BenQ PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor

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BenQ PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 1200:1 Contrast Ratio
Unleash your creativity with the PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ. Designed with creative users in mind, this display provides you with robust functionality and ample connectivity options essential for drafting artwork or editing photos and video.
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BenQ PD2705U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Vivid Colorization
  • 3Efficiently Designed
  • 4Specialized Design
  • 5Eye-Care

Unleash your creativity with the PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ. Designed with creative users in mind, this display provides you with robust functionality and ample connectivity options essential for drafting artwork or editing photos and video.

Sporting a 27-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, this display gives you resolution up to 3840 x 2160 and horizontal and vertical viewing angles up to 178°, making this ideal for digital artists working on detailed projects. With support for 1.07-billion colors, a 1200:1 contrast ratio, and up to 350 cm/d² brightness, you can ensure your media looks clear, essential when creating vivid imagery. A 60 Hz refresh rate is accompanied by 5 ms gray-to-gray response time to provide a smooth and fluid experience when watching and editing media. The PD2705U features one HDMI and one DisplayPort input, allowing you to connect multiple devices simultaneously and switch between them seamlessly. Additionally, a single USB Type-C input allows you to connect devices that support DP Alt Mode while supplying 65W power delivery so you can conveniently charge your device while expanding your screen real estate.

Vivid Colorization

With HDR10 compatibility and VESA HDR400 certification, you can ensure your artwork stands out with vivid colorization. Developed with International Color Consortium (ICC) and International Organization of Standardization (ISO), BenQ's AQCOLOR technology produces color-accurate reproduction suitable for a wide range of artwork, photo editing, and more. You get enhanced color gamut coverage with 99% sRGB and Rec.709. Additionally, each PD2705U comes individually pre-calibrated with a certification report for trustworthy performance. Each monitor has earned the Calman and Pantone Validated statuses.

Efficiently Designed

Whether you are designing or completing daily tasks, the PD2705U sports several features designed to streamline your workload. Picture-In-Picture (PIP) and Picture-By-Picture (PBP) modes allow you to pull up multiple images from multiple devices with interlaced images or dividing the screen for dedicated image sections, respectively. A built-in KVM switch allows you to connect and control two different systems with a single keyboard and mouse. One Key Shortcuts allow you to easily access color settings and more with standard key presses or use the optional Hotkey Puck G2 for another layer of convenience. Display Pilot allows you to integrate additional designer-friendly features.

Specialized Design

Integrated view presets allow you to use specialized modes such as CAD/CAM, Animation, Darkroom, and DualView to adjust display settings automatically to match your workload.


Integrated Eye-Care technology offers settings that filter out blue light so you can work on your projects for longer without experiencing eyestrain and fatigue.
UPC: 840046045531

BenQ PD2705U Specs

Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Resolution3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)163 ppi
Maximum Brightness350 cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
250 cd/m2 (Sustained)
Contrast Ratio1200:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR CompatibilityHDR10
Color Gamut99% Rec. 709
99% sRGB
Response Time5 ms
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs1 x HDMI 2.0 Input
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
1 x USB Type-C Input
1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
2 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Input
3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Output
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)
Power Consumption27.5 W (Typical)
152 W (Maximum)
0.5 W (Standby)
Power Adapter TypeInternal
USB Power Delivery65 W (via USB Type-C)
Height AdjustmentNone
Rotation AdjustmentNone
Swivel Adjustment60° (-30 to 30°)
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Max Arm Extension LengthNone
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Lock SlotNo
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.0 x 1.8 x 0.8' / 614.8 x 560.9 x 256.8 mm (with Stand)
24.2 x 14.4 x 3.4" / 614.8 x 365.7 x 86.0 mm (without Stand)
Weight20.5 lb / 9.3 kg (with Stand)
13.2 lb / 6 kg (with Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 23.2 x 6.5"

BenQ PD2705U Reviews

Good, reliable monitor with nice color

By Nicholas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

This is a good monitor for general use with nice colors. My unit has some relatively minor backlight bleed on the bottom right edge near the corner, which is unfortunate, but otherwise there are no dead or stuck pixels, and color temperature and brightness are consistent across the display. Make sure to turn Uniformity off in the settings for maximum brightness, it is somewhat dim otherwise. HDR is not great because the Uniformity setting can't be turned off in HDR mode so the display is not bright enough. Some minor tweaks in the monitor's settings with saturation, contrast, and color temperature make the display vibrant and pleasing. This monitor functions well and I have not had any problems with flickering, sleep mode, or waking the display. The USB hub is useful. I have connected my PC via DisplayPort, my PS5 via HDMI, and my laptop via USB-C and all inputs switch and work well. There is little to no visible ghosting when playing games at 4K 60fps. It does make small plastic popping noises when it heats up and cools down, but this is typical and not a deal-breaker. Overall, this is a reliable and nice monitor.

Best in class.

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-06

Great monitor with great color accuracy. This monitor has the least light bleed in this class of monitor. I actually prefer this model over the newer version (main difference of the newer model is the integration of thunderbolt 3). I have a thunderbolt dock so that was not an issue for me. I actually found the colors and light bleed to be better on this one than the newer version. Tried 5 monitors and this one took the cake.

Fine monitor for USBC connection to laptop

By Lawrence
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

This is a good monitor. Easy to set up and connect, in my case, to a Windows laptop via a USBC cable - provided you locate the magic Power Awake switch described on page 58 of the users manual. When this is set to ON, the monitor keeps supplying power to the USB ports in the monitor's standby mode. You must change this setting from the default OFF to ON. Then you can simply hit the space bar to wake up the monitor and the laptop.

Solid 4K Monitor

By Rishaad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Great 4K monitor out of the box solid build quality, accurate color reproduction highly recommend this benq

Good Value

By Hobart
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

After our 2017 iMac checked out, I was looking for an affordable way of using a 2020 13 inch MBP as my primary desktop computer. Tasks include general personal uses -- email, web browsing, spreadsheet and word processing, etc. as well as Lightroom and Photoshop. The BenQ PD2705U 27 inch provides a solid working display without cluttering up my desk. One USB-C cable to the MBP charges the laptop and provides the video signal to the display. Recommended!

Monitor for my Mac Studio

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I recently purchased a Mac Studio to replace my 2020 Intel iMac, and after doing a lot of research, I decided on the BenQ PD2705U 27 monitor. I didn't want to spring for the new Apple Studio Display, and I have to say, I couldn't be happier with the BenQ monitor! I do video, photo, and audio work, so I needed a monitor that was color accurate, and the PD2705U is fantastic! It's color accurate and looks stunning! I think it looks better than the 5K display on my old iMac. If you're looking for a pro-caliber monitor for video and/or photo work, this monitor does the job perfectly, and exceeds my expectations! Highly recommend!

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Is [email protected] possible when connected to MacBook Air ...

Is [email protected] possible when connected to MacBook Air M1 via Thunderbolt / USB-C?
Asked by: Eugene
[email protected] is possible via USB-C when connected to a MacBook air M1.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-02-22

How many nits?

How many nits?
Asked by: Adam
The nit brightness by default is 250 nits. When you are using HDR the peak will be 350 nits.
Answered by: BenQ Customer Service
Date published: 2022-03-29

Other than newer connections, this monitor seems ...

Other than newer connections, this monitor seems to be inferior in all specs to the older PD2700, yet $100 more? What am I missing?
Asked by: Lew
The BenQ PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor will be upgraded with USB-C, a better panel color uniformity and better picture modes.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2022-03-29

Does this come with the usual calibration report? ...

Does this come with the usual calibration report? Mine did not.
Asked by: Elizabeth
Hello, Thank you for the question. Sorry to see you did not receive the calibration report. The PD2705U will come with a calibration report. In the event you did not receive it, please email BenQ Support, and we will have it sent to you.
Answered by: BenQ Customer Service
Date published: 2022-03-25

Can both Intel and M1 Macbook Pro with ...

Can both Intel and M1 Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports connect to this display via the USB-C connection? Will it charge over the same cable?
Asked by: Blair
Yes, you're able to connect your intel, and M1 MBP to the PD2705u in a single monitor setup. The monitor will be able to charge both at 65w.
Answered by: BenQ Customer Service
Date published: 2022-04-05

The user manual on p. 59 for this new model says, ...

The user manual on p. 59 for this new model says, that it supports 3840 x [email protected] Hz only, if USB 3.2 Gen 1 is selected instead of USB 2.0 in menu. Is this correct?
Asked by: Alexander
Unacceptably low refresh rate.
Answered by: Alexander
Date published: 2022-01-27
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