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Benq SW2700PT PC Monitor

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27" 20000000:1 LCD Jul 2015
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18 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This PC display has received six awards from experts in LCD screens.

HEXUS.net, Digitaltrends.com, Focus-numerique.fr and Cnews.cz all endorse this Benq PC monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which wrote that this PC display was brilliant.

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Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site Digitaltrends.com scored this medium monitor 85 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, SW2700PT owners rated this flatpanel monitor 81%.

Excellent Brand

On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens produced by Benq.

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Popular Choice

The SW2700PT is one the top selling PC monitor currently on sale.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Brian Homer mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Wow just plugged it in - its beautiful! Almost bought a new Mac”.

Easy to Use

One Benq SW2700PT owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Matt J rated the product 5 stars and he said “The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times” and rated the Benq SW2700PT 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Killon wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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”.

Robust

One Benq SW2700PT owner who purchased the Benq SW2700PT considered that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the Benq SW2700PT wrote that it was good quality. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “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

Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the SW2700PT which do not have an integrated card reader, the Benq SW2700PT has an integrated card reader.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the SW2700PT have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the Benq SW2700PT has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the SW2700PT.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The SW2700PT has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the SW2700PT is 150M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Benq SW2700PT has one of the more display colour counts amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the SW2700PT range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The Benq SW2700PT has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

The color gamuts of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the SW2700PT range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The SW2700PT has one of the larger color gamuts (99 percent) amongst PC screens of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Flatpanel monitors of this type and age have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.1W and 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.5 Watts, the SW2700PT has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst medium monitors of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Benq SW2700PT reviewer wrote that the Benq SW2700PT was not a bargain for the price. Lapwing 68 said on Amazon “£500 is not cheap” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they still scored it 5 stars. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was not cheap. Amazon Customer mentioned “The colour is certainly much superior to what my (expensive” in their review.

Inferior Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a sharp image. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “Detail make managing my photos more precise, though I don't feel I'm getting the best sharpness on screen” and rated the product 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The SW2700PT does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the SW2700PT.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price], or the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price] or the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The SW2700PT does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SW2700PT also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SW2700PT is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the SW2700PT are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Expensive

We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a similar age and spec. We checked 434 PC screens of a similar age and spec and they range in price from £46 to £4,106.

Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.

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Only Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Benq SW2700PT is a three USB 3.0 port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

The SW2700PT is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the SW2700PT have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Heavy

The SW2700PT is one of the heavier PC monitors of this type and age (8.3 kilograms) amongst PC displays of this age. PC displays of this age and type have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Benq released the SW2700PT over a year ago.

OK Running Costs

The SW2700PT is typical compared to the other 505 PC displays of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the SW2700PT is £59.

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LCD Display Type

The SW2700PT has a better display type than most similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most LCD screens that were released one year ago have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price] which has better reviews.

LCD screens with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] (LED and higher rated).

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6 Awards

tomshardware.co.uk Editor's Choice tomshardware.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product HEXUS.net Recommended focus-numerique.fr Recommended cnews.cz Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(9)
13 December 2015

A mainstream-brand 27-inch QHD monitor with an IPS panel will cost you between $400 and $600. The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high...

Tomshardware.co.uk

13 December 2015

A mainstream-brand 27-inch QHD monitor with an IPS panel will cost you between $400 and $600. The BenQ SW2700PT comes in just above that with the most accurate color we've ever seen, high...

Tomshardware.com

9 November 2015

Digitaltrends.com

While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times and adaptive refresh technology, there are users out there with more specific needs for their displays. Media... Read more…

11 September 2015

Coming to market at £500 the BenQ SW2700PT has redefined our expectations for a professional-class display. The extent BenQ has gone to tick all the boxes has been impressive to observe and the...

HEXUS.net

7 October 2015

Focus-numerique.fr

Présenté au mois de septembre, le SW2700PT est donc la suite logique du PG2401PT, écran 24" très haut de gamme et certifié FOGRA. Ici, point de certification et donc un prix plus allégé.... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Dave

Excellent monitor with a great display! saved myself a fortune...

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Lapwing 68
(Verified Purchase)

£500 is not cheap. There are plenty of choices out there. However for 99% RGB and 100% SRGB you can't go wrong. It shows my RAW files from a D810 in their full glory and has made editing so much... Read more…

Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Matt J

I bought this to replace my previous 27" monitor and use it for fairly advanced photography editing. I calibrate my monitors using a Spider 4 but the calibration makes virtually no difference to... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by A. Ray

Bought this monitor, not a single problem - happy customer!

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by E. Davies

Don't buy this monitor unless you have a i1Display Pro, i1#Display2, i1Pro, i1Pro2 or Spyder 4 Display Calibrator. The Palette Master Element software will not work unless you do. I bought. one... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £58.81
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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