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Benq ZOWIE XL2720
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Benq ZOWIE XL2720 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jun 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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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8 Reasons For

Benq Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq PC monitors and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Only Released Six Months Ago

This LCD screen was released just six months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older PC screens.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on latest similar spec PC displays.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price] which has better reviews; or the HP Pavilion 32[plb_3940045_price] which is cheaper.

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3D Compatible

The ZOWIE XL2720 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released in the last year which are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible PC displays currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price].

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Two HDMI Ports

The ZOWIE XL2720 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The smallest viewable width of medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZOWIE XL2720 is 290mm and the biggest is 820mm. With a viewable width of 597.6 millimeters, the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Has Five Cables Included

The ZOWIE XL2720 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that came out in the last year. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that were released around the same time as the ZOWIE XL2720. The cables included "DVI", "DisplayPort", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZOWIE XL2720 the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. The ZOWIE XL2720 has a fairly fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the ZOWIE XL2720.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZOWIE XL2720 have a built-in speaker, however the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price]; or the Asus VA32AQ[plb_3878710_price], or the AOC Q2775PQU[plb_3301606_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released 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 recently released medium monitors, the ZOWIE XL2720 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 typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of latest flatpanel monitors is 15° and the widest is 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other new medium monitors.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been available for the last year range from -5° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the Benq 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.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.5 kilograms, the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZOWIE XL2720 amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the recently released medium monitors the weights range from 2.6g to 21kg.

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Electricity cost when switched on $32.66
Electricity cost when on standby $2.30
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Total running cost over 5 years $34.96
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq ZOWIE XL2720uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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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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