BenQ SW270C monitor
Hot on the heels of BenQ’s award-winning SW2700PT monitor comes their latest offering, the SW270C – an upgraded version of its predecessor. This 27-inch QHD (2560x1440 pixels) monitor is aimed squarely at photographers requiring accurate colour reproduction on a screen that offers no shortage of real estate.
Those reliant on a colour critical workflow can rest easy as not only does the monitor come professionally factory pre-calibrated guaranteeing out-of-the-box colour accuracy, the SW270C reproduces 100% of the sRGB colour space and 99% of Adobe RGB..
Another feature that photographers will appreciate is GamutDuo. It simultaneously displays images side-by-side showing what they look like in two different colour spaces, say Adobe RGB and sRGB. This allows assessment of images to get a sense of any significant differences that may be apparent based on where and how the images are displayed.
New to this model is USB-C connectivity. Not only does it provide high speed video/audio/data transmission, but it can even be used to provide power to your laptop – up to 60W.
The Hotkey Puck G2 is a remote control that allows you to quickly and easily access the OSD menus, but more importantly, it makes switching between sRGB, Adobe RGB, and monochrome a breeze. And anything that saves times for photographers when it comes to post production of their images is a bonus.
The SW270C 16-bit look-up table (LUT) helps improves RGB colour blending while BenQ’s Uniformity Technology helps ensure precise colour from corner to corner.
In order to maintain the accuracy of monitor, regular calibration is recommended. The Palette Master Element software that comes standard can be used in conjunction with a variety of colour calibrators including X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro /i1 Pro 2/i1 Studio/ColorMunki Photo, and Datacolor Spyder 4/5. Internally, in order to ensure colour accuracy, the monitor relies on hardware calibration.
The shading hood that accompanies the SW270C represents an improvement on what accompanied the SW2700PT. Not only is it deeper, allowing for more effective shading and cutting of glare, but it’s also easier to mount.
While the SW270C supports a number of video format, it’s more likely to be a popular choice with those working with still as it does not offer 4K resolution. The undisputed king from BenQ, at a reasonable price, is the SW271.
Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10)
5 ms (GtG)
1.07 billion colors
99% AdobeRGB, 97% P3, 100% sRGB
Pixel Pitch (mm)
DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.)
Adobe RGB / sRGB / B&W / Rec. 709 / DCI-P3 / Display P3 / M-book / HDR / DICOM/Calibration 1 / Calibration 2 / Calibration 3 / Custom 1 / Custom 2
Full, Aspect Ratio, 1:1
5000°K / 6500°K/ 9300°K / User Mode
1.6 - 2.6, sRGB
VESA Wall Mount
Display Screen Coating
<= 2 ( avg)
Video Format Support
Black & White mode
Hotkey Puck G2
Factory Calibration Report
USB 3.1 Hub
USB Downstream x 2, Mini USB x 1
USB 3.1 Hub
USB Upstream x 1
Yes (PD60W, DP Alt mode, Data)
Support Format: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC
Power Consumption (based on Energy Star)
Power Consumption (stand by mode)
Dimensions (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base) (with shading hood)
372.2 x 626 x 238.04
Dimensions(HxWxD mm) (without shading hood)
Landscape: 504.5-611 x 613.8 x 213.4
Portrait: 733.4 x 380.7 x 223.2
Dimensions (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base)
368.9 x 613.8 x 62.65
Net Weight (kg) (without shading hood)
Net Weight (kg) (without stand)
Height Adjustment (mm)
Palette Master Element
X-Rtie i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro /i1 Pro 2 /i1 Studio , Datacolor Spyder 4/5
Video Signal Data
Hor. Frequency (KHz)
Ver. Frequency (Hz)
Video Bandwidth (MHZ)
Shading hood (Landscape), CD, QSG, Factory Calibration Report ,Hotkey Puck G2
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