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10 Reasons For
Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other brands.
Price Drop of £88.45
The XR342CK has dropped in price by £88.45 yesterday.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the 34UC79G[pl_3813446_price], and the 34UC79G-B[pl_3922898_price] both from LG or the Acer BX340CK[plb_3152451_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer XR342CK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the Samsung C34F791WQU[plb_3922865_price] or you might consider a higher rated flatpanel monitor such as the DELL U3417W[plb_3817031_price], and the Acer XB321HK[plb_3229377_price] are also worth considering.
The XR342CK has more DisplayPorts than most of the latest similar spec PC monitors. This flatpanel monitor is a two DisplayPort PC display compared to most of the medium monitors that are a similar age to the XR342CK which only have one DisplayPort.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 86 centimeters, the Acer XR342CK has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal of recently released medium monitors is 49cm and the biggest is 690cm.
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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 a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XR342CK the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The Acer XR342CK has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XR342CK. The average display brightness of new PC screens is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m².
Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer XR342CK is more than most latest medium monitors. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XR342CK. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this Acer PC display.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the XR342CK has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XR342CK. The average response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XR342CK is 5.2ms.
7 Reasons Against
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The Acer XR342CK is a one USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
We think this PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. The cheapeast latest medium monitor that we found costs £40 and the most expensive costs £1,164.
Not 3D Compatible
The XR342CK is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XR342CK are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer XR342CK does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Lenovo X24 Pro[plb_3837369_price], or the Philips 272P7VPTKEB[plb_3785382_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most recently released medium monitors do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer XR342CK is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
The XR342CK is quite heavy (6.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XR342CK. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XR342CK the weights range from 2.6g to 21kg.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year is 23kWh and the highest is 140kWh. The XR342CK has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (78 kilowatt hours) amongst medium monitors of this age.
1 Other reason to consider the Acer XR342CK
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when this LCD screen was released.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
3440 x 1440
4K Ultra HD, HD
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
SRGB Coverage (typical)
Ports & Interfaces
2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 2.0/3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 35
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
XR342CK Widescreen LCD Monitor,1 x Displayport Cable,1 x HDMI Cable,Power Cord,1 x USB 3.0 Cable