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Benq XL2720 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 LED 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

Expert review sites rave about this flatpanel monitor and have given it seven awards.

The editors of three expert review sites all liked this LCD screen. The expert at PC Mag gave this flatpanel monitor an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was fantastic and it received a F1cd.ru "Recommended" award. This Benq LCD screen also received a "Platinum" award from Gamestar.de who thought it was brilliant.

This flatpanel monitor received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Insidehardware.it gave it a "Best in Class" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC screen received a "Very Good" award from Neitsabes.fr.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 83 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 84%.

Easy to Use

Several people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Book Obsessed gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Benq XL2720 review “Once calibrated (google search for settings) they look fantastic”. Jmac rated this PC monitor 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “Having the ability to programme settings is great as with different games you may want to tweak”.

Two Benq XL2720 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

One Benq XL2720 owner said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Dominic James Birch said in his review of the Benq XL2720 three years ago “Good monitor, nice picture and really good interface for changing your colour settings” .

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Emad said “Pros; Big screen with sharp and smooth display” and rated it 5 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews four years ago “Has a huge refresh rate of 120Hz for supremely smooth visuals” in their Benq XL2720 review. Digitalversus.com said “It's a practical display that's responsive and smooth” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Several people said in their reviews that the Benq XL2720 was good looking. Emad mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2720 on Amazon “Great design and stylish finish for enthusiast looking for the best 120 refresh rate monitor”. Three years ago Wingfield gave it a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “It's just beautiful!” in their review.

One Benq XL2720 owner who bought the Benq XL2720 concluded that it was a good design. Luke Holdsworth mentioned “Simple to use interface and sleek design” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Benq XL2720 owners agreed that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Jmac said in their Benq XL2720 review on Amazon “Try to aim for the nice refresh rate” and scored it 4 stars. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus four years ago “The XL2720T has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

A number of people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. J M Taylor wrote in their review “Brilliant picture, no lag, i play counter strike, battlefied4 etc and the graphics are stunning !”.

Some customers thought the product had good colour saturation. Luke Holdsworth gave it a very good review and he wrote in his Benq XL2720 review “Performance is 5*, not seen or used anything better then this! Colours are vibrant”.

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Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Benq is one of the top rated PC display manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

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Good Technical Features

A few Benq XL2720 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Dougiemuir wrote “Packed with great features such as USB ports, S-switch”.

Robust

Some Benq XL2720 reviewers who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Luke Holdsworth said “Great base stand, very sturdy and can flip the monitor landscape/portrait, raise/lower it on the stand”. Pcmag.com said “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” in their Benq XL2720 review. Itreviews.com wrote on expert review site IT Reviews.com four years ago “Earlier this year its 24-inch BenQ XL2420TX monitor snagged an Editors’ Choice award for its great performance and robust feature set” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Two years ago Jmac mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Given the cost I would recommend going for a 1440p screen these days”. Expert review site Techarena.in said in their Benq XL2720 review four years ago “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 person who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Wingfield mentioned 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

A few Benq XL2720 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Monkeyseemonkeydo mentioned on Amazon “Amazing monitor with great picture quality” in their Benq XL2720 review. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Expert Reviews “It has average image quality”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The Benq XL2720 is a four USB Type-A downstream ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Asus MX279H[plb_1460434_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

LCD screens that are a comparable age to the XL2720 have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq XL2720 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

The average height adjustment of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years is 130mm. The Benq XL2720 has one of the higher height adjustments (140 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of a similar type and age to the XL2720 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Benq XL2720 has one of the fastest response times amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several Benq XL2720 reviewers agreed that the Benq XL2720 was not heavy and bulky. Mr. Ian Evans said “I'm a heavy gamer and it stands up to the heavy demands” in his Benq XL2720 review however despite that he rated the product as excellent.

Poor Connectivity

Some people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Three years ago Abdulla Al-Subaey wrote on Amazon “The USB in these monitors are not workingi returned 2 times this monitor just to get the usb working” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago Abdulla Al-Subaey wrote on Amazon “As a gamer this Monitor is the best, plus it have 2 hdmi portsbut one problem i had until now” in their review of the Benq XL2720.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the AOC Q2770PQU[plb_2119581_price] or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price], or the AOC q2963Pm[plb_1533334_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the XL2720, the Benq XL2720 is not 3D.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XL2720 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2720 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq XL2720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal

The Benq XL2720 has a very small viewable size, horizontal (only 1 millimeter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago. The viewable size, horizontals of similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the XL2720 is £166, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 993 PC monitors of a similar age and type.

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Only HD HD Type

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

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

At only 160 degrees, the Benq XL2720 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the XL2720. The viewing angle, verticals of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2720 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the XL2720 is 170°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°.

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Pricey

After checking the price of 507 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years they range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

Heavy

The weights of PC screens of a comparable age and type to the XL2720 range from 3g to 39kg. The Benq XL2720 is one of the heaviest medium monitors that are a similar age to the XL2720 (10.2 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2720

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Specification

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HD Type
HDCP
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
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HDMI Ports Quantity
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USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
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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 £1.28
Electricity cost when on standby £138.45
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Total running cost over 5 years £139.73
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 12m1, benq 9hla4, info 9hla4, benq 2dp12, info xl2720, info 9hla4l, benq 2dp12u, benq xl2720, benq 9hla4l, benq p180127, info xl2720z, info 9hla4lb, benq 2dp12us, benq p188263, benq xl2720z, benq 9hla4lb, benq 9hla4lbr, benq 9g7bza00, benq xl2720zo, benq p180127p, info 9hla4lbr, benq 2dp12usb, benq 9g7bzs00, benq p188263p, info 9hla4lbrb, benq 9hla4lbrb, benq 1920x1080, benq xl2720zow, benq 9hla4lbrbe, benq xl2720zowi
Barcodes 00013591028056, 00840046028206, 00840046030049, 04054319111939, 04718755045110, 04718755052767, 04718755065460, 05053959179759, 05054484576976, 05054531163289, 05054533576971, 05054629416198, 05055860518702, 05711045719943, 08400460282060, 08400460300498

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