Benq BL2420U vs DELL U2414H

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Benq BL2420U
DELL U2414H

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the DELL U2414H (250 cd/m²).
Faster response time Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a response time of 4ms, but the DELL U2414H is an 8ms 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.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a built-in speaker, however the DELL U2414H 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.

10mm higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a maximum height adjustment of 140mm, but the DELL U2414H is only a 130mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm lower).
Better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Benq BL2420U is 90%, however the average rating of the DELL U2414H is 82% (based on 10 reviews).
14 Reasons For
1% bigger screen size Edit
The DELL U2414H is a 23.8" PC monitor. That's 0.2" bigger than the Benq BL2420U (23.8"). 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.

3.24mm bigger viewable height Edit
The DELL U2414H has a viewable height of 296.46mm, however the Benq BL2420U is only a 293.22mm viewable height PC monitor (3.24mm smaller).
2% bigger viewable width Edit
The DELL U2414H is a 527.04mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 5.76mm bigger than the Benq BL2420U (527.04mm).
Two DisplayPorts Edit
The DELL U2414H has two DisplayPorts, however the Benq BL2420U only has one DisplayPort.
Two more USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The DELL U2414H is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420U only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
Vastly lighter Edit
The DELL U2414H has a weight of 3.6kg, however the Benq BL2420U is a 7.1kg weight PC monitor (3.5kg heavier).
64% shorter Edit
The DELL U2414H is a 321.1mm tall PC monitor. That's 203.8mm shorter than the Benq BL2420U (321.1mm).
Vastly shallower Edit
The DELL U2414H has a depth of 45.6mm, however the Benq BL2420U is a 239.55mm deep PC monitor (193.95mm deeper).
Narrower Edit
The DELL U2414H is a 539.1mm wide PC monitor. That's 24.1mm narrower than the Benq BL2420U (539.1mm).
Cheaper by £160
The DELL U2414H costs £159.85 less than the Benq BL2420U.
26 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
69% cheaper to run
Over five years the DELL U2414H is £64.26 cheaper to run than the Benq BL2420U. Read more
Better selling
The DELL U2414H ranks No. 2051 by number of sales, however the Benq BL2420U ranks No. 42025.
Two more awards
The DELL U2414H has 3 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Benq BL2420U has 1 award.

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a 23.6" PC monitor. That's 0.2" smaller than the DELL U2414H (23.8"). 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.

Moderately smaller viewable height Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a viewable height of 293.22mm, however the DELL U2414H is a 296.46mm viewable height PC monitor (3.24mm bigger).
Smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a 521.28mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 5.76mm smaller than the DELL U2414H (527.04mm).
Only one DisplayPort Edit
The Benq BL2420U has one DisplayPort, however the DELL U2414H only has two DisplayPorts.
Two less USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a three USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2414H only has five USB Type-A downstream ports.
3.5kg heavier Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a weight of 7.1kg, however the DELL U2414H is a 3.6kg weight PC monitor (3.5kg lighter).
Taller Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a 524.9mm tall PC monitor. That's 203.8mm taller than the DELL U2414H (321.1mm).
193.95mm deeper Edit
The Benq BL2420U has a depth of 239.55mm, however the DELL U2414H is a 45.6mm deep PC monitor (193.95mm shallower).
5% wider Edit
The Benq BL2420U is a 563.2mm wide PC monitor. That's 24.1mm wider than the DELL U2414H (539.1mm).
More expensive by £160
The Benq BL2420U is £159.85 more expensive than the DELL U2414H.
Less retailers
The Benq BL2420U is only stocked by 16 shops, whereas the DELL U2414H is stocked by 42 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
£64.26 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq BL2420U are £92.94 which is £64.26 more than the DELL U2414H. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Benq BL2420U is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 42025 by number of sales in our PC monitors, however the DELL U2414H ranks No. 2051.
Two less awards
The Benq BL2420U has only received 1 award, whereas the DELL U2414H has received 3 awards.
6 Reasons Against
20% dimmer display brightness Edit
The DELL U2414H is a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq BL2420U (250 cd/m²).
A lot slower response time Edit
The DELL U2414H has a response time of 8ms, but the Benq BL2420U is a 4ms 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.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The DELL U2414H does not have a built-in speaker, but the Benq BL2420U 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.

Moderately lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The DELL U2414H has a maximum height adjustment of 130mm, but the Benq BL2420U is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
Older by over one year
The DELL U2414H is 14 months older than the Benq BL2420U.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The DELL U2414H's average expert score is 82%, however the Benq BL2420U's is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
XSreviews.co.uk: Editor's Choice
3 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: Hot Award
ua.gecid.com: High Functionality

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

20 months Ago 33 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 92.94
Purchase price £ 332.30
Total cost of ownership £ 425.24
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 25.64
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 28.68
Purchase price £ 172.45
Total cost of ownership £ 201.13
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.46T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.14T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
23.6" 23.8"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 20000000:1
BEST
 20000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Viewable Height
293.22mm 296.46mm
BEST
Viewable Width
521.28mm 527.04mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 140 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.136 x 0.136 0.274 x 0.274
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 60.47cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
4ms
BEST
8ms
Color Gamut
100% 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

Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 3.1
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 3.0
 3.1
 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 3.0
Audio Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output port
Audio Input Port
 Audio input port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3 5
BEST
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

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

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mean Time Between Failures
60,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm
BEST
130mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
58W 16W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 74W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 5000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO
Compliance Industry Standard
 Rohs
 Rohs
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
9.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 485.8mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 185mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 539.1mm
Weight
7.1kg 3.6kg
BEST
Height
524.9mm 321.1mm
BEST
Depth
239.55mm 45.6mm
BEST
Width
563.2mm 539.1mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
35W Unknown - Click to provide data
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