The BenQ GW2760HS combines a high-contrast AMVA panel with a technology called ‘Color Shift-free’. This is designed to improve viewing angles and colour consistency at different points of the screen, and in theory bring things a bit closer to IPS in that regard. In this review we’ll be putting this exciting and quite novel display through its paces on a range of games, movies and other tests and seeing if it lives up to the hype.
To combat this BenQ has developed a new method of controlling brightness that doesn’t use PWM, and so doesn’t flicker. This should, in theory, result in less eye-strain. It’s difficult to test its impact without more scientific testing that we simply can’t replicate, but the principal is sound and it makes the BenQ GW2760HS a good option if you suffer from eye-fatigue more than most.
That’s the BenQ GW2760HS’s key feature, then, but elsewhere it’s a fairly basic monitor. It has an AMVA panel – a step down from the much-fabled IPS-based LCD panels but a serious step-up from budget TN panels – with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.
It has DVI, HDMI and VGA connections, and there are built-in speakers and a headphone jack, too. The speakers aren’t much use, but it’s good to have a headphone jack so you can use seperate PC speakers or headphones instead.
In a new move by BenQ, as part of their "EyeCare" initiative, the screen comes packaged with an HDMI cable in the box instead of the normal VGA cable which they used to supply typically with their screens. This brings the cabling up to date to offer improved picture quality and higher levels of compatibility with modern graphics cards. A power cord is also provided in the box which is a normal kettle lead type. The power supply is built into the screen so there's no need for external power bricks here thankfully. Despite this the screen still keeps a very thin profile. There are no further features such as USB ports, card readers of light sensors on this model.
The size means it sits at a decent height for most desks, however, and the anti-glare finish acts just as described. The glossy black plastic design is unremarkable, but inoffensive, but the slim bezel is a plus. Of course, simply being healthier for your eyes isn't enough to make it a good monitor, but luckily the GW2760HS has one of the best 27in VA panels we've seen.
The BenQ GW2760HS is a 27in monitor with a VA display and a 1,920x1,080 resolution. Its slim glossy bezel makes it look smart and stylish and its fixed, compact stand prevents it from taking up too much room on your desk.
- VA panel boasts of an ultra-high 3000: 1 Native Contrast Ratio and 20M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for Depth and Definition
- Flicker-free Backlight and Low Blue Light for Visual Pleasure
- With HDMI & Inbuilt Speakers
- Reading Mode for an Optimized Reading Experience
- Color Shift-free Technology
- Perfecting Your Audiovisual Enjoyment with Speakers with HDMI Multimedia Interface
- Superior Response Time of 4ms
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