GW2765HT mon­i­tor

You’ll strug­gle to find a mon­i­tor that’s more ac­com­plished and bet­ter value than BenQ’s lat­est prod­uct

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Price £275 oubt­less some artists read­ing this will be squint­ing at old, petit or sim­ply moribund mon­i­tors. If that’s you, then both your work and your eyes will be suf­fer­ing. As such, it’s time for an up­grade.

Be­cause tech­nol­ogy moves so quickly, de­cid­ing what to buy is dif­fi­cult. Over the past few years a 27inch IPS mon­i­tor would have been the sort to aim for. That’s be­cause In-Plane Switch­ing mon­i­tors gen­er­ally of­fer great con­trast and ex­act­ing black lev­els. To­day though, 4K is the newkid-on-the block and the tech­nol­ogy is turn­ing heads and wallets.

Beyond of­fer­ing artists new lev­els of res­o­lu­tion, even inkier blacks and pin­sharp de­tail, 4K’s ar­rival is good news for another rea­son: it’s made IPS mon­i­tors cheaper. For less than £300 you can pick up the BenQ.

So what does your cash get you? Straight off the bat, the BenQ of­fers a clas­si­cally good-look­ing IPS panel, with great colours, de­cent blacks and out­stand­ing white sat­u­ra­tion. The only is­sue we have with the panel it­self is

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Con­tact Via web­site that it does suf­fer ever so slightly from in­put lag – a de­lay be­tween the mon­i­tor re­ceiv­ing a sig­nal and it be­ing dis­played on the screen.

In­put lag is a highly sub­jec­tive is­sue and it’s very min­i­mal here. Some peo­ple don’t feel it, while oth­ers find it an­noy­ing. If you’re con­cerned that you’re in the lat­ter camp, try be­fore you buy. That said, there’s more good news. De­spite the mon­i­tor’s com­par­a­tively cheap price, it’s cer­tainly not built like a bud­get ma­chine. It’s solidly con­structed and packs a full tilt/swivel stand that sup­ports both land­scape and por­trait view­ing.

If you want to nit­pick, the shiny plas­tic chas­sis does lend the BenQ a slightly out­dated, mid-noughties look. How­ever, the bezel doesn’t de­tract from the ex­cel­lent panel.

The mon­i­tor also fea­tures the now­fa­mil­iar BenQ On Screen Dis­play, dy­nam­i­cally dis­play­ing each op­tion on-screen be­side the rel­e­vant but­ton. It’s a great ad­di­tion.

In con­clu­sion, for less than £300, this is an im­pres­sive IPS screen and, as such, a great buy.

Fe­bru­ary 2015

The BenQ fea­tures a

fan­tas­tic IPS panel with amaz­ing colour depth, bright whites and re­al­is­tic blacks.

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