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Benq XL2720Z PC Monitor

£319.98
27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LCD Mar 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £71.78 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Build quality is solid
Has a built-in USB hub
530 Reviews + 10 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star tomshardware.com Smart Buy HEXUS.net Approved
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

PC monitor experts really like this PC screen and have given it ten awards.

Two expert review sites both said that this LCD screen was very good. This PC display received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info and it received a "Silver" award from Fz.se.

Three more expert review sites endorsed this PC screen. Website PC Mag gave this Benq PC monitor an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was terrific and it received a "Gold" award from review site Benchmarkhardware.com. This PC screen also received a "Platinum" award from review website Insidehardware.it.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this LCD screen was good. This PC screen received an "Approved" award from HEXUS.net, Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award and Tomshardware.co.uk gave it a "Smart Buy" award.

Tomshardware.com gave this LCD screen a "Smart Buy" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 85 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this LCD screen as brilliant on average. 384 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

Based on 10,156 user and expert reviews (including 868 verified purchases), Benq has excellent reviews for its PC displays. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Looking

Thirty-eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Beautiful screen, with low reflection”. Newegg.com also wrote “Beautiful colors and picture” in their review. I. Saunders wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It seems with all the settings you can either get nice looking blacks, or decent looking colours.” in their review of this PC monitor however despite that they only scored the product 20 out of 100.

Thirty-four owners said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Amazon.co.uk wrote “I love this monitor The images look amazing; they are very smooth”. Anthony Tsoi wrote on Amazon.co.uk “144hz is gorgeous, smooth and glidey”. T Smith rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “With it's smooth experience and anti-ghost 144hz screen you will always have the advantage in any game you play”.

Nine people concluded that it was well designed. Bestbuy.com wrote “I also use unity to design games which it does with no problems” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Craig Mckeever mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Very good response time and slick design, however base setting for colors is a little pale”. Tom mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The build quality and design is great”.

Four people said in their reviews that it was neat. Mrs. M. Cabezas wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The whole monitor exudes quality and feels well engineered and the cable tidy hole in the middle of the upright is a nice touch”. Last year Samuil Dichev said on Amazon “The stand is not assembled (As you'd expect) and is pretty neatly and well packaged”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Two years ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good ergonomics”. One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was ugly. Charlie wrote on Amazon “Infact looking at my old monitor (What I still use as a second monitor) Picture just looks ugly” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Build Quality is Solid

Seventy-one people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. In April last year Hexus.net mentioned “Build quality is solid”. Newegg.com mentioned “Great image quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Well made high performing monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.

Build Quality is Solid

Fourty-two people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Newegg.com mentioned “Still solid image” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Assembly was smooth and well engineered” in their review. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Soild build”.

Five people who purchased it said that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com wrote “Large format, vibrant colors, sturdy base, additional addons such as ports”. Gruddle scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want”. Jordan Horst said in his review of this PC monitor “Easy to set up and use - turns on fairly fast and feels very sturdy! It goes up” .

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Mark mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Fast shiiping, arrived with no damage screenj is amazing, I purchased it to use with X-Plane 10”. In the same month Luke wrote on Amazon “Unfortunately it arrived damaged” in his review of this PC monitor.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was reliable. Two years ago Newegg.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Reliable Performance” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Thirty-four owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2720Z two years ago “After changing all my personal settings, works exactly as i want it too”. Newegg.com also mentioned “OSD menu is programmablechangeable, OSD remote is handy” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Runs my games on max settings with high FPS” in their review.

Thirteen customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Newegg.com mentioned “The short-cut padcontroller makes it veeery easy to use and change between pre-sets” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Amazon Customer gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Makes the difference in fps easy to use best Monitor out there for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “You cant find better monitor than this for £200, if you dont like the colors, use nvidia/amd control panels to correct it” in their review.

Ten owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Andrew Taylor said on Amazon.co.uk “Nice and easy to set up”. Susan Mellor mentioned on Amazon “Now, I gave this 5 stars because this monitor is a beautiful quality product, easy to set up” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Uklc mentioned “Packaged securely and easy to setup” in their review of this PC monitor.

Two people who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “However, if you prefer a darker screen you may need to do a little research to adjust your visuals before the screen feels comfortable”. Kieran Oberhansli gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I have done this countless of times to get comfortable”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Digital Versus said “Excellent hardware and handling” in their review of this PC monitor. One owner said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Shane Mcdermott said on Amazon “Has a nice light sensitive button interface on the right side of the screen” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XL2720Z has a built-in USB hub. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to this PC display do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Two HDMI Ports

The XL2720Z is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Great connectivity - HMDI 2, DP, DVI, VGA” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Adam B. mentioned on Newegg.com “This is one of the few monitors on the market that combine great connectivity, speed” in his review of the Benq XL2720Z.


Display

Has an HDCP

The Benq XL2720Z has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to this PC screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the XL2720Z has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as this LCD screen. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC display the response times range from 1ms to 25ms.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

At only 160 degrees, the XL2720Z has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as this LCD screen is 50° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Medium monitors that came out more than a year ago have viewing angles, horizontal of between 80° and 180°. At only 170 degrees, the XL2720Z has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this flatpanel monitor.

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Audio

Quiet

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was quiet. Two years ago Bestbuy.com gave this PC monitor a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Cooling is GREAT It runs extremely quietly and, after playing Dragon Age Inquisition for almost 8 hours straight, was still running cool”.


Features

Good Features

Eight customers agreed that the Benq XL2720Z had good features. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Read the features and specifications to see if it suits your needs” . Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “BenQ XL2720Z is a very good premium gaming monitor with a host of great features and excellent gaming performance”. David Turner wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Such a good looking monitor, with a really great picture and lots of useful features” in his review of this PC monitor.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven people reckoned that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Newegg.com said “Plugged in and worked immediately, easy install and instructions” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Oli K mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Check youtube for an advanced guide, I may have made one”. Jonny Blake said in their review of this PC monitor “Check out a few websites to help with the best settings” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Five customers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was heavy and bulky. Alex Cornell gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said two years ago “Heavy gamer highly recommended for”. James Butt mentioned “The build quality of the monitor is great and the stand while a bit heavy is incredibly sturdy while allowing the screen to be easily adjusted”. Bae said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability”.

Three people who purchased it concluded that it was good structurally. Ben Matthews said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “* Quality construction * The design is top notch” in his Benq XL2720Z review. Three years ago Mrs. M. Cabezas mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “1080p Monitor Quality construction good looks great picture”.

Two people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was thin. Techradar.com wrote “This screen is slim, sleek and aesthetically pleasing –”. Two years ago Ming wrote in her review of this PC monitor “Frame on the corner is quite thin”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was thick. Arrbus mentioned “VESA-mounting requires an accessory that's sold-separately and not available yet (as of today), 1080-height resolution means that the pixels are a bit broad for the display size” in their review of this PC monitor. Ryan W. said in his review of this PC monitor “The bevels are quite thick at just under 20mm, which means the edge to edge size of the monitor is just over 29”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Amazon.co.uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “More ports than your body has room for”. One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a good size. Teriesa mentioned in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “It has a great quality picture and ideal size” .

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Fourty-four customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Hexus.net said on expert review site HEXUS.net last year “The first, usually the most inexpensive, use high refresh rates to increase the fluidity of motion when gaming with a high-end video card”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews “A great option if you can pick it up cheap” in their Benq XL2720Z review. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk wrote “Yes, there are inexpensive TN screens with one or two millisecond respon”.

Six owners who bought it mentioned that it was expensive. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote “It's a bit more expensive than a typical 27-inch monitor.”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “Unfortunately it feels just a bit expensive and is now lagging behind by not featuring FreeSync” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Jd Geary wrote “Superb 144 fps monitor with superb gaming options, expensive”.

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Compatible With Nvidia 3D Vision 2

Twenty-five owners who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it had good colour saturation. Greg he said in April last year “Great monitor, after few adjustments very good screen, good colours, great 144Hz refresh rate” in his review of this PC monitor. James rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “Great monitor, really vibrant colours and the 144hz feels great, solid feel to it”. Amazon Customer wrote “Great monitor The colours as people have mentioned, can be a tad off.” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Twenty owners said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Compatible with Nvidia 3D Vision 2” and rated this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Sharkbytes wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Overall I have to say the image quality is awesome and clear”. Dave wrote “Picture quality is excellent” in his Benq XL2720Z review and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Seventeen customers reckoned that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer said on Amazon.co.uk “Absolutely amazing refresh rate!” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Sean Etherington said in his review of this PC monitor “Look for 'Preferred refresh rate' and set it to 'highest available”. Truth to Be Told wrote on Amazon “The high refresh rate definitely helped in fast pace FPS games (like CSGO” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Six customers concluded that the product had a flickering image. Xavier mentioned in April last year “Don't use for PC gaming has terrible flicker and brightness issues when screen is white, get the BENQXL2420G better for cs” in his review of this PC monitor. Mark Prater rated this PC monitor a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The flicker free screen”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. Techradar mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Crystal clear image”. Andrew Taylor said “Fantastic clarity of picture” . Irieman wrote on Amazon “I connected my PC and xBox to the monitor and the clarity and viewing are perfect.” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq XL2720Z does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to this PC display which have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the AOC Q3277PQU (£324.99).

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Price

Not Cheap

The price range of PC screens of a comparable spec and age is from £50 to £3,769. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the XL2720Z is £72 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 621 PC screens of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax 1920x1080, visipax prxl2720z, visipax xl2720z, benq 1920x1080, benq xl2720z
Barcodes 00779184010968, 00840046030049

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