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BenQ Preps the XL2720T Professional Gaming Monitor

The new 27-inch display features a 1-ms response time for professional and competitive first-person shooter play. By Rachel Cericola

For some people, gaming is serious business -- literally. That said, whether you're a professional or just want to play like one, BenQ is offering up the proper equipment, including the XL2720T gaming monitor.

As part of the company's flagship XL Series, the newly announced XL2720T is designed for professional and competitive first-person shooter (FPS) play. The 27-inch display features a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1-ms response time for a super-speedy gaming performance. BenQ also boasts better gaming over all of your opponents, thanks to tweaks such as preset FPS modes and custom settings. Some of those options include the Black eQualizer, Display Mode, and Smart Scaling.

Gamers will be happy to know that this model is certified for NVIDIA 3D Vision 2. It also supports full HD 3D gaming and has NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology for better brightness. Other features include a 0.002-frame input lag, a 12 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, LED backlighting, and two HDMI inputs.

"As the official gaming monitor sponsor for Major League Gaming, BenQ is devoted to bringing professional-grade performance and innovation to serious competitors," said BenQ's Bob Wudeck, director of retail and e-commerce. "The new XL2720T builds on our award-winning XL Series by adding a stunning 27-inch screen and faster response time to give FPS gaming even greater levels of immersion and intensity. By combining advanced features, game-specific presets, and dual HDMI connectivity, the XL2720T is set to become the most complete gaming monitor on the market."

So you aren't straining too much, the XL2720T comes with a height-adjustable stand, as well as options to postion the display vertically or horizontally. BenQ is taking preorders on the XL2720T now, with an MSRP of $549.