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Benq Zowie XL2730Z

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Benq Zowie XL2730Z

£548.40
Benq Zowie XL2730Z
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A fully featured and critically acclaimed 27" LCD screen, with moderate running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 12000000:1 No Jun 2016
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Benq Zowie XL2730Z Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Benq Zowie XL2730Z number 938 in medium monitors and number 984 across all PC monitors.
91
Reviews
9 Reviews
56
Value for Money
Average
89
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
20 Months Old
55
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £170 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some great features:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Auto game mode setting for added ease and convenience
EcoFACTS label
A technological work of beauty
Windows 8/8.1 compatible for versatility
Intel extreme masters official gaming monitors
Gaming-comfort flicker-free technology
Low blue light as eye safety precautionary measure
Retractable metallic headphone hook adding flexibility and durability
Refined metallic appeal perfected by ergonomic handle design
A superior build for a rock-steady gameplay
Game mode to go for universal access wherever you go
Display pilot for on-screen display navigation
Bigger than average display diagonal
S switch arc with a rounder fit for more comfort
Adjustment scale design for effortless set-up every time
The black equalizer for total visibility
Customize your individual viewing preference
20-Level color vibrance setting to optimize gaming precision
Motion blur reduction for extra clarity throughout the game
Fast 1ms GTG response time
Gaming is in the details that matter
Has a built-in USB hub
Faster than average response time
Energy star qualified

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. There was a cheaper price of £342 on Amazon UK 23 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Benq Zowie XL2730Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

This LCD screen has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including monitornerds.com and ichip.ru.

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Good Owner Reviews

Zowie XL2730Z owners on average rated this PC monitor 87 out of 100. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We checked 22,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases) for Benq PC screens and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £548.40 it is more expensive than 89% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The Zowie XL2730Z is in the most expensive 7% of all 3,255 LCD screens that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Zowie XL2730Z is £170.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since June 2016.

Features

2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

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

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all PC screens is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The Zowie XL2730Z's display diagonal of 27" is in the biggest 22% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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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 response time of the Zowie XL2730Z of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 1% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The Zowie XL2730Z's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than 89% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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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 Zowie XL2730Z's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 74% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the Zowie XL2730Z does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Benq Zowie XL2730Z 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 contrast ratio (typical) of the Zowie XL2730Z of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 55% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a Headphone Out

The Zowie XL2730Z has a headphone out. 89% of PC screens do not have a headphone out.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Zowie XL2730Z is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The Zowie XL2730Z has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors. This PC screen 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 flatpanel monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq monitor271692560x1440tn1mshdmidisplaypor, 9hlevlbqbe 2560x14401msvgadvi2xhdmidp, benq 2560x14401msdvi2xhdmidp, benq com7hrky94arxg

Barcodes:

00840046035198, 04718755065453

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