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Benq XL2730

£259.99
pcgameware.co.uk Silver PC Mag Editor's Choice tomshardware.com Editor Recommended tomshardware.co.uk Editor Recommended
A multi award winning 2560 x 1440 PC screen with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Feb 2015
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Benq XL2730 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Benq XL2730 number 914 across all PC monitors.
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117 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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2 Years Old
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£167 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 117 reviews. This PC monitor has received nine awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus three other sites and a "Performance Award" from Xtremehardware.com plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC displays 2017.
The XL2730 has running costs of £167 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 10% of all 2,772 PC displays that we have compared it to.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent design and technical features.
It is missing some features:
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical

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Benq XL2730 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this PC screen and have given it nine awards.

This Benq flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites PC Mag, Tomshw.it, Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com all of whom decided that this flatpanel monitor was terrific.

This LCD screen was given a "Performance Award" by both review sites Xtremehardware.com and Hardwareheaven.com, both of which thought that this Benq flatpanel monitor performed well.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both liked this PC display. The editor of review site Pcgameware.co.uk gave this flatpanel monitor a "Silver" award and concluded it was very good and review website Tek.no conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site said that this PC display was very good. This was from Chip.com.my who gave it an "Outstanding".

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 81% based on 11 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, thetechreviewer.com and xtremehardware.com.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this flatpanel monitor is fantastic based on 106 user reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 15,312 user and expert reviews (including 1,405 verified purchases) for Benq flatpanel monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had good colour saturation.

  • The increase in sharpness in noticeable…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy…
  • High Resolution, fast refresh rate and a decent size…
    Me (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Ups my game clarity is amazing…
    Dean keegan (Amazon) - January 2016
  • It's not perfect with colours…
  • Picture quality is very good once set to preference…
  • And my response to that is, if it matters so much to you then you go and buy that £800+ monitor for a monitor that does the exact same thing just with a bit better colours and a response time that might almost match it…
  • Fantastic screens, no glare from lights in room or sunlight which is good Colours are perfect, screen is easy on eyes…
    Iggy (Amazon) - December 2015

Users Report Excellent Design

Six customers who bought the product agreed that it was smooth and four owners who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Four owners who purchased it thought it had good features.

  • Also it has a number of features that cater to gamers…
    Straitstimes.com September 2015
  • This monitor has some great gaming based features to allow for better performance as we mentioned…
    Ben Enos (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features…
    Dave T (Amazon) - January 2016
  • It features a handy headphone arm on the rear of the monitor…
    Dave T (Amazon) - January 2016

Users Report Good Product Quality

Nine people who purchased it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

  • Can otherwise be noticed when displaying solid colors across the screen…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy and well built, will take more or less anything you throw at it, highly recommended, friend came round, saw it, purchased one for himself there…
  • Solid build quality Profile switcher is quick…
    Llmizah (Amazon) - January 2016
  • It also features a handle that feels VERY sturdy…
  • The build is solid and is of a high quality…
  • The difference is night and day, its a very high quality product which is well built and provides loads of options…
  • With a smaller bezel the screen would definitely be more easy to damage…

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Five owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use, four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and three people agreed that it was easy to setup.

  • It can even save settings into separate profiles…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • The menu is simple to use…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • You have to configure it properly as factory settings are awful…
  • This monitor has some great gaming based features to allow for better performance as we mentioned and they really do come in handy…
    Ben Enos (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent…
  • Excellent purchase that has reduced eye strain and made the PC a lot more enjoyable to use…
    Me (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Prompt delivery, however bought as present on setting up there was a dead pixel on the screen, awaiting outcome…
  • This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup…
    James H. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • The On screen menu is easy to navigate…
  • Stand literally clicks together without any tools needed and it's default settings aren't awful like most…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £259.99 it is more expensive than 69% of flatpanel monitors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq XL2730 and the United Kingdom price of £259.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $499.99 (£651.34).

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Features

Very Fast Response Time

The Benq XL2730's response time of only 1ms is in the fastest 6% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors the response times range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq XL2730 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 98% of LCD screens do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The average viewing angle, horizontal of all flatpanel monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°. The Benq XL2730's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is quite narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 22% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Benq XL2730's viewing angle, vertical of only 160° is quite narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 24% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors is 16°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Benq XL2730 has a headphone out, which is unusual. 90% of flatpanel monitors do not have a headphone out.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq XL2730 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2730 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market since February 2015.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The XL2730 is in the most expensive 10% of all 2,772 flatpanel monitors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the XL2730 will cost £167 over 8 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq monitor271692560x1440tn1mshdmidisplaypor, benq 2560x14401msdvi2xhdmidp, benq 9hlevlbqbe, benq 2560x1440p, acme xl2730z, benq xl2730z, benq bg077bq, benq 113421
Barcodes 00840046032647, 04718755056680, 04718755065453, 05054629843734

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