Acer 226HQ vs NEC MultiSync EA274

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Acer 226HQ
NEC MultiSync EA274

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2.6kg lighter Edit
The Acer 226HQ has a weight of 3.2kg, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 5.8kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg heavier).
Cheaper by £439
The Acer 226HQ is £438.50 cheaper than the NEC MultiSync EA274.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £60.05
Over five years the Acer 226HQ only costs £86.09 to run however the NEC MultiSync EA274 costs £146.14 to run (70% more). Read more
6 Reasons For
5.5" bigger display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 27" PC monitor. That's 5.5" bigger than the Acer 226HQ (27"). 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.

113° wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the Acer 226HQ is only a 65° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (113° narrower).
50% wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 88° wider than the Acer 226HQ (178°).
43% brighter display brightness Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 150 cd/m² brighter than the Acer 226HQ (350 cd/m²).
A lot faster response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a response time of 6ms, however the Acer 226HQ is an 8ms 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 NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Acer 226HQ 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Acer 226HQ is a 21.5" PC monitor. That's 5.5" smaller than the NEC MultiSync EA274 (27"). 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.

113° narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Acer 226HQ is a 65° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (113° wider).
Narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Acer 226HQ is a 90° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 88° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA274 (178°).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer 226HQ is a 200 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 150 cd/m² dimmer than the NEC MultiSync EA274 (350 cd/m²).
25% slower response time Edit
The Acer 226HQ has a response time of 8ms, however the NEC MultiSync EA274 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (2ms 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.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer 226HQ does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the NEC MultiSync EA274 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.

4 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a weight of 5.8kg, whereas the Acer 226HQ is a 3.2kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg lighter).
More expensive by £439
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is £438.50 more expensive than the Acer 226HQ.
Fewer sellers
The NEC MultiSync EA274 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Acer 226HQ is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher running costs over five years by £60.05
The running costs over five years of the NEC MultiSync EA274 are £146.14 which is £60.05 more than the Acer 226HQ. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 83.58
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.51
Total running cost £ 86.09
Purchase price £ 89.50
Total cost of ownership £ 175.59
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 146.14
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 146.14
Purchase price £ 528.00
Total cost of ownership £ 674.14
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.73T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.73 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
21.5" 27"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.248 x 0.248 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
65° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
90° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
55cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
8ms 6ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output
Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input
DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 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)
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

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

Design

Feet Colour
 Black
 Black
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Height adjustment
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
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
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8W
Power Consumption (off)
0.32W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
32.6W
BEST
57W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.49W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220

Certificates

Certification
 MPR II
BEST
 MPR II
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
3.7kg
BEST
8.7kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 547.9mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 639.2mm
Weight
3.2kg
BEST
5.8kg
Height
390.4mm 377.8mm
Depth
206.8mm 66.5mm
Width
508mm 639.3mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 VGA
 USB
 DVI
 VGA
 USB
 DVI
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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