When searching for a 24-inch gaming monitor, the Acer GN246HL review is what you may be looking for. Its superior specs, such as 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, make it one of the most decent models for pro gaming.
The model measures 22.2 x 7 x 15.8 inches. The 7.7 pounds of weight makes it fairly portable. The monitor is just 1.6 inches thick and has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The main feature implemented in the Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz monitor is the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 technology that gives you a unique opportunity to experience 3D gaming. Just switch the GN246HL into the 3D mode and put on the provided active shutter 3D glasses.
The monitor covers 95% of the sRGB color gamut, providing true-to-life colors. Thanks to an 8-bit color depth and 91 PPI pixel density, the overall picture looks immersively. 350 nits of max brightness give you a crisp and sharp image, so this model will work great for movie watching as well.
This 1080p monitor features a TN panel that looks great when viewed straight but deteriorates when at an angle as the colors become very pale. Unfortunately, the screen isn’t equipped with an anti-glare coating so this monitor isn’t suitable for a well-lit room if you want to avoid distracting reflections. Since it’s a direct-lit model, black color looks a bit grayish in a completely dark room.
By installing the Acer GN246HL driver, you will be able to adjust the picture. However, the OSD menu provides only basic functions for manual calibration, like brightness, color temperature, contrast adjustment, and 3 modes (ECO, Movie, and Graphic).
In the package, you will get almost everything you are going to need to start using the monitor (except for HDMI cable): Acer GN246HL manual, CD with driver, power adapter, DVI, VGA, and AC cables. There is also a USB cable to charge 3D glasses.
The casing of the Acer GN246HL is entirely made of plastic. The screen has a semi-matte finish. The frame around the display has a glossy black finish, having a 0.2-inch thick, it is fairly wide.The GN246HL is on an X-shaped stand that gives stable support while having a small footprint, so it doesn’t take an excessive space. Besides, it’s easy to detach if you want to use the monitor for wall mount (VESA 100x100). The stand is black with red accents. It can’t be swiveled, but you can tilt it (-15° to 5°).
The GN246HL is on an X-shaped stand that gives stable support while having a small footprint, so it doesn’t take an excessive space. Besides, it’s easy to detach if you want to use the monitor for wall mount (VESA 100x100). The stand is black with red accents. It can’t be swiveled, but you can tilt it (-15° to 5°).
All the connectors are situated in the recessed panel on the back of the monitor. There you will see 3 ports: HDMI 1.4, DVI-D, and VGA. In addition, there is a 3.5mm audio out jack port for headphones. The LED indicator and 5 buttons (Power switch, Empowering, Auto adjust, OSD menu, and Input switch) are located on the bottom bezel. The LED light glows blue in standard mode, amber in power saving mode, and green in 3D mode.
The GN246HL lets you experience three-dimensional gaming. Despite the fact that 3D technology may seem outdated for someone, let's give it a credit — it’s a rear feature for contemporary gaming monitors. Moreover, this model boasts excellent response time and refresh rate. Therefore, the Acer GN246HL specs make it a very competitive model among gaming monitors.
However, narrow viewing angles may be a disappointment for some users. On the other hand, the gameplay implies that you will be sitting directly in front of the screen, so it’s not a major problem.