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Benq BL2700 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Aug 2014
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VA panel come with an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178/178 from left, right, above and below. Enjoy the flawless layering and precisely contrasted details in even the darkest images; viewing as you... More
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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 104 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 86%.

Easy to Use

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. This year Beanchance wrote “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential” and gave it an excellent rating. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “The DisplayPort input apparently can drive the built-in speakers which could be handy” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Morgan mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains”.

Four Benq BL2700 reviewers wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian gave the Benq BL2700 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” in his review of the Benq BL2700. Geoffrey Foale said on Amazon “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness” in his review of this PC monitor. N. J. Holms wrote on Amazon “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it” in their review.

Several Benq BL2700 owners wrote that this PC monitor had a good experience. Adrian rated this PC monitor as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “The experience is certainly playable” in his Benq BL2700 review. Amazon Customer scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past”. Morgan mentioned “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few customers said that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 mentioned on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Two years ago Morgan mentioned “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%” in his review. Rev John said “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long”.

Several Benq BL2700 owners considered that it was easy to handle. M. Yip wrote in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity”. One Benq BL2700 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble.

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Robust

A few people concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq BL2700 review on Amazon this year “Very solid display with good performance”. This month Grayling wrote in their Benq BL2700 review “Nice solid monitor”. Handygrandad mentioned two years ago “It has a solid, fully adjustable stand, with the option of a 90 degree turn into portrait format” in their Benq BL2700 review.

Some Benq BL2700 owners said in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 was strong and durable. Jdr mentioned “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” in their review of the Benq BL2700 and scored it very highly. Markoppenheim said on Amazon “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”.

One Benq BL2700 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer said “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green” .

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Nice Design

A number of Benq BL2700 reviewers thought it was good looking. A said on Amazon “I have two of these, they are beautifully built” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. A also mentioned “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian rated the Benq BL2700 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “60Hz so gaming is pretty good” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some people agreed that this PC monitor was neat. Handygrandad mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2700 “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Morgan mentioned two years ago “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly” in his review of this PC monitor.

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good design. Andy scored this PC monitor very highly and he said “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position” in his review of the Benq BL2700. Richard wrote on Amazon two years ago “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”.

One Benq BL2700 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was smooth. Nikos said “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Kourouyiannis Fivos said in their review of the Benq BL2700 “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few Benq BL2700 reviewers who bought this PC monitor thought it was good quality. A mentioned on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time” in their Benq BL2700 review. Amazon Customer mentioned a few weeks ago “The image quality is also brilliant”. Beanchance said in their Benq BL2700 review on Amazon this month “The screen itself appears very good quality and the colours look brilliant when viewing photos”.

Good Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 had good colour saturation. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Last year Come Along gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great screen, viewing angles are amazing, colours are very accurate” in their review.

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” in his review of this PC monitor. Two years ago David Gee scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Worth it for superb picture quality”. In the same month Jdr mentioned on Amazon “The overall image quality is superb” in their Benq BL2700 review.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a flickering image. In October this year Beanchance wrote on Amazon “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker” in their Benq BL2700 review. Handygrandad mentioned two years ago “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Handygrandad also said “The problem is that, at the time of writing (March 2014), there are two versions of the BL2410PT available, one is flicker free”.

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had clear images. Last year Adrian said on Amazon “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160” and gave it an excellent rating. Two years ago E B mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Evan gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz”.

A number of customers concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim said in their review on Amazon “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle”. Morgan mentioned on Amazon “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great” in his review of the Benq BL2700.

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Benq PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Benq PC monitors and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Support

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Graham Smith said “Land on your foot! In the box are quick start instructions that are about as well written as any are - it's enough to get the monitor set up” in his review of this PC monitor. Graham Smith also mentioned “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Last year Markoppenheim wrote on Amazon “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in”.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed the Benq BL2700 concluded that it was a good height. Honeycuddler wrote on Amazon “Nice stand and height adjustment” and gave the Benq BL2700 a score of 4 stars. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “Has a range of height adjustment” in their Benq BL2700 review. Richard said in his Benq BL2700 review two years ago “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle”.

One Benq BL2700 owner who reviewed the product said that it was a good body shape. Seaside said “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying”.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers said in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 was good in terms of USB connections. Aj wrote on Amazon “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” in their review of this PC monitor. Morgan mentioned “The USB ports seem to function fine”.

One Benq BL2700 owner thought this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York wrote in his Benq BL2700 review on Amazon “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”.

One Benq BL2700 reviewer thought the Benq BL2700 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Genasisgod gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine” in their review of the Benq BL2700.

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed the product thought it had good features. R3d Bu11 rated the product 4 stars and said last year “Great picture, colour and features” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq BL2700 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. J E Walford mentioned “The speakers are very quiet” and rated it as excellent.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the Hanns.G HS271 which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2780HSU ($320.68), or the Philips 275C5 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL2700 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC I2460, or the LG 25UM65 ($367.97).

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Neovo SC-22 ($183.99).

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

The average viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2700 is 570mm, and the viewable size diagonals range from 21mm to 940mm. With a viewable size diagonal of 685.8 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

The Benq BL2700 has a quite big viewable width (597.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The viewable widths of flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL2700 range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

At 68.6 centimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the BL2700. Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL2700 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm.

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Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures

The Benq BL2700 has one of the longer mean time between failures (60,000 hours) amongst medium monitors of this age. The shortest mean time between failures of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years is 30h and the longest is 70,000h.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

With a viewable height of 336.15 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Benq BL2700 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of PC monitors of this age and type range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6W.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2700 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the BL2700 are not 3D compatible. The Benq BL2700 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Benq XL2411 ($245.99), or the Asus VG248QE ($207.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL2700 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL2700 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the 231P4Q ($270.16), or the 272C4QPJKAB both from Philips or the AOC I2472 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the BL2700, the Benq BL2700 does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the DELL U2713H ($682.40) is also worth considering.

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Only One Loudspeaker

The Benq BL2700 is a one loudspeaker PC screen.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the BL2700 is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.3W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2700.

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Heavy

With a weight of 6.3 kilograms, the Benq BL2700 is one of the heavier LCD screens of this age and type amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2700 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the BL2700.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC displays that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Width

At 623 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the BL2700.

We compared all the other 623mm wide PC screens to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 27EA63 is also worth considering.

Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the LG 27MP65 ($159.99) (623mm).

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Specification

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HD Type
Viewable Size Diagonal
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Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
OSD Language
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Expert Reviews

30 March 2015

User Reviews

(100)
(Verified Purchase)

I have tried with 4 of these monitors each time the monitor had at least 1 dead pixel, the monitor itself is great but it cant be just that unlucky to get 4 monitors with dead pixels.

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Beanchance
(Verified Purchase)

This is my third BL3201PT monitor. The first one had hideous dead pixels. The second developed a display fault where it was 'flash' random big squares randomly after having it for 8ish months.... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very solid display with good performance and solid customization. Definitely worth a buy.

Reviewed 26 April 2016 by Honeycuddler | 33 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Beautiful monitor but annoying connection sockets!! Plus, all the money I spent and BenQ couldn't get a decent spell-checker. Very awkward to get cables in. Headphone socket very awkward and... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2016 by Amazon Customer

I've had this monitor for a couple of weeks now and I love it. This is now part of my dual monitor setup (24" 27"). The extra real estate is invaluable, for multitasking this has definitely... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bl2700, benq 9, bl2700h, benq 9h, BL2700HT, benq 9hl, bl2700hc, benq 20m1, benq 9hlc, benq 9hlcs, info bl2700, benq bl2700, benq 9hlcsl, benq p213199, benq p214815, info bl2700h, benq 300cdm2, benq bl2700h, benq 9hlcslb, benq bl2700ht, benq 9hlcslbq, benq b21xzs00, benq p213199p, benq p214815p, info bl2700ht, benq b21xza00, benq 1920x1080, benq dvihdmi14, benq 9hlcslbqb, benq dvihdmi14s
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