We talk a lot here at The Tech Report about monitors with extremely high resolutions, super-fast response times, and fancy features like Adaptive Sync and Lightboost. As a result, monitors like BenQ's new PD2700Q don't always get the attention they deserve. This latest 27" display from BenQ is aimed squarely at graphic designers and other visual artists, with an emphasis on accurate color reproduction—specifically, reproduction of the sRGB and Rec.709 color spaces.
The monitor's 2560x1440 IPS panel supports true 10-bits-per-channel color mode. Like any quality IPS display, it has practically perfect viewing angles both horizontally and vertically. The maximum refresh rate at its native resolution is only 60 Hz, but given the response time of 12ms, the panel isn't likely to play nice at higher refresh rates anyway.
Of course, gaming isn't the point of this monitor. It's intended for the desks of graphic designers and engineers working in CAD/CAM applications. BenQ includes a whole slew of special modes that it says are optimized for photo editing, CAD, and animation. BenQ's Display Pilot software also supports two-, three-, or four-way automatic desktop partitioning, which might help graphic professionals improve their workflow. Flicker-free and low-blue-light design make the list, too—more features aimed at improving comfort for professional users.
The monitor has HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini-DP inputs, as well as a headphone passthrough for HDMI audio. BenQ includes a USB 2.0 hub with two ports, as well. The monitor's included stand supports tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, but it can be removed in favor of a VESA mount if you prefer. BenQ hasn't announced pricing for the new display.
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