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BenQ PD2710QC Review
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BenQ PD2710QC Review

by July 15, 2018

Specifications:
27 Inches Screen
2560×1440 Resolution (QHD, 1440p)
16:9 Aspect Ratio
IPS Panel
60Hz
14ms / 5ms (GTG) Response Time
Ports: USB-C, DisplayPort-Out, MiniDisplayPort
Other Ports: Ethernet, 4x USB 3.0, Audio Line-Out
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Static Contrast: 1,000:1
Dynamic Contrast: 20M:1

When it comes to BenQ monitors they always strike me as a company who likes to go for style and quality over fancy features and snazzy add-ons. However, the BenQ PD2710QC takes all three of these things and just blends them together in a, not so little, 27 inch bundle and boy does it work. This monitor gives you everything from vibrant colours to a price that isn’t going to have you eating beans on toast for months at a time.

The BenQ PD2710QC is a very nice looking monitor and more than likely one of the best I’ve seen from BenQ. It has a great silver and black finish to it which will fit right at home on your desk without sticking out like a sore thumb. The screen is housed in a nice thin bezel meaning if you have two of these side by side the gap between them won’t overpower or look to ridiculous. The base of this monitor is slightly angled down on a slope, if you will, and this will allow users to easily sit their laptop here. The only issue I found was any laptop that is around 14 inches and above may look out of place or not fit ideally. I tried my MacBook Pro and there just wasn’t enough room at all; saying that, however, the thing is about 4 years old and still has a disc drive for heavens sake.

Speaking of the base, the BenQ PD2710QC does require its own power supply. That’s not a typo either you did read it right. The reason this beast of a monitor requires a power supply for the base is because it has its own abundance of utilities for you to use. With the use of a USB-C port you can connect to a laptop which in turn will provide video, audio, power and USB connections. As well as this feature the base also houses two USB 3.0 ports and an RJ45 LAN port. On the right you also have two more USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This feature alone is enough to get my attention as being truthful this is the first time I’ve seen something like this since we started reviewing monitors.

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Naturally the monitor itself has its own connections but these are just your standard HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and MiniDisplayPort 1.2 which can provide the full 1440p resolution. You can tell by all these ports and connections this monitor is certainly aimed at those who are bang into their graphics design.

The display on this monitor is fantastic and this goes for whether you’re video editing or even your classic graphic design; this monitor is great for all aspects. The monitor’s built in software, shall we say, has a various amount of profiles for the user to select on depending on what type of project they are working on. These profiles will alter the colour of the screen and have been put together for work such as CAD, animation and even dark room. Depending on which one you choose the colour scale will get brighter and more vibrant or if you use the dark room profile it will reduce the overall brightness of the screen.

The monitor also features BenQ’s “Eye Care” technology which uses lower blue light and flicker-free output, reducing eye strain over prolonged use. The PD2710QC display also has built-in speakers for you to blast your tunes through while working. I wouldn’t get too excited though as they’re not truly mind blowing but do a decent job if you would just like some nice background music while using the monitor.

Performance wise the monitor does a stand up job when it comes to video editing or photo editing due the wide range of colour and vibrancy it gives to them as I mentioned before. Gaming isn’t bad dependant on what you’re playing and although the monitor does hold up well with the likes of Far Cry 5 and Wolfenstein, it may not be for those who are into their competitive games such as CS:GO or Battlefield 1 due to the response time and refresh rate.

Positives

Connection Availability
Great Display
Great Base Adaption

Negatives

Could Be Better For Gaming

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Design
8.0
Display
9.0
Features
10
Performance
8.0
Bottom Line

Overall the BenQ PD2710QC is a great monitor that delivers excellent colours and impressive connectivity options. As well as your bog standard connections on the back it has a base that won’t leave you short on USB connection or even audio/video connections. If you work with video or photo editing software then this could be the monitor for you. In fact, to be honest, it doesn’t do a bad job on the gaming side either.

8.8
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James Robertson
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