Acer H257HU vs DELL U2515H
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Acer H257HUvsDELL U2515H

Acer H257HU

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Acer H257HU

£249.99
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 25" PC monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
90
Reviews
36 Reviews + 2 Awards
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£74 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
25" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 25"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
DELL U2515H

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

DELL U2515H

£349.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 25" LCD screen, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites
97
Reviews
822 Reviews + 7 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
25" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 200000:1 No Dec 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 25"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 200000:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2014
Acer H257HU

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Acer H257HU

£249.99
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 25" PC monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
90
Reviews
36 Reviews + 2 Awards
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£74 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
25" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 100000000:1 No Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 25"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
DELL U2515H

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

DELL U2515H

£349.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 25" LCD screen, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites
97
Reviews
822 Reviews + 7 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
25" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 200000:1 No Dec 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 25"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 200000:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2014

Top Prices

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
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£249.99
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£286.92
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£286.92
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H257HUsmidpx Acer H257HU 25" WQHD IPS Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
£305.85
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£327.18
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£349.99
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Reasons For

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
5 Reasons For
4ms Faster Response Time
The Acer H257HU has a response time of 4ms, whereas the DELL U2515H is an 8ms response time PC monitor (4ms slower).

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.

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Built-In Speaker(s)
The Acer H257HU has a built-in speaker(s), but the DELL U2515H does not.

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.

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Cheaper by £100
The Acer H257HU costs £249.99, whereas the DELL U2515H is £349.99.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£18 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Acer H257HU only costs £74 to run whereas the DELL U2515H costs £92 to run (25% more).
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5 Reasons For
One More HDMI Port
The number of HDMI ports on the DELL U2515H is two, but the Acer H257HU only has one HDMI port.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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Five More Awards
The DELL U2515H has 7 awards from expert review sites, however the Acer H257HU has 2 awards.
Considerably Better Expert Reviews
Based on 18 expert reviews, the DELL U2515H has an average review score of 92%, but the Acer H257HU has an average rating of 80% (based on 4 reviews).
Better User Reviews
Based on 724 user reviews, the DELL U2515H has an average review score of 93%, but the Acer H257HU has an average rating of 84% (based on 27 reviews).
Better Brand
DELL PC monitors have an average rating of 89.5%, however Acer has an average rating of 85%.

Reasons Against

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The DELL U2515H has more awards than the Acer H257HU. The DELL U2515H has 7 awards, where as the Acer H257HU has 2 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
2 Awards
PC Mag: Editor's Choice prohardver.hu: Like it
7 Awards Best
cnews.cz: Smart Buy cowcotland.com: Gold hardware.info: Excellent prohardver.hu: Recommended SweClockers.com: Good Product tftcentral.co.uk: Approved uk.hardware.info: Excellent

Average Expert Rating

The DELL U2515H has better expert reviews than the Acer H257HU. The average expert reviews score for the DELL U2515H is 92% based on 18 reviews, where as the average score for the Acer H257HU is 80% based on 4 reviews.
Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The DELL U2515H has better user reviews than the Acer H257HU. The average user reviews score for the DELL U2515H is 93% based on 724 reviews, where as the average score for the Acer H257HU is 84% based on 27 reviews.
Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
5 stars
14 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
2 reviews
Best
5 stars
591 reviews
4 stars
86 reviews
3 stars
14 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
26 reviews

Average Brand Rating

DELL has a better average brand rating than Acer. The average brand rating for DELL is 89.52% based on 17,943 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Acer is 84.98% based on 9,221 reviews.
Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
Acer

85

85

Based on 9,221 reviews
DELL

90

90

Based on 17,943 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the DELL U2515H than the Acer H257HU the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 30.2% recommend the product, based on a total of 786 reviews for the DELL U2515H and 786 reviews for the DELL U2515H.

Date Released

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
35 months old Best 38 months old

Key Features

Response Time

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)

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.

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
Best
Yes
No

Width

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Acer H257HU
Acer
H257HU
9 trees 0.37 tonnes CO2 (Best)
DELL U2515H
DELL
U2515H
12 trees 0.46 tonnes CO2

Review Analysis

Design

Reviewers thought the DELL U2515H design was excellent, and thought the Acer H257HU design was very good.
Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
  • It's a beautiful device, build quality, functionality, speed…
    DoogieHowser - April 2016
  • Gorgeous design, pristine picture quality…
    Dang - December 2016
  • Design is awesome…
    Conexc - January 2016
  • Gorgeous design, pristine display…
    DN - December 2016
  • Everything was bright and beautiful…
    Ronald W. - July 2015
  • First impressions are usually pretty accurate…
  • Beautiful screen and prompt delivery…
    Rob - November 2016
  • Monitor is very nice - stylish and clear…
    Kronky - July 2015
  • Gorgeous display…
    Justin - July 2017
  • Good quality monitor at a good price, nice design…
    MariaG78 - September 2017
  • Nice looking picture which is the most important thing…
    Ralph - June 2017
  • The colours are beautiful…
    Wils - July 2015
  • Thin bezel looks amazing…
    Wils - July 2015
  • Another neat thing is that you can run two 1280 pixel wide web pages side by side which has been really useful…
    TheLostSwede - June 2015
  • Very good design…
    Sahar - August 2015
  • Very Good and beautiful picture…
    Alexale - May 2017
  • Can't stop staring this display, absolutely gorgeous…
    Rohit Vishwakarma - August 2015
  • The colors are beautiful and the picture is sharp…
    CindyT - November 2017
  • Product Quality

    People thought the product quality of both the DELL U2515H and the Acer H257HU was excellent.
    Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
  • The stylus is very good in operation & also of very good quality…
    Pixelpopper - January 2016
  • It's a beautiful device, build quality, functionality, speed…
    DoogieHowser - April 2016
  • Looks good and seems very well made…
    Mark Hopkinson - October 2015
  • Gorgeous design, pristine picture quality and performance…
    Dang - December 2016
  • Build quality is fantastic…
    Conexc - January 2016
  • Good quality monitor at a good price, nice design…
    MariaG78 - September 2017
  • This screen puts less strain on my eyes and has excellent quality…
    Paul - May 2017
  • The picture quality is about as good as could be expected, in my opinion…
    LowerEastSider - June 2017
  • Its the best monitor you can get, amazing quality and the price is a steal…
    VN - October 2015
  • With considerably better image quality…
    Mr. N. Knowles - August 2015
  • The picture quality is amazing…
    Danilo - August 2017
  • The designer should have anticipated the difficulties people would have with this and AT LEAST mentioned this in their poor quality set up sheet (no manual of course…
    Ddallasnc - July 2017
  • High quality stand with great options for different types of desk setups…
    Marcus - February 2017
  • Excellent quality and came in box with no issues…
    Robert - August 2017
  • Good quality and visually appealing as well so very happy…
    Dairymilk - August 2015
  • Robustness

    Reviewers of the Acer H257HU thought the robustness was excellent, and thought the DELL U2515H robustness was very good.
    Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
  • It's a beautiful device, build quality, functionality, speed…
    DoogieHowser - April 2016
  • Looks good and seems very well made…
    Mark Hopkinson - October 2015
  • Not plastic and quite sturdy…
    Bionic - December 2015
  • Build quality is fantastic…
    Conexc - January 2016
  • It feels durable, looks sleek and modern…
    Whitney Minthorn - September 2015
  • It has a very solid base that pivots up & down and side to side very easily and is well built…
    MikeFl - June 2017
  • It unfortunately arrived with a broken screen…
    Paul - May 2017
  • Well built monitor, solid and substantial with good contrast…
    Oilpressure - July 2017
  • The adjustable stands feel very solid…
    Wild Thing - July 2015
  • Well built classy looking display…
    Timothy Jarman - July 2015
  • Sturdy packaging designs available in the market…
    Roman - September 2015
  • The unit is built well, calibrated and looks good to me ( for Video editing…
    Lee - July 2017
  • The construction is splendid, very solid…
    Cambridgechris - May 2015
  • Build quality is fine, you can adjust height…
    Marcelo - January 2016
  • Good solid screen with excellent focus…
    Rustynail - January 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Display Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Display Diagonal 25" 25"
    Display Resolution
    2560 x 1440
     2560 x 1440
    2560 x 1440
     2560 x 1440
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    100000000:1
     100000000:1
    100000000:1
     100000000:1
    Response Time 4ms
    BEST
    8ms
    Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
    Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
    Typical Contrast Ratio
    1000:1
     1000:1
    1000:1
     1000:1
    Display
    LED
     LED
    LED
     LED
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    2560 x 1440
     2560 x 1440
    2560 x 1440
     2560 x 1440
    Supported Video Modes
    1440p
     1440p
    1440p
     1440p
    HD Type
    Wide Quad HD
     Wide Quad HD
    Wide Quad HD
     Wide Quad HD
    Vertical Viewable Size Unknown - Click to provide data 311.04mm
    Horizontal Viewable Size Unknown - Click to provide data 552.96mm
    Pixel Pitch Unknown - Click to provide data
    Display Diagonal (metric) 63.5cm
    BEST
    63.44cm
    Display Brightness 350 Cd/m² 350 Cd/m²
    Color Gamut Unknown - Click to provide data 99%
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    HDMI Port 1 2
    BEST
    Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    DisplayPort 1 1
    Mini DisplayPort Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    DVI Port 1
    BEST
    USB Type-A Downstream Port Unknown - Click to provide data 5
     
     
     
    Ergonomics Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Tilt Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Power Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Energy Efficiency Class
    A+
     A+
    A+
     A+
    Typical Power Consumption 28W
    BEST
    35W
    Standby Power Consumption 0.45W
    BEST
    0.5W
    Input Current Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5A
    Current Rating Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5A
    Power Consumption (PowerSave) 0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
    Power Consumption (off) 0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
    Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
     
     
     
    Packaging Data Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
    Non-Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Weight With Stand 3.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
    Height (with Stand) 424.9mm 338.7mm
    BEST
    Depth (with Stand) 216.9mm
    BEST
    46.4mm
    Width (with Stand) 570mm 569mm
    BEST
    Weight 3.3kg
    BEST
    4.4kg
    Height Unknown - Click to provide data 398mm
    Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
    Width 570mm 569mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Acer H257HU DELL U2515H
    Cables Included
    HDMI DVI
    DisplayPort
     HDMI
     DVI
     DisplayPort
    HDMI DVI
    DisplayPort
     HDMI
     DVI
     DisplayPort

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