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Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor

Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor

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Gamer Approved

The preferred choice of many e-Sports professionals around the world, the Zowie Monitor features a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate for clarity in your favorite PC games, movies, and content. For visibility in darker scenes, it has a Black Equalizer, while Flicker-Free technology and Low Blue Light technology help reduce emissions that can cause strain on the eyes. If you like to play different games, you can easily switch your gaming profiles to match them thanks to the intuitive S-Switch. Pair that with a height-adjustable stand and a reflection-reducing frame, and you’ve got a monitor fit for any professional or aspiring professional gamer.  

Note: These are Grade-A refurbished products in like-new condition that will have a 1-year warranty from BenQ. This drop is limited to 20 units.

Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor


  • 2560 x 1440p resolution
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 1ms response time
  • Black Equalizer increases visibility in dark scenes
  • S-Switch quickly transitions between preset gaming modes
  • 20 levels of color vibrance
  • Height adjustable stand
  • Flicker-Free technology
  • Frame reduces light reflection on the screen
  • Low Blue Light
Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor
Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor

About BenQ

Since its founding in 2002, BenQ has been producing some of the world’s most innovative technologies in consumer electronics. Specializing in monitors, projectors, cameras, and other devices, BenQ consistently delivers top-notch products with the common goal of “Bringing Enjoyment N’ Quality to Life.”

Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor
Zowie 27" 144Hz XL2730 Refurbished Monitor

Video Demo


  • LCD size: 27 in (68.6 cm)
  • Panel type‎: TN
  • Aspect ratio‎: 16:9
  • Max resolution: 2560 x 1440 at 144Hz (HDMI 2.0, DP)
  • Display area: 23.5 x 13.2 in (59.7 x 33.6 cm)
  • Pixel pitch: 0.276 mm
  • Typical brightness: 350 (cd/㎡)‎
  • Typical contrast:‎ 1000:1
  • Typical dynamic contrast ratio: 12M:1
  • Response time‎: 1 ms (GtG)
  • Connectivity‎: Input/Output connector‎
  • D-sub / DVI / HDMIx2 / DP1.2 / headphone jack / mic jack
  • USB‎: 3 Downstream, 1 Upstream
  • Built-in power supply (90~264 AC)‎
  • Power consumption (on): 65W
  • VESA 100 x 100  wall mounting‎
  • Pivot 90°‎
  • Swivel (left/right)‎: 45/45º
  • Tilt: -5 – 20º
  • Height adjustment:‎ 5.5 in (14 cm)
  • Special features‎:
  • S Switch‎
  • Black eQualizer
  • Color Vibrance‎
  • Low Blue Light‎
  • Flicker-free
  • K Locker‎
  • Dimensions: 21.9 x 24.9 x 8.9 in (55.7 x 63.3 x 22.6 cm)
  • Dimensions, with wall mount: 14.7 x 25 x 2.4 in (37.3 x 63.4 x 6.1 cm)
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5 Kg)‎


  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty


Domestic orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is Feb 23, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

Since I always come to the discussion area looking for previous drop participants reviews, I thought I would leave one here. To start, mine arrived in a generic cardboard box (i.e. original packaging not included) but it was packaged well and I had no issues "out of the (not original) box". + 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms GtG + Recessed headphone rest is well constructed and not overly flimsy + USB Hub + On the fly switcher also improves menu navigation so everyone will find it useful even without setting custom profiles - TN Panel and looks like it - Cable management is not bad, but not good - Older port selection (no TB3) I am a Software Engineer by day so I have grown accustomed to quality oriented panels rather than performance oriented ones so it was a bit jarring when I first plugged this thing in. The difference between this TN panel and the built-in panel on my Macbook Pro and Razer Blade QHD is fairly obvious. You can tune it but a TN panel is going to ultimately look more washed out and have worse contrast compared to a typical IPS. This is most noticeable with darker colors where light bleed makes blacks appear lighter. But this is a performance oriented monitor and 144 Hz, 1ms GtG @ 1440p is hard to find. Moreover, the headphone rest's construction was pleasantly surprising. It is positioned well (above the two side oriented USB ports so your headphones can hang over/around extruding USB cables or receivers) and feels solid. If I could change one thing, I would add USB ports to the back of the panel so plugging in a semi-permanent keyboard and mouse doesn't leave the USB cabling hanging off the left side of the monitor. And as a stretch goal/on a newer model I would like to see some sort of TB3 support. All in all a compelling piece of performance hardware. Would buy again. I would also be interested in monitoring BenQ (aka Zowie) for future models for my noted design tweaks and perhaps an OLED (?!) panel in the future.