BenQ has revealed a new monitor, with lower resolution than it should be, but mostly equivalent features. BenQ HDR10 monitor features 27-inch DCI-P3 color space and HDR10 as already mentioned with FHD resolution. It offers DCI-P3 color space and HDR10 in very affordable budget among other LCD’s in 27-inch form factor.
BenQ EW227HHDR packs 1920?1080 resolution LCD panel, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4 ms GtG response time and 300 nits brightness which goes up to 400 nits in HDR mode. For HDR monitor, 400 nits brightness is too low which will lead to insufficient dynamic range.
The key features that will draw attention towards the monitor, HDR10 and 93% DCI-P3 color space seems to be quite appreciable, but it’s not. As the panel supports 16.7 million colors (8-bit) which is not ok, as most of the other monitors with DCI-P3 color space have 1.07 billion colors (10-bit), thus leading to limiting it’s capabilities.
Coming to the connectivity, BenQ EW227HDR features 2 HDMI 2.0, a D-sub connector and a 3.5mm headphone in/out jack. The monitor has a button to switch between four HDR modes and Brightness Intelligence Plus mode for softening brightness without distorting the contrast levels and has two inbuilt 2W speakers.
The monitor is available for purchase on amazon for $269 and various other retailers.
News Source Anandtech.com