Asus VS278 vs HP ENVY 34

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Asus VS278
HP ENVY 34

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
13x faster response time Edit
The Asus VS278 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms 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.

Lighter Edit
The Asus VS278 is a 5.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.9kg lighter than the HP ENVY 34 (8kg).
Shallower Edit
The Asus VS278 has a depth of 50mm. That's 43.9mm shallower than the HP ENVY 34 (93.9mm).
302.8mm narrower Edit
The Asus VS278 is a 648mm wide PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 950.8mm wide PC monitor (302.8mm wider).
£504 cheaper
The Asus VS278 costs £504.22 less than the HP ENVY 34.
Available from 20 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
29% cheaper to run
The Asus VS278 is £30.16 cheaper to run than the HP ENVY 34 over five years. Read more
User reviews are better
Based on 351 reviews, the Asus VS278 has an average user review score of 87%, however the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
9 Reasons For
7" bigger screen size Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a screen size of 34", whereas the Asus VS278 is only a 27" PC monitor (7" smaller). 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.

18° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Asus VS278 (178°).
8° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, whereas the Asus VS278 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
17.76cm bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display diagonal of 86.36cm, whereas the Asus VS278 is only a 68.6cm display diagonal PC monitor (17.76cm smaller).
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², whereas the Asus VS278 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Asus VS278 only has one HDMI port.
Swivelling base Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a swivelling base, however the Asus VS278 does not.
96.01mm shorter Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 374.1mm tall, but the Asus VS278 is a 470.11mm tall PC monitor (96.01mm taller).
Expert reviews are significantly better
The HP ENVY 34 has an average expert review score of 90% based on 3 reviews, whereas the Asus VS278 has an average rating of 60% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Asus VS278 has a screen size of 27", however 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.

12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus VS278 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 34 (178°).
Marginally narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus VS278 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, however the HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
17.76cm smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus VS278 has a display diagonal of 68.6cm, however the HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor (17.76cm bigger).
17% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus VS278 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Asus VS278 has one HDMI port, however the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports.
Does not have a swivelling base Edit
The Asus VS278 does not have a swivelling base, whereas the HP ENVY 34 has a swivelling base.
96.01mm taller Edit
The Asus VS278 is a 470.11mm tall PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 374.1mm tall PC monitor (96.01mm shorter).
Over two years older
The Asus VS278 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by two years.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Asus VS278's average expert rating is only 60%, however the HP ENVY 34's is 90% (based on 3 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
93% slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms slower than the Asus VS278 (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.

37% heavier Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 8kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.9kg heavier than the Asus VS278 (8kg).
47% deeper Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 93.9mm deep PC monitor. That's 43.9mm deeper than the Asus VS278 (93.9mm).
A lot wider Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 950.8mm wide, but the Asus VS278 is a 648mm wide PC monitor (302.8mm narrower).
£504 more expensive
The HP ENVY 34 is more expensive than the Asus VS278 by £504.22.
Fewer sellers
Only 13 stores sells the HP ENVY 34, but 33 retailers sell the Asus VS278. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More expensive to run over five years by 42%
The HP ENVY 34 costs £102.27 to run which is £30.16 more to run than the Asus VS278 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus VS278 is 87% (based on 351 reviews).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 72.11
Purchase price £ 195.75
Total cost of ownership £ 267.86
Details
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

0.36T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
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
 80000000:1
BEST
 80000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 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 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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
1ms
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

PC Audio in
 PC audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) 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)
AC Power in Port
 AC power in port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Audio Power
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

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

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
BEST
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -180 - 180
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
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
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.43W
Typical Power Consumption
45W
BEST
62W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.48W
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

Compliance Industry Standard
 Rohs
BEST
 Rohs
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
7.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
541mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
175mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
725mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 477.1mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 197.2mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 950.8mm
Weight
5.1kg
BEST
8kg
Height
470.11mm 374.1mm
BEST
Depth
50mm
BEST
93.9mm
Width
648mm
BEST
950.8mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Maximum Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
Connection to a PC
 Connection to a PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Saving Functions
 Screen saving functions
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Included
1pc(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Placement
 Horizontal
 Horizontal
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