Acer H257HU vs HP DreamColor Z24

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Acer H257HU
HP DreamColor Z24

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The Acer H257HU is a 25" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the HP DreamColor Z24 (24"). 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.

4% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer H257HU is a 63.5cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 2.5cm bigger than the HP DreamColor Z24 (61cm).
2ms faster response time Edit
The Acer H257HU has a response time of 4ms, however the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). 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.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Acer H257HU has a built-in speaker, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 does not. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Lighter Edit
The Acer H257HU has a weight of 3.3kg, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 7kg weight PC monitor (3.7kg heavier).
Cheaper by £1,585
The Acer H257HU is £1,585.43 cheaper than the HP DreamColor Z24.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
One more DisplayPort Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a two DisplayPort PC monitor, whereas the Acer H257HU only has one DisplayPort.
Adjustable height Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has an adjustable height, however the Acer H257HU does not.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Only one DisplayPort Edit
The Acer H257HU is a one DisplayPort PC monitor, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 only has two DisplayPorts.
Does not have an adjustable height Edit
The Acer H257HU does not have an adjustable height, but the HP DreamColor Z24 has an adjustable height.
8 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller screen size Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a screen size of 24", whereas the Acer H257HU is a 25" PC monitor (1" 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.

2.5cm smaller display diagonal Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a display diagonal of 61cm, whereas the Acer H257HU is a 63.5cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.5cm bigger).
Slower response time Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 2ms slower than the Acer H257HU (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.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in speaker, however the Acer H257HU does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Heavier Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 7kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.7kg heavier than the Acer H257HU (7kg).
£1,585 more expensive
The HP DreamColor Z24 is more expensive than the Acer H257HU by £1,585.43.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the HP DreamColor Z24, but 14 stores sell the Acer H257HU. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Ten months older
The HP DreamColor Z24 is older than the Acer H257HU by ten months.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

23 months Ago 33 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 95.98
Purchase price £ 1,835.42
Total cost of ownership £ 1,931.40
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.48T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
25"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 325.6mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 520mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.27 x 0.27
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
63.5cm
BEST
61cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
4ms
BEST
6ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 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

Audio Output Port
 Audio output port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

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

Design

Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 120mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
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
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 58W
Standby Power Consumption
0.45W
BEST
0.5W

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
3.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
425mm
BEST
525mm
Depth With Stand
217mm
BEST
238mm
Width With Stand
570mm 559.4mm
BEST
Weight
3.3kg
BEST
7kg
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 365mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.5mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 559.4mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
BEST
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
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