A number of Benq XL2720 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Emad said in their review of this PC monitors three years ago “Stylish finish for enthusiast looking for the best 120 refresh rate monitor”. Last year Jmac mentioned in their Benq XL2720 review on Amazon “Try to aim for the nice refresh rate”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review three years ago “Has a huge refresh rate of 120Hz for supremely smooth visuals” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
Three Benq XL2720 owners agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago J M Taylor mentioned “Brilliant picture, no lag, i play counter strike, battlefied4 etc and the graphics are stunning !” in their review of this PC monitors. Also two years ago Monkeyseemonkeydo mentioned on Amazon “Amazing monitor with great picture quality” and scored it 5 stars. expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It has average image quality” in their review of the Benq XL2720.
Several customers who bought the Benq XL2720 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Luke Holdsworth said in his review of this PC monitors “Performance is 5*, not seen or used anything better then this! Colours are vibrant”.
Some Benq XL2720 owners who bought it concluded that it was smooth. Emad said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon three years ago “Pros; Big screen with sharp and smooth display” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Has a huge refresh rate of 120Hz for supremely smooth visuals” in their Benq XL2720 review. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Benq XL2720 on expert review site Digital Versus “It's a practical display that's responsive and smooth”.
Some Benq XL2720 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Emad gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100 and said “Great design and stylish finish for enthusiast looking for the best 120 refresh rate monitor” in their Benq XL2720 review. Wingfield gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “It's just beautiful!”.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was a good design. Two years ago Luke Holdsworth rated the product 99 out of 100 and he said “Simple to use interface and sleek design”.
Seven Industry Awards
This PC screen is one of the most highly awarded of all the LCD screens of a similar age and spec.
The editor of PC Mag decided that this flatpanel monitor was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Recommended" award from F1cd.ru, confirming their endorsement. This PC screen also received a "Platinum" award from Gamestar.de who said it was exceptional.
Three more expert review sites all concluded that this Benq flatpanel monitor was good. This Benq PC display received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received a "Best in Class" award from Insidehardware.it.
The editor of one additional expert review site said that this Benq PC screen was good. Neitsabes.fr gave this flatpanel monitor a "Very Good" award.
A few Benq XL2720 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Book Obsessed gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Once calibrated (google search for settings) they look fantastic”. Jmac gave this PC monitors a score of 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon last year “Having the ability to programme settings is great as with different games you may want to tweak”.
Two Benq XL2720 reviewers who bought it thought it was easy to use. Luke Holdsworth gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Simple to use interface and sleek design” in his review. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's a practical display that's responsive” in their review.
One Benq XL2720 owner concluded that the product had a good interface. Dominic James Birch wrote in his review of this PC monitors “Good monitor, nice picture and really good interface for changing your colour settings” nonetheless scored it 60 out of 100.
Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other brands.
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Good Technical Features
A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good features. Three years ago Dougiemuir said on Amazon “Packed with great features such as USB ports, S-switch” in their Benq XL2720 review. In the same month Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX%displayPrice% at %seller% monitor snagged an Editors' Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set” in their review of the Benq XL2720. Itreviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX monitor snagged an Editors’ Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set” in their review of this PC monitors and rated it 80 out of 100.
Good Owner Reviews
This Benq LCD screen has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100 based on 83 owner reviews.
A few customers who bought the product thought it was strong and durable. Luke Holdsworth mentioned two years ago “Great base stand, very sturdy and can flip the monitor landscape/portrait, raise/lower it on the stand” in his Benq XL2720 review. Pcmag.com rated the product 4 stars and said in their review of this PC monitors on PC Mag “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX%displayPrice% at %seller% monitor snagged an Editors' Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set”. expert website Itreviews.com said “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX monitor snagged an Editors’ Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set”.
Good Product Quality
A few people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. Monkeyseemonkeydo rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitors two years ago “Amazing monitor with great picture quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk and said in their review on Expert Reviews “It has average image quality”.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC G2770 ($312.99) which has a better Rating; or the Asus PB287 ($344.99), or the AOC U2868 ($549.00) which is cheaper.
The Benq XL2720 is 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the XL2720 are not 3D compatible.
Alternative 3D compatible PC screens currently available which you might also want to look at include the 278G4DHSD, or the 272G5DYEB ($1,171.43) both from Philips which has a better Rating.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Benq BL2710 ($1,705.18).
Two HDMI Ports
Most comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the XL2720 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq XL2720 which has two HDMI ports.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most PC monitors of this age and spec have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq XL2720 which has four USB 2.0 ports.
1080p Video Mode
This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 140 millimeters, the Benq XL2720 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens of this type and age have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,300mm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Benq XL2720's response time is one of the fastest amongst similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years. The average response time of LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 6.2ms.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
Some Benq XL2720 owners who bought the product agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr. Ian Evans mentioned on Amazon “I'm a heavy gamer and it stands up to the heavy demands” however gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Abdulla Al-Subaey and wrote on Amazon “The USB in these monitors are not workingi returned 2 times this monitor just to get the usb working”.
One Benq XL2720 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Abdulla Al-Subaey wrote on Amazon “As a gamer this Monitor is the best, plus it have 2 hdmi portsbut one problem i had until now” in their review of this PC monitors.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XL2720 have a built-in speaker, however the Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 29EB73 or the LG 29EA93.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the 231C5, or the 272P4 ($590.79) both from Philips.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq XL2720 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2720 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2713H ($689.99).
Quite Small Viewable Width
Flatpanel monitors of this age and type have viewable widths of between 1mm and 890mm. At only 1 millimeter, the Benq XL2720 has a very small viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC screens of a similar age and type to the XL2720 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. The Benq XL2720 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst PC displays of this age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2720 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XL2720 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
The Benq XL2720 is one of the heavier PC screens of this age and spec (7.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The weights of PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over two years ago.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Benq XL2720 is 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
PC displays with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the 241P4 ($291.32) (20000000:1), or the 241P4QPY (20000000:1) both from Philips which is also cheaper.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC G2770 ($312.99), the Eizo Foris FS2434 ($396.76), or the Philips 272G5DYEB ($1,171.43).
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a more display resolution then you might want to look at the Benq BL2411 (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the iiyama XB2485WSU (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the iiyama GB2773HS (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
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