Zowie are a brand more commonly known for their high-quality gaming mice which have been used in games like counter-strike almost as long as Counter-Strike has been competitive. Similarly, BenQ has been known in the competitive gaming world for their high refresh rate, low delay monitors. So, when BenQ acquired Zowie back in 2015 we knew that gamers would be in for a treat. So, let’s take a look at one of the love children of Zowie and BenQ, the XL2720Z.
You may have already gathered from the ‘27’ in its name, but this monitor is a 27” gaming monitor. I’ve been using 24” monitors for which a while now and it is amazing how much difference 3 inches can make (lads). 27” is great if you’re going to use the monitor for mainly media consumption, YouTube, Twitch ect, but as a competitive gamer, I couldn’t help feel the screen was just a little too wide for me. If you have to move your head left or right slightly to see what’s on the screen, it’s probably a little too wide. That being said, this comes from somebody who has a background in Counter Strike and generally has their monitor pulled closer to them, for gamers who have their monitor a little further away, the extra width shouldn’t be too much of an issue, and maybe an advantage.