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
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
My Personal Ranking: 91/100
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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)
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