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BenQ SW240 Preview: 1920×1200 16:10 IPS Monitor For Color Critical Work

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Introduction

The BenQ SW240 is a 1920×1200 16:10 monitor which in comparison to the standard Full HD displays offers extra vertical screen space for your applications and spreadsheets.

Due to its wide color gamut, the monitor is aimed at the professional photographers, designers, and alike.

If you’re interested in a modern 1920×1200 display but without the extra cost of the fine-tuned colors, check out the AOC X24P1 which is more suited for regular office use.

Image Quality & Features

The BenQ SW240 display is based on AU Optronics’ AHVA (IPS) panel with 10-bit color support, 250-nit peak brightness, and 1,000:1 static contrast ratio. In addition, the panel offers the wide 178-degree viewing angles which will ensure that colors remain consistent and accurate even when the screen is looked at from different angles.

Apart from that, the monitor is factory-calibrated for both sRGB (100%) and Adobe RGB (99%) color spaces with DeltaE < 2 while the DCI-P3 color gamut is covered by 95%. The exclusive ‘Palette Master Element’ calibration software is included for free, and the monitor is compatible with hardware calibration as well as 14-bit 3D LUT (Look-Up Table).

Lastly, the ‘Color Mode’ hotkey allows you to easily toggle between the sRGB and Adobe RGB color presets as well as the Black and White mode.

Design & Connectivity

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The slim modern design consists of thin bezels making the BenQ SW240 ideal for multi-monitor setups.

Moreover, the wide range of ergonomics is available including -5°, 20° tilt, up to 140mm height adjustment, swivel by 45° to the left and right, pivot by 90°, and finally, 100 x 100 VESA mount compatibility. You can also get the shading hood (SH240) for the monitor separately.

Turning to the connectivity, there’s a DVI, an HDMI 1.4, and a DisplayPort 1.2 as well as an SD card reader, the headphones jack, and a dual-USB 3.1 hub.

Price & Similar Monitors

The BenQ SW240 release date is May 2018 with an MSRP of $400.

Visit our best monitors for color-critical work and best monitors for office work dedicated guides for more similar displays.

BenQ SW240 Specifications

Screen Size 24.1-inch
Resolution 1920×1200
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 4ms (GtG)
Ports DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, DVI
Other Ports 2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack, SD Card Reader
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (static)
Colors 1.07 billion (true 10-bit)
VESA Yes (100x100mm)

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