...the BenQ XL2720Z shows that, after some calibration, it can fulfill the wants of the gamer and creative type.
BenQ has an ever-expanding range of gaming-focused monitors in its arsenal. Chief amongst their traits is flicker-free performance at high resolutions. Exemplifying this line of thinking is the XL2720Z that ships with a full HD resolution inside a TN panel primed for gaming.
The colour fidelity and accuracy are merely average out of the box, but they can be tweaked to excellent through some basic calibration. Gaming performance, which is central to this screen's appeal, is very smooth if your graphics card can keep up with the refresh rate, and it's further augmented by BenQ's motion-blur technology.
Inputs are versatile, build quality is excellent, and a few distinctive touches, such as the red accents and the S-switch are nice additions to the package. Yet, of course, no monitor is perfect. The low resolution and poor viewing angles count against it becoming a real all-rounder, though BenQ does have a higher pixel count screen in the same range.
Gaming monitors needn't be one trick ponies, and the BenQ XL2720Z shows that, after some calibration, it can fulfil the wants of the gamer and creative type.
Excellent image after calibration
High refresh rates work a treat
Good choice of inputs
Build quality is solid
Viewing angles are poor
Low resolution for 2016
Only USB 2.0 hub
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