Acer S277HK vs Samsung U32D970Q

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Acer S277HK
Samsung U32D970Q

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
4ms faster response time Edit
The Acer S277HK has a response time of 4ms, whereas the Samsung U32D970Q is an 8ms response time PC monitor (4ms slower). 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Acer S277HK is a 75kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor. That's 56kWh lower than the Samsung U32D970Q (131kWh).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Acer S277HK has a weight of 4.9kg, but the Samsung U32D970Q is a 10.3kg weight PC monitor (5.4kg heavier).
$95.55 cheaper to run
Over five years the Acer S277HK is $95.55 cheaper to run than the Samsung U32D970Q. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Acer S277HK has an energy efficiency rating of "C", but the Samsung U32D970Q has a rating of "D".
Two more awards
The Acer S277HK has 7 awards from expert review sites, however the Samsung U32D970Q has 5 awards.
7 Reasons For
4.5" bigger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a display diagonal of 31.5", whereas the Acer S277HK is only a 27" PC monitor (4.5" 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.

50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², whereas the Acer S277HK is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
One more displayPorts quantity Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is a two displayPorts quantity PC monitor, whereas the Acer S277HK only has one displayPorts quantity.
Height adjustment Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has a height adjustment, however the Acer S277HK does not.
VESA mounting Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q supports VESA mounting, but the Acer S277HK does not support VESA mounting.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 27 expert reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Acer S277HK has an average rating of 78% (based on 20 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 5 user reviews, the Samsung U32D970Q has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Acer S277HK has an average rating of 70% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Acer S277HK is a 27" PC monitor. That's 4.5" smaller than the Samsung U32D970Q (31.5"). 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer S277HK is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung U32D970Q (350 cd/m²).
Only one displayPorts quantity Edit
The number of displayPorts quantitys on the Acer S277HK is one, but the Samsung U32D970Q only has two displayPorts quantitys.
Does not have a height adjustment Edit
The Acer S277HK does not have a height adjustment, however the Samsung U32D970Q does.
Does not support VESA mounting Edit
The Acer S277HK does not support VESA mounting, but the Samsung U32D970Q supports VESA mounting.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Acer S277HK only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Samsung U32D970Q has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 27 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Acer S277HK only has an average user score of 70%, but the Samsung U32D970Q has an average user rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is an 8ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Acer S277HK (8ms). 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.

56kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q has an annual energy consumption of 131kWh, however the Acer S277HK is a 75kWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (56kWh lower).
Heavier Edit
The Samsung U32D970Q is a 10.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 5.4kg heavier than the Acer S277HK (10.3kg).
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Five months older
The Samsung U32D970Q is older than the Acer S277HK by five months.
155% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung U32D970Q are $157.07 which is $95.55 more than the Acer S277HK. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung U32D970Q has an energy efficiency rating of "D", whereas the Acer S277HK has a rating of "C".
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung U32D970Q has received 5 awards, the Acer S277HK has received 7 awards.

Awards

7 Awards
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
hispazone.com: Recommended Product
kitguru.net: Worth Considering
ljudochbild.se: Best Buy
Lydogbilde.no: Best Buy 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
5 Awards
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Excellent Package
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 59.39
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.13
Total running cost $ 61.52
Purchase price $ 455.15
Total cost of ownership $ 516.67
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 154.81
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 157.07

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.41T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.0T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 31.5"
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
4ms
BEST
8ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPorts Quantity
1 2
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Performance

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
BEST
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption (off)
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
49.87W
BEST
130W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.47W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh
BEST
131kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 140W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 556mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 347mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 795mm
Weight With Stand
5.4kg
BEST
13.7kg
Height (with Stand)
451.1mm
BEST
490.6mm
Depth (with Stand)
153.9mm
BEST
280mm
Width (with Stand)
613.92mm
BEST
727.8mm
Weight
4.9kg
BEST
10.3kg
Height
406.4mm 427.3mm
Depth
111.8mm 62.1mm
Width
614.7mm 727.8mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
BEST
 HDMI
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User Guide on CD-ROM
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