BenQ’s Monitor is Solidworks-Certified

The new BL2711U is, says BenQ, the world’s first 27″ UltraHD monitor for designers. It is primarily aimed at CAD/CAM users.

An IPS panel (an AUO AHVA unit) enables the BL2711U to cover 100% sRGB and show 10-bit colour. A CAD/CAM mode optimises the display for use with programmes such as Solidworks and Pro/E, bringing out very small details. The monitor is also Solidworks certified. An Animation mode enhances brightness in dark areas, without light leakage; this mode can be adjusted through 10 different levels.

Picture-in- and picture-by-picture modes are supported, as well as a display partition feature (with BenQ’s Display Pilot software). To support extended use, the monitor uses BenQ’s flicker-free and low blue light technologies. It is also capable of tilt (-5 deg to 20 deg ), swivel (45 deg left and right), pivot (90 deg ) and height adjustment (40mm). When pivoting, the display will automatically detect its own orientation and realign content to suit.

An LED backlight supplies 300 cd/m² of brightness. The IPS panel provides 178 deg viewing angles, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 12ms response time (4ms grey-to-grey). As well as HDMI (x2, one supporting UltraHD at 60fps), the monitor features DisplayPort, dual-link DVI-D and USB 3.0 (x4) ports, as well as two 3W speakers.

BenQ’s BL2711U will be launched in Europe in January, for £440 ($705) ex VAT.