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Acer G257HU PC Monitor

25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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Acer G257HU 25-Inch WQHD Review!
Acer G257HU Monitor Review!
Acer G257HU Unboxing. Budget, 1440p Computer/PC Monitor. 25in

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Excellent User Reviews

G257HU owners on average rated this PC screen as superb.

Nice Design

A number of Acer G257HU reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Daari Terrell said a few weeks ago “Monitor is gorgeous” in their review of the Acer G257HU. J. Hostetler wrote in their Acer G257HU review on Amazon “My games look beautiful on it” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. In November Nixen said in their review on Amazon “I can say that WQHD is working PERFECTLY, beautiful pic”.

One customer who reviewed the Acer G257HU wrote that it had a thick frame. Matt mentioned on Amazon “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel” in his review of this PC monitor and scored the Acer G257HU very highly.

One Acer G257HU owner who bought it thought it was aesthetic. A few weeks ago Maximilian Kinden mentioned on Amazon “Very aesthetically pleasing”.

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Good Picture Quality

Five Acer G257HU reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Jon said on Amazon “The pixel density makes graphics that much more impressive”. This year Yellowhugh said on Amazon “With this monitor because the picture quality is so good”.

A number of Acer G257HU owners said in their reviews that the Acer G257HU had good colour saturation. Reece Harris rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “The screen is bright and the colours really boom thanks to the IPS panel”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Acer G257HU owners who bought it thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in November “The picture quality is superb”. Epak rated this PC monitor as very good and said in November this year “Running great so far with crisp and high picture quality” in their review. A few weeks ago J. Evans wrote “Good quality monitor.” in their review.

Good Size

A few Acer G257HU owners reckoned that it was thin. Antoine mentioned “It was nice even fresh out the box it had a crispy brilliant display very thin all pixel seem to be working” in his review.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Acer G257HU had a good experience. Matt said in his review of the Acer G257HU a few weeks ago “Those who play FPS games (or any fast-paced game) really should be looking at 144hz monitors for the best experience” .

Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung S24E650DW[plb_3018887_price], and the Hannspree HQ271HPG[plb_3032770_price] which is cheaper; or the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer G257HU has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the G257HU.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price] which has better reviews; or the AOC G2770PF[plb_2982295_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Wortmann AG 3031216[plb_3160449_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC displays of this age and type is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The Acer G257HU has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Acer G257HU has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all LCD screens of this type and age is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Light

Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg. With a weight of only 3.2 kilograms, the Acer G257HU is one of the lighter medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the G257HU amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Shallow

The average depth of PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the G257HU is 92mm, and the depths range from 32mm to 650mm. With a depth of only 41.7 millimeters, the Acer G257HU is quite shallow compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released one year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Acer G257HU owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was not strong and durable. J. Evans wrote on Amazon this year “Be aware that the stand is not very sturdy”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer G257HU does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the G257HU also do not have a built-in camera.

Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price], or the Lenovo T2424z[plb_3008864_price] or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer G257HU is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the G257HU are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the G257HU do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer G257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer G257HU is more than most LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Acer G257HU is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer G257HU

Average Width

At 570 millimeters, the Acer G257HU has a pretty average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 570mm wide PC displays currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer H257HU[plb_2712612_price].

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User Reviews

(42)
Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Casual Gamer Brett
Casual Gamer Brett would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I decided to pick up this monitor after months of online shopping for a decent, value-oriented 1440p monitor from a reputable brand. I had read a lot of reviews about the Korean 1440p monitors,... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Thecomputernut
(Verified Purchase)

Zero dead pixels. Small bezel. Screen is very bright, so bright I had to turn the brightness down a bit from the default. You really can't beat this monitor for the price...

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Nate G
Nate G would recommend the Acer G257HU

This is such a fantastic monitor! I'm a gamer/PC nerd and I decided it was time to move up from 1080p. I was using a Samsung 21.5" 1080p LED display that had a TN panel, and I thought it was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2015 by Reed Taylor
Reed Taylor would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

College student here. I love this monitor because it is very affordable and allows me to be more productive by extending my laptop display. It is great for video editing and works very well for... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Sunshine
Sunshine would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

I was wanting to move up to 1440p but didn't want to spend over $. This monitor besides meeting those requirments also has a gorgeous IPS Display and Higher DPI then 27" monitors. Everything about... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by KylefromMN
KylefromMN would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

Wider than I expected, this monitor really is beautiful and performs well so far. I use it for video editing and I haven't had any problems so far. If I had the money, I'd buy a second one...

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Gaidax

Bought this one and am using it for 3 days now. The good:No dead pixels, screen is absolutely gorgeous, colors are great and PPI density of 25 incher with 1440p resolution makes games look... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Aganju
Aganju would recommend the Acer G257HU (Verified Purchase)

This is my first external screen to a laptop, and I went big right away. The 2560 pixel view was exactly what I expected, and the screen is very impressive with the bright, sharp picture. I use it... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
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Hard To Set Up
Reviewed 13 September 2016 by JWebs5103
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor, great price.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Maximilian Kinden
(Verified Purchase)

Summary: Brilliant screen, very happy with the product. I've been using the screen for a month or so, usage includes general browsing, work and various computer games. Good bits: - Great... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $44.77
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer g257, acer 100m1, acer g257h, acer g257hu, acer 350cdm2, acer g257hus, acer g257husm, acer 2560x1440, acer g257husmi, acer umkg7ee009, acer umkg7aa002, acer g257husmid, acer g257husmidp, acer g257husmidpx, acer g257husmidpx25
Barcodes 04058154037430, 04713147889907

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