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Benq EW2740L PC Monitor

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f1cd.ru Recommended xtremehardware.com Gold Expert Reviews Best Buy
27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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With a sophisticated all-around slim design, the latest MHL connection and BeQ's state-of-the-art visual optimization technologies, the all-new EW40 Series take your multimedia entertainment to a... More
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Benq EW2740L Hands on Review, Display Quality, Viewing Angles and Connectivity Overview HD
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13 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites thought that this Benq PC display was good. This PC display received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and the expert at F1cd.ru gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This medium monitor also received a "Gold" award from Xtremehardware.com who concluded it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are 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%.

Benq PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

Good Picture Quality

Several Benq EW2740 owners who bought the product agreed that it had good picture quality.

One Benq EW2740 owner who reviewed the Benq EW2740 considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Expert website Pcmag.com said “Though it doesn't come with a lot of features, its high contrast ratio brings good shadow” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars.

One Benq EW2740 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned “BenQ EW2740L offers good contrast ratio, good colours and barely noticeable flicker” in their review.

One Benq EW2740 reviewer considered that the Benq EW2740 had a flickering image. Expert review site Techarena.in wrote three years ago “Some important features are high contrast, flicker free, wide viewing angle, focus mode, mhl, super resolution, etc” .

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Reasonably Priced

One person who bought the product thought it was a bargain for the price. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq EW2740 was good value for money. Expert review site Techarena.in mentioned “It is a value for money pro”.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq EW2740 owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor “A great VA monitor with good image quality and MHL support”. Techarena.in wrote three years ago “BenQ EW2740L is a widescreen 27inch monitor designed to deliver rich picture quality from different angle” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One Benq EW2740 owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of the Benq EW2740 three years ago “From the top they are VGA, two HDMI the second with ability to mirror cast, next a 3.5mm soc”.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “The BenQ EW2740L is a moderately priced, 27-inch, Vertical Alignment (VA) monitor that displays deep blacks, solid gray-scale reproduction” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the EW2740 is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Benq EW2740 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the EW2740.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Benq EW2740 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EW2740 is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EW2740 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq EW2740 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq EW2740 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of LCD screens of this age and type is 290 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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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 the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the EW2740 do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Benq EW2740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price], or the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Benq EW2740 is not 3D. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq EW2740 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq EW2740 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the EW2740 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Benq EW2740 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the EW2740. The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the EW2740 is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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3 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 display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.

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LCD Display

The Benq EW2740 has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most PC screens that have been around for around the same time as it.

There are a number of other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price], the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], or the Eizo ColorEdge CX240[plb_1815196_price].

If you want a PC display with a better display type then you might also want to look at the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price] (LED), the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price] (LED), or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

3 Awards

f1cd.ru Recommended xtremehardware.com Gold Expert Reviews Best Buy

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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User Reviews

(2)
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!

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Product Identifiers

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

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