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Acer G257HU PC Monitor

£296.40
£226.96 £69.44 cheaper than 35 days ago
25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £94.61 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Nice design
Good picture quality
41 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this PC screen is terrific based on 42 owner reviews. 30 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 4,255 expert and owner reviews (including 791 verified purchases) for Acer PC screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Twelve people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Gaidax wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “No dead pixels, screen is absolutely gorgeous, colors are great” in their Acer G257HU review. Gaidax also mentioned “OSD is pretty basic, there are a couple of extra features.” in their review. Gaidax also mentioned “Overall - pretty impressive, for $ bucks it's a steal really” in their review.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a thin frame. Two years ago Casual Gamer Brett said “The thin bezel is also a nice touch” in their review of this PC monitor. One owner who bought it thought it was well designed.

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Good Product Quality

Eight owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Realpro mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Good picture quality”. Sam Eichers mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “If you're looking for a cheap very good quality 2k monitor look no further”. J. Evans rated it 8 stars and mentioned “Good quality monitor.” in their review of the Acer G257HU.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Gaidax mentioned “I found that leaving at factory settings is the best, maybe lower brightness a bit because white color at full brightness almost hurts.”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Jo scored the product 8 stars and she said in her review of the Acer G257HU on Bhphotovideo.com “Out of the box, this monitor was easy to setup and connecting to the mac was amazingly easy”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor thought it had a good interface. Jo scored the product 9 stars and she said two years ago “Apple has a far superior interface for external monitor setup” in her review of the Acer G257HU.

One owner reckoned that the product was easy to use. Jo said in her review of this PC monitor “Great color, easy to use and so simple to setup”.

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Not Robust

One customer concluded that this PC monitor was not strong and durable. J. Evans mentioned “Be aware that the stand is not very sturdy” in their review of this PC monitor.


Good Picture Quality

Six customers agreed that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Epak said in their Acer G257HU review “Running great so far with crisp and high picture quality” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Jon wrote last year “The pixel density makes graphics that much more impressive”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Acer G257HU on Amazon “The picture quality is superb” and rated it 7 stars.

Two people said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Reece Harris said two years ago “The screen is bright and the colours really boom thanks to the IPS panel” in their review of the Acer G257HU and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Matt mentioned in his Acer G257HU review on Amazon “IPS technology means phenomenal colours and viewing angle (the viewing angle is amazing, wasn't a big deal to me when I was choosing a monitor”.

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Poor Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Jo wrote in her review of this PC monitor two years ago “The sound quality from the monitor is poor” .


Price

Reasonably Priced

Sixteen customers wrote in their reviews that the Acer G257HU was good value for money. Two years ago Interactionpm wrote “Great price for a 2560 x 1440 with vibrant colors” in their review of this PC monitor. Interactionpm also mentioned “For the price it is an excellent value” in their review. Casual Gamer Brett mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “It was made by Acer - the brand who made my other monitor, so I trust them for decent quality at a good value” in their review of this PC monitor.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers concluded that it was thin. Two years ago Gaidax mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Design is sleek, bezels are thin and it looks very nice on the desk”. Antoine wrote “It was nice even fresh out the box it had a crispy brilliant display very thin all pixel seem to be working” in his review of the Acer G257HU. Matt said in his review of this PC monitor in April last year “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer G257HU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to this PC display also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Philips 231P4Q (£226.24) which has better reviews; or the LG 29UB55 (£226.81) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC monitor and we think the iiyama B2776HDS-W2 is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer G257HU is more than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Display

Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC displays of a similar spec and age to this PC screen is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Acer G257HU has one of the faster response times (only 4 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £69.44 (23%)

The price has dropped from £296.40 to £226.96 in the last 35 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 59% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 41% chance that the price will actually go down further. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

The Acer G257HU is a one HDMI port PC display.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The G257HU is typical compared to the other 1,088 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the G257HU is £95.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04058154037430, 04713147889907

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