BenQ SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor

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BenQ SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • DVI-DL | HDMI 1.4 | DP 1.2 Inputs
  • 2560 x 1440 Resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
This SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor from BenQ features 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space and 100% coverage of the sRGB color space for more accurate color representation for various types of photography. Aiding in the enhanced color accuracy of this BenQ monitor is the ability to calibrate the internal image processing chip, eliminating the need to tweak the graphics card in most situations. You can also take advantage of proprietary calibration software to ensure your monitor maintains the color accuracy it had on day one.
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BenQ SW2700PT Overview

This SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor from BenQ features 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space and 100% coverage of the sRGB color space for more accurate color representation for various types of photography. Aiding in the enhanced color accuracy of this BenQ monitor is the ability to calibrate the internal image processing chip, eliminating the need to tweak the graphics card in most situations. You can also take advantage of proprietary calibration software to ensure your monitor maintains the color accuracy it had on day one.

The display of the SW2700PT features a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution with 109 pixels per inch for increased clarity. In addition to the enhanced resolution, you benefit from a more dynamic picture with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, reduced lag with a 5 ms response time, and a larger color palette with 10-bit support for up to 1.07 billion colors. On the back of the monitor you will find DVI-DL, HDMI 1.4, and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs for easy setup. Once set up, you can easily configure the display with intuitive OSD controls and even attach the included shading hood to help block ambient light.

General Features

Adobe RGB Wide Color Space

Preserve the colors you captured to help ensure precious moments are remembered. BenQ Photographer Monitors' IPS technology and 99% Adobe RGB color space support provide solid color performance and superwide color range.

2K QHD Monitor

With an increased resolution over Full HD displays, 2K QHD resolution delivers greater clarity of fine details and textures for visually intensive work with more perceptible quality in graphics, designs, and photos that human eyes can see.

AQCOLOR Technology

Devoted to meet the latest professional color standard, BenQ has developed AQCOLOR technology to uphold the concept of "Accurate Reproduction." BenQ has invited a color expert to lead the team, and also actively participated in ICC (International Color Consortium) and ISO (International Standard Organization) to establish color-related standards and implementation.

Enrich Your Palette with 99% Adobe RGB

Fully visualize the true colors of nature. Adobe RGB color space offers a far greater range of color reproduction for shades of blue and green, resulting in a more realistic color representation for outdoor and nature photography. With 10-bit panels producing over one billion colors for natural color transitions and subtle shading, the SW2700PT renders the silky smoothest gradations.

14-Bit 3D LUT and Delta E ≤ 2

The 14-bit 3D look up table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in improved color reproduction. Precise Delta E ≤ 2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces renders a true and representative view of the original image.

Hardware Calibration

Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphic card output data. It keeps images consistent with its original copies without being affected by graphic settings.

Palette Master Element Calibration Software

With the use of Palette Master Element and a calibrator, you can tune and maintain the color performance of the monitor at its most optimal state.

Professionally Factory Calibrated for Exacting Color Accuracy

Each BenQ Photographer Monitor is individually factory-calibrated upon production to help assure precise Delta-E and Gamma performance. Achieving an average Delta E ≤ 2 in both Adobe RGB & sRGB color spaces, calibration results are validated against industry color standards to deliver a true and representative view of original content.

OSD Controller

The OSD controller is a remote controller that comes with three preset buttons, each set up with a customized display setting such as photo editing, entertainment, or web surfing. This allows you to switch between the presets without going through settings. The OSD controller also comes with a button for quick OSD navigation and setting.

Black-and-White Mode

With a simple click of a button, you can preview color photos in black-and-white before adding the actual effect.

Hotkey Puck

Hotkey Puck lets you switch between Adobe RGB, sRGB, and Black & White modes effortlessly. The buttons can also be customized to map other modes or OSD settings, such as brightness and contrast to bring added convenience to photographers.

Shading Hood

The SW2700PT includes a detachable shading hood that effectively reduces screen glare from ambient lighting, ensuring levels of color accuracy that are required for professional work.

Eye-Care Technology

BenQ eye-care technologies reduce eye fatigue for user comfort, enhanced productivity, and workplace safety during extended use.

BenQ SW2700PT Specs

Screen Area23.49 x 13.21" / 596.7 x 335.6 mm
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Resolution2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)109 ppi
Maximum Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio20,000,000:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Look-Up Table14-Bit
Color Gamut99% Adobe RGB
100% sRGB
Response Time5 ms (GtG)
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Dot Pitch0.2331 x 0.2331 mm
Inputs / Outputs
Connection1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x DVI-D
1 x 3.5 mm Output
1 x USB Type-B Input
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Output
HDCP SupportYes, Version 1.4
Memory Card Slots1 x SDXC/MMCplus Hybrid
Supported LanguagesCroatian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption36.7 W (Typical)
0.5 W (Standby)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Input Power VAC50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
CertificationsENERGY STAR, as per Manufacturer
Height Adjustment5.12" / 130 mm
Rotation Adjustment90° (-45 to 45°)
Swivel Adjustment70° (-35 to 35°)
Tilt Adjustment-3.5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Lock SlotYes, Kensington
Dimensions (W x H x D)25.1 x 21.8 x 15.1" / 638.8 x 553.0 x 383.4 mm (with Stand)
25.1 x 15.1 x 2.5" / 638.8 x 383.4 x 64.1 mm (without Stand)
Weight18.30 lb / 8.3 kg (with Stand)
13.01 lb / 5.9 kg (without Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight27.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27.5 x 20 x 10.5"

BenQ SW2700PT Reviews

BenQ SW2700PT and B&H, Best Deal Ever

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-02

After weeks of researching what my best and most cost effective options were regarding a new monitor for photographic work, I determined that the BenQ SW2700PT from B&H was the best and smartest choice. To my surprise I found a 10% discount associated with the 2021 Lightroom Summit on the last day of its offering. I couldn't get the B&H online order to accept the code. Thinking I missed the window, I called B&H direct and they so graciously worked thru the code issue. The problem was actually on the Summit site and NOT B&H. So they got the order set up and ready to go. Well, then I realized it would be delivered when I was out of town for several days. So I called B&H again and they rescheduled the delivery of the monitor for after I was back in town. Gracious, accommodating, efficient and kind! Excellent service. Thank you B&H. And BTY, the monitor arrived in excellent condition. Sincerely Scott

Loved it so much, I bought a 2nd monitor!

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28

You can't go wrong with color, if you use this with a Datacolor Spyder (X). I have a fully calibrated workflow for when I print. This has been the biggest game changer for me, as now I know, WISIWIG when I post online or print on multiple mediums.

I liked it so much I got two

By Otto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

I am a photographer and process photos using Lightroom + Photoshop. These are the most cost effective 99% Adobe RGB accurate monitors I could find. I find the colors to be accurate. 27 is a good size to have two of these side by side on a standard size desk. It comes with a light shield to prevent the colors getting washed out by my ceiling lights (a nice addition).

BenQ SW2700PT 27 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor

By Jerry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-18

So far it is as advertised. Use it (obviously) for photography, mostly with Lightroom and some Topaz apps. Pretty easy to set up but really hard, as are most monitors, to connect the cables. Since it is a fairly heavy monitor and the connections are very well hidden on the back, had to use a flashlight and mirror to see to connect it to the computer and almost dropped it a couple of times. Wish monitor manufacturers could find a way to place the connections in an easier location. Only other (minor) complaint is the underneath middle section of the hood is very shiny and somewhat distracts when processing photos in a dark room due to the small amount of glare. Other than that, great color, etc......

Absolute game changer

By Chandler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-17

I'm a photographer coming from an HP 22 CWA 21.5 inch IPS monitor that was calibrated with a SpyderX Pro. While that setup was capable of getting the job done, I had no idea what I was missing. The BenQ SW2700PT monitor is a feature-rich workhorse with excellent hardware calibration and setup. This paired alongside my SpyderX Pro is astounding in accurate color representation. I'd heard rumors of how great this monitor was and now, I can't see myself ever going back!

Great Monitor

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-02

I use this for Photoshop and it works well. The price was reasonable and the performance is outstanding.

Best photo monitor

By Silvana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-01

I am impressed with this photo monitor, color is super accurate and it was easy to calibrate with Xrite I1. Love it

Bought 2 about 4 years ago. both failed, not under warranty

By James
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28

I was quite happy with them but after about 4 years, within weeks of each other one went dark on part of the display, and the other just goes off and on every 5 to 10 seconds. Both unusable. Contacted BenQ. They told me too bad, out of warranty. Not buying BenQ again. Period. Granted they are 4 years old, but still for a $600 monitor I expect a longer life. And both failed! I

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I am an aspiring photographer wanting to know if ...

I am an aspiring photographer wanting to know if the 10 bit feature on this monitor has anything to do with the actual print that results--especially when I have my work printed from online printing services. Do they even use 10 bit which I often hear as described as 30 bit...Anyway, find myself trying to upgrade graphics card that uses 10 bit and then according to the first answer on this thread, to upgrade to 28GB's of RAM Memory or more (in order to keep 10 bit steady as was recommended) and now wondering if it will offer the smooth transition of color claimed in print and if so whether there's any services out there offering to print using 10 bit or the advantages that comes with it. Forgive my ignorance but as I say, I am aspiring--not professional--so I am learning as I go. Ultimately, just wondering if the 10 bit is useful for printing online printing purposes even if this is a great monitor without that function? Thank you in advance for anyone who might reply!
Asked by: Sue
The printing results are not directly affected by the monitors bit depth, however, having a 10 bit capable monitor will ultimately influence the color adjustments and your judgment if you are printing professionally so it is related in that sense. Professional printing services usually will request files in 10 bit Adobe RGB so being able to correct to that is essential and why you would want to get a 10 bit monitor. With 10 bit color the color gradation from one hue to the next is better and something you can see become a problem with 8 bit monitors where the colors step more abruptly from one to the next resulting in an unpleasant color gradient from hue to hue. If you search online for "banding" you can see an illustration that should help you visualize and understand that concept better. Whether that translates to a print, will be dependent on if the file was properly setup for 10 bit and whether it has that much color information to begin with. It's a process that starts from the moment you shoot to the moment you finalize the file for the final print.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-05-19

I'm shopping for a computer because my current ...

I'm shopping for a computer because my current one is slow and doesn't have DisplayPort connection. It's no longer calibrating my SW2700PT to full gamut. I'm returning one I purchased because even with DisplayPort still inadequate calibration. What computer specs do you recommend for running a SW2700PT to it's full capability?
Asked by: Sally
Thank you for your answers. I've owned the monitor for over two years now and have been using a Spider5Pro colorimeter to calibrate and now I'm unable to achieve full gamut with either Palette Master or Datacolor, therefore, I'm searching for a new tower or laptop with Displayport connection of one type or another, either DisplayPort socket or Thunderbolt type-c, as well as processor, ram, graphics card that will get me to 100%/99% gamut using Palette Master. It would be nice to be able to achieve 10-bit emulation.
Answered by: Sally
Date published: 2021-04-23

How can I use this monitor with my new 13" ...

How can I use this monitor with my new 13" MacBook Pro (Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine)? I tried using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter but it's not working :(
Asked by: Hanna
If your BenQ monitor uses HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort for video output => input, it will work with any properly-certified and made USB-C to DisplayPort or HDMI adapters. But in order to get the best experience, we suggest you buy Thunderbolt 3 (or USB-C Alt Mode)
Answered by: BenQ Customer Service
Date published: 2021-03-30

I am having difficulty deciding between a monitor ...

I am having difficulty deciding between a monitor that has 4K and one like this which is 2K. What is the advantage of a 2K if a 4K has better image resolution? Is it cost? or is there another reason to go with 2K? Also, what is the warranty on this BenQ?
Asked by: Neal
Generally, there are 2 main things to consider. One is the color gamut, Adobe RGB being the most color. The other is resolution. In a 27" monitor, it is difficult to edit tiny pixels of 4K and therefore easier to use 2K on a 27".
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2021-03-22

Is this monitor Rec709 100%?

Is this monitor Rec709 100%?
Asked by: roberto
Yes, the BenQ SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor BH #BESW2700PT supports 100% of the Rec.709 color space.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-02-28

Hi. Will I have any problems with my Dell xps15 ...

Hi. Will I have any problems with my Dell xps15 laptop? Should I be checking things like the graphic card (and not sure how to do that)?
Asked by: Kathy
Your Dell XPS15 Laptop should be a great match. However to ensure product compatibility a model number would be required.
Answered by: Darius
Date published: 2021-02-11

Comparison between this BenQ 27" and a BenQ 24" ...

Comparison between this BenQ 27" and a BenQ 24" for photo editing (and general web use)? I am thinking one 27" or two 24" to replace my aging 24"NEC.
Asked by: Elizabeth
The BenQ SW2700PT 27" 16:9 Photographer IPS Monitor will be great for photo editing. Whether you are posting on the web or printing, the monitor will have both 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB color spaces.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2021-02-04

Been editing on my laptop and when I export and ...

Been editing on my laptop and when I export and put on Instagram the colors are completely different, would this monitor give me a more accurate look for how it will be seen on social media
Asked by: Tyler
Yes, just make sure you are editing in sRGB files, not AdobeRGB.
Answered by: Vishal
Date published: 2021-02-02
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