BenQ - 27" LED HD FreeSync Monitor - Black/Red

This BenQ XL2730Z 27" LED FreeSync monitor provides crisp, clear graphics in 2560 x 1440 resolution for a full high-definition picture. An ultrafast 1 ms response time minimizes blurring during fast-paced games, so you can stay a step ahead of the competition.

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Best Buy Customer Reviews

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great monitor bad support3 Posted by: from: on Shame on Benq. The monitor itself is great. I started to have a flickering issue with whites and grays and i let support know. Their response was garbage. The problem went away, but it could come back. The poor support, and Benq's general problem dealing with customers has me recommending a Dell instead. Do not buy Acer or Asus monitors either, unless you dont mind equally terrible support (just hope you never need it!)

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great Display5 Posted by: from: Connecticut on This is awesome for a gamer! It will only work on 60 HZ with the HDMI or DVI connections(that come with monitor) However, in order to utilize the 144Hz,you will need to use a Display Port (DP) Cable. If you use the HDMI cable this monitor don't have any speakers to use for sound. But if you're a true gamer, you won't be using these anyway.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great Monitor5 Posted by: from: on It meets all of the expectations that the product advertises

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Poor quality control and support.2 Posted by: from: on Pros: Gaming at 1440p and 144hz is a great experience. High quality stand. Puck remote is actually very handy. Cons: Received unit with excessive blue tinted light bleed in the lower right corner and along bottom bezel. Not a nitpick at all, it shouldn't have passed QC. Replacement unit had a bright cluster of pixels in the center of the screen. It was also significantly less bright than the first and looked well below the stated 350 nits. Headphone jack does not work when the refresh rate is set to 144hz. Benq support is not helpful and doesn't stand behind their product in the slightest. Other Thoughts: Assumed in error that Benq had better QC than the larger OEM's producing similar monitors right now. Based on my experience I think the QC is about the same across the board. I was surprised by how little Benq support did to help (i.e. literally nothing - return it to the retailer). Sometimes the smaller companies stand behind their product a bit more.

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

5
Outstanding Monitor5 Posted by: from: on This is a great monitor! Don't listen to what some people may say about the blur or any other negating reviews, they are over exaggerating that to the max. And for anyone who says using a tv is better I would strongly disagree with you. The 1440p resolution is crisp with some color adjustments which are easy with the Switch Arc control. This is meant for gaming and it does that perfectly. 1ms and 144hz is outstanding. I would highly recommend this monitor for anyone who has an AMD graphics card capable of FreeSync. Playing games like GTA, Far Cry, Star Wars, The Division all look amazing. The monitor's physical features are great. The stand and base are solid and heavy so there is little to no movement. Adjusting the angle and height are easy and making screen adjustments are simple with the controls. Overall this monitor surpasses the expectations for gamers. It is a direct challenge to the Asus monitor which is another excellent monitor. I have had both and its all preference when it comes down to it.

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

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144hz is a BLUR2 Posted by: from: on I am very disappointed in this monitor for a number of reasons. The first being the fact that it's only 144hz. I am used to gaming on 600hz plasma TV's that don't blur at all and 240hz LCD TV's that blur a little, but nowhere near as much as this 144hz monitor. Some people think that a 1ms response time and a 144hz refresh rate results in no motion blur, but they're wrong. Just jump into a game like GTA V and look at a sign or a wall with writing on it. When you rotate the camera left and right you can see the letters blur to the point that you cannot read the words even with AMA on premium, blur reduction on, etc.. On a plasma you can rotate the camera and the letters don't blur at all. Nothing on the screen blurs on a plasma. The second issue I have with this monitor is the anti-glare screen. It looks like someone rubbed oil on the screen, which makes everything look awful. Had they used the same anti-glare coating as the RL2755HM it would look great. When free-sync is enabled and a game is running you see really bad flickering whenever you move the cursor around the screen while in menus, on the desktop, etc. The screen also has darker spots on it so when you are playing darker games you see lighter and darker spots on the screen as you rotate the camera. It's very annoying and I think it may be due to the uneven anti-glare coating. The bottom left corner of the screen has a large section of green backlight bleed, which not only glows during darker games, it also affects everything else I do as it makes whites look green, blues look aqua, etc. The worst thing about this monitor (other than the awful blur) is the fact that the screen dims every few seconds while going from lighter to darker areas. For example, when driving around in GTA V at night you pass under streetlights and the screen dims. Once you get out from under the streetlight the screen gets brighter. I'm not sure what causes this and I've tried every setting imaginable with no success. It's also a TN panel so the viewing angles are bad, the colors are awful and the black levels are pretty bad too. The top of the screen also always looks a lot darker than the bottom no matter how I position it. My RL2755HM did not have this issue. The only good things about this monitor are the stand, which is sturdy and looks pretty good and the fact that it's 1440p. But I'd much rather stick with my 240hz 4KTV or even my 1080p plasma so I don't have to deal with motion blur. Playing at 60 fps on a plasma is amazing as there is no blur at all and everything is as smooth as butter. It looks way better than 144 fps on a blurry 144hz monitor. But it's too expensive to manufacture 4K plasma TV's so they're dead, which is bad news for gamers. With all of that said, this monitor is about $2,500 cheaper than a good TV so I guess I'm not really surprised that it's not that great.

14 out of 42 found this review helpful.

5
Excellent for Gaming5 Posted by: from: Murrieta, CA on My son uses this monitor and his lag time has been dramatically reduced from his previous TV monitor. The graphics are incredible and the overall experience of using this monitor exceeded his expectations.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Great gift5 Posted by: from: on My boyfriend loves this tv. The graphics are great

0 out of 8 found this review helpful.

5
So far so good. Never had a problem with it.5 Posted by: from: on Worth every penny for this purchase. Benq nailed it this time.

4 out of 7 found this review helpful.

5
Great Screen5 Posted by: from: on I purchased this particular Monitor to upgrade from a flatscreen TV. What a difference. the Picture quality has gone up drastically. I did buy it after the software upgrade.

8 out of 16 found this review helpful.

    What's Included

    • 27" LED HD FreeSync Monitor
    • DisplayPort cable, USB 3.0 cable, DVI-DL cable, power cord

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 10)

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    Product Features

    Ultrafast 1 ms gray-to-gray response time

    Changes the colors of pixels extremely quickly to prevent streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving films and video games.

    27" antiglare LED display

    Remains viewable when placed closed to a light source and is thin enough for wall mounting. Adjustable stand height let you find a comfortable viewing angle.

    1000:1 contrast ratio

    Along with 350 cd/m² brightness provides ideal picture clarity.

    2560 x 1440 resolution in 16:9 format

    Ensures you enjoy gaming and browsing the Web in full high-definition.

    DVI-DL, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and VGA (D-Sub) inputs

    Enable flexible connections to a variety of analog and digital devices. Headphone/microphone combo jack.

    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.