Benq XL2720 vs HP Pavilion 27

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Benq XL2720
HP Pavilion 27

Top Prices

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Standard delivery: £4.19
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FREE Standard delivery
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FREE Standard delivery
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eBay
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Standard delivery: £48.20
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Standard delivery: £14.39
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Standard delivery: £4.19
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the HP Pavilion 27 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
13x faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 13ms faster than the HP Pavilion 27 (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.

Height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a height adjustment, but the HP Pavilion 27 does not have a height adjustment.
VESA mounting Edit
The Benq XL2720 supports VESA mounting, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 does not support VESA mounting.
£17 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 costs £16.71 less than the HP Pavilion 27.
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 12 awards, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are better
The Benq XL2720 has an average expert review score of 84% based on 39 reviews, however the HP Pavilion 27 has an average rating of 76% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger viewable size, horizontal Edit
HP Pavilion 27 is 597.89mm viewable width, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 1mm viewable width PC monitor (596.89mm smaller).
18° wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
8° wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
2x lighter Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 4.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 5.9kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (4.3kg).
Cheaper to run by £57.69
The HP Pavilion 27 only costs £82.04 to run over five years however the Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run (70% more). Read more
User reviews are slightly better
The HP Pavilion 27 has an average user review score of 93%, whereas the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 91% (based on 283 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
596.89mm smaller viewable size, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1mm viewable width PC monitor, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 is a 597.89mm viewable width PC monitor (596.89mm bigger).
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°. That's 18° narrower than the HP Pavilion 27 (178°).
8° narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 170°, however the HP Pavilion 27 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Benq XL2720 has one HDMI ports quantity, however the HP Pavilion 27 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
58% heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 10.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 5.9kg heavier than the HP Pavilion 27 (4.3kg).
Over one year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the HP Pavilion 27 by 15 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 70%
The Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run which is £57.69 more to run than the HP Pavilion 27 over five years. Show assumptions.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 91%, however the HP Pavilion 27's is 93% (based on 27 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
50 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
93% slower response time Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 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.

Does not have a height adjustment Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 does not have a height adjustment, but the Benq XL2720 has a height adjustment.
Does not support VESA mounting Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 does not support VESA mounting, whereas the Benq XL2720 does.
£17 more expensive
The HP Pavilion 27 is more expensive than the Benq XL2720 by £16.71.
Fewer sellers
Only 8 shops sells the HP Pavilion 27, but 18 shops sell the Benq XL2720. 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 HP Pavilion 27 has received 1 award, the Benq XL2720 has received 12 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the HP Pavilion 27 is only 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 84% (based on 39 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
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 22 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 £ 79.48
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 82.04
Purchase price £ 336.69
Total cost of ownership £ 418.73
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data 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.
0.41T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 336.31mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm 597.89mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.311 x 0.311
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.58cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
14ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

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

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
BEST
 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

Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
31W
Power Consumption (standby)
27W 0.5W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 39kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32W
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

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
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 5.6kg
Weight
10.2kg 4.3kg
BEST
Height
548mm 454.6mm
Depth
273mm 164mm
Width
642mm 622.6mm
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