Benq ZOWIE XL2720 vs LG 25UM58P

Benq ZOWIE XL2720
LG 25UM58P

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2" bigger screen size Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 has a screen size of 27", whereas the LG 25UM58P is only a 25" PC monitor (2" 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.

50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the LG 25UM58P is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Vastly faster response time Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the LG 25UM58P (5ms). 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.

Available from 8 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.
7 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The LG 25UM58P is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 (178°).
Slightly wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The LG 25UM58P has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Significantly shorter Edit
The LG 25UM58P has a height of 287.02mm, however the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 485mm tall PC monitor (197.98mm taller).
Shallower Edit
LG 25UM58P is 55.88mm deep. That's 213.12mm shallower than the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 (55.88mm).
32.4mm narrower Edit
The LG 25UM58P has a width of 609.6mm, however the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 642mm wide PC monitor (32.4mm wider).
£207 cheaper
The LG 25UM58P costs £157.86, whereas the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is £365.29.
£6.01 cheaper to run
The LG 25UM58P is £6.01 cheaper to run than the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the LG 25UM58P (178°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the LG 25UM58P is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
197.98mm taller Edit
Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is 485mm tall, but the LG 25UM58P is a 287.02mm tall PC monitor (197.98mm shorter).
80% deeper Edit
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 269mm deep PC monitor. That's 213.12mm deeper than the LG 25UM58P (55.88mm).
A bit wider Edit
Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is 642mm wide, but the LG 25UM58P is a 609.6mm wide PC monitor (32.4mm narrower).
£207 more expensive
The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is more expensive than the LG 25UM58P by £207.43.
More expensive to run over five years by 15%
Over five years the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 costs £46.30 to run which is £6.01 more to run than the LG 25UM58P. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller screen size Edit
The LG 25UM58P has a screen size of 25", but the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor (2" 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 LG 25UM58P has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², but the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Slower response time Edit
The LG 25UM58P is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 (5ms). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 shops sells the LG 25UM58P, however 10 stores sell the Benq ZOWIE XL2720. 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.
Five months older
The LG 25UM58P is older than the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 by five months.

Date Released

6 months Ago 11 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 £ 365.29
Total cost of ownership £ 411.59
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 38.46
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 40.29
Purchase price £ 157.86
Total cost of ownership £ 198.15
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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.
0.2T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.2 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
25"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1056
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1600 x 600
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 720 x 400
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1056
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1600 x 600
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 720 x 400
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 90
Viewable Height
336.15mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Width
597.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 144 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 140 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.2286 x 0.2286
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
68.58cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 TN
 TN
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
5ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 99%
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast

Ports & Interfaces

Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 1
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Upstream Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In USB Hub
 Built-in USB hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Power in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in port

Design

Case Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
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
Pivoting Base
 Pivoting base
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
27W 24W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
50W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 47/63
 47/63
AC Input Voltage
 90-264
 9
 90
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 90-264
 9
 90
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 0 - 85
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 90 0 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.2kg 5.4kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 355.6mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 132.08mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 683.26mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 4kg
Height With Stand
548mm 383.54mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
273mm 187.96mm
BEST
Width With Stand
642mm 609.6mm
BEST
Weight
7.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
485mm 287.02mm
BEST
Depth
269mm 55.88mm
BEST
Width
642mm 609.6mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 HDMI
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 HDMI
Manual Included
 Manual included
 Manual included
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide on CD-ROM

Technical Details

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
No Flickering
 No flickering
Unknown - Click to provide data
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