Benq XL2720 vs LG 29UM57-P

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Benq XL2720
LG 29UM57-P

Top Prices

Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
eBay
Maplin
Out of stock
eBay
Standard delivery: £31.93
Value n' Price
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Bigger viewable width Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewable width of 1mm, but the LG 29UM57-P is only a unknownmm viewable width PC monitor (1mm smaller).
More display colour count Edit
Benq XL2720 is 16.77M display colours. That's 16.77M more than the LG 29UM57-P (unknownM).
160° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 160° wider than the LG 29UM57-P (unknown°).
170° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the LG 29UM57-P is only a unknown° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (170° narrower).
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the LG 29UM57-P is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
72% larger color gamut Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 72% color gamut PC monitor. That's 72% larger than the LG 29UM57-P (unknown%).
Vastly higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 140mm higher than the LG 29UM57-P (unknownmm).
Adjustable height Edit
The Benq XL2720 has an adjustable height, however the LG 29UM57-P does not have an adjustable height.
Available from 6 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.
7 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The LG 29UM57-P is a 29" PC monitor. That's 2" bigger than the Benq XL2720 (29"). 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The LG 29UM57-P is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI port.
Built-in speaker Edit
The LG 29UM57-P has a built-in speaker, whereas the Benq XL2720 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.

Cheaper by £172
The LG 29UM57-P is £171.73 cheaper than the Benq XL2720.
Cheaper to run by £149.76
Over five years the LG 29UM57-P only costs £57.91 to run however the Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run (259% more). Read more
Much better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the LG 29UM57-P is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 77% (based on 22 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the LG 29UM57-P is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
2" smaller screen size Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a screen size of 27", whereas the LG 29UM57-P is a 29" PC monitor (2" 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.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a one HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the LG 29UM57-P 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 LG 29UM57-P 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.

£172 more expensive
The Benq XL2720 is more expensive than the LG 29UM57-P by £171.73.
One year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the LG 29UM57-P by one year.
More expensive to run over five years by 259%
Over five years the running costs of the Benq XL2720 are £207.67 which is £149.76 more than the LG 29UM57-P. Show assumptions.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the LG 29UM57-P is 90% (based on 1 review).
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 29UM57-P is 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The LG 29UM57-P is a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq XL2720 (250 cd/m²).
Does not have an adjustable height Edit
The LG 29UM57-P does not have an adjustable height, but the Benq XL2720 has an adjustable height.
Fewer sellers
The LG 29UM57-P is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Benq XL2720 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Awards

7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
f1cd.ru: Recommended
gamestar.de: Platinum
insidehardware.it: Best in Class
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
neitsabes.fr: Very Good
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 23 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 £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 57.91
Purchase price £ 178.26
Total cost of ownership £ 236.17
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

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.
0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 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" 29"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 2560 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
SRGB Display Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Viewable Width
1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 73cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
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

DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
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
BEST
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
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
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
35W
Standby Power Consumption
27W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 50kWh
Input Voltage
 95 - 265
BEST
 95 - 265
AC Input Voltage
 5
 9
 95-265
 5
 9
 95-265

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
7.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
548mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
273mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
642mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Manual Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual included
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
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