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Benq XL2720Z PC Monitor

$462.98
$274.99 $187.99 cheaper than 22 days ago
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star 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 2016
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The XL2720Z demonstrates BeQ's true belief that "gaming is in the details" It has been co-developed with Counter-Strike pro gaming legends to bring you a gaming monitor like no other from the... More
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9 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this flatpanel monitor and have given it nine awards.

The experts at two expert review sites both wrote that this PC screen was great. This flatpanel monitor received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info and it received a "Silver" award from Fz.se.

Furthermore, the writer at PC Mag gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was outstanding and the reviewer at Benchmarkhardware.com gave it a "Gold" award and concluded it was terrific. Furthermore, the reviewer at Insidehardware.it gave this PC display a "Platinum" award and concluded it was terrific.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Smart Buy" award from both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com and it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site wrote that this medium monitor was good. Les Numeriques.com gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this PC screen has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

XL2720Z owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor as terrific.

Excellent Brand

We checked 10,141 expert and user reviews for Benq flatpanel monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Top Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the XL2720Z is one the fastest selling PC screen currently available for purchase.

Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2720Z is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XL2720Z have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XL2720Z is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq XL2720Z has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2720Z.

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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 medium monitors that were launched in the last year.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Benq XL2720Z has one of the faster response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst medium monitors of this age. Similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XL2720Z have response times of between 1ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The XL2720Z does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other latest PC screens do 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 Asus PB287Q[plb_3869741_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year, the XL2720Z is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XL2720Z does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other new medium monitors, the XL2720Z does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been available for the last year.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the XL2720Z has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other recently released PC monitors. Similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the XL2720Z have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The XL2720Z has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the new comparable spec PC monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 65° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Small Color Gamut

With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the XL2720Z has a quite small color gamut compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months. The color gamuts of latest similar spec PC monitors range from 68% to 110%.

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Heavy

At 7.5 kilograms, the XL2720Z is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year. The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2720Z range from 2.6g to 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2720Z

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Benq released the XL2720Z.

LCD Display Type

The XL2720Z has a better display type than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the AOC Q2781PQ[plb_3623698_price].

PC screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Asus PB287Q[plb_3869741_price] (LED) which is also cheaper.

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9 Awards

insidehardware.it Platinum benchmarkhardware.com Gold fz.se Silver Les Numeriques.com 5 Star PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award tomshardware.co.uk Smart Buy tomshardware.com Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(26)
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 $33.73
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $36.10
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hla4, code 9hla4, info 9hla4, info xl2720, info 9hla4l, benq xl2720, benq 9hla4l, code xl2720, code 9hla4l, benq p180127, benq p188263, benq xl2720z, benq 9hla4lb, code xl2720z, code 9hla4lb, info xl2720z, info 9hla4lb, benq xl2720zo, code 9hla4lbr, benq 9g7bzs00, info 9hla4lbr, benq p180127p, benq p188263p, benq 9hla4lbr, benq 9g7bza00, info 9hla4lbrb, benq 9hla4lbrb, benq 1920x1080, benq xl2720zow, code 9hla4lbrb
Barcodes 0471 8755 0527, 04718755045110, 05054484576976, 05054531163289, 05054533576971, 05055860518702

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