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1st thoughts on the BenQ SW272U

BenQ's new 27" photographer monitor

Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to the BenQ SW272U Photographer Monitor! Yes, one more to my collection, I’ve had several BenQ monitors, and it’s fun to see how they’ve improved their monitors through the years, especially with this new member of the SW series.

These are the main features at a GLANCE: The BenQ SW272U at a glance:

- 27" IPS panel

- 4K resolution (3840 x 2160)

- Colour gamut: 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB and 99% DCI-P3

- Accuracy and fidelity: 16-bit 3D LUT, Delta E ≤ 1.5

- CaIMAN and Pantone certifications

- Advanced calibration software Palette

- HDR support: HDR10 / HLG

- Connectors: 2x HDMI 2.0 + DisplayPort 1.4 + USB-C (DisplayPort, Power Delivery 90W, Data) and more...

In terms of color gamut, it offers 99% coverage of Adobe RGB, DCI-P3, and Display P3. Additionally, the PhotoVue SW272U and SW272Q are Pantone Validated as well as Pantone SkinTone and Calman Validated. Right now if I had to choose a 27” 4K monitor it would be the SW272U. This monitor's wide color space coverage brings out the best in my work, making it look exactly as I envision it and delivering accurate colors to my creations each time.

With GamutDuo, I can compare the same image in two color gamuts side-by-side, giving me total control over my photo edits.

Let's talk about the magic of the Fine-Coated Panel. They minimized, even more, the glares and reflections compared to the sw271c. Now I can focus on my art without distractions.

Consistency matters and BenQ Uniformity Technology ensures I get consistent color accuracy and brightness across the entire panel.

Fine-tuning colors has never been easier with Palette Master Ultimate software. Just three simple steps, and I achieve the optimal color consistency. They made it easier to understand, and it calibrates your monitor faster than ever before! A quick tip for my fellow Mac users – disable the "True Tone" color function for the best calibration results!

You only need one cable with your MacBook Pro... and it even powers it!

One feature, I was hoping for… No more tangled cables with the Hotkey Puck G3! It is now wireless… with the new handle at the back of the screen, I might even make the switch and finally bring this one on location instead of the previous version inside the BenQ SX-1.

When you purchase this Monitor, you get Pantone Connect Premium for a whole year. I cannot dive into this, I will not use this app personally but I had to mention it. I really encourage you to check out BenQ’s website, as so many new features make this monitor a no-brainer for many creators, photographers, and filmmakers out there.

Mine even has my name on it, sweet, I’ve been playing it for a while now, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask, and I will try my best to answer… I might even hook you up on a little discount…

So, my friends, if you were looking for a brand new 4k monitor to elevate the quality of your work, this one might be it… by the way, there is the BenQ SW272Q the 2K version of this monitor that is more budget-friendly… Get yours: I hope you are having a great summer. I will take a short break in mid-August but will return with cool stuff in September. But, don’t go away yet, I will still share 1 or 2 videos before I leave. I will catch you in the next one, take care, and please, have a good one!


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