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Benq PV270
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Benq PV270 PC Monitor

27" LED 639mm May 2016
Screen Size Display Type Integrated Card Reader Width Release Date
Designed to meet the high demands of imaging professionals, BeQ PV270 is verified with Technicolor Color Certified, ensuring reliable digital color rendering on the screen. Uncompromising color... More
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5 Reasons For

Benq PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Benq is one of the leading PC display brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This PC screen has only been on the market for four months.

Has an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq PV270 has an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the PV270 do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The average color gamut of latest LCD screens is 83%. At 100 percent, the Benq PV270 has a very large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PV270.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq PV270 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Medium monitors that have been available for the last year graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for the last year have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Benq PV270 which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Pricey Compared to Other New Medium Monitors

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other new medium monitors. We checked 347 new medium monitors and they range in price from £42 to £3,140.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq PV270 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other latest medium monitors.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer XR342CK (£682.98), or the HP Z34c (£655.00); or the Asus PG348Q (£864.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the PV270, the Benq PV270 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq PV270 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Running Costs Are High

The PV270 is in the most expensive 6% of all 371 LCD screens that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PV270 will cost £117 over 5 years to run.


Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched in the last year.

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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PV270 have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq PV270 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PV270 the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 4.3W. The Benq PV270 has one of the higher power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq PV270

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on new comparable spec flatpanel monitors.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the 34UC88-B (£687.96), or the 34UC98-W (£751.50) both from LG which is cheaper; or the LG 34UC98 (£499.99) which has a better Rating.

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Electricity cost when switched on £116.97
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Total running cost over 5 years £116.97
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq PV270uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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