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
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.
BenQ SW240 Specifications
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||4ms (GtG)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, DVI|
|Other Ports||2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack, SD Card Reader|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|
|Colors||1.07 billion (true 10-bit)|