Acer SB220Q Review: Best Selling Monitor Under $100

Updated December 2020


4.6 / 5
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Acer SB220Q 21.5" Full HD IPS Zero Frame Monitor

  • Best Selling Monitor Under $100
  • 21.5 Inch 1920 x 1090 IPS Display
  • 75Hz Refresh Rate via HDMI
  • Zero-frame Design Great for Dual Monitors

Acer SB220Q Introduction

The Acer SB220Q monitor offers great performance and image quality in comparison to its affordable price around $100.

Stand-out features include the widescreen IPS display panel, full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080), AMD FreeSync and it’s 75Hz refresh rate.

It also boasts a highly desired modern design with an ultra-thin frame — making it ideal for a multi-display setup or the office.

Acer SB220Q Features

  • 21.5″ Full HD 1080p Widescreen IPS Display
  • AMD FreeSync Technology
  • Ultra-thin Design with Zero-frame
  • 1 HDMI & 1 VGA Port
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • 75 Hertz Refresh Rate

Acer SB220Q Image Quality

Based on an IPS panel for display, you get accurate and intense colors for all your games and HD movies.

Even though the SB220Q is smaller than other budget friendly monitors, the resolution has a more dense pixel count to improve the image.

This makes the picture full of more clear and clean detail while reducing screen space.

Acer SB220Q Performance

To eliminate most ghosting and motion blur in games, the SB220Q IPS monitor has a response time of just 4ms.

In addition to the response time, this monitor is rocking a 75Hz refresh rate. This isn’t the 144Hz or higher everyone spends money on — but unlike the Acer R240HY and G276HL monitors that only has a standard 60Hz refresh rate, you can tell a huge difference playing on the SB220Q 75Hz screen.

Acer SB220Q AMD FreeSync

Speaking of refresh rates, this Acer SB220Q monitor is AMD FreeSync compatible. If you have an AMD graphics card with FreeSync, this technology will sync your cards refresh rate with the SB220Q monitor.

Once FreeSync is enabled, this monitor will dynamically match the refresh rate of your AMD card. On the SB220Q, FreeSync will be active between 48Hz and 75Hz. If your FPS (Frames per Second) drops below the 48Mhz limit, FreeSync will be off until the rate increases.

NOTE: If you use a NVIDIA graphics card, you can still run this monitor up to 75Hz, but without dynamic refresh rates.

Acer SB220Q Design and Connectivity

One of the best design features of the SB220Q monitor is the Ultra-thin design. With a bezel at just 0.24 inches thick, the ZeroFrame design of this monitor makes it appear much more expensive and sleek.

The only small design flaw in the SB220Q monitor is that it is not VESA mount compatible. I didn’t find this to be a big deal since most people are not mounting 22 inch monitors to the wall.

You will also save a lot of desk space with the minimalist design of the monitor. Running 2 or 3 of these on most computer desks shouldn’t be a problem.

As far as connectivity options, the Acer SB220Q has a single HDMI 1.4 port and a VGA port.

Acer SB220Q Monitor Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Acer
  • Screen Size: 21.5-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p Full HD)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms (GtG)
  • Adaptive Sync: FreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)
  • Ports: HDMI 1.4 & VGA
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static)
  • Colors: 16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)