Asus PB298 vs Benq XL2720

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Asus PB298
Benq XL2720

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
7% bigger screen size Edit
The Asus PB298 is a 29" PC monitor. That's 2" bigger than the Benq XL2720 (27"). 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 Asus PB298 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB298 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2720 (170°).
Built-in speaker Edit
The Asus PB298 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.

A little higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Asus PB298 has a maximum height adjustment of 150mm, whereas the Benq XL2720 is only a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm lower).
46% shorter Edit
The Asus PB298 has a height of 376mm. That's 172mm shorter than the Benq XL2720 (548mm).
A lot shallower Edit
Asus PB298 is 218mm deep, but the Benq XL2720 is a 273mm deep PC monitor (55mm deeper).
£156.87 cheaper to run
Over five years the Asus PB298 is £156.87 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720. Read more
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Asus PB298 is 85%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84% (based on 39 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Vastly faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a response time of 1ms, however the Asus PB298 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.

1kg lighter Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a weight of 7.5kg, whereas the Asus PB298 is an 8.5kg weight PC monitor (1kg heavier).
Narrower Edit
Benq XL2720 is 642mm wide. That's 58mm narrower than the Asus PB298 (642mm).
Cheaper by £20
The Benq XL2720 is £20 cheaper than the Asus PB298.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Five more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards from expert review sites, but the Asus PB298 has 7 awards.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq XL2720 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Asus PB298 is 83% (based on 113 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Significantly slower response time Edit
The Asus PB298 has a response time of 5ms, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.

Heavier Edit
The Asus PB298 has a weight of 8.5kg, but the Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor (1kg lighter).
Wider Edit
The Asus PB298 has a width of 700mm. That's 58mm wider than the Benq XL2720 (642mm).
More expensive by £20
The Asus PB298 is £20 more expensive than the Benq XL2720.
Not as many stockists
The Asus PB298 is only stocked by 4 sellers, however the Benq XL2720 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by six months
The Asus PB298 is six months older than the Benq XL2720.
Five less awards
The Asus PB298 has only received 7 awards, however the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
User review Rating is Worse
The Asus PB298 has an average user score of 83%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 283 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
8% smaller screen size Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor. That's 2" smaller than the Asus PB298 (27"). 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 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, whereas the Asus PB298 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB298 (170°).
Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker, however the Asus PB298 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.

Slightly lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a maximum height adjustment of 140mm, however the Asus PB298 is a 150mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
32% taller Edit
Benq XL2720 is 548mm tall. That's 172mm taller than the Asus PB298 (548mm).
55mm deeper Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 273mm deep PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB298 is a 218mm deep PC monitor (55mm shallower).
Higher running costs over five years by £156.87
Over five years the Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run which is £156.87 more to run than the Asus PB298. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB298 is 85% (based on 23 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
digitallife.se: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardwareheaven.com: Gold Award
hwa.com.tr: Functionality Award
vido.com.ua: Recommended
xfastest.com: Fastest Media
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 50.80
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 50.80
Purchase price £ 369.99
Total cost of ownership £ 420.79
Details
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

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.25T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Screen Size
29"
BEST
27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 80000000:1
BEST
 80000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
24 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
26 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1mm
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Pixel Pitch
0.2628 x 0.2628 0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
73.03cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

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

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
BEST
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

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

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
150mm
BEST
140mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
20 - 5 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
60 - 60 45 - 45
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 17
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
31.7W 27W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 27W
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Voltage
 5
 9
 95-265
 5
 9
 95-265

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
12.2kg 10.2kg
BEST
Packaging Height
437mm
BEST
486mm
Packaging Depth
253mm 245mm
BEST
Packaging Width
804mm 711mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
376mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth With Stand
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width With Stand
700mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
8.5kg 7.5kg
BEST
Height
376mm
BEST
548mm
Depth
218mm
BEST
273mm
Width
700mm 642mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
BEST
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
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