BenQ SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

BenQ SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

BenQ SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

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Product Highlights

  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Monitor
  • USB Type-C / HDMI / DP Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • 1.07 Billion Colors
  • 99% Adobe RGB Color Coverage
  • Built-In USB Hub
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BenQ SW271 overview

  • 1Description

With 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, the SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ is designed for those demanding enhanced color accuracy for tasks such as photo editing, graphic design, and more. In addition to 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, this monitor also covers 100% of the Rec.709 and sRGB color spaces, and 93% of the DVI-P3 color space. To further enhance color brightness and clarity, this BenQ monitor supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR10 to help make images more detailed and realistic.

This 27" IPS (In-Plane Switching) monitor features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 5 ms response time, and support for up to 1.07 billion colors. Setup of the SW271 is simple as it comes equipped with USB Type-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs, making it compatible with a variety of computer configurations. In addition to video inputs, this monitor also comes equipped with a dedicated USB hub allowing users to connect compatible peripherals directly to the monitor.

Once configured, this display can be hardware calibrated to ensure colors are rendered properly, while the Palette Master Element Calibration Software makes it easy to maintain color performance. Viewers also benefit from an advanced Black & White mode to adjust photos from color to black and white, as well as GamutDuo to view content simultaneously in different color spaces. Additionally, the included Hotkey Puck makes adjusting the monitor settings quick and easy.

4K UHD Monitor
4K ultra HD resolution ensures enhanced clarity of fine details and textures for an optimal viewing and visual-intensive work experience.
99% Adobe RGB
The Adobe RGB color space offers a greater range of color reproduction for shades of blue and green, resulting in a realistic color representation for outdoor and nature photography.
10-Bit Color Display
Enjoy smooth color gradations on a 10-bit display that shows more than one billion colors.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) increases the overall dynamic range between black and white so the resulting image appears closer to what your eyes see in the natural world.
To view HDR content from your device, ensure that you use the HDMI cable provided with the SW271 monitor or a High Speed HDMI Cable or Premium High Speed HDMI Certified Cable
HDR function supports HDR10
14-Bit 3D LUT & Delta E≦ 2
The 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in enhanced color reproduction. Having Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces gives you a true and more representative view of the original image.
Hardware Calibration
Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphics 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.
Supported Platforms: Win7 or above, Mac OS 10.6.8 or above
Supported Calibrators: X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 & Datacolor Spyder 4 / Spyder 5
USB Type-C Cable for Optimal Convenience
The SW271 uses the USB Type-C port to transmit video and data with only one cable. So, you can do the hardware calibration with ease. The USB Type-C port smoothly displays 4K contents and offers an up to 5 Gbps transfer rate.
The transmission rate of USB Type-C can vary
USB Type-C is compatible with Thunderbolt 3
Advanced Black & White Modes
View your photos in a black & white film effect. Choose from three different black & white presets to preview your photos in before you perform actual adjustments in your photo processing program.
GamutDuo enables you to view content simultaneously in different color spaces side-by-side for added comparison. Switch to PIP/PBP mode to enable GamutDuo.
Hotkey Puck
The Hotkey Puck allows the user to switch between Adobe RGB mode, sRGB mode and Black & White mode 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 SW271 includes a detachable shading hood that effectively reduces the monitor's screen glare resulting from ambient lighting, ensuring superb color accuracy required for professional work. The shading hood can be used in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Additional Features
Gamut Duo
Hardware Calibration
HDCP 2.2
Black Level
Flicker-Free technology
Video format support
Slim bezel
OSD Hotkey Puck
Card reader
UPC: 840046037567
In the Box
BenQ SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor
  • Shading Hood
  • Hotkey Puck
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.4 Cable
  • HDMI 2.0 Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    BenQ SW271 specs

    LCD Size 27" / 68.58 cm
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 3840 x 2160
    Display Area 23.97 x 13.99" / 60.88 x 35.53 cm
    Brightness 350 cd/m²
    Contrast Ratio Native: 1000:1
    Dynamic: 20,000,000:1 (typical)
    Panel Type In-Plane Switching (IPS)
    Viewing Angles (H/V) 178°/178°
    Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Response Time 5 ms (GtG)
    Display Colors 1.07 billion
    Color Gamut 100% Rec.709 / sRGB
    99% Adobe RGB
    93% DCI-P3
    Color Tables 10-bit
    Backlight LED
    Color Temperature 5000K / 6500K / 9300K / User Mode
    3D LUT Yes (14-bit 3D LUT)
    VESA Wall Mounting Yes
    Tilt -5 to 20°
    Swivel ±45°
    Pivot 90°
    Height Adjustment 5.9" / 150 mm
    OSD Languages 18 languages
    Kensington Lock Support Yes
    I/O Ports USB Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 (no power delivery function)
    2 x USB 3.0 downstream
    1 x USB 3.0 upstream
    1 x USB 2.0 only for Hotkey Puck
    2 x HDMI 2.0
    1 x DisplayPort 1.4 input
    Headphone Jack
    Power Power Supply
    Built-in 90~264 AC
    Power Consumption
    Power Saving Mode: 0.5 W
    Off Mode: 0.5 W
    Base on ENERGY STAR: 43.38 W
    Voltage Rating
    90-264 V
    Certifications Mac
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    Dimensions With Stand, Shading Hood
    Landscape: 19.86-24.19 x 24.68 x 13.18" / 50.45-61.43 x 62.68 x 33.48 cm
    Pivot: 29.32 x 15 x 13.17" / 74.46 x 38.11 x 33.46 cm

    With Stand, without Shading Hood
    Landscape: 19.86-24.06 x 24.17 x 8.4" / 50.45-61.1 x 61.38 x 21.34 cm
    Pivot: 28.87 x 14.99 x 8.78" / 73.34 x 38.07 x 22.31 cm

    Without Stand, Shading Hood
    14.65 x 24.65 x 9.37" / 37.22 x 62.6 x 23.8 cm

    Without Stand & Shading Hood
    14.52 x 24.17 x 2.47" / 36.89 x 61.38 x 6.27 cm
    Weight With Stand
    20.5 lb / 9.3 kg
    With Stand & Shading Hood
    23.15 lb / 10.5 kg
    Without Stand
    13.9 lb / 6.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 36.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 19.0 x 17.0"

    BenQ SW271 reviews

    SW271 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Replaces my old NEC Multisync 2090UXi.� Very solidly built.� Beautiful image and the included (via downlod) calibration software works well with my xRite i1Display Pro.� I have a Thunderbolt connection on my PC so the included USB-C cable carries both the display signal and USB data needed for calibration.� So only one cable is required and I can plug my i1Display Pro into an easily accessible USB port on the PC rather than one on the back of the monitor.� The "hockey puck" controller buttons are customizeable and allows be to quickly shift from my Calibrated RGB setting I use for photoprocessing to 709 for video work.
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good I bought this monitor with hesitation not knowing anything about BenQ but so far I am happy with purchase. Monitor is pretty uniform across the LCD panel and color is excellent. I was able to calibrate the monitor both with BenQ software and also with X-Rite software with no problem. Both software generated very good calibration. My photos looking super sharp on this 4K monitor with excellent colors. The only thing that I should mention is for older Mac users! in my case Mac pro 2012 system font becomes small and so far I have not been able to remedy that! You can go Finder and make some changes to be able to read the word but all of the Applications fonts, tool bar and icons become very small.
    Date published: 2018-05-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Bad broadcasting of the light across the screen I m using monitors through my work as a professional photographer and rely on a very good quality pictures. I bought this professional screen thinking it would be amazing, I got twice unhappy. The first one had huge spills of green color on left and right upper corner , the second one Is better but still has a default in the upper left and bottom right corner.If you work on dark pictures it will be very annoying.Like other people says it is really a gamble to get a good one.I decided to send the second one back as for that price for a professional screen I expect quality.
    Date published: 2018-04-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing monitor quirky software I don't think there is any other monitor in this price range that offers anything like the quality of this monitor. The brightness is consistently below 2% Delta E. It has the ability to store 14 bit luts. It has presets for AdobeRGB RGB, Rec709, and DCI-P3 color spaces. The problem is with the calibration software: Palette Master Element. There are a couple of quirks: 1) your calibration device must be plugged into the usb port ON THE MONITOR itself, or it won't work. This is clearly enough stated, but 2) you have to open the software WITHOUT the device plugged in, then when it can't see it, you plug it in. And you may have to quit and restart the software and then it will work. Otherwise it will hang on a screen showing you how to move the diffuser screen on the i1 Display Pro (the device I happen to use) out of the way to allow direct access to the sensor with the lens on it. I spent an hour with tech support on the phone trying to remedy this problem. I thought maybe the software needed an update but the guy kept claiming that the version of the calibration software had nothing to do with BenQ and that it must pertain to the iProfiler software. Not true. It didn't help that he knew nothing about macs, which I use, nor did he mention the very odd fact that you have to start the software THEN plug in the calibration device. This HAS to be a common problem. He suspected that the Palette Master Element software was being subverted by the iProfiler software running some process in the background. And he was probably right that it was running some process in the background, but it wasn't the whole story. After a lot of internet searching I found a de-install script and some other hints on what to get rid of from the iProfiler install. That still didn't do anything. Finally, I read the manual!! Ha! Guess I should have started there. And there I found the instruction to open the software and then plug in the calibration device. Bottom line: this is a great monitor, but the calibration software has some incredibly weird quirks, or should I say undocumented features.
    Date published: 2017-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far Very impressed with this monitor upon first few hours of use. The images make my similar-sized (albeit lower resolution) NEC monitor look like garbage. I am already trying to rationalize buying a second one. My only complaint is that attaching the stand to the base is less intuitive than it ought to be. B&H expedited shipping was really fast!
    Date published: 2017-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great so far I upgraded from a very good 27 1440p LG that also reproduces 99-100% of adobe rgb. I've been wanting to upgrade to 4k for a while for the extra detail / sharpness. I'm a long time photography hobbyist and create prints and also like to play games on my pc. This monitor does both quite well and I would definitely recommend it. - the build is solid. even the stand and hood are of excellent quality. - it's incredibly sharp. I sit at a normal distance behind a desk and i dont think i'd need any more dpi. side by side there is a big difference between this and the 1440p. Images look very crisp. its enough improvement to make me want to go through my library of photos again. - colors are great. i used a colormunki to calibrate which isn't supported by the software and hardware calibration but the colors look great. - the hdr setting is a bit weird. windows 10 supports it but i think the adobe rgb color space on this display looks better and so I'm sticking to that. i did try Destiny 2 which supports HDR and it works and the colors are vibrant but it's a bit bright and you can't adjust brightness in HDR mode. I still need to play with this to understand how to best utilize it, but it's not a very important feature for me right now. Warning - I use a gtx 1080 and when I first plugged it in and calibrated the blacks were incredibly bright, more gray than black. I was very disappointed and was going to return it, then i found in the Nvidia control panel display setting I was set to use default, but when i changed this to Full dynamic range it fixed everything. The blacks are now darker and more uniform than my LG which had very dark blacks.
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great color accuracy but... I like most people who are going to pay $1,000+ for a display did a ton of research before making a purchase. I owned the NEC PA271w ( which I loved ) but it was about 6 years old and wasn't quite as vibrant as my newer apple displays. I landed on the Benq because it was the cheapest 4k hardware calibrated choice available and really had all the features I wanted plus some. I mean, it comes with the hood which is awesome. When I first hooked it up I was blown away by how awesome it looked. And the color seemed to be exactly what I was used to out of my NEC but sharper and more rich. Calibration was very easy and also looked great. Everything was awesome until I pulled up an image full screen with a white background and noticed I light green tint on the upper left side of the display. After I saw that I pulled up a white desktop background and it was faint but easily visible. You could only see it on white and it did not seam to effect colors at all but once I noticed it, I just couldn't unsee it. I know that a white screen is one of the harder tests for any monitor but this wasn't acceptable for me. I know I may have just gotten a bad copy but it was enough to scare me away. I returned this and got the new version ( well two versions newer ) of my NEC. The NEC PA271Q and I am very happy with it. No 4k but it is very sharp and has brilliant colors. Also no tint or issues with a white screen. If you get one that doesn't have the issue I had, it would be a killer display.
    Date published: 2018-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for the price This monitor is everything I was looking for. The first one I received had a row of dead pixels and I had to wait forever for a replacement, but that's due to being an early adopter and them being out of stock after the return.� The USB C connection is what I really wanted for my new MBP 15", no power delivery but I was ok with that. The resolution and color are outstanding. You will get the best colors by calibrating to the native panel gamut to a 16 bit LUT with an i1 Display Pro. Many of the other settings in the calibration utility create desaturated colors (specifically in the reds for me) which are accurate for Adobe RGB and such but are not good for daily use. The stand is excellent ergonomically and robust (heavy). Other things of note, the USB 3 hub only works at USB 3 speeds if you set your refresh rate at 30hz instead of 60hz. I just use it as a 2.0 hub for keyboard & tablet, while connecting a full speed usb3 hub directly to another port on the MBP. I believe this is an issue with the 5K LG as well, pushing all the display pixels takes up too much bandwidth for much else. I considered the LG 5K, however with it having only USB C type connections, plugging anything else into it would require an adapter and may be quirky. This display checks off all the boxes for me.
    Date published: 2018-02-18
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