Acer B276 vs Asus MX279H

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Acer B276
Asus MX279H

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer B276 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m² cd/m², however the Asus MX279H is only a 250 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (100 cd/m² dimmer).
Lower power consumption when off Edit
The Acer B276 has a power consumption when off of 0.45WW, but the Asus MX279H is a 0.5WW power consumption when off PC monitor (0.05W higher).
Lighter Edit
The Acer B276 is a 4.9kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.3g lighter than the Asus MX279H (5.2kgg).
$38 cheaper
The Acer B276 costs $38 less than the Asus MX279H.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2 Reasons For
20% faster response time Edit
The Asus MX279H has a response time of 5msms, however the Acer B276 is a 6msms response time PC monitor (1ms slower). Read more

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.

34% higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 6WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W higher than the Acer B276 (6WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Acer B276 is a 6msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Asus MX279H (5msms). Read more

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.

2W lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Acer B276 has an RMS rated audio power of 4WW, whereas the Asus MX279H is a 6WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor (2W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

7 Reasons Against
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 250 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 100 cd/m² dimmer than the Acer B276 (250 cd/m² cd/m²).
One less DVI port Edit
The Asus MX279H has DVI ports, however the Acer B276 only has one DVI port.
Higher power consumption when off Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 0.5WW power consumption when off PC monitor. That's 0.05W higher than the Acer B276 (0.5WW).
0.3g heavier Edit
The Asus MX279H has a weight of 5.2kgg, whereas the Acer B276 is a 4.9kgg weight PC monitor (0.3g lighter).
More expensive by $38
The Asus MX279H is $38 more expensive than the Acer B276.
Fewer sellers
The Asus MX279H is only stocked by 6 stores, but the Acer B276 is stocked by 10 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by eight months
The Asus MX279H is eight months older than the Acer B276.

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Date Released

43 months Ago 50 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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Display

Screen Size
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
BEST
 W-LED
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
68.6cm 68.6cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
6ms 5ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
RMS Rated Audio Power
4W 6W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Home Premium

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
150mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
5 - 45 20 - -5
Swivel Angle Range
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
0.45W
BEST
0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
38W 37W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.49W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 110 - 220
 110 - 220
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 8kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 537mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 114mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 700mm
Weight With Stand
7.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
558mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth With Stand
247mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width With Stand
640mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
4.9kg
BEST
5.2kg
Height
381mm 441.3mm
Depth
62mm 225.2mm
Width
640mm 622.6mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
Interface Adapters Included
 DVI-I female - HDMI male
 DVI-I female - HDMI male

Other Features

Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
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