If you are in the market for a strong graphic designing monitor that won’t decimate your budget then BenQ has an interesting model worth looking into. The biggest call here is the widescreen quality high definition which allows you to get lost in beautiful visuals from a resolution that is but one step from the best on the market. Accessibility and customization are the name of the game here as this monitor delivers some good connectivity and the ability to turn the horizontal screen vertical for different perspectives.
The aim here is to turn your monitor into an interactive canvas and all that is missing is touchscreen capabilities. With a focus towards design many other aspects of this monitor are pretty standard though it should work fine for any activity. With a price hovering around $600 dollars this monitor is for true designers and not the faint of heart.
Display and Features
You can find many designer monitors at half the price but if you are truly interested in design you probably want a monitor that is well designed. With that in mind BenQ has created a monitor that is hard to call anything different than something special. The coolest thing here is the rare ability to pivot the screen so you can go from portrait to landscape (look also Dell Professional P2717H review) and back again finally making use of that spot in your display settings. We also have a pretty slim 7 millimeter bezel (look best frameless monitors) so you get the most out of that 27 inch screen.
In conjunction with this we have daisy chain technology so you can combine it with four more compatible monitors if you have a multiple monitor setup. The coloring is somewhat generic silver and black though it’s nothing to complain about. While you might find other QHD designer monitors for less this is the one that will make you turn your head.
27 inches has rarely looked as good as it will with this monitor. We have a QHD IPS LED lit monitor with a focused construction to keep the visuals spectacular. 2560 x 1440 resolution allows for incredibly sharp images so you can keep things in perspective down to the finest detail. With so much focus on design innovation however you will find that many of the color stats are quite comparable to lower priced models. You can find things such as 16.7 million colors and even better dynamic contrast ratios in monitors that cost hundreds less.
The focus here is instead on making sure your QHD still images look great. The 100% sRGB coverage cuts out the IPS bleed that plagues most IPS monitors. Another example of BenQ really zeroing in on the graphic design niche that will keep consumers interested in other things away most likely.
The speed of this monitor is serviceable but also leaves a bit to be desired especially if you are a gamer. With a 60 hz refresh rate you can hit 60 frames, but just barely and you will really rely on your computer not your monitor to keep everything moving smooth. On the other hand the 5 millisecond response time is pretty good at making up for it. Still though gamers will want to look for a more gaming focused monitor as this one is bereft of a lot of the special abilities you can find in cheaper gaming monitors.
Returning to the strong points this monitor is loaded with features that keep the graphic designer in mind. We have a large variety of modes for dealing with the different situations that art can present. From darkroom for working in those unique conditions to CAD when you are working with your graphic design programs.
This monitor is all about making a graphic designers life easier. This also spreads into the eye care features that might be kind of standard on lower end monitors but are also incredibly necessary when you will probably be staring at the screen all day trying to get your work done. This is around the area where most designer monitors would stop but this one differentiates itself with next level connectivity.
We have the HDMI and display ports like normal and also a USB type C hub. This includes four USB 3.1 ports so you can charge and connect your peripherals at high speeds. This goes a long way towards making this monitor the center of your design setup with the utility that this provides. It is pretty rare to find a monitor with this type of focus towards its main mission.
BenQ PD2710QC Designer Monitor Conclusion
It is hard to find much bad to say about this monitor and that is always a great start. While it does not have anything to make gamers smile or the types of features that will draw casual consumers toward taking a leap of faith. BenQ says who needs them we know exactly who this is for and they set out to make that machine. Graphic designers can’t help but be delighted by the attention to detail BenQ has put toward making a one stop designer super center.
From the QHD to the adjustability and connectivity this is a well put together package that should resonate for graphic design. Even the price is pretty good when you factor in what this monitor can do for you in comparison to the cheaper models. Designers are extremely welcome while everyone else will probably want to stay away.