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Benq XL2720 vs HP Pavilion 27

Benq XL2720 vs HP Pavilion 27

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Benq XL2720
HP Pavilion 27

Top Prices

eBay
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Overclockers UK
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John Lewis
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock (72 available)
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 3D PC monitor, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 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.

6x faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms faster than the HP Pavilion 27 (7ms). 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.

£790 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 costs £789.96 less than the HP Pavilion 27.
Available from 3 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.
Five more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 6 awards, whereas the HP Pavilion 27 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Benq XL2720 has an average expert review score of 75% based on 23 reviews, however the HP Pavilion 27 has an average rating of 74% (based on 15 reviews).
5 Reasons For
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).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas 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.

Cheaper to run by £47.44
The HP Pavilion 27 only costs £92.29 to run over five years however the Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run (51% more). Read more
User reviews are better
The HP Pavilion 27 has an average user review score of 88%, whereas the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 83% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
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).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the HP Pavilion 27 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.

Over one year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the HP Pavilion 27 by 14 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 51%
The Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run which is £47.44 more to run than the HP Pavilion 27 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 83%, however the HP Pavilion 27's is 88% (based on 44 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
86% slower response time Edit
The HP Pavilion 27 is a 7ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (7ms). 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.

£790 more expensive
The HP Pavilion 27 is more expensive than the Benq XL2720 by £789.96.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the HP Pavilion 27, but 5 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 6 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the HP Pavilion 27 is only 74%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is 75% (based on 23 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
1 Award
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 26 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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 89.73
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 92.29
Purchase price £ 1,149.95
Total cost of ownership £ 1,242.24
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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.
0.46T
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
27" 27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
Product Type
 PC monitor
 PC monitor
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
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 336.31mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm 597.89mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 94
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
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 300 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
7ms
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
DVI-D Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Multimedia

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Operating Systems Supported (Linux)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Linux)
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
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30,000h

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

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

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
26W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32W
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

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 90
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.5kg 4.3kg
BEST
Height
548mm 454mm
Depth
273mm 192mm
Width
642mm 622mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included
External Power Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External power adapter
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