Acer GN246HL Gaming Monitor Review

Much like many gaming monitors on the market, the Acer GN246HL delivers a lot of the goods. It features a great display, terrific refresh rate, fantastic contrast ratio and an overall efficient model. There are minor issues present, but nothing too detrimental.

Picture Quality

No matter which gaming monitor model is being talked about, they all begin with their picture quality and display features. This specific model, from Acer, has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080p (which is full HD) on a 24-inch screen. Whether it is being viewed from far away or a close distance, the resolution is fantastic. In addition to the fantastic resolution, is the extremely high contrast ratio of 100 million to one. This offers the brightest whites and the darkest blacks.

However, picture quality doesn’t end there. In order for sprites to look smooth in motion, the refresh rate needs to be high. The response time needs to be low, as well, to minimize transition time and prevent input lag. The GN246HL succeeds in these aspects as it has one of the highest refresh rates (144hz) and response times (1ms) that can be found.

A 3D Experience

A really cool addition to this specific gaming monitor is the NVIDIA 3D Lightboost mode. While it may be more beneficial to use this mode when watching movies, it could still be used in some games. As with any 3D experience, glasses should be worn to enhance the experience.

An Efficient Model

Outside of the specifications, what truly makes this monitor special is its mercury-free white LED backlighting. This design choice only benefits the consumer as it will save approximately 68 percent on power. However, it achieves this without sacrificing performance.

Just a Minor Issue

There are not too many gripes that are present with the GN246HL. However, one factor that may want to be taken into consideration is this model’s lack of adjustment. There is only a small amount of room for titling and the height cannot be adjusted at all. Unfortunately, when it’s placed on a surface what is seen, is what is got.

The minor issue of height customization doesn’t ruin this model from Acer. It’s a small inconvenience, but it doesn’t outweigh its 144hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and power saving design. If others feel differently, then maybe they should go a different way. One choice is to check out the review that Armchair Empire put together for a different Acer model.