After being teased at NAB 2019, BenQ has finally announced their latest 27-inch video editing and color grading monitor aimed at creative professionals and enthusiasts alike. In fact, the PhotoVue SW270C is the successor of the highly popular SW2700PT model that made waves in the industry with its impressive feature set and affordability.
Besides the same 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution, 27-inch size display and 99% AdobeRGB coverage that both monitors share, the SW270C brings along some newer technology and overhauled features that make it an even more appealing option than its counterpart.
Driven by BenQ’s Color Uniformity Technology, the SW270C helps deliver improved color accuracy and a more representative view of the original image “from corner to corner”. Furthermore, the latest entry provides support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 97% of the DCI-P3 and Display P3 color gamuts, and HDR10.
Other notable features of the 27-inch 10-bit IPS panel available on board include a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20M:1, a 300 cd/m2 brightness rating, 109 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Native 24p/25p frame rate playback for film and video editors is also supported along with HDCP 2.2, Picture in Picture (PiP), Picture by Picture (PbP) modes and more.
On top of that, the unit comes with a redesigned Hotkey Puck for quick access to preferred color modes and features along with plenty of connectivity options. Users will have access to two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and one USB Type-C port that supports DP alt mode, audio, device charging up to 60W, and data transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s.
Additionally, BenQ SW270C features two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-B port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s even a specially designed detachable shading hood that can effectively reduce the monitor’s screen glare from ambient lighting for improved color accuracy.
BenQ SW270C 27″ Monitor Highlights
- 27″ In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
- 2560 x 1440 Resolution at 60HZ
- Color Uniformity Technology
- Native 24p/25p frame rate playback support
- 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
- 300 cd/m² Brightness
- 178°/178° Viewing Angles
- 5 ms (GtG) Response Time
- 1.07 Billion Color Support
- Redesigned OSD Controller
- 99% AdobeRGB Color Gamut
- HDMI 2.0 | DisplayPort 1.4 | USB Type-C
- Price: $799
Currently, the monitor is exclusively available to all B&H customers in the US selling for $799 with scheduled release to other retailers after August 1st. The full specs and additional information regarding the SW270C can be found on BenQ’s official website.
Meanwhile, you can still order the SW2700PT that will set you back $200 less in case you don’t need the extra bells and whistles the successor brings to the table.
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