This Benq LCD screen received a rating of 85 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review site Digitaltrends.com.
User Reviews Are Good
On average, people who bought this Benq PC monitor rated it as 81 out of 100.
Benq Has Excellent PC Display Reviews
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens manufactured by Benq.
The SW2700PT is one the fastest selling PC screen currently on the market.
One person who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Brian Homer said 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 customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Matt J wrote last year “The calibration makes virtually no difference to the output so the standard settings are damn good out of the box” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
Good Technical Features
One Benq SW2700PT reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good features. In December last year expert website Digitaltrends.com said “While other monitors are content to offer features like one-millisecond response times”.
One Benq SW2700PT reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Killon said in December “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” in his review.
One customer reckoned that it was well made.
Good Product Quality
One Benq SW2700PT owner who reviewed the Benq SW2700PT mentioned that it was good quality. Tomshardware.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor “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 a Card Reader Integrated
The SW2700PT has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec which do not have a card reader integrated.
Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
PC displays of this age and type have viewing angle, horizontals of between 18° and 180°. When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the SW2700PT that we have checked, the viewing angle, horizontal of the SW2700PT of 178 degrees is one of the widest.
Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The SW2700PT has one of the widest viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The viewing angle, verticals of LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the SW2700PT range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The average display colour count of similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the SW2700PT is 160M, and the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the SW2700PT has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the SW2700PT.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
When compared to other PC monitors of this age and spec, the display brightness of the SW2700PT of 350 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. The average display brightness of PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the SW2700PT is 280 cd/m².
Fairly Large Color Gamut
The SW2700PT has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the SW2700PT. PC monitors that are a comparable age to the SW2700PT have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.
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A Bit Expensive
One person who reviewed it considered that it was not cheap. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 3 stars and said “The colour is certainly much superior to what my (expensive” in their Benq SW2700PT review. One customer reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Lapwing 68 said “£500 is not cheap” in their review.
Inferior Picture Quality
One customer said in their reviews that it did not have a sharp image. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq SW2700PT “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(s)
The Benq SW2700PT does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], or the Acer X34[plb_3314093_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The SW2700PT does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
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The Benq SW2700PT is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D.
If you want a PC screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].
We checked 394 LCD screens of this type and age and they range in price from £64 to £4,006. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this type and age.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.
The weights of flatpanel monitors of this type and age range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 8.3 kilograms, the Benq SW2700PT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the SW2700PT.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This PC monitor was released over a year ago.
Running Costs Are OK
The average 5 year running cost of the SW2700PT is £59 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors of this type and age.
The Benq SW2700PT has a better display type than most LCD screens that came out around the same time as it. This PC display has an LCD display, whereas most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it have an LED display.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to consider including the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price] which has better reviews.
If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the XL2730[pl_2752099_price] (LED), or the XR3501[pl_2943761_price] (LED) both from Benq or the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
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