Benq XL2720 vs DELL 2714H

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Benq XL2720
DELL 2714H

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 7ms faster than the DELL 2714H (8ms). 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.

18% higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 25mm higher than the DELL 2714H (115mm).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Benq XL2720 has an average expert review score of 84%, whereas the DELL 2714H has an average rating of 70% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are a little better
The Benq XL2720 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the DELL 2714H has an average rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Vastly bigger viewable width Edit
The DELL 2714H has a viewable width of 597.9mm, however the Benq XL2720 is only a 1mm viewable width PC monitor (596.9mm smaller).
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The DELL 2714H is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
Moderately wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The DELL 2714H has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Lighter Edit
The DELL 2714H is a 4.6kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.9kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (4.6kg).
A lot shorter Edit
The DELL 2714H has a height of 379.9mm, however the Benq XL2720 is a 548mm tall PC monitor (168.1mm taller).
Five times shallower Edit
DELL 2714H is 46.1mm deep. That's 226.9mm shallower than the Benq XL2720 (46.1mm).
0.60000000000002mm narrower Edit
The DELL 2714H has a width of 641.4mm, however the Benq XL2720 is a 642mm wide PC monitor (0.60000000000002mm wider).
£170.59 cheaper to run
The DELL 2714H is £170.59 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewable width of 1mm, but the DELL 2714H is a 597.9mm viewable width PC monitor (596.9mm bigger).
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the DELL 2714H (178°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the DELL 2714H is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
40% heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.9kg heavier than the DELL 2714H (4.6kg).
168.1mm taller Edit
Benq XL2720 is 548mm tall, but the DELL 2714H is a 379.9mm tall PC monitor (168.1mm shorter).
84% deeper Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 273mm deep PC monitor. That's 226.9mm deeper than the DELL 2714H (46.1mm).
Moderately wider Edit
Benq XL2720 is 642mm wide, but the DELL 2714H is a 641.4mm wide PC monitor (0.60000000000002mm narrower).
More expensive to run over five years by 460%
Over five years the running costs of the Benq XL2720 are £207.67 which is £170.59 more than the DELL 2714H. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The DELL 2714H is an 8ms response time PC monitor. That's 7ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (8ms). 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.

25mm lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The DELL 2714H is a 115mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 25mm lower than the Benq XL2720 (115mm).
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Five months older
The DELL 2714H is older than the Benq XL2720 by five months.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The DELL 2714H only has an average expert rating of 70%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 39 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The DELL 2714H has an average user rating of 90%, 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
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 40 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 £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 557.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 35.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 37.08

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.
0.18T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 336.3mm
Viewable Width
1mm 597.9mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.1 x 0.1
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 68.6cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
8ms
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
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-I Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm
BEST
115mm
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
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
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
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
27W 22W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
27W 0.3W
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 43W
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

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 5000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12.192
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
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.2kg 9.9kg
BEST
Packaging Height
486mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
245mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
711mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 424mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 204mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 641.4mm
Weight
7.5kg 4.6kg
BEST
Height
548mm 379.9mm
BEST
Depth
273mm 46.1mm
BEST
Width
642mm 641.4mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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