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Acer G257HU PC Monitor

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25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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15 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this LCD screen as fantastic on average.

Good Picture Quality

Some Acer G257HU reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Reece Harris wrote “The screen is bright and the colours really boom thanks to the IPS panel” in their review of this PC monitor. Two people considered that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

Nice Design

One Acer G257HU owner who bought it considered that it had a thick frame. Matt gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel”.

One person reckoned that it was aesthetic. Maximilian Kinden gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Very aesthetically pleasing”. One Acer G257HU reviewer who bought the product thought it was good looking. Yellowhugh said in their review of the Acer G257HU last year “I've set it up alongside my old HD monitor, which seemed pretty good at the time.” .

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Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Matt wrote “Viewing angle (the viewing angle is amazing, wasn't a big deal to me when I was choosing a monitor” and scored the product very highly.

One Acer G257HU reviewer said that it was cheap. Matt mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Barely worth mentioning this point really) - Feels overall a little flimsy, this is a budget IPS 1440p panel though so worth bearing the price in mind” and rated this PC monitor as very good.

One person who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Maximilian Kinden said “Excellent value”.

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Good Product Quality

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Yellowhugh mentioned “With this monitor because the picture quality is so good” and gave it a very good review.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that the product had a good experience. Last year Matt wrote on Amazon “Those who play FPS games (or any fast-paced game) really should be looking at 144hz monitors for the best experience”.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thin.

Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 2,965 owner and expert reviews, Acer has good ratings for its PC displays. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus VC279H-W[plb_3154401_price] which is cheaper; or the Benq XL2430[plb_2417361_price], or the Acer G277HL[plb_3029910_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the G257HU, the Acer G257HU has a built-in speaker(s).

Other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper LCD screen such as the Neovo FM-27[plb_3011242_price], or the NEC E233WM-BK[plb_3145355_price] or you might consider a higher rated LCD screen such as the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the G257HU is 280 cd/m². The Acer G257HU has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Acer G257HU has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the G257HU supported graphics resolutionss range from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The Acer G257HU has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this spec and age. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays of this type and age. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC display.

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Light

Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the G257HU the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. At only 3.2 kilograms, the Acer G257HU is quite light compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the G257HU range from 1ms to 25ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Acer G257HU has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer G257HU does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the G257HU also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The Acer G257HU is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the G257HU are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the G257HU, the Acer G257HU does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer G257HU

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the G257HU.

Running Costs Are Average

The G257HU is typical compared to the other 500 medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the G257HU is £95.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Casual Gamer Brett
Casual Gamer Brett would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I decided to pick up this monitor after months of online shopping for a decent, value-oriented 1440p monitor from a reputable brand. I had read a lot of reviews about the Korean 1440p monitors,... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Thecomputernut
(Verified Purchase)

Zero dead pixels. Small bezel. Screen is very bright, so bright I had to turn the brightness down a bit from the default. You really can't beat this monitor for the price...

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Nate G
Nate G would recommend the Acer G257HU

This is such a fantastic monitor! I'm a gamer/PC nerd and I decided it was time to move up from 1080p. I was using a Samsung 21.5" 1080p LED display that had a TN panel, and I thought it was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2015 by Reed Taylor
Reed Taylor would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

College student here. I love this monitor because it is very affordable and allows me to be more productive by extending my laptop display. It is great for video editing and works very well for... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Sunshine
Sunshine would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I was wanting to move up to 1440p but didn't want to spend over $. This monitor besides meeting those requirments also has a gorgeous IPS Display and Higher DPI then 27" monitors. Everything about... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by KylefromMN
KylefromMN would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

Wider than I expected, this monitor really is beautiful and performs well so far. I use it for video editing and I haven't had any problems so far. If I had the money, I'd buy a second one...

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Gaidax

Bought this one and am using it for 3 days now. The good:No dead pixels, screen is absolutely gorgeous, colors are great and PPI density of 25 incher with 1440p resolution makes games look... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Aganju
Aganju would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

This is my first external screen to a laptop, and I went big right away. The 2560 pixel view was exactly what I expected, and the screen is very impressive with the bright, sharp picture. I use it... Read more…

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 by JWebs5103
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor, great price.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Maximilian Kinden
(Verified Purchase)

Summary: Brilliant screen, very happy with the product. I've been using the screen for a month or so, usage includes general browsing, work and various computer games. Good bits: - Great... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.30
Electricity cost when on standby £2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.61
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer g257, acer 100m1, acer g257h, acer g257hu, acer 350cdm2, acer g257hus, acer g257husm, acer 2560x1440, acer g257husmi, acer umkg7ee009, acer umkg7aa002, acer g257husmid, acer g257husmidp, acer g257husmidpx, acer g257husmidpx25
Barcodes 04058154037430, 04713147889907

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