Not all monitors are created equal of course so when you get into the high tier you want to make sure you get your moneys worth. This BenQ monitor is sure to deliver a glorious soft picture that is easy on the eyes. The bezel is so slim on the monitor its almost like you are working with a piece of solid glass. The price is a bit high even for the high end running above four hundred bucks a bit is a decent investment. For that price you’d expect this monitor to excel at many things and it does but that doesn’t make it the perfect buy.
Is a beautiful QHD display with a high resolution enough to get you interested? How about if I told you it’s also built to react to it’s media in a manner that is calming to the user’s eyes? There is definitely some next level technology inside of this high end laptop so how does it stack up?
Design and Features
Sometimes you don’t need speed or power instead you go for something that nobody will expect. You look for the secrets, the strategies, the gadgets that will separate you from all th contenders as something truly unique. That’s what BenQ attempted to do with this model but just being unique doesn’t automatically make you the best. This model definitely impresses with gorgeous visuals. A 27 inch IPS screen is the high end of average for its price bracket.
We have a great resolution of 2560 x 1440 allowing for true QHD picture quality that will put most monitors to shame. The 1440p resolution makes it so no matter what you are looking at websites, movies, or games will look stunning. This is about the best you can do while still staying at the 16:9 aspect ratio benchmark.
The contrast ratio of 1000:1 also works hand in hand with the 16.7 million colors to give you a full range of color depth. The brightness score is extremely good as well at 350cd/m2 however you won’t be able to use that fully at maximum brightness. You will have to turn it down to appreciate the variations of darkness this monitor provides. This leads into our first special visual feature the Brightness Intelligence Plus technology. With this your monitor uses the ambient light to detect your surroundings and adjust the brightness accordingly. This makes settings take a whole new meaning as they’ll be essentially superfluous as the monitor moves for you adjusting contrast and color temperature as well. This might not be perfect for everyone but it is still pretty cool. Of course you can still turn this off if you want to have fun messing with the settings yourself.
Beyond that this model also has Blue light and flicker less technology working to reduce overall eye wear. BenQ has their eye on the future combining many interesting components to produce a comforting user experience. This isn’t a screen built for gamers though as it’s lacking any type of card specific sync. On top of that the 60 hz refresh rate is the definition of average with its 5 ms response team even a step slower than the average for high end monitors. This means when things get moving fast you will experience blurring making this maybe a good model for graphic designers but not so much for competitive gamers.
This baby is so thing that there is not much room for all the extra feature you probably expect to see on a high end laptop. If your going to break the bank you usually want everything in the package but this monitor is lacking unless you just need basic inputs. We have two HDMI ports and a basic 1.2 display port but there are no USB ports for the extra utility. We do have a bit of help with the built in speakers, they are stereo but don’t expect great quality since they are only 2W. Don’t worry though because we do have a headphone jack located on the back. As far as adjustability goes all we have is tilt so leave all of your swivels and pivots at the store.
BenQ EW2770QZ Conclusion
You definitely have to hand it to them BenQ went for something truly unique with this model reaching out to try to grab the future. The question is does their reach connect with your home? Maybe if you are looking for a super high resolution 1440p monitor that reacts to the light of your surroundings. I don’t know many people who shop specifically for that and with a high price even for its range price it becomes even more questionable.
Brightness Intelligence Plus is surely a very interesting piece of technology but it might not be enough to grab you away form other monitors that excel in different areas that might be a bit more practical. We don’t have great speed or FreeSync to please the gamers so at this price they are probably out. Graphic designers will probably really appreciate this feature though as working long hours staring at the screen will really highlight the eye protection technology along with the changing as the sun goes down. With minimal utility and a high price tag this is truly a model built for a certain type of customer, in one word it is unique.