At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer H257HU has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were released around the same time as the H257HU. The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the H257HU is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
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 frequently found resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Has Three Cables Included
The Acer H257HU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the H257HU range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W. The Acer H257HU has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.4 Watts) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
The Acer H257HU is one of the lighter similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year (only 3.3 kilograms) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest LCD screen of a similar age and type to the H257HU is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer H257HU has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year. The response times of flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.
4 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the H257HU do not have a built-in camera. The Acer H257HU is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer H257HU is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C ($448.28) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the H257HU, the Acer H257HU does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago.
+1 More reason against
1 Other reason to consider the Acer H257HU
The Acer H257HU has a fairly typical width (570 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the H257HU.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Eizo FlexScan EV2450 ($384.44) (537.6mm and cheaper).
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