BenQ had released a new 27-inch 2560x1440 QHD resolution monitor called the PD2700Q. If the model number sounds familiar it is because HEXUS reviewed a relative of this monitor, the BenQ SW2700PT Photographer Monitor, about 10 months ago. Whereas that monitor was designed specifically for photographers and was bundled with X-Rite's Palette Master software for screen calibration, this new model is aimed more broadly at 'designers' with its Darkroom, CAD/CAM, and Animation modes.
Looking into the trio of operating modes, they appear to be nothing more than monitor colour/brightness/contrast profiles designed for each particular way of working. For example the CAD/CAM mode "offers superior image contrast, allowing for lines and shapes of technical illustrations to stand out". However it is interesting to see that BenQ can use multiple modes on different parts of the screen using the monitor's DualView functionality. For further screen partitioning the BenQ Display Pilot software offers a wide range of screen division options (Windows users only).
The BenQ PD2700Q uses an IPS panel, providing wide viewing angles. Across its 27-inch diagonal the 2560x1440 pixels have a pitch of 0.2331mm. This monitor has impressive colour reproduction capabilities with a palette of 1.07 billion colours and can display 100 per cent of the sRGB colour space and the Rec. 709 colour space for HDTV. Contrast ratio is 1000:1, and brightness is 350cd/m2. Response time is in double figures, at 12ms, and vertical refresh is between 50 and 76Hz.
For eye health and ergonomic considerations BenQ has implemented its usual Flicker-Free technology and Low Blue Light technology and the pivoting, adjustable stand will help you view in comfort too.
Stereo 1W speakers are built-in for convenience. Users can connect via HDMI, DP or MiniDP. Other connections include a headphone jack, a USB hub with 2x USB 2.0 outs. Full specs are available via BenQ's official product page.