BenQ - ZOWIE XL-series 27" LCD QHD Monitor

Play and win with confidence by using this BenQ Zowie gaming monitor. It comes with an S switch that lets you easily change the settings and select from saved modes. The engineered LCD frame of this 27-inch BenQ Zowie gaming monitor reduces light reflection to keep you focused on game play.

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What's Included


  • BenQ ZOWIE XL-series 27" LCD QHD Monitor

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Features


2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16 x 9 aspect ratio

Provides lifelike detail and accurate, consistent colors for enhanced image quality.

Ultrafast 1 ms response time

Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.

144Hz refresh rate

This monitor delivers greater visual fluidity and awesome graphics no matter how quickly the in-game action unfolds.

23.5" x 13.2" viewable LCD screen size

Provides a large viewing area and clear images.

D-sub, DVI-DL, 2 x HDMI, DP1.2, USB inputs

Allow you to set up HD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.

Wall mountable construction

Provides easy and convenient installation.

12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)

Provides a high number of shades between black and white for accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark.

350 cd/m² brightness

Offers an enhanced view, even in low lighting.

Black eQualizer technology

Increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas. Never fall victim to some cowardly camper in a dark corner again.

Easily access settings for different scenarios

The S Switch is designed for easy access to settings and switching between saved modes.


Overall customer rating

4.4
86%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Headphone jack

    Posted
    AgentOJ
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I own the previous iteration of this monitor named the BenQ xl2730z. Zowie and BenQ are now one company and they rebranded the xl2730z to the Zowie xl2730. The monitor experiences an issue where the headphone jack does not work at the 144hz refresh rate. I had to lower the refresh rate of my monitor to 120hz in order to get the headphone jack to work. If the headphone jack does not work at 144hz return the monitor. They will not fix it, I tried. Their customer service states the issue can be remedied by buying a headphone jack extension and routing a longer cable from the desktop to my headphones. So for $550 plus tax you get a misrepresented monitor that has a half-baked headphone jack. If this is not an issue then buy the monitor. If you think you might use the headphone jack on the monitor at any time do not buy this monitor. There is even a thread on Tomshardware regarding the issuedated 8/16/2015 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2767383/benq-xl2730z-sound-headphone-jack.html#19100697 We can't reasonably assume that they will fix the issue after knowing about it for over a year.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect price, perfect upgrade!

    Posted
    Shannon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've always played on a TV, not realizing the poor graphics quality until I started researching and talking to friends. I found this gem on the Best Buy website. The price for what I wanted couldn't be beat. I now see all the graphics my games have to offer. Trees now have leaves and waters now move. It's the most amazing upgrade ever!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor

    Posted
    xDivineStrikex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had done a great deal of shopping for monitors before purchasing this one. I have personally had 2 other BenQ monitors in the past that have been nothing but amazing and this one has lived up to that expectation as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks fantastic, not overpriced for what you get.

    Posted
    Zach
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I unboxed it and the picture quality wasnt very good, however I changed the setting to what my nvidia graphics card recommended and it looks great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally Wicked Monitor

    Posted
    Charlie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    In love with this monitor. Perfect combination of high resolution and high refresh refresh rate. If you got the money to splurge, go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Quality

    Posted
    Mike5ps
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This thing is great ! Awesome pic. Great for gaming and quick response time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT FOR GAMING

    Posted
    sdrye1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This was a Christmas present for my husband ❤️❤️❤️

    I would recommend this to a friend




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