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Acer H257HU vs HP DreamColor Z24

Acer H257HU vs HP DreamColor Z24

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Acer H257HU
HP DreamColor Z24

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Reasons For

5 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.

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.

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 2 reviews, the average user review score of the Acer H257HU is 98%, whereas the average rating of the HP DreamColor Z24 is 20% (based on 1 review).
2 Reasons For
£101 cheaper
The HP DreamColor Z24 is £101.29 cheaper than the Acer H257HU.
Available from 34 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
More expensive by £101
The Acer H257HU is £101.29 more expensive than the HP DreamColor Z24.
Fewer sellers
The Acer H257HU is only stocked by 6 retailers, but the HP DreamColor Z24 is stocked by 40 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
6 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.

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.

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 98% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 38 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
Purchase price £ 148.70
Total cost of ownership £ 299.96
Details

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
 3D
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
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
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
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
 Silver
 Silver

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

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
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
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
BEST
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 & Play
 Plug & 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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