Acer Predator GN246HL 24" LED Gaming 144Hz Monitor £169.97 @ ebuyer
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Acer Predator GN246HL 24" LED Gaming 144Hz Monitor £169.97 @ ebuyer

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Found 12th Jul
Built a new rig the other day, needed a 144hz monitor for my 1080. This looks perfect for what I needed, especially at that price!

The Acer Predator GN246HL brings spectacular 3D action to your digital content, dramatically enhancing the experience of everything from Full HD Blu-ray movies, immersive games, family photos, 3D CAD applications and even 3D medical analysis.

The Predator GN246HL is the first 24" LED monitor to support NVIDIA 3D LIGHTBOOST technology, combined with a powerful 144Hz frequency for added depth, image clarity and high-definition emotion to your desktop experience

Technical Specification

General
3D Capable Yes
Aspect Ratio Widescreen - 16:9
Backlight Technology LED backlight
Brightness 350 cd/m2
Colour Black,copper
Colour Support 16.7 million colours
Contrast Ratio 100000000:1 (dynamic)
Diagonal Size 24"
Dimensions (WxDxH) 56.5 cm x 17.89 cm x 40.09 cm
Display Type LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Features Acer EcoDisplay, 72% NTSC colour gamut, nVidia 3D Vision 2 Ready
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176
Native Resolution FullHD 1920 x 1080
Pixel Per Inch 92 ppi
Pixel Pitch 0.276 mm
Response Time 1 ms
VerticalViewing Angle 170
Weight 3.52 kg

Connectivity
Interfaces VGA ¦ DVI ( HDCP ) ¦ HDMI ¦ Audio line-out

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight Details With stand - width: 56.5 cm - depth: 17.89 cm - height: 40.09 cm ¦ Without stand - width: 56.5 cm - depth: 2.37 cm - height: 34.27 cm

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years

Mechanical
Display Position Adjustments Tilt
Flat Panel Mount Interface 100 x 100 mm
Tilt Angle -5/+15

Miscellaneous
Cables Included 1 x VGA cable ¦ 1 x DVI cable
Compliant Standards MPR II
MTBF 30,000 hour(s)

Power
Power Consumption Sleep 0.49 Watt
Power Consumption Stand by 0.45 Watt

41 Comments

1080 for 1080p , surprised you didn't opt for a 1440 good price for a 144hz monitor

I managed to get this on the prime day deal yesterday. With a sub £200 budget I was torn by 1440o or 144Hz as I couldn't have both at that price and this seemed to fit. Can't wait to get it now and finally use my 1070 nicely

Have some heat OP

Better than the lg ultrawide?

simba258545 m ago

Better than the lg ultrawide?


For me, Yes. The LG Ultrawide isnt 1440p or 144Hz and I wanted a Monitor for gaming. Saying that the LG has decent reviews for gaming but according to these guys:


144hzmonitors.com/rev…ew/


THis is the best budget 144Hz Monitor right now.

simba25855 h, 3 m ago

Better than the lg ultrawide?



If you want ultrawide, no.

Make sure your GPU has DVI. Check the specs also regarding the 144hz, it'll likely only be via DL-DVI.

Bought this a week ago for the same price off amazon, absolutely stunning. worth the upgrade from 60hz even if you can't run all games at 144hz, still an incredibly smooth experience. Colours are perfect despite it being TN and it is the brightest monitor I have ever witnessed (recommend turning it down to 30% if you don't want to be blind by the time you're 40)

Original Poster

The_Hoff

Make sure your GPU has DVI. Check the specs also regarding the 144hz, … Make sure your GPU has DVI. Check the specs also regarding the 144hz, it'll likely only be via DL-DVI.


1080 has DVI-D with HDCP support

Looking for something slightly bigger

clonereeco

1080 for 1080p , surprised you didn't opt for a 1440 good price for a … 1080 for 1080p , surprised you didn't opt for a 1440 good price for a 144hz monitor



lol

xjaffaxZ

Bought this a week ago for the same price off amazon, absolutely … Bought this a week ago for the same price off amazon, absolutely stunning. worth the upgrade from 60hz even if you can't run all games at 144hz, still an incredibly smooth experience. Colours are perfect despite it being TN and it is the brightest monitor I have ever witnessed (recommend turning it down to 30% if you don't want to be blind by the time you're 40)



TN, amazing colours... same sentence? World first?!

xjaffaxZ

Colours are perfect despite it being TN



Let's not go too crazy. At best, it's got okay colours for a TN panel, but it's still pretty bad compared to an IPS.

I had this for a while next to a Dell U2515H. It's not even close to being 'perfect' for colours.

It was okay as a screen. It was cheap enough at the time that I was happy enough with it, but there is much better out there if you have the cash. It's a basic, budget gaming screen. If you can't stretch anymore cash, it's good enough and better than 60Hz for sure.

Bought this for £200 a few months ago. Well worth this money but 100% essential you adjust the colour settings. For anyone playing competitive online games I think for this price you really should get a 144hz monitor if you've never tried it!

I have just bought this monitor and not been able to use it yet. I have just been reading that people are having trouble actually getting 144hz out of the monitor and are having to used 3rd party software. Any of you guys had this issue?

RPMANU1 h, 13 m ago

I have just bought this monitor and not been able to use it yet. I have …I have just bought this monitor and not been able to use it yet. I have just been reading that people are having trouble actually getting 144hz out of the monitor and are having to used 3rd party software. Any of you guys had this issue?


Hang on, whats this, issues with 144Hz? Mine should be delivered today so should be able to see whats going on!


Karlos4571 h, 16 m ago

Bought this for £200 a few months ago. Well worth this money but 100% …Bought this for £200 a few months ago. Well worth this money but 100% essential you adjust the colour settings. For anyone playing competitive online games I think for this price you really should get a 144hz monitor if you've never tried it!


I heard about this with colours. How easy is it to do, Im colurblind so might be a little bit more "fun"

How do the games fare without g-sync or freesync?

darthvader666uk38 m ago

Hang on, whats this, issues with 144Hz? Mine should be delivered today so …Hang on, whats this, issues with 144Hz? Mine should be delivered today so should be able to see whats going on!I heard about this with colours. How easy is it to do, Im colurblind so might be a little bit more "fun"



This is what I was reading there seems to be more threads on different forums. And if you have a amd card it seems to be worse?

overclock.net/t/1…6hl

RPMANU14 m ago

This is what I was reading there seems to be more threads on different …This is what I was reading there seems to be more threads on different forums. And if you have a amd card it seems to be worse?http://www.overclock.net/t/1579882/how-to-use-lightboost-on-acer-gn246hl

Thanks for that link. That should help. I have an Nvidia card so hopefully it's ok

darthvader666uk10 m ago

Thanks for that link. That should help. I have an Nvidia card so hopefully …Thanks for that link. That should help. I have an Nvidia card so hopefully it's ok

At least it helped you alot of it just went over my head haha. hopefully I'll just be able to follow it through.

Good price,
Always try to get IPS monitor over TN. The difference is amazing.
Once you go to 144hz you can't go back to 60!
If budget allows it get G-SYNC/Freesync.

Original Poster

hellblazer32

Good price,Always try to get IPS monitor over TN. The difference is … Good price,Always try to get IPS monitor over TN. The difference is amazing.Once you go to 144hz you can't go back to 60! If budget allows it get G-SYNC/Freesync.



I've spent too much on my new rig And my new rig demands a 144hz so this looks like a godly deal for my situation

RPMANU

I have just bought this monitor and not been able to use it yet. I have … I have just bought this monitor and not been able to use it yet. I have just been reading that people are having trouble actually getting 144hz out of the monitor and are having to used 3rd party software. Any of you guys had this issue?

Karlos457

Bought this for £200 a few months ago. Well worth this money but 100% … Bought this for £200 a few months ago. Well worth this money but 100% essential you adjust the colour settings. For anyone playing competitive online games I think for this price you really should get a 144hz monitor if you've never tried it!


Very easy mate, google is your friend. Just search for some calibration guides and it will tell you the correct on screen settings and Nvidia control panel settings to apply. Obviously it comes down to personal preference but they are often very close.
ps. Don't forget to actually change your refresh rate in the control panel. So many people are underwhelmed only to find they've been playing 60hz


Edited by: "Karlos457" 12th Jul

hellblazer32

Good price,Always try to get IPS monitor over TN. The difference is … Good price,Always try to get IPS monitor over TN. The difference is amazing.Once you go to 144hz you can't go back to 60! If budget allows it get G-SYNC/Freesync.



Why would I want 4ms IPS when I can have 1 ms TN?


nomnomnomnom

Let's not go too crazy. At best, it's got okay colours for a TN panel, … Let's not go too crazy. At best, it's got okay colours for a TN panel, but it's still pretty bad compared to an IPS.I had this for a while next to a Dell U2515H. It's not even close to being 'perfect' for colours.It was okay as a screen. It was cheap enough at the time that I was happy enough with it, but there is much better out there if you have the cash. It's a basic, budget gaming screen. If you can't stretch anymore cash, it's good enough and better than 60Hz for sure.



I had a BenQ TN and switched to a Asus MG279Q IPS.

Viewing angles were much better on the Asus but colour accuracy was fantastic on both monitors, very little difference.

Biggest issue I have with the Asus is night scenes look very washed out, almost like the brightness is on full.
Edited by: "Leonintelex" 12th Jul

ritchiedrama1 h, 36 m ago

Why would I want 4ms IPS when I can have 1 ms TN?


You can barely tell the difference between them in terms of MS.
I will take my 1440p 144hz IPS over a 4k 60 TN anyday thanks.

hellblazer32

You can barely tell the difference between them in terms of MS.I will … You can barely tell the difference between them in terms of MS.I will take my 1440p 144hz IPS over a 4k 60 TN anyday thanks.




I'd take a 1440p 144hz TN - what is your point? I'd never use 60hz for anything, its terrible.

ritchiedrama1 h, 6 m ago

I'd take a 1440p 144hz TN - what is your point? I'd never use 60hz for …I'd take a 1440p 144hz TN - what is your point? I'd never use 60hz for anything, its terrible.


Why would you take TN over IPS?
Read this:
trustedreviews.com/new…ned

Even then I picked IPS over TN for gaming as the colour on TN panels compared to IPS is terrible.
Edited by: "hellblazer32" 12th Jul

PC? meh. waste of money.

1080p 144hz for you 1080?
I'm genuinely curious why youve no doubt payed £500+ for a graphics card but chose to have a budget monitor?

1080 can do 2k or 4k easily so is there a reason why you've decided to opt for lower graphical resolution for faster refresh rates? Or at least a decent 2k 144hz TN panel?

Great price for a great monitor. The only concern would be it doesn't have a DisplayPort. DVI is disappearing from modern graphics cards and you may well find yourself not being able to utilise the high refresh rate if you use an adapter.


CaiGuy1 h, 21 m ago

1080p 144hz for you 1080? I'm genuinely curious why youve no doubt payed …1080p 144hz for you 1080? I'm genuinely curious why youve no doubt payed £500+ for a graphics card but chose to have a budget monitor? 1080 can do 2k or 4k easily so is there a reason why you've decided to opt for lower graphical resolution for faster refresh rates? Or at least a decent 2k 144hz TN panel?


High refresh rate is better for FPS. It's very hard to go back to 60hz once you are used to a high refresh rate. I still use a 1080p144hz for competitive gaming even though I have a 4k tv for slow paced single player stuff. Also for a lot of people 24" is the perfect size for competitive gaming as you don't need to move your eyes as much.

A benefit of TN panels is that they are usually matt finish. Even though I have a 27" 1440p IPS sat next to my TN panel I tend to use the TN as my main screen during the day due to the lack of reflections. The IPS is usually a second screen unless I need to do something where colour accuracy is important.

Original Poster

CaiGuy

1080p 144hz for you 1080? I'm genuinely curious why youve no doubt payed … 1080p 144hz for you 1080? I'm genuinely curious why youve no doubt payed £500+ for a graphics card but chose to have a budget monitor? 1080 can do 2k or 4k easily so is there a reason why you've decided to opt for lower graphical resolution for faster refresh rates? Or at least a decent 2k 144hz TN panel?



No money man

Karlos45715 h, 50 m ago

Very easy mate, google is your friend. Just search for some calibration …Very easy mate, google is your friend. Just search for some calibration guides and it will tell you the correct on screen settings and Nvidia control panel settings to apply. Obviously it comes down to personal preference but they are often very close.ps. Don't forget to actually change your refresh rate in the control panel. So many people are underwhelmed only to find they've been playing 60hz

Thanks for the help, I am currently in holiday haha as i bought my rig away 🙈 and because of that as I can't use it I read up about it instead haha then seen people saying they can't use the minitor properly I was like oh ffs.

Are you using a nvidia gpu? Because what they was having trouble with was. Using lightboost and issues with strobing.. I dunno it kinda went over my head. I have a 1070 and people seen to love lightboost so I would like to use it if possible.

simonsayz131 h, 40 m ago

No money man


"lomax:
Great price for a great monitor. The only concern would be it doesn't have a DisplayPort. DVI is disappearing from modern graphics cards and you may well find yourself not being able to utilise the high refresh rate if you use an adapter.



High refresh rate is better for FPS. It's very hard to go back to 60hz once you are used to a high refresh rate. I still use a 1080p144hz for competitive gaming even though I have a 4k tv for slow paced single player stuff. Also for a lot of people 24" is the perfect size for competitive gaming as you don't need to move your eyes as much.

A benefit of TN panels is that they are usually matt finish. Even though I have a 27" 1440p IPS sat next to my TN panel I tend to use the TN as my main screen during the day due to the lack of reflections. The IPS is usually a second screen unless I need to do something where colour accuracy is important."

Oh yeah I completely agree with the higher refresh rates being better for faster games, I was just wondering why he would pair a gtx 1080 with a 1080p screen not a 2k 144hz instead. But his reply explains it, and it is a very fair reason

Is a good deal for a good monitor regardless so already added

Edited by: "CaiGuy" 13th Jul

hellblazer32

Why would you take TN over IPS?Read … Why would you take TN over IPS?Read this:http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/ips-vs-tn-vs-va-gaming-performance-colour-explainedEven then I picked IPS over TN for gaming as the colour on TN panels compared to IPS is terrible.



Because I am an ex-professional counterstrike player and understand the importance for 1ms over 4ms.

ritchiedrama30 m ago

Because I am an ex-professional counterstrike player and understand the …Because I am an ex-professional counterstrike player and understand the importance for 1ms over 4ms.


It's states 5ms on here but 1ms on Acers website. So I think it is 1

acer.com/ac/…B01
Edited by: "RPMANU" 13th Jul

RPMANU

It's states 5ms on here but 1ms on Acers website. So I think it is … It's states 5ms on here but 1ms on Acers website. So I think it is 1https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.FG6AA.B01



We're not talking about the monitor thats for sale mate

ritchiedrama6 m ago

We're not talking about the monitor thats for sale mate

Oh ffs 🙈 i give up haha..

Had this mOnitor yesterday after the cracking £136.99 deal from Prime day and aybe its because of my GTX 1070 but evetything worked right out of the box...or at least I think.

Went into the Nvidia Options and set it to 144Hz and WOW! Ok so the screen is super bright but I put the brightness down to 70, contracts to 40 and put the setting to warm and that put it really nice.

Even websites look silky smooth.



THis is coming from a 6 year old 60Hz Samsung Syncmaster so basically anything half decent would have been an improvement but fired up Elite Dangerous and that was something to behold. The Blacks were black, the image was just amazing.

Love this Monitor apart from one thing:


There is a slight tilt in the stand which you cannot set so I had to loose my Monitor stand. Other than that, this monitor is ace!

Original Poster

darthvader666uk

Had this mOnitor yesterday after the cracking £136.99 deal from Prime day … Had this mOnitor yesterday after the cracking £136.99 deal from Prime day and aybe its because of my GTX 1070 but evetything worked right out of the box...or at least I think.Went into the Nvidia Options and set it to 144Hz and WOW! Ok so the screen is super bright but I put the brightness down to 70, contracts to 40 and put the setting to warm and that put it really nice.Even websites look silky smooth.THis is coming from a 6 year old 60Hz Samsung Syncmaster so basically anything half decent would have been an improvement but fired up Elite Dangerous and that was something to behold. The Blacks were black, the image was just amazing.Love this Monitor apart from one thing:There is a slight tilt in the stand which you cannot set so I had to loose my Monitor stand. Other than that, this monitor is ace!



You sure the prime day offer was this model? I recalled it being a different model

This monitor is very good value for money, especially at this reduced price. I will say this though: it does suffer from very slight ghosting, which will be unnoticeable for most users but may be an issue for some. Unforunately the only way to fix this is to send it to Acer for a firmware update.
Edited by: "hauntedhamburger" 14th Jul
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