Benq XL2720 vs Philips 242G5

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Benq XL2720
Philips 242G5

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor. That's 3" bigger than the Philips 242G5 (24"). 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.

A bit higher height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor, whereas the Philips 242G5 is only a 130mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm lower).
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Two more awards
The Benq XL2720 has 7 awards from expert review sites, however the Philips 242G5 has 5 awards.
7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger viewable size, horizontal Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a viewable size, horizontal of 531.36mm. That's 530.36mm bigger than the Benq XL2720 (531.36mm).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Benq XL2720 (350 cd/m²).
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Philips 242G5 is two, but the Benq XL2720 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Two times lighter Edit
The Philips 242G5 has a weight of 4.1kg, but the Benq XL2720 is a 10.2kg weight PC monitor (6.1kg heavier).
Cheaper by £128
The Philips 242G5 costs £232.98, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £361.04.
£52.56 cheaper to run
Over five years the Philips 242G5 only costs £87.17 to run whereas the Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run (60% more). Read more
Better expert reviews
Based on 9 reviews, the average expert review score of the Philips 242G5 is 85%, but the average rating of the Benq XL2720 is 77% (based on 22 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller viewable size, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a viewable size, horizontal of 1mm. That's 530.36mm smaller than the Philips 242G5 (531.36mm).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Philips 242G5 (350 cd/m²).
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Benq XL2720 is one, but the Philips 242G5 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Hugely heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a weight of 10.2kg, but the Philips 242G5 is a 4.1kg weight PC monitor (6.1kg lighter).
More expensive by £128
The Benq XL2720 is £128.06 more expensive than the Philips 242G5.
Higher running costs over five years by £52.56
The running costs over five years of the Benq XL2720 are £139.73 which is £52.56 more than the Philips 242G5. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Benq XL2720 only has an average expert score of 77%, but the Philips 242G5 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 9 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 24" PC monitor. That's 3" smaller than the Benq XL2720 (24"). 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.

10mm lower height adjustment Edit
The Philips 242G5 is a 130mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2720 is a 140mm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
Not as many stockists
The Philips 242G5 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Benq XL2720 is stocked by 2 retailers. 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 eight months
The Philips 242G5 is eight months older than the Benq XL2720.
Two less awards
The Philips 242G5 has only received 5 awards, however the Benq XL2720 has received 7 awards.

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
5 Awards
adrenaline.uol.com.br: Silver
digitallife.se: Recommended
eteknix.com: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Original Design
pcarena.pl: Performance Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

37 months Ago 45 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 £ 361.04
Total cost of ownership £ 500.77
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 84.61
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 87.17
Purchase price £ 232.98
Total cost of ownership £ 320.15
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

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.
0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27"
BEST
24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 80000000:1
 80000000:1
BEST
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sync-on-green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Separate H/V sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 146
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 160
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 298.89mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm 531.36mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 146
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 160
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.277 x 0.277
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
1ms 1ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
SmartResponse
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
4 4
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)
 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
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)
 Hg (mercury)
 Pb (lead)

Performance

Linux Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Linux operating systems supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Height Adjustment
140mm
BEST
130mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 -65 - 65
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
BEST
Number of OSD Languages
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
 B
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
33W
Power Consumption (standby)
27W 0.5W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kWh
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

Relative Humidity
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3658
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
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 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
BEST
Safety
 RoHS
 WEEE
 RoHS
 WEEE
Compliance Industry Standards
 TCO
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Silver
 Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (with Stand) (imperial)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.79lbs
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 422mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 287mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 631mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 517mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 565mm
Weight
10.2kg 4.1kg
BEST
Height
548mm 354mm
Depth
273mm 63mm
Width
642mm 565mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Other Features

Package Dimensions (W X D X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.8 x 16.6 x 11.3
Power Consumption (active)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.58W
Maximum Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 631 x 422 x 287
Recyclable Packaging Material
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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