Acer B276 vs Viewsonic VG2438

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Acer B276
Viewsonic VG2438

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The Acer B276 has a screen size of 27"", but the Viewsonic VG2438 is only a 24"" 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 lot brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer B276 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m² cd/m², but the Viewsonic VG2438 is only a 250 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (100 cd/m² dimmer).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Acer B276 is two, but the Viewsonic VG2438 only has one HDMI port.
Higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Acer B276 is a 150mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 50mm higher than the Viewsonic VG2438 (100mmmm).
$30 cheaper
The Acer B276 costs $221.99, whereas the Viewsonic VG2438 is $251.99.
8 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 5msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the Acer B276 (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.

Four USB 3.0 ports Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a four USB 3.0 port PC monitor, whereas the Acer B276 only has one USB 3.0 port. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Four USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the Acer B276 only has one USB Type-A downstream port.
17% lighter Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 4.2kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.7g lighter than the Acer B276 (4.2kgg).
18mm shorter Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 363mmmm tall PC monitor, whereas the Acer B276 is a 381mmmm tall PC monitor (18mm taller).
21% shallower Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a depth of 51.5mmmm. That's 10.5mm shallower than the Acer B276 (51.5mmmm).
83.2mm narrower Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 556.8mmmm wide PC monitor, whereas the Acer B276 is a 640mmmm wide PC monitor (83.2mm wider).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
1ms slower response time Edit
The Acer B276 is a 6msms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Viewsonic VG2438 (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.

Only one USB 3.0 port Edit
The Acer B276 has one USB 3.0 port, however the Viewsonic VG2438 only has four USB 3.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Only one USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The Acer B276 has one USB Type-A downstream port, however the Viewsonic VG2438 only has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Heavier Edit
The Acer B276 is a 4.9kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.7g heavier than the Viewsonic VG2438 (4.2kgg).
Marginally taller Edit
The Acer B276 has a height of 381mmmm, however the Viewsonic VG2438 is a 363mmmm tall PC monitor (18mm shorter).
Deeper Edit
Acer B276 is 62mmmm deep. That's 10.5mm deeper than the Viewsonic VG2438 (51.5mmmm).
14% wider Edit
The Acer B276 has a width of 640mmmm, however the Viewsonic VG2438 is a 556.8mmmm wide PC monitor (83.2mm narrower).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Acer B276, however 3 retailers sell the Viewsonic VG2438. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Acer B276 is older than the Viewsonic VG2438 by 14 months.
5 Reasons Against
13% smaller screen size Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a screen size of 24"", however the Acer B276 is a 27"" PC monitor (3" bigger). 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.

100 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m² cd/m², however the Acer B276 is a 350 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (100 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 has one HDMI port, however the Acer B276 only has two HDMI ports.
50% lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The Viewsonic VG2438 is a 100mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 50mm lower than the Acer B276 (100mmmm).
$30 more expensive
The Viewsonic VG2438 is more expensive than the Acer B276 by $30.

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Date Released

43 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 36.78
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 36.78
Purchase price $ 251.99
Total cost of ownership $ 288.77
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Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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0.24T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 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.

Display

Screen Size
27"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 324mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 518.4mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
6ms 5ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
BEST
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 4
BEST
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
1 4
BEST
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

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

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
150mm
BEST
100mm
Tilt Angle
5 - 45 -5 - 37
Swivel Angle Range
0 - 60 0 - 360

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption When Off
0.45W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
38W 30W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.49W Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
BEST
 TCO
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 158mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 604mm
Weight With Stand
7.5kg 5.7kg
BEST
Height With Stand
558mm 393.6mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
247mm 204.3mm
BEST
Width With Stand
640mm 556.8mm
BEST
Weight
4.9kg 4.2kg
BEST
Height
381mm 363mm
BEST
Depth
62mm 51.5mm
BEST
Width
640mm 556.8mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 DVI
 DisplayPort
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