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BenQ XL2730Z 27-inch Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync Now Available

The BenQ XL2730Z 27-inch gaming monitor recently became available in the US. It is one of the first gaming monitor that features AMD FreeSync Technology (Adaptive-Sync). The BenQ XL2730Z also features a resolution of 1440p QHD and is basically a LED backlit TN panel display. It also sports 1ms (GTG) response time and 144Hz refresh rate for that blur-free smooth gaming experience. Check out more of its features, specifications, price and availability below.

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BenQ XL2730Z AMD FreeSync Gaming Monitor

BenQ XL2730Z Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync

The BenQ XL2730Z is a 27-inch LED backlit monitor with TN panel. It sports a 2560×1440 native resolution and has a fast 1ms GTG response time. It features Motion Blur reduction technology that enhances video clarity by reducing motion blur and lagging which are noticeably visible in fast moving scenes.

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It has a 20-level color vibrance setting which is accessible with the on screen display. It also features technologies like Black eQualizer colour engine that brightens dark scenes without overexposing bright areas; Display Mode and smart scaling that allows you to change the monitor view into 8 different screen sizes.

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The BenQ XL2730Z features S Switch Arc external controller, retractable metallic headphone hook, adjustable height stand and a number of connectivity options. It has adjustable low blue light levels and flicker-free technology. Check out more details from the specifications table below.

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BenQ XL2730Z Specifications

Cabinet ColorBlack-Red
Screen Size27-inch
LED BacklightYes
WidescreenYes
Maximum Resolution2560x1440
Refresh Rate144Hz
Viewing Angle170° (H) / 160° (V)
Pixel Pitch0.233mm
Display Colors16.7 Million
Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast RatioDCR 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Response Time1ms
PanelTN
ConnectorsD-sub / DVI-DL / HDMI2.0x1 / HDMI1.4x1 / DP1.2 / Headphone jack / Mic jack
D-Sub1x
DVI1x
HDMI2x
DisplayPort1x
Power Supply100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power ConsumptionPower Consumption (on mode ) <65W
Power Consumption (Power saving mode) <0.5W
Power Consumption (off mode) <0.5W
Stand AdjustmentsPivot 90° Yes
Swivel(left/right) 45/45
Tilt (°C) -5°~20°
Hight Adjustment(mm) 140mm
HDCP SupportYes
VESA Compatibility - Mountable100 x 100mm
Dimensions21.94" x 26.13" x 8.90" w/ stand
14.67" x 26.13" x 2.40" w/o stand
Weight16.53 lbs. w/ stand

Price and Availability

The BenQ XL2730Z 27-inch gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799. But you can get it for as low as $629.99 at Newegg here. You will need to use the latest AMD Radeon R9 Graphics Card (or AIB counterpart) to take advantage of the said FreeSync technology. Below are the supported graphic card lineups:

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