Benq XL2720Z
Benq XL2720Z
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Benq XL2720Z

PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Smart Buy Approved
A multi award winning 1920 x 1080 LCD screen with a gold award from one expert review website
27" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 12000000:1 LCD Mar 2016
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Benq XL2720Z Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Benq XL2720Z number 907 across all PC monitors.
678 Reviews + 10 Awards
Missing Some Features
17 Months Old
£72 Over 8 Years
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Why Has it Scored 43?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others. This PC monitor has received 10 awards including a "Silver" award from plus one other site and a "Gold" from NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC display is slightly out of date, and newer PC monitors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
It has running costs of £72 over 8 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,772 PC screens that we have compared it to.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is robust and excellent technical features. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
This Benq PC monitor is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical

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Benq XL2720Z In-Depth Analysis


10 Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors, this Benq PC screen is one of the most highly awarded.

This LCD screen was given a "Silver" award by both websites and, both of which said that this flatpanel monitor was very good.

Furthermore, the expert at website gave this Benq PC screen a "Gold" award and thought it was brilliant and it received a "Platinum" award from review site Additionally, the editor of website PC Mag gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was superb.

The writers at three more expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was very good. and both gave this PC screen a "Smart Buy" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this PC screen was very good. Les gave this PC display a "5 Star" award and it received an "Approved" award from

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 14 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this PC screen has an average expert rating of 85%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

XL2720Z owners on average rated this PC monitor as terrific. 384 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 15,312 expert and owner reviews (including 1,405 verified purchases), Benq has excellent reviews for its flatpanel monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

35 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

25 owners who reviewed it thought it was well made and six owners who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Six customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Four people who bought the product reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Design

20 owners who reviewed the Benq XL2720Z agreed that it was good looking, seven people who bought the product wrote that it was smooth and five customers agreed that the product was well designed.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus, six people thought this PC monitor was easy to setup and five owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

24 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money, however 10 buyers mentioned that this PC monitor did not have a reasonable price. and six customers who reviewed it agreed that it was expensive. four people who purchased it reckoned that it was not good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

11 people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality, seven customers who bought it thought it had good colour saturation and two owners who purchased it concluded that it had clear images. two customers concluded that the product had a good refresh rate.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features, and at £369.99 it is more expensive than 81% of flatpanel monitors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq XL2720Z and the United Kingdom price of £369.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $460.99 (£600.53).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XL2720Z has a built-in USB hub, unlike 84% of LCD screens which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other PC monitors, the XL2720Z does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC monitors have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Benq XL2720Z which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the XL2720Z of only 170° is in the narrowest 19% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, vertical of the XL2720Z of only 160° is in the narrowest 15% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have viewing angles, vertical of between 16° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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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.

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Quite Fast Response Time

PC monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The response time of the XL2720Z of only 1ms is in the fastest 5% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released in March 2016.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on fine usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the XL2720Z is £72, which is typical compared to the other 2,772 PC monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq lcdled1691920x10801msgtghdmiamahdcpvesas, benq 1920x10801msdvidvga2xhdmidp, info 1920x10801msdvid, benq xl2720zowie, benq 9hla4lbrbe, info 9hla4lbrbe, info xl2720z
Barcodes 04718755045110, 04718755052767, 05054484576976, 05054531163289, 05054533576971, 05055860518702

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