Summary: Bought the exact same monitor but in a smaller format (24inches). You can't go wrong with this monitor, wait until the price goes down a bit and it's perfect ! Fast & responsive, this monitor is perfect for HD Gaming !
Big and beautiful VA LCD 27-inch monitor BenQ EW2730
L. Khalilova, Amazon
17 July 2012
Summary: The monitor is nice and beautiful. Viewing angles however are not up to par with IPS displays, some color rendition changes like black will turn into dark purple. Also color reproduction is way off, especially when viewing some blue and green mixed colors. In typical scenario there will be a nurse in aquamarine or turquoise suite and Benq would display it blue. Still, as a computer monitor it is really good, so no regrets or buyer remorse.
Summary: I'm comparing this to my IPS monitor (Dell U2311) and a generic TN panel. The blacks are the best I've ever seen on any LCD type display. It's also incredibly bright. Playing FPS games is fine in terms of pixel response, but the IPS monitor does a better job there. In general, I prefer this monitor to the Dell U2311 (ignoring the size difference).
Pros: Good color reproduction, decent viewing angles, very bright. Better contrast levels then my IPS monitor.
Cons: Pixel response is closer to 25 milliseconds.
Summary: For about $375 you can getyourself a VA panel monitor that looks too bright out of the box but once set-up it looks great. Nice and uniform colors across the screen A TN panel can't do that. And the whole thing stays cool because of the LED backlight. Try it , you'll like it.
Pros: Good resolution, NO heat, no color shift when looking from one side of the screen to the other
Cons: too bright out of the box., colour temperature is off too but can be adjusted
Summary: Pure gammers might not like the monitor, it is not as fast as a 2 ms TN pannel but colors, brightness and contrast are much better than its TN counterpart. Purists might not like MVA's color shifting which this monitor clearly suffers but you're getting used to if you're not looking for it. Bottom line, cheaper than IPS pannel but much better than TN pannel as far as image quality but a bit slower.
Pros: Brightness. The monitor can offer brightness beyond anything I've seen on other monitors. I reduced mine to 50% and it is bright enough., Contrast is outstanding, blacks are rich and colors rendering are more than good and better than my Samsung TN panel.
Cons: Color shifting, first thing I noticed on this monitor which is a weakness of the MVA panels. When looking dead center of the monitor you can clearly see the shifting of colors to the edge of the monitor. Moving your eyes right in front of the edge of the monirot and you see the shifting moved to the center and worsen to the other edge. Not a deal breaker but noticeable., OSD popup in the center of the monitor each time the monitor switch from native resolution to non ...
Summary: While I still like the Dell, it wasn't the best for me. I'm not a fan of the " shimmer " effect on the matte finish on the Dell and it got real hot! The BenQ is a really good monitor. It has a semigloss screen that allows the pop but without the shimmer. It is bright, I mean real looking into the sun bright. I turned the backlight down into the 20'so the picture was not washed out. Overall I feel it's better then the 2410U.
Be Aware this monitor will not work INITIALLY with HDMI
21 April 2013
Summary: If you do decide to purchase this monitor you can only get it to work INITIALLY using the provided "DVI" connector (old blue socket with the securing screws each side). The monitor will not work with "HDMI" at this stage. If the "DVI" connector will not fit your graphics card you will need to buy an adaptor to convert the "AVI" socket to whatever your system uses. Once the "AVI" connector is fitted, the monitor will work.
Great Monitor, just slightly low resolution for size
Harry Starling, Amazon
5 March 2013
Summary: I was looking for a larger 27" monitor than my previous 20" widescreen as multi spreadsheets were pretty cramped on the old one. A quick sort by price on Amazon brought up this one which looked like good value and has good reviews. The reviews are accurate, this is a solid monitor with a high build quality and a great picture, I just feel that the resolution slightly lets it down, for spreadsheets and photo editing the image is too big.
Summary: I would have given this monitor 5 stars in a heartbeat if it had a higher resolution. The Picture itself is amazing, playing games on this is a treat from any angle. My only issue is for 1920x1080 for a 27" monitor is just too low a resolution, everything on the screen looks huge, not so bad if you're poor of sight but a real headache otherwise.
Summary: If you're wondering whether a 27" monitor is too big for you, stop wondering. It isn't. The senses of space and clarity you get with a monitor this size are great, so if you've got the room then go for it. When it comes to the state of LCD technology, it can be a bit confusing. Basically, there are three main types of panel: (in order from best to worst) IPS, VA and TN (don't worry about what these initials stand for).