Benq XL2420 vs HP DreamColor Z24
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Benq XL2420vsHP DreamColor Z24

Benq XL2420

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Benq XL2420

$324.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 24" PC screen, with low running costs
94
Reviews
49 Reviews + 16 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 Yes Jan 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Jan 2014
HP DreamColor Z24

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

HP DreamColor Z24

$275.00
$52.50
Our Verdict:
A good spec and good value for money 24" PC display, with moderate running costs
83
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels 5000000:1 No Oct 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1200 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Oct 2014
Benq XL2420

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Benq XL2420

$324.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 24" PC screen, with low running costs
94
Reviews
49 Reviews + 16 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 Yes Jan 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Jan 2014
HP DreamColor Z24

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

HP DreamColor Z24

$275.00
$52.50
Our Verdict:
A good spec and good value for money 24" PC display, with moderate running costs
83
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels 5000000:1 No Oct 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 24"
Display Resolution 1920 X 1200 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
3D No
Release Date Oct 2014

Top Prices

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
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BenQ XL2420Z 24" Widescreen TN Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
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Reasons For

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
5 Reasons For
3D
The Benq XL2420 is a 3D PC monitor, whereas the HP DreamColor Z24 is not 3D.

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.

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Five Times Faster Response Time
The Benq XL2420 is a 1ms response time PC monitor. That's 5ms faster than the HP DreamColor Z24 (6ms).

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.

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Two HDMI Ports
The Benq XL2420 has two HDMI ports, however the HP DreamColor Z24 only has one HDMI port.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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58% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Benq XL2420 is $74 cheaper to run than the HP DreamColor Z24 over five years.
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Better Brand
Benq PC monitors have an average rating of 90.3%, whereas HP has an average rating of 81.3%.
4 Reasons For
11% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
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).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Benq XL2420 (170°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Cheaper by $50
The HP DreamColor Z24 costs $49.99 less than the Benq XL2420.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
22 Awards
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No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Best
5 stars
18 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Best
5 stars
176 reviews
4 stars
29 reviews
3 stars
9 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
5 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Benq has a better average brand rating than HP. The average brand rating for Benq is 90.27% based on 22,326 reviews, where as the average brand rating for HP is 81.33% based on 2,584 reviews.
Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Benq

90

90

Based on 22,326 reviews
HP

81

81

Based on 2,584 reviews

Date Released

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
49 months old 41 months old Best

Key Features

3D

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.

Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Best
Yes
No

Response Time

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.

Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq XL2420
Benq
XL2420
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2 (Best)
HP DreamColor Z24
HP
DreamColor Z24
19 trees 0.75 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Display Diagonal 24" 24"
Display Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
12000000:1
 12000000:1
12000000:1
 12000000:1
Response Time 1ms
BEST
6ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
1000:1
 1000:1
1000:1
 1000:1
Display
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
LED LCD
 LED
 LCD
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)
 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)
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)
 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
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Digital Vertical Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size Diagonal 298mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewable Size 531mm
BEST
325.6mm
Horizontal Viewable Size Unknown - Click to provide data 520mm
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count 16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric) Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Display Brightness 350 Cd/m² 350 Cd/m²
Color Gamut 72% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 2
BEST
1
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort 1 2
BEST
DVI-D Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port 1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port 4
BEST
2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Pivot Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment 130mm
BEST
120mm
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
Number of OSD Languages 17 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Typical Power Consumption 24W
BEST
58W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off) 45W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 45W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Package Weight 7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 652mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth 231mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 456mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Height (with Stand) 337mm
BEST
525mm
Depth (with Stand) 62mm 238mm
BEST
Width (with Stand) 571mm 559.4mm
BEST
Weight 6.1kg
BEST
7kg
Height 516.9mm 365mm
Depth 149.9mm 66.5mm
Width 571.4mm 559.4mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq XL2420 HP DreamColor Z24
Cables Included
VGA DVI
DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
 DisplayPort
VGA DVI
DisplayPort
 VGA
 DVI
 DisplayPort

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