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Planar Systems PXL2780MW

Planar Systems PXL2780MW PC Monitor

27" LCD 645.2mm Dec 2015
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
The Planar PXL2780MW is a beautiful, bright, 27" IPS LED LCD monitor with Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 WQHD). With 77% more resolution than a Full HD monitor, it provides ample room for... More
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4 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PXL2780MW has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other new medium monitors.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Asus VN279H[plb_3775041_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the PXL2780MW has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the PXL2780MW. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the PXL2780MW have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this LCD screen. In addition, this flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 2048 x 1152. The best resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PXL2780MW is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Four Cables Included

The PXL2780MW has a greater number of cables included than most new medium monitors. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on recently released medium monitors. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this Planar Systems PC display.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PXL2780MW are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price], or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The PXL2780MW does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the PXL2780MW also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that came out in the last year do not have an integrated card reader. The PXL2780MW is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the 2407WFP[pl_3247392_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

The PXL2780MW is one of the more expensive to run new medium monitors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PXL2780MW will cost £124 over 5 years to run.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 6.5 milliseconds, the Planar Systems PXL2780MW has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PXL2780MW. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PXL2780MW the response times range from 1ms to 20ms.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the PXL2780MW is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXL2780MW. Across all the new PC displays the weights range from 2.6g to 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Planar Systems PXL2780MW

Released Twelve Months Ago

Planar Systems released the PXL2780MW twelve months ago.

LCD Display Type

The PXL2780MW has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.

PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Acer S230HL[plb_2701269_price] (LED,LCD), the Viewsonic VX2476-SMHD[plb_3737629_price] (LED), or the LG 27MP58VQ-P[plb_3755214_price] (LED).

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Specification

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DVI-D Port
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Multimedia
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Loudspeaker
Design
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Tilt Adjustment
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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £123.22
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Planar Systems PXL2780MWuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.61T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers planar systems pxl2780, planar systems pxl2780m, planar systems pxl2780mw
Barcodes 00000997791200, 00810689002253, 04923123152479

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