Asus PB298 vs Benq XL2720

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Asus PB298
Benq XL2720

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
7% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Asus PB298 is a 29" PC monitor. That's 2" bigger than the Benq XL2720 (27"). 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
Asus PB298 is 178° vertical viewing angle, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Asus PB298 is 178° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2720 (170°).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Asus PB298 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.

A little higher height adjustment Edit
The Asus PB298 is a 150mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 is only a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm lower).
Lighter Edit
The Asus PB298 has a weight of 8.5kg, but the Benq XL2720 is a 10.2kg weight PC monitor (1.7kg heavier).
Cheaper by £32
The Asus PB298 costs £327.65, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £359.99.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£58.46 cheaper to run
Over five years the Asus PB298 is £58.46 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720. Read more
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Asus PB298 is 85%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 77% (based on 22 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Vastly faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a response time of 1ms, however the Asus PB298 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.

Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq XL2720 is 84%, whereas the average rating of the Asus PB298 is 83% (based on 113 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Significantly slower response time Edit
The Asus PB298 has a response time of 5ms, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.

Older by six months
The Asus PB298 is six months older than the Benq XL2720.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Asus PB298 has an average user score of 83%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 84% (based on 47 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
8% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor. That's 2" smaller than the Asus PB298 (27"). 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, whereas the Asus PB298 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB298 (170°).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the Asus PB298 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.

Slightly lower height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a height adjustment of 140mm, however the Asus PB298 is a 150mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
1.7kg heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a weight of 10.2kg, whereas the Asus PB298 is an 8.5kg weight PC monitor (1.7kg lighter).
More expensive by £32
The Benq XL2720 is £32.34 more expensive than the Asus PB298.
Fewer sellers
The Benq XL2720 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Asus PB298 is stocked by 5 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher running costs over five years by £58.46
Over five years the Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run which is £58.46 more to run than the Asus PB298. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Benq XL2720 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB298 is 85% (based on 23 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
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digitallife.se: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardwareheaven.com: Gold Award
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xfastest.com: Fastest Media
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

42 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.27
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 81.27
Purchase price £ 327.65
Total cost of ownership £ 408.92
Details
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

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.4T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
29"
BEST
27"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 80000000:1
BEST
 80000000:1
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 2560 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
24 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
26 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 1mm
Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 21:9
Pixel Pitch
0.2628 x 0.2628 0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178°
BEST
160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178°
BEST
170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
73.03cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms 1ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 21:9
 16:9
 21:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

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
3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
150mm
BEST
140mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
20 - 5 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
60 - 60 -45 - 45
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 17
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
31.7W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27W
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
BEST
 100 - 240

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
12.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height
437mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
253mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
804mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
376mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
700mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
8.5kg
BEST
10.2kg
Height
376mm 548mm
Depth
218mm 273mm
Width
700mm 642mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
BEST
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
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