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Benq XL2730 PC Monitor

$549.00
27" 12000000:1 LED 633.7mm Feb 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Width Release Date $130.72 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Nice design
Not good in terms of size
120 Reviews + 9 Awards
pcgameware.co.uk Silver PC Mag Editor's Choice tomshardware.com Editor Recommended tomshardware.co.uk Editor Recommended
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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This LCD screen has received nine awards from experts in flatpanel monitors.

This medium monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites PC Mag, Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it all of whom said that this Benq flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

This Benq PC monitor was given a "Performance Award" by both review websites Hardwareheaven.com and Xtremehardware.com, both of which wrote that this LCD screen functioned well.

The authors at two other expert review sites thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. This LCD screen received a Pcgameware.co.uk "Silver" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Tek.no, confirming their endorsement.

The editor of one additional expert review site said that this medium monitor was good. Chip.com.my gave this PC monitor an "Outstanding" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Eleven experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, pcauthority.com.au and straitstimes.com have rated this LCD screen on average 81 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 106 owner reviews this medium monitor has a superb average owner rating. Over 80% of reviewers gave this LCD screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Benq Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 10,156 user and expert reviews (including 868 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Nice Design

Eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Gadgetynews.com said “Google launches stylish OnHub routerBoston Dynamics let their dog bot”. Rol said on Amazon “Picture is beautiful”. Niall scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their Benq XL2730 review two years ago “Its a pretty nice, decent sized monitor”.

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was smooth. Expert review site Straitstimes.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Not only does it support AMD FreeSync for a smooth gaming experience (with a compatible AMD graphics card).” and scored the product 7 stars. Mr. Algirdas Ivanascenko wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Benq does very smooth work in gaming which my second ips monitor can't do it”. Two years ago Mrribbish said on Amazon “The response times for this thing is excellent and feels smooth” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person thought it was ugly. One person said in their reviews that the product was neat.

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Robust

Eight customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Radu said “Can otherwise be noticed when displaying solid colors across the screen” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 6 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq XL2730 review “The build is solid and is of a high quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I use this monitor with an Xbox One for games such as Call Of Duty, Destiny, Metal Gear Solid and FIFA, I'm 100% satisfied with its performance” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was strong and durable. Lewis Boden wrote two years ago “It also features a handle that feels VERY sturdy” in his review of the Benq XL2730 and gave this PC monitor a rating of 8 stars. Nelson Shingler said on Amazon “It connected easily and seemed sturdy enough, with the benfit of the cable tidy at the back, which pulls all cables behind the center of the monitor for easy cabling”. Daniel Mclean Fisher wrote on Amazon “Its feels very sturdy and I like the headphone hook at the back of the monitor”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Lewis Boden he said “At least if you hit this thing it isn't going to damage the screen as eas”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourteen owners who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Chip.com.my wrote in their review of the Benq XL2730 “With high quality comes high prices as this device is not priced for those on a budget.(previously published in i”. Last year Miss A. Misauskaite mentioned on Amazon “Best computer monitor ever! Superb quality and experience”. Samuel Brackenridge Jones said in April last year “The difference is night and day, its a very high quality product which is well built” in his review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

Ten customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Lewis Boden gave it a score of 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Stand literally clicks together without any tools needed and it's default settings aren't awful like most”. Sean wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Plus I now have proper physical buttons on the monitor which makes adjusting settings a lot easier”. Nelson Shingler mentioned on Amazon “The On screen menu is easy to navigate” in his review of this PC monitor.

Seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Me scored the Benq XL2730 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent purchase that has reduced eye strain and made the PC a lot more enjoyable to use” in their review of this PC monitor. Nelson Shingler gave it a rating of 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon “However, I opted to wall mount this monitor for ease of use, as I tend to swivel it often, as well as change the angle” in his Benq XL2730 review. In April last year Ben Enos rated the product 7 stars and he wrote “This monitor has some great gaming based features to allow for better performance as we mentioned and they really do come in handy” in his review of this PC monitor.

Four owners considered that it was easy to setup. Lewis Boden wrote on Amazon “Incredibly easily to set-up”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent” and gave the product a rating of 9 stars. James H. gave this PC monitor a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this PC monitor “An easy to assemble stand and a remote control to help you fiddle thr”.

One person considered that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Jon Staffs rated it 7 stars and he wrote in his Benq XL2730 review on Amazon “This is an excellent monitor, I set it up to a comfortable viewing setting then decided to compare my settings to those given in Mr Collins review”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com scored the product 7 stars and said “It's packed with features and combines the excellent FreeSync”. Straitstimes.com said in their Benq XL2730 review “Also it has a number of features that cater to gamers”. Dave T mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner considered that it was quiet. Oliver Lewis he mentioned on Amazon “The sound from the speakers is quiet at max and also not great quality” in his review of this PC monitor.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Chris mentioned in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “Positives The stand is amazing High level of adjustment in height and tilt Great connectivity options, most monitors at this end only have DP” and scored the product 7 stars.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Ben Enos said “It is these small details that really do help declare this a good monitor for console gamers” .


Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Two years ago expert review site Chip.com.my mentioned in their Benq XL2730 review “TThere are countless times when a gamer gets a powerful graphics card with the ability to play the most demanding games of today –”. Darren Sharpe mentioned “Picture quality is very good once set to preference” in his review of this PC monitor.

Three customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq XL2730 review on Amazon “Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy”. Iggy said on Amazon two years ago “Fantastic screens, no glare from lights in room or sunlight which is good Colours are perfect, screen is easy on eyes”.

Two owners concluded that the product had a good refresh rate. Me rated it 8 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “High Resolution, fast refresh rate and a decent size”. Radu gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Freesync works fine, so does the refresh rate of 144 Hz”.

Two customers said that it had clear images. Dean Keegan said on Amazon “Ups my game clarity is amazing”. Daniel Mclean Fisher wrote on Amazon “In terms of picture clarity, this is better than my Samsung 48H6400 LED so this should give you an idea on how good the display is” in his review of this PC monitor.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a flickering image. Nelson Shingler he wrote in his review of the Benq XL2730 on Amazon “Promises of 1ms response times, Flicker free pictures”. One person who reviewed it thought it had a sharp image. Radu said on Amazon “The increase in sharpness in noticeable” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2730 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other PC displays that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq XL2730 has a microphone in, as do most of the other PC screens of this type and age.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq XL2730 has a headphone out, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to this PC screen.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Benq XL2730 has an HDCP, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Benq XL2730 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst LCD screens of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC monitor is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

LCD screens of this type and age have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq XL2730 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2730 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor. PC monitors of this type and age have viewing angles, horizontal of between 18° and 1,800°.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq XL2730 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was not thick. Sam M. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “If i had to complain about one thing its the ugly thick bezel on the Benq compared to the Asus”. One customer considered that the Benq XL2730 was not thin. Amazon Customer mentioned “The only downside is the quality of the speakers - they have a thin, tinny sound, severely lacking in bass”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Benq flatpanel monitor was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq monitor271692560x1440tn1mshdmidisplaypor, benq 2560x14401msdvi2xhdmidp, benq 9hlevlbqbe, acme xl2730z, benq xl2730z
Barcodes 00840046032647, 04718755056680, 04718755065453, 05054629843734

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