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Benq BL2711U PC Monitor

$484.99
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27" 20000000:1 LED Mar 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The BL2711U, world's first 27" 4K2K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution monitor with built-in 100% sRGB, IPS technology and exclusive CAD/CAM, animation and low blue light modes for designers... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website gadgetshow.channel5.com scored this PC screen 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

The average user rating of this LCD screen is 73% based on 17 user reviews.

Nice Design

Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was neat. This month Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “There are 4 USB 3.0 outputs which are very useful and tidy”. Pitabread mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2711 on Amazon a few weeks ago “It has a cable management system to keep the cables in the back of the monitor looking neat” and rated it as excellent.

One Benq BL2711 owner who bought the Benq BL2711 thought it was well designed. Glenn A. he mentioned “Its well designed, flexible, has plenty of connectivity options (including HDMI 2.0 to support 4k @ 60Hz” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Benq BL2711 reviewer thought the Benq BL2711 was a good design. In October Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Overall this is a great monitor for design”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.

One Benq BL2711 reviewer who reviewed the Benq BL2711 considered that it was smooth. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Benq BL2711 this month “It is great to have smooth fonts for once” .

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was good quality. This month Abraham John mentioned in his review on Amazon “Good picture quality”. Ah mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful screen quality” in their review however they only gave the Benq BL2711 a score of 60 out of 100. In October Amazon Customer said “The picture quality is superb”.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Benq is one of the top rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed the Benq BL2711 thought it was easy to use. This year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It has increased the ease of use for me incredibly” although they only scored the product 3 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Better quality control is needed”.

Some customers who reviewed the Benq BL2711 considered that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Benq BL2711 on Amazon this month “The touch buttons allow for fast alteration of settings on the Benq, so no need to click through clunky menus with stiff buttons”. Pitabread mentioned on Amazon “To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor”.

One Benq BL2711 owner concluded that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon this month “It has made using my PC a great experience, combined with Windows 10”.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Abraham John wrote on Amazon “Solid feel”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in October this year “Light colours has slight horizontal ridges or bands which are noticeable - whereas the BL2711U displays clear solid colours perfectly” however despite that they only rated the Benq BL2711 60 out of 100. Mr D G Taylor mentioned on Amazon “The build quality wasn't very good & being a TN panel” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Benq BL2711 owner wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2711 was strong and durable. Glenn A. he mentioned on Amazon “Sturdy stand too” in his Benq BL2711 review.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person who purchased the Benq BL2711 said that it was good in terms of power usage. In October last year Glenn A. gave the product an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “Blanks it out when not in use after a short time - good for power saving”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Pitabread mentioned on Amazon “The sound quality is ok and has decent volume.” in their review of the Benq BL2711.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], and the Samsung LS32E590CS[plb_3844505_price] which has better reviews; or the HP EliteDisplay E272q[plb_3060918_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL2711 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2711 also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Samsung SMT-3232[plb_2912003_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the iiyama XB2779QS-W1[plb_3133805_price], or the Acer BX320HK[plb_3158695_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Large Color Gamut

The color gamuts of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2711 range from 68% to 120%. The Benq BL2711 has one of the larger color gamuts (100 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the BL2711 is 150M. At 1,070 million, the Benq BL2711 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2711.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2711 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The response times of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 1ms to 40ms.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was not heavy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “A hefty display that's aimed at professionals who need to make the most of every pixel”.

One customer thought it was not thick. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October “The first one I received had a dead pixel and a loose element inside which could be heard moving around when the screen was tilted (a screw maybe?”.

One Benq BL2711 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good structurally. Abraham John mentioned a few weeks ago “The biggest problem is the poor construction of the power on button” in his review although he scored it 80 out of 100.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Benq BL2711 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display. Most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2711 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Benq BL2711 is a two USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL2711 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2711 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL2711 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the BL2711 are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the Benq BL2711 does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Benq BL2711 is a two USB 3.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

The lightest PC screen of this age and spec is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg. With a weight of 8 kilograms, the Benq BL2711 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BL2711.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

At 0.5 Watts, the Benq BL2711 has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the BL2711. The power consumptions when off of similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2711 range from 0.005W to 350W.

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Specification

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Headphone Output
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
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Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
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Expert Reviews

(2)

Meet the BenQ BL2711U 27-inch 4K monitor, a hefty display that's aimed at professionals who need to make the most of every pixel, and it certainly packs in plenty of them with its 4K resolution.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 28 April 2016 by Haruna Babangida | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Two faulty. Twice returned. First had a flicker every two or three seconds. Secind had a had light bleed. Excellent Amazon service for returns. I now have the Asus 4k which looks better has a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2016 by Mr. Carl Syres
(Verified Purchase)

Did my research and this Benq came up tops. I do Video editing for wedding and commercial work as well as photo editing. I wanted to get a better quality image and more real estate too, so going... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Amazon Customer

I purchased this monitor to work on web designs. It has made using my PC a great experience, combined with Windows 10 and the 2k4k resolution. It is great to have smooth fonts for once. The... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2016 by Pitabread
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this monitor to go with my new £3000 pc I had built for video editing, picture is stunning, I love the built in presets for the task you are doing such as video, photo,cad etc. To tweak... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2016 by Abraham John
(Verified Purchase)

Good picture quality. Solid feel. Will last me for sometime I hope. The biggest problem is the poor construction of the power on button. Very difficult to turn it on and in an awkward place when... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04718755055355, 05054629821862

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