Acer H257HU vs HP DreamColor Z24

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Acer H257HU
HP DreamColor Z24

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer H257HU is a 25" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the HP DreamColor Z24 (24"). 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.

4% bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
The Acer H257HU is a 63.5cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 2.5cm bigger than the HP DreamColor Z24 (61cm).
2ms faster response time Edit
The Acer H257HU has a response time of 4ms, however the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). 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.

Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer H257HU has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 does not. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Lighter Edit
The Acer H257HU has a weight of 3.3kg, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 7kg weight PC monitor (3.7kg heavier).
Significantly better expert reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average expert review score of the Acer H257HU is 80%, whereas the average rating of the HP DreamColor Z24 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Significantly better user reviews
Based on 6 reviews, the average user review score of the Acer H257HU is 93%, whereas the average rating of the HP DreamColor Z24 is 20% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons For
One more displayPorts quantity Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a two displayPorts quantity PC monitor, whereas the Acer H257HU only has one displayPorts quantity.
Height adjustment Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a height adjustment, however the Acer H257HU does not.
VESA mounting Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 supports VESA mounting, but the Acer H257HU does not support VESA mounting.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Only one displayPorts quantity Edit
The Acer H257HU is a one displayPorts quantity PC monitor, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 only has two displayPorts quantitys.
Does not have a height adjustment Edit
The Acer H257HU does not have a height adjustment, but the HP DreamColor Z24 has a height adjustment.
Does not support VESA mounting Edit
The Acer H257HU does not support VESA mounting, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 supports VESA mounting.
9 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller display diagonal Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a display diagonal of 24", whereas the Acer H257HU is a 25" PC monitor (1" 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.

2.5cm smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 61cm display diagonal PC monitor, whereas the Acer H257HU is a 63.5cm display diagonal PC monitor (2.5cm bigger).
Slower response time Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 2ms slower than the Acer H257HU (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.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the Acer H257HU does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Heavier Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 7kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.7kg heavier than the Acer H257HU (7kg).
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One year older
The HP DreamColor Z24 is older than the Acer H257HU by one year.
Significantly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the HP DreamColor Z24 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Acer H257HU is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the HP DreamColor Z24 is only 20%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer H257HU is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 148.70
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 151.26

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.75T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
25"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 2560 x 1440
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 325.6mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 520mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.27 x 0.27
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
63.5cm
BEST
61cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
4ms
BEST
6ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 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 Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output
 Audio output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 2
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 120mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
BEST
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
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
BEST
 On/off switch
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 58W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.45W
BEST
0.5W

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
3.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
424.9mm
BEST
525mm
Depth (with Stand)
216.9mm
BEST
238mm
Width (with Stand)
570mm 559.4mm
BEST
Weight
3.3kg
BEST
7kg
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 365mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.5mm
Width
570mm 559.4mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
BEST
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
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