BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor

B&H # BEXL2730 MFR # XL2730
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Product Highlights

  • Twisted Nematic (TN) Panel
  • VGA + DVI+ HDMI + DisplayPort Inputs
  • 2560 x 1440 Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 1 ms Response Time
  • 144 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Built-In USB Hub
  • S Switch Accessory Included
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Refresh Rate: 144 Hz

144 Hz 240 Hz

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Screen Size and Resolution: 27" 1440p

27" 1080p

Discontinued

27" 1440p

Connectivity: VGA / DVI / HDMI / DisplayPort

VGA / DVI / HDMI / DisplayPort
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BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 overview

  • 1Description

The XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor from BenQ is a gaming monitor designed for professional eSports tournaments as well as the everyday gamer. It features a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel that's able to provide you with a low 1 ms response time, suitable for fast-paced action scenes found in First-Person Shooters (FPS) and racing games. Furthermore, with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate, it delivers fluid QHD entertainment. The ZOWIE XL2730 also has a 350 cd/m² brightness rating and a 1000:1 static contrast ratio that offers darker blacks and brighter bright colors for an immersive viewing experience. Due to the brightness of the screen, there may be reflections on the bezel of some displays; however, BenQ has outfitted the XL2730 with bezels that'll reduce reflections so you can concentrate on the game. Connect this monitor to your system via VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort and then adjust it to your viewing preference. Otherwise use the 100 x 100mm VESA mounting holes on the back to install an alternate mount or stand.

144 Hz Refresh Rate
The refresh rate is how many times per second a display refreshes its image. With a faster refresh rate, you'll be able to enjoy less blurring, screen tearing, and a more responsive gaming experience. Please note that refresh rate is not to be confused with frame rate, and having a fast refresh rate will not improve your experience unless you have a capable graphics card.
S Switch
The S Switch is an accessory that provides you with easy access to settings and switching between saved profiles.
Optimize Gaming Precision
Color Vibrance provides you with twenty levels of adjustability so you can alter it to your viewing preferences to suit the game you're playing.
Enhanced Game Modes
The XL series monitors are equipped with multiple game modes optimized for different scenarios such as First-Person Shooters (FPS) so you can swap to a better viewing experience at the press of a button.
Black eQualizer
Black eQualizer increases the visibility of dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas so you'll be able to spot enemies hiding in the dark.
Flicker-Free & Low Blue Light
Flicker-free and low blue light technology help reduce eye strain so you can game longer.
Minimize Visual Distractions
The XL series has a frame that reduces reflection from the screen so you can keep your focus on the game.
USB Hub
Use the built-in USB hub to charge and sync mobile devices or transfer data from external storage solutions.
Built-In Handle and Headphone Hook
The stand has a built-in handle so you can easily move it around when needed while the monitor itself has a headphone hook where you can leave your headset for easy access.
UPC: 840046035198
In the Box
BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor
  • Stand
  • Stand Base
  • Power Cable
  • S Switch
  • USB Cable
  • DVI-D Dual Link Cable
  • Protective Cover
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 specs

    Display
    Size 27"
    Screen Area 23.5 x 13.2" / 59.7 x 33.6 cm
    Panel Type TN LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
    Finish Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Brightness 350 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12,000,000:1
    Refresh Rate 144 Hz
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Bit Depth / Color Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
    HDR Compatibility Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Gamut Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Response Time 1 ms
    Viewing Angle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dot Pitch 0.276 x 0.276 mm
    Inputs / Outputs
    Connectivity 1 x 3.5 mm Input/Output
    1 x 3.5 mm Output
    1 x USB Type-A Input
    3 x USB Type-A Output
    1 x DVI-D
    2 x HDMI
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Input
    1 x VGA
    Built-In Speakers Not Specified by Manufacturer
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    Power Consumption 65 W (Typical)
    AC Input Power 90 to 264 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Adapter Type Internal
    Physical
    Height Adjustment 5.5" / 14 cm
    Rotation Adjustment 90°
    Swivel Adjustment 90° (-45 to 45°)
    Tilt Adjustment -5 to 20°
    Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm
    Kensington Lock Slot Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 24.9 x 21.9 x 8.9" / 63.3 x 55.7 x 22.6 mm (With Stand)
    22.4 x 13.2 x 2.4" / 56.8 x 33.5 x 6.1 mm (Without Stand)
    Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.1 x 19.9 x 9.6"

    BenQ ZOWIE XL2730 reviews

    XL2730 27" 16:9 144 Hz LCD Monitor is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good for its intended purpose. I have been using the XL2730 for about a week now. I purchased this monitor for mostly for gaming but of course I expect it to perform other tasks. First point. For the intended tasks, the monitor is outstanding. Fast and clear and big. I am very happy with the monitor performance and the stand is fantastic. Adjustments to height and angle could not be quicker or easier and the monitor is very stable. I have not used the integrated usb hub yet and I may never have the need but it is nice to know it is there. Second point. I do not know much about panel technology but at the same time I have lots of experience with color gamuts and color profiles. I used to do a lot of photographic and video work and the HP 23 monitor I have has exquisite colors and easy to adjust profiles. The XL2730 comes from the factory with a color profile that is hideous. Using their setup software and the included profile, I could not get this monitor to look (in my opinion) even close to decent. Since I no longer have my Spyder calibration tool, I finally went into my system calibration setup (Windows10 calibration setup), and to my surprise, the colors and gama came out very close to ideal when finished and it only took about 5 minutes. The colors are still off in my opinion but depending on the game, slight adjustments to the blue light and color intensity will dial them in. When surfing the web and watching video, this is where the color issues still are. I think this monitor is capable of putting out a fine profile but without a calibration tool, I do not think I will ever be able to get it there.
    Date published: 2017-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT Moving from a 6 ms response time monitor to a 1 ms response time, the difference is evident. The massive amounts of features and settings really allow you to make the monitor your own. Whether it be setting the field of view to the minimum or changing the contrast the monitor really allows you to tweak it to your liking.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
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