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Benq XL2720T PC Monitor

f1cd.ru Recommended neitsabes.fr Very Good PC Mag Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star
27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LCD Feb 2014
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The XL2720T demonstrates BeQ's true belief that "gaming is in the details" It has been co-developed with Counter-Strike pro gaming legends to bring you a gaming monitor like no other from the... More
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17 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts rave about this medium monitor and have given it seven awards.

Three expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. PC Mag decided that this LCD screen was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a F1cd.ru "Recommended" award. This Benq LCD screen also received a Gamestar.de "Platinum" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all wrote that this Benq PC screen was good. This PC screen received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Insidehardware.it gave it a "Best in Class" award.

This Benq PC monitor received a "Very Good" award from Neitsabes.fr.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this medium monitor has an average expert rating of 77%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, XL2720 owners rated this PC screen 84 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several customers said in their reviews that it was smooth. Three years ago Emad said “Pros; Big screen with sharp and smooth display”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Has a huge refresh rate of 120Hz for supremely smooth visuals” in their Benq XL2720 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Some Benq XL2720 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Emad mentioned “Great design and stylish finish for enthusiast looking for the best 120 refresh rate monitor” in their review of the Benq XL2720 and rated the Benq XL2720 as very good. Wingfield mentioned on Amazon “It's just beautiful!”.

One Benq XL2720 owner who purchased it wrote that it was a good design.

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Easy to Use

Several Benq XL2720 owners who bought the Benq XL2720 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Book Obsessed said on Amazon “Once calibrated (google search for settings) they look fantastic” and gave the Benq XL2720 a score of 80 out of 100. Jmac wrote “Having the ability to programme settings is great as with different games you may want to tweak” in their Benq XL2720 review.

A number of Benq XL2720 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Luke Holdsworth said in his review of this PC monitor “Simple to use interface and sleek design”. Three years ago Digitalversus.com wrote “It's a practical display that's responsive”.

One Benq XL2720 owner who reviewed the Benq XL2720 said that it had a good interface. Dominic James Birch said on Amazon “Good monitor, nice picture and really good interface for changing your colour settings” but in spite of that he only rated it 3 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Four people thought the product had a good refresh rate. Jmac wrote in their review of the Benq XL2720 on Amazon “Try to aim for the nice refresh rate”. Three years ago expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The XL2720T has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms”.

A few people reckoned that it had good picture quality. J M Taylor mentioned “Brilliant picture, no lag, i play counter strike, battlefied4 etc and the graphics are stunning !” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Luke Holdsworth mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Performance is 5*, not seen or used anything better then this! Colours are vibrant”.

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Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 10,132 expert and owner reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its PC screens. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Technical Features

Several people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Dougiemuir mentioned “Packed with great features such as USB ports, S-switch” in their review of the Benq XL2720 however despite that they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX%displayPrice% at %seller% monitor snagged an Editors' Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set”. Itreviews.com mentioned “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX monitor snagged an Editors’ Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set” and rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100.

Robust

A few people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Luke Holdsworth wrote in his Benq XL2720 review on Amazon “Great base stand, very sturdy and can flip the monitor landscape/portrait, raise/lower it on the stand”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Benq XL2720 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. In November last year Jmac gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Given the cost I would recommend going for a 1440p screen these days”. Expert review site Techarena.in said in their review “If you are looking for a HD Gaming 3D Monitor for video games, then BenQ XL2720T could be your best option at a price of Rs”.

One Benq XL2720 owner who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Wingfield said in their review on Amazon “As someone who has just stepped forward to something like this from a cheap VGA monitor from 2005, this is a fantastic step up”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers thought the product was good quality. Monkeyseemonkeydo gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Amazing monitor with great picture quality”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “It has average image quality”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Benq XL2720 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC display.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

Most LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq XL2720 which has four USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

With a maximum height adjustment of 140 millimeters, the Benq XL2720 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XL2720 is 130mm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the XL2720 is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Benq XL2720 has a very fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few customers who purchased it wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr. Ian Evans said three years ago “I'm a heavy gamer and it stands up to the heavy demands” in his review.

Poor Connectivity

A few Benq XL2720 reviewers considered that the product was not good in terms of USB connections. Abdulla Al-Subaey said on Amazon “The USB in these monitors are not workingi returned 2 times this monitor just to get the usb working”.

One person considered that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Abdulla Al-Subaey scored the product 60 out of 100 and said “As a gamer this Monitor is the best, plus it have 2 hdmi portsbut one problem i had until now”.

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Price Increase of £41.67

In the last 17 days the price of the XL2720 has increased by £41.67.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the XL2720 do not have a built-in speaker. The Benq XL2720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price], or the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price]; or the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq XL2720 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 272G5DYEB[pl_3175233_price], or the 278G4DHSD[pl_1499355_price] both from Philips; or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq XL2720 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] or the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price].

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Not Cheap

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable age and type. The price range of LCD screens of a comparable age and type is from £51 to £5,421.

Quite Small Viewable Width

The viewable widths of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XL2720 range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. When compared to other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XL2720, the viewable width of the Benq XL2720 of only 1 millimeter is one of the smallest.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays of this age and spec is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Benq XL2720 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq XL2720 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the XL2720. The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.

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High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the XL2720 is £208 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 998 PC displays of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The Benq XL2720 is quite heavy (7.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The weights of LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the XL2720 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2720

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the XL2720.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Benq XL2720 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most LCD screens of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], the Eizo ColorEdge CS230[plb_1834594_price], or the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price].

LCD screens with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price] (LED and cheaper); or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED and higher rated), or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] (LED and higher rated).

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7 Awards

insidehardware.it Best in Class gamestar.de Platinum f1cd.ru Recommended neitsabes.fr Very Good PC Mag Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star

Expert Reviews

(22)
4 November 2013

While graphic designers and imaging pros may not be impressed with this monitor's TN screen and its tight viewing angles, others will appreciate the many other qualities the BenQ XL2720T has to...

Digital Versus

9 August 2013

The BenQ XL2720T is a full featured 27-inch gaming monitor that delivers blazing pixel response, sharp colors, and inky blacks. It's a bit pricey but it offers every video input you'll need and is...

7 August 2013

The BenQ XL2720T is a full featured 27-inch gaming monitor that delivers blazing pixel response, sharp colors, and inky blacks. It's a bit pricey but it offers every video input you'll need and is...

PC Mag

19 June 2013

If you are looking for a HD Gaming 3D Monitor for video games, then BenQ XL2720T could be your best option at a price of Rs. $482 or Rs. 27,000/ to Rs. 35,000/ in India. This is one of the best...

17 June 2013

However, when it comes down to my subjective impressions, I'm just not a huge fan of the BenQ XL2720T. The 1080p TN panel just has a washed out, slightly soft look to it. After spending years with...

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User Reviews

(47)
Reviewed 17 January 2014 by Ahmed
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good, been using the monitor for 2 weeks now and all seems good, no dead pixels, which i was afraid of reading some of it competitors reviews (Asus alternative), however BenQ seem to... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Frank
(Verified Purchase)

I was disappointed to discover that this is not the one with a built in IR emitter for Nvidia 3D Vision, that's the XL2720TX. Otherwise it's great, some fiddling with display settings is required... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Luke Holdsworth
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is perfect for any type of gamer! Picture quality and performance is 5*, not seen or used anything better then this! Colours are vibrant and the picture is sharp. Simple to use... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2014 by Dominic James Birch
(Verified Purchase)

After having a computer that supports 1080p without a monitor I felt it was only right to get one. Since I primarily use my PC for gaming I chose this one as it is specifically designed for... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2013 by Book Obsessed

Very nice 120hz LCD, I bought 3 for a triple screen set up. Pre set picture values are terrible out of the box, but once calibrated (google search for settings) they look fantastic...

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Electricity cost when switched on £43.26
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers xl2720, xl2720z, xl2720t, benq 9hla4, benq xl2720, benq 9hla4l, benq 9hla4lb, benq xl2720z, benq xl2720t, benq 9hla4lbr, benq 9hla4lbrb, visipax xl2720, visipax xl2720z, benq 9hla4lbrbe, visipax prxl2720, benq dwsbeqxl2720, visipax 1920x1080, visipax prxl2720z, benq dwsbeqxl2720z
Barcodes 00012303512241, 00013591028056, 00014444590058, 00132017729466, 00163120799176, 00172302719550, 00779184010968, 00840046028206, 00840046030049, 00840046035204, 04054319111939, 04718755045110, 04718755052767, 05053959179759, 05054531163289, 05054629416198, 05711045719943, 08400460282060, 08400460300498

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