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Acer SB220Q 21.5″ Widescreen IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor 2020 Review

Acer SB220Q 21.5″ Widescreen IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor 2020 Review.

The 21-inch Acer SB220Q bi is one of the most affordable options to enjoy gaming and productivity in 1080p resolutions. It uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) to deliver decent color accuracy and good gray-scale performance without pilling on your power bills


The Acer SB220Q 21.5″ is hard to portray. It’s exceptionally reduced, making it genuinely versatile. It has gamer-arranged highlights, and video includes that make it perfect for motion picture sweethearts.

But then it cost settles on the SB220Q a down to earth decision for an office setting. From numerous points of view, the characterizing highlight of this screen is its cost.

Screens around or beneath the $100 value point are typically not unreasonably noteworthy.

The Acer SB220Q bi is a budget monitor that checks all boxes for budding gamers or anyone who needs an affordable 21-inch monitor for watching movies and provides smooth action while at it.


Its glossy black cabinet and frameless design leave little doubt that the SB220Q is meant to be seen, a good candidate for the office desk or casual gaming at home.

The 1.5-inch cabinet sits atop a round stand that offers 20 degrees of tilt (5 forward, 15 backward), but lacks height, swivel, and pivot adjustments.

The panel has 72% SRGB coverage, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a non-reflective, antiglare coating.

You don’t get and USB ports with this display, but you get two video inputs: one HDMI and one VGA, all located around the back facing outward.

The monitor lacks speakers and a headphone input, so you’ll have to connect the speakers to your source device –laptop or PC.

On the cabinet are a couple of buttons used to power up the monitor and navigate the settings menu.


For a sub-$100 monitor, the Acer SB220Q bi’s performance will most definitely exceed your expectations on casual gaming and media consumption.

The good performance is thanks to speedy pixel response and refresh rate.

There isn’t noticeable blurring or ghosting on games like Crysis 3 (PC) and Grand Theft Auto V (Sony PS4), provided your desktop/laptop pushes fast and fluid action.

The SB220Q’s 26ms input lag  is a little bit on the slower side for a gaming monitor, but this monitor isn’t built for pro-gaming, it just moonlights for budget buyers before upgrading to a real gaming monitor.

IPS Display Qualities

On paper, this board gives a similar standard 16.7 million hues you’ll jump on a showcase that doesn’t work in more prominent shading spaces.

Be that as it may, by and by, IPS boards give undeniably more dynamic hues than their VA or TN partners. For individuals who have recently been utilizing TN boards, IPS can give night and day distinction in the vivacity of hues.

Past shading correlations, IPS boards give a splendid and-even 170° level and 160° vertical survey point.

That implies you don’t need to be sitting legitimately before the screen for the survey quality to be advantageous.

One issue confronting IPS boards is backdrop illumination dying.

Show Latency

Something else working for the SB220Q is various ongoing upgrades in IPS boards.

As such, the relative disservices of IPS have been contracting.

Starting in 2018, the main way you’ll have the option to get your presentation inertness lower is a change to a TN board.

You’d extraordinarily lose seeing edges and shading vivacity all the while. All the more significantly, the contrast between 1ms boards and 4ms boards is genuinely little and insignificant.



  • No USB ports
  • Middling color and grayscale performance


In addition to the standard picture adjustments in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu, such as contrast, brightness

First of all, the ‘Aim Point’ feature offers three crosshair overlays for better precision in FPS games.

Next, ‘Black Boost’ increases visibility in dark parts of video games, and ‘Over Drive’ further improves the response time speed with three settings: Off, Normal, and Extreme.

Note that if you enable FreeSync, you won’t be able to select the Extreme overdrive mode.