The battle between affordable monitors wouldn’t end pretty soon. There’s so many things that are better than others. Each brand serves the best monitors with a cheaper price as well, making choosing the right product for you a little bit hard. However, in order to have a decent quality of monitor, you should consider several aspects first.
The first one is mostly the price. You won’t spend more money on a less quality monitor. Make sure that your budget is suitable with the product that you’re gonna have. Nowadays you can find a good quality monitor with a very low price, which is nice. Even bigger brands like Asus would reach this market as well.
Next one is the image quality. The monitors should be good with a decent Full HD resolution. More than that is ultimately a plus. But, if you’re facing a monitor that has HD quality, it’s not a bad one either, as long as the price still makes sense. Better resolution means better in picture quality. Images won’t be pixelated, and become enjoyable to watch.
The last one is the features. Yes, it’s not wrong for hoping for additional features in such affordable monitors. Even with a very tight price tag, you might find some with lots of features. With morer big brands joining the market, you could expect significant supporting aspects like improved brightness ratio, good refresh rate, and better response time.
With the three main things to consider above, we would like to bring two of the best monitors you could possibly have from Asus and Acer. They’re Acer GN246HL and Asus VG248QE, which we already compared before. Both of them are good monitors, especially with this kind of price.l You may notice the price difference here, and there should probably be something to notice here.
In order to get the winner from this one, let’s take a look at each of them.
- Vendor : Acer
- Price : 250$
Acer comes with GN246HL, which is considered to be one of the most popular 24 inch monitors with an excellent refresh rate. The monitor has 24 inch TN display with Full HD resolution. It’s consider to be one of the best 1080P monitor out there because of the good 144Hz that can be useful for gaming and entertainment. The image trails won’t be noticeable, especially with the 1ms response time it has. Read also: Asus VG248QE vs Asus VG248QZ.
The monitor has a fixed viewing angle, so you can’t adjust the height, pivot, swivel, or switching the display from landscape to portrait. Acer might think that this monitor is suitable for gamers that mostly use fixed point of view when playing games. Even though lacks of this feature, Gn246HL comes with lighter weight and thinner display. It’s still tiltable though.
|Acer GN246HL||Asus VG248QE|
|Product Dimensions||24 inches||24 inches
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920x1080
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Moving to the picture quality, Acer GN246HL still couldn’t deliver the quality you’re hoping for. The contrast ratio is only limited to 1000:1, making the black colors look gray-ish when viewed in a room with less light. It still has a decent image quality despite the lesser color correctness.
Even though it’s included as a 1ms monitor, this product still has worse input lag, even compared to the same level of monitors with lower price. The input lag in Native resolution is about 10.7 ms, and 10.7ms at 60Hz. This can be impactful when used for gaming. It doesn’t support Variable Frame Rate and 10 bit HDR as well. With the price of it, you can’t ask for more. The monitor also comes with 3D Support as well, which will be rarely used.
About the inputs, the monitor has a decent package. It has HDMI, DVI Dual Links, a VGA Port, and audio out 3.5 mm. The Display Port can’t be found in this monitor. Also, the monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers for direct use, so you’ll need additional speakers with extra price to pay.
Acer GN246HL may be a good or decent type of monitor to have for first-timers, but there’s a lot to pick as an alternative out there, even with the same or better price level.
- Vendor : Asus
- Price : 329$
On the other day we compared this one to its brother, the “QZ”, and the result is already clear to determine which one is the winner. But, things may be different this time. Asus VG248QE is also included as a great monitor to have. It’s an updated version with the additional 3D Features, which can be a plus for some people.
The display is the same 24 inch TN display with Full HD resolution. It supports 144 Hz refresh rate as well. But, the interesting point is you can actually adjust the angle. You can tilt, swivel, and adjust the height in any way you want it. Plus, you can also change the display to portrait as well via pivot adjustment. This can broaden the viewing angle perfectly.
Asus brings more quality in display by providing 80000000:1 Contrast Ratio, which is way superior than GN246HL’s. It could deliver more accuracy in colors, and better response performance with its 1ms response time. The lag input is better on this product. Using native resolution, the lag is 5.1 ms, and 9.9ms at 60Hz. The gap can result in more significant response performance. Just the same as Acer, the monitor doesn’t have variable refresh rate nor HDR support.
The ports are considered complete in this monitor. It has 1 DisplayPort 1.2, HDMi, DVI, audio out 3.5 mm and also an internal power supply. This monitor also has dual stereo speakers which sound so-so, but are ready to use at any time you want it.
Asus VG248QE is a good monitor, especially with the features and specs it has. But, you may look for an alternative like Vg248QZ, which has lower price minus the 3D feature only with all remaining specs stayed the same.
Acer GN246HL vs Asus VG248QE
It is clear that the winner of this battle is Asus with its VG248QE. The GN246HL wouldn’t stand a chance against significantly better image quality, way better response time, and more ergonomics viewing angle. With the better convenience aspect, the price interval wouldn’t hurt a soul. Even though VG248QE is way higher in price, all the specs and features are worth every penny.