Benq XL2720 vs Philips 242G5

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Benq XL2720
Philips 242G5

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger screen size Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor. That's 3" bigger than the Philips 242G5 (24"). 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.

A bit higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a maximum height adjustment of 140mm, whereas the Philips 242G5 is only a 130mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm lower).
Seven more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Philips 242G5 has 5 awards.
12 Reasons For
Vastly bigger viewable width Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 531.36mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 530.36mm bigger than the Benq XL2720 (531.36mm).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Benq XL2720 (350 cd/m²).
One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Philips 242G5 is two, but the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI port.
3.4kg lighter Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a weight of 4.1kg, but the Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor (3.4kg heavier).
Shorter Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a height of 354mm. That's 194mm shorter than the Benq XL2720 (354mm).
4x shallower Edit
Philips 242G5 is 63mm deep, but the Benq XL2720 is a 273mm deep PC monitor (210mm deeper).
14% narrower Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a width of 565mm. That's 77mm narrower than the Benq XL2720 (565mm).
Cheaper by £125
The Philips 242G5 costs £224.98, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £349.99.
14 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£151.75 cheaper to run
Over five years the Philips 242G5 only costs £55.92 to run whereas the Benq XL2720 costs £207.67 to run (271% more). Read more
A little better expert reviews
Based on 10 reviews, the average expert review score of the Philips 242G5 is 85%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84% (based on 39 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Philips 242G5 is 100%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 91% (based on 283 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 530.36mm smaller than the Philips 242G5 (531.36mm).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Philips 242G5 (350 cd/m²).
One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Benq XL2720 is one, but the Philips 242G5 only has two HDMI ports.
A lot heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a weight of 7.5kg, but the Philips 242G5 is a 4.1kg weight PC monitor (3.4kg lighter).
36% taller Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a height of 548mm. That's 194mm taller than the Philips 242G5 (354mm).
Hugely deeper Edit
Benq XL2720 is 273mm deep, but the Philips 242G5 is a 63mm deep PC monitor (210mm shallower).
12% wider Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a width of 642mm. That's 77mm wider than the Philips 242G5 (565mm).
More expensive by £125
The Benq XL2720 is £125.01 more expensive than the Philips 242G5.
Not as many stockists
The Benq XL2720 is only stocked by 7 retailers, however the Philips 242G5 is stocked by 21 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.
Higher running costs over five years by £151.75
The running costs over five years of the Benq XL2720 are £207.67 which is £151.75 more than the Philips 242G5. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Benq XL2720 has an average expert score of 84%, but the Philips 242G5 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 10 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Benq XL2720 has an average user score of 91%, but the Philips 242G5 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 24" PC monitor. That's 3" smaller than the Benq XL2720 (24"). 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.

10mm lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a maximum height adjustment of 130mm, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
Older by eight months
The Philips 242G5 is eight months older than the Benq XL2720.
Seven less awards
The Philips 242G5 has only received 5 awards, however the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.

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
5 Awards
adrenaline.uol.com.br: Silver
digitallife.se: Recommended
eteknix.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Original Design
pcarena.pl: Performance Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 43 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 £ 52.88
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 55.92
Purchase price £ 224.98
Total cost of ownership £ 280.90
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.
0.28T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 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"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 80000000:1
 80000000:1
BEST
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sync-on-green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Separate H/V sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 146
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 160
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 298.89mm
Viewable Width
1mm 531.36mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 146
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 160
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.277 x 0.277
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
1ms 1ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
SmartResponse
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
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 1
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

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
Heavy Metal Free Design
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Linux Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Linux operating system
Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
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
Mean Time Between Failures
Unknown - Click to provide data 30,000h

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN port
WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm
BEST
130mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
45 - 45 -65 - 65
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
On Screen Display Language
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
BEST
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
33W
Standby Power Consumption
27W 0.5W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kWh
Input Voltage
 95 - 265
 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 Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3658
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
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 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
BEST
Safety Certification
 RoHS
 WEEE
 RoHS
 WEEE
Compliance Industry Standard
 TCO
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.79lbs
Package Weight
10.2kg 8.8kg
BEST
Packaging Height
486mm 422mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
245mm
BEST
287mm
Packaging Width
711mm 631mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 517mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 220mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 565mm
Weight
7.5kg 4.1kg
BEST
Height
548mm 354mm
BEST
Depth
273mm 63mm
BEST
Width
642mm 565mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual included

Other Features

Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.8 x 16.6 x 11.3
Power Consumption When Active
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.58W
Maximum Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 631 x 422 x 287
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.84kg
Recyclable Packaging Material
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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