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HP ENVY 34c
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HP ENVY 34c PC Monitor

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34" 10000000:1 LED Jun 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Maximize your media experience with brilliant imagery and immersive sound curved to you. The HP Envy 34c Curved Display provides expansive Wide QHD visuals reinforced by immersive DTS Audio... More
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18 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This HP flatpanel monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it, both of which thought that this PC display was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including pcforalla.idg.se and prad.de the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 75%.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Jon White said in his review of the HP ENVY 34c “The image quality is perfect” and gave the product an excellent review score.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased it thought it had good picture quality.

Nice Design

One HP ENVY 34c reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Jon White said in November this year “It is just a basic design flaw that can easily be rectified with a black marker pen (which HP don't provide” in his HP ENVY 34c review and gave the HP ENVY 34c a score of 5 stars.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price], and the Samsung U32E850R[plb_2868818_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The ENVY 34c has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price], or the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price].

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips BDM3275UP[plb_2997137_price] is also worth considering.

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HP PC Screens Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC displays built by HP.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the ENVY 34c has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the ENVY 34c.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 34c the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the HP ENVY 34c has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released one year ago.

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Two HDMI Ports

The ENVY 34c is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Very Big Viewable Width

The average viewable width of medium monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c is 530mm. The viewable width of the ENVY 34c of 749.9 millimeters is one of the biggest amongst medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 34c.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the ENVY 34c of 86.36 centimeters is one of the biggest amongst flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The screen sizes of similar spec PC displays that were released one year ago range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the ENVY 34c has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c.

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3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the ENVY 34c is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

The average color gamut of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 82%, and the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. With a color gamut of 99 percent, the HP ENVY 34c has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the ENVY 34c.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

The ENVY 34c has a quite high RMS rated audio power (12 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ENVY 34c. Medium monitors that were released one year ago have RMS rated audio powers of between 1W and 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.5W.

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1440p Video Mode

The ENVY 34c has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most common video mode of 1080p. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year the worst resolution is 480p and the best is 2160p.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34c, the HP ENVY 34c does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c, the HP ENVY 34c is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c, the ENVY 34c does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with an integrated card reader and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the ENVY 34c is more than most comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 34c. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 91 kilowatt hours, the HP ENVY 34c has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c. The average annual energy consumption of comparable spec PC displays that were released one year ago is 47kWh.

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Heavy

The ENVY 34c is fairly heavy (8 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 34c. The lightest comparable spec flatpanel monitor that has been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34c is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Very High Maximum Power Consumption

Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c have maximum power consumptions of between 0.45W and 170W. When compared to other PC displays of this type and age that we have checked the maximum power consumption of, the ENVY 34c's maximum power consumption of 150 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than a year have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The ENVY 34c has one of the slower response times (14 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Wide

The width of the ENVY 34c of 950.8 millimeters is one of the widest amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c. The widths of PC monitors that were released one year ago range from 340mm to 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.

We compared all the other 950.8mm wide flatpanel monitors to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price] (825.5mm), or the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] (830.5mm) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ENVY 34c

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Integrated TV Tuner
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2 Awards

tomshw.it Editor Approved

Expert Reviews

(6)
25 October 2015

HP's new 34-inch curved Envy 34c sports a high-contrast SVA panel and DTS-tuned speakers; features that set it apart from the competition. Today we check out its performance in our benchmark... Read more…

25 October 2015

Every curved display we've reviewed so far offers a slightly different package. For all-around use and casual gaming, the HP Envy 34c is a good choice and its contrast is better than almost any...

Tomshardware.com

16 May 2015

De HP Envy 34c is een interessante optie in het groeiende aanbod van 3440x1440 superbreedbeeldmonitoren. Het design is duidelijk anders dan bij de concurrentie, met een fraaie aluminium voet en...

23 September 2015

På den gamla onda tiden, när vi hade skrivbordsskärmar med bildrör, var de dominerande formaten det snudd på kvadratiska 5:4 eller den tidens bredbild, 4:3. ADVERTISING Det fanns enstaka... Read more…

4 January 2016

Der HP ENVY 34c wurde mit dem Aluminiumstandfu&#223, der weißen Rückseite und dem gebogenen Design optisch ansprechend gestaltet, wobei die großen Lautsprecher an den Seiten wohl eine...

21 9 aspect ratio
Bright, saturated color
Speakers
Build quality
Contrast
Expensive
Middling input lag
No height or swivel adjustment
Reds a bit oversaturated
Costoso
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User Reviews

(1)
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent screen I use for a large development space, running three decent sized windows side by side, and very useful if running multiple VMs too. I do play the odd game on it, such as... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $77.10
Electricity cost when on standby $2.27
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Total running cost over 5 years $79.37
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Energy Rating
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k1u85, hp k1u85a, hp n138470, hp 350cdm2, hp k1u85aa, hp n138470w, hp k1u85aaa, hp k1u85aaab, hp 3440x1440, hp k1u85aaabb, hp k1u85aaabu
Barcodes 00888793587935, 00888793587980, 00888793588000, 00888793588055, 05054629866481

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