Benq XL2420 vs HP DreamColor Z24

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Benq XL2420
HP DreamColor Z24

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
39% bigger viewable height Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 531mmmm viewable height PC monitor. That's 205.4mm bigger than the HP DreamColor Z24 (325.6mmmm).
More display colour count Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 16.77MM display colours PC monitor. That's 15.77M more than the HP DreamColor Z24 (1,070MM).
Five times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 1msms response time PC monitor. That's 5ms faster than the HP DreamColor Z24 (6msms). 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.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The Benq XL2420 has two HDMI ports, however the HP DreamColor Z24 only has one HDMI port.
Higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 130mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 10mm higher than the HP DreamColor Z24 (120mmmm).
15% lighter Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 6.1kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.9g lighter than the HP DreamColor Z24 (7kgg).
5 Reasons For
11% wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°°, however the Benq XL2420 is only a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2420 (178°°).
Two DisplayPorts Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has two DisplayPorts, however the Benq XL2420 only has one DisplayPort.
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Benq XL2420 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

One more USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2420 only has one USB Type-A downstream port.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the HP DreamColor Z24 (178°°).
Slightly narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2420 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°°, however the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
One less DisplayPort Edit
The Benq XL2420 has one DisplayPort, however the HP DreamColor Z24 only has two DisplayPorts.
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Benq XL2420 has one USB 2.0 port, however the HP DreamColor Z24 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

Only one USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 only has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
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Ten months older
The Benq XL2420 is older than the HP DreamColor Z24 by ten months.
6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller viewable height Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a viewable height of 325.6mmmm, however the Benq XL2420 is a 531mmmm viewable height PC monitor (205.4mm bigger).
Less display colour count Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 1,070MM display colours PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2420 is a 16.77MM display colours PC monitor (15.77M more).
5ms slower response time Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a response time of 6msms, but the Benq XL2420 is a 1msms response time PC monitor (5ms 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has one HDMI port, however the Benq XL2420 only has two HDMI ports.
10mm lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a maximum height adjustment of 120mmmm, but the Benq XL2420 is a 130mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (10mm higher).
13% heavier Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a weight of 7kgg, however the Benq XL2420 is a 6.1kgg weight PC monitor (0.9g lighter).

Awards

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Date Released

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Display

Screen Size
24" 24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1200
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
3D Technology
 NVIDIA 3D Vision
 NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
 NVIDIA 3D Vision
 NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
24 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
15 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size Diagonal
298mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Height
531mm
BEST
325.6mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 520mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.276 x 0.276 0.27 x 0.27
Display Colour Count
16.77M
BEST
1,070M
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
6ms
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
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Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 2
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USB 2.0 Port
1 2
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USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Type-A Downstream Port
1 2
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USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
130mm
BEST
120mm
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
35 - 35 -45 - 45
OSD Language
17 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
45W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
24W
BEST
58W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Maximum Power Consumption
45W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 110 - 220
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 110 - 220
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
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 TCO

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
652mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
233mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
456mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
337mm
BEST
525mm
Depth With Stand
62mm 238mm
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Width With Stand
571mm 559.4mm
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Weight
6.1kg
BEST
7kg
Height
516.9mm 365mm
Depth
149.9mm 66.5mm
Width
571.4mm 559.4mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 DVI
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 VGA
 DVI
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