The Acer Predator GN246HLB is a 24″ gaming monitor that, assuming you have a PC with enough GPU power, can display 144 frames per second. It has a max res of 1080p, that’s HD quality and does not include adaptive sync tech. Given the price, you should be able to pick up a newer model for a similar price that includes FreeSync for example, although Nvidia G-Sync compatible monitors tend to cost a bit more. It could be worth a look around to see what else is out there. The Acer also comes with support for NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology and NVIDIA Vision.
The Predator design is familiar, it does have the necessary go faster red stripes on the base – this is a gaming monitor after all. As an adult male the red colouring puts me off a little, I’d rather a more professional setup but that’s just my personal view and perhaps this is exactly what you are looking for to go in the man cave. The cross shaped stand is stable enough but disappointingly it only allows for a tilt adjustment.
The bezels are quite chunky in my opinion, there are slimmer available. And whilst the screen area itself has a matt finish to reduce the potential for reflection, the bezels are shiny and nature which you may find distracting. The monitor comes with VESA 100x100mm for mounting should you the supplied stand feel inadequate.
There is a headphone socket, no speakers. And connectivity includes HDMI, DVI and VGA.
The Acer GN246HLB is able to run at 144hz at 1080p assuming you run through the appropriate cable and your graphics card can manage to output frames fast enough. A modern graphics card like a mid or high end Nvidia 10 series should have no probs running most games at this frame rate. The Acer is also well rated for low input lag meaning your actions should translate fluidly to onscreen movements.
With a compatible Nvidia card, any of the recent models, you can take advantage of their LightBoost technology to reduce the slight ghosting that is visible. As is typical of a TN panel, this display does suffer from viewing angle limitations – not a problem if you are looking head on.
Professional viewers rate the colour performance as OK for a TN panel but there are other better options out there if you want to spend more on an IPS backed screen.
Should I buy the Acer GN246HLB?A well priced gaming monitor capable of displaying 144 frames per second to give a fantastically smooth gaming experience. But make sure you can pair it up with a graphics card that can deliver at this frame rate. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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Acer GN246HLB Specification
|Connections||DVI · HDMI · VGA|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Speakers||Head phone socket|
|Buy Now: £188.61|
Model number: UM.FG6EE.B06
Price Updated: 17 Mar 2018 14:31