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Acer G257HU PC Monitor

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25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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Acer G257HU 25-Inch WQHD Review!
Acer G257HU Monitor Review!
Acer G257HU Unboxing. Budget, 1440p Computer/PC Monitor. 25in

16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this LCD screen is terrific based on 43 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers concluded that it was good value for money. J. Evans said in their review of this PC monitor “A good value for sure”. A few weeks ago Jon wrote in his review of the Acer G257HU on Amazon “Amazing monitor for the price!”. In December Jwebs5103 gave the product an excellent review score and wrote “Excellent monitor at a great price” in their Acer G257HU review.

One person said that it was a bargain for the price. This year Matt gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angle (the viewing angle is amazing, wasn't a big deal to me when I was choosing a monitor” in his review of the Acer G257HU.

One person reckoned that it was cheap. Matt he said on Amazon in December “Barely worth mentioning this point really) - Feels overall a little flimsy, this is a budget IPS 1440p panel though so worth bearing the price in mind”.

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Nice Design

A few people who purchased it thought it was good looking. This month Daari Terrell said on Amazon “Monitor is gorgeous”. In December this year J. Hostetler mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “My games look beautiful on it”. Nixen mentioned “I can say that WQHD is working PERFECTLY, beautiful pic” in their Acer G257HU review.

One Acer G257HU owner wrote in their reviews that it had a thick frame. One Acer G257HU owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was aesthetic. Maximilian Kinden mentioned in their review “Very aesthetically pleasing” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Several people who purchased the Acer G257HU considered that it had good picture quality. Jon gave it a very good review score and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor in December “The pixel density makes graphics that much more impressive”. In December this year Yellowhugh said “With this monitor because the picture quality is so good” in their Acer G257HU review.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Reece Harris mentioned in their review in December last year “The screen is bright and the colours really boom thanks to the IPS panel”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The picture quality is superb”. Epak mentioned in their review of the Acer G257HU “Running great so far with crisp and high picture quality”. This month J. Evans said on Amazon “Good quality monitor.” in their review.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed the Acer G257HU concluded that it was thin. Antoine wrote on Amazon “It was nice even fresh out the box it had a crispy brilliant display very thin all pixel seem to be working” in his review of this PC monitor. Matt wrote a few weeks ago “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel” in his review.

Easy to Use

One Acer G257HU reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good experience. This year Matt said “Those who play FPS games (or any fast-paced game) really should be looking at 144hz monitors for the best experience”.

Acer LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

Medium monitors produced by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC displays of this type and age.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung S24E650DW[plb_3018887_price], and the Fujitsu L27T-1 LED[plb_3032665_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer G257HU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the G257HU also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including the AOC G2770PF[plb_2982295_price] which is cheaper; or the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Fujitsu B24T-7[plb_2711453_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of PC displays that were launched more than a year ago is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer G257HU has one of the brightest display brightness amongst LCD screens of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer G257HU is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the G257HU ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer G257HU is more than most comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the G257HU. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Light

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the G257HU have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. The Acer G257HU is fairly light (only 3.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the G257HU.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer G257HU has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the G257HU. The fastest response time of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the G257HU is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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Shallow

The depths of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year range from 33mm to 650mm, and the average depth is 93mm. When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the G257HU that we have checked, the Acer G257HU's depth of only 41.7 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person reckoned that it was not strong and durable. J. Evans wrote in their review “Be aware that the stand is not very sturdy” however they gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera. The Acer G257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] or the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E221c[plb_2895033_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the G257HU, the Acer G257HU is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the G257HU do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer G257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the G257HU have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer G257HU which has one HDMI port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer G257HU

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this PC display was released.

Average Running Costs

The G257HU has an average 5 year running cost of £61 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC displays of a similar spec and age.

Average Width

The Acer G257HU has a pretty average width (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 570mm wide PC displays currently available that you might want to look at including the Acer H257HU[plb_2712612_price] which has better reviews.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Casual Gamer Brett
Casual Gamer Brett would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I decided to pick up this monitor after months of online shopping for a decent, value-oriented 1440p monitor from a reputable brand. I had read a lot of reviews about the Korean 1440p monitors,... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Thecomputernut
(Verified Purchase)

Zero dead pixels. Small bezel. Screen is very bright, so bright I had to turn the brightness down a bit from the default. You really can't beat this monitor for the price...

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Nate G
Nate G would recommend the Acer G257HU

This is such a fantastic monitor! I'm a gamer/PC nerd and I decided it was time to move up from 1080p. I was using a Samsung 21.5" 1080p LED display that had a TN panel, and I thought it was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2015 by Reed Taylor
Reed Taylor would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

College student here. I love this monitor because it is very affordable and allows me to be more productive by extending my laptop display. It is great for video editing and works very well for... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Sunshine
Sunshine would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I was wanting to move up to 1440p but didn't want to spend over $. This monitor besides meeting those requirments also has a gorgeous IPS Display and Higher DPI then 27" monitors. Everything about... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by KylefromMN
KylefromMN would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

Wider than I expected, this monitor really is beautiful and performs well so far. I use it for video editing and I haven't had any problems so far. If I had the money, I'd buy a second one...

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Gaidax

Bought this one and am using it for 3 days now. The good:No dead pixels, screen is absolutely gorgeous, colors are great and PPI density of 25 incher with 1440p resolution makes games look... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Aganju
Aganju would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

This is my first external screen to a laptop, and I went big right away. The 2560 pixel view was exactly what I expected, and the screen is very impressive with the bright, sharp picture. I use it... Read more…

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 by JWebs5103
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor, great price.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Maximilian Kinden
(Verified Purchase)

Summary: Brilliant screen, very happy with the product. I've been using the screen for a month or so, usage includes general browsing, work and various computer games. Good bits: - Great... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £57.69
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £60.43
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer g257, acer 100m1, acer g257h, acer g257hu, acer 350cdm2, acer g257hus, acer g257husm, acer 2560x1440, acer g257husmi, acer umkg7ee009, acer umkg7aa002, acer g257husmid, acer g257husmidp, acer g257husmidpx, acer g257husmidpx25
Barcodes 04058154037430, 04713147889907

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