Today we’re looking at not a designer monitor, but a monitor for designers: the PD2700Q. It comes with a 27-inch 10-bit IPS panel with a 2560 by 1440 resolution, at a reasonable £330 price point. Let’s put it to the test and see how it performs!Design
The PD2700Q is a simple but stylish monitor wrought from matte black plastic, with moderately sized bezels. The rectangular stand is slightly textured, but the monitor otherwise lacks stylistic adornment. The on-screen display is controlled by buttons on the rear; their position is indicated by small white markings on the bottom-right side of the bezel.
Turning the monitor around, you can see the stand [...]
This IPS monitor for creatives boasts 100% sRGB and Rec.709 coverage and a modern thin bezel design, but we’re more excited about its built-in USB-C dock. A single cable carries video, audio, four USB peripherals and power for your laptop — awesome! Here’s our review of the BenQ PD2710Qc.Design
The PD2710Qc has a modern design, with slim and dark bezels on all four sides of the 27-inch 8-bit panel. The monitor has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, with a quoted 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/㎡ peak brightness and 5 ms GtG response time. 1080p monitors at this size look a little grainy, and 4K monitors require scaling in Windows, so 1440p is a reasonable [...]
Today we review BenQ’s latest eye care monitor, the EW3270ZL. This massive 32-inch monitor is aimed at a professional audience, with a generous 2560 x 1440 resolution, a wide-gamut 100% sRGB panel and the full spectrum of BenQ’s health-conscious features: a flicker-free display, a blue light reduction mode and an adaptive brightness function. Let’s get right into the review, starting with the design!Design
The EW3270ZL is a sturdy but attractive monitor, a 32-inch panel mounted in a frame that’s skinny on the top and the sides, a little thicker on the bottom. The BenQ logo sits atop a little sensor that helps to adjust the brightness based on the [...]
This 1080p gaming monitor from BenQ has it all: a 31.5-inch display with 1800R curvature, a high refresh rate of 144Hz and a VA panel that boasts high contrast, good colour accuracy and decent viewing angles too. It’s not the highest resolution panel in the world, but that makes it a lot easier to hit its high refresh rate. It’s a strong set of specs, but how does it perform in the real world? Let’s put it to the test!Design
The EX3200R is a stylish monitor with medium-size bezels and a noticeably curved display. The curvature provides a more immersive experience, fitting the screen more easily into your peripheral vision, and in turn making it a [...]
How does BenQ’s entry-level 144Hz monitor stand up against the competition? Let’s take a look.Design
The XL2411 has a slightly asymmetric design, with a chunkier bezel on the bottom right corner which houses the downward-facing buttons for the on-screen display. Apart from this, the bezels are of moderate thickness on all four sides, making this monitor less than ideal for multi-monitor setups. The lips around the screen are apparently specially designed to minimise distractions caused by reflections, although we couldn’t notice any specific difference in a blind trial.
The monitor is constructed from black matte plastic, with none of the red accents [...]
Let’s take a closer look at the XL2540 in our full review.Design
The XL2540 offers a continued evolution of BenQ / Zowie’s line of gaming monitors. As expected, we have a bright 24.5-inch TN panel surrounded by a bezel of moderate thickness. There’s no BenQ or Zowie logo on the front of the monitor, and the shape of the bezel has even been optimised to minimise distracting reflections.
In the bottom right, we have the power LED and a quintet of front-mounted OSD buttons. I love front-mounted buttons, because they make it so much easier to change settings without getting confused about what each button does — something [...]