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Benq SW2700PT PC Monitor

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27" 20000000:1 LCD Jul 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Integrated Card Reader Release Date
Preserve the true colors you captured and make sure the moments are perfect. BeQ photographer monitor SW2700PT with excellent 99% Adobe RGB color space, it gives you a wide color range and... More
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18 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays that were launched more than a year ago, this PC screen is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Benq flatpanel monitor. HEXUS.net and Focus-numerique.fr both gave this flatpanel monitor a "Recommended" award, it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Cnews.cz.

The editors of Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both wrote that this PC display was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received an expert rating of 85% from Digitaltrends.com.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this PC display on average 81 out of 100.

Benq PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all LCD screens Benq is one of the best brands.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Brian Homer mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Wow just plugged it in - its beautiful! Almost bought a new Mac”.

Easy to Use

One Benq SW2700PT owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Matt J rated the product 5 stars and he said “The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times” and rated the Benq SW2700PT 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Killon wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “When you spend £500 on a monitor and it has HDMI plastered all over the box you would expect a HDMI cable to come with it”.

Robust

One Benq SW2700PT owner who purchased the Benq SW2700PT considered that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the Benq SW2700PT wrote that it was good quality. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high contrast, solid build quality and a wide gamut option” .

Has an Integrated Card Reader

The SW2700PT has an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the SW2700PT do not have an integrated card reader.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the SW2700PT has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SW2700PT is 18° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

PC displays of a similar age and spec to the SW2700PT have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The Benq SW2700PT has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

At 1,070 million, the SW2700PT has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M.

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Very Low Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of only 0.3 Watts, the SW2700PT has one of the lower power consumptions when off amongst medium monitors of this age. The average power consumption when off of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the SW2700PT is 1.6W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 350W.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Benq SW2700PT has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the SW2700PT. The dimmest display brightness of PC displays that were released around the same time as the SW2700PT is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

PC monitors of this age and type have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The Benq SW2700PT has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The SW2700PT has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the SW2700PT. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec PC monitors that were released one year ago range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a sharp image. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “Detail make managing my photos more precise, though I don't feel I'm getting the best sharpness on screen” and rated the product 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SW2700PT does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the SW2700PT which have a built-in speaker.

Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], or the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec, the SW2700PT does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SW2700PT is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the SW2700PT are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The SW2700PT is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the SW2700PT have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.3 kilograms, the SW2700PT is one of the heavier PC displays of this age and type amongst medium monitors of this age. The weights of PC screens that were released one year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq SW2700PT

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Benq released the SW2700PT.

LCD Display Type

The SW2700PT has an LCD display type which is better than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. Most PC screens that have been available for a similar time to it have an LED display type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price].

PC screens with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] (LED and higher rated).

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6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(9)
13 December 2015

A mainstream-brand 27-inch QHD monitor with an IPS panel will cost you between $400 and $600. The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high...

Tomshardware.co.uk

13 December 2015

A mainstream-brand 27-inch QHD monitor with an IPS panel will cost you between $400 and $600. The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high...

Tomshardware.com

9 November 2015

Digitaltrends.com

While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times and adaptive refresh technology, there are users out there with more specific needs for their displays. Media... Read more…

11 September 2015

Coming to market at £500 the BenQ SW2700PT has redefined our expectations for a professional-class display. The extent BenQ has gone to tick all the boxes has been impressive to observe and the...

HEXUS.net

7 October 2015

Focus-numerique.fr

Présenté au mois de septembre, le SW2700PT est donc la suite logique du PG2401PT, écran 24" très haut de gamme et certifié FOGRA. Ici, point de certification et donc un prix plus allégé.... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Dave

Excellent monitor with a great display! saved myself a fortune...

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Lapwing 68
(Verified Purchase)

£500 is not cheap. There are plenty of choices out there. However for 99% RGB and 100% SRGB you can't go wrong. It shows my RAW files from a D810 in their full glory and has made editing so much... Read more…

Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Matt J

I bought this to replace my previous 27" monitor and use it for fairly advanced photography editing. I calibrate my monitors using a Spider 4 but the calibration makes virtually no difference to... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by A. Ray

Bought this monitor, not a single problem - happy customer!

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by E. Davies

Don't buy this monitor unless you have a i1Display Pro, i1#Display2, i1Pro, i1Pro2 or Spyder 4 Display Calibrator. The Palette Master Element software will not work unless you do. I bought. one... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $45.26
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04718755059551, 05052185335953, 05054629860366

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