Review: Acer SB220Q LCD Monitor

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Last updated: July 14, 2020

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Acer SB220Q LCD Monitor

***My rating: 4.5 out of 5***

Features and Specs


Size: 21.5 inches

Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen display Aspect ratio – 16:9

Dimensions (L x W x H): 19.6 x 8.3 x 15.1 inches; Height without the stand – 11.9 inches

Color Supported: 16. 7 million colors.

Refresh Rate: 75Hz – Using HDMI port

Ultra-thin Zero-frame design

Tilt angle:5 degrees to 15 degrees.

Kensington Lock slot

Energy Star compliant

Standby mode when not in use after 15 minutes

Ports:

1 x HDMI

1 x VGA

Why I Bought It


A few months before I purchased my Acer monitor, I bought a new laptop. At 15 inches, the laptop’s display felt too small for the variety of online tasks that I performed daily. I had always wanted an additional monitor for my job, so I felt it was time to invest in one.

Initially, I wanted a 25-inch monitor for no real reason other than I wanted something big. However, I had to consider the available space on my desk. So I decided to go with a monitor between 20 and 22 inches.

What I was looking for:

  • 20-22 inches in size
  • Full HD resolution
  • Blue light filtering
  • HDMI connection

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Let Me Tell You About It


I was able to set up my new monitor within a matter of minutes. I had to rearrange items on my desk to make room for it, but it fit in perfectly right in the center with my laptop sitting to the left.

Initially, I imagined that I would use the monitor in a dual-screen mode along with my laptop. However, I preferred using the monitor alone for most of my tasks. So my laptop serves mostly as a CPU to the monitor.

The display is vibrant with great color and detail. The monitor has easily adjustable display settings for the picture, color, brightness, contrast, and a variety of viewing modes. Modes include Gaming, User, Standard, Eco, Graphics and Movie. Also, there are three different gaming modes: Action, Racer, and Sports.

As a person that sits in front of a screen for many hours a day, I am more interested in the Blue Light filtering setting. Blue Light emissions from technology like LCD monitors, laptops, and smartphones are believed to negatively affect eye health as well as the ability to sleep.

Where You Can Find It

You can purchase this at Amazon.com.

The Pros

  • Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)
  • Has HDMI and VGA connection
  • Blue Light filtering
  • Variety of viewing modes for different activities such as gaming and watching movies
  • Zero-frame design
  • Ultra-thin
  • Tiltable
  • Plug in and play
  • Lightweight
  • Steady base
  • Affordable

The Cons

  • Does not come with HDMI connector cable, only VGA cable
  • No speakers
  • Not VESA mountable

Here’s What Some People Think


*Always read the reviews before buying any new monitor!

At the time of the publication of this review, there were almost 7,000 reviews on Amazon.com for the Acer SB220Q LCD monitor. I have shared a few of the most helpful reviews below. Please note that the Amazon listing for this product has multiple sizes and product combinations available.

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Here’s What I Think

The Acer SB220Q LCD Monitor is exactly what I needed. It has added an ease to performing my job because I now have a sharper view of our online CRM platform. I take more joy in writing and creating graphics since I can see my work without having to constantly scroll or Zoom in on a page. Colors pop, and I am able to observe more detail in images.

The addition of this monitor actually added more life to my work at home office. It has given the room and my desk a different feel, and it inspires me to work more. A dual monitor setup has been a great move for me!

Consider purchasing this monitor for your work at home office!


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