use it for my PS4 as well. I am however currently passively looking for a new monitor so I was wondering what you would recommend that is good quality, good value and a 1080 led ips monitor 27 inch or over. 2 hdmi ports would be nice too but not essential. I’ve had a bit of a look around but haven’t found the perfect fit yet.

    • Anthony

      Hello Matt!

      It all depends on what you are playing I guess. I think for gaming on your PS4 you would be well off with the ASUS MX279H 27″ Monitor. That one has the IPS panel, 1080p, and 2 hdmi ports. I think it would be an awesome solution. When you get into something like that the price goes up of course. 🙂 Let me know what you end up doing.

      Thanks again,


  • Ray

    Hi Anthony, thanks for the review, it’s not too bad for $109.99, a couple of “mehs”, yes it’s true, without HDMI connection I’d have to buy an adapter, and the screen not tilting much can be a bit of problem, but as long as you use on your desk and move it around much, I probably wouldn’t mind. Thanks again for the great info, good job!

    • Anthony

      Hi Ray!

      Yea I think what people have found is that all of the good out weighs the bad 10 fold and that’s why you are seeing so many good consumer reviews on amazon. Appreciate the comment!



    Thank you for the review!! At such a cheap price, this could potentially be a great Christmas present for someone! 🙂
    I used to have an Acer laptop, and I have to admit it always ran pretty well (until I filled it up with farrr too many pictures and it started to get a little slow!!) 😛
    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Anthony

      Hi Zoe,

      Your welcome and I’m glad your looking for presents for computer lovers out there. This monitor really is a pretty good deal so I don’t think you can go wrong there. Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Thanks again,


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