BenQ ZOWIE XL2731 27" 16:9 144 Hz FreeSync LCD Monitor

BH #BEXL2731 • MFR #XL2731
BenQ ZOWIE XL2731 27" 16:9 144 Hz FreeSync LCD Monitor
Key Features
  • Twisted Nematic (TN) Panel
  • DVI | HDMI | DisplayPort Inputs
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
The ZOWIE XL2731 27" 16:9 144 Hz FreeSync LCD Monitor from BenQ is a gaming monitor designed for professional eSports tournaments as well as everyday gaming. It features a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel that provides a low 1 ms response time that is suitable for the fast-paced action scenes found in First-Person Shooters (FPS) and racing games. Furthermore, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate, it delivers fluid Full HD entertainment. The ZOWIE XL2731 also has a 320 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 XL2731 with bezels that reduce reflections, so you can concentrate on the game. Connect this monitor to your system via 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.
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BenQ ZOWIE XL2731 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AMD Radeon FreeSync
  • 3144 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 4Enhanced Game Modes
  • 5Optimize Gaming Precision
  • 6Personalize Viewing Angles
  • 7Flicker-Free & Low Blue Light
  • 8Minimize Visual Distractions

The ZOWIE XL2731 27" 16:9 144 Hz FreeSync LCD Monitor from BenQ is a gaming monitor designed for professional eSports tournaments as well as everyday gaming. It features a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel that provides a low 1 ms response time that is suitable for the fast-paced action scenes found in First-Person Shooters (FPS) and racing games. Furthermore, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate, it delivers fluid Full HD entertainment. The ZOWIE XL2731 also has a 320 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 XL2731 with bezels that reduce reflections, so you can concentrate on the game. Connect this monitor to your system via 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.

AMD Radeon FreeSync
AMD Radeon FreeSync technology syncs the display's refresh rate with your graphics card's frame rate output to reduce screen tearing, stuttering, and ghosting for a more fluid experience.
144 Hz Refresh Rate
With a faster refresh rate, you'll be able to enjoy less blurring and screen tearing providing 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.
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 and Black eQualizer mode, which increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing bright areas.
Optimize Gaming Precision
Color Vibrance gives you the flexibility to easily tune preferred color tone and makes color grading more defined. With 20 levels of Color Vibrance settings, you can get specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay.
Personalize Viewing Angles
The height-adjustable stand can be operated with just one finger that allows you to easily obtain your preferred viewing angle, maximizing comfort.
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.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2731 Specs

Key Specs
Display Size
27"
Panel Type
TN LCD
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Maximum Brightness
320 nits / cd/m2
HDR Compatibility
No
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Touchscreen Technology
No
Inputs
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x DVI-D
2x HDMI 2.0
Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Built-In Speakers
No
Display
Display Size
27"
Panel Type
TN LCD
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Maximum Brightness
320 nits / cd/m2
HDR Compatibility
No
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
12,000,000:1
Response Time
1 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Technology
FreeSync
Screen Area
23.53 x 13.23" / 597.60 x 336.15 mm
Dot Pitch
0.311 x 0.311 mm
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
81 ppi
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Touchscreen Technology
No
Connectivity
Inputs
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x DVI-D
2x HDMI 2.0
Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
HDCP Support
No
Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP)
No
Speaker
Built-In Speakers
No
Environmental
Power Consumption
Typical: 40.0 W
Power Adapter Type
Internal
General
Height Adjustment
5.51" / 140 mm
Rotation Adjustment
90°
Swivel Adjustment
90° (-45 to 45°)
Tilt Adjustment
-5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern
100 x 100 mm
Lock Slot
No
Dimensions
24.9 x 21.5 x 9.3" / 632.5 x 545 x 236.6 mm (with Stand)
24.9 x 14.7 x 2.5" / 632.5 x 373.8 x 63.5 mm (without Stand)
Weight
16.98 lb / 7.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
22.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.7 x 20.2 x 9"

BenQ ZOWIE XL2731 Reviews

Dead Pixel

By Brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-29

The monitor looks good but I just received this item for Christmas and there is a dead pixel on the display. I don’t think that’s acceptable for a brand new product.

Recommended, but keep in mind...

By Dane
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-26

...the color profile out of the box is heavy on the green/red. Pretty inaccurate colors, but you can tweak them in the settings. Just know that if you plan to do color grading on this monitor, you might want a colorimeter. Amazon reviews also mention that the CD driver is required for inputs other than Display Port. Other than that, this monitor is pretty slick. A great budget option for a large 144hz monitor. Wouldn't pass it up.

Amazing product

By Gustavo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-10

the zowie monitor is everything that I read it would be before buying it. really recommend it. the item was delivered at the exact date as agreed with a perfect box with no signs of damage.

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