Acer Monitor Review – Acer KG221Q
Looking for a perfect fit for your editing, gaming and live streaming needs? Look no further as this monitor boasts 1080p, Widescreen, plus all of the features and conveniences of a high-end gaming monitor with the budget of a mid-range computer monitor.
The Acer KG221 is sharp and crisp. It’s a lightweight and price-effective option for a high contrast gaming monitor with a very fast response rate. This response rate makes gaming reactions feel way smoother. Video watching becomes a lot more immersive. With the quick menu selector buttons, you can toggle views and reduce brightness quickly on the fly.
Acer KG221Q Pros:
- Insanely fast 1 millisecond response time.
- Fast Menu Button Access.
- High Contrast.
Acer KG221Q Cons:
No height adjustment options use an adjustable monitor riser instead.
Acer Monitor Review – Acer KG221Q
Perfect for Streaming, Gaming, and Editing!
Recently we have been receiving a ton of questions about our live cam gear and what I use for streaming as well as producing my own content.
I bought this monitor after I published this blog post about the best studio gear of 2019. We both love this monitor so I thought I would go into my experience with the monitor in more detail & review it for my readers.
One of the best advantages of this monitor is that it works well for photo editing. It is very crisp without being to sharp on the eyes. The brightness adjustment is very easy to access and does not require you to enter the settings menu. 1 press for brightness adjustments as well as multiple modes for gaming, editing, energy-saving, video, and photo editing modes. These modes are extremely helpful as you may toggle them with a single click as well and create a custom setting for your favorite default settings.
Acer KG221Q Specifications & features
Screen Size: 22 Inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic (TN)
Refresh Rate: 75Hz
Response Time: 1ms
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 1 Watt)
Height of Stand: Height – No
Swivel Stand: Swivel – No
Pivot Stand: Pivot – No
VESA Compatibility: Yes
Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5mm Jack
Dimensions (W x H x D): 20” x 15.99” x 7.43”
Acer KG221Q Design
- Simple Glossy black finish with classic Acer aesthetic.
- The OSD buttons are conveniently located on the bottom bezel. Much easier to access than most designs.
- Y-shaped stand, very stable and sleek. Cool gaming design.
- Very quiet 1-watt built-in speaker, useful enough.
Acer KG221Q Display Quality and Performance
The screen lag on the computer is very snappy and gives a competitive edge. With a cooler appearance and darker tones, this is a very clean and sleek gaming monitor. Performance is noted during first-person shooters and watching back 1080p HD preview renders while editing video.
Acer KG221Q Final Overview
I would buy this monitor again in a heartbeat. I have two and plan for two more. For the price, what you get is honestly beyond what you can expect from any other brand. When it comes to the Acer KG221Q, well, Acer sure hit the spot. The Acer KG221Q is exceptional is it is one of the cheapest monitors with an extended refresh rate and FreeSync. This model is perfect for many different setups. If you are limited on space or budget, this lightweight Acer KG221Q may be the answer to your competitive gaming needs.