Benq XL2720 vs Philips 243V5

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Benq XL2720
Philips 243V5

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
13% bigger screen size Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a screen size of 27", however the Philips 243V5 is only a 23.6" PC monitor (3.4" 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.

17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the Philips 243V5 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
9x faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 9ms faster than the Philips 243V5 (10ms). 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.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The Benq XL2720 has two HDMI ports, however the Philips 243V5 only has one HDMI port.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 22 expert reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average review score of 77%, however the Philips 243V5 has an average rating of 75% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Philips 243V5 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
A bit wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Philips 243V5 is a 3.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 4.3kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (3.2kg).
£251 cheaper
The Philips 243V5 costs £98.98, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £349.99.
Available from 26 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£4.80 cheaper to run
The Philips 243V5 is £4.80 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Philips 243V5 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 54387 by sales volume in our PC monitors, but the Benq XL2720 ranks No. 91532.
User reviews are better
Based on 3 reviews, the Philips 243V5 has an average user review score of 93%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 84% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Philips 243V5 (178°).
Marginally narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, however the Philips 243V5 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 7.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 4.3kg heavier than the Philips 243V5 (3.2kg).
£251 more expensive
The Benq XL2720 is more expensive than the Philips 243V5 by £251.01.
Less retailers
Only 6 sellers sells the Benq XL2720, whereas 32 sellers sell the Philips 243V5. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven months older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the Philips 243V5 by seven months.
12% higher running costs over five years
The Benq XL2720 costs £46.30 to run which is £4.80 more to run than the Philips 243V5 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Benq XL2720 ranks No. 91532 by sales volume, however the Philips 243V5 ranks No. 54387.
Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 84%, however the Philips 243V5's is 93% (based on 3 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a screen size of 23.6", but the Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor (3.4" 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², but the Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Slower response time Edit
The Philips 243V5 is a 10ms response time PC monitor. That's 9ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (10ms). 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.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Philips 243V5 is one, but the Benq XL2720 only has two HDMI ports.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Philips 243V5 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average expert rating of 77% (based on 22 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
f1cd.ru: Recommended
gamestar.de: Platinum
insidehardware.it: Best in Class
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
neitsabes.fr: Very Good
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 43.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 46.30
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 396.29
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 38.46
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 41.50
Purchase price £ 98.98
Total cost of ownership £ 140.48
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27"
BEST
23.6"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Separate H/V Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Separate H/V sync
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 293.22mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 521.28mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.9cm
Display Technology
 TN
 TN
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
10ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
SmartResponse
Unknown - Click to provide data 4ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio in
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metal Free Design
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)

Performance

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 x64
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 x64
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 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

Ergonomics

Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
 Swivelling base
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
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
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
27W 24W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 34kWh
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 90-264
 9
 90
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 90-264
 9
 90
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3658
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
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
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.2kg 6.1kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 118mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 600mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 220mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 551mm
Weight
7.5kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height
548mm 344mm
Depth
273mm 52mm
Width
642mm 551mm
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