If you have read our article on some of the best computer monitors with webcam and built-in speakers, and maybe seen our analytics for just how many persons are coming to that article every month, you will agree that monitors with speakers are some of the most in-demand types of monitors on the monitor market.
Acer is one of those brands that we will always recommend, and many of our readers looking to get an Acer have asked if Acer monitors have built-in speakers, hence the need for an article that explains this in detail and one that will be helping you make an informed decision should you decide to get a new Acer monitor, and preferably one with built-in speakers.
Do Acer Monitors Have Built-In Speakers?
Yes, some Acer monitors have built-in speakers out-of-the-box, but the vast majority of monitors from Acer do not have built-in speakers, although they come with audio jacks and HDMI ports that enable you to create some sort of extensions that will make it possible to use external speakers on these monitors.
Some top-quality Acer monitors that have built-in speakers are the Acer ConceptD CP3, the Acer ConceptD CP1, the Acer BW257 bmiprx, the Acer XFA240 bmjdpr, and the Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 AIO Desktop, although the Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 AIO Desktop is an all-in-one desktop computer; I believe you catch the drift, there are Acer monitors that have built-in speakers.
Acer Monitors with Built-In Speakers
- Acer ConceptD CP3
- Acer ConceptD CP1
- Acer BW257 bmiprx
- Acer XFA240 bmjdpr
- Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 AIO Desktop
Does Acer ED320QR have Speakers?
No, the Acer ED320QR curved monitor does not have built-in speakers. Hence we wouldn’t be recommending it if you’re strictly on the lookout for Acer monitors with built-in speakers.
The speakers aside, the Acer ED320QR looks like a really good monitor considering some of its top features.
The Acer ED320QR comes with an 1800R curvature; the display is a 31.5-inch full HD screen. Other interesting features include a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, AMD Radeon FreeSync, a Display Port, and two HDMI ports.
Do All Acer Monitors Have Built-in Speakers?
No, not all Acer monitors have speakers. In fact, most Acer monitors do not have built-in speakers. A few high-quality Acer monitors that have built-in speakers are the Acer ConceptD CP3, the Acer ConceptD CP1, the Acer BW257 bmiprx, the Acer XFA240 bmjdpr, and the Acer Aspire C27-962-UA91 AIO Desktop.
Acer Monitor Speakers Have Low Volume?
The Acer monitor speakers’ low volume issue is quite popular, and it cuts across all users, from new monitors to older monitor speakers. While some Acer monitors have good speaker quality, we have had issues with the overall quality of built-in monitor speakers. So check the DB of the speakers to see what their capacity is, as that will explain why the volume is low.
If you have been using your monitor and have been getting good-quality sound from the speakers but see a sudden decline in sound quality, there are a few things to check. You should check to see if the volume is turned on from the monitor, the PC, and the control panel. You could also try updating the Acer monitor drivers to the latest version.
In some cases, a complete reset of the monitor can help get the sound quality back. You would also want to check to see if DOLBY is turned on; if not, you should have it activated and see if that works.
How to connect external speakers to Acer monitor
- Gently connect the audio plug of the speakers to the audio output jack of your Acer monitor, which can be found on the back panel and colored green. The audio jack and plug are 3.5mm, similar to what you see in headphones and headphone jacks for portable electronics.
- Connect the computer speakers to an electric outlet using an electric plug.
- Put the computer speakers side by side with the Acer monitor.
- Turn ON the speakers and readjust the volume with the switch located on one of the speakers
How do I know if my monitor has speakers?
There are two ways to find out if your monitor has speakers:
Check the back of the Acer monitor to confirm if it has built-in speakers alongside audio input ports.
- Right-click on the volume icon at the bottom right of the screen in the notification area.
- A pop-up menu should appear; select playback devices.
- The sound dialog box should come up with a list of the audio output devices on your monitor.
- You can select a playback device if your monitor is connected to multiple audio devices.
Tip: You can confirm if the monitor has audio output ports so you can connect external speakers just in case there are no built-in speakers.
How to turn ON an Acer monitor
Step 1: Connect your monitor to an external power source
Before you attempt to turn on your Acer monitor, ensure it is connected to a power source via the power cable.
Locate the power button, which is usually below the screen. Press the power button.
The light on the power button and monitor should turn ON if there is sufficient power from the electric power supply.
How to turn the volume up on an Acer laptop
- Click the volume icon on the right corner of the taskbar
- Drag the slider with the mouse pointer to your preferred volume level.
You can also see more options that affect the volume by right-clicking on the volume icon. You can see the effect immediately by dragging each one to the highest.
If you prefer to use the volume keys, they can be located with two-volume icons at the top of the Acer keyboard.
If you make touch-based use of an Acer, you can change the volume by sliding back and forth. If your Acer uses hotkeys, hold down the “Fn” key to increase the volume.