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27" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LCD Mar 2016
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Review - BenQ XL2720Z Gaming Monitor

19 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

PC display experts rave about this PC display and have given it nine awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both decided that this LCD screen was great. Hardware.info gave this flatpanel monitor a "Silver Award" and Fz.se gave it a "Silver" award.

An other three expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. The reviewer at PC Mag gave this medium monitor an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was outstanding and it received a "Gold" award from Benchmarkhardware.com who thought it was fantastic. This PC display also received a "Platinum" award from Insidehardware.it who concluded it was fantastic.

The writers at three more expert review sites all wrote that this PC screen was good. This Benq PC monitor received a "Smart Buy" award from both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this Benq flatpanel monitor was good. Les Numeriques.com gave this flatpanel monitor a "5 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Benq PC screen is 86 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

Excellent User Reviews

This Benq PC monitor has an outstanding average user rating based on 341 user reviews.

Good Size

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good structurally. Mrs. M. Cabezas wrote in their review of the Benq XL2720Z on Amazon “1080p Monitor Quality construction good looks great picture”. Mrs. M. Cabezas also wrote “It becomes apparent that the movement range of the stand is superior because of the weighty and solid construction”.

A number of Benq XL2720Z owners who bought the product reckoned that it was a good height. Jzzab wrote on Amazon “The adjustments for height and tilt are perfect”. Kieran Oberhansli wrote in January last year “To adjust the level of height, firmly grab either side of the monitor”. Navroz Alibhai wrote in their review of the Benq XL2720Z on Amazon “An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24” and scored the product very highly.

Several Benq XL2720Z reviewers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Two years ago Ming said in her review of the Benq XL2720Z on Amazon “Frame on the corner is quite thin”. One Benq XL2720Z owner reckoned that the product was a good depth. Jzzab said “I currently own 2 EIZO monitors which are incredible for colour and depth” in their Benq XL2720Z review and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Benq XL2720Z owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Kieran Oberhansli wrote in their review on Amazon last year “There is a handle on the top of the monitor stand that allows you to simply lift the weight of the monitor”.

One customer reckoned that it was thick. Ryan W. said on Amazon “The bevels are quite thick at just under 20mm, which means the edge to edge size of the monitor is just over 29” and gave the product a very good review.

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Good Product Quality

Fifty-five people who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago Adam Wilson wrote on Amazon “Amazing quality cannot recommend enough! Amazon were fast” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned “Loving the picture quality on this monitor” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Aroth63 said “Display quality is excellent, no faults or disruptions” .

Easy to Use

A number of Benq XL2720Z owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. David Browning mentioned “I've played Crysis 3 at max settings and it looks gorgeous” in his review of the Benq XL2720Z. Dr. Sid wrote on Amazon “Wish it could be secured with a strong lock mechanism - The menu system is clunky” in their review of this PC monitor. Geebee mentioned on Amazon “I have tried various settings to correct” in their Benq XL2720Z review although they scored the Benq XL2720Z 3 stars.

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor said that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “This monitor has changed my gaming experience” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. J. Bauer said on Amazon “Playing games at 144Hz makes for a beautiful gaming experience, no bluring, shadowing or other screen issues” in their Benq XL2720Z review and gave it an excellent rating. In January last year James Gilbert mentioned in his review on Amazon “The 144hz is amazing and once you experience it you want to use anything else overall very good”.

Twelve Benq XL2720Z owners reckoned that the Benq XL2720Z was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Additional usbs are very handy” in their review of this PC monitor. Joe Kirk said in his Benq XL2720Z review on Amazon “It's smooth to use and quick to set up”. M. Willcox gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned last year “I understand now why the screen comes a handy control unit to switch between presets” in their Benq XL2720Z review.

A number of Benq XL2720Z reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Charlie mentioned on Amazon “Contrast settings, Makes everything Easier to see! - Easy to set up, No screws or bolts needed apart from one small permanently Attached screw at the bottom of the base”. David Browning rated it as very good and he mentioned in his Benq XL2720Z review on Amazon “It arrived quickly and was easy to set up, I've not played with many settings yet”. Dean Bailey mentioned on Amazon “Is very easy to setup” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Three years ago Robert Goodall wrote “Well packaged easy to build and plenty of settings to muck around” in his Benq XL2720Z review. Zlorna mentioned “Easy to put together” in their Benq XL2720Z review.

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Nice Design

A number of customers thought the Benq XL2720Z was good looking. Aderitus mentioned in their review “The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer”. Charlie said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to move the monitor to the right angle - Pretty good Viewing Angles CONS”. Charlie also mentioned “So changing to such a vibrant screen that looks so clear and beautiful when I play my games is amazing”.

A few Benq XL2720Z owners who bought the Benq XL2720Z concluded that it was smooth. Charlie wrote on Amazon “Due to the 144HZ Its so smooth its so noticeable”. Daiv Engineer said on Amazon “The display is liquid smooth”. David said “Really amazing monitor! 144Hz looks stunning and is really smooth; perfect for gaming” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some customers who purchased it thought it was neat. Mrs. M. Cabezas said in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “The cable tidy hole in the middle of the upright is a nice touch” . Samuil Dichev mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2720Z on Amazon last year “The stand is not assembled (As you'd expect) and is pretty neatly and well packaged”.

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Bae wrote on Amazon “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability” and gave the product a very good review score. Tom mentioned “The build quality and design is great” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Benq XL2720Z owners who reviewed the Benq XL2720Z agreed that it was aesthetic. Harvey Hicks wrote in his review of the Benq XL2720Z “The actual monitor its self is very aestheticly pleasing however the features are even greater”. Techradar.com said “This screen is slim, sleek and aesthetically pleasing –” and scored it 5 stars.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed the Benq XL2720Z concluded that it was well made. Aderitus mentioned in their review on Amazon “The monitor has pretty awesome build quality”. Ben Matthews scored it 5 stars and he wrote “* Putting the monitor together couldn't be simpler.* Quality construction* The design is top notch.* Lots of setting options to play around with.* Very good pictureCons” in his review of this PC monitor. Brian R. wrote “It's solid pink”.

A few Benq XL2720Z reviewers who bought this PC monitor said that it was strong and durable. Gruddle gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want” in their review. James Butt said in his review on Amazon “The stand while a bit heavy is incredibly sturdy while allowing the screen to be easily adjusted” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jordan Horst mentioned on Amazon “Use - turns on fairly fast and feels very sturdy! It goes up” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Benq XL2720Z owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Adam Kirby mentioned “Thanks to their excellent customer service they were able to organise a replacement for the next day (which was Tuesday because it was Sunday when it broke” yet he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Benq XL2720Z owner who reviewed the Benq XL2720Z considered that it was reliable.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Benq XL2720Z reviewers who reviewed the Benq XL2720Z reckoned that it was good value for money. Alasdair Donn scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Benq XL2720Z “This monitor is absolutely amazing for it's price range”. Aroth63 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Apart from that, colours are fantastic, details are incredible, excellent price for what you're getting” and rated this PC monitor as excellent. Aroth63 also said “Definitely recommend for a high spec gaming display at a good price”.

Several Benq XL2720Z owners considered that it was a bargain for the price. Johnny Ploppers mentioned “It's a bargain at twice the price” and scored it very highly. Navroz Alibhai said on Amazon “Got it super cheap on Black Friday” in their review of the Benq XL2720Z. Pascalau Florentin rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “It's awesome! I was planning to buy a cheap monitor as a second monitor for my laptop”.

A number of people who bought the product wrote that it was cheap. Andromeda's Twin gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Perfect Budget Gaming Screen” in their Benq XL2720Z review. Dh mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2720Z on Amazon “I picked this up when it was on special offer around Christmas for about £210”. Dh also said “Given it was on special offer, I didn't give it more thought than this”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people thought the product had good colour saturation. Alasdair Donn wrote on Amazon “Be tweaked to look really nice and to make colours pop”. B. Rhodes wrote in their Benq XL2720Z review on Amazon “Colours are great, probably the best a TN panel can manage”. Bigbossinthepit wrote on Amazon in January last year “Colours are actually really good and ive got a ips Mx27h sitting right next too it, Contrast is nice”.

Several people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good refresh rate. B. Rhodes wrote “The 144hz refresh rate is stunning in games if you have a video card that can output high frame rates” in their review of this PC monitor. John scored it very highly and he wrote “The refresh rate, I love it” in his review of the Benq XL2720Z. Two years ago Luke mentioned on Amazon “I had set the refresh time to 144hz through right clicking desktop > screen resolution > advanced > monitor > screen refresh rate > 144hz”.

A number of Benq XL2720Z owners who purchased it said that it had good picture quality. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned “If you have a good graphics card like gtx 970 or better” in their review of this PC monitor. Charlie mentioned on Amazon “PRO's - Great Image Quality for what it is! (With some tweaking) - 144 hz = Recommended for Gaming - Insane Brightness”. Dave he said in his review on Amazon “The image quality is pretty amazing for game playing”.

A number of Benq XL2720Z owners agreed that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Three years ago Mark Prater mentioned “The flicker free screen” in his review of the Benq XL2720Z.

Some people agreed that this PC monitor had clear images. Alan Baines said on Amazon two years ago “Superb clarity and colour balance” in his review. Irieman said on Amazon “I connected my PC and xBox to the monitor and the clarity and viewing are perfect.” in their Benq XL2720Z review. Gadgetynews.com mentioned in their review “Crystal clear image”.

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Benq Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews

We checked 7,763 owner and expert reviews for Benq PC monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Support

Several Benq XL2720Z owners concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Alasdair Donn said in their review “>144hz panel >Comprehensive on screen menus >Nice matte black finish Cons”. Ben Matthews said on Amazon “There are a few reviews available to help you get the best possible picture” in his review of this PC monitor. In January last year Client D'amazon gave the product a very good review and wrote “It is very easy to find some help online and advice to configure it”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had good features. Amazon Customer wrote “Bought this there are many great features” . Mr. S. J. G. Dow said in their review on Amazon “I recommend this monitor due to its excellent build quality and features, one of my favourites is the headphone headrest - a little addition that is really handy” and rated the Benq XL2720Z 5 stars. Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Trusted Reviews two years ago “BenQ XL2720Z is a very good premium gaming monitor with a host of great features and excellent gaming performance”.

Good Connectivity

Several Benq XL2720Z owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Even in Windows just browsing the Internet it's perfectly smooth at 144 hz” in their Benq XL2720Z review. James Maluku scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Playing games like call of duty as well as just browsing the Internet is a pleasure” in his review. Uklc wrote “You don't notice it unless you're browsing the internet on a bright web page” in their Benq XL2720Z review.

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of HDMI connections. Tony said on Amazon three years ago “This screen does not have Display port and HDMI is limited to 60hz” in his Benq XL2720Z review.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq XL2720Z is a two HDMI ports quantity PC screen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium monitors that were launched in the last year range from 200 cd/m² to 1,000 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the XL2720Z has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

The Benq XL2720Z has a quite high height adjustment (140 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors. New medium monitors have height adjustments of between 10mm and 510mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on similar spec LCD screens that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the XL2720Z has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the XL2720Z. PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the XL2720Z have response times of between 1ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XL2720Z does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XL2720Z do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus PB287Q[plb_3869741_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XL2720Z does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the XL2720Z also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The XL2720Z is not 3D. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2720Z are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The XL2720Z does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the XL2720Z also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many new medium monitors.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out in the last year.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the XL2720Z has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other recently released similar spec PC displays. The average viewing angle, vertical of latest medium monitors is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the XL2720Z has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. The average viewing angle, horizontal of latest flatpanel monitors is 170°.

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Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that were released in the last year range from 2.6g to 21kg. With a weight of 7.5 kilograms, the Benq XL2720Z is quite heavy compared to most of the other latest PC monitors.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2720Z

OK Running Costs

The XL2720Z is typical compared to the other 407 recently released comparable spec PC displays that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the XL2720Z will cost £47 over 5 years to run.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

Benq released the XL2720Z eleven months ago.

LCD Display

The XL2720Z has a better display type than most latest PC screens. This Benq flatpanel monitor has an LCD display, whereas most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LED display.

Other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper PC displays such as the AOC Q2781PQ[plb_3623698_price].

If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus PB287Q[plb_3869741_price] (LED) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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9 Awards

insidehardware.it Platinum benchmarkhardware.com Gold fz.se Silver Les Numeriques.com 5 Star PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award tomshardware.co.uk Smart Buy tomshardware.com Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(26)
12 October 2015

MSD and Wayra partner to find best healthcare tech start-ups in the UKThis is the third BenQ monitor that I have had the pleasure to review. Today I am writing about the XL2720Z ? a 27-inch gaming...

Excellent gaming performance
Good ergonomics
Loads of AV inputs
Blurreduction feature works well
1ms response rate
Price just too high for resolution and image quality
Doesn't have FreeSync
Finicky touch buttons
No built, in speakers
Super pricey
14 May 2015

BenQ XL2720Z is a very good premium gaming monitor with a host of great features and excellent gaming performance. Unfortunately it feels just a bit expensive and is now lagging behind by not...

15 September 2014

You have plenty of options to choose from if you're looking to purchase a gaming monitor. Without a doubt the best option of the 120/144 Hz Full HD models is the Eizo FG2421, which does not only...

4 September 2014

The BenQ XL2720Z is an unapologetically premium gaming monitor. This screen is slim, sleek and aesthetically pleasing ? however, it carries a price tag to match. The 27-inch model should be enough...

3 September 2014

A long, long time ago ? fine, around 2005 ? when gamers wanted quick response times for their favorite first-person shooters (FPS), they'd pick up a plasma TV. Sure, they ran hot, but those 600MHz... Read more…

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User Reviews

(235)
Reviewed 14 January 2015 by JerryT
JerryT would recommend the BenQ XL2720Z

Much better colors and less light bleed from the edges from my last monitor. 144hz gaming makes for great framerates and less lag...

Reviewed 9 September 2014 by Edward L.
(Verified Purchase)

*I got this monitor when I did, rather than wait for a G-sync monitor, because my old monitor died, so if you're still just considering whether or not to wait, I would say wait. I will probably... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Ike M.

Great screen but needs tweaking. 27"'s tend to have more overdrive artifacts than the 24" versions...

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by Ammon s.

Buy benQ? Step up your game? Its more information passing through your mind! Why the **** not? XD...

Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Jason R.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm now sold on BenQ monitors. This is my first one and I'll buy this brand again. Impressed by the solid quality and thought put into the feature set and construction...

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Electricity cost when switched on £69.22
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hla4, info 9hla4, flubit 12m1, info xl2720, info 9hla4l, benq xl2720, benq 9hla4l, benq p180127, info xl2720z, info 9hla4lb, benq p188263, flubit 9hla4, benq xl2720z, benq 9hla4lb, flubit 2dp12, benq 9hla4lbr, benq 9g7bza00, benq xl2720zo, flubit 2dp12u, benq p180127p, benq 9g7bzs00, info 9hla4lbr, flubit xl2720, benq p188263p, flubit 9hla4l, flubit 2dp12us, info 9hla4lbrb, flubit xl2720z, flubit 9hla4lb, benq 9hla4lbrb
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