Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 34

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Benq XL2720
HP ENVY 34

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
13ms faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (14ms). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 500g lighter than the HP ENVY 34 (8kg).
£350 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 is £349.98 cheaper than the HP ENVY 34.
Cheaper to run by £59.01
The Benq XL2720 is £59.01 cheaper to run than the HP ENVY 34 over five years. Read more
Eleven more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards, but the HP ENVY 34 has 1 award.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 283 user reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a screen size of 34", but the Benq XL2720 is only a 27" PC monitor (7" 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.

Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
A bit wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², but the Benq XL2720 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the HP ENVY 34 is two, but the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI port.
Built-in speaker Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a built-in speaker, but the Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Available from 7 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 3 reviews, the HP ENVY 34 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 84% (based on 39 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a screen size of 27", whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (7" bigger). 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.

18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 34 (178°).
Moderately narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a one HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports.
Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker, however the HP ENVY 34 does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 sellers sells the Benq XL2720, but 12 stores sell the HP ENVY 34. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by one year.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 90% (based on 3 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (14ms). 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.

Heavier Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 8kg weight PC monitor. That's 500g heavier than the Benq XL2720 (8kg).
£350 more expensive
The HP ENVY 34 is more expensive than the Benq XL2720 by £349.98.
136% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the HP ENVY 34 are £102.27 which is £59.01 more than the Benq XL2720. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the HP ENVY 34 has received 1 award, the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The HP ENVY 34 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 283 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
benchmarkhardware.com: Gold
Digital Versus: 5 Star
f1cd.ru: Recommended
fz.se: Silver
gamestar.de: Platinum
hardware.info: Silver Award
insidehardware.it: Platinum
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
neitsabes.fr: Very Good
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 43.26
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 43.26
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 393.25
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.35
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.92
Total running cost £ 102.27
Purchase price £ 699.97
Total cost of ownership £ 802.24
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.51T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27" 34"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.232 x 0.232
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 86.36cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
1ms
BEST
14ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
BEST
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45 -180 - 180
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.43W
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
62W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.48W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 91kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 5
 9
 95-265
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 5
 9
 95-265
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 477.1mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 197.2mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 950.8mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
8kg
Height
548mm 374.1mm
Depth
273mm 93.9mm
Width
642mm 950.8mm
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