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Acer H257HU PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice
25" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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Acer H7-Series 25 WQHD IPS Monitor Unboxing (H257HU SMIDPX)
Review: Acer H257HU 25 WQHD IPS Monitor (H7-Series)

13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who thought that this medium monitor was superb.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC display received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Acer flatpanel monitor is 83 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Acer H257HU reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Channelpronetwork.com said in their review “Stylish design”.

Robust

One Acer H257HU owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Channelpronetwork.com wrote “Solid performance” .

Good Brand

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the superior brands.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the H257HU, the Acer H257HU has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Hannspree HU282PPS[plb_3012440_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to consider including the Samsung LS27D590CS[plb_3828352_price], or the Eizo Foris bl 23,8, 1920 x 1080, IPS[plb_3698806_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer H257HU has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that were released one year ago the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Acer H257HU has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the H257HU is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H257HU is 6.3W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.1W to 52W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.4 Watts, the Acer H257HU has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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Light

The weights of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of only 3.3 kilograms, the Acer H257HU is one of the lighter medium monitors that are a similar age to the H257HU amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the H257HU is 5.7ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer H257HU has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the H257HU.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer H257HU does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer H257HU is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer H257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Acer H257HU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer H257HU

Released Over a Year Ago

This LCD screen was released over a year ago.

Average Width

The Acer H257HU has a pretty typical width (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Display Surface
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Swivelling Base
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)

It's amazing how your eyes get used to an old, gradually dimming monitor. You only realize how weak your old monitor has become when trying out a new one. When we fired up the new Acer H257HU we... Read more…

Stylish design
High-resolution panel
Wide viewing angles
Solid performance
Good audio output
No USB ports
Tilt-only stand
28 April 2015

The Acer H257HU is a reasonably priced 25-inch Wide-Quad-High-Definition (WQHD) monitor that delivers accurate color and gray-scale performance, stylish lines, and better-than-average audio output...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Whitney Minthorn
Whitney Minthorn would recommend the Acer H257HU

I'm a full time freelance High-End Retoucher and had been researching for weeks for the perfect monitor. I wasn't able to find many reviews on this specific product, but I like the specs I see... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by KELI D.
(Verified Purchase)

One of the lowest priced 2560x1440 monitors but simultaneously one of the nicest looking ones as well. 25" is almost the perfect size at this resolution being slightly sharper than a 27" and no... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Ronald W.
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased a pair of these monitors to replace my very old pair of Dell 2001FP (1600x1200@60Hz) that I had owned for ~13 years. These are ~19 inches and I wanted something of a similar size... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Michael S.
(Verified Purchase)

This is my second Acer monitor with the 1st being a H213H and thing "hauled the mail" it was awesome. However, I started my Masters and need a larger monitor for course work and this was an... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Jordan - Video Editor

Moving from some 1080p monitors for video editing, I'm very surprised and happy with this choice. You can spend all your time reading through reviews, or you can just buy these and get on with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code h257, acer h257, acer h257h, umkh7ee001, code h257h, acer 100m1, code h257hu, acer h257hu, acer p242233, acer aceh257, acer h257hus, acer 350cdm2, acer h257husm, acer p242233p, acer aceh257h, acer 2560x1440, acer aceh257hu, acer h257husmi, acer h257husmid, acer umkh7ee001, code umkh7ee001, acer h257husmidp, acer h257husmidpx, acer h257husmidpx25
Barcodes 00887899856020, 04053162787780, 04713147800414, 04713147800438

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