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BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz 1ms 27" Gaming Monitor for eSports

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Crafted for the Ultimate Gaming Experience New standards have been set for the finest, smoothest and fastest gameplay experience with the incorporation of perfect motion and fast gaming features in the new XL2730Z. The impeccable combination of QHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG response time and VESA Standard Adaptive-Sync technology with the most powerful gaming gears for precise control, intuitive set-up and gaming eye care will empower professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts to dominate every gameplay time and time again.

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BenQ XL2730Z

Professional Gaming Monitor Crafted for the Ultimate Gaming Experience


New standards have been set for the finest, smoothest and fastest gameplay experience. The new XL2730Z incorporates perfect motion, fast gaming features, QHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG response time and VESA Standard Adaptive-Sync technology with the most powerful gaming gears for precise control, intuitive set-up and gaming eye care to empower professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts to dominate every gameplay.

 

Perfect Motion and Fast Gaming

 

 

QHD 2560x1440 High Resolution for the Finest Details

 

With up to 77% more on-screen space than Full HD (1920 x 1080). This display gives gamers the benefits of greater image detail.

 

Conventional 1920 x 1080 monitor

Conventional 1920 x 1080 monitor

BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 monitor

BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 monitor

 

 

144HZ High Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics

 

With a refresh rate of 144Hz, there's never a lag and every in-game detail is smoothly rendered. Butter-smooth motion is ensured for fast-moving action and dramatic transitions.

 

60-75 Hz

60-75 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

 

 

Fast 1ms GTG Response Time


A fast response time of 1ms GTG means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Blazing fast motion 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. 

 

Fast 1ms GTG Response Time

 

 

Motion Blur Reduction for Extra Clarity Throughout the Game


BenQ's new Motion Blur Reduction technology further enhances an ultra-smooth, free-of-blur gaming experience, particularly for action-packed FPS games where every millisecond counts. With Motion Blur Reduction, gamers no longer suffer from time and gaming discomfort due to poor vision quality created by motion blur and lagging. Instead, gamers have everything to gain with more reaction time advantage on their side to achieve ultimately, flawless victories.

 Motion Blur Reduction for Extra Clarity Throughout the Game

 

Precise in Control

 

 

20-Level Color Vibrance Setting to Optimize Gaming Precision


It is absolutely vital that any gaming monitor gives you the flexibility you need to get the color performance you seek. This is why BenQ built into the monitor a 20 level Color Vibrance setting to meet gamers' specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay. This unique feature is accessible via On Screen Display (OSD) or Display Pilot for added convenience.

20-Level Color Vibrance Setting to Optimize Gaming Precision

 

 

Display Mode & Smart Scaling to Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference

 

The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your preference and to simulate any in-game experience. Using the Display Mode function, the monitor can be easily changed between 8 different screen sizes, from 17", 19", 19"W, 21.5", 22"W, 23"W, 23.6"W, 24"W, and 27"W.

If you're looking to customize your screen size further, you can also take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature. The Smart Scaling feature gives you the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. With just one monitor, you can simulate any game play and practice under different display sizes for tournaments. Use the Display Mode and Smart Scaling together to get the best possible view for any application or game.

 

Display Mode & Smart Scaling to Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference

 

 

Black eQualizer 2.0 with Automatic Brightness Adjustments

 

The newly improved dynamic Black eQualizer 2.0 color engine technology takes visibility optimization to a whole new level with automatic brightness adjustments. The XL2730Z is able to detect the input source and automatically fine-tune the amount of brightness within the range of the brightness level selected by the user. Now, gamers can effortlessly spot their enemies in critical combat and quickly react to any situation without having to lift a finger for manual adjustments.

 

Black eQualizer 2.0 with Automatic Brightness Adjustments

 

Adjustment Scale Design for Effortless Set-up Every Time

 

To ensure that gamers can duplicate the exact same monitor set-up with the highest accuracy, efficiency and convenience, BenQ made a few additions to the XL2730Z's Adjustment Scale Design. The adjustable height stand is now scaled with 14 height levels trackable by a moving marker. Trackable scales are also added to the screen, which tilts forward and backward to 0°, 10° and 20°, and swivels left and right to a wide range of angles. Every XL2730Z can be your personal XL2730Z.

 

Adjustment Scale Design for Effortless Set-up Every Time

 

Intuitive Experience

 

 

S Switch Arc with a Rounder Fit for More Comfort

 

The S Switch Arc is an external controller that comes with preset buttons that can be customized with personal display settings for gaming, work or entertainment. The S Switch Arc not only sports a quick key for the Auto Game Mode but also a rounder form factor for a more natural and comfortable grip, which enables gamers to best navigate between game modes.

S Switch Arc with a Rounder Fit for More Comfort

 

Display Pilot for On-Screen Display Navigation

Display Pilot for On-Screen Display Navigation

 

The newly upgraded Display Pilot function allows users to make all the on-screen display adjustments, plus provides them with direct access to the Game Mode Loader feature for downloading and installing the preset display settings of their favorite game or professional gamer's screen instantly.

 

Auto Game Mode Setting for Added Ease and Convenience

 

The Auto Game Mode enables the XL2730Z to detect the genre of the game being played and switch the display setting to the corresponding game mode automatically. It is also designed to make new game mode recommendations for download. This feature is accessible through the On Screen Display (OSD) setting as well as the Display Pilot software or the S Switch Arc that has a quick key built in for this mode.

 

Auto Game Mode Setting for Added Ease and Convenience

 

 

Game Mode to Go for Universal Access Wherever You Go

 

To save gamers the hassle of having to re-download and reset game modes, the XL2730Z allows gamers to store game modes onto a USB flash drive for easy transport. They can also share their own game modes with everyone via cloud storage or social media platforms. This innovative feature allows gaming communities to share, collaborate and game freely with ease.

 

Game Mode to Go for Universal Access Wherever You Go

 

The Game Mode Loader Lets You in on the Secret

 

The secret is out. Download special gaming preset calibrations used by well-known gamers so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine-tuned, so you can steal these exclusive presets used by pro gamers to your own advantage. You can even save your favorites on the S Switch for quick access and game play. More presets will be released in the future to keep you on top of your game. Download Game Mode Loaders

 

Gaming Eye-care

 

 

Low Blue Light for Added Eye Comfort

Low Blue Light for Added Eye Comfort

 

Practice long hours with clear, comfortable vision or compete with top-notch vision condition with BenQ's new Low Blue Light. Some of the blue spectrum light produced by regular computer monitors can possibly lead to eyestrain, headaches and sleeping disorders. BenQ has been working to reduce blue light exposure and allow more productive time spent in front of the computer, BenQ's monitors now feature various adjustable preset Low Blue Light Modes via the exclusive Low Blue Light technology. This eliminates the need for yellow tinted eyeglasses for additional eye protection, and game play can be clear, comfortable and hassle-free!

 

Gaming-comfort ZeroFlicker™ Technology

 

Developed in collaboration with pro gamers, the XL2730Z has been upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This effectively reduces eye fatigue and elevates gaming performance through extreme visual comfort for even the most hardcore gamers playing long hours of intense action. Armed with the Gaming-comfort ZeroFlicker™ Technology, this BenQ Gaming Monitor is an epic weapon over your ultimate rivals.

 

Gaming-comfort ZeroFlicker™ Technology

 

 

Intel Extreme Masters Official Gaming Monitors

 

Built for the ultimate victory, the BenQ XL Series is the official global tournament monitors of Intel Extreme Masters Season 2014/2015.

Intel Extreme Masters Official Gaming Monitors

 

Windows® 8/8.1 Compatible for Versatility

 

The XL2730Z has passed Windows® 8/8.1 certification and are fully compatible with Windows® 8/8.1 color systems. Plug in the XL2730Z to your computer, and Windows® 8/8.1 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection effortless.

Windows® 8/8.1 Compatible for Versatility

 

A Technological Work of Beauty

 

The XL2730Z is not only designed with durability, sturdiness and functionality in mind, the stylish look also earned itself several international design awards of the reddot design award 2014. 

reddot award 2014 winner

 

 

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.

ecofacts

 

 

Energy Star

Energy Star Qualified

The XL2730Z complies with the requirements for ENERGY STAR® Program for Computer Monitors V6.0. Enjoy saving energy and money while keeping the Earth lookin’ great. 

*Specifications may vary by model. Please refer to the specification chart to for more details.
*All comparison photos are simulated images.

Specifications

Product Color
Product Color

BLACK- RED

Panel
Back Light Unit

LED

LCD Size

27

Screen Size

16:9

Resolution (max.)

2560x1440

Display Area(mm)

596.74x 335.66

Pixel Pitch (mm)

0.233

Brightness (typ)

350

Native Contrast (typ.)

1000:1

DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ)

12M:1

Panel Type

TN

Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10)

170/160

Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ.

1ms (GtG)

Display Colors

16.7 Mil.

Color Gamut

72% NTSC

Regulations
Energy Star

Yes

Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs
Input Hor. Frequency (KHz)

VGA/HDMI1.4: 30KHz~88KHz
HDMI2.0: 30KHz~222KHz
DVI-DL: 30KHz~ 88KHz
DP1.2a: 222KHz

Input Ver. Frequency (Hz)

VGA/HDMI1.4: 50Hz~76Hz
HDMI2.0: 50Hz~144Hz
DVI-DL: 50Hz~ 76Hz
DP1.2a: 40Hz~144Hz

Input/Output Connector

Headphone jack/ Microphone jack

Video Bandwidth (MHZ)

600

Input Connector

D-sub/ DVI- DL/ HDMI 2.0x1 HDMI1.4 x1/ DP1.2

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions with Wall Mount (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base)

372.6x633.7x61.0

CTN Dimensions (HxWxD mm)

703*486*245

Dimensions(HxWxD mm)

H: 557.4x633.7x226.0 
L: 417.4x633.7x226.0

Net Weight (kg)

7.5

Gross Weight (kg)

10.8

Special Features
Auto Game Mode

Yes

Game Mode to Go

Yes

Auto Scaling

Yes

VESA Standard Adaptive-Sync

Yes

S switch

Yes

Instant mode

Yes

Color Vibrance

Yes

Auto Pivot

Yes

Flicker-free Technology

Yes

Senseye®

Yes

AMA

Yes

Windows® 7 Compatible

Yes

Windows® 8 Compatible

Yes

HDCP

Yes

Color Temperature

Yes

OSD Language

17 languages

VESA Wall Mounting

100 x 100 mm

Swivel (left/right)

45°/45°

USB Hub

USB3.0: Downstream x2 (side); Upstream x1 

USB2.0: Downstream x1 ; Upstream x1 (S switch Arc)
mini USB :Yes

Tilt (down/up)

-5°~ 20°

Pivot

90°

Height Adjustment (mm)

140

Black eQualizer

Yes

Display Mode

1:1 /17”(4:3)/ 19”(4:3) /19” (5:4)/ 19”W(16:10)/ 21.5" (16:9)/22"W (16:10) /23"W (16:9)/ 23.6”W (16:9) / 24”W (16:9)

Smart Scaling

Yes

Low Blue Light

Yes

Motion Blur Reduction

Yes

Windows® 8.1 Compatible

Yes

K Locker

Yes

Display Pilot

Yes

Included Accessories
Signal Cable

DVI-DL cable /DP cable /Power cord /USB3.0 /S Switch

Power
Power Consumption (Eco mode)

65W

Power Supply (90~264 AC)

Built- in

Power Consumption (Power saving mode)

<0.5W

Power Consumption (Off mode)

<0.5W

Power Consumption (Base on Energy star)

30W

Warranty

BENQ AMERICA CORP. END USER LIMITED WARRANTY
LCD MONITORS

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, BenQ America Corp. (“BenQ”)
warrants the BenQ LCD Monitor (“Product”) you have purchased from BenQ or from a
BenQ authorized reseller/retailer on or after August 1, 2012 to be free from defects in
materials or workmanship under normal consumer use during the warranty period in the
continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. If the Product becomes defective during
the warranty period BenQ will, at its option, repair or replace the Product. BenQ may use
new or reconditioned components or parts to repair the Product, or replace the Product
with a new or reconditioned Product of the same or functionally equivalent model.
BenQ LCD Monitor Standard Limited Warranty: Subject to the exclusions set forth
below:

 Three (3) years from the purchase date by the original retail purchaser (the
“Customer”) (except for refurbished units which have a separate warranty policy)
parts and labor only (No advance replacement).
 Return Merchandise Authorization Shipping: The Customer will pay shipping
freight to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider and BenQ will pay shipping
freight to the Customer during the warranty period.
 DOA (Dead On Arrival): Must be reported within thirty (30) days of purchase. An
RMA number must be issued in order to process the replacement. BenQ will replace
the DOA unit with a brand new replacement. BenQ will cover the freight charges
both ways.
 Shipping Damages: All shipping damages must be reported within seven (7)
business days upon receipt of the Product. BenQ is not responsible for the shipping
damages reported after such period.
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products shall be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period
specified above.

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the phone. If telephone resolution is not possible, BenQ or BenQ Customer Service
Center will then issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) number to be used
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thirty (30) days and void thereafter
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return shipments. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider are not responsible for
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