Benq XL2720 vs Philips 243V5

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Benq XL2720
Philips 243V5

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Reasons For

4 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.

17% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the Philips 243V5 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
Height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2720 has a height adjustment, but the Philips 243V5 does not.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 22 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).
7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger viewable size, horizontal Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a viewable size, horizontal of 521.28mm, however the Benq XL2720 is only a 1mm viewable width PC monitor (520.28mm smaller).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Philips 243V5 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.

Three times lighter Edit
The Philips 243V5 is a 3.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 7kg lighter than the Benq XL2720 (3.2kg).
£261 cheaper
The Philips 243V5 costs £100.00, whereas the Benq XL2720 is £361.04.
Available from 23 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£88.00 cheaper to run
The Philips 243V5 is £88.00 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2720 over five years. Read more
User reviews are 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 84% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
520.28mm smaller viewable size, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 1mm viewable width PC monitor, whereas the Philips 243V5 is a 521.28mm viewable width PC monitor (520.28mm bigger).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the Philips 243V5 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.

Heavier Edit
The Benq XL2720 is a 10.2kg weight PC monitor. That's 7kg heavier than the Philips 243V5 (3.2kg).
£261 more expensive
The Benq XL2720 is more expensive than the Philips 243V5 by £261.04.
Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Benq XL2720, whereas 25 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.
170% higher running costs over five years
The Benq XL2720 costs £139.73 to run which is £88.00 more to run than the Philips 243V5 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The Benq XL2720's average user rating is 84%, however the Philips 243V5's is 93% (based on 3 reviews).
4 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Philips 243V5 has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², but the Benq XL2720 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² brighter).
Does not have a height adjustment Edit
The Philips 243V5 does not have a height adjustment, however the Benq XL2720 has a height adjustment.
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 22 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

36 months Ago 25 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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 49.17
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 51.73
Purchase price £ 100.00
Total cost of ownership £ 151.73
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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.
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
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
 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
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 60cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms 1ms
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
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
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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

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

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

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
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
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

Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Power Consumption (typical)
0.5W
BEST
19.18W
Power Consumption (standby)
27W 0.5W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 34kWh
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

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
10.2kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height
548mm 344mm
Depth
273mm 52mm
Width
642mm 551mm

Other Features

Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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