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HP ENVY 34c PC Monitor

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34" 3440 X 1440 10000000:1 LED Jun 2015
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Maximize your media experience with brilliant imagery and immersive sound curved to you. The HP Envy 34c Curved Display provides expansive Wide QHD visuals reinforced by immersive DTS Audio... More
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HP ENVY 34c Curved 3440x1440 Monitor - Full Review
Ultrawide HP Envy 34c 34-inch Curved Media Display Review
HP Envy 34c Display Review
HP Envy 34C Curved Display Review

15 Reasons For

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.

Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price].

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3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the ENVY 34c is 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution. The worst display resolution of all PC displays of this age and type is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ENVY 34c has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC displays that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] which has better reviews.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Based on 939 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its LCD screens. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the HP ENVY 34c has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 34c. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 34c have viewing angle, verticals of between 10° and 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34c is 18° and the widest is 180°. At 178 degrees, the ENVY 34c has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most PC monitors of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34c have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the ENVY 34c which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The ENVY 34c has a very big viewable size, horizontal (749.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c. The average viewable size, horizontal of flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the ENVY 34c is 530mm, and the viewable size, horizontals range from 290mm to 800mm.

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Very Big Display Diagonal (metric)

With a display diagonal (metric) of 86.36 centimeters, the HP ENVY 34c has a very big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 34c. The average display diagonal (metric) of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 34c is 64cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ENVY 34c has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 34c the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the PC displays that were launched more than a year ago the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.1W. The ENVY 34c has a fairly high RMS rated power (12 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34c.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

PC monitors of this spec and age have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. With a color gamut of 99 percent, the HP ENVY 34c has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c.

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3440 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The ENVY 34c has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. PC monitors that have been around for more than a year supported graphics resolutionss range from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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1440p Supported Video Modes

The ENVY 34c has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found supported video modes of 1080p. The best resolution of all LCD screens of this age and spec is 2160p and the worst is 480p.

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Has Five Cables Includeds

The HP ENVY 34c has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that have been available for more than a year. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP ENVY 34c does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c, the ENVY 34c is not 3D.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The HP ENVY 34c does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a card reader integrated which you might also want to consider including the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and the ENVY 34c is in the most expensive 10% of all 500 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the ENVY 34c will cost £162 over 8 years to run.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

At 8 kilograms, the ENVY 34c is quite heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 34c. The weights of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 34c range from 2.3g to 79kg.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 91 kilowatt hours, the HP ENVY 34c has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst PC displays of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the ENVY 34c is 22kWh and the highest is 120kWh.

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Very High Power Consumption (max)

The ENVY 34c has one of the highest power consumption (max)s (150 Watts) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. PC monitors of this age and spec have power consumption (max)s of between 0.45W and 170W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the HP ENVY 34c has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34c. The response times of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ENVY 34c range from 1ms to 25ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ENVY 34c

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ENVY 34c.

Specification

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Supported Video Modes
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HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Pixel Density
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DisplayPorts Quantity
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Audio System
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TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
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Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
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Power LED
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On Screen Display (OSD)
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Energy Efficiency Class
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Bundled Software
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews

(6)
25 October 2015

HP's new 34-inch curved Envy 34c sports a high-contrast SVA panel and DTS-tuned speakers; features that set it apart from the competition. Today we check out its performance in our benchmark... Read more…

25 October 2015

Every curved display we've reviewed so far offers a slightly different package. For all-around use and casual gaming, the HP Envy 34c is a good choice and its contrast is better than almost any...

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16 May 2015

De HP Envy 34c is een interessante optie in het groeiende aanbod van 3440x1440 superbreedbeeldmonitoren. Het design is duidelijk anders dan bij de concurrentie, met een fraaie aluminium voet en...

23 September 2015

På den gamla onda tiden, när vi hade skrivbordsskärmar med bildrör, var de dominerande formaten det snudd på kvadratiska 5:4 eller den tidens bredbild, 4:3. ADVERTISING Det fanns enstaka... Read more…

4 January 2016

Der HP ENVY 34c wurde mit dem Aluminiumstandfu&#223, der weißen Rückseite und dem gebogenen Design optisch ansprechend gestaltet, wobei die großen Lautsprecher an den Seiten wohl eine...

21 9 aspect ratio
Bright, saturated color
Speakers
Build quality
Contrast
Expensive
Middling input lag
No height or swivel adjustment
Reds a bit oversaturated
Costoso
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User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

An excellent screen I use for a large development space, running three decent sized windows side by side, and very useful if running multiple VMs too. I do play the odd game on it, such as... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £158.96
Electricity cost when on standby £2.46
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Total running cost over 5 years £161.42
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Energy Rating
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k1u85, hp 34a010, hp i76700, hp k1u85a, hp 34a051, hp k1u85aa, hp 350cdm2, hp i76700k, hp k1u85aaa, hp 3440x1440, hp k1u85aaab, hp k1u85aaabb, hp k1u85aaabu
Barcodes 00888793587935, 00888793587980, 00888793588000, 00888793588055, 05054629866481

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