Asus VE278 vs HP ENVY 34

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Asus VE278
HP ENVY 34

Top Prices

Server Case UK
Out of stock
Laptops Direct
Standard delivery: £9.95
John Lewis
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (62 available)
PC World
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)
Microsoft Store UK
Out of stock

Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 9ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (14ms). 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.

34% lighter Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 6kg weight PC monitor. That's 2kg lighter than the HP ENVY 34 (8kg).
£51.32 cheaper to run
The Asus VE278 only costs £50.95 to run over five years whereas the HP ENVY 34 costs £102.27 to run (101% more). Read more
User reviews are a lot better
The Asus VE278 has an average user review score of 91% based on 202 reviews, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor. That's 7" bigger than the Asus VE278 (34"). 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.

Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°, but the Asus VE278 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Asus VE278 (178°).
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 17.76cm bigger than the Asus VE278 (86.36cm).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Asus VE278 (350 cd/m²).
0.07W lower power consumption when off Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 0.43W power consumption when off PC monitor. That's 0.07W lower than the Asus VE278 (0.43W).
11 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
7" smaller screen size Edit
The Asus VE278 has a screen size of 27", but the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (7" 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.

Narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 34 (178°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus VE278 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, but the HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus VE278 has a display diagonal of 68.6cm, but the HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor (17.76cm bigger).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus VE278 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
0.07W higher power consumption when off Edit
The Asus VE278 has a power consumption when off of 0.5W, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 0.43W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.07W lower).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Asus VE278, however 12 shops sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The Asus VE278 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by three months.
4 Reasons Against
Significantly slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a response time of 14ms, whereas the Asus VE278 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (9ms 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.

Heavier Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a weight of 8kg, but the Asus VE278 is a 6kg weight PC monitor (2kg lighter).
Higher running costs over five years by £51.32
The HP ENVY 34 costs £102.27 to run which is £51.32 more to run than the Asus VE278 over five years. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The HP ENVY 34 has an average user score of 80%, but the Asus VE278 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 202 reviews).

Awards

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PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 47.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 50.95
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
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.25T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Screen Size
27" 34"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 50000000:1
BEST
 50000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.232 x 0.232
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
68.6cm 86.36cm
BEST
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms
BEST
14ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -180 - 180
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W 0.43W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
29.9W
BEST
62W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.48W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 91kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
9.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
560mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
176mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
732mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height With Stand
445.6mm
BEST
477.1mm
Depth With Stand
220mm 197.2mm
BEST
Width With Stand
643mm
BEST
950.8mm
Weight
6kg
BEST
8kg
Height
385.6mm 374.1mm
Depth
59.5mm 93.9mm
Width
643mm 950.8mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
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