Benq BL2420 vs DELL U2515H

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Benq BL2420
DELL U2515H

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3ms faster response time Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a response time of 5ms, however the DELL U2515H is an 8ms response time PC monitor (3ms slower). 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.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a built-in speaker, whereas the DELL U2515H does not. 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.

2% narrower Edit
Benq BL2420 is 563.2mm wide. That's 5.8mm narrower than the DELL U2515H (569mm).
Cheaper by £59
The Benq BL2420 is £59.01 cheaper than the DELL U2515H.
Cheaper to run by £14.25
Over five years the Benq BL2420 only costs £44.87 to run however the DELL U2515H costs £59.12 to run (32% more). Read more
13 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 25" PC monitor. That's 1.2" bigger than the Benq BL2420 (25"). 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.

Marginally bigger viewable height Edit
The DELL U2515H has a viewable height of 311.04mm, whereas the Benq BL2420 is only a 296.35mm viewable height PC monitor (14.69mm smaller).
Bigger viewable width Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 552.96mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 26.11mm bigger than the Benq BL2420 (552.96mm).
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Benq BL2420 (350 cd/m²).
Two DisplayPorts Edit
The DELL U2515H is a two DisplayPort PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420 only has one DisplayPort.
One more HDMI port Edit
The DELL U2515H is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420 only has one HDMI port.
Three more USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the DELL U2515H is six, but the Benq BL2420 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
2.6kg lighter Edit
The DELL U2515H has a weight of 4.4kg, whereas the Benq BL2420 is a 7kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg heavier).
25.1mm shallower Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 46.4mm deep PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420 is a 71.5mm deep PC monitor (25.1mm deeper).
7 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Better selling
The DELL U2515H ranks No. 1421 by number of sales, whereas the Benq BL2420 ranks No. 6484.
One more awards
The DELL U2515H has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Benq BL2420 has 1 award.
Better user reviews
Based on 203 reviews, the average user review score of the DELL U2515H is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Benq BL2420 is 86% (based on 231 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 23.8" PC monitor. That's 1.2" smaller than the DELL U2515H (25"). 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.

Moderately smaller viewable height Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a viewable height of 296.35mm, whereas the DELL U2515H is a 311.04mm viewable height PC monitor (14.69mm bigger).
Smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 526.85mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 26.11mm smaller than the DELL U2515H (552.96mm).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the DELL U2515H (350 cd/m²).
Only one DisplayPort Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a one DisplayPort PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2515H only has two DisplayPorts.
One less HDMI port Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a one HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2515H only has two HDMI ports.
Three less USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the Benq BL2420 is three, but the DELL U2515H only has six USB Type-A downstream ports.
2.6kg heavier Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a weight of 7kg, whereas the DELL U2515H is a 4.4kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg lighter).
25.1mm deeper Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 71.5mm deep PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2515H is a 46.4mm deep PC monitor (25.1mm shallower).
Fewer sellers
The Benq BL2420 is only stocked by 26 sellers, but the DELL U2515H is stocked by 33 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Benq BL2420 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6484 by number of sales in our PC monitors, whereas the DELL U2515H ranks No. 1421.
One less award
The Benq BL2420 has only received 1 award, but the DELL U2515H has received 2 awards.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Benq BL2420 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the DELL U2515H is 94% (based on 203 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
3ms slower response time Edit
The DELL U2515H has a response time of 8ms, however the Benq BL2420 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (3ms faster). 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.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The DELL U2515H does not have a built-in speaker, however the Benq BL2420 has 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.

2% wider Edit
DELL U2515H is 569mm wide. That's 5.8mm wider than the Benq BL2420 (569mm).
More expensive by £59
The DELL U2515H is £59.01 more expensive than the Benq BL2420.
Older by three months
The DELL U2515H is three months older than the Benq BL2420.
£14.25 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the DELL U2515H are £59.12 which is £14.25 more than the Benq BL2420. Show assumptions.

Awards

1 Award
hardware.info: Excellent
2 Awards
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
SweClockers.com: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 44.87
Purchase price £ 191.41
Total cost of ownership £ 236.28
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 59.12
Purchase price £ 250.42
Total cost of ownership £ 309.54
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.22T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
23.8" 25"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 20000000:1
BEST
 20000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
BEST
Video Mode
 1440p
 1440p
BEST
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Viewable Height
296.35mm 311.04mm
BEST
Viewable Width
526.85mm 552.96mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.205 x 0.205 0.216 x 0.216
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 63.44cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms
BEST
8ms
Color Gamut
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output port
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3 6
BEST
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
BEST
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
 Ethernet LAN port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Input Current
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5A
Power Consumption When Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
28W
BEST
35W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 5000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height With Stand
524.9mm 398mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
239.55mm 205mm
BEST
Width With Stand
563.2mm
BEST
569mm
Weight
7kg 4.4kg
BEST
Height
338.7mm 338.7mm
Depth
71.5mm 46.4mm
BEST
Width
563.2mm
BEST
569mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 DisplayPort
 USB
 AC
 DisplayPort
BEST
Manual Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual included
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