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Benq XL2720Z

£419.99
Benq XL2720Z
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A positively reviewed and fully featured 27" PC screen, with moderate running costs
27" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12000000:1 No Mar 2016
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Benq XL2720Z Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Benq XL2720Z as follows:
96
Reviews
290 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
68
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 290 reviews. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this LCD screen is slightly out of date, and newer LCD screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
Has a built-in USB hub
Two HDMI ports
Gaming is in the details
Motion blur reduction for extra clarity throughout the game
Low blue light as eye safety precautionary measure
Gaming refresh rate optimization management (grom)
Gaming-comfort flicker-free technology
The collaboration
The black equalizer for total visibility
Specially designed S switch for swift control and navigation
Intuitive UI for easy navigation
Display pilot for on-screen display navigation
Play like a pro with the exclusive FPS mode
NVIDIA 3d vision 2 with complete connectivity

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Benq XL2720Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 290 user reviews this Benq flatpanel monitor has a superb average user rating. Over 78% of reviewers gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 22,424 user and expert reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its PC monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

26 customers considered that the Benq XL2720Z was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

19 people agreed that it was well made and five owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Four owners who purchased the product considered that it was heavy and bulky.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus, four people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup and three owners who bought it said that it was easy to use.

  • The control interface (pseudo mouse) is awful…
    Neal P. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Easy to set up and use - turns on fairly fast…
  • There are quite a few settings so it might take some time.
  • For your benefit here are my settings…
    Ry (Amazon) - May 2016
  • The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer…
    Aderitus (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Packaged securely and easy to setup…
    UKLC (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Once you've spent a little bit of time setting up the display (factory settings aren't great!) it's perfect…
    Jonny Blake (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Check out a few websites to help with the best settings…
    Jonny Blake (Amazon) - September 2015
  • The high grade and quality materials used in its construction really make it a luxurious monitor to use…
  • However, if you prefer a darker screen you may need to do a little research to adjust your visuals before the screen feels comfortable…

Customers Report Excellent Design

13 customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq XL2720Z was good looking, five people who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth and three people mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

13 people who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality, four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation but however 11 buyers said that it had a poor picture quality.. six people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good colour saturation and three owners who purchased it agreed that it did not have good picture quality.

  • The picture quality is great colours seem true and nothing is out of balance…
  • High frequency flickering issues on still pictures…
    Geebee (Amazon) - August 2015
  • In general the colours are not good…
  • Colours and picture quality are not that good out of the box! - Packaging was alright…
    Charlie (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The colours were all wrong…
    McGaz (Amazon) - January 2016
  • It took me 2 days to reach some sort of satisfaction and even now the colours are not ideal…
    Marcin H (Amazon) - March 2016
  • You're not paying peanuts, even at a Prime day price of 229 you should be getting an acceptable balance of colours (not getting washed out)…
    RJ (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Loving the picture quality on this monitor…
  • An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24…
  • The colours may be lacking (less bright, etc) because of the different technology than what is usually used.
    June_madspy (Amazon) - February 2015

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We found a cheaper price for the Benq XL2720Z of $250.00 (£346.78) in the United States. That's a saving of £73.22.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the XL2720Z will cost £72 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Benq PC monitor was released in March 2016.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the XL2720Z of 27" is bigger than 84% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The Benq XL2720Z's response time of only 1ms is faster than 97% of all PC screens when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The XL2720Z's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 27% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The XL2720Z's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than 81% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XL2720Z has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The XL2720Z's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is relatively typical compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 56% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Two HDMI Ports

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq lcdled1691920x10801msgtghdmiamahdcpvesas, benq 1920x10801msdvidvga2xhdmidp, benq xl2720zowie, benq 9hla4lbrbe

Barcodes:

04718755052767, 05054484576976, 05054531163289, 05054533576971, 05055860518702

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