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Benq Aq Colour Monitors

We have been BenQ's key supporter in Australia for the last 5 years and see only a very bright future ahead. We have an unmatched relationship with both BenQ Australia, but also right back to the key BenQ engineers who develop these products - so you can be sure if you buy a BenQ monitor from Image Science you will simply get the best advice and support available - both before and after your purchase.

BenQ arrived relatively late (around 2013) to the Colour Accurate monitors market but their ability to handle more of the process in house gives them a substantial price advantage over their competitors.

In 2019 they've fully fleshed out their range with larger sizes and now offer a number of attractive, high performing screens at very competitive prices. BenQ colour accurate monitors are now internationally known as BenQ AQ Colour Monitors (in some markets you may still see BenQ PhotoGenic/PhotoVue referred to.

It is fair to say at this point that BenQ are more than likely the market leaders in colour accurate monitors worldwide. Thanks to their excellent relationship with us, BenQ have in particular seen massive growth in the Australian market with thousands of their SW and PV monitors now out in the field and in daily use with both professional and amateur users.

Professional Monitors

Hot new model in 2019 - The BenQ SW270c!
Hot new model in 2019 - The BenQ SW270c!

The PV Series has traditionally been BenQ's flagship colour accurate series - targeted specifically at high end content production work in the Photo, Print, Video, VFX, and Rendering areas.  However in recent times it is increasingly hard to tell the difference with the latest, much improved, SW series models (originally the 'prosumer' range).

Both these ranges now offer the same features as the better known options from Eizo and NEC - 10 bit input/panels, high bit depth/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs), Direct Hardware Calibration support, and excellent colour accurate quality and general ergonomics.

The PV270 model is a real, battle tested winner - excellent size and image quality, incredibly good pricing for a complete package (you only need to add an i1Display Pro), and the addition of a number of video editing friendly features mean this one has become very popular with both still image makers and video producers alike.  Overall, it's probably our favourite BenQ model as it's so consistent, and a proven solution.

New on the scene for mid 2019 is the SW270C - this is an upgraded SW2700PT (see below) - that is considerably improved.  Basically, they have very significantly improved uniformity, added USB-C (including power delivery) and HDR/video support.  If you want USB-C in particular, this is the one to go for.

The SW271 arrived in 2018 and has been an enormous success for BenQ - a 27 inch 4K screen with all the features you could want, and an amazingly low price point.  Whilst technically the SW271 is part of a different range, it is so good (and such great value!) that we've put it in this list (read our evaluation to see why!).  This model has become hugely popular - a 4K, colour accurate wide gamut model with great performance at an amazing price - who doesn't want that??

And if you want the biggest bad boy out there, then the BenQ SW320 is the logical choice.  32" of 4K beauty.

BenQ PV270 27" Monitor
The best value 27" colour accurate monitor on the market - with video friendly features too - our favourite BenQ model.
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$1,349
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW270C 27" Monitor
BenQ's affordable new 27"colour accurate monitor with USB-C & significantly improved quality all around. Validated by Pantone & Calman.
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$1,299
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW271 27" 4K Monitor
4K, 27 inch, colour accurate monitor at a very aggressive price point - there's a lot to like about this new monitor from BenQ!
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$1,899
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW320 31.5" 4K Monitor
BenQ's new 31.5" 4K UHD monitor with wide colour gamut and direct hardware calibration - also comes with a free shading hood!
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$2,299
  • Panel Size / Ratio31" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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Wide Gamut Display

99% coverage of AdobeRGB colour space - see more colour, accurately!

High Bit Depth Electronics

High bit depth internal processing and 3D LUTs means higher fidelity in general, and smoother gradients in particular.

Direct Hardware Calibration Support

Add an i1Display Pro and you have a complete direct hardware calibration solution using BenQ's included Palette Master Software.

Complete Package

With monitor, hood, stand, cables, and software included, the only accessory you need to add for a complete colour accurate monitor solution is an i1Display Pro calibrator!

Video Friendly Features

The PV270 and SW271 support most of DCI-P3 colour, and 1080/24p input for judder free playback.  They're also Technicolor certified.

Prosumer Monitors

The SW Range are aimed squarely at serious amateur and professional photographers.  Perhaps in the early days these were seen more as 'camera club' level monitors, with each new model BenQ have significantly refined their offerings and the three latest - SW240, SW271 and SW270c - are all very popular with professional image makers of all types.

These models have many of the features of the P range - wide gamut, high bit depth processing etc., and while it's not quite up to the P series quality, they're surprisingly close and it's a huge step up for colour accuracy from the pedestrian desktop monitors most people are running (like Apple Cinema Displays and Dell Ultrasharps). 

Well worth considering if you're after significant improvement with your colour but you're on a tighter budget!

BenQ SW240 24" Monitor
The most affordable high quality colour accurate monitor on the market. Great accuracy, direct hardware calibration, even includes a hood!
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$699
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW2700PT 27" Monitor
An affordable, but still high quality 27" colour accurate monitor.
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$999
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW270C 27" Monitor
BenQ's affordable new 27"colour accurate monitor with USB-C & significantly improved quality all around. Validated by Pantone & Calman.
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$1,299
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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BenQ SW271 27" 4K Monitor
4K, 27 inch, colour accurate monitor at a very aggressive price point - there's a lot to like about this new monitor from BenQ!
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$1,899
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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Compatible and Complete

These monitors come with a wide range of cables, an excellent monitor hood, and Palette Master Elements direct hardware calibration software - compatible with both i1 Displays (our recommendation), and Spyders.

Wide Gamut Display

99% Adobe RGB coverage means you can see a wider range of more saturated colour, accurately.

High Bit Depth Electronics

High bit depth 3D LUT internal processing means high fidelity colour from input to visual output.

OSD Controller

Quick controller mounted on the monitors stand makes for very easy control of screen's functions and switching between preset modes.

Unmatched Value

The BenQ SW series are without doubt the leaders in value for money - very aggressive pricing, a huge array of features, and great quality all bundled together!

Designer Monitors

In general, for most of our customers - who are typically looking for colour accuracy above everything - we recommend the SW and PV monitors above.

But this model from BenQ is so pretty and such good quality, we couldn't resist carrying it.

This is what we call a 'Business Graphics' monitor.  Great colour accuracy, image quality and sharpness, out of the box - but lacking the more powerful direct hardware calibration features of the SW and PV models. 

What you get instead is gorgeous physical design (a perfect match for Macbooks) - and excellent quality for all sorts of general purpose usages.  You also get easy USB-C hook-up (for video, data, audio from one cable - and even power charging to 85W back to your laptop, if your laptop supports it!).

This is perfect for uses like CAD/CAM and graphic design/layout tasks, as well as video cutting or just being a lovely screen to work day to day on, on just about anything!

BenQ PD3220U 31.5" 4K Designer Monitor
A 31.5 inch, 4K designers monitor with excellent image sharpness and a sophisticated and elegant design.
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$1,999
  • Panel Size / Ratio31" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutStandard
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