The Benq SW2700PT distinguishes itself immediately with two very useful accessories. First of all, Benq is one of the two participants in this test to include a shading hood with the monitor. Also included is a useful usb remote control, that allows you to change between different viewing modes. This is very useful, because if you are not working specifically with AdobeRGB compatible programs it is better to work in sRGB-mode. After all, the colours will look saturated otherwise.
In terms of connectivity Benq offers an hdmi, a dual-link dvi and a displayport 1.2 input. We also find a two-port usb 3.0 hub and an sd memory card reader on the left. With a slider on the base you can control the standard working height. This allows you to change the monitor back to your preferred setting quickly after someone else changed the height.
Benq also includes software that allows you to calibrate the monitor in hardware. The test results out-of-the-box are also very good, although in standard mode we achieve the highest coverage of the AdobeRGB colour space with 98.6%. In AdobeRGB-mode this is 91.7%. Nevertheless we see a good colour deviation of 1.86 in that mode, with a very small standard deviation of 0.7. The grayscale deviation is the lowest in the test, only 2.52 with an sd of 0.68. The average gamma is slightly high with 2.09, but still more than acceptable. After calibration of hardware the SW2700PT performs really well: an AdobeRGB coverage of 99.9%, average colour deviation of 2.1 and grayscale deviation of 1.45 at a gamma of 2.12. The colour temperature is slightly warm at 6174, but this is still workable. Also worth mentioning is the very low brightness of white at minimum brightness, only 11 cd/m². This is pleasant in the case of very little ambient light.