The BenQ EW2750ZL is a 16:9, 1080p, 27 inch VA LED monitor that offer a slim bezel design with 0.9cm at its thinnest and 2cm at its thickest side from the font view. It is also an eye-care product with BenQ’s proprietary flicker-free technology to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This effectively reduces eye fatigue. Promoted toward people with will be working long work in front the monitor like office workers, editors, photo and videographer.
Its is made of VA panel which usually have good viewing angles and great brightness levels just the black level may not be deep and lack response time as seriously issue for competitive gaming BUT this monitor is not design for gaming but rather for people who would be glue to the monitor for long hours. Its also great for home use like photos, movies and entertainment. The white balance, color reproduction and gamma is great even for a VA panel.
In term of I/O. It has one VGA port, two HDMI 1.4 with one of them support MHL if you want to display content from your smart devices aside from PC, audio in and out and the DC jack. Sadly there is no cable management and the cable just protrudes outwards. For ports I wish they had included either DVI port or DisplayPort for wider compatibility, so you may need get an adapter if you use one of those connectors.
Physical appearance, the screen has a semi-glossy finish that double as a semi anti-glare screen. The view angle is 178 degrees from any point of view. The stand holding up the monitor is made out of aluminium and its sturdy unless you touch it and it wobbles a bit. You have 6 button on the back which I prefer to be side of the frame for easy reach and to be viewed as turning off the monitor can be tricky some time. Your only indicator is the LED light which is the same level as power button. There is 2x 2Watt speaker which is just okay for simple listening only not if you’re into games or songs. Sadly here is no height adjustment only tilt with a 5 degrees forward and 20 degrees backwards.
One button dedicated to power, other 5 buttons are for the setting adjustment. Pressing the buttons will show the options for Low Blue Light filter, Picture mode (Standard Blue Light, cinema, game, photo, SrGB, Eco, and M-book), Volume adjustment, and Menu. Under the Menu selection you have Display settings (Auto Adjustment, Input, H. Position, V. Position, Pixel Clock, and Phase) , Picture settings (Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Color Temperature, Black Level, Hue and Saturation), Picture Advanced, Audio and Systems). Picture Advance is where you can enable Super resolution which instantly sharpen the display digital great for game but little artificial for for my liking would work better on larger screens size, you can also adjust dynamic contrast under this option. Somewhat link to “Senseye” which is digital-enhancement technology that automatically and dynamically improves image quality, adjusts brightness and darkness levels, performs color-mapping procedures, and reduces jagged edges on images, which significantly enhances the display for pictures and graphics-intensive applications such as gaming, digital photos, entertainment and professional multimedia presentations.
When it come to the eye care part, it has four blue filter preset that help to cut UV light which is a critical cause for eye damage, eyestrain, headaches and sleeping orders after prolonged usage. (Multimedia – 30% reduction, Web-surfing – 50% reduction, Office –60% reduction, Reading – 70% reduction). The BenQ doesn’t have flickering as they are not using PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) LED Instead, DC (Direct Current) is used so regardless of any brightness less you wont get flickering like in those common cheaper monitors.
To comfort you eyes further especially in dim situation or totally dark, you can use the Ben Q WiT lamp. A 90CM coverage LED light that compliments your monitor with auto temperature color and brightness level so you would strain your eyes in those dim situations with a coverage up to 150%. You can also manual adjust the color and brightness if you fit to do so but I been use the auto mode and I’m very happy with it regardless if it is day or nite, I don’t feel exhausted from staring the monitor and my area in front of the monitor. Even it’s a simple LED its build out of aluminium alloy and zinc alloy to give is a unique premium art look on your desk, a functional furniture.
Other info for WiT Lamp:
Dual tone LED, CRI above 80%, up to 1800 lux (40cm distance) , temperature from 2700k to 5700k.