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Acer XG270HU vs Asus MG279Q vs Benq XL2730

Acer XG270HU vs Asus MG279Q vs Benq XL2730

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Acer XG270HU
Asus MG279Q
Benq XL2730

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Three times faster response time Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Benq XL2730. That's 3ms faster than the Asus MG279Q (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.

£155 cheaper
The Acer XG270HU is £255.02 cheaper than the Asus MG279Q and £155 cheaper than the Benq XL2730.
More popular
The Acer XG270HU is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9140 by sales volume in our PC monitors, whereas the Asus MG279Q ranks No. 22691 and the Benq XL2730 ranks No. 9365.
7 Reasons For
18° wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2730 (160°).
Slightly wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2730 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a two HDMI port PC monitor, and so does the Benq XL2730, whereas the Acer XG270HU only has one HDMI port.
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £67.43
The Asus MG279Q is £67.43 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2730 over five years. Read more
Nineteen more awards
The Asus MG279Q has 27 awards, but the Acer XG270HU has 8 awards and the Benq XL2730 has 9 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 54 reviews, the Asus MG279Q has an average expert review score of 87%, whereas the Acer XG270HU has an average rating of 70% (based on 21 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 has an average rating of 81% (based on 24 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Three times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a response time of 1ms (as does the Acer XG270HU), whereas the Asus MG279Q is a 4ms response time PC monitor (3ms 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Benq XL2730 is two (as does the Asus MG279Q), but the Acer XG270HU only has one HDMI port.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq XL2730 is 95% based on 96 reviews, but the average rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92% (based on 41 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus MG279Q is 76% (based on 147 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a one HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2730 only has two HDMI ports.
Fewer sellers
Only 12 sellers sells the Acer XG270HU, but 20 stores sell the Asus MG279Q and 16 retailers sell the Benq XL2730. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Acer XG270HU has received 8 awards, the Asus MG279Q has received 27 awards and the Benq XL2730 has received 9 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Acer XG270HU is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus MG279Q is 87% (based on 54 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 is 81% (based on 24 reviews).
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq XL2730 is 95% (based on 96 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 3ms slower than the Acer XG270HU and the Benq XL2730 (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.

£255 more expensive
The Asus MG279Q is more expensive than the Acer XG270HU by £255.02 and more expensive than the Benq XL2730 by £100.02.
Over one year older
The Asus MG279Q is older than the Acer XG270HU by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Asus MG279Q ranks No. 22691 by sales volume, whereas the Acer XG270HU ranks No. 9140 and the Benq XL2730 ranks No. 9365.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Asus MG279Q is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92% (based on 41 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 is 95% (based on 96 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
Benq XL2730 is only 160° vertical viewing angle, but the Asus MG279Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Benq XL2730 is only 170° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° narrower than the Asus MG279Q (170°).
More expensive by £155
The Benq XL2730 is £155 more expensive than the Acer XG270HU.
Not as many stockists
The Benq XL2730 is only stocked by 16 retailers, however the Asus MG279Q is stocked by 20 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by over one year
The Benq XL2730 is 15 months older than the Acer XG270HU and one month older than the Asus MG279Q.
Higher running costs over five years by £67.43
The running costs of the Benq XL2730 are £166.65 which is £67.43 more than the Asus MG279Q over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Benq XL2730 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9365 by number of sales in our PC monitors, but the Acer XG270HU ranks No. 9140.
Eighteen less awards
The Benq XL2730 has only received 9 awards, however the Asus MG279Q has received 27 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Benq XL2730 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Asus MG279Q has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 54 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
guru3d.com: Recommended
HEXUS.net: Approved
hispazone.com: Best for Games
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
ua.gecid.com: The Choice of Gamers
vido.com.ua: Recommended
27 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
allround-pc.com: Recommended Product
arabhardware.net: Gold Award
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
greentechreviews.ru: Editor's Choice
guru3d.com: Recommended
hardware.info: Excellent
HEXUS.net: Recommended
insidegeeks.net: Recommended
itwriter.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying
legitreviews.com: Recommended
nordichardware.se: Best Product
ocdrift.com: Gold
pcekspert.com: Recommended
pclab.pl: Recommended
pcper.com: Gold
profesionalreview.com: Platinum
prohardver.hu: Like it
SweClockers.com: Good Product
technopat.net: Patented Design
techzine.nl: Gold
thg.ru: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
9 Awards
chip.com.my: Outstanding
hardwareheaven.com: Performance Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcgameware.co.uk: Silver
tek.no: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
xtremehardware.com: Performance Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 26 months Ago 27 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.22
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 99.22
Purchase price £ 499.99
Total cost of ownership £ 599.21
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 166.65
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 166.65
Purchase price £ 399.97
Total cost of ownership £ 566.62
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.83T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 27" 27"
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 144 56 - 144
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 51.2 - 221.97 56 - 144
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 335.66mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 596.74mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 120
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 120
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.233 x 0.233 0.233 x 0.233
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
68.6cm
BEST
68.47cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
4ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
BEST
72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
2
BEST
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
BEST
2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 140mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
 Height adjustment
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 20 - -5 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
 Pivot
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 17
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.7W
BEST
65W
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.7W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 90
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.5kg
BEST
10.8kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 452mm
BEST
703mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
BEST
245mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 753mm 486mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
3.9kg
BEST
7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
451mm
BEST
559mm 557.4mm
Depth (with Stand)
206mm
BEST
238mm 226mm
Width (with Stand)
614mm
BEST
625mm 633.7mm
Weight
3.5kg
BEST
7.3kg 7.5kg
Height
368mm 368mm 372.6mm
Depth
37.5mm 63mm 61mm
Width
614mm 625mm 633.7mm

Packaging Content

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