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BenQ Gaming XL2720T Black 27" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen Flexible Height/Swivel Adjustment LED Backlight LCD Monitor

  • 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG)
  • 12,000.000:1 (1000:1)
  • D-sub/DVI-DL/HDMI/DP/USB Hub (Donwstreamx3, Upstreamx1)

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Gaming is in the details

The XL2720T demonstrates BenQ's true belief that "gaming is in the details" It has been co-developed with Counter-Strike pro gaming legends to bring you a gaming monitor like no other - from the attentive designs to the exceptional functions. With the precision and speed you would expect from a high-performance gaming monitor, you can now have a vantage point over your opponents in all your game play.

The Collaboration

Following the widespread success of the first generation XL Series, BenQ welcomed back legendary Counter-Strike gamers to bring the XL Series to new heights. As the gamers offered insider perspectives based on their many years of gaming at a world-class standard and their experience with the first generation XL series, BenQ R&D champions utilized their expertise in the display product field to recreate each feature and function, transforming them into powerful gaming tools to give professional gamers a competitive edge to win.

The Black eQualizer for Total Visibility

Poor visibility in dark scenes 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.

Specially Designed S Switch for Swift Control and Navigation

The XL2720T comes with a stylish S Switch. This distinct remote controller comes with three preset buttons so you're able to customize and save your display settings for gaming, work or entertainment purposes. Use the scroll button on the S Switch to quickly navigate and change the OSD settings. It eliminates the tedious process of adjusting your monitor settings. Now switching seamlessly between the presets is as easy as 1-2-3.

Intuitive UI for Easy Navigation

Conveniently change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide out menu display. This simplistic design makes it easier to navigate between options and settings.

The Game Mode Loader Lets You in on the Secret

The secret is out. Download special gaming presets used by the professional players so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine-tuned so you can leverage these exclusive presets used by pro gamers to your own advantage. They can also be saved on your S Switch for quick access and game play. More presets from professional gamers will be released in the future so you can always stay on top of your game.

Play like a Pro With the Exclusive FPS Mode

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 the way 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.

Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference

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.

120Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics

With a refresh rate of 120Hz, there's never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered. Drawing on hyper-speed video processing technology, the XL2720T gives you on-screen action and captivating realism.

Fast 1ms GTG Response Time

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.

NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 with Complete Connectivity

Certified as NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2-ready with the new NVIDIA 3D LightBoostTM technology so you can experience gaming and entertainment like never before with total realism and intensive graphic display. Furthermore, the XL2720T supports D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-DL and DP inputs for console gaming action.

Ultra-Flexible Height Adjustment Stand and Others

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.

Your Ultimate Weapon

BenQ professional gaming monitors are not only the official global Tournament monitor of top notch league and tournaments, but also unrivaled victor of world renowned design awards. In addition, BenQ professional gaming monitors are used by prominent gamers to perfect their gameplay.

Win 8 Compatible

The XL2720T has passed Windows® 8 certification and are fully compatible with Windows® 8 color systems. Plug in the XL2720T to your computer, and Windows 8 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection effortless.

ecoFACTS Label

ecoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly BenQ products are!

Development of eco-friendly products, BenQ doesn't just want to comply with green regulations passively, but also to actively develop eco-friendly products!

ecoFACTS declares BenQ's greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the products.

*Specifications may vary by model. Please refer to the specification chart for more details.

*All comparison photos are simulated images.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the BenQ XL2720T

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  • Robert H.
  • 12/9/2014 9:33:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: 120 MHz refresh rate great for FPS.
Great looking design.
Ability to store presets.

Cons: Not properly calibrated out of the box.
Needs a lot of tinkering to get accurate color representation.
Power button glitch (see below).

Other Thoughts: This is a great gaming monitor. I would highly recommend getting it professionally calibrated if you need very accurate color representation.

Another issue that is more easily fixed is the power button. It's pretty well documented as it's happened to many owners of these monitors. It seems to use some sort of proximity sensor that gets stuck on or off. A small flat head screwdriver and careful prying fixes this small issue.

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  • Garrett K.
  • 5/29/2014 7:42:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for fast paced games

Pros: -120hz capable
-VESA mountable
-decent stand with headphone holder on back
-programmable preset buttons, for different games/programs make it easy to switch without navigating the menu every time you need to switch
-no power brick

Cons: -cost
-color(washed out)
-light bleed at top and bottom screen edges
-black levels not the greatest
-viewing angle(best at straight on, huge difference at angles)

Other Thoughts: I also use a Dell U2312HM, so I'm spoiled on color accuracy and viewing angle. That being said, I bought this monitor for fast paced FPS', and I'm not disappointed. Motion is much more fluid on this compared to my Dell. I knew the cons were present before purchasing, if you understand the limitations of this monitor, then you will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase

-Long story short, great for fast framerate games, not much else

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  • Stephen B.
  • 4/24/2014 6:40:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsoverall decent

Pros: Nice visuals for games, decent settings sliders

Cons: No internal speakers, terrible for movies

Other Thoughts: I didnt realize it didnt come with internal speakers luckily i had bought some. other than that its a decent monitor, though if I knew what I did before I bought it I probably would have gone a different way for my monitor choice

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  • Allen B.
  • 4/9/2014 10:30:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Great gaming monitor, also works very well with everything else. The lack of ghosting and the clarity of this monitor is fantastic. the price is great also.

Cons: the suppliced cable is a little shorter than I would have liked. But problem solved with order of longer cable

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  • Nicholas H.
  • 4/8/2014 12:24:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Monitor Ever

Pros: 120Hz refresh rate
Large Size
Brightness and Contrast
Very high quality design and construction

Cons: Price (expensive) but, you get what you pay for!

Other Thoughts: Simply the best monitor I have ever used for gaming and for video editing. I have been through a lot of different monitors, but this monitor is absolutely the best.

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  • Patrick P.
  • 2/22/2014 5:41:45 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Monitor

Pros: Good quality without any dead pixels - for whatever reason this was surprising to me nowadays. The stands are really solid and a lot better quality than other brands include.

Cons: The settings switch is kind of neat, but really unnecessary. Would have loved the $ off the price instead of it.

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  • Nora Q.
  • 2/6/2014 5:37:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDP vs. D-DVI

Pros: 120Hz. Smooth motion in FPS games. Compared to 60Hz, it blows my mind.

Cons: The display port. I searched high and low to find a display port cable in town. When I finally found one and I set the monitor settings to 120Hz, it kept blinking and was unusable. I then resorted to the Dual Link DVI cable that was supplied with it and it started working on 120Hz properly.

Other Thoughts: Some dude told me I needed a display port to get 120 Hz, this monitor seems to do well with just the DVI dual link. Should go outta your way to get this just for the display port, if I would have known I didn't need it, it would have broadened my choices.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 1/30/2014 10:25:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Monitor

Pros: 120hz refresh rate
Profile Control Switch
VESA Compatible for mounting

Cons: Doesn't come with an HDMI to HDMI cable
Color and brightness settings are a little skewed out of the box.

Other Thoughts: An amazing high quality monitor. You can see the difference

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  • William Y.
  • 1/30/2014 8:34:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This monitor is very high quality and much exceeded my expectations.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It came with a dust cover which was a nice touch

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 1/28/2014 7:47:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of garbage

Pros: 120Hz refresh rate

Cons: Price
Color palette
DVI port went bad in four months, four months for this expensive monitor to break, how much does anyone want to bet since I paid to have it ship here, now that the product is broken, I'll have to pay to have it shipped back

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this monitor or benq products, there are better performing monitors out there

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