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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
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) 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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HP ENVY 34c Curved 3440x1440 Monitor - Full Review
Ultrawide HP Envy 34c 34-inch Curved Media Display Review
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HP Envy 34C Curved Display Review

19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it both concluded that this PC display was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including pcforalla.idg.se and prad.de the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 75%.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Jon White said in his review of the HP ENVY 34c on Amazon this month “The image quality is perfect” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the HP ENVY 34c considered that it was a good design. Jon White gave it an excellent review and he said “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.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the DELL U2415, and the Acer XB270H ($456.99) which has better reviews; or the DELL P2715Q ($479.00) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC displays that were launched more than a year ago, the HP ENVY 34c has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2420U ($400.00), the Samsung S29E790C ($448.28), or the LG 34UC87C ($799.00).

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

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

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the ENVY 34c has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34c is 10° and the widest is 180°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the ENVY 34c has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type. The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays that were released around the same time as the ENVY 34c range from 18° to 180°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The HP ENVY 34c is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Very Big Viewable Width

The average viewable width of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 530mm, and the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm. At 749.9 millimeters, the HP ENVY 34c has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of flatpanel monitors of this type and age range from 48cm to 600cm. When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34c, the display diagonal of the HP ENVY 34c of 86.36 centimeters is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 34c range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the HP ENVY 34c has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

Across all the PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 34c the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. The ENVY 34c has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of 12 Watts, the HP ENVY 34c has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst PC monitors of this age. The RMS rated audio powers of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 34c range from 1W to 32W.

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3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The HP ENVY 34c has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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1440p Video Mode

The most resolution of the ENVY 34c is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p PC screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that came out more than a year ago the best resolution is 2160p and the worst is 480p.

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Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the ENVY 34c is more than most comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to it. This HP PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 34c, the ENVY 34c does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that came out more than a year ago, the ENVY 34c is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung S29E790C ($448.28).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP ENVY 34c does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 34c the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 91 kilowatt hours, the ENVY 34c has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ENVY 34c.

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Heavy

Across all the PC displays of this type and age the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of 8 kilograms, the ENVY 34c is one of the heavier medium monitors that are a similar age to the ENVY 34c amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very High Maximum Power Consumption

At 150 Watts, the ENVY 34c has a very high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 34c. The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 34c is 0.45W, the highest is 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 51W.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

When compared to other similar spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago that we have checked the response time of, the HP ENVY 34c's response time of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 34c is 5.7ms.

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Very Wide

The widths of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 34c range from 340mm to 960mm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the ENVY 34c that we have checked the width of, the ENVY 34c's width of 950.8 millimeters is one of the widest.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the Samsung S29E790C ($448.28) (699.5mm and higher rated), or the LG 34UC87C ($799.00) (830.5mm and higher rated); or the Samsung U28E590D ($349.99) (660.9mm and cheaper).

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ENVY 34c

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP PC display has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Display Surface
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Pixel Density
Ports & Interfaces
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USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
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TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Input Current
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included

2 Awards

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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 $75.23
Electricity cost when on standby $2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $77.44
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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 350cdm2, hp k1u85aa, hp vp145350, hp k1u85aaa, hp 3440x1440, hp k1u85aaab, hp k1u85aaabb, hp k1u85aaabu
Barcodes 00888793587935, 00888793587980, 00888793588000, 00888793588055

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