Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 27

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Benq XL2720
HP ENVY 27

Top Prices

Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
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Maplin
Out of stock
Overclockers UK
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Ebuyer
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock, only 4 left!
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Standard delivery: £4.19
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the HP ENVY 27 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Six times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms faster than the HP ENVY 27 (7ms). 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.

£393 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 costs £349.99, whereas the HP ENVY 27 is £743.11.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Nine more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards, however the HP ENVY 27 has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 39 reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average expert review score of 84%, but the HP ENVY 27 has an average rating of 78% (based on 20 reviews).
User reviews are hugely better
Based on 283 reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average user review score of 91%, but the HP ENVY 27 has an average rating of 68% (based on 5 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP ENVY 27 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
Built-in speaker Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a built-in speaker, but 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.

600g lighter Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a weight of 6.9kg, but the Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor (600g heavier).
21% shorter Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a height of 454mm. That's 94mm shorter than the Benq XL2720 (454mm).
133mm shallower Edit
HP ENVY 27 is 140mm deep, but the Benq XL2720 is a 273mm deep PC monitor (133mm deeper).
4% narrower Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a width of 622mm. That's 20mm narrower than the Benq XL2720 (622mm).
£148.55 cheaper to run
Over five years the HP ENVY 27 only costs £59.12 to run whereas the Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run (251% more). Read more

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 27 (178°).
Slightly narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, but the HP ENVY 27 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker, whereas the HP ENVY 27 does. 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.

Heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 600g heavier than the HP ENVY 27 (6.9kg).
18% taller Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a height of 548mm, however the HP ENVY 27 is a 454mm tall PC monitor (94mm shorter).
Deeper Edit
Benq XL2720 is 273mm deep. That's 133mm deeper than the HP ENVY 27 (140mm).
20mm wider Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a width of 642mm, however the HP ENVY 27 is a 622mm wide PC monitor (20mm narrower).
251% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Benq XL2720 are £207.67 which is £148.55 more than the HP ENVY 27 over five years. Show assumptions.
8 Reasons Against
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 27 is a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq XL2720 (250 cd/m²).
6ms slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a response time of 7ms, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (6ms 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.

More expensive by £393
The HP ENVY 27 is £393.12 more expensive than the Benq XL2720.
Not as many stockists
The HP ENVY 27 is only stocked by 5 shops, however the Benq XL2720 is stocked by 7 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by one year
The HP ENVY 27 is one year older than the Benq XL2720.
Nine less awards
The HP ENVY 27 has only received 3 awards, however the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The HP ENVY 27 only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 39 reviews).
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The HP ENVY 27 only has an average user score of 68%, 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
3 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
pcarena.pl: Recommended
zeden.net: Approved

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 48 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 £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 59.12
Purchase price £ 743.11
Total cost of ownership £ 802.23
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.
0.29T
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
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LCD
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 Width
1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 94
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.3114 x 0.3114
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 Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
7ms
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

Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio optical out port
Headphone Output
1 1
DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
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
BEST
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 6W
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 - 15
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
35W
Standby Power Consumption
27W 0.5W
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 65W
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

Certificates

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

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 6.9kg
BEST
Height
548mm 454mm
BEST
Depth
273mm 140mm
BEST
Width
642mm 622mm
BEST
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