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Benq Zowie XL2730Z

£557.61
£538.30 £19.31 cheaper than 17 days ago
kitguru.net Worth Buying PC Mag Editor's Choice XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended
A multi award winning 2560 x 1440 LCD screen with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Jun 2016
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Benq Zowie XL2730Z Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Benq Zowie XL2730Z number 752 across all PC monitors.
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718 Reviews + 15 Awards
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Poor
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Missing Some Features
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14 Months Old
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£170 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. This PC monitor has received 15 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from XSreviews.co.uk plus five other sites and a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC monitor is slightly out of date, and newer LCD screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
It has running costs of £170 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,772 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report design, it is easy to use and excellent technical features. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
This Benq PC monitor is missing some features:
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £557.61 to £538.30 in the last 17 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 52% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
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Benq Zowie XL2730Z Video Reviews


Benq Zowie XL2730Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors, this LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

The writers at six expert review sites all decided that this PC screen was terrific and gave it their highest award. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from XSreviews.co.uk, Tomsguide.com and PC Mag, Tomshardware.com and Tomshardware.co.uk both gave it an "Editor Recommended" award and Tomshw.it gave it an "Editor Approved" award.

The writers at review websites Avforums.com and Tek.no both concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both said that this LCD screen was great. Pcgameware.co.uk gave this PC screen a "Silver" award and it received a "Silver Award" from Pctuning.tyden.cz.

Review sites Xtremehardware.com and Hardwareheaven.com both concluded that this PC screen performed well and gave it their "Performance Award".

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this LCD screen was very good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Top Tier" award from Techteamgb.co.uk, Chip.com.my gave it an "Outstanding" award and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 83% based on 21 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, pcpowerplay.com.au and kitguru.net.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, Zowie XL2730Z owners rated this PC display as excellent. Over 74% of reviewers gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two people who bought the product considered that it was heavy and bulky.

Customers Report Nice Design

41 customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking, nine people said in their reviews that the product was well designed and five owners said in their reviews that the Benq Zowie XL2730Z was smooth. three customers reckoned that this PC monitor was neat.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

57 people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use, seven customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and five people said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup.

Users Report Great Technical Features

20 owners who purchased the product considered that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

17 customers wrote that the Benq Zowie XL2730Z was good quality.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

55 customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four people who bought the product thought it had good picture quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and three people who reviewed the product wrote that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features, and at £538.30 it is more expensive than 89% of flatpanel monitors.

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Features

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Zowie XL2730Z has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 84% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq Zowie XL2730Z has a microphone in. 98% of flatpanel monitors do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the Zowie XL2730Z of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 2% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Zowie XL2730Z's viewing angle, vertical of only 160° is quite narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 18% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of PC displays is 16°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Zowie XL2730Z's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is quite narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 19% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors the viewing angles, horizontal range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Zowie XL2730Z has a headphone out. 90% of flatpanel monitors do not have a headphone out.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports, including the Zowie XL2730Z which has two HDMI ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq Zowie XL2730Z does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The Zowie XL2730Z has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. This PC monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this PC display.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Zowie XL2730Z has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC monitors the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since June 2016.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 8 year running cost of the Zowie XL2730Z is £170 based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq monitor271692560x1440tn1mshdmidisplaypor, 9hlevlbqbe 2560x14401msvgadvi2xhdmidp, benq 2560x14401msdvi2xhdmidp
Barcodes 04718755065453

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