HP ENVY 34 vs NEC MultiSync EA304

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HP ENVY 34
NEC MultiSync EA304

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
4" bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor. That's 4" bigger than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (30"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

10.16cm bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 10.16cm bigger than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (76.2cm).
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA304 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
One more USB Type-A downstream ports quantity Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys on the HP ENVY 34 is three, but the NEC MultiSync EA304 only has two USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor. That's 1kWh lower than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (92kWh).
Cheaper by £74
The HP ENVY 34 is £74.03 cheaper than the NEC MultiSync EA304.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £54.97
Over five years the HP ENVY 34 is £54.97 cheaper to run than the NEC MultiSync EA304. Read more
4 Reasons For
8ms faster response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 8ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (6ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Vastly lower power consumption (max) Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a power consumption (max) of 83W, however the HP ENVY 34 is a 150W maximum power consumption PC monitor (67W higher).
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is "B", however the rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C".
User reviews are a lot better
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has an average user review score of 100%, however the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 89% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Vastly slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a response time of 14ms, however the NEC MultiSync EA304 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (8ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Higher power consumption (max) Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 150W maximum power consumption PC monitor. That's 67W higher than the NEC MultiSync EA304 (83W).
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C", whereas the rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is "B".
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is 100% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons Against
14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a display diagonal of 30", however the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (4" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

14% smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a display diagonal (metric) of 76.2cm, however the HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor (10.16cm bigger).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has one HDMI ports quantity, however the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Only two USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA304 has an annual energy consumption of 92kWh, but the HP ENVY 34 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (1kWh lower).
£74 more expensive
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is more expensive than the HP ENVY 34 by £74.03.
Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the NEC MultiSync EA304, whereas 8 sellers sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven months older
The NEC MultiSync EA304 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by seven months.
More expensive to run over five years by 34%
The running costs over five years of the NEC MultiSync EA304 are £216.39 which is £54.97 more than the HP ENVY 34. Show assumptions.

Awards

3 Awards
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
tomshardware.com: Editor Approved
tomshw.it: Editor Approved
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 32 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 158.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.46
Total running cost £ 161.42
Purchase price £ 744.97
Total cost of ownership £ 906.39
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 212.80
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.59
Total running cost £ 216.39
Purchase price £ 819.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,035.39
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.8T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.1T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
28
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
34"
BEST
30"
Display Resolution
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600
BEST
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 10000000:1
BEST
 10000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 3440 x 1440
 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Backlight Type
 RGB-LED
 RGB-LED
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.232 x 0.232 0.251 x 0.251
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
86.36cm
BEST
76.2cm
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
14ms 6ms
BEST
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:10
 21:9
 16:10
BEST
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Version
 3.1
 2.0/3.0
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0
 3.0
 3.1
 2.0/3.0
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 2.0
 3.0
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Number of Upstream Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 -5 - 30
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Rotating
Swivel Angle Range
-180 - 180 -170 - 170
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (off)
0.43W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
62W
BEST
63W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh
BEST
92kWh
Power Consumption (max)
150W 83W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 2000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 85
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
9.8kg
BEST
11kg
Height (with Stand)
477.1mm 473mm
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
197.2mm
BEST
230mm
Width (with Stand)
950.8mm 687mm
BEST
Weight
8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
374.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
93.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
950.8mm 687mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 48W

Technical Details

ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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