Acer H257HU 25" Quad HD/2k Zeroframe IPS 4MS Monitor, £209.10 @ Scan
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Acer H257HU 25" Quad HD/2k Zeroframe IPS 4MS Monitor, £209.10 @ Scan

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Found 28th Dec 2015
Just got this last week before it dropped in price by £30. Absolutely beautiful screen, with 100% sRGB colour accuracy (perfect for graphic design and photo editing), a response time of 4ms (great for gaming, and the best I've found for a mid-range IPS), and a max brightness of 350cd/m2.
Simply the best IPS screen I could find for the price, and the new discount only sweetens the deal.
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'100% sRGB colour accuracy'

After you calibrate it. Add £120 to the price.

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HedgyHoggy

'100% sRGB colour accuracy'After you calibrate it. Add £120 to the … '100% sRGB colour accuracy'After you calibrate it. Add £120 to the price.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datacolor-Spyder5PRO-Colorimeter-USB-Connector/dp/B00UBSL31Q/ref=dp_ob_title_ce



​to be fair, many folk who are interested in the colour accuracy for image editing may already have a colorimeter... this is a great price for that spec screen for photo work
You wouldn't get a 4ms IPS screen if you were interested in professional colour accuracy
HedgyHoggy

'100% sRGB colour accuracy'After you calibrate it. Add £120 to the … '100% sRGB colour accuracy'After you calibrate it. Add £120 to the price.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datacolor-Spyder5PRO-Colorimeter-USB-Connector/dp/B00UBSL31Q/ref=dp_ob_title_ce



It comes pre-calibrated to 100% accuracy right out of the box with it's sRGB mode Many reviewers have performed tests and stated this.
Type_R

You wouldn't get a 4ms IPS screen if you were interested in professional … You wouldn't get a 4ms IPS screen if you were interested in professional colour accuracy



Why not? Not sure what your definition of "professional" is, but this is the best you're going to get for the price range.
Edited by: "eddeddeddedd" 28th Dec 2015
This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with Scan? All things being equal it is a bargain.
billericaymicky

This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with … This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with Scan? All things being equal it is a bargain.



Used them for years, always fantastic service with next day delivery. Very good with no quibble returns too.
nearly interested until I saw it has speakers
PR1

nearly interested until I saw it has speakers



Whys that bad? I just use my own :P
Eddeddeddedd, how well does this resolution work in 25 inches? I was lead to believe 27 would work better? I want to get more on the screen than my 22 inch, 1920 X 1080 allows, but not so tiny it becomes difficult to read. Appreciate any advice you can give. Yhx
PR1

nearly interested until I saw it has speakers




Erm, just don't use them?
billericaymicky

Eddeddeddedd, how well does this resolution work in 25 inches? I was … Eddeddeddedd, how well does this resolution work in 25 inches? I was lead to believe 27 would work better? I want to get more on the screen than my 22 inch, 1920 X 1080 allows, but not so tiny it becomes difficult to read. Appreciate any advice you can give. Yhx




Depends on what OS you use. Windows 10 is very good at calibrating the screen to the right text size etc. The rest depends on the programmes and games
Xela333, i have Windows 7. Am reticent to upgrade despite being prompted by microsoft. Any idea W7 will deal with the higher resolution well enough? Thx
billericaymicky

Xela333, i have Windows 7. Am reticent to upgrade despite being prompted … Xela333, i have Windows 7. Am reticent to upgrade despite being prompted by microsoft. Any idea W7 will deal with the higher resolution well enough? Thx



I'm on Windows 7 too and it looks great IMO... I just upgraded from an old 1080p 22" monitor, so it was slightly jarring at first, but now I'm used to it I could never go back!
I love that there's enough space to pin two windows to both sides of the screen :P
Eddeddeddedd, exactly what I want to do... but was afraid to say. Ta very much. X)
Am befuddled why this hasn't gone way over a hundered degrees.
lolololollol

Acer 4K Monitor … Acer 4K Monitor :phttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/offer-acer-k242hq-ips-4k-display-monitor-3840x2160-4ms-300cd-m-1000000001-speakers-dp-dvi-hdmi



Ah yeah I did see this one, but 23.6" at 4K would be wayyyy too small. Plus I would have needed to upgrade my graphics card LOL
Edited by: "eddeddeddedd" 29th Dec 2015
billericaymicky

Eddeddeddedd, exactly what I want to do... but was afraid to say. Ta very … Eddeddeddedd, exactly what I want to do... but was afraid to say. Ta very much. X)


No probs mate Glad I could help someone, I was researching monitors for ages haha!
Edited by: "eddeddeddedd" 29th Dec 2015
I have the 4k 27"version, biggest regret I've made recently.
BluesFanUK

I have the 4k 27"version, biggest regret I've made recently.




Why?
BluesFanUK

I have the 4k 27"version, biggest regret I've made recently.



​Why is that?
The 'IPS' screen isn't as good compared to my old AOC i2369Vm 1080p IPS monitor, and 4K video is extremely overrated.

Unless you are gaming (in which case you either need a GTX 980ti or wait for the newer GPU's) or you genuinely need the real estate for work (get the Phillips 40"), 4K monitors should be avoided.

I have a few high quality 1080p vids at 60fps and those same vids at 4K res 60fps. The difference is absolutely negligible. Presumably this all has to do with the limits of the human eye, but when you consider SD to 1080p was spectacular, 1080p to 4K is a massive let down. TV companies are trying their hardest to make 4K look good by down scaling their current HD content, don't be fooled.
BluesFanUK

The 'IPS' screen isn't as good compared to my old AOC i2369Vm 1080p IPS … The 'IPS' screen isn't as good compared to my old AOC i2369Vm 1080p IPS monitor, and 4K video is extremely overrated.Unless you are gaming (in which case you either need a GTX 980ti or wait for the newer GPU's) or you genuinely need the real estate for work (get the Phillips 40"), 4K monitors should be avoided.I have a few high quality 1080p vids at 60fps and those same vids at 4K res 60fps. The difference is absolutely negligible. Presumably this all has to do with the limits of the human eye, but when you consider SD to 1080p was spectacular, 1080p to 4K is a massive let down. TV companies are trying their hardest to make 4K look good by down scaling their current HD content, don't be fooled.


Thanks for the info.

My main use would be for photo editing and I'd read today on some forum that 1440 on a 25" screen isn't ideal as text etc looks so small. I then started considering a 27", possibly the Dell U2715 as it doesn't appear to be that much more expensive than the Acer H2775HU and it has better stand flexibility. That said, a 27" IPS is almost double the price of the monitor in this deal and that would mean that I wouldn't be able to get myself a new screen calibration device within my budget (my Huey Pro wouldn't work with LED screens). Sod's law!
UKseagull

Thanks for the info. My main use would be for photo editing and I'd read … Thanks for the info. My main use would be for photo editing and I'd read today on some forum that 1440 on a 25" screen isn't ideal as text etc looks so small. I then started considering a 27", possibly the Dell U2715 as it doesn't appear to be that much more expensive than the Acer H2775HU and it has better stand flexibility. That said, a 27" IPS is almost double the price of the monitor in this deal and that would mean that I wouldn't be able to get myself a new screen calibration device within my budget (my Huey Pro wouldn't work with LED screens). Sod's law!



At 4K res you absolutely need something of 27" or above. I currently have mine scaled to 130% in Windows 8.1, which is why I mentioned the Phillips 40" screen. It's about £200.00 more than your average 4K monitor, and it is big, but you don't need to scale on it. It'd be a godsend for your Photo editing needs. On the other hand you'll need a pretty powerful GPU to handle all those pixels on the screen.

At 1440p I think you could get away with 25", but again you'd need to scale it in Windows. 1440p is more of a compromise between 4K and 1080, and i'd say at the moment that's the sweet spot for PC gamers who want to use a 980ti/Fury X with most settings on ultra.

Might be worth waiting another 6 months to see what new monitors are out and what the new nVidia/AMD cards can do. You might have to wait 12 months or so for the Maxwell 980ti killers though.
BluesFanUK

At 4K res you absolutely need something of 27" or above. I currently have … At 4K res you absolutely need something of 27" or above. I currently have mine scaled to 130% in Windows 8.1, which is why I mentioned the Phillips 40" screen. It's about £200.00 more than your average 4K monitor, and it is big, but you don't need to scale on it. It'd be a godsend for your Photo editing needs. On the other hand you'll need a pretty powerful GPU to handle all those pixels on the screen.At 1440p I think you could get away with 25", but again you'd need to scale it in Windows. 1440p is more of a compromise between 4K and 1080, and i'd say at the moment that's the sweet spot for PC gamers who want to use a 980ti/Fury X with most settings on ultra.Might be worth waiting another 6 months to see what new monitors are out and what the new nVidia/AMD cards can do. You might have to wait 12 months or so for the Maxwell 980ti killers though.


Thanks again.
I only have a 560Ti card, so 4K isn't going to be for me. At the moment I have an older Samsung 24" 1920 x 1200 TN monitor and it's not ideal for photo editing, the contrast and brightness appear to alter if you move your head position slightly. It's quite annoying
UKseagull

Thanks again.I only have a 560Ti card, so 4K isn't going to be for me. At … Thanks again.I only have a 560Ti card, so 4K isn't going to be for me. At the moment I have an older Samsung 24" 1920 x 1200 TN monitor and it's not ideal for photo editing, the contrast and brightness appear to alter if you move your head position slightly. It's quite annoying



Oh, then any IPS screen will do mate. The previous PC I bought back in 2011 I got a Liyama 22" 1080p monitor, viewing angles were absolutely horrid and it was only last year I realised it was a TN panel. I then bought the 23" AOC IPS monitor and it was night and day difference, the best monitor i've ever had.

Edited by: "BluesFanUK" 29th Dec 2015
This of the Dell UH2515H for £39 more delivered from Amazon for photo editing, late night surfing and possibly games...

Decisions decisions...
wasabimaster

This of the Dell UH2515H for £39 more delivered from Amazon for photo … This of the Dell UH2515H for £39 more delivered from Amazon for photo editing, late night surfing and possibly games...Decisions decisions...


Sounds like you're in the same boat as me. But would 27" be better at the same resolution?
BluesFanUK

I have the 4k 27"version, biggest regret I've made recently.


Why?
I recently got an LG IPS monitor and it gives me eyestrain and I see a sort of pixel walk effect up close so i'm looking to get a different one.

Is this common with IPS screens?
wasabimaster

This of the Dell UH2515H for £39 more delivered from Amazon for photo … This of the Dell UH2515H for £39 more delivered from Amazon for photo editing, late night surfing and possibly games...Decisions decisions...



This Acer monitor is highly likely using the same panel as in that Dell Ultrasharp, they are identical I think
UKseagull

Sounds like you're in the same boat as me. But would 27" be better at the … Sounds like you're in the same boat as me. But would 27" be better at the same resolution?


Yeah, I already have a 9 year old 24" Dell and the power button on the 10 year old 22" Dell sitting beside it does not turn off now, the wife refuses to believe it's finally "broken" as I've been going on about upgrading monitors for a while now and the smaller of the two monitors is conveniently playing up just before my birthday...

Anyway, dualing a 24" and 27" would cause too much neck strain let alone dual 27"...
The thing is, I think dual screen 25 inch might be too much. Two 24 inch Ultrasharps would be good, but I think they only come in at 1080p.

if just going for one singular monitor, it would need to be 27 inch +
I have dual at the moment, 24" TN with an older 20" TN and I do want to continue with a dual set-up. I just want to be sure that 2560x1440 on a 25" won't look too condensed.
Is this not better? amazon.co.uk/Ben…DVG

It was £259.99 yesterday. For what it's worth, I ordered this one yesterday but I'm not bothered about size if the 25" Acer is better.
Edited by: "jsmith19891" 29th Dec 2015
Not VESA Mount compatible :-(
I'd considered this Acer earlier in the week, but the lack of height adjustment etc. put me off. I wanted a new high-res dual monitor set-up for work, so went for two of the Dell P2416D ones. Fully adjustable stand, all the inputs I need, 2560x1440 on a 23.8" panel so pin sharp, and gets decent reviews.

Voted hot, as this is still a good deal for those that prefer an extra inch over an adjustable stand.
billericaymicky

This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with … This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with Scan? All things being equal it is a bargain.


Use them for work on a weekly basis. Never been an issue down to them, had some doa parts they've always replaced next day
billericaymicky

This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with … This is 140 quid cheaper than john lewis. Anyone got any experience with Scan? All things being equal it is a bargain.


Scan's return service is definitely not on par with John Lewis and Amazon. I have perviously placed orders worth >1500£ with Scan.

I had to return sth. once and they totally screwed me. They usually only pass the defect product to the manufacturer. If the latter doesn't have great service or screws up then you will be totally left alone by Scan. They will not fight your case, but fight you and make your life hell.

Since then I have stopped ordering from Scan.
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