BenQ XL2720Z Review

benq-XL2720ZThe Good: It offers a high refresh rate, a low response time and a bunch of features to reduce motion blur and to improve your game.

The Bad: It’s colors are not as accurate as an IPS panel (but it’s close enough, and better than average).

The Bottom Line: It offers a great gaming experience with a 144hz refresh rate and a 1ms GTG response time, making the perfect choice for gamers.


The BenQ 27 inch 20Z model it’s packed with a beautiful design that features red highlights in a matte black bezel.

This monitor also comes with a built-in headphone hook that will be extremely handy for you if you’re a gamer like me. It’ll help you keep your desktop tidy and clean looking . Rest assured that your monitor will stand out whether it’s sitting in your room, office or even on a gaming tournament; people will definitely envy you.

Its built quality is really good, BenQ is making a great job on their gaming monitors, making the vast majority of their consumers very, very happy.


Among all the hardware and accessories a monitor should include, this got them all, plus a few little toys that will help you improve your gaming sessions. For example the S-Switch.

The S-Switch it’s a little piece of hardware that comes with the high end monitors line of BenQ that looks like a mouse. It features a couple of buttons for quick access to the monitor settings profiles, making it easy for you to change the settings of the monitor in a matter of milliseconds, saving you precious gaming time.

All the accessories this monitor includes in the box are the following:

  • The Monitor (of course)
  • Base and Stand
  • S-Switch
  • DVI-D Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide + CD-Rom Disc (drivers and manual)
  • Protective Cover (to protecting it from dust)
  • D-Sub (VGA) Cable
  • USB A-B Cable


This awesome monitor it’s packed with a lot of useful features for gaming, like:

  • Low Blue Light Mode – Have you ever found yourself surfing the web or gaming and feeling like your eyes are about to bleed out and/or have headaches? It might be caused by an extended exposure to the blue light your monitor beams to your eyes. This useful feature help you reduce the blue light on your monitor making it perfect for late night gaming without the downside of having to damage your eyes or to feel sick.
  • Black eQualizer – Is a really useful feature for gaming because it helps you have a better visibility in dark gaming scenarios that can cost you your game for not being able to see what was hidden in the dark spot. It helps you spot your hidden enemies really quick, giving you an advantage over them.
  • BenQ Blur Reduction Technology – It’s a new technology developed by BenQ that reduced the motion blur that can be produced in quick-action gaming scenarios, helping you have a clear picture on what’s going on in your game.

Viewing Angles

The viewing angle of this monitor is not that great, remember that it’s a TN Panel, which are known for having poor viewing angles. In spite of that, the XL2720Z offers above average (compared to other TN panels) viewing angles.

Is It Good For Gaming?

This monitor is a really good choice if you’re looking for a good gaming monitor to spend your money on. You won’t be disappointed because this monitor was specifically designed for gaming and it’s packed with a bunch of gaming features that will give you a nice advantage over the rest of the average gamers.

Like every gaming monitor should, it’s packed with a 144hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG response time, plus a bunch of cool gaming features such as Motion Blur Reduction, black eQualizer and Low Blue Light Mode.


This has been definitely one of the best and coolest monitors we’ve ever tested here on, it’s beautifuly designed and packed with lots of gaming features you won’t find on an average monitor.

If you’re into gaming and want to spend a little more on a monitor for a whole new level of gaming, then this monitor is the right choice for you. It’s worth every penny, you won’t regret it!

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