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Benq EW2740L PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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22 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all thought that this Benq PC monitor was good. This LCD screen received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and the expert at F1cd.ru conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. Additionally, the writer at Xtremehardware.com gave this Benq PC screen a "Gold" award and wrote it was outstanding.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this PC display is 77%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 302 user reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average user rating of 90%.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who bought the product agreed that it had good picture quality. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Big screen (if that doesnt sound silly) and really good "everyday use" image quality No dead or stuck pixels Less good” and rated it 4 stars. Amazon Customer said in their Benq EW2740 review this year “The picture quality is great” . Bam scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Appreciate the work the graphics team put into games” in their review.

A number of customers who bought the Benq EW2740 agreed that it had good colour saturation. Bam mentioned “I went for a VA screen type to get the best of both worlds; good response times and great colours” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Jwr mentioned in their review “The screen and the colours are great” and gave it a very good review. M. Ismael mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Blacks are great so are viewing angles, colours are good as well”.

Some people reckoned that it had clear images. Last year Bam said in their review on Amazon “There is certainly no noticeable lag that would affect gaming, yet at the same time you can watch a film and be amazed by the clarity and colours”. Hobocrust gave the product a very good review and said two years ago “Great screen clarity and viewing angles very happy” in their review. Jake Passmore said in his Benq EW2740 review on Amazon “A great looking monitor (even when off) with a clear image when in use”.

Some people who reviewed it thought it had a flickering image. Expert website Techarena.in wrote in their review “Some important features are high contrast, flicker free, wide viewing angle, focus mode, mhl, super resolution, etc”.

A few Benq EW2740 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Last year Tharumu said on Amazon “However, after a while you will notice the excellent colour balance and contrast ratio” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 5 stars. To Much Learning wrote on Amazon two years ago “Great Monitor for almost all uses, Beautiful Picture, high contrast ratio, good colour”. In the same month Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “Though it doesn't come with a lot of features, its high contrast ratio brings good shadow” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Robust

Thirteen Benq EW2740 owners agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon in November “The built in speakers are what they are.”. Bob K he mentioned “Stylish, well made and not at all flimsy like most”. Jordan said on Amazon in November this year “Great price with a good build and sound quality go to with it” in his Benq EW2740 review.

Some customers agreed that the product was strong and durable. Two years ago Kris Randall wrote “Still a super slim bezel - Very sturdy and a perfect weight to not be too heavy to move” in his Benq EW2740 review. Sam Watson mentioned in his review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon last year “Base is sturdy enough” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it said that it was reliable. Adrian mentioned “Amazon sorted an exchange easily enough - hope it proves reliable (if it does than its worth 5 stars”.

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Nice Design

Several Benq EW2740 reviewers thought the product was good looking. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “This is a really nice general use (and stylish) monitor” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Adrian also mentioned “Stylish, small size”. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq EW2740 review “Beautiful picture and nice sound as long as you are not expecting bose quality” .

Seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a thick frame. Bam said “It looks great and the thin bezel is really nice” in their review of the Benq EW2740. Fraser mentioned in their review “Great Size -Perfect for Gamers -Strongly recommend if you are thinking about a dual/triple monitor setup -Super thin bezel -Comes with all necessary cables”. Kieren Lucas wrote in their review on Amazon “These at once as the thin bezel makes these perfect for multi-screen setups” and gave the Benq EW2740 a score of 5 stars.

Several people who bought this PC monitor said that it was neat. Brintles said in their Benq EW2740 review “It is amazing! The design is very neat” . Two years ago Jo Ellen Mo wrote on Amazon “Very good monitor, great clarity looks neat and sleek”. Kris Randall said on Amazon “Easy access and tidy as your wires hang straight down behind the neck of the monitor - Awesome non reflective matte finish with excellent viewing angles” and scored it 5 stars.

A number of Benq EW2740 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Chris Wood said in his review of the Benq EW2740 two years ago “Excellent monitor at this price range, nice design and great performance”. Irs wrote in their review of the Benq EW2740 in November last year “Great design and very slim all round” and rated the Benq EW2740 5 stars. Steffi mentioned on Amazon “Lovely clean minimalist design, feels well built, great picture -”.

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Good Size

Thirty customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Amazon Customer wrote “As others have said the the bezels are very thin.” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “The Bezel really is thin”. Audiophile mentioned on Amazon “The bezel looks super thin on the” in their review of this PC monitor.

One Benq EW2740 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was a good size. Amazon Customer gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Really good size monitor, easy to set up plug”. One Benq EW2740 owner who reviewed the Benq EW2740 reckoned that it was thick. Fraser wrote “Still a great thickness The speakers”.

One Benq EW2740 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Gordon Egar said two years ago “The power brick is nice and compact there's a small HDMI cable along with a HDMI to micro USB, great for a Nexus or other tablet” in his review.

One Benq EW2740 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good height. Jd Pawson mentioned on Amazon “Clear, bright, easy to view.-ve? Different height to the adjacent 24" Benq!No written setup instructions” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Benq EW2740 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. A. G. Thomas wrote on Amazon “Very good quality screen” in their Benq EW2740 review and rated it as very good. A. Spratt wrote on Amazon two years ago “Has greatly improved my efficiency and quality of my photos”. Adrian wrote “Better panel / image quality than similar priced TN's” .

Easy to Use

Several Benq EW2740 owners reckoned that the product was easy to setup. A. Spratt wrote in their Benq EW2740 review on Amazon two years ago “Easy to setup with my Macbook Pro mid 2009” and rated it as excellent. Chris said “Easy to set up and works well as a monitor”. Dr. Naveen K. Mohan said in their review “Nevertheless, great picture quality, easy to set up, very light weight”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Bob K said on Amazon two years ago “The touch sensitive buttons are excellent and easy to use, (if you can see where they are” in his review of the Benq EW2740. Duncan Bunting wrote on Amazon “I was very excited to use my phone and tablet with these monitors.” in his review. Gordon Egar scored the Benq EW2740 5 stars and he mentioned in his Benq EW2740 review on Amazon “On my own PC I have a BenQ XL2411T (144hz) and I love to use the downloadable flux program to lower the brightness”.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Daniel Melendrez Armada said “Huge and crisp screen with low consumption and a Menu with plenty of options to configure”. Lengle wrote “I over-scaled and made sure all settings were correct with the graphics drivers” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Sam Bonnington mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Good settings and fast start up” and scored the Benq EW2740 very highly.

A few Benq EW2740 reviewers concluded that it was easy to assemble. A Shropshire Lad said “Easy to assemble”. J M. wrote “The stands were very easy to put together”.

A few Benq EW2740 owners considered that the product had a touch sensitive screen. Mengkysan gave the product a very good review and wrote on Amazon “Controls are at the bottom and are all touch sensitive, so turning on” in their review of this PC monitor. Mr. R. Iles mentioned on Amazon “The buttons are located on the front right hand side and are touch sensitive” in their Benq EW2740 review.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Benq EW2740 owners who bought it thought it was good value for money. A. Spratt said “Incredible value for money” and gave this PC monitor a very good review. Adrian he wrote “Even the touch sensitive buttons are nice - for the money it is about the best "designer" 24 inch around” in his review. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “Play also mhl socket very useful, clarity v good for price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Benq EW2740 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Josh said “It is exceptional for such a cheap price” and rated it as very good. Kris Randall mentioned on Amazon “The channel quality is basic so just buy some cheap speakers with a sub” in his review of this PC monitor. Tharumu wrote on Amazon in November last year “I can view the screen for hours without feeling pain in my eyes.I would certainly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a fairly cheap” in their Benq EW2740 review and scored it very highly.

Several customers said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Two years ago Daniel Melendrez Armada scored it 5 stars and he wrote “Budget friendly”. Sheng Zhu said in their Benq EW2740 review “Very good display and not that expensive”.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Based on 10,132 user and expert reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its PC screens. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

Some Benq EW2740 owners who purchased the Benq EW2740 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Knowledgeable Student. mentioned in their review of the Benq EW2740 on Amazon two years ago “The option for connecting my phone via HDMI didn't seem to work with my GS4”. M. Ismael said in their Benq EW2740 review also two years ago “Contrast 40 to 50 better via HDMI”. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “From the top they are VGA, two HDMI the second with ability to mirror cast, next a 3.5mm soc” in their review and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100.

One Benq EW2740 reviewer who bought this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers who purchased the Benq EW2740 concluded that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Kris Randall gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Don't be blown away by the sound quality, Its ok at best - there is no bass” in his Benq EW2740 review. Rich in Cheadle rated it 5 stars and he said “Sound quality is perfectly acceptable to me”. Scorpion Scribbler scored it very highly and said in their Benq EW2740 review in November last year “The colours are vivid and the sound quality is good”.

Good Support

Several people who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Adrian he mentioned two years ago “The low blue light really does seem to help”. Bob K wrote on Amazon “In use the quick start guide could be improved, as more information is required for easy initial use” in his Benq EW2740 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. James Mason wrote “It has a few modes to help save the screen” and rated it as excellent.

Good Technical Features

Several Benq EW2740 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Snaggle rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “This monitor is awesome i love it its very well made good looking has many great features like low blue light”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL U2312HM[plb_1591132_price].

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC screens that were launched around the same time as the EW2740 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°. The Benq EW2740 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the EW2740.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC monitors that came out around the same time as the EW2740 is 50° and the widest is 180°. The Benq EW2740 has one of the widest vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq EW2740 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of LCD screens of this age and type is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq EW2740 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

The Benq EW2740 is very narrow (only 450.57 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the EW2740. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 52mm and 6,500mm.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Asus MX239H[plb_1525468_price] (522.2mm and cheaper), or the DELL S2240[plb_1556097_price] (499.1mm and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq EW2740 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the EW2740 also do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price], or the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq EW2740 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the EW2740 are also not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EW2740, the Benq EW2740 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that are a comparable age to the EW2740 do not have an integrated card reader. The Benq EW2740 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the EW2740 is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms. The Benq EW2740 has a fairly slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq EW2740

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the EW2740 over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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18 March 2015

That's why I was excited to try Benq's EW2740L monitor. It's one of the growing number of displays that support the MHL standard, which allows you to plug in your mobile devices and project their... Read more…

26 December 2014

The unit has a good amount of back tilt stated to be 20 degrees and a tiny amount of forward tilt.All the connections are in a vertical column on the support arm. From the top they are VGA, two... Read more…

4 August 2014

On the whole, BenQ's EW2740L is a decent monitor. It doesn't offer accurate colours, but the display is respectable and comes with the VA advantages of deeper blacks and wide viewing angles....

11 July 2014

While you can certainly buy cheaper, in the world of the larger 27in monitors the BenQ EW2740L could be considered a budget model ? at around £200 it looks a bargain compared to competing... Read more…

13 May 2014

The BenQ EW2740L is a moderately priced, 27-inch, Vertical Alignment (VA) monitor that displays deep blacks, solid gray-scale reproduction, and wide viewing angles. Though it doesn't come with a...

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Reviewed 26 September 2015 by Dempstick
Dempstick would recommend the BenQ EW2740L (Verified Purchase)

Great monitor. We got this as a second display for a laptop for the home office. It's awesome. Resolution is great. User controls (brightness, contrast, etc) work great. Excellent price. We are... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by Huffy
Huffy would recommend the BenQ EW2740L (Verified Purchase)

Son loves the BenQ got for Christmas to play his Xbox1 on. nothing but smiles!

Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Derek
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor with blue light reduction technology. I use this when browsing, not gaming or watching video, and before bed and works very well in preventing eye strain. Stylish with the slim... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Tks
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful product and quite large! Good quality and I have been using this for one year. There are several modes that you choose for the low blue light, which is quite good.

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Louis butler
(Verified Purchase)

Best investment to go with my pc and xbox i have 2 and hoping for a tbird would highly reccoment to buy some of these amazing picture quality no lag and look great only thing is the speakers sound... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ew2740, benq 9, ew2740l, benq 9h, benq 9hl, benq 20m1, benq 9hla, benq 9hlaf, benq 9hlafl, benq ew2740, benq ew2740l, benq 9hlaflb, benq 9hlaflbq, benq 1920x1080, benq 9hlaflbqb, benq 9hlaflbqbe
Barcodes 00163121392796, 00840046028435, 04718755046872, 05054484881209, 08400460284354

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