Acer GN246HLB 24-inch 1080P-144Hz (Amazon UK) for £179.98
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Acer GN246HLB 24-inch 1080P-144Hz (Amazon UK) for £179.98

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Found 26th Feb
I had been looking for new monitors as I had wanted to upgrade from a 60Hz to a 144Hz monitor. I had found this deal online on Amazon. 144Hz with 1MS response time at 1080HD resolution.

Sure, this monitor can be seen as having a lot of disadvantages. For example, the monitor is a TN display meaning colours are not as effective to IPS displays and so forth. However for the price, you cannot really complain; as you can save maybe you could potentially save around £50-£100 on an IPS monitor with the same specifications.

In addition, you can only access the 144Hz through DVI-D, which a cable is supplied with the monitor. However, there is graphic card compatibility that you have to think off.

personally, it's still a good deal and if you can surpass these problems then you have a great monitor. I have purchased my own and it's arriving within the week, and thought this might've been worth sharing to everyone else working within a budget for their monitor.

Also, this seems to be a full price on the site; it just seems that people are unaware of this monitor compared to other budget monitors.
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cracking monitor I had back last year on a prime day for £136. I dont think I can ever go back to 60Hz when gaming, this screen is awesome. Oddly you can ONLY get 144Hz from this via DVI and need to set it in the graphics card settings (im on Nvidia and its easy enough to find ).
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You can read more about the difference between a TN panel and an IPS panel with this page: gamersnexus.net/gui…crt under their category: "IPS vs. TN Display - What is an IPS Panel?"


If you are interested in purchasing this monitor, MAKE SURE your GPU/graphics card is DVI-D compatible. The monitor comes with the monitor but is apparently 4 feet long, measured by a reviewer on YouTube. If you need any higher I recommend getting a DVI-D to DVI-D cable with your desired cable measurement.


Hopefully you're able to have fun with this monitor. Personally I do not recommend using it for any needs for media purposes, such as graphic design, video editing and so forth. Production in design with this monitor can make it look different in comparison to modern monitors. Therefore, I recommend it for browsing and for gaming.


Thanks for reading my post and hopefully, if you chose to buy it, have a good experience.
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darthvader666uk3 m ago

cracking monitor I had back last year on a prime day for £136. I dont …cracking monitor I had back last year on a prime day for £136. I dont think I can ever go back to 60Hz when gaming, this screen is awesome. Oddly you can ONLY get 144Hz from this via DVI and need to set it in the graphics card settings (im on Nvidia and its easy enough to find ).


Can also find it if you right click on desktop > display settings > display adaptor > going through property settings > setting to 144Hz iirc. Better compatibility with Nvidia's control panel honestly as the OS can force a limit on the refresh rate. Thanks for posting your experience.
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Small update for the post itself:

If you use HDMI, it is *apparently* HDMI 1.2 and not 2.0. You will not get the full 144Hz, instead you will get 120Hz. Which in my opinion, is still worth it for this monitor. But for the 144Hz you MUST use DVI-D.
Fissshie15 m ago

Can also find it if you right click on desktop > display settings > …Can also find it if you right click on desktop > display settings > display adaptor > going through property settings > setting to 144Hz iirc. Better compatibility with Nvidia's control panel honestly as the OS can force a limit on the refresh rate. Thanks for posting your experience.


well hell, didnt see that though I already knew of the Nvidia way (NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Change Resolution) but that doest help if someone has a different graphics card
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darthvader666uk1 m ago

well hell, didnt see that though I already knew of the Nvidia way (NVIDIA …well hell, didnt see that though I already knew of the Nvidia way (NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Change Resolution) but that doest help if someone has a different graphics card


Touche! Just letting people know of alternative ways. May as well make this thread technically useful as well
Even on the lowest setting this monitor is so bright it's looking into the Ark of the Covenant.

You have been warned.

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HedgyHoggy1 m ago

Even on the lowest setting this monitor is so bright it's looking into the …Even on the lowest setting this monitor is so bright it's looking into the Ark of the Covenant.You have been warned.[Video]


Haha, I heard the monitor was really bright but I also heard this can be easily countered by just turning the monitor's brightness down or installing F.LUX. Do not have a personal experience however, just worth suggesting.
For Games, let the Monitor be though when browsing when its dark out (or a dark room) the monitor is pretty bright. I use FLUX. Its perfect. So when Im gaming in the night and tab out into the browser, FLUX kicks in so im not blinded
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darthvader666uk1 m ago

For Games, let the Monitor be though when browsing when its dark out (or a …For Games, let the Monitor be though when browsing when its dark out (or a dark room) the monitor is pretty bright. I use FLUX. Its perfect. So when Im gaming in the night and tab out into the browser, FLUX kicks in so im not blinded


Glad to hear F.LUX works well with the monitor. Once I get it set up I'll be installing F.LUX straight away.
Fissshie2 m ago

Glad to hear F.LUX works well with the monitor. Once I get it set up I'll …Glad to hear F.LUX works well with the monitor. Once I get it set up I'll be installing F.LUX straight away.


100% recommended! Out the box the monior is stunning and instead of setting brightness etc. for browsing then changining it for games, FLUX does a good job of it
Freesync?
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Zoea13 m ago

Freesync?


I do not believe this is freesync compatible. But I'm not too sure. I only am guessing since one is titled with Freesync (same monitor but with 60Hz instead of 144) and this one just says the properties. Sorry I couldn't answer.
AVOID Acer Monitors at all costs. I have had 3 including this one and they have all been garbage.

This monitor is suffers from bad ghosting, is very blurry and has poor colours. The screen menu is horrible to use and the build quality is awful. The monitor also takes 8 seconds to turn on.

Spend a little more and get this monitor: amazon.co.uk/LG-…4hz

Better stand, better menu, better viewing experience and loads of gaming options.
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Mr_xx14 m ago

AVOID Acer Monitors at all costs. I have had 3 including this one and they …AVOID Acer Monitors at all costs. I have had 3 including this one and they have all been garbage.This monitor is suffers from bad ghosting, is very blurry and has poor colours. The screen menu is horrible to use and the build quality is awful. The monitor also takes 8 seconds to turn on.Spend a little more and get this monitor: https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-24GM79G-Monitor-DisplayPort-Freesync/dp/B072KZK5F2/ref=sr_1_17?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1519663200&sr=1-17&keywords=144hzBetter stand, better menu, better viewing experience and loads of gaming options.


I have to admit that I shouldn't always judge my reviews based on online reviews covered by different people, but knowing that 3 of 5 reviews marking it less than 3 stars, even going at 1 at times suggests to me that this product I had linked has had more people having a better experience. Unfortunately I do not have the money to give my review on this. The poor colouring has been mentioned to justify the price considering it's a TN display.
Fissshie26th Feb

Haha, I heard the monitor was really bright but I also heard this can be …Haha, I heard the monitor was really bright but I also heard this can be easily countered by just turning the monitor's brightness down or installing F.LUX. Do not have a personal experience however, just worth suggesting.


The lowest setting (0%) is higher than the UK recommendation for office workers.
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HedgyHoggy42 m ago

The lowest setting (0%) is higher than the UK recommendation for office …The lowest setting (0%) is higher than the UK recommendation for office workers.


Holy crap. Didn't know the brightness was that bad. Thanks for reporting/commenting on that. Thankfully I use bright screens anyway but due to this new information it might turn others away. Thanks for letting me know
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