BenQ have released a new monitor in their ‘DesignVue’ range. The PD2725U is 27″ in size and features a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, IPS panel technology and a range of features for colour critical and professional uses. This includes a wide colour gamut backlight offering 95% DCI-P3 coverage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for simple monitor setup and making it Apple Mac ready.
The PD2725U has a 4-side borderless design and makes multi-screen setups simpler. Spec wise the 27″ IPS panel offers a 3840 x 2160 resolution, 5ms G2G response time, 60Hz refresh rate, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness (400 cd/m2 peak for HDR content), 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth and a wide gamut backlight covering 95% DCI-P3.
Colour accuracy is a critical focus of this screen. It includes BenQ’s ‘AQCOLOR’ technology. BenQ AQCOLOR technology delivers “Accurate Reproduction.” This translates to the display of colour precisely as it is intended to appear. Led by a colour experts, the BenQ team took part in the ICC and ISO to establish colour-related standards and implementation guidelines.
The PD2725U has a wide gamut backlight and covers 95% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB, and 100% Rec.709 color spaces. Each PD2725U comes individually per-calibrated, with a certification report, guaranteeing trustworthy color performance and a dE <3. There are a wide range of picture preset modes to work with as well as a decent range of colour and gamma controls in the OSD menu.
It also includes “simplified colour synchronization” for when you need colour 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. BenQ’s new feature helps designers effortlessly match the ICC (International Color Consortium) color space profiles between monitors and computers. ICCsync allows an instant color mode adjustment. Control it through Display Pilot software or the monitor itself.
Thunderbolt 3 does it all and there are 2x ports provided on this screen so you can easily daisy chain too. One cable lets you transfer audio, video, and data along with 65W power delivery (the other connection is 15W power delivery). Its single cable convenience eliminates distracting clutter. For added connectivity, there’s also a convenient USB hub with 2x downstream ports. There are also 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.0 connections provided.
Picture In Picture (PIP) and Picture By Picture (PBP) let you customize your work flow. The screen also includes a KVM switch letting you control content from two different PC systems on one screen using one keyboard and mouse to save space and boost work efficiency. The provided Hotkey Puck G2 accessory makes navigating your screen settings simple and convenient. 2x 2.5W stereo speakers are also built in to the screen and there is a headphone jack connection. The stand offers tilt, height, swivel and pivot adjustments.
The monitor is listed with an RRP of $1099.99 and is available in many regions via Amazon where you can check pricing and availability (affiliate link).
Source: BenQ spec page
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