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BenQ EW2770QZ: Boundless Views, Endless Sensation
October 3, 2017

A screen that’s good for your eyes.

BenQ’s latest monitor may look like other displays, but the EW2770QZ has enough features to make it one of our favorites. This 27-inch display is one of the few monitors that supports a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution – it’s not 4K, but that’s still more pixels than your standard full HD monitor.

Running through the spec sheet the EW2770QZ’s IPS, 8-bit panel is capable of a 5ms response time which easily makes it a decent monitor for playing games or watching movies. Out of the box, the EW2770QZ already showcases bright, vivid color even without calibrating the display.

But one of the EW2770QZ’s highlights is the Brightness Intelligence feature, where the screen will automatically adjust certain aspects such as the contrast, brightness and the saturation so it can deliver image consistency according to the lightning in your environment.

A small camera that’s located below the bezel analyzes lightning conditions and will appropriately adjust the screen that’ll make it easier on the eyes. For example, the screen automatically dims when there’s a bright light source, and increases it when it gets dark. While it’s an automatic feature, you can easily turn if off if you don’t feel like using it.

The rear part of the EW2770QZ houses all of the connectivity ports, including two HDMI, DisplayPort and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The monitor is clearly designed for newer components, but I would have preferred to see legacy ports like VGA and DVI to make it more compatible with older PCs.

There’s also a couple of buttons at the back of the EW2770QZ that easily lets you navigate the display’s menus. It’s fast and easy to use, something you don’t always see on a monitor.

The display also houses two speakers, though at 2W it’s not the best sounding one – but luckily you can always connect the display to an external speaker for better sound output.

On testing I hooked up the EW2770QZ on my MacBook Pro as an extended display as well as using it on one of my smaller PCs at home. As mentioned, we didn’t have a problem with the EW2770QZ displaying brilliant colors and in crisp detail. Images were consistent even with the Brightness Intelligence feature comes into effect.

Probably the only drawback you’re missing is the 4K resolution – but then again, it’s not really a deal breaker. The EW2770QZ’s QHD resolution is capable enough of delivering the goods and combine that with its great performance and you have a monitor that’s worthy to have a place on your desktop.

by vportiz

Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech – you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming. Follow him on Twitter at @vp_ortiz17