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Benq ZOWIE XL2720

73

Overall Score

Benq ZOWIE XL2720

$379.00
Benq ZOWIE XL2720
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A good spec and very popular 27" PC monitor, with low running costs and a fair price
27" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 Yes Jun 2016
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Amazon US
BenQ ZOWIE 27inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, 1080p, 1ms Response Time, Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, S-Switch, Height Adjustable (XL2720)
$379.00
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BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 27" 1080p 1ms(GTG) 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, S-Switch, Height Adjustable, VESA Ready
$379.00
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BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 27" 1080p 1ms(GTG) 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, Black eQualiz (Brand new, unopened) - on
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BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor
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BenQ Zowie XL2720 27" 1920 x 1080 1ms VGA/HDMI/DVI/DP LED Monitor 9H.LEWLB.RBE (Brand new, unopened)
$662.04
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Benq ZOWIE XL2720 27" Full HD TN 3D Grey, Red computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
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Benq ZOWIE XL2720 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 as follows:
73
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

At over a year old this flatpanel monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC screens 2018.
It has running costs of $58 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,257 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
This PC monitor is one of the best selling PC screens currently on the market. View best selling PC screens January 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
No doubts, no limits
Key features
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle
Narrower than average horizontal viewing angle

Benq ZOWIE XL2720 Video Reviews

Benq ZOWIE XL2720 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

A Top Selling Flatpanel Monitor

The ZOWIE XL2720 is one the top selling PC display currently on the market.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $379.00 it is more expensive than 72% of PC monitors.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 and the United States price of $379.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £412.96 ($412.96).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the ZOWIE XL2720 is $58 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 3,257 PC displays.

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Features

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on PC displays.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the ZOWIE XL2720 of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is bigger than 79% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of PC displays is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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Faster Than Average Response Time

PC displays have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The ZOWIE XL2720's response time of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other PC displays. It is faster than 96% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq ZOWIE XL2720's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is narrower than 91% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. Across all the PC displays the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of LCD screens range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The ZOWIE XL2720's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than 85% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq ZOWIE XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that 53% of PC screens also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The ZOWIE XL2720 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of PC screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the ZOWIE XL2720 of 1,000 is pretty average compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 44% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The ZOWIE XL2720 has a microphone in. 98% of PC displays do not have a microphone in.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 which has two HDMI ports.

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3D

The ZOWIE XL2720 is 3D, unlike 98% of PC displays which are not 3D.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq monitortnled271691920x1080144hz1mshdmidi, benq 1920x10801msvgadvid2xhdmidpusb, benq xl2720zowie, benq p241761p, benq ldkev

Barcodes:

00840046035204, 04718755065460

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