BenQ PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor

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BenQ PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • Thunderbolt 3 | HDMI | DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1200:1 Static Contrast Ratio
The PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built to satisfy designers' needs for color performance, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD2725U helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity tailored for specific tastes. It does this using three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which is tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.
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BenQ PD2725U Overview

The PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built to satisfy designers' needs for color performance, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD2725U helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity tailored for specific tastes. It does this using three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which is tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.

The PD2725U features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, an anti-glare panel coating, 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1200:1, a typical brightness 250 cd/m2 and a peak HDR brightness of 400 cd/m2, 163 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. There are also two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports that each support DP alt mode for daisy-chaining multiple displays and data transfers. One Thunderbolt 3 port supports devices charging up to 65W, while the other supports it up to 15W. Additional connectivity is achieved using two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (downstream) and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-B port (upstream). Audio can be output using the dual integrated 2.5W speakers or the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BenQ's PD2725U also supports HDCP 2.2, Flicker-Free technology, Low Blue Light technology, Picture in Picture (PiP), Picture by Picture (PbP), and more. To further help improve viewing and accessibility, it features a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a left/right swivel of ±30°, a clockwise/counterclockwise pivot of 90°, a height adjustment of 5.91", and a 100 x 100mm VESA mount. It is certified for Mac, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, SolidWorks, and Calman.

Please note that the USB ports will only operate with data transmission speeds of 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 when using the Thunderbolt 3 video input. If DisplayPort or HDMI is used, the data transmission speeds will operate at 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1.

General Features
Professional Grade, Universal Appeal
The PD2725U's versatility and beautiful design will inspire you. It displays more than a billion colors, has fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for data/video/audio/power transfer, and is loaded with custom modes and productivity boosts.
Mac Ready
Take needless complexity out of the creative process. The PD2725U eliminates tedious, repetitive adjustments, freeing your time and energy for what matters most.
Simplified Connectivity
Thunderbolt 3 does it all. One cable lets you transfer audio, video, and data along with 65W of power delivery. Its single cable convenience eliminates distracting clutter. For added connectivity, there's also a convenient USB hub.
Simplified Color Synchronization
You need color that closely matches your Mac. Achieve this with M-Book mode, engaged through the Hotkey Puck G2 or Display Pilot software. Additionally, ICCsync synchronizes color profiles between your monitor and your Mac when activated from the software.
Simplified Management
Available for Mac or Windows, Display Pilot software saves time and boosts efficiency. This proprietary software lets you preset multiple monitor settings with a mouse. And it offers support tools to make design work more convenient and flexible.

Please note that the Apple M1 platform is not currently supported.
VESA DisplayHDR 400
The PD2725U is HDR10 compatible with VESA HDR400 certification. Get better results more efficiently when you preview the HDR effect on video while editing.
AQCOLOR Technology
BenQ AQCOLOR technology delivers "Accurate Reproduction." This translates to the display of color precisely as it is intended to appear. Led by a color expert, the BenQ team took part in the ICC and ISO to establish color-related standards and implementation guidelines.
Flawless Color Reproduction
The PD2725U covers 95% of the DCI-P3 gamut, 100% of the sRGB gamut, and 100% of the Rec.709 gamut. As more apps, devices, and websites adopt DCI-P3, you can easily load and display images imported from different sources. A Delta E ≤ 3 ensures superb accuracy and absolute color confidence.
Color Consistency
Experience consistent colors throughout your workflow, even on multiple monitors. BenQ ensures monitors from different production lines display color at the same levels.
Out-of-the-Box Color Calibration
Each PD2725U comes individually pre-calibrated, with a certification report, guaranteeing the trustworthy color performance.
Calman Verified and Pantone Validated
BenQ PD series monitors earn Calman Verified and Pantone Validated status.
Elevated Design and Improved Efficiency
The PD2725U is built with work efficiency in mind.

One Versatile Display
Go split screen. Picture in Picture (PiP) and Picture by Picture (PbP) let you customize your work flow. The PD2725U's massive screen size opens infinite possibilities.

One Control for Two Systems
Display and control content from two different systems on one screen using one keyboard and mouse to save space and boost work efficiency.

One Key Shortcuts
Easily access input modes, industry-standard color settings, and other features. The Hotkey Puck G2 makes navigating your screen settings simple and convenient.

One Cable Connectivity
The Thunderbolt 3 port provides high-speed video/audio/data transmission and power delivery with just one cable. Improve work flow in an uncluttered workspace.
Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
The PD2725U has Thunderbolt 3 connectivity through two USB Type-C ports with 65W of power delivery. This empowers you to extend content on up to two 4K monitors while transferring audio, video, and data seamlessly.
Specialized by Design
The PD2725U offers curated display modes to deliver professional results.

CAD/CAM Mode
Enjoy enhanced contrast of lines and shapes in technical illustrations.

Animation Mode
Enhances the clarity of dark areas without overexposing bright regions.

Darkroom Mode
Adjust image brightness and contrast for work in dark environments.

DualView
Showcase designes in two modes side-by-side for an improved workflow and enhanced productivity.
Eye Care for You
BenQ's eye care technologies help reduce eye fatigue while ensuring greater user comfort during long periods of use.
UPC: 840046044800

BenQ PD2725U Specs

Display
Size27"
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
TouchscreenNo
Resolution3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)163 ppi
FinishMatte
Maximum Brightness250 cd/m2 (Sustained in SDR Mode)
400 cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
Contrast Ratio1200:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR CompatibilityHDR10
Color Gamut100% sRGB
100% Rec. 709
95% DCI-P3
Response Time5 ms (GtG)
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) Input/Output
2 x HDMI 2.0 Input
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) Output
1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2) Input
1 x 3.5 mm Output
HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
Built-In SpeakersYes, 2 x 2.5 W
Memory Card SlotsNone
Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP)Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Picture-by-Picture (PBP)
Supported LanguagesArabic
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Swedish
Traditional Chinese
Power
Power Consumption185 W (Maximum)
44 W (Typical)
0.5 W (Standby)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
USB Power Delivery65 W (via USB Type-C)
15 W (via USB Type-C)
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Humidity10 to 60%
Operating Altitude10,000' / 3048 m
Storage Altitude40,000' / 12,192 m
Physical
Height Adjustment5.91" / 150 mm
Rotation Adjustment90°
Swivel Adjustment60° (-30 to 30°)
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)24.2 x 23.6 x 10.1" / 614.8 x 599.8 x 255.8 mm (with Stand)
24.2 x 14.2 x 3.2" / 614.8 x 360.0 x 80.3 mm (without Stand)
Weight18.3 lb / 8.3 kg (with Stand)
12.4 lb / 5.6 kg (without Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight23.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 24.3 x 6.7"

BenQ PD2725U Reviews

Breathtaking color

By Cameron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

The HDR on this monitor is absolutely stunning in person, and the fact that it comes from the factory already calibrated is a huge plus. The KVM functionality works flawlessly, and has fixed a major stumbling point with my workstation where I'm frequently swapping between a MacBook and a PC tower. The power on the thunderbolt connection is enough to charge my 14 inch MacBook Pro, albeit slower than the official Apple adapter does. Also love that, unlike some monitors, there is a thunderbolt out port, so this doesn't need to be at the very end of your thunderbolt chain.

Best Monitor for Altium or other CAD Designers

By Vardan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

Best Monitor for Altium or other CAD Designers. Thanks

Brightness & Volume Control

By Macario
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-26

Everything about the monitor is great (color, lighting, HDR, KVM, etc.), except for the fact that Brightness can only be controlled via the Display Pilot application, the Hotkey Puck G2, or the OSD. Volume can only be controlled via the Hotkey Puck G2, or the OSD. macOS can't control Brightness or Volume of the display.

Best monitor for MacBook Pro

By Jeannye
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-02

I actually love how simple this monitor was to inbox and get up and running in minutes. The clarity on my work station as a second monitor is making me say, why did I wait so long to get a good monitor? Watching 4K movies is just a plus. The colors and brightness levels are perfect during the day in sunlight and nice at night with lower levels of room lighting. All I can say is that this monitor is worth the investment. It's got a sturdy build and looks great.

Great monitor for a video editing, definitely recommended!

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

Look no further! I've searched tirelessly trying to find the best monitor to pair with my MacBook Pro M1. I'm a videographer and photographer and bought this monitor to have better color accuracy and help with video editing instead of working off a MacBook. After using the monitor for a month these are my opinions: Pros: - Excellent Clarity & Color (M-book profile is very comparable to MacBook color) -Screen size is very useful, especially for a video editor with its 16:9 ratio - Comparable resolution to previous iMac 5K Retina display. You can only see pixels if you're extremely close to the screen - Easy setup and compatible with Apple devices - Delivered with Thunderbolt 3 cable Cons: - Base plate is quite large and deceiving in pictures. I would recommend buying a separate VESA monitor stand to cut down on desk clutter - Speakers are average - Plugging in cables (thunderbolt, usb, display ports) is quite difficult. Not user friendly. Overall, very satisfied with this purchase instead of buying a 5K monitor.

Gorgeous colors

By Dara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

Excellent monitor, beautiful colors. I debated many different options, and ultimately chose this one. This monitor was well worth it. It's perfect for my work as a designer. The cords are a little hard to get to in the back, but I have no other issues with it. It comes calibrated and was very easy to set up. I'm so glad I got it. Love!

So far, so good!

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I've only been using this monitor for a week, but so far, it's great---clear, brilliant, everything it's supposed to be.

Great Product & Shipping

By Carter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

Great monitor and easy to calibrate using xRite. Fully adjustable height, tilt and even vertical. Nice alternative monitor.

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