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28 Reasons For
Eight Industry Awards
This PC screen has received eight awards from expert review sites.
F1cd.ru and Cnews.cz both wrote that concluded that they would endorse this PC display and gave it their "Recommended" award.
An additional three expert review sites all endorsed this LCD screen. The writer at Hardware.info concluded that this Benq PC display was very good and gave it a "Silver Award" and the writer at Hardwaremx.com concluded that it was fantastic and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. This LCD screen also received a Hwt.dk"Gold Product of the Year" award.
The expert at one additional expert review site decided that this PC screen was good. This LCD screen received "" award from Repple.ru.
Two other expert review sites both wrote that this Benq flatpanel monitor was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Good Product" award from SweClockers.com and it received a "Good Purchase" award from Cw.no.
On average, based on 179 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium monitor is 84%.
A few people reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very solid display with good performance” and gave the Benq BL2710 a very good rating. Eiffel mentioned “Very solid product overall, while waiting for 4K displays to drop down in price” in their review. Eye Book wrote on Amazon “The stand is solid, stable and easy to adjust” in their Benq BL2710 review.
Several people who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Jdr mentioned “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” in their Benq BL2710 review. Last year Jonnyfez gave the product an excellent rating and said on Amazon “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable”. Markoppenheim said “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”.
One Benq BL2710 owner who purchased the Benq BL2710 concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. In November last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green”.
A number of Benq BL2710 owners wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eiffel mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “For better support such as HDMI 2.0”. Genasisgod said last year “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine” in their review. Jfry said “The only bad points are fussy inputs - the HDMI and DP input sensitivity is poor - I was getting artifacts on screen when using a HDMI switch”.
Some Benq BL2710 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Dionysuss gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “It also has a micro USB port for its remote controller which sits in a hole in the base”. Haseeb said in their review of this PC monitor “Vivid colours, easy to use monitor menu with an array of options, very large, acts as an excellent hub, with numerous USB ports”. Morgan said in his review on Amazon “The USB ports seem to function fine”.
Several people concluded that this PC monitor was able to connect to the internet.
Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York said on Amazon “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “An unremarkable-looking monitor with a rich set of connectivity options and high colour accuracy out of the box” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
One customer who purchased the Benq BL2710 thought it had email functionality. D. Fergusson mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.
A few customers considered that the Benq BL2710 was good looking. A wrote “I have two of these, they are beautifully built”. A also said “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian scored the Benq BL2710 very highly and he mentioned in his review on Amazon in November last year “60Hz so gaming is pretty good”.
Three Benq BL2710 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was neat. Handygrandad said in their review of the Benq BL2710 on Amazon two years ago “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Haseeb gave this PC monitor an excellent review score and wrote “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot”. Morgan rated this PC monitor as very good and he said in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly”.
Two Benq BL2710 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good design. Richard gave it an excellent review and he said in his review of this PC monitor “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”.
Several customers thought it was smooth. Nikos said in their review on Amazon “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal” yet they only gave this PC monitor a score of 60 out of 100.
One person said in their reviews that it was ergonomic.
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A few Benq BL2710 owners said in their reviews that the product was a good height. Honeycuddler rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote this month “Nice stand and height adjustment”. Lamixer mentioned “Has a range of height adjustment” in their review of this PC monitor. Richard wrote “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle” in his review and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good physically. Antthegolfer mentioned two years ago “Great range of adjustments - both logical and physical - mean it can be customised to suit each user” in their Benq BL2710 review.
One person who purchased the Benq BL2710 reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Dionysuss wrote on Amazon “Not too heavy” in their review.
One Benq BL2710 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Seaside mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2710 “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2710 was thin. Whippy mentioned “Nice thin bezels”.
A number of customers considered that it was good value for money. A. Haddock scored the Benq BL2710 very highly and mentioned in their Benq BL2710 review on Amazon “Fantastic monitor for the price”. Aaron mentioned “For the price its a great monitor”. Two years ago Cy mentioned in their review “Decent monitor at the price”.
A number of Benq BL2710 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2710 was a bargain for the price. Adrian said in his review of the Benq BL2710 last year “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games” and scored the Benq BL2710 5 stars. In the same month Genasisgod wrote on Amazon “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain” and rated it 5 stars. Geoffrey Foale wrote on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer”.
Good Product Quality
A few Benq BL2710 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. In November Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great quality at a good price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The image quality is also brilliant”. Last year Ash73 mentioned “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
Easy to Use
Some Benq BL2710 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use. A wrote in their review on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time”. Aj said in their Benq BL2710 review on Amazon in November last year “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports”. Beanchance wrote on Amazon “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential” and scored the Benq BL2710 very highly.
Six Benq BL2710 owners reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Morgan said on Amazon “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%”. Last year Renovatio said in their review on Amazon “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use.***Top Tip for MacBook Pro Users***This screen comes with a lot of cables.”.
Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian said “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” and scored the Benq BL2710 very highly. Geoffrey Foale mentioned in his review on Amazon “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness” but he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. N. J. Holms wrote in their review on Amazon “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it”.
Three Benq BL2710 owners said that the product had a good experience. Adrian wrote in his review on Amazon “The experience is certainly playable”. Amazon Customer said “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past” in their review of the Benq BL2710. Two years ago Morgan gave the Benq BL2710 a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience”.
Three customers thought it was easy to assemble. Andy mentioned “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position” . Two years ago Mosta67 said “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. Nd mentioned “I'm not 100% sure on this, is it an issue with the actual panel? It's shame because I thought it looked really good with regards to build quality” but despite that they gave this PC monitor a rating of 1 stars.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Benq BL2710 owners who bought the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Benq BL2710 “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. This month Beanchance wrote in their review of the Benq BL2710 “The screen itself appears very good quality and the colours look brilliant when viewing photos”.
A few people said in their reviews that the Benq BL2710 had a flickering image. Beanchance gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned a few weeks ago “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker”. D. Fergusson mentioned “Issues I had where some flickering in certain applications” in their review but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Two years ago Handygrandad said in their review “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT”.
A number of Benq BL2710 reviewers who bought the Benq BL2710 concluded that it had good picture quality. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” in his review of the Benq BL2710. David Gee gave it a very good review score and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Worth it for superb picture quality”. Two years ago Jdr mentioned in their Benq BL2710 review on Amazon “The overall image quality is superb”.
Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images. Adrian scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160” in his review. E B gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” in their review of this PC monitor. Evan he said in his Benq BL2710 review “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz”.
A number of Benq BL2710 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2710 “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Morgan mentioned in his review of the Benq BL2710 on Amazon “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great” and scored it very highly.
Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
We checked 10,132 expert and owner reviews for Benq LCD screens and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Good Technical Features
A few Benq BL2710 reviewers said that this PC monitor had good features. Kourouyiannis Fivos wrote “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features”. In November last year R3d Bu11 gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great picture, colour and features”. Steph said in their review on Amazon “Have more useful features”.
Several Benq BL2710 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Graham Smith said in his review on Amazon “Land on your foot! In the box are quick start instructions that are about as well written as any are - it's enough to get the monitor set up”. Graham Smith also mentioned “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Markoppenheim said on Amazon “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in” in their review of this PC monitor.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. J E Walford said in their Benq BL2710 review on Amazon “The speakers are very quiet”.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price] which has better reviews.
The Benq BL2710 is 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age are not 3D compatible.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible PC screens currently available including the 272G5DYEB[pl_3175233_price], or the 278G4DHSD[pl_1499355_price] both from Philips which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2710 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the BL2710 do not have a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price], or the AOC Q2770[plb_2119581_price] which has better reviews.
It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price].
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Benq BL2710 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst PC monitors of this age.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Benq BL2710 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
At 100 percent, the Benq BL2710 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The color gamuts of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2710 range from 62% to 120%.
Fairly Many Display Colour Count
With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Benq BL2710 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the BL2710. PC monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2710 have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Benq BL2710 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the BL2710 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Benq BL2710 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of LCD screens of this age and type is 28cm and the biggest is 770cm. At 68.58 centimeters, the Benq BL2710 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the BL2710.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Benq BL2710 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the BL2710 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The Benq BL2710 has a quite high RMS rated audio power (6 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2710. The RMS rated audio powers of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Benq BL2710 is more than most comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it. This Benq flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2710.
12 Reasons Against
Poor Battery Life
One Benq BL2710 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not quick to charge. Two years ago Mosta67 said “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” in their Benq BL2710 review nonetheless they scored it very highly.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Benq BL2710 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port flatpanel monitor.
Price Increase of £39.75
In the last week the price of the BL2710 has increased by £39.75.
Running Costs Are Very High
The BL2710 is one of the most expensive to run similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the BL2710 will cost £70 over 5 years to run.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL2710 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL2710 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the BL2710 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price].
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the BL2710 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Benq BL2710 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
We think this PC screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec. The price range of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec is from £51 to £5,421.
Only One HDMI Port
The Benq BL2710 is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports.
The Benq BL2710 is quite heavy (8.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the BL2710. Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Quite Slow Response Time
The average response time of PC screens that were launched more than two years ago is 6.1ms. With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Benq BL2710 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
1 Other reason to consider the Benq BL2710
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 by Honeycuddler | 33 Comments
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