Several Acer G257HU owners who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it had good picture quality. In August Yellowhugh rated it 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “With this monitor because the picture quality is so good”.
A few people who reviewed it wrote that it had good colour saturation. This year Matt said in his Acer G257HU review “IPS technology means phenomenal colours and viewing angle (the viewing angle is amazing, wasn't a big deal to me when I was choosing a monitor” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In August last year Reece Harris said in their Acer G257HU review on Amazon “The screen is bright and the colours really boom thanks to the IPS panel” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Yellowhugh said on Amazon “I've set it up alongside my old HD monitor, which seemed pretty good at the time.”. One person thought it was aesthetic. Maximilian Kinden scored it 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Very aesthetically pleasing”.
One person who reviewed the product said that it had a thick frame. In August Matt wrote “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel” in his review and scored it 99 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Several Acer G257HU owners who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was good quality. Yellowhugh gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Acer G257HU on Amazon this month “With this monitor because the picture quality is so good”.
Easy to Use
One Acer G257HU reviewer considered that it had a good experience. Matt wrote in his review of the Acer G257HU on Amazon “Those who play FPS games (or any fast-paced game) really should be looking at 144hz monitors for the best experience”.
One Acer G257HU owner wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. In August this year Matt mentioned “On reflection it really makes a huge difference) - Great resolution - Nice thin bezel” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
We checked 3,184 expert and user reviews for Acer PC monitors and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
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Excellent User Reviews
On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as excellent.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer G257HU has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the G257HU.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio across similar types of LCD screen.
Alternative PC displays that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Neovo FM-24, or the Acer G276HLA.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the G257HU, the Acer G257HU has a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the LG 29UM57-P ($498.95) which has a better Rating; or the Fujitsu L27T-1 LED which is cheaper.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Neovo FM-27.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer G257HU is more than most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|DVI are also found on this Acer PC monitor.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer G257HU has one of the brighter display brightness amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The display brightness of PC displays of this age and spec range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
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 screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than a year is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Across all the PC screens of this age and type the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At only 3.2 kilograms, the Acer G257HU is fairly light compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the G257HU.
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of PC displays of this spec and age range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer G257HU has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the G257HU.
With a depth of only 41.7 millimeters, the Acer G257HU is one of the shallower LCD screens that are a similar age to the G257HU amongst medium monitors of this age. The average depth of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G257HU is 89mm, and the depths range from 15mm to 700mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer G257HU does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the DELL UZ2315H ($226.44) or the Philips 241P6.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer G257HU does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer G257HU is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
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Only One HDMI Port
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer G257HU which has one HDMI port.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Acer released the G257HU.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper PC monitors such as the Neovo FM-24, or the Philips 231B4QPYCB.
The Acer G257HU has a relatively typical width (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the G257HU.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 570mm wide PC displays currently available including the Acer H257HU ($286.99) which has a better Rating.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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