Asus PG279Q vs HP Z30i

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Asus PG279Q
HP Z30i

Top Prices

Newegg UK
Best Buy
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Amazon US
Out of stock
Overstock
eBay
Standard delivery: $60.99
In stock, only 6 left!
Antonline
Delivery unknown
In stock (29 available)

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Asus PG279Q has a response time of 4msms, but the HP Z30i is an 8msms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.

Cheaper by $348
The Asus PG279Q costs $348.49 less than the HP Z30i.
5 Reasons For
3" bigger screen size Edit
The HP Z30i has a screen size of 30"", whereas the Asus PG279Q is only a 27"" PC monitor (3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

A bit bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP Z30i has a display diagonal of 75.78cmcm, whereas the Asus PG279Q is only a 68.6cmcm display diagonal PC monitor (7.18cm smaller).
Five USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the HP Z30i is five, but the Asus PG279Q only has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are a lot better
The HP Z30i has an average user review score of 90% based on 2 reviews, whereas the Asus PG279Q has an average rating of 74% (based on 154 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Asus PG279Q is a 27"" PC monitor. That's 3" smaller than the HP Z30i (30""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

11% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus PG279Q is a 68.6cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 7.18cm smaller than the HP Z30i (75.78cmcm).
Three less USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Asus PG279Q is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the HP Z30i only has five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Less retailers
The Asus PG279Q is only stocked by 4 sellers, whereas the HP Z30i is stocked by 7 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Asus PG279Q's average user score is only 74%, however the HP Z30i's is 90% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
50% slower response time Edit
The HP Z30i is an 8msms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Asus PG279Q (8msms). 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.

$348 more expensive
The HP Z30i is more expensive than the Asus PG279Q by $348.49.
Two months older
The HP Z30i is older than the Asus PG279Q by two months.

Awards

15 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
gamestar.de: Platinum
hardware.info: Ulitmate
hardwareluxx.de: Excellent Hardware
hardwareluxx.ru: Excellent Hardware
HEXUS.net: Innovation
hothardware.com: Editor's Choice
itwriter.ru: Recommended
pclab.pl: Power Award
pcper.com: Gold
SweClockers.com: Recommended
tek.no: Recommended
tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

15 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 104.20
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.33
Total running cost $ 106.53
Purchase price $ 984.48
Total cost of ownership $ 1,091.01
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.69T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27" 30"
BEST
Display Resolution
 2560 x 1600
 2560 x 1600
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 5000000:1
 5000000:1
BEST
Display Type
 LED
 LED
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1600 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1376 x 768
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1600 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1376 x 768
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
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 Wide Quad HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 70
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 98
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 400.8mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 641.2mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
30 - 165 60 - 70
Horizontal Scan Range
34 - 209 31 - 80
Pixel Pitch
0.233 x 0.233 0.250 x 0.250
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
68.6cm 75.78cm
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
4ms
BEST
8ms
Color Gamut
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
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Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 3.1
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 3.0
 3.1
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 3.0
DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 5
USB 3.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
2 5
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USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Enterprise

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 120mm
Tilt Angle
20 - -5 -5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
60 - -60 -45 - 45
OSD Language
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
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Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
90W 85W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 97kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 125W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 250
 100-250
 5
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 250
 100-250
 5

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Packaging Height
456mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
300mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
756mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 10kg
Height With Stand
552.53mm
BEST
601mm
Depth With Stand
237.9mm
BEST
266.4mm
Width With Stand
619.77mm
BEST
690.3mm
Weight
7kg 7.6kg
BEST
Height
362.96mm 449.8mm
Depth
65.98mm 66.3mm
Width
619.77mm 690.3mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
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