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Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 27

Benq XL2720 vs HP ENVY 27

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Benq XL2720
HP ENVY 27

Top Prices

eBay
Checked 19 hours ago
Maplin
Checked 8 hours ago
Out of stock
Overclockers UK
Checked 11 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Ebuyer Business
Checked 14 hours ago
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock, only 6 left!
John Lewis
Checked 8 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (47 available)
Communications Solutions
Checked 6 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Six times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 6ms faster than the HP ENVY 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.

£383 cheaper
The Benq XL2720 costs £359.99, whereas the HP ENVY 27 is £743.11.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Four more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 7 awards, however the HP ENVY 27 has 3 awards.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 48 reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average user review score of 83%, but the HP ENVY 27 has an average rating of 68% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
HP ENVY 27 is 178° vertical viewing angle, but the Benq XL2720 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
HP ENVY 27 is 178° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2720 (178°).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a built-in speaker(s), but the Benq XL2720 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.

£47.44 cheaper to run
Over five years the HP ENVY 27 only costs £92.29 to run whereas the Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run (51% more). Read more
A little better expert reviews
Based on 20 reviews, the average expert review score of the HP ENVY 27 is 78%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 77% (based on 24 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
Benq XL2720 is only 160° vertical viewing angle. That's 18° narrower than the HP ENVY 27 (178°).
Slightly narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Benq XL2720 is only 170° horizontal viewing angle, but the HP ENVY 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), whereas the HP ENVY 27 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.

51% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Benq XL2720 are £139.73 which is £47.44 more than the HP ENVY 27 over five years. Show assumptions.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Benq XL2720 only has an average expert rating of 77%, but the HP ENVY 27 has an average expert rating of 78% (based on 20 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
6ms slower response time Edit
The HP ENVY 27 has a response time of 7ms, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor (6ms 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.

More expensive by £383
The HP ENVY 27 is £383.12 more expensive than the Benq XL2720.
Not as many stockists
The HP ENVY 27 is only stocked by 4 stores, however the Benq XL2720 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by nine months
The HP ENVY 27 is nine months older than the Benq XL2720.
Four less awards
The HP ENVY 27 has only received 3 awards, however the Benq XL2720 has received 7 awards.
User review Rating is much Worse
The HP ENVY 27 only has an average user score of 68%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average user rating of 83% (based on 48 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
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
3 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
pcarena.pl: Recommended
zeden.net: Approved

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 49 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 £ 89.73
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 92.29
Purchase price £ 743.11
Total cost of ownership £ 835.40
Details

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
BEST
 LED
 LCD
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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 0.3114 x 0.3114
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
7ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio optical out
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 6W
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

Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 15
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
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)
BEST
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
35W
Power Consumption (standby)
27W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 65W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 95-265
 5
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 95-265
 5
 9
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15 - 35

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
10.2kg 6.9kg
BEST
Height
548mm 454mm
Depth
273mm 140mm
Width
642mm 622mm

Packaging Content

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