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Planar Systems PXL2780MW

68

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Planar Systems PXL2780MW

$846.25
$419.73 $427 cheaper than 4 days ago
Planar Systems PXL2780MW
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A good spec and economical to run 27" PC display, but representing only moderate value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 6.5ms Dec 2015
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Planar Systems PXL2780MW Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Planar Systems PXL2780MW as follows:
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
70
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC displays are available. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of $70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,292 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in USB hub

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $846.25 to $419.73 in the last 4 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Planar Systems PXL2780MW In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The PXL2780MW is typical compared to the other 3,292 PC screens that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PXL2780MW is $70.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the PXL2780MW of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC screens the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The PXL2780MW's response time of 6.5ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is slower than 82% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. The response times of PC monitors range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the PXL2780MW of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 92% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The average horizontal viewing angle of all PC displays is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the PXL2780MW of 178° is wider than 96% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PXL2780MW has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The PXL2780MW does not have a built-in USB hub, although this is within the context that 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 54% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW is not Energy Star certified, unlike most other flatpanel monitors. 65% of flatpanel monitors are Energy Star certified.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Planar Systems PXL2780MW has a headphone out. 89% of flatpanel monitors do not have a headphone out.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 1 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the PXL2780MW is more than most flatpanel monitors. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included DVI, AC and DisplayPort are also found on this Planar Systems flatpanel monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

planar systems pxl2780mw, planar pxl2780mw

Barcodes:

00810689002253, 04923123152479

Planar Systems PXL2780MW

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