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Benq XL2420 vs HP DreamColor Z24

Benq XL2420 vs HP DreamColor Z24

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Benq XL2420
HP DreamColor Z24

Top Prices

eBay
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Amazon US
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Out of stock
Newegg US
Checked 14 hours ago
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In stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 3D PC monitor, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 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.

Two times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2420 is a 2ms response time PC monitor. That's 4ms faster than the HP DreamColor Z24 (6ms). 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.
$287 cheaper
The Benq XL2420 costs $287.10 less than the HP DreamColor Z24.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
58% cheaper to run
The Benq XL2420 is $68.38 cheaper to run than the HP DreamColor Z24 over five years. Read more
2 Reasons For
11% wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a viewing angle, vertical of 178°, however the Benq XL2420 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 178°. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2420 (178°).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Benq XL2420 has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°. That's 18° narrower than the HP DreamColor Z24 (178°).
Slightly narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Benq XL2420 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 170°, however the HP DreamColor Z24 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
6 Reasons Against
4ms slower response time Edit
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a response time of 6ms, but the Benq XL2420 is a 2ms response time PC monitor (4ms 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.
More expensive by $287
The HP DreamColor Z24 is $287.10 more expensive than the Benq XL2420.
Less retailers
The HP DreamColor Z24 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Benq XL2420 is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by seven months
The HP DreamColor Z24 is seven months older than the Benq XL2420.
$68.38 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the HP DreamColor Z24 costs $118.65 to run which is $68.38 more to run than the Benq XL2420. Show assumptions.

Awards

22 Awards
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itproportal.com: Best Buy
ixbt.com: Original Design
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
mato78.com: Silver
muycomputer.com: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techreport.com: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Approved
tomshardware.com: Approved
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Average User Rating

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Date Released

30 months Ago 37 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 48.26
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.01
Total running cost $ 50.27
Purchase price $ 249.99
Total cost of ownership $ 300.26
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 116.64
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.01
Total running cost $ 118.65
Purchase price $ 537.09
Total cost of ownership $ 655.74
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.32T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
24" 24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1200
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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)
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 325.6mm
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 520mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.276 x 0.276 0.27 x 0.27
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 61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
2ms
BEST
6ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
BEST
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub

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

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Height Adjustment
130mm
BEST
120mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
24W
BEST
58W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 9
 9

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
BEST
 TCO
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 525mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 238mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 559.4mm
Weight
6.1kg
BEST
7kg
Height
516.9mm 365mm
Depth
149.9mm 66.5mm
Width
571.4mm 559.4mm
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