HP ENVY 34 vs Samsung U32D970Q

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HP ENVY 34
Samsung U32D970Q

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Laptops Direct
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Debenhams Plus
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John Lewis
FREE Standard delivery
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Microsoft Store UK
Out of stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
ARMCO
Out of stock
Novatech
Out of stock

Reasons For

11 Reasons For
2.5" bigger screen size Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a screen size of 34", however the Samsung U32D970Q is only a 31.5" PC monitor (2.5" 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.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung U32D970Q only has one HDMI port.
Three USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a three USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q only has one USB Type-A downstream port.
A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has an annual energy consumption of 91kWh, but the Samsung U32D970Q is a 131kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (40kWh higher).
29% lighter Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 8kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.3kg lighter than the Samsung U32D970Q (10.3kg).
53.2mm shorter Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 374.1mm tall PC monitor, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q is a 427.3mm tall PC monitor (53.2mm taller).
£549 cheaper
The HP ENVY 34 costs £549.03 less than the Samsung U32D970Q.
Available from 7 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
52% cheaper to run
The HP ENVY 34 only costs £102.27 to run over five years but the Samsung U32D970Q costs £211.35 to run (107% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C", however the rating of the Samsung U32D970Q is "D".
Expert reviews are a little better
The HP ENVY 34 has an average expert review score of 90%, however the Samsung U32D970Q has an average rating of 86% (based on 27 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is an 8ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (8ms). 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.

One more DisplayPort Edit
The number of DisplayPorts on the Samsung U32D970Q is two, but the HP ENVY 34 only has one DisplayPort.
10W lower maximum power consumption Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a maximum power consumption of 140W, but the HP ENVY 34 is a 150W maximum power consumption PC monitor (10W higher).
Shallower Edit
Samsung U32D970Q is 62.1mm deep. That's 31.8mm shallower than the HP ENVY 34 (62.1mm).
223mm narrower Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a width of 727.8mm, however the HP ENVY 34 is a 950.8mm wide PC monitor (223mm wider).
Four more awards
The Samsung U32D970Q has 5 awards, however the HP ENVY 34 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 5 reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average user review score of 88%, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
43% slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms slower than the Samsung U32D970Q (8ms). 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.

One less DisplayPort Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has one DisplayPort, however the Samsung U32D970Q only has two DisplayPorts.
Marginally higher maximum power consumption Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a maximum power consumption of 150W, however the Samsung U32D970Q is a 140W maximum power consumption PC monitor (10W lower).
34% deeper Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a depth of 93.9mm. That's 31.8mm deeper than the Samsung U32D970Q (62.1mm).
223mm wider Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 950.8mm wide PC monitor, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q is a 727.8mm wide PC monitor (223mm narrower).
Fewer awards
Whilst the HP ENVY 34 has received 1 award, the Samsung U32D970Q has received 5 awards.
Lower user review Score
The HP ENVY 34's average user rating is 80%, however the Samsung U32D970Q's is 88% (based on 5 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a screen size of 31.5", but the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (2.5" 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.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung U32D970Q is one, but the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports.
Only one USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has one USB Type-A downstream port, however the HP ENVY 34 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
40kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has an annual energy consumption of 131kWh, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (40kWh lower).
Heavier Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is a 10.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.3kg heavier than the HP ENVY 34 (10.3kg).
13% taller Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a height of 427.3mm, however the HP ENVY 34 is a 374.1mm tall PC monitor (53.2mm shorter).
£549 more expensive
The Samsung U32D970Q is more expensive than the HP ENVY 34 by £549.03.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 shops sells the Samsung U32D970Q, however 13 shops sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Five months older
The Samsung U32D970Q is older than the HP ENVY 34 by five months.
107% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung U32D970Q costs £211.35 to run which is £109.08 more to run than the HP ENVY 34 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung U32D970Q has an energy efficiency rating of "D", but the HP ENVY 34 has a rating of "C".
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Samsung U32D970Q has an average expert rating of 86%, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 3 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
5 Awards
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Excellent Package
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 29 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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 208.31
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 211.35
Purchase price £ 1,249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,460.35
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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.
1.0T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
34"
BEST
31.5"
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 10000000:1
BEST
 10000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
 3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Pixel Pitch
0.232 x 0.232 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Display Diagonal
86.36cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
14ms 8ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3
BEST
1
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

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

Design

Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Performance

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

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

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
-180 - 180 -30 - 30
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
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
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption When Off
0.43W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
62W
BEST
130W
Standby Power Consumption
0.48W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh
BEST
131kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
150W 140W
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
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 556mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 347mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 795mm
Weight With Stand
9.8kg
BEST
13.7kg
Height With Stand
477.1mm
BEST
490.6mm
Depth With Stand
197.2mm
BEST
280mm
Width With Stand
950.8mm 727.8mm
BEST
Weight
8kg
BEST
10.3kg
Height
374.1mm
BEST
427.3mm
Depth
93.9mm 62.1mm
BEST
Width
950.8mm 727.8mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide on CD-ROM
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