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BenQ XL2720Z 144Hz Full HD 27-inch LED Gaming Monitor Review

By: Trace Hagan | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 14, 2014 2:00 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: BenQ

Unboxing and Packaging

 

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The XL2720Z comes in a fairly standard packaging setup. There is one minor difference that I feel makes a big difference. On the XL2720Z's packaging, you open the box along the big side (face), rather than one of the skinny sides. This makes removing the monitor much easier.

 

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Inside the box, you'll see the panel comes wrapped in protective foam, which is centered in the box via Styrofoam to protect it from any bumps on the ride to your house. I actually believe I opened the wrong side of the box, as the cables and such are in the foam piece beneath the panel. To access them, you have to remove the foam panel, which causes them to fall out. Remember, it's important to see which side says "open" or "up."

 

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The panel comes in three pieces, so some assembly is required. The monitor also comes with a leather-like cover to protect the monitor during travel or to keep dust off at your desk, and a full complement of cables for your connecting needs.

 

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Assembly

 

Assembly is simple. Place the stand part into the base and rotate. Lock together by turning the screw beneath in the direction indicated by the lock arrow (clockwise).

 

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Once tight, simply hang the monitor on the stand and make sure it locks into place.

 

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Port Layout

 

You can see the layout of the ports in the picture below.

 

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From left to right, we have a USB port; a USB Type-B port; two HDMI ports; the DVI-DL port; a D-sub port; a DisplayPort 1.2 port; and a mini-USB port. The left side of the monitor features two USB ports and a headphone jack. The USB ports run off of the integrated USB hub.

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