Benq BL2420 vs DELL U2515H

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Benq BL2420

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
HDCP Edit
The Benq BL2420 has an HDCP, whereas the DELL U2515H does not have an HDCP.
20% faster response time Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a response time of 5ms, however the DELL U2515H is a 6ms response time PC monitor (1ms 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.

Moderately larger color gamut Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a color gamut of 100%, whereas the DELL U2515H is only a 99% color gamut PC monitor (1% smaller).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the DELL U2515H does not. 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.

Cheaper by £62
The Benq BL2420 is £61.93 cheaper than the DELL U2515H.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £20.50
Over five years the Benq BL2420 only costs £71.79 to run however the DELL U2515H costs £92.29 to run (29% more). Read more
10 Reasons For
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 25" PC monitor. That's 1.2" bigger than the Benq BL2420 (25"). 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.

39.31mm bigger viewable size, vertical Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 335.66mm viewable height PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420 is only a 296.35mm viewable height PC monitor (39.31mm smaller).
Bigger viewable size, horizontal Edit
DELL U2515H is 596.74mm viewable width. That's 69.89mm bigger than the Benq BL2420 (596.74mm).
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The DELL U2515H is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Benq BL2420 (350 cd/m²).
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The DELL U2515H is a two HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the Benq BL2420 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Two more USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys on the DELL U2515H is five, but the Benq BL2420 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
2.6kg lighter Edit
The DELL U2515H has a weight of 4.4kg, whereas the Benq BL2420 is a 7kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg heavier).
Better selling
The DELL U2515H ranks No. 1674 by number of sales, whereas the Benq BL2420 ranks No. 6900.
One more awards
The DELL U2515H has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Benq BL2420 has 1 award.
Better user reviews
Based on 225 reviews, the average user review score of the DELL U2515H is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Benq BL2420 is 86% (based on 231 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 23.8" PC monitor. That's 1.2" smaller than the DELL U2515H (25"). 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.

39.31mm smaller viewable size, vertical Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 296.35mm viewable height PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2515H is a 335.66mm viewable height PC monitor (39.31mm bigger).
Smaller viewable size, horizontal Edit
Benq BL2420 is only 526.85mm viewable width. That's 69.89mm smaller than the DELL U2515H (596.74mm).
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the DELL U2515H (350 cd/m²).
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Benq BL2420 is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the DELL U2515H only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Two less USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys on the Benq BL2420 is three, but the DELL U2515H only has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
2.6kg heavier Edit
The Benq BL2420 has a weight of 7kg, whereas the DELL U2515H is a 4.4kg weight PC monitor (2.6kg lighter).
Less popular
The Benq BL2420 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6900 by number of sales in our PC monitors, whereas the DELL U2515H ranks No. 1674.
One less award
The Benq BL2420 has only received 1 award, but the DELL U2515H has received 2 awards.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Benq BL2420 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the DELL U2515H is 94% (based on 225 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Does not have an HDCP Edit
The DELL U2515H does not have an HDCP, however the Benq BL2420 has an HDCP.
17% slower response time Edit
The DELL U2515H has a response time of 6ms, however the Benq BL2420 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (1ms faster). 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.

Marginally smaller color gamut Edit
The DELL U2515H has a color gamut of 99%, whereas the Benq BL2420 is a 100% color gamut PC monitor (1% larger).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The DELL U2515H does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the Benq BL2420 has 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.

More expensive by £62
The DELL U2515H is £61.93 more expensive than the Benq BL2420.
Fewer sellers
The DELL U2515H is only stocked by 8 stores, but the Benq BL2420 is stocked by 14 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The DELL U2515H is two months older than the Benq BL2420.
£20.50 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the DELL U2515H are £92.29 which is £20.50 more than the Benq BL2420. Show assumptions.

Awards

1 Award
hardware.info: Excellent
2 Awards
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
SweClockers.com: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 71.79
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 71.79
Purchase price £ 198.05
Total cost of ownership £ 269.84
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 89.73
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 92.29
Purchase price £ 259.98
Total cost of ownership £ 352.27
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.36T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.46T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
23.8" 25"
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 20000000:1
BEST
 20000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
BEST
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
Supported Video Modes
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
BEST
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Vertical
296.35mm 335.66mm
BEST
Viewable Size, Horizontal
526.85mm 596.74mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.205 x 0.205 0.2331 x 0.2331
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.58cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6ms
Color Gamut
100%
BEST
99%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
3 5
BEST
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)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Power
2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Performance

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

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

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

Power

Input Current
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5A
Current Rating
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5A
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
28W
BEST
35W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 5000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Height (with Stand)
524.9mm 512.5mm
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
239.55mm 205mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
563.2mm
BEST
569mm
Weight
7kg 4.4kg
BEST
Height
338.7mm 338.7mm
Depth
71.5mm 46.4mm
Width
563.2mm 569mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
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