Asus MX279H vs Benq RL2455

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Asus MX279H
Benq RL2455

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
12% bigger screen size Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 27" PC monitor. That's 3" bigger than the Benq RL2455 (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.

11% wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus MX279H has a vertical viewing angle of 178°, however the Benq RL2455 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Benq RL2455 (170°).
12% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 68.6cm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 7.64cm bigger than the Benq RL2455 (60.96cm).
34% higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus MX279H is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 2W higher than the Benq RL2455 (4W). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

14 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Nine more awards
The Asus MX279H has 10 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Benq RL2455 has 1 award.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 35 reviews, the average expert review score of the Asus MX279H is 80%, however the average rating of the Benq RL2455 is 70% (based on 9 reviews).
6 Reasons For
4x faster response time Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the Asus MX279H (1ms). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 4.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Asus MX279H (4.1kg).
£105 cheaper
The Benq RL2455 costs £129.99, whereas the Asus MX279H is £235.44.
£12.99 cheaper to run
The Benq RL2455 is £12.99 cheaper to run than the Asus MX279H over five years. Read more
More popular
The Benq RL2455 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1415 by sales volume in our PC monitors, but the Asus MX279H ranks No. 8140.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 294 user reviews, the Benq RL2455 has an average review score of 92%, but the Asus MX279H has an average rating of 89% (based on 285 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4ms slower response time Edit
The Asus MX279H has a response time of 5ms, but the Benq RL2455 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.

22% heavier Edit
The Asus MX279H has a weight of 5.2kg, however the Benq RL2455 is a 4.1kg weight PC monitor (1.1kg lighter).
More expensive by £105
The Asus MX279H is £105.45 more expensive than the Benq RL2455.
Older by eight months
The Asus MX279H is eight months older than the Benq RL2455.
£12.99 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Asus MX279H are £59.29 which is £12.99 more than the Benq RL2455. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Asus MX279H is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8140 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the Benq RL2455 ranks No. 1415.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Asus MX279H's average user score is 89%, however the Benq RL2455's is 92% (based on 294 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a screen size of 24", but the Asus MX279H is a 27" PC monitor (3" 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.

Narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Asus MX279H (160°).
Marginally narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, but the Asus MX279H is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a display diagonal of 60.96cm, but the Asus MX279H is a 68.6cm display diagonal PC monitor (7.64cm bigger).
2W lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Benq RL2455 has an RMS rated audio power of 4W, however the Asus MX279H is a 6W RMS rated audio power PC monitor (2W higher). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Not as many stockists
Only 28 stores sells the Benq RL2455, however 42 sellers sell the Asus MX279H. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Benq RL2455 has received 1 award, the Asus MX279H has received 10 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Benq RL2455 only has an average expert rating of 70%, but the Asus MX279H has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 35 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
ferra.ru: Recommended
gamezoom.net: Gold Award
hardware.info: Silver Award
hardwaremx.com: Editor's Choice
techno-labs.com: Editor's Choice
technopat.net: Editor's Choice
uk.hardware.info: Silver
xfastest.com: Innovation Award
1 Award
hwa.com.tr: Player's Dream

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

48 months Ago 40 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 59.29
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 59.29
Purchase price £ 235.44
Total cost of ownership £ 294.73
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 43.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 46.30
Purchase price £ 129.99
Total cost of ownership £ 176.29
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.23T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
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
BEST
 80000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
 SRGB display feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.276 x 0.276
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
68.6cm
BEST
60.96cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port
HDMI Port
2 2
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
AC Power in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in port

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
6W
BEST
4W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer

Design

Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Performance

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

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 15
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 17
On Screen Menu Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen menu display

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
37W 27W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Input Voltage
 96 - 264
 96 - 264
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 90-264
 9
 90
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 90-264
 9
 90

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
8kg 5.7kg
BEST
Packaging Height
537mm 420mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
114mm
BEST
134mm
Packaging Width
700mm 650mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 435mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 189mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 579mm
Weight
5.2kg 4.1kg
BEST
Height
441.3mm 435mm
Depth
225.2mm 189mm
Width
622.6mm 579mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
BEST
 VGA
Interface Adapters Included
 DVI-I female - HDMI male
 DVI-I female - HDMI male
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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