The Acer R240HY is an IPS monitor for reading and office use. It is a cheap monitor and it delivers clear viewing experience with wide viewing angles. The colors are excellent on this monitor, also the screen clarity is decent, and the best part is its affordable pricing that makes it one of the most popular cheap monitors in the industry.
It is a great value for money monitor, but it comes with lot of unacceptable bits like there is no AMD FreeSync or Adaptive Sync for gaming, also there are no built-in speakers and VESA mounting support which its competitor like AOC 24B2XH offers.
- 24″ IPS Panel
- 1080p Resolution
- Frameless Design
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- Wide Viewing Angles
- Tiltable Stand
- Flicker-Free Tech
Acer R240HYAcer R240HY
The Acer R240HY has an IPS panel, also the text-clarity is decent, which makes it a great monitor for reading and office use.
This monitor does not have FreeSync or Adaptive Sync, but it can do casual gaming.
It does not have built-in speakers so it is not a good choice for entertainment, also there is no HDR or satisfactory screen real estate for professional media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 54cm
Height – 40.69 cm
The Acer R240HY has a very clean appearance from the front and it looks premium, making it suitable for office and corporate spaces.
There is Acer logo in the middle of bottom bezel and the bezels are super thin and it looks very understated from the front. The dimensions are not that wide or tall making it a perfect cheap monitor for small spaces in our eyes.
Depth – 18.49 cm
VESA Mount – N/A
Ports Position – Back-Facing
The Acer R240HY looks clean from the back and it seems like a very thin chassis giving a sleek profile to the monitor. There is a big Acer branding on the right-back of the monitor with back-facing connectivity ports.
It does not have VESA mount support, so mounting this monitor on the wall or custom arm is not possible. Check out the HP V24ib and AOC 24B2XH if you want a monitor with VESA mount support.
Thinness – N/A
The Acer R240HY has a very thin profile with a frameless design from three sides. Its bezels are super thin and that makes it a perfect modern monitor. Also, dual setups would work perfectly fine with this monitor.
Weight – 6.40 lbs
The build of Acer RH240Y is good for a cheap monitor. It weighs 6.40lbs with stand and we think the build quality is better than the similar priced Sceptre monitors. It is made up of plastic and has the parts very well jointed together.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – N/A
The Acer R240HY has a removable stand so when you mount this monitor, it needs to be removed.
Unfortunately, this monitor does not have cable management clip or hole, so it is difficult to build a clean cable-free setup with this monitor.
Tilt – 15° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The Acer R240HY has bad ergonomics because it only offers tilt function, making it poor ergonomically.
Its stand cannot go up-down, swivel or rotate like some monitors, but for the price, it is hard to get an adjustable stand on the monitor. Also, there is not VESA mount support, so it is terrible with the ergonomics.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – IPS
Panel Size – 23.8-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The Acer R240HY houses an IPS panel with 23.8-inch screen size and that offers excellent color coverage with wide viewing angles
This monitor comes with 16:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display rich colors.
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 92 PPI
This monitor has FHD screen resolution which means 1920×1080 pixels resolution and that results in 92 PPI on the 24-inch screen size.
The screen clarity is fantastic because of the tight arrangement of pixels which makes it one of the best monitors for reading and office use.
Peak Brightness – 250-nits
The Acer R240HY has mediocre 250-nits peak brightness and that is okay for a cheap monitor, but you find bright monitors at this price-point like the Sceptre E249W-FPT.
It should combat glares because of the anti-glare coating on the front, but this monitor is not for bright rooms or placing in front of a window.
Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1, which is not that great for this monitor be called as good dark-room performer.
If you want a good dark-room cheap monitor, get the Koorui Business Monitor because it a VA monitor with high contrast ratio.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
The Acer R240HY has excellent wide viewing angles. It can display consistent colors even while viewing from extreme sides. Also, the top-bottom viewing angles are good, making it perfect for putting a height.
NTSC – 72%
sRGB – 99%
The color coverage is standard 99% sRGB on this monitor, which is excellent for viewing SDR content. It produces rich colors making the viewing experience vibrant and true-to-life.
Response Time – 4ms
The Acer R240HY has 4ms minimum response time and it has decent motion handling for a cheap monitor for causal gaming. However, its sibling Acer SB241Y is faster at 1ms response time for those who play causal motion intensive games in free-time.
Refresh Rate – 60Hz
The refresh rate is limited to 60Hz only so that might not interest gamers. Still, it is a smooth monitor for basic office use.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The Acer R240HY does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – N/A
The Acer R240HY is not HDR certified.
Designed with eco-friendliness in mind, the R240HY features Acer EcoDisplay design that emphasize recyclability, waste reduction, energy efficiency and safety.
Acer Vision Care
Acer Vision Care in the OSD menu features blue light shift and flicker-free technology to prevent eye-strain, allowing you to stare screen for prolonged hours.
1x HDMI 1.4
1x DVI-D Dual Link
The Acer R240HY provides three video ports for video connectivity. All the video ports work at [email protected]
USB, Other Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio Output
It offers dedicated audio port for output.
That’s a Wrap!
The Acer R240HY is one of the most popular cheap IPS monitors of all time, we are not saying it is the best, but we think it is liked by a lot of cheap buyers, mainly because of the Acer’s brand reliability and service.
You will easily find a feature-rich monitor than this, not to forget it misses out on a lot of important aspects like speakers, FreeSync, and VESA mount support. If that does not bother you, then this is the perfect cheap IPS monitor for office.
If you are looking for more options, check out our $100 monitors, $200 monitors, $250 monitors and $300 monitors where we have shortlisted the best options for our humble readers.
Acer R240HY: ConclusionAcer R240HY
Display3.5/5 Above-AverageThe display is IPS, has wide viewing angles, with sharp details and rich colors.
Design3/5 MediocreThe design feels premium and modern, but there is no VESA mount support.
Features2/5 Below parIt lacks a lot of features compared to competitors.
- Wide viewing angles
- Rich colors and sharp details
- Premium appearance at cheap price
- No speakers
- No FreeSync
- No VESA mount