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Benq XL2720 vs Philips 243V5

Benq XL2720 vs Philips 243V5

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Benq XL2720
Philips 243V5

Top Prices

eBay
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Maplin
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Overclockers UK
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In stock
BT Shop
Checked 20 hours ago
Standard delivery: £3.49
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BT Business Direct
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Standard delivery: £6.00
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Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock, only 3 left!

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
13% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display diagonal of 27", however the Philips 243V5 is only a 23.6" PC monitor (3.4" smaller). 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.

3D Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 3D PC monitor, whereas the Philips 243V5 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.

HDCP Edit
The Benq XL2720 has an HDCP, however the Philips 243V5 does not have an HDCP.
4x faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the Philips 243V5 (5ms). 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.

Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 24 expert reviews, the Benq XL2720 has an average review score of 77%, however the Philips 243V5 has an average rating of 75% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
£215 cheaper
The Philips 243V5 costs £105.18, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £319.99.
Available from 22 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£94.35 cheaper to run
The Philips 243V5 is £94.35 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720 over five years. Read more
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 3 reviews, the Philips 243V5 has an average user review score of 93%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average rating of 83% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
£215 more expensive
The Benq XL2720 is more expensive than the Philips 243V5 by £214.81.
Less retailers
Only 5 stores sells the Benq XL2720, whereas 27 shops sell the Philips 243V5. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One year older
The Benq XL2720 is older than the Philips 243V5 by one year.
208% higher running costs over five years
The Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run which is £94.35 more to run than the Philips 243V5 over five years. Show assumptions.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 83%, however the Philips 243V5's is 93% (based on 3 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a display diagonal of 23.6", but the Benq XL2720 is a 27" PC monitor (3.4" bigger). 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.

Slower response time Edit
The Philips 243V5 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms slower than the Benq XL2720 (5ms). 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.

A little Lower expert review Score
The Philips 243V5 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Benq XL2720 has an average expert rating of 77% (based on 24 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
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 28 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 £ 319.99
Total cost of ownership £ 459.72
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 42.82
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 45.38
Purchase price £ 105.18
Total cost of ownership £ 150.56
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.
0.23T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
27"
BEST
23.6"
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
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
BEST
 HDCP
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
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 293.22mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
1mm 521.28mm
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 0.272 x 0.272
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 59.9cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
5ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
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

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

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
 Black
 Black

Performance

Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
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

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
BEST
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 5 - 20
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
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 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

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
16.7W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
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

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

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 118mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 600mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 551mm
Weight
7.5kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height
548mm 344mm
Depth
273mm 52mm
Width
642mm 551mm

Other Features

Regulatory Approvals
Unknown - Click to provide data BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, PSB, SASO, SEMKO, TCO certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, WEEE
Recyclable Packaging Material
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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