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Benq XL2730

$549.99
$499.00 $50.99 cheaper than 37 days ago
pcgameware.co.uk Silver PC Mag Editor's Choice tomshardware.com Editor Recommended tomshardware.co.uk Editor Recommended
A multi award winning 2560 x 1440 LCD screen with good features
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Feb 2015
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Benq XL2730 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Benq XL2730 number 532 across all PC monitors.
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117 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Good Features
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$134 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 117 reviews.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC displays with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC displays 2017.
This Benq PC monitor has running costs of $134 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,770 PC screens that we have compared it to.
The XL2730 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very fast response time
Has a microphone in
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical

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Benq XL2730 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $499.00 it is more expensive than 79% of PC screens.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Benq XL2730 of £259.99 ($259.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $239.01.

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Features

Very Fast Response Time

The response time of the Benq XL2730 of only 1ms is in the fastest 6% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. LCD screens have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq XL2730 has a microphone in, unlike 98% of LCD screens which do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Benq XL2730's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is in the narrowest 14% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. LCD screens have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Benq XL2730's viewing angle, vertical of only 160° is fairly narrow compared to most other PC displays. It is in the narrowest 9% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature. The average viewing angle, vertical of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 10° and the widest being 180°.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq XL2730 has a headphone out. 90% of PC monitors do not have a headphone out.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the Benq XL2730 is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all LCD screens ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2730 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The XL2730 is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,770 flatpanel monitors that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the XL2730 is $134.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq monitor271692560x1440tn1mshdmidisplaypor, benq 2560x14401msdvi2xhdmidp, benq 9hlevlbqbe, benq bg077bq, acme xl2730z, benq xl2730z, benq 113421
Barcodes 00840046032647, 04718755056680, 04718755065453, 05054629843734

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