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Benq EW2740 PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Aug 2013
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With a sophisticated all-around slim design, the latest MHL connection and BeQ's state-of-the-art visual optimization technologies, the all-new EW40 Series take your multimedia entertainment to a... More
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19 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites endorsed this Benq PC monitor. This LCD screen received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who decided it was was good and it received a F1cd.ru "Recommended" award. This PC display also received an Xtremehardware.com "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 77% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 302 owner reviews this medium monitor has an average owner rating of 90%.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. Adrian said in his review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon “Big screen (if that doesnt sound silly) and really good "everyday use" image quality No dead or stuck pixels Less good”. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is great” in their Benq EW2740 review. Bam gave the Benq EW2740 a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Appreciate the work the graphics team put into games”.

A few Benq EW2740 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Bam wrote on Amazon “I went for a VA screen type to get the best of both worlds; good response times and great colours” in their review of the Benq EW2740 and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars. Jwr mentioned in their Benq EW2740 review “The screen and the colours are great” and rated this PC monitor as excellent. Two years ago M. Ismael said “Blacks are great so are viewing angles, colours are good as well”.

Five customers who purchased the Benq EW2740 agreed that it had clear images. Bam wrote “There is certainly no noticeable lag that would affect gaming, yet at the same time you can watch a film and be amazed by the clarity and colours” and scored the product very highly. Two years ago Hobocrust gave the product an excellent rating and said “Great screen clarity and viewing angles very happy” in their Benq EW2740 review. Jake Passmore mentioned in his review of this PC monitor last year “A great looking monitor (even when off) with a clear image when in use”.

Some Benq EW2740 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a flickering image. Techarena.in mentioned “Some important features are high contrast, flicker free, wide viewing angle, focus mode, mhl, super resolution, etc”.

A number of Benq EW2740 owners concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. In November last year Tharumu said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “However, after a while you will notice the excellent colour balance and contrast ratio”. To Much Learning said on Amazon “Great Monitor for almost all uses, Beautiful Picture, high contrast ratio, good colour” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Though it doesn't come with a lot of features, its high contrast ratio brings good shadow” in their review of the Benq EW2740 and scored the product 70 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed the Benq EW2740 considered that it was thin. Amazon Customer said this year “As others have said the the bezels are very thin.” in their review of the Benq EW2740. Amazon Customer also said “The Bezel really is thin”. Audiophile said in their review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon “The bezel looks super thin on the”.

One Benq EW2740 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good height. Last year Jd Pawson said “Clear, bright, easy to view.-ve? Different height to the adjacent 24" Benq!No written setup instructions”. One Benq EW2740 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was compact.

One person considered that it was thick. Fraser mentioned in their Benq EW2740 review two years ago “Still a great thickness The speakers” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer thought the Benq EW2740 was a good size. Amazon Customer wrote “Really good size monitor, easy to set up plug” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use

Some customers considered that it was easy to setup. A. Spratt said two years ago “Easy to setup with my Macbook Pro mid 2009” in their review of this PC monitor. Chris wrote “Easy to set up and works well as a monitor”. In November last year Dr. Naveen K. Mohan rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Nevertheless, great picture quality, easy to set up, very light weight” in their review.

Some customers said in their reviews that the Benq EW2740 was easy to use. Bob K mentioned on Amazon “The touch sensitive buttons are excellent and easy to use, (if you can see where they are” and rated it as very good. Duncan Bunting wrote in his review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon “I was very excited to use my phone and tablet with these monitors.”. Gordon Egar said in his review “On my own PC I have a BenQ XL2411T (144hz) and I love to use the downloadable flux program to lower the brightness” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Daniel Melendrez Armada said on Amazon “Huge and crisp screen with low consumption and a Menu with plenty of options to configure”. This month Lengle wrote “I over-scaled and made sure all settings were correct with the graphics drivers”. Sam Bonnington mentioned in his review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon “Good settings and fast start up”.

Three Benq EW2740 reviewers who purchased the Benq EW2740 reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Mengkysan gave the Benq EW2740 a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Controls are at the bottom and are all touch sensitive, so turning on”. Mr. R. Iles said on Amazon “The buttons are located on the front right hand side and are touch sensitive” in their review of the Benq EW2740.

Several people who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to assemble. A Shropshire Lad gave it a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to assemble”. J M. mentioned on Amazon “The stands were very easy to put together”.

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Robust

Thirteen Benq EW2740 owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in November this year “The built in speakers are what they are.”. Two years ago Bob K said “Stylish, well made and not at all flimsy like most”. Jordan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon this year “Great price with a good build and sound quality go to with it”.

A number of Benq EW2740 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Kris Randall mentioned “Still a super slim bezel - Very sturdy and a perfect weight to not be too heavy to move” in his review and scored the product very highly. Sam Watson gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Base is sturdy enough” in his review.

One person who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Two years ago Adrian said on Amazon “Amazon sorted an exchange easily enough - hope it proves reliable (if it does than its worth 5 stars” and scored the Benq EW2740 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few people concluded that the product was good looking. Adrian wrote two years ago “This is a really nice general use (and stylish) monitor” . Adrian also mentioned “Stylish, small size”. In November this year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful picture and nice sound as long as you are not expecting bose quality” and rated this PC monitor 4 stars.

Some Benq EW2740 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Two years ago Brintles mentioned on Amazon “It is amazing! The design is very neat”. Jo Ellen Mo gave it an excellent review score and she mentioned in her Benq EW2740 review on Amazon “Very good monitor, great clarity looks neat and sleek”. Kris Randall gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his Benq EW2740 review “Easy access and tidy as your wires hang straight down behind the neck of the monitor - Awesome non reflective matte finish with excellent viewing angles”.

Some Benq EW2740 reviewers thought the product had a thick frame. Bam mentioned on Amazon “It looks great and the thin bezel is really nice”. Fraser scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Great Size -Perfect for Gamers -Strongly recommend if you are thinking about a dual/triple monitor setup -Super thin bezel -Comes with all necessary cables”. Kieren Lucas gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “These at once as the thin bezel makes these perfect for multi-screen setups”.

A few Benq EW2740 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Chris Wood wrote on Amazon “Excellent monitor at this price range, nice design and great performance” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Irs mentioned in their review on Amazon “Great design and very slim all round”. In November this year Steffi gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Lovely clean minimalist design, feels well built, great picture -” in their Benq EW2740 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq EW2740 was good quality. A. G. Thomas mentioned “Very good quality screen” in their Benq EW2740 review. A. Spratt wrote on Amazon “Has greatly improved my efficiency and quality of my photos”. Adrian said on Amazon “Better panel / image quality than similar priced TN's” in his review of this PC monitor.

Benq PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq EW2740 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Knowledgeable Student. mentioned in their review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon “The option for connecting my phone via HDMI didn't seem to work with my GS4” and scored the Benq EW2740 4 stars. M. Ismael gave the Benq EW2740 a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Contrast 40 to 50 better via HDMI” in their review of the Benq EW2740. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com said in their review two years ago “From the top they are VGA, two HDMI the second with ability to mirror cast, next a 3.5mm soc” .

One Benq EW2740 owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Gordon Egar mentioned “The power brick is nice and compact there's a small HDMI cable along with a HDMI to micro USB, great for a Nexus or other tablet”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few people who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it had good sound quality. Kris Randall wrote on Amazon “Don't be blown away by the sound quality, Its ok at best - there is no bass” in his review of the Benq EW2740. Rich in Cheadle wrote on Amazon “Sound quality is perfectly acceptable to me” and gave the Benq EW2740 a rating of 5 stars. Last year Scorpion Scribbler rated this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The colours are vivid and the sound quality is good” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Support

A few Benq EW2740 owners thought this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Two years ago Adrian he mentioned on Amazon “The low blue light really does seem to help”. Bob K mentioned “In use the quick start guide could be improved, as more information is required for easy initial use” in his review of the Benq EW2740. James Mason said in his review on Amazon “It has a few modes to help save the screen”.

Good Technical Features

Two people who bought this PC monitor agreed that it had good features. Snaggle said on Amazon “This monitor is awesome i love it its very well made good looking has many great features like low blue light”.

Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the EW2740 is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Benq EW2740 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the EW2740.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq EW2740 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the EW2740. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq EW2740 is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the LCD screens that are a comparable age to the EW2740 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The Benq EW2740 has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the EW2740 do not have a built-in speaker. The Benq EW2740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the NEC EA224WMi ($176.99), or the Philips 274E5 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age, the Benq EW2740 is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG248QE ($207.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the EW2740 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq EW2740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 231P4Q ($270.16).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq EW2740 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this LCD screen and we think the DELL U2713H ($682.40) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Benq EW2740 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The response times of comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the EW2740 range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq EW2740

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Benq PC screen was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Benq EW2740 has a better display type than most PC monitors of this age and spec. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Benq BL2410 which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2485WSU which has better reviews.

PC monitors with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the AOC I2757F ($169.99) (LED and higher rated), the iiyama GB2773HS (LED and higher rated), or the DELL UltraSharp 24 ($259.99) (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

At 622.58 millimeters, the Benq EW2740 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the EW2740.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
OSD Language
Power
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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18 March 2015

That's why I was excited to try Benq's EW2740L monitor. It's one of the growing number of displays that support the MHL standard, which allows you to plug in your mobile devices and project their... Read more…

26 December 2014

The unit has a good amount of back tilt stated to be 20 degrees and a tiny amount of forward tilt.All the connections are in a vertical column on the support arm. From the top they are VGA, two... Read more…

4 August 2014

On the whole, BenQ's EW2740L is a decent monitor. It doesn't offer accurate colours, but the display is respectable and comes with the VA advantages of deeper blacks and wide viewing angles....

11 July 2014

While you can certainly buy cheaper, in the world of the larger 27in monitors the BenQ EW2740L could be considered a budget model ? at around £200 it looks a bargain compared to competing... Read more…

13 May 2014

The BenQ EW2740L is a moderately priced, 27-inch, Vertical Alignment (VA) monitor that displays deep blacks, solid gray-scale reproduction, and wide viewing angles. Though it doesn't come with a...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 September 2015 by Dempstick
Dempstick would recommend the BenQ EW2740L (Verified Purchase)

Great monitor. We got this as a second display for a laptop for the home office. It's awesome. Resolution is great. User controls (brightness, contrast, etc) work great. Excellent price. We are... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by Huffy
Huffy would recommend the BenQ EW2740L (Verified Purchase)

Son loves the BenQ got for Christmas to play his Xbox1 on. nothing but smiles!

Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Derek
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor with blue light reduction technology. I use this when browsing, not gaming or watching video, and before bed and works very well in preventing eye strain. Stylish with the slim... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Tks
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful product and quite large! Good quality and I have been using this for one year. There are several modes that you choose for the low blue light, which is quite good.

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Louis butler
(Verified Purchase)

Best investment to go with my pc and xbox i have 2 and hoping for a tbird would highly reccoment to buy some of these amazing picture quality no lag and look great only thing is the speakers sound... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ew2740, ew2740l, benq 20m1, benq ew2740, benq ew2740l, benq 1920x1080
Barcodes 00163121392796, 00840046028435, 04718755046872, 05054484881209, 08400460284354

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