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See games in greater detail with the XL2730Z 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor from BenQ which supports a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution. In addition to the enhanced resolution you also benefit from a 1 ms GtG ultra fast response time backed up by a 144 Hz ultra-high refresh rate at 144 frames per second. The processing capabilities of this monitor ensure that you will receive nearly imperceivable lag, blur, or ghosting when playing fast moving RTS type of games. Additionally, this monitor supports VESA Adaptive-Sync technology supporting all Freesync compatible AMD Radeon Graphics cards.
With 20-level color vibrance setting and the ability to customize the screen size based upon the game or what is being viewed on the monitor, you can configure the monitor to meet just about any need. Additionally, BenQ implements Black eQualizer technology to effectively adjust the brightness of the screen making darker areas more visible without compromising already bright portions of the display.
Along with the enhanced resolution and fast response time, this BenQ gaming monitor features a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 350 cd/m² brightness rating, 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and supports 16.7 million colors. Setup and configuration is simple with D-Sub, DVI-DL, HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort connectors along with an integrated USB hub. Once configured, the intuitive display stand provides a steady footing for the display and gives you the ability to tilt and swivel the display into place. You can even place your headphones on the retractable metallic headphone hook when you're finished using them.
QHD 2560 x 1440 Resolution
A QHD monitor offers up to 77% more on-screen space than standard 1920 x 1080 full HD monitors, while giving you greater image clarity and finer detail.
144 Hz Refresh Rate
With a 144 Hz refresh rate and 144 frames per second you benefit from a consistent view of fast-moving action and dramatic transitions for fluid gameplay.
1 ms GtG Fast Response Time
Fast response time of 1ms GtG means reduced input lag for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting.
VESA Standard Adaptive Sync
Minimize tearing, stuttering and input lag at once. The XL2730Z is incorporated with VESA Standard Adaptive-Sync technology to support all Freesync-compatible AMD Radeon graphics cards to deliver seamless visuals.
Motion Blur Reduction
BenQ's Motion Blur Reduction technology further enhances an ultra-smooth, free-of-blur gaming experience, particularly for action-packed FPS games where every millisecond counts. With Motion Blur Reduction, gamers no longer suffer from time and gaming comfort lost to poor vision quality created by motion blur and lagging. Instead, they have everything to gain with more reaction time advantage on their side to achieve ultimately a flawless victory.
20-Level Color Vibrance Setting
BenQ built into the monitor 20 levels of Color Vibrance setting to meet gamers' specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay. This unique feature is accessible via On Screen Display (OSD) or Display Pilot for added convenience.
Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference
The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your preference and to simulate any in-game experience. Using the Display Mode function, the monitor can be easily changed between 8 different screen sizes, from 17", 19", 19"W, 21.5", 22"W, 23"W, 23.6"W, and 24"W.
If you're looking to customize your screen size further, you can also take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature. The Smart Scaling feature gives you the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. With just one monitor, you can simulate any game play and practice under different display sizes for tournaments. Use the Display Mode and Smart Scaling together to get the possible view for any application or game.
To give you an enhanced level of control and visibility for console gaming, the XL2730Z is built with the Black eQualizer color engine technology to brighten dark scenes without over-exposing the bright areas. This helps preserve vital details, enabling you to spot your enemies easily in critical combat and react quickly in any situation. What's more, with maximized visual clarity, you'll also experience more eye comfort and less eye fatigue during intense games or after a long day of practice.
Adjustment Scale Design
To ensure that gamers can duplicate the exact same monitor set-up with the highest accuracy, efficiency, and convenience, BenQ made a few additions to the XL2730Z's Adjustment Scale Design. The adjustable height stand is now scaled with 14 height levels trackable by a moving marker. Trackable scales are also added to the screen, which tilts forward and backward to 0, 10, and 20°, and swivels left and right to a wide range of angles.
S Switch Arc
The S Switch Arc is an external controller that comes with preset buttons that can be customized with personal display settings for gaming, work, or entertainment use. The S Switch Arc not only sports a quick key for the Auto Game Mode but also a rounder look for a more natural and comfortable grip that enables gamers to best navigate between game modes.
Display Pilot for On-Screen Display Navigation
The upgraded Display Pilot function allows users to make all the on-screen display adjustments, plus provides them with direct access to the Game Mode Loader feature for downloading and installing the preset display settings of their favorite game or professional gamer's screen instantly.
Auto Game Mode Setting
The Auto Game Mode enables the XL2730Z to detect the genre of the game being played and switch the display setting to the corresponding game mode automatically. It is also designed to make new game mode recommendations for download. This unique feature is accessible through the On Screen Display (OSD) setting as well as the Display Pilot software or the S Switch Arc that has a quick key built in for this mode.
Game Mode to Go for Universal Access Wherever You Go
To save gamers the hassle of having to re-download and reset game modes, the XL2730Z allows gamers to store game modes onto a USB flash drive for easy and simple carriage. They can also share their own game modes with everyone via cloud storage or social media platforms.
Enhanced Stand Design
Sporting an angular, compact base that aligns perfectly parallel to the desk surface and a monitor stand placed in ratio to counter balance the display, the base stand design offers a an enhanced level of stability for steady gameplay - along with stringent swivel and shock testing results. Additionally, the reduced width and depth further shortens the distance between the keyboard and the monitor, bringing you closer to the game.
Ergonomic Handle Design
The handle comes ergonomically enhanced with a widened and thickened top portion that's comfortable to grip, making the monitor much easier to carry from one place to another.
Metallic Headphone Hook
Placing a retractable headphone hook on the left side of the monitor display conveniently puts your headphones within arm's reach. The material of the headphone hook, which has been upgraded to aluminum alloy, offers extra hardness and strength for improved durability.
Low Blue Light
Practice long hours with clear, comfortable vision or compete with top-notch vision condition with BenQ's new Low Blue Light. The blue spectrum light, which is produced by regular computer screens, is a critical cause of eye damage, eyestrain, headaches, and sleeping disorders. Now with the offering of various adjustable low blue light levels, gamers can better protect their eyes. So there would be no need for yellow tinted eyeglasses for additional eye protection.
Developed in collaboration with pro gamers, the XL2730Z has been upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This effectively reduces eye fatigue and elevates gaming performance through extreme visual comfort for even the most hardcore gamers enrolling long hours in action.
Windows 8/8.1 Compatible
The XL2730Z has passed Windows 8/8.1 certification and are fully compatible with Windows 8/8.1 color systems. Plug in the XL2730Z to your computer, and Windows 8/8.1 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection effortless.
In the Box
BenQ XL2730Z 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor
USB 3.0 Cable
Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Table of Contents
27" / 68.58 cm
2560 x 1440
23.5 x 13.2" / 596.74 x 335.66 mm
Native Contrast Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Viewing Angle (CR≧10)
1 ms (GtG, typical)
Audio Input / Output
Headphone jack / microphone jack
VGA/HDMI: 24 Hz~120 Hz
DVI-DL/DP: 56~144 Hz
VGA/HDMI: 24 Hz~120 Hz
DVI-DL/DP: 56~144 Hz
1 x D-Sub
1 x DVI-DL
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
VESA Mount Compatible
100 x 100 mm
USB3.0: 2 x downstream (side); 1 x upstream
USB2.0: 1 x downstream; 1 x upstream (S switch Arc)
mini USB: yes