Benq EW2740 vs Benq RL2455

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Benq EW2740
Benq RL2455

Top Prices

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Standard delivery: £4.19
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FREE Standard delivery
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Out of stock
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Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (40 available)
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Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
Very
Out of stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3" bigger screen size Edit
The Benq EW2740 has a screen size of 27", whereas the Benq RL2455 is only a 24" PC monitor (3" smaller). 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° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq EW2740 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq RL2455 (160°).
Slightly wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq EW2740 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, whereas the Benq RL2455 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq EW2740 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the Benq RL2455 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Two more awards
The Benq EW2740 has 3 awards, but the Benq RL2455 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 24 expert reviews, the Benq EW2740 has an average review score of 77%, whereas the Benq RL2455 has an average rating of 70% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 11ms faster than the Benq EW2740 (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.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a built-in speaker, whereas the Benq EW2740 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.

3% lighter Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 4.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 100g lighter than the Benq EW2740 (4.1kg).
£65 cheaper
The Benq RL2455 is £65 cheaper than the Benq EW2740.
Available from 22 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.
More popular
The Benq RL2455 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1415 by sales volume in our PC monitors, whereas the Benq EW2740 ranks No. 62373.
User reviews are a little better
The Benq RL2455 has an average user review score of 92% based on 294 reviews, whereas the Benq EW2740 has an average rating of 90% (based on 157 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Benq EW2740 is a 12ms response time PC monitor. That's 11ms slower than the Benq RL2455 (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.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Benq EW2740 does not have a built-in speaker, however the Benq RL2455 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 EW2740 is a 4.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 100g heavier than the Benq RL2455 (4.1kg).
£65 more expensive
The Benq EW2740 is more expensive than the Benq RL2455 by £65.
Fewer sellers
Only 6 shops sells the Benq EW2740, but 28 sellers sell the Benq RL2455. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Benq EW2740 ranks No. 62373 by sales volume, whereas the Benq RL2455 ranks No. 1415.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Benq EW2740 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq RL2455 is 92% (based on 294 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
3" smaller screen size Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a screen size of 24", whereas the Benq EW2740 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.

18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq RL2455 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Benq EW2740 (160°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the Benq EW2740 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq RL2455 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², whereas the Benq EW2740 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Two months older
The Benq RL2455 is older than the Benq EW2740 by two months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Benq RL2455 has received 1 award, the Benq EW2740 has received 3 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Benq RL2455 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq EW2740 is 77% (based on 24 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
f1cd.ru: Recommended
xtremehardware.com: Gold
1 Award
hwa.com.tr: Player's Dream

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

39 months Ago 40 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
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

No data
0.23T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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
 20000000:1
BEST
 20000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile High-Definition Link
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
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 60.96cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
12ms 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

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

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

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
 Adjustable height
 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
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 27W
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
 9
 90-264
 90
 9
 90-264
 90

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.7kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 134mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 650mm
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
4.2kg 4.1kg
BEST
Height
450.57mm 435mm
Depth
191.32mm 189mm
Width
622.58mm 579mm

Other Features

Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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