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Benq XL2730Z

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Benq XL2730Z

Benq XL2730Z
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A multi award winning and good spec 27" PC monitor, with satisfactory running costs
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 No Feb 2015
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Benq XL2730Z Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Benq XL2730Z as follows:
95
Reviews
796 Reviews + 15 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others.
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 2018.
This Benq PC monitor has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 3,292 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
The XL2730Z has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle
Narrower than average horizontal viewing angle

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Benq XL2730Z In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The XL2730Z has an average 5 year running cost of $140 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run LCD screens.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of PC monitors range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The XL2730Z's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than 84% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The XL2730Z has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC monitors is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The response time of the XL2730Z of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 1% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq XL2730 of 1,000 is pretty average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 24% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the XL2730Z of only 160° is in the narrowest 11% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The average vertical viewing angle of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The XL2730Z's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 17% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Microphone in

The XL2730Z has a microphone in, unlike 98% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a microphone in.

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Two HDMI Ports

The XL2730Z is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The XL2730Z has a headphone out, which is unusual. 89% of flatpanel monitors do not have a headphone out.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 2560x1440, benq xl2730z

Barcodes:

00840046032647, 04718755056680, 05054629843734

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