Asus VE278 vs HP ENVY 34

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Asus VE278
HP ENVY 34

Top Prices

Server Case UK
Checked 8 hours ago
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Checked 18 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
John Lewis
Checked 3 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock, only 8 left!
Laptops Direct
Checked 2 hours ago
Standard delivery: £9.95
Currys
Checked 4 hours ago
Out of stock
PC World
Checked 2 hours ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 9ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (14ms). 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.

34% lighter Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 6kg weight PC monitor. That's 2kg lighter than the HP ENVY 34 (8kg).
£82.20 cheaper to run
The Asus VE278 only costs £79.22 to run over five years whereas the HP ENVY 34 costs £161.42 to run (104% more). Read more
User reviews are a little better
The Asus VE278 has an average user review score of 91% based on 205 reviews, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 87% (based on 6 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor. That's 7" bigger than the Asus VE278 (34"). 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.

Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 178° vertical viewing angle, but the Asus VE278 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 178° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° wider than the Asus VE278 (178°).
Bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 86.36cm display diagonal. That's 17.76cm bigger than the Asus VE278 (86.36cm).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Asus VE278 (350 cd/m²).
0.07W lower power consumption (off) Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 0.43W power consumption when off PC monitor. That's 0.07W lower than the Asus VE278 (0.43W).
14 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
7" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus VE278 has a display diagonal of 27", but the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (7" 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.

Narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
Asus VE278 is only 160° vertical viewing angle. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 34 (178°).
8° narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Asus VE278 is only 170° horizontal viewing angle, but the HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
A lot smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
Asus VE278 is only 68.6cm display diagonal, but the HP ENVY 34 is an 86.36cm display diagonal PC monitor (17.76cm bigger).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus VE278 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
0.07W higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Asus VE278 is a 0.5W power consumption when off PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 0.43W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.07W lower).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Asus VE278, however 15 sellers sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The Asus VE278 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by three months.
4 Reasons Against
Significantly slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a response time of 14ms, whereas the Asus VE278 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (9ms 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.

Heavier Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a weight of 8kg, but the Asus VE278 is a 6kg weight PC monitor (2kg lighter).
Higher running costs over five years by £82.20
The HP ENVY 34 costs £161.42 to run which is £82.20 more to run than the Asus VE278 over five years. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The HP ENVY 34 has an average user score of 87%, but the Asus VE278 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 205 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.66
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 79.22
Electricity cost - switched on £ 158.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.46
Total running cost £ 161.42
Purchase price £ 629.99
Total cost of ownership £ 791.41
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 34"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 50000000:1
BEST
 50000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.232 x 0.232
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
68.6cm 86.36cm
BEST
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms
BEST
14ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -180 - 180
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W 0.43W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
29.9W
BEST
62W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.48W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 91kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
9.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height
560mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
176mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
732mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height (with Stand)
445.6mm
BEST
477.1mm
Depth (with Stand)
220mm 197.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
643mm
BEST
950.8mm
Weight
6kg
BEST
8kg
Height
385.6mm 374.1mm
Depth
59.5mm 93.9mm
Width
643mm 950.8mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
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