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HP ENVY 34c PC Monitor

34" 3440 X 1440 10000000:1 LED Aug 2015
C
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £161.42 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Has a built-in USB hub
Build quality
15 Reviews + 2 Awards
tomshw.it Editor Approved tomshardware.com Editor Approved

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Review websites Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it both thought that this flatpanel monitor was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including PC Mag, pcforalla.idg.se, mobiletechreview.com and prad.de have rated this LCD screen on average 75%.

HP PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,072 expert and owner reviews (including 394 verified purchases), HP has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a HP PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ENVY 34c in August 2015.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The ENVY 34c has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Two HDMI Ports

The HP ENVY 34c is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Price

Expensive

We checked 483 comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year and they range in price from £50 to £3,769. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year.

Reasonable Price for What You Get

Three customers concluded that it was good value for money. Website Mobiletechreview.com said “Reasonable price for what you get” in their HP ENVY 34c review. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It seems that gigabyte has put an impressive amount of value into this board”. They also mentioned “So much real estate to work with, without having to deal with bezels” in their review.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ENVY 34c has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to this flatpanel monitor.

Alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Predator X34 (£919.98), or the XR341CK (£899.99) both from Acer and both of which have better reviews; or the Acer XB321HK (£739.98) which is cheaper.

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Energy

High Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency. The ENVY 34c is one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the ENVY 34c is £162.


Design

Build Quality

Four owners thought it was good quality. Website Tomshardware.com mentioned “Build quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Website Newegg.com rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nice quality, sturdy stand”. Jon White said “The image quality is perfect” in his review of this PC monitor.

Gorgeous Design

Four customers who purchased it considered that it was well designed. Website Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Gorgeous looks, top notch materials and design” in their review of this PC monitor. Pc Mag mentioned in April last year “Gorgeous design” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Website Newegg.com wrote “Beautiful design, stylish” in their review of this PC monitor.

Build Quality

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Website Newegg.com said “Very solid construction”.

Easy to Use

Three owners agreed that it was easy to use. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor “The bios on this motherboard, along with other software are all amazing and just so easy to use”. They also wrote “Had to select profile 1 for it to use the correct speed.” in their review. And also mentioned “Bios was overall easy to use with a lot of options”.


Display

3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The ENVY 34c has a maximum display resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all medium monitors that have been around for more than a year the best display resolution is 3840 x 2400 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the HP ENVY 34c has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the viewing angles, vertical range from 50° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Has an HDCP

The ENVY 34c has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor also have an HDCP.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

When compared to other LCD screens of this age and spec, the response time of the HP ENVY 34c of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC screen is 5.4ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The ENVY 34c has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ENVY 34c has a handheld remote control. Most of the other PC screens that were released more than a year ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the ENVY 34c is more than most LCD screens of this type and age. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k1u85aaabb, hp k1u85aaabu
Barcodes 00888793587935, 00888793587980, 00888793588055, 00888793588062, 00888793588079, 04053162973763

HP ENVY 34c Review Sources

To prepare this HP ENVY 34c review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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