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Benq ZOWIE XL2720

Benq ZOWIE XL2720 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jun 2016
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BeQ ZOWIE's XL-series features the premiere e-Sports monitors for PC competitors, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and responsive experience, and the clearest images to arm you for... More
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9 Reasons For

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

Just Released Six Months Ago

This Benq PC display is one of the latest flatpanel monitors to be released.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released medium monitors.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the Wortmann AG TERRA LED 2756W which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the ZOWIE XL2720 are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible PC monitors currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Benq Zowie XL2430 ($359.00) or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Acer Predator XB271HU ($628.99).

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Two HDMI Ports

The ZOWIE XL2720 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The smallest viewable width of PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZOWIE XL2720 is 290mm and the biggest is 820mm. The ZOWIE XL2720 has a fairly big viewable width (597.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ZOWIE XL2720.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The smallest viewable height of latest medium monitors is 230mm, the biggest is 69,000mm, and the average viewable height is 770mm. The ZOWIE XL2720 has one of the bigger viewable heights (336.15 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Has Five Cables Included

The ZOWIE XL2720 has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on recently released medium monitors. The cables included "DVI", "DisplayPort", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this Benq LCD screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the ZOWIE XL2720 that we have assessed, the response time of the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The average response time of newly released medium monitors is 5.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 20ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for the last year which have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus MG24UQ ($279.99); or the LG 34UM68-P ($349.00), or the Acer CB281HK ($372.76) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The ZOWIE XL2720 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest similar spec LCD screens also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the ZOWIE XL2720, the ZOWIE XL2720 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released medium monitors.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the ZOWIE XL2720 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the ZOWIE XL2720 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 170 degrees, the ZOWIE XL2720 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZOWIE XL2720. Across all the recently released PC monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 65° to 180°.

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Heavy

The weights of new comparable spec PC displays range from 2.6g to 21kg. At 7.5 kilograms, the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is quite heavy compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.

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Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $33.70
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $36.07
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

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Barcodes 04718755065460

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Asus MG24UQ vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720

Asus MG24UQ vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720
Asus MG24UQ Benq ZOWIE XL2720
$ 279.99 $379.00
$99 Cheaper
Hugely Shallower
A Lot Shorter
Three HDMI Ports
Slower Response Time
71% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

LG 24MT58DF vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720

LG 24MT58DF vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720
LG 24MT58DF Benq ZOWIE XL2720
$ 359.87 $379.00
$19 Cheaper
Shallower
4.3kg Lighter
142.7mm Shorter
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
Only One HDMI Port

Acer XB241H vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720

Acer XB241H vs Benq ZOWIE XL2720
Acer XB241H Benq ZOWIE XL2720
$ 396.99 $379.00
208.3mm Shallower
3.6kg Lighter
Shorter
50 Cd/m² Brighter Display Brightness
$18 More Expensive
One Less HDMI Port
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