Benq XL2720 vs HP Pavilion 27

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Benq XL2720
HP Pavilion 27

Top Prices

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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Standard delivery: £45.71
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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
16.77M more display colour count Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 16.77M display colours PC monitor. That's 16.77M more than the HP Pavilion 27 (unknownM).
17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the HP Pavilion 27 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
13x faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms faster than the HP Pavilion 27 (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.

Vastly larger color gamut Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 72% color gamut PC monitor. That's 72% larger than the HP Pavilion 27 (unknown%).
Higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 140mm higher than the HP Pavilion 27 (unknownmm).
VESA mounting Edit
The Benq XL2720 supports VESA mounting, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 does not support VESA mounting.
Eleven more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are better
The Benq XL2720 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 39 reviews, however the HP Pavilion 27 has an average rating of 76% (based on 9 reviews).
12 Reasons For
Bigger viewable width Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 has a viewable width of 597.89mm, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 1mm viewable width PC monitor (596.89mm smaller).
18° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
8° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, whereas the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI port.
75% lighter Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 4.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.2kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (4.3kg).
Shorter Edit
HP Pavilion 27 is 454.6mm tall, but the Benq XL2720 is a 548mm tall PC monitor (93.4mm taller).
67% shallower Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 164mm deep PC monitor. That's 109mm shallower than the Benq XL2720 (164mm).
A bit narrower Edit
HP Pavilion 27 is 622.6mm wide, but the Benq XL2720 is a 642mm wide PC monitor (19.4mm wider).
£1 cheaper
The HP Pavilion 27 is £1.14 cheaper than the Benq XL2720.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £154.96
The HP Pavilion 27 only costs £52.71 to run over five years however the Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run (294% more). Read more
User reviews are slightly better
The HP Pavilion 27 has an average user review score of 93%, whereas the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 91% (based on 282 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
596.89mm smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewable width of 1mm, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 is a 597.89mm viewable width PC monitor (596.89mm bigger).
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP Pavilion 27 (178°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, however the HP Pavilion 27 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Benq XL2720 has one HDMI port, however the HP Pavilion 27 only has two HDMI ports.
43% heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.2kg heavier than the HP Pavilion 27 (4.3kg).
93.4mm taller Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 548mm tall PC monitor, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 is a 454.6mm tall PC monitor (93.4mm shorter).
40% deeper Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a depth of 273mm. That's 109mm deeper than the HP Pavilion 27 (164mm).
Slightly wider Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 642mm wide PC monitor, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 is a 622.6mm wide PC monitor (19.4mm narrower).
£1 more expensive
The Benq XL2720 is more expensive than the HP Pavilion 27 by £1.14.
Less retailers
Only 7 sellers sells the Benq XL2720, whereas 8 stores sell the HP Pavilion 27. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the HP Pavilion 27 by 14 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 294%
The Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run which is £154.96 more to run than the HP Pavilion 27 over five years. Show assumptions.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 91%, however the HP Pavilion 27's is 93% (based on 27 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
93% slower response time Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 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.

Does not support VESA mounting Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 does not support VESA mounting, whereas the Benq XL2720 does.
Fewer awards
Whilst the HP Pavilion 27 has received 1 award, the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the HP Pavilion 27 is only 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84% (based on 39 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
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 43.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 164.41
Total running cost £ 207.67
Purchase price £ 326.00
Total cost of ownership £ 533.67
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 49.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 52.71
Purchase price £ 324.86
Total cost of ownership £ 377.57
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

1.0T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
26
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 336.31mm
Viewable Width
1mm 597.89mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.58cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
14ms
Color Gamut
72% 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

Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
DVI-I Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
BEST
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
31W
Standby Power Consumption
27W 0.5W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 39kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 32W
Input Voltage
 95 - 265
BEST
 95 - 265
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

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
486mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
245mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
711mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6kg
Weight
7.5kg 4.3kg
BEST
Height
548mm 454.6mm
BEST
Depth
273mm 164mm
BEST
Width
642mm 622.6mm
BEST
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