Acer RT240Y Review: FHD IPS Monitor

Acer RT240Y FHD IPS Monitor is a 24-inch IPS display that offers decent all-around performance for less than $150. It has a sleek bezel-free design ideal for multi-display setup for gaming or office work, equipped with three video inputs, but lacks USB connectivity and ergonomic adjustment.

Acer RT240Y Features

  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Brightness 250cd/m2.
  • Contrast ratio 100000000:1.
  • Pixel pitch 0.28mm.
  • 23.8” Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • 178 degree viewing angles
  • Zero Frame Design
  • -5 to 15 degree adjustable stand
  • VGA, DVI (w/HDCP) & HDMI (v1.4) Ports

Picture Quality

The Acer R240HY 23.8 “IPS monitor clearly and vividly displays every detail from every viewing angle, without any colour difference. It’s zero frame design sets no bounds to your visual enjoyment, while the brushed hairline finish stand matches any environment.

When viewed at an angle, the picture doesn’t fade, which is perfect for gaming or office work and the edges don’t fade while seated near the screen.


Colour accuracy out of the box for the R240HY is decent but not perfect. This monitor has an overall good contrast for an IPS display.

It has decent peak brightness in SDR, very similar to ASUS VG248QE.  Acer R240HY has decent horizontal viewing angles perfect for gaming, office work and media creation. IPS provides advanced plane switching technology for premium colour output at any viewing angle.

R240HY has excellent gray uniformity and the input lag is just 9.5 milliseconds which is very impressive.

Design & Connectivity

The R240HY is designed with eco-friendliness in mind and features Acer Eco Display design which emphasizes recyclability, waste reduction, energy efficiency and safety.

Acer RT240Y Review: FHD IPS Monitor

While the design has no major issues, there is nothing that stands out either. It is supported by a matching ring-shaped base which delivers tilt adjustability of 20 degrees but has no height, pivot, or swivel adjustment.

The monitor looks good from the side and the back looks plain. The R240HY also lacks VESA-mounting capabilities.

The zero frame design creates a rare, boundless visual experience which is also perfect when you add 2 or more side-by-side monitors either for gaming, office work or media creation.

The Connectivity options include a VGA, a DVI, a headphones jack, and an HDMI port. The R240HY, like other midrange displays, lacks both USB ports and speakers. There is also a lack of input DisplayPort.

Deals, Price & Similar Monitors

You can also check out similar monitors BenQ VZ2470H, and Viewsonic XG2401.

Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor, Black
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Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor, Black
  • 23.8" Full HD IPS widescreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Response time: 4ms, refresh rate: 60 hertz, pixel pitch: 0.2745 millimeter. 178 degree wide viewing angle, display colors: 16.7 million
  • The zero frame design provides maximum visibility of the screen from edge to edge
  • Signal inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI (withHDCP) & 1 x VGA. Does not support HDCP 2.2, the version this monitor supports is HDCP 1.4
  • No picture visible using the OSD menu, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings. Brightness is 250 nit. Operating power consumption: 25 watts
  • Monitor only, without speaker

Should You Buy The Acer RT240Y

If you’re looking for a reasonably affordable, 24-inch IPS display, the Acer R240HY is a good option. To be honest, you don’t have many options, such as USB ports and DisplayPort inputs, and there’s no fully adjustable stand available.

The Acer RT240Y delivers strong colour and gray performance.

Acer RT240Y Specifications

Type Monitor
Release Date 2016
Brand Acer
Model Number RT240Y
Alias RT240Ybmid
Size 24″ (inches)
Panel IPS
Screen Size Class 24″ (inches)
Diagonal Size 23.78 in
60.4 cm
604 mm
1.98 ft
Screen Width 21.14 in
53.7 cm
536.84 mm
1.76 ft
Screen Height 12.11 in
30.8 cm
307.66 mm
1.01 ft
Display Type IPS
Display Bit Depth 8 bits (6 bits + FRC)
Frame Rate Control Yes
Max Number of Colors 16777216
Bits 24
Screen Aspect Ratio 1.778:1
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen Pixel Pitch 0.293 mm
Screen Pixel Density 90 ppi
Screen-to-Body Ratio 81.43 %
Backlight Source W-LED
NTSC 1953 72
Screen Brightness 200 cd/m²
Static Screen Contrast 1000 : 1
Dynamic Screen Contrast 100000000 : 1
Screen Horizontal Viewing Angle 178 °
Screen Vertical Viewing Angle 178 °
Screen Input Lag 11 ms
Display Minimum Response Time 4 ms
Display Average Response Time 10 ms
Display Maximum Response Time 15 ms
Display Coating Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
3D No
Size, weight, color
Case Depth 1.94 in
4.9 cm
49.3 mm
0.16 ft
Case Width with Stand 22.17 in
56.3 cm
563 mm
1.85 ft
Case Height with Stand 17.74 in
45.1 cm
450.5 mm
1.48 ft
Case Depth with Stand 8.24 in
20.9 cm
209.2 mm
0.69 ft
Case Weight with Stand 5.31 kg
12 lbs
Case Color Black, Silver
Built-in Camera No
Connectivity 1 x 3.5 mm Audio In
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
1 x DVI-D Dual Link
1 x D-sub
Audio Speakers 2 x 4W
Cool Features Flicker-free technology
Case Width 22.48 in
57.1 cm
571 mm
1.87 ft
Case Height 13.98 in
35.5 cm
355.2 mm
1.17 ft
Vesa Mount Support Yes
VESA Interface Standard Size 100 x 100
Removable VESA Stand Yes
Height Adjustment No
Landscape or Portrait Pivot Support No
Left or Right Swivel Support No
Forward and Backward Tilt Support Yes
Forward Tilt 5 °
Backward Tilt 20 °
Frequency and Interpolation
Vertical Digital Frequency 60 Hz
110V 100 V – 120 V
220V 220 V – 240 V
AC Frequency 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Power Consumption When Device is Off 0.4 W
Power Consumption in Sleep Mode 0.45 W
Average Power Consumption 37 W
Power Consumption in Eco Mode 21 W
Maximum Power Consumption 49 W
Energy Class A
Extras D-sub cable
Certificates and Standards
Usage and Storage Requirements

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Last update on 2021-11-29 / Amazon


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