XL2720 ZOWIE 27" 1920x1080 TN 144Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red

  • LED Backlit
  • 1920x1080 Resolution
  • 12M:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 350cd/m² Brightness
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 1x Analogue Input
  • 1x DVI-D Input
  • 2x HDMI
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 2 Year On-Site Warranty
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Stock Code: MO-098-BQ

EAN: 4718755065460


Manufacturer: BenQ

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XL2720 ZOWIE 27" 1920x1080 TN 144Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red

Built for competitive FPS game play, the XL2720Z takes the explosive thrills of perfect motion gaming to a 27” screen. The stunning monitor is equipped with the latest Motion Blur Reduction technology, Low Blue Light, Gaming-comfort Flicker-free, Gaming Refresh rate Optimization Management (GROM), and Display Pilot feature to deliver agile performance, viewing comfort and convenience all at once – for your victory and entertainment.

For a long time, the refresh rate of regular LCD displays has always been the key factor that puts professional gamers off from switching their CRT screens. Now, with BenQ’s new Motion Blur Reduction technology, gamers can finally set their mind at ease! Following is a simulated in-game video, you will see how BenQ Motion Blur Reduction helps you aim down targets with more precision comparing to the screen without.

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, and gameplay can be clear, comfortable and hassle-free!

Developed in collaboration with pro gamers, the XL2720Z 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. Armed with the Gaming-comfort Flicker-free Technology, the BenQ Gaming Monitor is an epic weapon over your ultimate rivals.

As the world’s leading brand in gaming monitor, BenQ has managed to provide more than just refresh rate feature when having different resolutions reaching more levels of optimal refresh rates(100/120/144Hz) with Gaming Refresh-rate Optimization Management (GROM), thus bring to users the scenario of incomparable gaming performance. With gamer-driven GROM which is collaborating with Display Mode and Smart Scaling strengths, BenQ offers a total solution on refresh rate for gaming enthusiasts.

The secret is out. Download special gaming preset calibrations used by well-known gamers so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine-tuned, so you can steal these exclusive presets used by pro gamers to your own advantage. You can even save your favorites on the S Switch for quick access and game play. More presets will be released in the future to keep you on top of your game.

The newly 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.

Poor visibility and judgment can cost even the most skillful gamers their game. The Black eQualizer color engine technology is designed to offer an unprecedented level of control and visibility.
Dark scenes are brightened without over-exposing the bright areas to preserve vital details, enabling gamers to spot their enemies easily in critical combat and react quickly in any situation.

Fast response time of 1ms GTG means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting. Control your gaming destiny and don’t leave it in the hands of slow display.

The S Switch is a distinct remote controller that comes with three preset buttons, so you’re able to customize and save your display settings for gaming, work or entertainment purposes. It eliminates the tedious process of adjusting your monitor calibrations, so switching between the presets is as easy as 1-2-3. The S Switch also comes with a scroll button for quick OSD navigation and setting.

The newly designed OSD includes physical touch keys that enable you to conveniently change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide-out display. This simplistic design makes it easier to navigate between options and settings.

The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your liking and to simulate any in-game experience.

Interchange instantly between different screen sizes, from 17" (4:3), 19" (4:3), 19"W (16:10), 21.5"W (16:9), 22"W (16:10), 23"W (16:9), 23.6"W (16:9), 24"W (16:9) to 27"W(16:9), using the Display Mode.
Or take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature and enjoy the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. You can certainly use the two features together to get the best possible view for any application or game.

The Height Adjustment Stand can be operated with just one finger so you can effortlessly adjust the height of the monitor to suit your sight level. Have the monitor way up high, or change it to sit flat on the table. The monitor can also be turned vertically or horizontally and comes with a quick-release VESA mount design. In addition, the sleek headphones hook at the back keeps your desk top neat and tidy.

Meet your secret winning strategy. The FPS Mode was co-developed with gaming legends to let you tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it. This out-of-the-box preset automatically adjusts your monitor calibrations to provide you with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint. Being able to spot your enemies and track their move carefully in every situation put you at an advantage over your opponents.There are two variations to this special mode: the FPS1 mode is designed to configure and optimize the display for Counter-Strike 1.6 and the FPS2 mode for Counter-Strike Source as recommended by BenQ. The perfect combination of form and function provides gamers with the vantage point to always be one step ahead of the game.

Certified as NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2-ready with the new NVIDIA 3D LightBoost™ technology to provide you with brighter and clearer 3D images. Now you can experience gaming and entertainment like never before with total realism and intensive 3D graphic display.

- Back Light Unit: LED
- LCD Size: 27"W
- Vertical Refresh Rate: 100 / 120 / 144Hz
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Resolution (max.): 1920 × 1080
- Display Area(mm): 598 x 336
- Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.311
- Brightness (typ.): 300 cd/m
- Contrast (typ.): 1000:1
- DCR (typ.) (Dynamic Contrast Ratio): 12M:1
- Panel Type: TN
- Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10): 170° / 160°
- Response Time: (Tr+Tf) typ. 1ms (GTG)
- Display Colors: 16.7 million
- Color Gamut: 72% NTSC
- Input Connector: D-sub / DVI / HDMIx2 / DP1.2 / Headphone jack
- Power Supply: (90~264 AC) Built-in
- Power Consumption: (Base on Energy star ) 27W
- (Power saving mode): 0.5W
- Kensington Lock: Yes
- Dimensions: (HxWxD mm) 548 x 642 x 273
- Net Weight (kg): 7.5
- Motion Blur Reduction: Yes
- Low Blue Light: Yes (10 levels)
- Black eQualizer: Yes
- Game Mode Loader: Yes
- Display Mode: 17" / 19" / 19"W / 21.5"W / 22"W / 23"W / 23.6"W / 24"W / 27"W
- Smart Scaling: Yes
- FPS / RTS Mode: Yes / Yes
- Flicker-free Technology: Yes
- Display Pilot: Yes
- Senseye: Senseye 3
- AMA: Yes
- Win7: Yes
- Win8: Yes
- Height Adjustment Stand (mm): 130(adjustable down to the base)
- Warranty: 2 yr (On-Site with BenQ - 0207 216 0039)


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Great gaming monitor

Got this monitor as I wanted a dual monitor setup, really nice design, really nice quality on high demanding games. Overall really good monitor and you can notice a difference if this is your first 144Hz monitor.

Kai 2017-06-18


I've had this monitor for over a year now and have no issues at all.... great for FPS and any gaming to be honest absolutely fantastic monitor, best thing about it for me is its smooth and sharp picture but also NO eye strain at all after long hours of play...

Adam 2016-10-02

great 5/5

i purtched this with a unsure mood i was in two minds due to the size of 27" and resolution
but i take that all back the quarterly is amazing their is thing i can see so crystal clear that i could not see on my old moniter

after watching a few you tube videos i brought it and now i don't think i could go back to another moniter in games every frame is spot on and not a single tare or bad frame
this has changed the way i look at fps game and totally changes league of legends for me XD

id like to say thank you to overclockers for this moniter :D


good monitor

after reading the reivew decided to go for this monitor other a few others i was looking at. Not disappointed is very good for fps :)


outstanding !!!

When my asus vg278he die I start looking for simlar replacement and I decided buy BenQ XL2720Z. "Happy" thats not enough what I fell. Love colors, my eyes dosent get so tired and adjustment are so easy to modify and gaming BF4 get it to the next level. I know thats monitor got bad press but is tottaly worth to buy.


Breath Taking!!!!

Im going to keep this short and sweet and just say ''brilliant'' what more is needed!!! :)


Ok but not great.

This monitor is great for gaming but a warning to any potential buyers, these are very susceptible to getting stuck pixels and there's nothing that can be done about it as this is not covered by BenQ which is the only downside of this monitor.

Apart from that it's a good buy 8/10 due to the stuck pixel problem.


This thing make love to your eyes !

Got it set it up and I expect a difference even going from 1440P to 1080P but the down size in res is worth it, Everything is so smooth.

It's hard to put into words what it feels like to game on a 144Hz monitor made for gaming.

Buy it, You will not be disappointed !

As usual 10/10 from OCUK, Thanks for the Haribo :D


Amazing product for a serious gamer

I didnt think a 120 / 144hz monitor would make a difference to my fps performance... how wrong I was, if you're serious about gaming particularly FPS then you need this monitor in your life. **WARNING** I have a 7990 and due to an issue with crossfire cards 144hz can only work if you use an additional crossfire bridge, which is fine if you have two physical cards in crossfire however for 7990 users without the option of another bridge configuration 144hz will not work you will be stuck at 120hz. Something to consider!

Still a 5 star product.


very nice

bought 2 of these bad boys very happy thanx overclockers


What a difference!

Solely from a gaming angle I was after the best TN Panel and I certainly received it.

60hz to 144hz....what-a-difference!!! launching BF4 straight away it was like playing a new game!...screen tearing was reduced to zero, everything moved so smoothly I was so impressed!

Reading up on this monitor with the so called 'firmware issue' I was in two minds about purchasing. But educating myself it was clearly not a fault at all!!...but a characteristic of the panel and can be adjusted with a firmware update (if needed).

After that reassurance I purchased and haven't looked back :)


Forget the bad press!!!

I don't normally write reviews, however I thought I should write one on this monitor to put peoples concerns to rest regarding the blur reduction issues with this monitor.

I received my monitor in perfect pixel condition and having played some BF4 and Titanfall I can honestly vouch for how smooth this monitor is normal mode. Whilst things get a little smoother with blur reduction I don't feel its needed as the screen is sooooo smooth without it, also I am not a fan of how dark the image goes with blur reduction on hence I play without it.

Out the box the colors look fantastic and with a console hooked up it still looks brilliant.

I am glad being an early adopter as the monitor is great!!!


A game changer!

This is my first 144hz monitor, infact it is the first monitor I've owned with a higher then 60hz refresh rate but after two days use I can safely say I will never go back. This thing makes gaming on my powerful rig a dream, everything is smooth as butter and the image is so stable, also the colour reproduction is fantastic, I also have several IPS and a PLS display in my workplace and I would be pushed to tell the difference.

BenQ have done a wonderful job with this monitor.


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