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Benq XL2730Z

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Benq XL2730Z
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A multi award winning and fully featured 27" PC screen, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 No Feb 2015
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Benq XL2730Z Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Benq XL2730Z as follows:
95
Reviews
91 Reviews + 9 Awards
64
Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
65
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 91 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. DELL PC displays also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
The XL2730Z has running costs of £170 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 3,258 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
Customers report good picture quality, nice design and technical features.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Very fast response time
Has a microphone in

Benq XL2730Z Video Reviews

Benq XL2730Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors, this LCD screen is one of the most awarded.

The writers at review sites PC Mag, Tomshw.it, Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com all thought that this flatpanel monitor was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this LCD screen functioned well. This was from Xtremehardware.com and Hardwareheaven.com who gave it an "Performance Award".

The authors at two additional expert review sites both endorsed this PC display. This Benq PC screen received a "Silver" award from website Pcgameware.co.uk and website Tek.no gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The author at one other expert review site concluded that this PC screen was very good. This was from Chip.com.my who gave it an "Outstanding".

Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 83% based on 14 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, xtremehardware.com and pcpowerplay.com.au.

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Excellent User Reviews

This PC display has a superb average user rating based on 77 user reviews. 56 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 20,893 expert and owner reviews (including 1,700 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its LCD screens. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation.

  • The increase in sharpness in noticeable…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • High Resolution, fast refresh rate and a decent size…
    Me (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Ups my game clarity is amazing…
    Dean keegan (Amazon) - January 2016
  • 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
  • Picture quality is very good once set to preference…
  • Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy…

Users Report Nice Design

Five customers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was smooth and four customers who reviewed the Benq XL2730Z considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that 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

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use, four owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and three customers who bought the Benq XL2730Z mentioned that it was easy to setup.

  • 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
  • The menu is simple to use…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It can even save settings into separate profiles…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup…
    James H. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Excellent purchase that has reduced eye strain and made the PC a lot more enjoyable to use…
    Me (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent…
  • Incredibly easily to set-up…
  • Stand literally clicks together without any tools needed and it's default settings aren't awful like most…
  • They're fast and responsive with actual click buttons (instead of annoying touch sensitive buttons…
  • Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features…
    Dave T (Amazon) - January 2016

Users Report That it is Robust

Five people who reviewed the Benq XL2730Z mentioned that it was well made.

  • Can otherwise be noticed when displaying solid colors across the screen…
    Radu (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Solid build quality Profile switcher is quick…
    Llmizah (Amazon) - January 2016
  • It also features a handle that feels VERY sturdy…
  • With a smaller bezel the screen would definitely be more easy to damage…
  • 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…
  • 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…

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five owners reckoned that the product was good value for money.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £459.99 it is in the most expensive 14% of PC monitors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average running cost of the XL2730Z is £170 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC displays.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the XL2730Z in February 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The XL2730Z's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the biggest 14% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. Across all the PC displays the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the XL2730Z is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all PC monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Very Fast Response Time

PC displays have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The response time of the Benq XL2730Z of only 1ms is in the fastest 8% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq XL2730 of 1,000 is pretty average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 24% of all PC displays 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 vertical viewing angle of the XL2730Z of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is narrower than 91% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the XL2730Z of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is narrower than 87% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq XL2730Z has a microphone in, which is unusual. 98% of PC monitors do not have a microphone in.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays have between one and five HDMI ports, including the XL2730Z which has two HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The XL2730Z has a headphone out, which is unusual. 89% of LCD screens do not have a headphone out.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 2560x1440, benq xl2730z

Barcodes:

00840046032647, 04718755056680, 05054629843734

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