BenQ XL2720Z Review
The BenQ XL2720Z is the bigger brother of the BenQ XL2420TE, which we called as one of the best gaming monitors at that point. In this review, we will see what BenQ has done to it. First of all, they have increased the screen real estate by going from 24 inches to 27 inches. It has got a headphone stand which is great it’s got swivel, tilt, pivot, height adjustment which ticks all the ergonomic boxes. The monitor comes with a VGA cable, USB cable for the built-in USB 2 hub, power cable, dual-link DVI cable a switch. Which allows you to switch between your profiles quickly and navigate your on-screen menu on the fly without using the buttons built-in to the monitor.
This monitor is one of the most responsive monitors out there with only 3.2 ms of input lag. The Benq XL2720Z use a TN panel and has a 1920×1080 resolution. It features one-millisecond gray to gray response times and has what they’re calling, GROM which stands for Gaming refresh rate optimization management. This allows you to have 100, 120 or 144-hertz refresh rates whichever you prefer. The customization goes even further with display mode which lets you switch your monitor to any size from 17 inches and all the way up to the native 27 inch. This will be great if you’re practicing for a tournament and you have to use standardized hardware when you get there so you can get some training before you arrive there. BenQ XL2720Z have Smart Scaling, which lets you scale your screen content to any those sizes mentioned above. The gaming monitor has a 0 flicker technology which uses electronics to modulate the backlights brightness levels that allow for no flicker at any given brightness level this should help reduce eye fatigue. It also features NVIDIA’s 3D Vision 2 and Light Boost. This was the first monitor from BenQ to support motion blur reduction. It flashes the backlight at the time when all the pixels have changed, so you see less blurriness or less smearing, which works pretty well. This gives you smooth, crisp images even when they’re moving quickly and that combined with the 144-hertz maximum refresh rate makes for a very compelling monitor for gaming.
It had relatively good color reproduction and decent viewing angles considering it is a TN panel monitor. It is not a screen of choice for color-critical work, but it looks way better than a lot of the other 144hz gaming monitors with TN panels. Another nice ergonomic feature is the Low Blue Light Technology. BenQ did some studies on eyestrain and found that the blue spectrum of light emitted from the screen is one of the causes of eye strain and headaches during long time sessions. So with this feature they allow you to shift between different levels of blue light emitting from the screen. That was the Benq XL2720Z a 144hz monitor for all kind of gamers.