Asus PB328 vs LG 31MU97 vs Philips BDM3275

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Asus PB328
LG 31MU97
Philips BDM3275

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
1" bigger screen size Edit
The Asus PB328 has a screen size of 32" (as does the Philips BDM3275), whereas the LG 31MU97 is only a 31" PC monitor (1" 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.

99% more display colour count Edit
Asus PB328 is 1,073.7M display colours. That's 1,056.93M more than the Philips BDM3275 (16.77M).
2x faster response time Edit
The Asus PB328 is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the LG 31MU97 (12ms) and 8ms faster than the Philips BDM3275 (12ms). 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.

PC audio in Edit
The Asus PB328 has a PC audio in, and so does the Philips BDM3275, whereas the LG 31MU97 does not have a PC audio in.
£293 cheaper
The Asus PB328 is £292.99 cheaper than the LG 31MU97.
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Two HDMI ports Edit
The LG 31MU97 has two HDMI ports, however the Philips BDM3275 only has one HDMI port.
A lot higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The LG 31MU97 has an RMS rated audio power of 10W, whereas the Asus PB328 and the Philips BDM3275 are both only 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitors (4W lower). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

9% lighter Edit
The LG 31MU97 is a 7.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 640g lighter than the Philips BDM3275 (7.9kg).
41% cheaper to run
The LG 31MU97 only costs £86.76 to run over five years but the Asus PB328 costs £147.09 to run (70% more) and the Philips BDM3275 costs £91.17 to run (5% more). Read more
Three more awards
The LG 31MU97 has 4 awards, whereas the Asus PB328 has 2 awards and the Philips BDM3275 has 1 award.
User reviews are a bit better
The LG 31MU97 has an average user review score of 77% based on 30 reviews, however the Asus PB328 has an average rating of 75% (based on 4 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Moderately bigger screen size Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has a screen size of 32" (as does the Asus PB328), however the LG 31MU97 is only a 31" PC monitor (1" 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.

4% bigger viewable height Edit
The Philips BDM3275 is a 398.52mm viewable height PC monitor. That's 12.49mm bigger than the LG 31MU97 (398.52mm).
A little bigger viewable width Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has a viewable width of 708.48mm, whereas the LG 31MU97 is only a 686.28mm viewable width PC monitor (22.2mm smaller).
2.56cm bigger display diagonal Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has a display diagonal of 81.3cm, however the Asus PB328 is only an 81.28cm display diagonal PC monitor (0.019999999999996cm smaller) and the LG 31MU97 is only a 78.74cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.56cm smaller).
15% brighter display brightness Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², however the Asus PB328 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer) and the LG 31MU97 is only a 320 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (30 cd/m² dimmer).
PC audio in Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has a PC audio in, and so does the Asus PB328, however the LG 31MU97 does not.
Longer mean time between failures Edit
The Philips BDM3275 is a 70,000h mean time between failures PC monitor. That's 20,000h longer than the LG 31MU97 (70,000h). Read more

THE Mean time before failure (mtbf) indicates the expected smooth lifetime of the product in terms of its actual use. This is arrived at through extensive testing of the product. After 30,000 hours it may work for another 30,000 but there are no guarantees.

Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Philips BDM3275 has an average expert review score of 92%, however the LG 31MU97 has an average rating of 87% (based on 9 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus PB328 has a display diagonal of 81.28cm, whereas the LG 31MU97 is a 78.74cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.54cm smaller) and the Philips BDM3275 is an 81.3cm display diagonal PC monitor (0.019999999999996cm bigger).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus PB328 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the LG 31MU97 is a 320 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (20 cd/m² brighter) and the Philips BDM3275 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Asus PB328 is a one HDMI port PC monitor, and so does the Philips BDM3275, whereas the LG 31MU97 only has two HDMI ports.
Hugely lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB328 has an RMS rated audio power of 6W (as does the Philips BDM3275), but the LG 31MU97 is a 10W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (4W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

More expensive to run over five years by 70%
The Asus PB328 costs £147.09 to run which is £60.33 more to run than the LG 31MU97 and £55.92 more to run than the Philips BDM3275 over five years. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Asus PB328 has received 2 awards, the LG 31MU97 has received 4 awards.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Asus PB328 is only 75%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 31MU97 is 77% (based on 30 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
1" smaller screen size Edit
The LG 31MU97 has a screen size of 31", however the Asus PB328 and the Philips BDM3275 are both 32" PC monitors (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.

Smaller viewable height Edit
The LG 31MU97 is a 386.03mm viewable height PC monitor. That's 12.49mm smaller than the Philips BDM3275 (398.52mm).
22.2mm smaller viewable width Edit
The LG 31MU97 has a viewable width of 686.28mm, whereas the Philips BDM3275 is a 708.48mm viewable width PC monitor (22.2mm bigger).
Moderately smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 31MU97 has a display diagonal of 78.74cm, however the Asus PB328 is an 81.28cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.54cm bigger) and the Philips BDM3275 is an 81.3cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.56cm bigger).
30 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The LG 31MU97 has a display brightness of 320 cd/m², however the Asus PB328 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (20 cd/m² dimmer) and the Philips BDM3275 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (30 cd/m² brighter).
Slower response time Edit
The LG 31MU97 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Asus PB328 (12ms) and 7ms faster than the Philips BDM3275 (12ms). 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 PC audio in Edit
The LG 31MU97 does not have a PC audio in, but the Asus PB328 and the Philips BDM3275 have a PC audio in.
40% shorter mean time between failures Edit
The LG 31MU97 is a 50,000h mean time between failures PC monitor. That's 20,000h shorter than the Philips BDM3275 (70,000h). Read more

THE Mean time before failure (mtbf) indicates the expected smooth lifetime of the product in terms of its actual use. This is arrived at through extensive testing of the product. After 30,000 hours it may work for another 30,000 but there are no guarantees.

£293 more expensive
The LG 31MU97 is more expensive than the Asus PB328 by £292.99.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the LG 31MU97, whereas 10 shops sell the Asus PB328. 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.
Six months older
The LG 31MU97 is older than the Asus PB328 by six months and older than the Philips BDM3275 by six months.
Lower expert review Score
The LG 31MU97's average expert rating is 87%, however the Philips BDM3275's is 92% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
Sixty-four times less display colour count Edit
The Philips BDM3275 is a 16.77M display colours PC monitor. That's 1,056.93M less than the Asus PB328 (16.77M).
Slower response time Edit
The Philips BDM3275 is a 12ms response time PC monitor. That's 8ms slower than the Asus PB328 (12ms) and 7ms slower than the LG 31MU97 (12ms). 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.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has one HDMI port, and so does the Asus PB328, however the LG 31MU97 only has two HDMI ports.
4W lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Philips BDM3275 has an RMS rated audio power of 6W (as does the Asus PB328), whereas the LG 31MU97 is a 10W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (4W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Heavier Edit
The Philips BDM3275 is a 7.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 640g heavier than the LG 31MU97 (7.9kg).
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5% higher running costs over five years
The Philips BDM3275 costs £91.17 to run which is £4.41 more to run than the LG 31MU97 over five years. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Philips BDM3275 has received 1 award, the Asus PB328 has received 2 awards and the LG 31MU97 has received 4 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor's Choice
tomshardware.com: Editor's Choice
4 Awards
hardware.info: Ulitmate
ixbt.com: Original Design
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
uk.hardware.info: Ulitmate
1 Award
mobimaniak.pl: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

21 months Ago 28 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 144.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 147.09
Purchase price £ 367.00
Total cost of ownership £ 514.09
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 84.93
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 86.76
Purchase price £ 659.99
Total cost of ownership £ 746.75
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17

Energy Efficiency Class

No data
No data

Environmental Impact

0.73T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 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
32"
BEST
31" 32"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
 SRGB display feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sync-on-green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Separate H/V sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
49 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
29 - 130 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 386.03mm 398.52mm
BEST
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 686.28mm 708.48mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
49 - 76 56 - 61 56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83 30 - 134 30 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.277 x 0.277 0.1675 x 0.1675 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
1,073.7M
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
81.28cm 78.74cm 81.3cm
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 320 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
4ms
BEST
5ms 12ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
 16:9
BEST
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

PC Audio in
 PC audio in
BEST
 PC audio in
 PC audio in
BEST
Headphone Output
1 1 1
Audio Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB 3.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data 4
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4 4 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 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
 AC power in port

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
6W 10W
BEST
6W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Recyclable Material Percentage
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 65%
Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metal Free Design
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Mean Time Between Failures
Unknown - Click to provide data 50,000h 70,000h
BEST

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 180mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -15 - 15 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -170 - 170
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
On Screen Display Language
 CHI (TR)
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 DEU
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 DEU
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
BEST
 CHI (TR)
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 DEU
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
BEST
On Screen Menu Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
 B
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
89.9W 53W
BEST
55W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 77kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
BEST
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3658
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 EPEAT Gold
BEST
 RoHS
 TCO
 EPEAT Gold
 RoHS
 TCO
 EPEAT Gold
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
16.5kg 12.3kg 1.5kg
BEST
Packaging Height
552mm 510mm
BEST
526mm
Packaging Depth
350mm 152mm
BEST
224mm
Packaging Width
847mm
BEST
972mm 970mm
Weight With Stand
11.8kg 9.3kg 1.1kg
BEST
Height With Stand
625mm 623.5mm
BEST
657mm
Depth With Stand
242mm 241.4mm
BEST
270mm
Width With Stand
735mm
BEST
736.7mm 742mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.3kg
BEST
7.9kg
Height
431mm 407.5mm 438mm
Depth
66.85mm 52.4mm 61mm
Width
734.4mm 736.7mm 742mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
BEST
 USB
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
BEST
 USB
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
Manual Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual included
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide on CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5W
Power Consumption When Active
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 55W
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 970 x 526 x 224
Regulatory Approvals
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data CE Mark, FCC Class B, BSMI, KCC, E-standby, ICES-003, KC, J-MOSS, cETLus, EPA, TUV/GS, TUV Ergo, TCO 6.0, PSB, CU-EAC, SEMKO, SASO, KUCAS, UKRAINIAN, PSE, CECP, WEEE
Recyclable Packaging Material
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 100

Technical Details

ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
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