The Acer R240HY is an affordable 23.8-inch monitor with a thin-bezel design. It has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a good level of color accuracy. This model is improved by an IPS panel thanks to which the colors look equally bright from any angle.
The dimensions are 14.9 x 4.8 x 10.9 inches and the weight is 7.27 pounds. It has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.
The monitor displays 16.7 million colors and has a 6-bit level of color depth. With 250 nits of pick brightness, it shows rich and vivid colors. The black color is deep while the whites are bright due to a 100M:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Thanks to Acer EcoDisplay design, this model has energy-saving features, such as reduced energy consumption and the Eco mode. It consumes only 19W of power in the Standard mode and 12W in the Eco mode. This way, the monitor provides a bright image without drawing too much power. It’s also made of recyclable, eco-friendly materials.
Its distinctive feature is a 4ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate. It also has a surprising 9.6ms input lag that is inherent in much more expensive monitors. Thus, the Acer R240HY specs make it a great model for casual gaming.
The image is great by default settings, but if you won’t be satisfied with it, the Acer R240HY manual contains comprehensive information on how to adjust the picture in the best possible way. The OSD menu has some presets (Standard, Graphics, Movie, etc.) to enhance the monitor’s performance depending on the content. The menu also gives you the opportunity to adjust brightness, contrast, color gamma, and color temperature.
The Flicker-less technology is developed to prevent flickering, minimizing eye-straining (it’s possible to regulate the level of blue light protection). On top of that, the screen features an anti-glare coating, so you do not have to worry about sunlight on the display.
The Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-inch monitor provides diverse connectivity options, such as HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. There is also a headphones jack.
On the bottom bezel, you will see an LED indicator and a row of control buttons: Empowering, Auto Adjustment/Exit button, Menu/Enter button, and two arrow buttons to navigate the menu. The LED indicator blinks blue when the Eco mode is activated. The Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA monitor has a black glossy case and screen with a matte coating.
The monitor stands on an unusual magnetic stand with a ring-shaped design that provides good stability. You can attach paperclips, pins, and other handy metal items to it. The stand features a tilt-only design meaning that the display tilts from -5° to 15° but can’t be swiveled or rotated.
From the information given in this Acer R240HY review, you can clearly see that this monitor has quite satisfying performance for everyday needs. It works great for casual gamers who just want an affordable monitor with decent specs. You also can activate the Graphics mode when doing some color-critical work, or switch to Movie mode when watching TV shows or movies. It’s also equipped with 3 video inputs allowing for good connectivity flexibility. Besides, the monitor looks modern thanks to thin bezels.