Unveiling the BenQ SW272U: A Next-Generation 4K HDR IPS Monitor for Visual Enthusiasts

In 2021, the BenQ PhotoVue SW271C made its debut, and now, a successor model with remarkably similar specifications is on the horizon. Introducing the BenQ SW272U UHD HDR monitor, equipped with a 27-inch IPS panel boasting a stunning 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, all presented at a refresh rate of 60 Hz, while seamlessly supporting HDR10 technology.

BenQ SW272Q 4K UHD HDR monitor

Let’s delve into the impressive features this monitor has to offer. With a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a remarkable color depth of 10 bits, and a speedy response time of 5 milliseconds (grey to gray), the BenQ SW272U delivers a captivating visual experience. Moreover, its typical brightness measures 400 cd/m², ensuring vivid and radiant images on your screen.

If we shift our attention to color accuracy, the SW272U truly shines. Boasting comprehensive color space coverage, this monitor offers a staggering 100 percent sRGB, 99 percent Adobe RGB, and 99 percent Display P3 coverage, guaranteeing accurate and vibrant colors. The Delta E value of this monitor is expected to be less than 1.5, highlighting its commitment to precise color representation.

To further enhance its capabilities, the 4K HDR IPS monitor undergoes Calman verification, and Pantone validation, and features a remarkable 16-bit 3D LUT. Coupled with the power of the Palette Master Ultimate software and a separate colorimeter, this monitor allows for hardware calibration, ensuring optimal color accuracy and performance.

Now, let’s explore the connectivity options offered by the BenQ SW272U. This 27-inch 4K UHD HDR monitor boasts a versatile array of interfaces, including two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4, a USB 3.1 hub, a convenient headphone jack, and even a microSD card reader. Notably, it also features USB-C with DisplayPort alternate mode, enabling the charging of notebooks with up to 90 watts of power. As a bonus, the package includes an anti-glare hood and a Hotkey Puck G3 for added convenience. Additionally, the monitor offers various ergonomic adjustments such as rotation, tilt, height adjustment, pivot, and VESA mount compatibility (100 x 100 mm), ensuring a comfortable and customizable viewing experience.

Taking energy efficiency into consideration, the BenQ PhotoVue SW272U consumes a modest 34 watts of power. Without its stand, it weighs a mere 5.25 kg. Notably, it has also been awarded a certification for low reflections from TÜV Rheinland, solidifying its commitment to providing an optimal visual experience.

Price and availability

Currently, the BenQ PhotoVue SW272U 4K HDR IPS monitor is listed on the Bhphotovideo.com store, with a price tag of $1,599.99.

Updated on June 20, 2023: BenQ SW272U 4K HDR monitor is now available for pre-order in the UK via Amazon.co.uk at £1,199.99 and will be released on July 31, 2023.

Updated on October 10, 2023: BenQ SW272U is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com at $1,599.99 and will be released on January 1, 2024.

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BenQ SW272U specifications

BenQ SW272Q 4K UHD HDR monitor
  • Display: 27-inch IPS panel, Anti-Reflection
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
  • Brightness (typ.): 400 nits
  • Native Contrast: 1000:1
  • Viewing Angle (L/R) (CR>=10): 178°/178°
  • Response Time: 5 ms (GtG)
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Color Gamut: 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB, 99% P3
  • Color Mode: Adobe RGB, B+W, Calibration 1, Calibration 2, Calibration 3, Custom, DCI-P3, DICOM, Display P3, HDR, M-Book, Paper Color Sync, Rec.709, sRGB
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Colors: 1.07 billion colors
  • Pixel Per Density: 163 PPI
  • Color Temperature: 5000K, 6500K, 9300K, User-K, User-RGB
  • Gamma: 1.6 – 2.6, sRGB
  • Features: HDR10, HLG, HDCP 2.2, AMA, TUV Certificate, Anti-Reflection, Calman verified, Pantone Validated, Pantone SkinTone Validated, Video Format Support, Factory Calibration Report, 3D-LUT 16bits, Delta E(avg) ≤1.5, Gamut Duo, Black & White mode, Black Level, Hardware Calibration, Uniformity Technology, Hotkey Puck G3, Palette Master Ultimate, Paper Color Sync, LightSpace Ready, Calman ready
  • Stand: Tilt (-5˚ – 20˚), Swivel (30˚/30˚), Pivot (90˚), Height Adj. (140mm)
  • VESA Mount: 100×100 mm
  • Ports: Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC), HDMI (v2.0) 2x, DisplayPort (v1.4) 1x, USB C (PowerDelivery 90W, DisplayPort Alt Mode, Data) 1x, USB Type B ( Upstream ) 1x, USB 3.1 (Downstream) 2x,
  • Headphone Jack
  • Dimensions: 451.8-591.8×613.9×274 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 8.6 kg / 19 lbs (with stand)

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