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Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 34

Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 34

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Benq XL2720
HP ENVY 34

Top Prices

eBay
Checked 18 hours ago
Maplin
Checked 7 hours ago
Out of stock
Overclockers UK
Checked 10 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Argos
Checked 19 hours ago
Standard delivery: £6.95
In stock

Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 3D PC monitor, but the HP ENVY 34 is not 3D. Read more

Monitors that are 3D compatible are able to display 3D images. Some monitors will require you to wear special glasses to appreciate the 3D affect.

A 3D monitor allows you to view 3D content on the monitor such as 3D films, 3D games or 3D applications.

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.

£310 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 is £310 cheaper than the HP ENVY 34.
Available from 4 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
Four more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 6 awards, but the HP ENVY 34 has 2 awards.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 48 user reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average review score of 83%, whereas the HP ENVY 34 has an average rating of 69% (based on 32 reviews).
5 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).
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.

Expert reviews are better
Based on 16 reviews, the HP ENVY 34 has an average expert review score of 81%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 75% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 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).
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.

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 only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the HP ENVY 34 is 81% (based on 16 reviews).
6 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.

£310 more expensive
The HP ENVY 34 is more expensive than the Benq XL2720 by £310.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the HP ENVY 34, however 5 stores 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 2 awards, the Benq XL2720 has received 6 awards.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The HP ENVY 34 only has an average user rating of 69%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 83% (based on 48 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
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
2 Awards
computershopper.com: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 29 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 £ 359.99
Total cost of ownership £ 499.72
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 158.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.46
Total running cost £ 161.42
Purchase price £ 669.99
Total cost of ownership £ 831.41
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
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080
 3440 x 1440
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display
 LED
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3440 x 1440
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1440p
 1080p
 1440p
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, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 333.7mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm 749.9mm
BEST
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
Color Gamut
72% 99%
BEST
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
Pixel Density
Unknown - Click to provide data 110ppi

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
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)
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Audio
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 12W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
 Height adjustment
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
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Number of OSD Languages
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Power

Input Current
Unknown - Click to provide data 10A
Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.43W
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
62W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 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
 90
 95-265
 90-264
 5
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 90
 95-265
 90-264
 5
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3050
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 4570
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 70
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

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
7.5kg
BEST
8kg
Height
548mm 374.1mm
Depth
273mm 93.9mm
Width
642mm 950.8mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 MHL
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 MHL
BEST
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Technical Details

Active Display Area (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 749.9mm
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