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HP ENVY 34 vs Samsung U32D970Q

HP ENVY 34 vs Samsung U32D970Q

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HP ENVY 34
Samsung U32D970Q

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2" bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display diagonal of 34", however the Samsung U32D970Q is only a 32" PC monitor (2" smaller). 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.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung U32D970Q only has one HDMI port.
31% cheaper to run
The HP ENVY 34 only costs £161.42 to run over five years but the Samsung U32D970Q costs £233.30 to run (45% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the HP ENVY 34 is "C", however the rating of the Samsung U32D970Q is "D".
4 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is an 8ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (8ms). 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.

Three more awards
The Samsung U32D970Q has 5 awards, however the HP ENVY 34 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 27 reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average expert review score of 86%, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 81% (based on 16 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 5 reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average user review score of 88%, but the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 69% (based on 32 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
43% slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms slower than the Samsung U32D970Q (8ms). 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.

One month older
The HP ENVY 34 is older than the Samsung U32D970Q by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the HP ENVY 34 has received 2 awards, the Samsung U32D970Q has received 5 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The HP ENVY 34's average expert rating is 81%, however the Samsung U32D970Q's is 86% (based on 27 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The HP ENVY 34's average user rating is only 69%, however the Samsung U32D970Q's is 88% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a display diagonal of 32", but the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (2" 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.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung U32D970Q is one, but the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports.
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45% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung U32D970Q costs £233.30 to run which is £71.88 more to run than the HP ENVY 34 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung U32D970Q has an energy efficiency rating of "D", but the HP ENVY 34 has a rating of "C".

Awards

2 Awards
computershopper.com: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
5 Awards
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Excellent Package
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 27 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 £ 669.99
Total cost of ownership £ 831.41
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 230.74
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 233.30

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.
1.2T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
34"
BEST
32"
Display Resolution
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 10000000:1
BEST
 10000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
 3440 x 1440
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Supported Video Modes
 1440p
BEST
 1440p
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 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
Viewable Size, Vertical
333.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size, Horizontal
749.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Pixel Pitch
0.232 x 0.232 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
86.36cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 VA
 VA
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
14ms 8ms
BEST
Color Gamut
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Flat
 Curved
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
Pixel Density
110ppi Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3
BEST
1
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
Built-In USB Hub
 Built-in USB hub
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
DTS Audio Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
12W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Performance

Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture support
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
-180 - 180 -30 - 30
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
 Power LED
 Power LED
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Input Current
10A Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption (off)
0.43W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
62W
BEST
90W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.48W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh
BEST
131kWh
Power Consumption (max)
150W 140W
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
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3050 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 4570 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 70 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 347.9mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 556.2mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 294.6mm
Weight With Stand
9.8kg
BEST
13.7kg
Height (with Stand)
477.1mm
BEST
490.2mm
Depth (with Stand)
197.2mm
BEST
279.4mm
Width (with Stand)
950.8mm 703.5mm
BEST
Weight
8kg
BEST
10.3kg
Height
374.1mm 426.7mm
Depth
93.9mm 60.9mm
Width
950.8mm 703.5mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 MHL
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 MHL
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User Guide on CD-ROM

Technical Details

Active Display Area (W X H)
749.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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