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Benq BL2700HT PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Aug 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
VA panel come with an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178/178 from left, right, above and below. Enjoy the flawless layering and precisely contrasted details in even the darkest images; viewing as you... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 had good colour saturation. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Last year Come Along gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great screen, viewing angles are amazing, colours are very accurate” in their review.

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” in his review of this PC monitor. Two years ago David Gee scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Worth it for superb picture quality”. In the same month Jdr mentioned on Amazon “The overall image quality is superb” in their Benq BL2700 review.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a flickering image. In October this year Beanchance wrote on Amazon “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker” in their Benq BL2700 review. Handygrandad mentioned two years ago “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Handygrandad also said “The problem is that, at the time of writing (March 2014), there are two versions of the BL2410PT available, one is flicker free”.

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had clear images. Last year Adrian said on Amazon “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160” and gave it an excellent rating. Two years ago E B mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Evan gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz”.

A number of customers concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim said in their review on Amazon “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle”. Morgan mentioned on Amazon “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great” in his review of the Benq BL2700.

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Good Product Quality

A few Benq BL2700 reviewers who bought this PC monitor thought it was good quality. A mentioned on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time” in their Benq BL2700 review. Amazon Customer mentioned a few weeks ago “The image quality is also brilliant”. Beanchance said in their Benq BL2700 review on Amazon this month “The screen itself appears very good quality and the colours look brilliant when viewing photos”.

Easy to Use

Several Benq BL2700 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. This year Beanchance wrote “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential” and gave it an excellent rating. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “The DisplayPort input apparently can drive the built-in speakers which could be handy” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Morgan mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains”.

Four Benq BL2700 reviewers wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian gave the Benq BL2700 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” in his review of the Benq BL2700. Geoffrey Foale said on Amazon “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness” in his review of this PC monitor. N. J. Holms wrote on Amazon “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it” in their review.

Several Benq BL2700 owners wrote that this PC monitor had a good experience. Adrian rated this PC monitor as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “The experience is certainly playable” in his Benq BL2700 review. Amazon Customer scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past”. Morgan mentioned “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few customers said that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 mentioned on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Two years ago Morgan mentioned “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%” in his review. Rev John said “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long”.

Several Benq BL2700 owners considered that it was easy to handle. M. Yip wrote in their review of the Benq BL2700 on Amazon “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity”. One Benq BL2700 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble.

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Robust

A few people concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq BL2700 review on Amazon this year “Very solid display with good performance”. This month Grayling wrote in their Benq BL2700 review “Nice solid monitor”. Handygrandad mentioned two years ago “It has a solid, fully adjustable stand, with the option of a 90 degree turn into portrait format” in their Benq BL2700 review.

Some Benq BL2700 owners said in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 was strong and durable. Jdr mentioned “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” in their review of the Benq BL2700 and scored it very highly. Markoppenheim said on Amazon “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”.

One Benq BL2700 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer said “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green” .

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Nice Design

A number of Benq BL2700 reviewers thought it was good looking. A said on Amazon “I have two of these, they are beautifully built” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. A also mentioned “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian rated the Benq BL2700 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “60Hz so gaming is pretty good” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some people agreed that this PC monitor was neat. Handygrandad mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2700 “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Morgan mentioned two years ago “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly” in his review of this PC monitor.

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good design. Andy scored this PC monitor very highly and he said “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position” in his review of the Benq BL2700. Richard wrote on Amazon two years ago “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”.

One Benq BL2700 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was smooth. Nikos said “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Kourouyiannis Fivos said in their review of the Benq BL2700 “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-one Benq BL2700 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. A. Haddock said in their review of this PC monitor in October last year “Fantastic monitor for the price”. In October Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Great quality at a good price” and scored the Benq BL2700 very highly. Ash73 said in their review of the Benq BL2700 “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand”.

Some Benq BL2700 owners considered that the Benq BL2700 was a bargain for the price. Adrian said on Amazon “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games” and scored it very highly. Last year Genasisgod gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain”. Geoffrey Foale wrote on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer”.

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Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Benq LCD screens and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent reviews.

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Good Support

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Graham Smith said “Land on your foot! In the box are quick start instructions that are about as well written as any are - it's enough to get the monitor set up” in his review of this PC monitor. Graham Smith also mentioned “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Last year Markoppenheim wrote on Amazon “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in”.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed the Benq BL2700 concluded that it was a good height. Honeycuddler wrote on Amazon “Nice stand and height adjustment” and gave the Benq BL2700 a score of 4 stars. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “Has a range of height adjustment” in their Benq BL2700 review. Richard said in his Benq BL2700 review two years ago “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle”.

One Benq BL2700 owner who reviewed the product said that it was a good body shape. Seaside said “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying”.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers said in their reviews that the Benq BL2700 was good in terms of USB connections. Aj wrote on Amazon “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” in their review of this PC monitor. Morgan mentioned “The USB ports seem to function fine”.

One Benq BL2700 owner thought this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York wrote in his Benq BL2700 review on Amazon “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”.

One Benq BL2700 reviewer thought the Benq BL2700 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Genasisgod gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine” in their review of the Benq BL2700.

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed the product thought it had good features. R3d Bu11 rated the product 4 stars and said last year “Great picture, colour and features” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq BL2700 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. J E Walford mentioned “The speakers are very quiet” and rated it as excellent.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the Fujitsu L22T-7[plb_2519760_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], and the Viewsonic VG2438[plb_2457343_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2700 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the BL2700 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], and the iiyama X2485WS[plb_1426407_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the LG 25UB55[plb_2505526_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago is 1mm and the biggest is 820mm. At 597.6 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2700.

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Quite Large Viewable Size Diagonal

With a viewable size diagonal of 685.8 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has one of the larger viewable size diagonals amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewable size diagonal of similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years is 570mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The smallest display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2700 is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Benq BL2700 has a quite big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2700.

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Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

The Benq BL2700 has one of the longer mean time between failures (MTBF)s (60,000 hours) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2700 have mean time between failures (MTBF)s of between 30h and 70,000h.

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Fairly Big Viewable Size, Vertical

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2700 the viewable size, verticals range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 310mm. With a viewable size, vertical of 336.15 millimeters, the Benq BL2700 has one of the bigger viewable size, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 0.14W, the highest is 80W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 5.9W.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2700 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £32.94

In the last 39 days the price of the BL2700 has increased by £32.94.

Running Costs Are Very High

The BL2700 is one of the least economic to run PC screens that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the BL2700 will cost £116 over 8 years to run.

Not 3D

The Benq BL2700 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the BL2700 are also not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the XL2411T[pl_1522088_price], or the XL2411[pl_2130532_price] both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL2700 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price], or the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price] or the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2700, the Benq BL2700 does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only One Number of Loudspeakers

The Benq BL2700 is a one number of loudspeakers flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the BL2700 have between one and three number of loudspeakerss.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.5W to 49W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2700 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2700.

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Heavy

The lightest LCD screen of a comparable age and spec to the BL2700 is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 6.3 kilograms, the Benq BL2700 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2700

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the BL2700 over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
Audio Input
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Expert Reviews

30 March 2015

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0.57T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bl2700, bl2700h, bl2700hc, bl2700ht, benq 20m1, info bl2700, benq p213199, benq p214815, info bl2700h, benq b21xzs00, benq p213199p, benq p214815p, info bl2700ht, benq b21xza00, benq 1920x1080, info 1920x10804, info 1920x10804m, info 1920x10804ms, 9hlcslbqbe bl2700, 9hlcslbqbe bl2700h, 9hlcslbqbe bl2700ht, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804ms, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msv, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvg, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvga, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvgad, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvgadv, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvgadvi, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvgadvih, 9hlcslbqbe 1920x10804msvgadvihd
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