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Acer H257HU PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice
25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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Acer H7-Series 25 WQHD IPS Monitor Unboxing (H257HU SMIDPX)
Review: Acer H257HU 25 WQHD IPS Monitor (H7-Series)

15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at PC Mag wrote that this LCD screen was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 6 user reviews this medium monitor has an overall user rating of 83 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Acer H257HU reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Channelpronetwork.com said in their review “Stylish design”.

Reasonably Priced

One person concluded that this PC monitor was good value for money. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Acer H257HU on expert website PC Mag “The Acer H257HU is a reasonably priced 25-inch Wide-Quad-High-Definition (WQHD) monitor that delivers accurate color”.

Robust

One Acer H257HU owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Channelpronetwork.com wrote “Solid performance” .

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price], and the Samsung LS27D590CS[plb_3828352_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer H257HU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the H257HU also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the LG 29UB67[plb_2884641_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Eizo Foris bl 23,8, 1920 x 1080, IPS[plb_3698806_price], or the HP EliteDisplay S270[plb_2562696_price].

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer H257HU has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were released around the same time as the H257HU. The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the H257HU is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Acer H257HU has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Acer H257HU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the H257HU range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W. The Acer H257HU has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.4 Watts) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Light

The Acer H257HU is one of the lighter similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year (only 3.3 kilograms) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest LCD screen of a similar age and type to the H257HU is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer H257HU has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year. The response times of flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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5 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £20.00

In the last couple of weeks the H257HU has increased in price by £20.00.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the H257HU do not have a built-in camera. The Acer H257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer H257HU is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the H257HU, the Acer H257HU does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer H257HU

Average Width

The Acer H257HU has a fairly typical width (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the H257HU.

PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price] (537.6mm and cheaper).

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Specification

User Ratings
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Audio Output Port
DisplayPort
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DVI Port
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Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
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Performance
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Thin Client Installed
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Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
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Adjustable Height
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Swivelling Base
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Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)

It's amazing how your eyes get used to an old, gradually dimming monitor. You only realize how weak your old monitor has become when trying out a new one. When we fired up the new Acer H257HU we... Read more…

Stylish design
High-resolution panel
Wide viewing angles
Solid performance
Good audio output
No USB ports
Tilt-only stand
28 April 2015

The Acer H257HU is a reasonably priced 25-inch Wide-Quad-High-Definition (WQHD) monitor that delivers accurate color and gray-scale performance, stylish lines, and better-than-average audio output...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Whitney Minthorn
Whitney Minthorn would recommend the Acer H257HU

I'm a full time freelance High-End Retoucher and had been researching for weeks for the perfect monitor. I wasn't able to find many reviews on this specific product, but I like the specs I see... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by KELI D.
(Verified Purchase)

One of the lowest priced 2560x1440 monitors but simultaneously one of the nicest looking ones as well. 25" is almost the perfect size at this resolution being slightly sharper than a 27" and no... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Ronald W.
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased a pair of these monitors to replace my very old pair of Dell 2001FP (1600x1200@60Hz) that I had owned for ~13 years. These are ~19 inches and I wanted something of a similar size... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Michael S.
(Verified Purchase)

This is my second Acer monitor with the 1st being a H213H and thing "hauled the mail" it was awesome. However, I started my Masters and need a larger monitor for course work and this was an... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Jordan - Video Editor

Moving from some 1080p monitors for video editing, I'm very surprised and happy with this choice. You can spend all your time reading through reviews, or you can just buy these and get on with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code h257, acer h257, acer h257h, code h257h, umkh7ee001, acer 100m1, code h257hu, acer h257hu, acer p242233, acer aceh257, acer 350cdm2, acer h257hus, acer h257husm, acer p242233p, acer aceh257h, acer 2560x1440, code 2560x1440, acer aceh257hu, acer h257husmi, code umkh7ee001, acer umkh7ee001, acer h257husmid, acer h257husmidp, acer h257husmidpx, acer h257husmidpx25
Barcodes 00887899856020, 04053162787780, 04713147800414, 04713147800438

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