Product Comparison: BenQ PD2500Q vs Dell U2518D


General Specifications
Brand
BenQ
Dell
Model
PD2500Q
U2518D
Origin
China
China
About the Product
PD2500Q delivers absolute color precision, empowering you to turn digital dreams into reality. 2K QHD (2560x1440) resolution offers extraordinary detail and depth for visually intensive work in animation, visual effects, graphics, and photos.
With your UltraSharp monitor you get more than a pretty picture—it’s a gorgeous screen made for multitasking. Supports HDR content playback greater depth of colors, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades to create strikingly realistic images.
Key Specs
Screen Size
25 in.
25 in.
Resolution
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
Response Time
4 ms
5 ms
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
60 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BenQ PD2500Q QHD Monitor for Graphic Design
  • I believe this is a great 1440p monitor. I have no regrets purchasing this over the other monitors I was looking at purchasing.
  • I was looking for a reasonably priced 1440p monitor for primarily office work and creative uses, with the scope for some occasional gaming.
  • This was the cheapest of it's size and resolution so I definitely don't regret my decision as performs really well.
  • The resolution seems to be a nice sweet spot too, on higher resolutions the scaling of text becomes annoying.
  • This is definitely not a high-end 4K monitor and the refresh rate is low.
Dell U2518D Ultrasharp 25-Inch Monitor
  • The picture quality is really nice, inside the box you get a piece of paper indicating the display has been calibrated by Dell from the factory.
  • The display is great, the super-slim bezels coupled with what I would consider an amazing IPS 2K panel make for a great display.
  • And this monitor has the perfect resolution.
  • The picture is fantastic. The screen size is perfect for me and unless I get a magnifying glass out; can’t tell the difference between this and 4K for the size.
  • I don't thing I've seen a monitor with worse back-light bleeding so far, not even on the very cheap ones at work.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Grey
Black
Height
15.83 in.
15.64 in.
Width
22.45 in.
22.35 in.
Depth
9.44 in.
7.88 in.
Weight
15.87 pounds
7.58 pounds

BenQ PD2500Q

Dell U2518D

Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Panel Type
IPS
IPS
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
Brightness
350 cd/m²
350 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
178 °
178 °
View Angle Horizontal
178 °
178 °
Curved Display
No
No
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
BenQ PD2500Q QHD Monitor for Graphic Design
  • The colours look great, and from what I have seen thus far.
  • The overall quality of the monitor is really top notch. It feels premium with the matte coating.
  • Image is crystal clear and is the perfect second monitor for my iMac.
  • It is an IPS panel, so viewing angles are good with minimal colour shift.
  • The pictures and colours are vibrant and sharp- it meets my expectation and I can't imagine it being much better.
Dell U2518D Ultrasharp 25-Inch Monitor
  • They are very high quality IPS panels that can run at 1440P 75Hz instead of 60Hz and most importantly do not have the same issues with IPS Glow or backlight bleeding.
  • The picture on this is fantastic. It makes my old monior look positively dull.
  • Colours are amazing and text looks sharp.
  • The screen is very crisp and the colours are punchy.
  • This was the worst backlight bleed I have seen on any monitor, ever.
Features
Type
Home/Office
Home/Office
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
Yes
No
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
Yes
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
CAD/CAM mode, Flicker-free Technology, Low Blue Light
Low Blue Light, Flicker-free Technology, PiP and PbP Modes, Security lock slot, Anti-theft stand lock slot
What customers say about "Features"
BenQ PD2500Q QHD Monitor for Graphic Design
  • The integrated speakers are not the best quality around, they are clear enough for me.
  • Lots of configutation options, feels like a qaulity monitor and the stand is very flexible with good height adjustment.
  • The up/down adjustment is excellent and the desk footprint is a good compromise.
  • The screen has different modes so you can adjust how things look.
  • Like this screen. Sharp and bright and easy adjustable.
Dell U2518D Ultrasharp 25-Inch Monitor
  • The build quality of the stand and the functionality looks great.
  • The monitor supports Vesa 100x100, see my pics, some still persist in saying it does not have it.
  • The monitor comes separate from the stand, which is typical. Very easy to put together.
  • The build quality is impressive with the stupidly thin bezels and incredibly versatile stand.
  • Insane amound of IPS glow on the top corners of the monitor. This is instantly visible while watching movies with the black bars at the top and bottom as well as dark scenes in games.
Connectivity
Inputs
HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort out, 5x USB, 3.5mm audio out
DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort out, HDMI, 5x USB, 3.5mm audio out
What customers say about "Connectivity"
BenQ PD2500Q QHD Monitor for Graphic Design
  • An HDMI and a mini DP to DP cable extending the connectivity of my laptop.
  • Comes with a mini displayport to display port cable and works straight out the box.
  • There is a 4-port USB 3.0 hub built in, which is very nice to see on a budget monitor like this.
  • When i tried connecting my macbook to the monitor, with the mini DP to DP, it wouldn't allow me to choose a resolution over 1080p.
  • The USB ports placements on the back side of the monitor, facing down. It makes it a bit difficult to plug something in.
Dell U2518D Ultrasharp 25-Inch Monitor
  • Besides the power lead, it comes with a display port to mini display port cable. Connected to my PC via the display port cable.
  • It connected via a display port 1.2 cable to my MacBook Pro and it works perfectly.
  • Easy to physically set up and lovely clear image.
  • The monitor also has USB sockets for a keyboard and mouse so the net effect is like a single-screen docking station.
  • I had trouble getting the DisplayPort cable to work with a MacBook pro 2017. Seems others have had this problem. No image but recognised the connection.
Power
Wattage
62 Watts
28 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC

BenQ PD2500Q

Dell U2518D

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.00 $


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