Acer G257HL vs Samsung S24D30

Acer G257HL
Samsung S24D30

Top Prices

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A bit bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer G257HL has a display diagonal of 25", whereas the Samsung S24D30 is only a 24" PC monitor (1" 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.

A lot brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer G257HL has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², whereas the Samsung S24D30 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (100 cd/m² dimmer).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer G257HL has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Samsung S24D30 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 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.

Available from 2 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.
4 Reasons For
Vastly faster response time Edit
The Samsung S24D30 has a response time of 2ms, however the Acer G257HL is a 4ms 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.

44x lower power consumption (off) Edit
The Samsung S24D30 has a power consumption (off) of 0.01W. That's 0.44W lower than the Acer G257HL (0.01W).
397.8g lighter Edit
The Samsung S24D30 has a weight of 2.8kg, whereas the Acer G257HL is a 3.2kg weight PC monitor (397.8g heavier).
Cheaper to run by £46.92
Over five years the Samsung S24D30 only costs £47.69 to run however the Acer G257HL costs £94.61 to run (98% more). Read more

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Acer G257HL is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 2ms slower than the Samsung S24D30 (2ms). 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 higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Acer G257HL has a power consumption (off) of 0.45W, however the Samsung S24D30 is a 0.01W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.44W lower).
397.8g heavier Edit
The Acer G257HL is a 3.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 397.8g heavier than the Samsung S24D30 (2.8kg).
98% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Acer G257HL are £94.61 which is £46.92 more than the Samsung S24D30. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung S24D30 is a 24" PC monitor. That's 1" smaller than the Acer G257HL (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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Samsung S24D30 is a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 100 cd/m² dimmer than the Acer G257HL (250 cd/m²).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Samsung S24D30 does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the Acer G257HL has a built-in speaker(s). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Samsung S24D30 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Acer G257HL is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Samsung S24D30 is 13 months older than the Acer G257HL.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

23 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.31
Total running cost £ 94.61
Purchase price £ 138.67
Total cost of ownership £ 233.28
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 46.15
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.54
Total running cost £ 47.69

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.47T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.24T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
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 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 10000000:1
BEST
 10000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
4ms 2ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

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
 Black
 Black

Performance

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 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

Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -1 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
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
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (off)
0.45W 0.01W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
36W 18W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.45W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 34kWh
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
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 0.3

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
BEST
 RoHS
 MPR II
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 408mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 111mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 635mm
Weight With Stand
3.5kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
420.1mm 417.2mm
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
184.9mm
BEST
197mm
Width (with Stand)
570mm 569mm
BEST
Weight
3.2kg 2.8kg
BEST
Height
342.9mm 342.1mm
Depth
40.64mm 53.9mm
Width
568.96mm 569mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 VGA
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User Guide on CD-ROM

Technical Details

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Feedback