BenQ has been making a name for itself with industry specific monitors for CAD/CAM, photography and gaming. The BenQ Designer series includes monitors developed specifically for engineers and designers who spend hours behind the screen. At last count, they had nine different Designer series monitors ranging in size from 24 inches to 32 inches, with features like CAD/CAM (high contrast) display mode, 100% sRGB color, Low Blue Light mode, and flicker reduction. The top of the line monitors comes with higher resolution, more display options, more colors and ports, but this 27″ enters the family with 2560×1440 pixel resolution and a whopping 1.07 Billion colors.
The PD2700Q offers several features designed to enhance its usability for tasks like CAD, graphics editing, and general productivity. First of these is a flicker-free backlight. BenQ has long been at the forefront of this technology. Much of its monitor line has eliminated the traditional pulse-width modulation method of brightness control, and replaced it with a constant-current design. Even for users who don’t perceive flicker, it can reduce fatigue during long work sessions.
IPS and QHD have become basic standards for modern enterprise workstations. While most of the planet is still computing at 1920x1080 pixels, QHD offers an ideal 109ppi (at 27") that makes images appear pixel-free at reasonable viewing distances while not shrinking font and icon sizes too much. Even users with less-than-stellar vision won’t have to employ detail-robbing dpi-scaling to see what they’re working on.
On the physical side of things, the BenQ PD2700Q is an attractive, sleek monitor. Its bezel is fairly thin as well. Its dimensions with its included stand (which is very easy to install, by the way) are: 16.43 – 21.55 x 25.24 x 9.44 inches (417.32 – 547.32 x 641 x 239.65 millimeters). Removing the stand reduces the height of the setup to 14.94 inches (379.5 millimeters) and the depth of the monitor to a mere 2.22 inches (56.5 millimeters). In total, the display weighs 15.21 pounds (6.9 kilograms).
Expand your gaming performance in line with the power of your graphics card.
Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
Allow you to connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
Let you enjoy your favorite entertainment in stereo sound.
Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
Control buttons are around back with positions indicated by small white dots. Pressing any key brings up an on-screen guide which tells you their functions. We miss BenQ’s S-switch controller, but these buttons work just fine, with a satisfying click and quick response. The bezel is of average width at just under 1" all around.
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