Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 34

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Benq XL2720
HP ENVY 34

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FREE Standard delivery
In stock (74 available)
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
13ms faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms faster than the HP ENVY 34 (14ms). 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.

Four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys on the Benq XL2720 is four, but the HP ENVY 34 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
£339 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 is £339.02 cheaper than the HP ENVY 34.
Available from 14 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 £21.69
The Benq XL2720 is £21.69 cheaper to run than the HP ENVY 34 over five years. Read more
Eleven more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards, but the HP ENVY 34 has 1 award.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 283 user reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 87% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display diagonal of 34", but the Benq XL2720 is only a 27" PC monitor (7" 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.

Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 178° vertical viewing angle. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
A bit wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
HP ENVY 34 is 178° horizontal viewing angle, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a display brightness of 350 cd/m², but the Benq XL2720 is only a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the HP ENVY 34 is two, but the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has a built-in speaker(s), but the Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 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.

Lighter Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is an 8kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.2kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (8kg).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 3 reviews, the HP ENVY 34 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 84% (based on 39 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display diagonal of 27", whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 34" PC monitor (7" 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 viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 34 (178°).
Moderately narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², whereas the HP ENVY 34 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the HP ENVY 34 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the HP ENVY 34 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.

2.2kg heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 10.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 2.2kg heavier than the HP ENVY 34 (8kg).
One year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the HP ENVY 34 by one year.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 90% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 34 is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (14ms). 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 three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The HP ENVY 34 has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, however the Benq XL2720 only has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
£339 more expensive
The HP ENVY 34 is more expensive than the Benq XL2720 by £339.02.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 sellers sells the HP ENVY 34, however 18 retailers sell the Benq 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.
16% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the HP ENVY 34 are £161.42 which is £21.69 more than the Benq XL2720. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the HP ENVY 34 has received 1 award, the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
A little Lower user review Score
The HP ENVY 34 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 283 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
benchmarkhardware.com: Gold
Digital Versus: 5 Star
f1cd.ru: Recommended
fz.se: Silver
gamestar.de: Platinum
hardware.info: Silver Award
insidehardware.it: Platinum
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
neitsabes.fr: Very Good
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 1.28
Electricity cost - standby £ 138.45
Total running cost £ 139.73
Purchase price £ 319.98
Total cost of ownership £ 459.71
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 158.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.46
Total running cost £ 161.42
Purchase price £ 659.00
Total cost of ownership £ 820.42
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.69T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.8T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.8 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" 34"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.232 x 0.232
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 86.36cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
1ms
BEST
14ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
4
BEST
3
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 -180 - 180
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Number of OSD Languages
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.43W
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
62W
Power Consumption (standby)
27W 0.48W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 91kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 150W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 477.1mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 197.2mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 950.8mm
Weight
10.2kg 8kg
BEST
Height
548mm 374.1mm
Depth
273mm 93.9mm
Width
642mm 950.8mm
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