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8 Reasons For
Just Released Six Months Ago
The XR342CK was only relased by Acer six months ago. Newer LCD screens like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Medium monitors manufactured by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on new similar spec LCD screens.
Alternative PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper PC screens such as the BX340CK (£599.38), or the B346CK (£741.32) both from Acer.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The XR342CK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XR342CK also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper LCD screens such as the HP Z34c (£655.00), the Acer B346CK (£741.32), or the LG 34UC88-B (£710.26).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the XR342CK is more than most comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|HDMI|USB are also found on this LCD screen.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Medium monitors that were launched in the last year have screen sizes of between 52cm and 690cm. At 86.4 centimeters, the XR342CK has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other new comparable spec PC displays.
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3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the XR342CK is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the XR342CK the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of recently released medium monitors is 280 cd/m². The Acer XR342CK has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XR342CK.
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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The XR342CK is a one USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor.
Pricey Compared to Other New Similar Spec PC Displays
We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other new similar spec PC displays. We checked 347 new similar spec PC displays and they range in price from £42 to £3,140.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer XR342CK does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this LCD screen and we think the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The XR342CK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
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Not 3D Compatible
The XR342CK is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the XR342CK are also not 3D compatible.
Very High Running Costs
This Acer PC screen is rated B for energy efficiency. The XR342CK is in the most expensive 15% of all 371 recently released medium monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XR342CK is £88.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched in the last year.
At 6.6 kilograms, the Acer XR342CK is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XR342CK. The average weight of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XR342CK is 4.8kg, and the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The Acer XR342CK has a quite high annual energy consumption (78 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the XR342CK. Across all the latest medium monitors the annual energy consumptions range from 3kWh to 98kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh.
1 Other reason to consider the Acer XR342CK
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many new flatpanel monitors.
Other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 34UC88-B (£710.26) which is cheaper; or the 34UC98 (£499.99), or the 34UM88C (£588.19) both from LG which has a better Rating.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
3440 x 1440
4K Ultra HD, HD
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 35
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AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
XR342CK Widescreen LCD Monitor,1 x Displayport Cable,1 x HDMI Cable,Power Cord,1 x USB 3.0 Cable
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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