Acer S277HK vs Samsung U32D970Q

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Acer S277HK
Samsung U32D970Q

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
4ms faster response time Edit
The Acer S277HK has a response time of 4msms, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q 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.

6% shorter Edit
The Acer S277HK has a height of 406.4mmmm. That's 20.9mm shorter than the Samsung U32D970Q (427.3mmmm).
19% narrower Edit
The Acer S277HK has a width of 614.7mmmm. That's 113.1mm narrower than the Samsung U32D970Q (727.8mmmm).
Cheaper by $883
The Acer S277HK costs $453.99, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q is $1,336.95.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Acer S277HK has an energy efficiency rating of "C", but the Samsung U32D970Q has a rating of "D".
Two more awards
The Acer S277HK has 7 awards from expert review sites, however the Samsung U32D970Q has 5 awards.
5 Reasons For
4.5" bigger screen size Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a screen size of 31.5"", whereas the Acer S277HK is only a 27"" PC monitor (4.5" 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.

50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a display brightness of 350 cd/m² cd/m², whereas the Acer S277HK is only a 300 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
One more DisplayPort Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is a two DisplayPort PC monitor, whereas the Acer S277HK only has one DisplayPort.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 27 expert reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Acer S277HK has an average rating of 78% (based on 20 reviews).
User reviews are significantly better
Based on 5 user reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Acer S277HK has an average rating of 50% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Acer S277HK is a 27"" PC monitor. That's 4.5" smaller than the Samsung U32D970Q (31.5""). 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer S277HK is a 300 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung U32D970Q (350 cd/m² cd/m²).
Only one DisplayPort Edit
The number of DisplayPorts on the Acer S277HK is one, but the Samsung U32D970Q only has two DisplayPorts.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Acer S277HK only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Samsung U32D970Q has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 27 reviews).
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Acer S277HK only has an average user score of 50%, but the Samsung U32D970Q has an average user rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is an 8msms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Acer S277HK (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.

Only DVI ports Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has DVI ports, however the Acer S277HK only has one DVI port.
Slightly taller Edit
Samsung U32D970Q is 427.3mmmm tall, but the Acer S277HK is a 406.4mmmm tall PC monitor (20.9mm shorter).
Wider Edit
Samsung U32D970Q is 727.8mmmm wide, but the Acer S277HK is a 614.7mmmm wide PC monitor (113.1mm narrower).
$883 more expensive
The Samsung U32D970Q is more expensive than the Acer S277HK by $882.96.
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Five months older
The Samsung U32D970Q is older than the Acer S277HK by five months.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung U32D970Q has an energy efficiency rating of "D", whereas the Acer S277HK has a rating of "C".
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung U32D970Q has received 5 awards, the Acer S277HK has received 7 awards.

Awards

7 Awards
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
hispazone.com: Recommended Product
kitguru.net: Worth Considering
ljudochbild.se: Best Buy
Lydogbilde.no: Best Buy 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
5 Awards
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Excellent Package
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 61.14
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.19
Total running cost $ 63.33
Purchase price $ 453.99
Total cost of ownership $ 517.32
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.41T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
27" 31.5"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.276 x 0.276 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
1,070M 1,070M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
68.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
4ms
BEST
8ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
1 1
Mini DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

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

Design

Case Colour
 White
 White

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Ergonomics

Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption When Off
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
49.87W 130W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.47W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh 131kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 140W
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 556mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 347mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 795mm
Weight With Stand
5.4kg 13.7kg
BEST
Height With Stand
451.1mm
BEST
490.6mm
Depth With Stand
153.9mm
BEST
280mm
Width With Stand
613.92mm
BEST
727.8mm
Weight
4.9kg 10.3kg
BEST
Height
406.4mm
BEST
427.3mm
Depth
111.8mm
BEST
62.1mm
Width
614.7mm
BEST
727.8mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
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 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
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