BenQ PD2705Q: Professional monitor with USB-C and KVM surprises at Delta E

BenQ Designvue IPS Monitor for Graphic Design. With features as 4K, UHD, QHD 1440p, AQColour, USB C
Benq PD2705Q

For graphic designers, architects or 3D artists, Benq has designed the 27-inch PD2705Q monitor, which uses an IPS panel with WQHD resolution. The USB-C connector and the integrated KVM switch should make the work easier, but a delta E value of 3 appears comparatively high.

Professional equipment with relatively high colour spacing

A CAD/CAM mode for high-contrast lines, an animation mode for post-processing illuminated dark areas or a darkroom mode for post-production in darkened rooms are part of the equipment for professional use. Using the dual-view function, image content can be displayed side by side in two different colour spaces, for example for online and printing. Using the KVM switch function, two systems connected to the monitor can be operated with the same mouse and keyboard. In addition to a USB-C port, four USB-A sockets are available.

However, for an outstanding color fidelity with which Benq advertises the new monitor, the calibration to a color distance of Delta E 3 ex factory is comparatively coarse, because many professional monitors provide smaller color deviations with Delta E 2, However, the correct reproduction of established colour systems is underlined with certifications for Calman or the Pantone Matching System. Benq itself summarizes the maintenance of certain industry standards for color representation under the term Aqcolor.

Displayport output and pivot

The IPS panel is specified with 8 bit color depth and provides typical values for brightness and contrast according to the data sheet. Displayport 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 each function as video inputs, as well as said USB-C port with Displayport in alternate mode. Several monitors can be connected in series by means of an additional Displayport output. Integrated speakers and a stand with all common options for the ergonomic orientation of the display are part of the further equipment.

Price, specifications and availability

Benq calls for immediate availability for the PD2705Q. The recommended retail price of 459 euros is already undercut in free trade: Currently, prices start at around 430 euros.

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