Snapshot: BenQ XL2720T monitor

BenQ’s new 27-inch, 120Hz monitor is the official screen of the Intel Extreme Masters

If you’re a gamer, BenQ wants your dollars. When we looked at the RL2450H, we liked its combination of decent image quality and low price tag. The new XL2720T is in a different league, though — it’s targeted at the gaming elite.

As the official screen of season 6 and 7 of the Intel Extreme Masters, the BenQ XL2720T is going to be in front of some of the biggest names in the e-sports world. BenQ says it has been developed with input from Counter-Strike pro-gaming legends, and on its specifications it looks like a perfect match for the most demanding twitch gamers out there.

The XL2720T has a 120Hz panel — twice the refresh rate of regular ol’ 60Hz screens, which are old hat in the gaming world now. BenQ claims a 1-millisecond refresh rate for the XL2720T, keeping any LCD ghosting or blurriness to an absolute minimum.

The 27-inch, 1920x1080pixel panel of the BenQ XL2720T is LED back-lit, meaning better contrast and a brighter overall display. It’s a TN panel, which is generally regarded as the best for gaming due to the lowest possible input and refresh rate lag.

One of the stand-out features of BenQ’s new monitor is not on the monitor itself, but on the stand. The ‘S Switch’ on the Xl2720T’s stand lets users switch near-instantly between three different image profiles, which can be set up specifically for uses like work, movies and gaming. The monitor’s on-screen display is also more detailed and easier to use than previous models.

The BenQ XL2720T will be available by the end of April, for a recommended retail price of $599.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?