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[Walmart] Acer 24” FHD KA Series Monitor KA242Y $118

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Didn't absolutely need one, but I've got a damaged curved panel this will replace.... :)

Thanks OP! ($130 in NB once the eco fee is applied, came in at $149.50 delivered).
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Mmagic888 wrote: I posted earlier that the box says VA.
I bought one from the store, and can confirm it said VA on the box.
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Aren't viewing angles on VA panels pretty much the same as IPS panels? I think the difference is either colour gamut or possibly accuracy?

I have the LG already (virtual pinball backboard) and haven't noticed any issues with it.
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Thanks op! Ordered one to replace my 10 year old monitor. Don't know how I lasted that long but will surely be an upgrade Slightly Smiling Face
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Can someone who knows their monitors let me know how this LG compares to the one at Bestbuy for $129.99. Says IPS panel on this one:

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lg ... lsrc=aw.ds

Looking to recommend a monitor to my sister for her kids to add to their laptops as external screens.

More importance for them for productivity (school work) and maybe video watching vs. gaming.
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Vince43 wrote: Thanks op! Ordered one to replace my 10 year old monitor. Don't know how I lasted that long but will surely be an upgrade Slightly Smiling Face
Nice your old monitor lasted 10 years.

I bought a Dell 24inch ultra sharp and its still good after 13 + years. Paid like 1,200 at that time. Times have changed.
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Just received the Acer 24" VA panel ($118) and put it side by side with an AOC 24" IPS screen from costco ($169).

Did a couple screen tests on youtube and honestly can't tell much of a difference in image quality.
The colours on the Acer seem more rich and a bit more saturated/contrast, while the colours on the AOC seem flatter (maybe b/c it has a matte finish on the screen, whereas the Acer has a glossy finish).
Viewing angle does seem better on the IPS, especially when you sit in the centre and look at the edges. But it's not a big deal.

I like how the Acer has 2 HDMI inputs and allows for easy switching between my two laptops.

I originally thought the built in speakers would be nice to have, but the sound quality is pretty garbage though. And if you use the audio output from the screen, it seems like the audio gets degraded with lower volume. Still better to get audio directly from the computer source.
*** EDIT: turns out in the menu there is a volume adjustment. default was set to 70. I've now jacked it up to 100 and the volume sounds ok now when connecting speakers to the audio out port. the onboard speakers still suck though. ***

For $118 this is a great deal.
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aZnRYcEbOi wrote: Just received the Acer 24" VA panel ($118) and put it side by side with an AOC 24" IPS screen from costco ($169).

Did a couple screen tests on youtube and honestly can't tell much of a difference in image quality.
The colours on the Acer seem more rich and a bit more saturated/contrast, while the colours on the AOC seem flatter (maybe b/c it has a matte finish on the screen, whereas the Acer has a glossy finish).
Viewing angle does seem better on the IPS, especially when you sit in the centre and look at the edges. But it's not a big deal.

I like how the Acer has 2 HDMI inputs and allows for easy switching between my two laptops.

I originally thought the built in speakers would be nice to have, but the sound quality is pretty garbage though. And if you use the audio output from the screen, it seems like the audio gets degraded with lower volume. Still better to get audio directly from the computer source.

For $118 this is a great deal.
How are the bezels on the Acer? Can't tell from the product page photo as there is a black wallpaper.
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Here you go. Bezel size was same as the AOC that I had.
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aZnRYcEbOi wrote: Here you go. Bezel size was same as the AOC that I had.
Thanks for the review and pics!

One difference between the Acer and the HP 24m is the HP 24m doesn't have VESA mounting holes I believe.

So Walmart delivered my unit by Canpar, and Canpar dropped it outside of my neighbour's door without signature or ringing the doorbell.
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No built-in speakers is a deal killer for me as I have very limited desk space.

Any other sale priced monitor recommendations with speakers ?

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