If you are looking for best-budget IPS display gaming monitor that has that zero frame bezel-less design and sweet and vibrant colors of an IPS display then, there is no more affordable IPS display monitor than the ACER R240HY and why you should buy it? we will cover it in our ACER R240HY Review. It is also known by its other popular name the ACER R240HY bidx.
ACER R240HY Overview
The Acer R240HY is 23.8-inch 1080p IPS LED display monitor that can be used for gaming because of the fact the vibrant and rich colors IPS display offers.
It is the best-budget IPS gaming monitor with a price under $150. It zero frame bezel-less design also make it a great pick for multi-monitors setup.
Let start off with the design of the R240HY. This Acer monitor has a great premium feels to its design, they have done a great job with a monitor this cheap.
The design of the Acer R240HY is an elegant one, there is no gaming feels to it but the overall design is elegant and simple. Even though it is really an affordable cheap IPS monitor but still it has really nice design elements and is less than an inch thick.
One of the best and the coolest things about this Acer 24-inch monitor is the extremely thin bezels which will really make your viewing experience of this monitor an immersive one.
Also, having such a thin bezel design means that you can put two of these monitors side by side and work from display to display without noticing any bezels in the way.
Let’s move towards the stand. Sorry to say this but the biggest downfall of this monitor is the stand, it is a very sturdy stand but unfortunately you can’t tilt the monitor towards you or away from you.
The Acer R240HY interface is simple and one can navigate through it without a problem. The one thing is we are not happy with is the button placement that is right below the the screen.
They weren’t difficult to reach out but the fact we didn’t know which key we were pressing, like what was the functionality.
Looking at the back you will find the ports that the Acer R240HY has to offer, you will find one HDMI, DVI-D, VGA port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a DC in port for powering the monitor.
The availability of one HDMI port shows that you won’t be able to connect two HDMI devices at the same time. If you intend on using PC plus console then we suggest using the HDMI for connecting console and the DVI-D port for connecting with PC.
You can use the audio jack on the back for Audio out only if HDMI is connected and is transmitting the sound signals.
Color and Brightness
The Acer R240HY features an IPS display which means that the viewing angles will be great along with some very real accurate color reproduction out of the box.
The brightness is 250nits and has a contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1 and as mentioned before the backlight is LED so even with the 250nits the screen is still pretty bright and can easily be used under the light.
The Acer R240HY isn’t exactly a high-end gaming monitor but one thing that made us put it on our list is the amazing response time it offers i.e. 4ms and the IPS display panel with zero frame design. Every other competitor of the R240HY has a response time of 5ms which makes the Acer monitor a better choice.
For determining the Acer R240HY gaming performance, we tested the Witcher 3 for open world genre, DiRT Rally for racing genre and DOTA 2, Overwatch and Battlefield 1 for multi-player competitive gaming genre.
The Witcher 3: The Witcher 3 is one of the most beautiful open world games with a lot of beautiful scenarios and color-rich scenes. The zero frame design of the R240HY offered us some really nice immersive experience and the monitor response time of 4ms was enough to enjoy and play the game smoothly.
DiRT Rally: DiRT Rally is known for an immersive racing experience which means you need a monitor with high response time and better refresh rate but the Acer R230HY 4ms response time was good enough to enjoy the game and handling motion blur wasn’t a problem for it.
Dota 2 and Overwatch: Dota 2 and Overwatch are one of those games which are known cause strain on the eye due to longer periods of gaming sessions but was pretty enjoyable on Acer’s monitor because of the flicker-less technology it has to offer.
Battlefield 1: BF1 is a competitive First-person game for which you need a monitor that has a fast response time and better refresh rate. Since Acer R240HY exactly doesn’t cost a kidney so you would expect it to have a standard refresh rate of 60Hz but even on 60Hz the game was pretty enjoyable and the bezel-less IPS display offered an immersive experience
The Acer R240HY doesn’t really have a lot of special features like the expensive gaming monitors but the one it has are good enough to be featured in every gaming monitor.
Flicker-less Technology: Flickering in monitor has been known to cause stress on the eyes when used for longer periods and when gaming screen tearing and flickering can really be a problem. Acer’s flicker-less technology removes flickering from the monitor so you can enjoy long sessions of gaming, watching movies etc.
Zero Frame Design: The zero frame design isn’t actually a gaming feature but the impact it has on gaming is huge. The zero-frame design offers an immersive experience while playing games and it takes your gaming experience on a whole new level.
If you are on tight budget and looking for a gaming monitor under $150 then Acer R240HY is what you are looking for, it is a 24-inch 1080p IPS LED display gaming monitor that will fulfil all your gaming needs. And on top of that is also great for other entertainment purposes.