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16 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The editor of PC Mag wrote that this medium monitor was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Expert Reviews Are Excellent
Expert review website PC Mag scored this PC screen 90 out of 100. That puts this medium monitor in the top 14% of all the LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price], or the Samsung U32E850R[plb_2868818_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
The ENVY 34 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.
Other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price], or the Asus PG279Q[plb_3066519_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Predator X34[plb_2934830_price] which is cheaper.
HP is one of the superior PC monitor manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the ENVY 34 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34 is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 34 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°. The ENVY 34 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Two HDMI Ports
Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the ENVY 34 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the HP ENVY 34 which has two HDMI ports.
Very Big Viewable Width
At 749.9 millimeters, the ENVY 34 has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 34. Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the ENVY 34 the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 86.36 centimeters, the ENVY 34 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display diagonal of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 34 is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 34 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The ENVY 34 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
At 99 percent, the ENVY 34 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34. The color gamuts of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34 range from 68% to 120%.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The ENVY 34 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers (12 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34 the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The ENVY 34 has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC displays of this type and age the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.
1440p Video Mode
The ENVY 34 has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most common video mode of 1080p. Across all medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 34 the best resolution is 2160p and the worst is 480p.
Has Five Cables Included
The ENVY 34 has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.
12 Reasons Against
One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Stuart D. Newton said in December this year “Two faulty HDMI ports” in his review.
Flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year, the ENVY 34 does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 34, the HP ENVY 34 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC monitors that were released around the same time as the ENVY 34 do not have an integrated card reader. The ENVY 34 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.
Running Costs Are High
This medium monitor is rated C for energy efficiency. The ENVY 34 has an average 5 year running cost of £103 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 505 PC monitors of a similar age and spec.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to it.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The ENVY 34 has a quite high annual energy consumption (91 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34. The lowest annual energy consumption of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 34 is 22kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.
With a weight of 8 kilograms, the ENVY 34 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 34. The average weight of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34 is 5kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.
Very High Maximum Power Consumption
When compared to other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 34 that we have assessed the maximum power consumption of, the ENVY 34's maximum power consumption of 150 Watts is one of the highest. The maximum power consumptions of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34 range from 0.45W to 170W.
Quite Slow Response Time
At 14 milliseconds, the ENVY 34 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 34. The fastest response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34 is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.
When compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 34 that we have checked the width of, the ENVY 34's width of 950.8 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest flatpanel monitor of this type and age is 340mm wide and the widest is 960mm.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] (637.3mm) which also has a higher rating.
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