The Acer H236HL is a 23-inch monitor, able to provide a smooth gaming experience. With 5ms response time, it minimizes any delays in transition time which is especially important for games. Plus, thanks to an LCD display with high peak intensity, this monitor will work well in brightly lit environments.
The Acer H236HL monitor has 20.9 x 6.8 x 15.9 inches in size. Like most other 23-inch monitors, it weighs a little under 8 pounds.
The H236HL features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. It has a wide 16.7 million color gamut which, along with a 100M:1 contrast ratio, provides an incredibly bright, sharp, and natural picture. The IPS panel reveals plenty of details and looks equally great from any angle.
The Acer H236HL has a 60Hz refresh rate which is good for non-demanding PC games but may be a problem when you are playing a game at 120 FPS, for example. In this case, you may notice a difference in smoothness.
The Acer H236HL specs also include the Acer eColor Management function, which can be activated with just one touch of a button. Thanks to that, you can optimize viewing for different scenarios (tweak brightness, contrast settings, etc.). The monitor also features a special Auto button which automatically optimizes the display settings.
This model features the power-saving technologies, so the H236HL consumes less energy. Besides, it meets Energy Star standards.
It’s very pleasing that the monitor’s kit includes all the necessary cables: AC power cable, DVI, VGA, and HDMI cables, so you can connect the monitor in any way you like without having to buy any cables separately. There are also a CD with Acer H236HL driver, instruction manual, and other documentation.
The H236HL is a flat monitor that has a frame of an average thickness around the display. It features a glossy finish, as well as the monitor’s body and the screen.
The stand has a brushed aluminum finish and a magnetic base which is useful for paper clips, allowing you to keep your desktop space clean. Additionally, the stand allows tilting the monitor to –5°/ 15° for the most convenient viewing angle. However, it doesn't provide perfect support as the monitor shakes a bit when you bump into the computer desk.
The control buttons are hidden under the bottom bezel which makes them difficult to access (however, you will get used to it with time). They include a power button with the indicator (blue means power on, amber means standby/power saving mode), plus/minus buttons to toggle between OSD options, Menu button which opens up a list of OSD functions, Auto button (which also works as an Exit button for OSD menu), and a button that activates the Acer eColor Management.
Three connectors are located in the dedicated panel on the back part of the monitor: VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
To conclude, I can say that this Acer H236HL review can finish your search for a decent gaming monitor. This model boasts a quick refresh rate of 60Hz and a 5ms response rate that promises smooth gameplay. The buttons on the monitor’s body allow customizing the view until you get the best picture. It’s also compatible with Energy Star standards and helps save electricity.
This way, the H236HL can be recommended for those who are searching for a solid glossy monitor that delivers decent, vivid, and natural Full HD picture quality.