The BL2711U, world's first 27" 4K2K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution monitor with built-in 100% sRGB, IPS technology and exclusive CAD/CAM, animation and low blue light modes for designers...
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19 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
Nine Benq BL2711 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Abraham John wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon in August this year “Good picture quality”. Ah wrote in their Benq BL2711 review on Amazon “Beautiful screen quality” but only rated it 3 stars. In August this year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is superb” in their review of the Benq BL2711 however despite that rated it 3 stars.
Some Benq BL2711 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was neat. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq BL2711 review on Amazon this year “There are 4 USB 3.0 outputs which are very useful and tidy”. A few weeks ago Pitabread said “It has a cable management system to keep the cables in the back of the monitor looking neat” in their review of the Benq BL2711 and rated the product 99 out of 100.
One customer who purchased the Benq BL2711 considered that it was well designed. In August last year Glenn A. said “Its well designed, flexible, has plenty of connectivity options (including HDMI 2.0 to support 4k @ 60Hz” in his Benq BL2711 review.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2711 was a good design. This year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Overall this is a great monitor for design” in their review but even so scored the Benq BL2711 60 out of 100.
One Benq BL2711 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Last year Ah wrote “Beautiful screen quality” but even so gave it a score of 60 out of 100. One customer concluded that the product was smooth. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It is great to have smooth fonts for once” yet gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
Good Expert Reviews
This flatpanel monitor received a score of 80 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review site gadgetshow.channel5.com.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens
Benq is one of the top rated PC screen brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.
Average User Reviews
The average user rating of this PC screen is 73% based on 17 user reviews.
Easy to Use
Two Benq BL2711 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to use. In August Amazon Customer wrote “It has increased the ease of use for me incredibly” in their review of this PC monitors but even so only scored it 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “Better quality control is needed”.
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to use the menus. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The touch buttons allow for fast alteration of settings on the Benq, so no need to click through clunky menus with stiff buttons”. Pitabread wrote this month “To tweak the monitor settings is easy as the menus are so easy to select, you just touch the bottom right of the monitor” in their Benq BL2711 review.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2711 had a good experience. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “It has made using my PC a great experience, combined with Windows 10” but only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
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Several Benq BL2711 reviewers thought the Benq BL2711 was well made. Abraham John said in his review in August this year “Solid feel”. This month Amazon Customer said “Light colours has slight horizontal ridges or bands which are noticeable - whereas the BL2711U displays clear solid colours perfectly” but in spite of that rated the product 3 stars. Mr D G Taylor wrote “The build quality wasn't very good & being a TN panel”.
One Benq BL2711 owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Glenn A. said “Sturdy stand too” in his Benq BL2711 review.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who bought it thought it had good picture quality. Abraham John wrote “Good picture quality” in his Benq BL2711 review. This month Amazon Customer wrote “The picture quality is superb”.
A few Benq BL2711 owners who reviewed the Benq BL2711 agreed that it was a bargain for the price. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq BL2711 review on Amazon “The monitor provides a great deal of flexibility, lots of viewing heights” but only rated the product 60 out of 100.
One customer who bought the Benq BL2711 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Last year Glenn A. said in his review of the Benq BL2711 “Its well designed, flexible, has plenty of connectivity options (including HDMI 2.0 to support 4k @ 60Hz”.
One Benq BL2711 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitors was good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “There are 4 USB 3.0 outputs which are very useful” in their Benq BL2711 review.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer considered that this PC monitors was good in terms of power usage. Glenn A. and he mentioned in his review “Blanks it out when not in use after a short time - good for power saving”.
Good Sound Quality
One Benq BL2711 reviewer thought it had good sound quality. A few weeks ago Pitabread mentioned in their review “The sound quality is ok and has decent volume.”.
Price Has Dropped by £54.99
The BL2711 has dropped in price by £54.99 in the last 46 days.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2711 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W (£521.66), the Philips BDM3270 (£464.68), or the LG 34UB67 (£399.10) which has a better Rating.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2711 range from 10° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq BL2711 has a very wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the BL2711.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq BL2711's horizontal viewing angle is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2711. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2711 is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Very Large Color Gamut
The average color gamut of PC monitors that have been available for more than a year is 83%, and the color gamuts range from 68% to 110%. With a color gamut of 100 percent, the Benq BL2711 has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The Benq BL2711 has a quite many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the BL2711 the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M.
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the BL2711 range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2711 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2711.
13 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer thought the Benq BL2711 was not heavy. In August last year expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their Benq BL2711 review “A hefty display that's aimed at professionals who need to make the most of every pixel”.
One customer who reviewed the product thought it was not thick. Amazon Customer and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors this year “The first one I received had a dead pixel and a loose element inside which could be heard moving around when the screen was tilted (a screw maybe?”.
One Benq BL2711 reviewer said in their reviews that the Benq BL2711 was not good structurally. Abraham John said a few weeks ago “The biggest problem is the poor construction of the power on button”.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Benq BL2711 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port LCD screen.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL2711 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the BL2711 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL2711 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider including the Benq SW2700PT (£523.19) which also has a higher rating.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Benq BL2711 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the BL2711 are also not 3D compatible.
Expensive for a PC Display of a Similar Age and Spec
We thought that this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar spec and age. We checked 450 PC monitors of a similar spec and age and they range in price from £51 to £5,066.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most PC displays of this age and type have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Benq BL2711 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Benq BL2711 is a two USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Only One HDMI Port
The Benq BL2711 is a one HDMI port PC screen.
Comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL2711 have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Benq BL2711 is one of the heavier PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the BL2711 (8 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Benq BL2711 has a very high power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the BL2711 the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
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Average Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the BL2711 is £68 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC screens of a comparable type and age.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips BDM3270QP (£383.14), or the Acer H277HU (£269.99).
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq BL2711 has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the Philips 272B4 (£289.97), or the Wortmann AG 3031216 (£335.39).
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the BDM3470UP (£507.35) (40000000:1 and higher rated), or the BDM3270 (£464.68) (50000000:1 and higher rated) both from Philips.
Meet the BenQ BL2711U 27-inch 4K monitor, a hefty display that's aimed at professionals who need to make the most of every pixel, and it certainly packs in plenty of them with its 4K resolution.... Read more…
Two faulty. Twice returned.
First had a flicker every two or three seconds.
Secind had a had light bleed.
Excellent Amazon service for returns.
I now have the Asus 4k which looks better has a... Read more…
Did my research and this Benq came up tops. I do Video editing for wedding and commercial work as well as photo editing. I wanted to get a better quality image and more real estate too, so going... Read more…
I purchased this monitor to work on web designs. It has made using my PC a great experience, combined with Windows 10 and the 2k4k resolution. It is great to have smooth fonts for once.
The... Read more…
Purchased this monitor to go with my new £3000 pc I had built for video editing, picture is stunning, I love the built in presets for the task you are doing such as video, photo,cad etc. To tweak... Read more…
Good picture quality. Solid feel. Will last me for sometime I hope. The biggest problem is the poor construction of the power on button. Very difficult to turn it on and in an awkward place when... Read more…
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