BenQ courts professionals with PD2500Q monitor


— 11:30 AM on May 8, 2017

BenQ is probably not the first brand mentioned when the topic of conversation turns to calibrated professional monitors, as it often does on relaxed evenings at Wayne Manor. The company is hoping to change buyers' perceptions with the PD2500Q professional monitor, which the manufacturer says is just the first in a series of factory-calibrated displays. As one might guess from the model number, the PD2500Q is built around a 25" panel, in this case an IPS unit with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.

BenQ lists response time as 4 ms grey-to-grey. The company touts 100% coverage of the sRGB color space, but doesn't provide a figure for the bigger Adobe RGB color space. The PD2500Q's brightness is quoted as 350 cd/m², while the static contrast ratio should hit 1000:1. The panel's maximum refresh rate is listed at 76 Hz. The PD2500Q is color-calibrated from the factory, and according to TechPowerUp, future additions to the PD monitor series will also come factory-calibrated. We must note that the existing PD2700Q doesn't come pre-calibrated.   

The back of the PD2500Q has an HDMI jack along with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort connectors. A pair of 2W stereo speakers and a USB 3.0 hub are integrated into the display, which should make photographers and other heavy users of high-speed USB happy. The stand is adjustable for height, tilt, pivot, and swivel. BenQ includes specialized display modes that it says are optimized for CAD/CAM, photo processing, and animation. Slim 8 mm bezels are intended to make multi-display setups more seamless.

BenQ did not provide pricing or availability information for the PD2500Q. The larger PD2700Q is available now from Newegg for $379 though, so we wager the PD2500Q won't stray too far from that price.

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