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Benq XL2720Z PC Monitor

neitsabes.fr Very Good PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star tomshardware.co.uk Smart Buy tomshardware.com Smart Buy
27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LCD Mar 2013
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12 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded by LCD screen experts of all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Three expert review sites all liked this Benq PC screen. PC Mag said that this PC screen was exceptional and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the reviewer at F1cd.ru conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. This Benq LCD screen also received a Gamestar.de "Platinum" award.

Three more expert review sites all concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this PC monitor a "5 Star" award and Insidehardware.it gave it a "Best in Class" award.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Very Good" award from Neitsabes.fr.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this Benq PC screen has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, XL2720 owners rated this PC display 84%.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all PC screens Benq is one of the best brands.

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Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Benq XL2720 is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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3D Compatible

The Benq XL2720 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XL2720 are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible PC screens currently available including the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] which has better reviews.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], or the Acer XB280HK[plb_2431334_price].

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2720 is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the XL2720 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq XL2720 is a four USB 2.0 port LCD screen.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2720 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 140 millimeters, the Benq XL2720 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XL2720.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the Benq XL2720 has a very fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the XL2720. The fastest response time of comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the AOC Q2770[plb_2119581_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XL2720 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq XL2720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2720, the Benq XL2720 does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

Across all the PC screens of a comparable type and age to the XL2720 the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. At only 1 millimeter, the Benq XL2720 has a very small viewable width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the XL2720.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq XL2720 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq XL2720 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2720 range from 60° to 180°.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.5 kilograms, the Benq XL2720 is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2720 amongst LCD screens of this age. The weights of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XL2720 range from 3g to 39kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2720

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Benq PC monitor has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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LCD Display Type

The Benq XL2720 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

Alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], the LG 29EB73[plb_1599155_price], or the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price] (LED and higher rated), or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] (LED and higher rated); or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price] (LED and cheaper).

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12 Awards

insidehardware.it Platinum gamestar.de Platinum f1cd.ru Recommended benchmarkhardware.com Gold fz.se Silver Les Numeriques.com 5 Star neitsabes.fr Very Good PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award tomshardware.co.uk Smart Buy tomshardware.com Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(39)
12 October 2015

MSD and Wayra partner to find best healthcare tech start-ups in the UKThis is the third BenQ monitor that I have had the pleasure to review. Today I am writing about the XL2720Z ? a 27-inch gaming...

Excellent gaming performance
Good ergonomics
Loads of AV inputs
Blurreduction feature works well
1ms response rate
Price just too high for resolution and image quality
Doesn't have FreeSync
Finicky touch buttons
No built, in speakers
Super pricey
14 May 2015

BenQ XL2720Z is a very good premium gaming monitor with a host of great features and excellent gaming performance. Unfortunately it feels just a bit expensive and is now lagging behind by not...

15 September 2014

You have plenty of options to choose from if you're looking to purchase a gaming monitor. Without a doubt the best option of the 120/144 Hz Full HD models is the Eizo FG2421, which does not only...

4 September 2014

The BenQ XL2720Z is an unapologetically premium gaming monitor. This screen is slim, sleek and aesthetically pleasing ? however, it carries a price tag to match. The 27-inch model should be enough...

3 September 2014

A long, long time ago ? fine, around 2005 ? when gamers wanted quick response times for their favorite first-person shooters (FPS), they'd pick up a plasma TV. Sure, they ran hot, but those 600MHz... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 January 2015 by JerryT
JerryT would recommend the BenQ XL2720Z

Much better colors and less light bleed from the edges from my last monitor. 144hz gaming makes for great framerates and less lag...

Reviewed 9 September 2014 by Edward L.
(Verified Purchase)

*I got this monitor when I did, rather than wait for a G-sync monitor, because my old monitor died, so if you're still just considering whether or not to wait, I would say wait. I will probably... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Ike M.

Great screen but needs tweaking. 27"'s tend to have more overdrive artifacts than the 24" versions...

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by Ammon s.

Buy benQ? Step up your game? Its more information passing through your mind! Why the **** not? XD...

Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Jason R.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm now sold on BenQ monitors. This is my first one and I'll buy this brand again. Impressed by the solid quality and thought put into the feature set and construction...

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Electricity cost when switched on $33.30
Electricity cost when on standby $126.52
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Total running cost over 5 years $159.82
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers xl2720, xl2720t, 1920x1080, benq 9hla4, benq xl2720, benq 9hla4l, benq 9hla4lb, benq xl2720z, benq xl2720t, benq 9hla4lbr, benq 9hla4lbrb, benq beqxl2720, benq beqxl2720z, benq 9hla4lbrbe
Barcodes 00012303512241, 00013591028056, 00132017729466, 00163120799176, 00172302719550, 00840046028206, 00840046030049, 00840046035204, 04054319111939, 04718755045110, 04718755052767, 05053959179759, 05054531163289, 05054629416198, 05711045719943, 08400460282060, 08400460300498

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