The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this PC display was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This Benq PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Tomshardware.com and Tomshardware.co.uk.
Good Expert Reviews
This PC screen received a rating of 85% from PC screen expert review site Digitaltrends.com.
Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews
Medium monitors produced by Benq have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent ratings across its entire range.
Across all flatpanel monitors, the SW2700PT is one the top selling products currently on sale.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, people who bought this PC screen rated it as 81%.
One Benq SW2700PT owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. In August this year Brian Homer wrote in his Benq SW2700PT review “Wow just plugged it in - its beautiful! Almost bought a new Mac”.
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Easy to Use
One Benq SW2700PT owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Matt J mentioned in his Benq SW2700PT review on Amazon “The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box” and gave the Benq SW2700PT a rating of 5 stars.
Good Technical Features
One Benq SW2700PT owner mentioned in their reviews that the Benq SW2700PT had good features. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times” in their review of the Benq SW2700PT.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In August this year Gary Killon scored it 4 stars and he wrote in his review “When you spend £500 on a monitor and it has HDMI plastered all over the box you would expect a HDMI cable to come with it”.
One customer reckoned that this PC monitors was well made. expert website Tomshardware.co.uk wrote in their review of the Benq SW2700PT “The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high contrast, solid build quality”.
Good Product Quality
One Benq SW2700PT reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk wrote “The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high contrast, solid build quality and a wide gamut option”.
Has an Integrated Card Reader
The SW2700PT has an integrated card reader, which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
At 1,070 million, the SW2700PT has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the SW2700PT. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the SW2700PT have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for more than a year is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 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 SW2700PT has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.
Quite Large Color Gamut
The SW2700PT has a fairly large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago. PC monitors of a similar type and age to the SW2700PT have color gamuts of between 68% and 110%, and the average color gamut is 83%.
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A Bit Expensive
One Benq SW2700PT reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was not a bargain for the price. Lapwing 68 said in their review of the Benq SW2700PT “£500 is not cheap” however scored this PC monitors 5 stars. One Benq SW2700PT owner thought it was not cheap. Amazon Customer wrote “The colour is certainly much superior to what my (expensive” in their review and gave this PC monitors a rating of 3 stars.
Inferior Picture Quality
One Benq SW2700PT owner wrote that the product did not have a sharp image. In August last year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Detail make managing my photos more precise, though I don't feel I'm getting the best sharpness on screen”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The SW2700PT does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the SW2700PT.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Philips BDM3470UP (£507.35) or the Asus PB279 (£572.75), or the LG 34UC87C (£599.99) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The SW2700PT does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year, the Benq SW2700PT is not 3D compatible.
Not Cheap Compared to Other PC Screens of a Comparable Spec and Age
We thought that this LCD screen looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been available for more than a year. The price range of PC screens of a comparable spec and age is from £51 to £5,066.
Only LCD Display Type
The SW2700PT has an LCD display type which is better than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have an LED display type.
This LCD screen's display type (LCD) is in fact the worst display type amongst all comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the SW2700PT.
An LED display type is the best display type across similar types of LCD screen.
Other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780 (£531.16).
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is too bad for you then you might want to consider the LG 34UC87C (£599.99) (LED) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of a similar type and age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only One HDMI Port
The SW2700PT is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the SW2700PT have between one and three HDMI ports.
With a weight of 8.3 kilograms, the SW2700PT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. Across all the similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the SW2700PT the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.
Average Running Costs
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the SW2700PT will cost £59 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC displays of a similar age and type.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The SW2700PT has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Viewsonic VP2780 (£531.16) which has a better Rating.
LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the Philips BDM3470UP (£507.35) (40000000:1) which is also cheaper.
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