BenQ ZOWIE XL2746S 27-inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor | 1080P 1ms | DyAc+ | Smaller Base | Black eQualizer | Flexible height & tilt adjustment | Customizable Quick Menu | S-Switch | Shield Everything Else

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Screen Size 27 Inches
Display Resolution Maximum 1920 x 1080
Brand BenQ
Special Feature Swivel Adjustment, Tilt Adjustment
Refresh Rate 240 Hz
About this item
240 Hz high refresh rate performance for a smooth gaming experience.
120hz compatible for PS5 and Xbox Series X (Xbox Series X by changing Xbox video overscan options)
Dynamic Accuracy Plus technology that provides clarity during fast motion gameplay.
Exclusive Color Vibrance and Black eQualizer technology to enhance visual clarity and customize color settings, giving players the advantage on the battlefield.

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Display Resolution Maximum 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Size 27 inches 24.5 inches 24.5 inches 25 inches
Item Dimensions 20 x 29 x 9 inches 14.92 x 21.93 x 9.72 inches 21.9 x 9.9 x 20.7 inches 21.93 x 14.92 x 9.72 inches
Item Weight 24.25 lbs 15.65 lbs 9.96 lbs 15.65 lbs
Mounting Type Wall Mount Wall Mount Desk Mount 100x100mm
Refresh Rate 240 hertz 360 hertz 360 hertz 360 hertz
Size 27-Inch
From the manufacturer
esports monitor, gaming monitor esports monitor, gaming monitor esports monitor, gaming monitor esports monitor, gaming monitor XL2740 XL2746S
XL2411P XL2411K XL2540K XL2546K XL2731 XL2746S
Size 24″ (TN Panel) 24″ (TN Panel) 24.5″ (TN Panel) 24.5″ (TN Panel) 27″ (TN Panel) 27″ (TN Panel)
Resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080
Refresh Rate 144 Hz 144 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz 144 Hz 240 Hz
Black eQualizer
Color Vibrance
DyAc ✓ (DyAc+ )
S-Switch ✓ (Optional) ✓ (Optional) ✓ (5-way scroll)
Shield ✓ (Optional) ✓ (Optional)
Height Adjustable Stand
Connectivity Display Port, HDMIx2, DVI-DL, USB 3.0,D-sub, Headphone / Mic Jack Display Port, HDMI2.0, HDMI1.4×2, Headphone Jack HDMI2.0x3,DP1.2, Headphone Jack HDMI2.0x3,DP1.2, Headphone Jack Display Port, HDMIx2, DVI-DL, USB 3.0, Headphone Jack Display Port, HDMIx2, DVI-DL, USB 3.0, Headphone / Mic Jack

10 reviews for BenQ ZOWIE XL2746S 27-inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor | 1080P 1ms | DyAc+ | Smaller Base | Black eQualizer | Flexible height & tilt adjustment | Customizable Quick Menu | S-Switch | Shield Everything Else

  1. Thoryl

    Pros: 144hz, super fast and responsive, DYAC setting makes this monitor the best. The overall quality of the monitor is amazingly built you can adjust it vertically or horizontally with the swivel base and it also tilts top toward and the bottom away. Carry handle on top of the stand so you don’t have to grab it by screen or bottom.Cons: The Monitor panel is a TN so colors and viewing angle are definitely not the greatest for watching movies or photography. The bezel is pretty thick, it’s only aesthetics so no big deal. Overall this is the fastest and most responsive 144hz monitor I’ve ever owned. For gaming First person shooter, Battle Royal. CSGO, VALORANT, OVERWATCH, PUBG, FORTNITE, WARZONE ETC. This is one of the best.

  2. Steane

    [TL;DR Pros and Cons]Pros:***VERY Fast Response TimeNo Screen TearingOkay Viewing Angles (For a TN Panel)Really Smooth GameplayAmazing Customer SupportCan technically run the Xbox Series X at 1080p 120FPSCons:Color Reproduction Inaccurate (As With All TN Panels)(Resolved Through BenQ Customer Service) Dead PixelsConsole Set-Up (at least from my experience) has to be brute force to run 120FPS at 1080p.[General Thoughts]This monitor is for the PC gamers who are serious about competitive gaming. This monitor and the XL2546K are the best in class monitors for almost instant response time at a 0.5ms average; you just have to think about what size is better. If you want everything in your vision I would go with the XL2546K, though if you’re more like me and want a bigger screen that’s a little more immersive the XL2746S is perfect. If tearing in games or motion blur is a problem for you this monitor or any of the Zowie monitors with DyAc+ should do the trick for any games and remedy these problems.[Next Gen Consoles]The Xbox Series X does run at 120 FPS at 1080p on this monitor through it’s HDMI 2.0 port though from my experience you have to brute force your way into the settings and activate it manually through the override menu. I’m not too sure on the PS5 though I can check soon and update this review.[Problems and How They Were Resolved]So I just want to mention in my review that the monitor I originally got from Amazon later had a dead pixel problem down the line. Though the customer service at Zowie/BenQ was really good and they were able to trade in the monitor for a replacement. Later on the monitor they gave me in return had stuck pixels though the customer service was still kind enough to provide me with replacements until I got a good model.Hopefully this problem doesn’t happen to any of you but if it does just be aware that for this specific product, new monitors come in the red boxes, the refurbished monitors come in normal cardboard brown.[Color Reproduction and TN Panels]The color reproduction on TN Panels aren’t that good and this monitor is a TN. Since the fastest refresh rates and response times are the easiest to achieve with a TN Panel this was the right choice overall. Though just be aware that doing any sort of color accurate work on this monitor isn’t recommended.[Conclusion]This is in my honest opinion one of the best 27-inch gaming monitors for competitors. Playing games like Valorant, Call of Duty, Quake give you a good bump up in FPS and response time from most TVs/monitors and even games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Guilty Gear Xrd, Under Night In-Birth, and other 60FPS locked games feel really good also due to DyAc+ and the quick response time. Though if you want to have a single-monitor set-up that can both game and do freelance work that require accurate colors or a high resolution you might want to look elsewhere. This monitor works great for competitive gamers who need practice, competitive streamers who have secondary monitors to monitor their stream, or the ones who want to be very serious about their gaming equipment and have the space and money for secondary monitors for different works. I’ve personally had a dead pixel problem with this model though the customer service at BenQ/Zowie is so good with these kinds of problems that I didn’t mind that much in the end.All in All, if competitive gaming is a huge priority to you and you can fit this monitor in your budget. I would say go for this, or any of the other high end Zowie XL S or K Series monitors.

  3. Amazon Customer

    I instantly noticed the difference from 144-240hz in csgo and valorant; the only games I play. In terms of picture quality its hands down better than my 2411p and it’s what you’d expect from a benq tn panel. The ergonomics are CRAZY I feel so locked in when I have it max height and tilted up. Overall worth it if you take fps’ serious and are used to Benq. I’ve heard a lot of hype around the xg2431 but I’ve been a benq fanboy since the 2015 console days and didn’t trust spending the same amount of money for a shot in the dark.

  4. Shane

    Ever since my childhood, I have loved playing video games. As I grew older, I got more competitive in nature towards my gameplay. My favorite game franchise is Gears of War, and I dedicated a great deal of time to getting exceptionally good at it. However, I realized I needed lower input delays, and I would play against people who had a better advantage due to the fact they played on higher frames with lower response times. This led me to finally buying a BenQ Zowie monitor. After using this product for 2 months, I can confidently say that the BenQ Zowie XL2411K is a great monitor to invest in for a reasonable price.Primarily, the refresh rate of this monitor is 144hz; this was the greatest reason for me buying this monitor. This is what allowed me to be able to play on 120 frames per second (or frame rate) on the Xbox Series S. I should also note that this monitor was designed for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X as well and since they are the only consoles that can run 120 frames per second (FPS). The refresh rate along with the FPS are very closely related. Firstly, the frame rate is the number of images that a computer, video game console, or other device sends to the display every second. The refresh rate is how fast the display (or monitor) can show these frames. When you compare that to a regular TV that gives you about 30 frames per second with a refresh rate of 24 hertz, the difference between the monitor and a TV is as great as heaven and earth, respectively. As a result, you have a smoother display for your monitor, and this allows for better accuracy due to the clarity of your screen and seamless animations. Lastly, this monitor has an astounding 1 millisecond response time, in comparison to the latter, which has a response time between 2.3 and 8.1 milliseconds. The BenQ Zowie allows you to be able to react quickly, which is particularly helpful in fast paced shooters.This monitor has more nerdy picture settings. With gaming, it is typically difficult to sleep after a long session due to the exposure of blue lights your screen emits. Thankfully, there is a low blue light mode in the picture settings. The setting ranges from 1 to 10 for how much blue light you want to receive from your display. After using this mode, I have dealt with less eye strain, and I can play the game longer without pain. Another innovative feature is the DyAc technology that is featured in the picture setting. Dynamic Accuracy (DyAc) is technology exclusive to BenQ that negates eye tracking motion blur. According to BenQ, this does not cause any input delays. I personally have my DyAc setting on “premium” to take full advantage of this feature.The packaging for this monitor was very secure. It came in an attractive BenQ Zowie XL2411K red and black box. All the components were sealed in rubber and taped up. To ensure added safety, these components were encased in foam boxes. The parts included the stand, the monitor screen, and the base. It even came in with a DisplayPort cable. The user manual gives you simple step- by-step instructions to set up the monitor. Since I ordered from Amazon, I got the monitor within 24 hours. Speaking of which, Amazon allows for free returns within 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks) of receiving the monitor in its original condition.To enhance your experience of this monitor (assuming you bought it), I do have some friendly advice. The most important advice I can give you is to keep your monitor on “Eco” mode. Now of course you can take this setting off to enhance your monitor’s performance, but if you want longevity for this device, I suggest you keep this setting on. Also, since this monitor supports 120 FPS at 1080p resolution for gaming, be sure you use the HDMI 2.0 cord (it is highly recommended you use the one that originally came with your console). Otherwise, you will only be able to play on 60 FPS. I am certain this also applies to PlayStation users as well, but on the Xbox Series S/X, you need to manually go to your “TV and Display” options and put your refresh rate on 120hz. One thing I will say is that there is a good chance you will not like the default colors for your picture. I personally had to tweak the colors to my liking. Lastly, for safety precautions, connect your monitor to a grounded extension cord. This is so in case of a power surge, the third prong directs the excess current toward the ground. Consequently, you and your devices are kept safe.If you are considering wanting to supplement your gameplay, this monitor is the way to go. When comparing the specifications of the BenQ Zowie XL2411K to a standard TV, the one on the former is practically playing in the future against the one on the latter. Specifically, the model I bought was 24 inches, so this monitor does not accommodate much space. These monitors are even used in eSport events. This piece of work is for competitive gamers who want a seamless gameplay experience that is comparable to gaming on a PC. There are more things on this monitor for me to learn about. Nonetheless, this monitor is worth the buy!

  5. Barbara J Stewart

    I buy new monitor yearly and this is my favorite so far

  6. 5150 Joker

    I’ve been using the display since April of 2020 so I’ve had plenty of time now to get used to it and give it a fair shake.Brightness: If you enable DyAc+ and leave it on, the brightness can be adjusted as high as 400+ nits. However, if you turn off DyAc+, then it drops to roughly 320 nits. I personally leave DyAc+ on all the time.2D Picture Quality at 27″: So a lot of people think they’ll see pixelation at 1080p/27″ and in my case I don’t really notice it since I sit about 2 feet away from the monitor and i have it mounted on my wall. I previously had the 25″ KD25F and found it too small for my liking so right now, this 27″ hits the sweet spot. Remember, there is an 8 pixel per inch difference between 25″ at 1080p vs 27″ so all you have to do is move the 27″ back a bit and you get the same view.3D Gaming at 27″: I got an FPS jump of >30% going from 1440p back to 1080p with this display which was nice. As soon as I started playing CoD: Warzone I noticed the input lag and motion was far better than my old Asus PG278Q which is a 1 ms TN panel but from 2014. With DyAc+ enabled and the ultra low input lag of this display, my K/D shifted upwards and I’ve been averaging 5-15 kills per match in Warzone since I bought this monitor. With my old Asus PG279Q, I had peaked and could feel the input lag.S Switch: Man what a handy little tool! I setup 2 profiles so far, one for desktop with the black equalizer set to 5 and vibrance set to 12 and DyAC turned off. When I want to game, I choose the other profile which turns DyAC to Premium while boosting vibrance and black equalizer. Very handy little tool that a lot of other manufacturers should think about copying.Colors/Sharpness: Out of the box they’re a bit dull so I just set it to user define + standard and gamma at 3 and now it looks pretty good. I also had to increase the Sharpness to 8/10. You should download the color profile for this display and then calibrate it. Since it is a true 8 bit display with near 100% sRGB, you will get very nice colors from it that matches a lot of IPS displays.DyAc+: So this is the entire reason I bought this display, to have BFI that doesn’t lose brightness when turned on. I can confirm that this monitor does not lose any brightness with DyAC enabled and infact gets MUCH BRIGHTER (up to ~480 nits peak) unlike every other competing display which tend to cut their brightness in half with BFI enabled. I briefly read about changing the vertical totals on these forums and since I likely won’t hit 240 FPS even with a 9900k@5 Ghz and 2080 Ti in the games I play (Warzone/Apex Legends), I settled on 182 Hz with VT of 1350. I tested many different vertical total values out and 1350 just seemed to work best as the top/bottom of the screen had minimal blurring and the middle was great. It also works perfectly at 240 Hz with no VT adjustments needed.Additionally, you can enter the service menu of this display and calibrate the area/intensity using the UFO Ghost page found on blurbusters or their utility. I did this for my display by setting a custom area/intensity in the service menu and have virtually NO ghosting (see attached image of UFOs).Negatives:————Yes there are unfortunately negatives with this display as there would be any display on the market.TN: Because this is a TN display, it will have limited viewing angles and you should be prepared to sit in front of the monitor with at least 1.5-2 feet distance between you and it. I have my monitor mounted and sit back about 2 feet from it which is ideal.Color: While the color is fantastic with it being a true 8 bit display, a lot of high end IPS have gone 10 bit and have better sRGB coverage than this one does so it doesn’t match top tier IPS panels. If you want to do professional work, I would recommend having a separate IPS monitor for that or if you absolutely cannot afford two monitors, then buy an IPS monitor instead of this one.Overdrive: This monitor does not have dynamic overdrive which is unfortunate. What this means is if you lower your refresh rate, AMA (what Zowie calls their overdrive) only has 3 settings and so you end up with more double images at refresh rates below 240 Hz because the overdrive doesn’t compensate. Some new displays (namely an AOC one) has dynamic overdrive which accounts for this and so you end up with no double images/ghosting while gaming at lower refresh rates. While not a deal breaker by any stretch, I would have loved to see Zowie include this.Price: Let’s face it, this is an expensive panel for 1080p and being TN. $650 is asking a lot but if you are a serious gamer that wants the best technology, you gotta pay. Other panels offer similar performance but they lack DyAc+ which is the ultimate differentiator. I’d say if you don’t care about DyAc+, then you could get a panel from say Asus that costs $200 less and will give similar performance–just be aware that Asus displays BFI is <200 nits which is pretty dark.That's it, hope you found this review helpful. If I had to, I'd buy this monitor all over again and am highly satisfied with my purchase and you will be too.

  7. Hunter Yodsing

    It’s a good monitor for CSGO, Valorant and Rainbow. Dyac is personal preference but it’s a nice touch.

  8. Bennett Golden

    This monitor is an absolute steal for the price. There is essentially zero ghosting and the customization options are plentiful. There is no DyAc, but if you want to try strobing you can get the blurbusters utility that will do much the same thing. I personally don’t like strobing effects and they aren’t that helpful for games like CS, Valorant, or League. Maybe a faster paced game like Quake or Apex could benefit from strobing but idk for sure. The TN panel has pretty good colors, too. There’s not much more to say, this monitor is goated.

  9. Fernando

    First off I’d like to clarify why I gave picture quality a 3/5. This is a TN panel monitor, and as such the viewing angles and colors are no where near as good as an IPS panel.Continuing forward though, this has been such a smooth monitor. The DyAc+ technology genuinely makes a huge difference, while at a certain point it’s just hard to tell with the human eye: this monitors DyAc+ outperforms Asus ELMB.If you plan on purely using this monitor for gaming, I can not recommend it enough. After all these years of it being out, it still reigns top 5 gaming monitors easily.

  10. Gamer

    Really great quality at a even better price , get this monitor if you own a ps5 and your main focus is multiplayer games. great settings that you can adjust that suits you.

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