HP ENVY 34 vs NEC MultiSync EA304

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HP ENVY 34
NEC MultiSync EA304

Top Prices

Laptops Direct
Standard delivery: £9.95
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FREE Standard delivery
John Lewis
FREE Standard delivery
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Microsoft Store UK
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Delivery unknown
In stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
Novatech
Out of stock

Reasons For

7 Reasons For
4" bigger screen size Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor. That's 4" bigger than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (30"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

10.16cm bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 10.16cm bigger than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (76.2cm).
One more HDMI port Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA304 only has one HDMI port.
One more USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the HP ENVY 34 is three, but the NEC MultiSync EA304 only has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor. That's 1kWh lower than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (92kWh).
Cheaper by £410
The HP ENVY 34 is £410.03 cheaper than the NEC MultiSync EA304.
9 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
8ms faster response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 8ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (6ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Vastly lower maximum power consumption Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a maximum power consumption of 83W, however the HP ENVY 34 is a 150W maximum power consumption PC monitor (67W higher).
A lot narrower Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is a 687mm wide PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 950.8mm wide PC monitor (263.8mm wider).
1% cheaper to run
The NEC MultiSync EA304 only costs £100.95 to run over five years but the HP ENVY 34 costs £102.27 to run (1% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is "B", however the rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C".
User reviews are vastly better
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has an average user review score of 100%, however the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a response time of 14ms, however the NEC MultiSync EA304 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (8ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Higher maximum power consumption Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 150W maximum power consumption PC monitor. That's 67W higher than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (83W).
Wider Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 950.8mm wide. That's 263.8mm wider than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (687mm).
Higher running costs over five years by £1.32
Over five years the running costs of the HP ENVY 34 are £102.27 which is £1.32 more than the NEC MultiSync EA304. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C", whereas the rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is "B".
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is 100% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
14% smaller screen size Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a screen size of 30", however the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (4" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a display diagonal of 76.2cm, however the HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor (10.16cm bigger).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has one HDMI port, however the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports.
Only two USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has an annual energy consumption of 92kWh, but the HP ENVY 34 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (1kWh lower).
£410 more expensive
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is more expensive than the HP ENVY 34 by £410.03.
Less retailers
Only 4 retailers sells the NEC MultiSync EA304, whereas 13 stores sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eight months older
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by eight months.

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.35
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.92
Total running cost £ 102.27
Purchase price £ 699.97
Total cost of ownership £ 802.24
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 1,110.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,210.95
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.51T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.5T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
34"
BEST
30"
Display Resolution
 2560 x 1600
 2560 x 1600
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 10000000:1
BEST
 10000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Backlight Type
 RGB-LED
 RGB-LED
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
SRGB Display Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.232 x 0.232 0.251 x 0.251
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Display Diagonal
86.36cm
BEST
76.2cm
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
14ms 6ms
BEST
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:10
 21:9
 16:10
BEST
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Version
 3.1
 2.0/3.0
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0
 3.0
 3.1
 2.0/3.0
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0
 3.0
DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3
BEST
2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Upstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 -5 - 30
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Rotating
Swivel Angle Range
-180 - 180 -170 - 170
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
On Screen Menu Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen menu display
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
0.43W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
62W
BEST
63W
Standby Power Consumption
0.48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh
BEST
92kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
150W 83W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 2000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 85
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
9.8kg
BEST
11kg
Height With Stand
477.1mm 473mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
197.2mm
BEST
230mm
Width With Stand
950.8mm 687mm
BEST
Weight
8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
374.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
93.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
950.8mm 687mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 48W

Technical Details

ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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