BenQ GL2780 Review: 27″ Anti Glare with 1ms

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  • Stunning full HD display: Enjoy immaculate 16:9 image quality with 1920 x 1080 resolution and fast 1 ms GTG response time
  • Edge to edge slim bezel design: Minimize distractions and create virtually seamless multi-panel configurations
  • Multi-connectivity: HDMI, DVI, DP, and…

Last updated on 1st December 2020 7:51 pm
BenQ GL2780 Review: 27″ Anti Glare with 1ms
BenQ GL2780 Review: 27″ Anti Glare with 1ms

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Edge to edge slim bezel design Minimize distractions and create virtually seamless multi-panel configurations
Multi-connectivity HDMI, DVI, DP, and VGA ports offer convenience to switch between media devices with ease
Brightness intelligence technology Actively adjusts brightness according to on-screen content and ambient light conditions
Cable management system Neatly hides cables inside the monitor stand

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  1. Jack

    These are some really good budget monitors, but that’s all they are.Unfortunately, I personally wouldn’t recommend these to anybody seeking todo professional work with them or anything other than general internet browsing.I bought 3 of these to upgrade my quickly ageing 19″ 19:10 monitors, my first impressions were great, that is compared to my older ones, however, now after a month of use I’ve experienced my fair share of niggles and small annoyances with them.To start with, the quality between panels is substantially different, this is in the colours, one of my 3 monitors had* a yellow hue to it, this became increasingly noticeable with daily use, the other two had similar colours, however, were not anywhere near similar of each other.For general internet browsing, this monitor will be the cheapest and best you can buy, the best viewing angle is with your eyes in line with the top bezel looking down on the screen, I’ve found with them on my stand, with my eyes central, they are a bit too high for the LCD panel and starts to have color issues, similar to the monitor being viewed at a steep angle.For Gaming, response times are excellent, achieving the advertised 1ms response time. Just make sure to turn AMA to Premium inside the monitors OSD for best results.In conclusion, for the price, you get an outstanding monitor, however for colour accuracy, buy something that advertises such, manufacturers will use any panel provider that they can get the screen that they need from for the cheapest, leading to non-conformity throughout monitors of the same model.* I RMA’d the monitor that had the yellow hue, but received a monitor with an even earlier manufacture date that also suffers from the same issue, and a slightly different panel build. below is a direct extract from an email BenQ sent me”We can not guarantee a panel uniformity among monitors of the same model.”They did, however, continue with the RMA

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  2. Adrian

    I spent hours researching all types of monitors, IPS, TN and VA, then 60Hz to 144Hz, trying to get my head round it all. I got to the point when I just didn;t know which to go for. I was about to buy the Benq GW2780 (which got several mentions for being one of the best budget monitors of 27″ size) when I happen to see, just a few rows below, the Benq GL2780, on offer, which I went for instead. And am I glad I did!Firstly, 27″ is massive, way bigger than I expected. I was torn between 24″ and 27″ initially, but as I was going to use it for TV as well I opted for 27″. It’ll take some getting used to! Setting it up (stand and cable routing through the stand, nice feature) was a doddle.Second, the screen has a matt finish to it, so no annoying reflections in brighter conditions (e.g. sunlight through the window). This is useful as I don’t want to have to close the curtains to use the PC and monitor during bright sunlight hours, as I won’t be able to see the keyboard! I can’t touch type!Third is the connectivity options: VGA, DVI, HDMI and DP plus there’s a HDMI cable included in the box, which is very handy. It’s nice to have a fresh cable to use for a new display.Next is the picture quality. Now, I’m no specialist when it comes to picture quality but it met my expectations (and more) easily. The signal is coming from an AMD RX580 which helps, but the quality is very pleasing. Initailly the plug and play option worked well for normal browsing and PC useage. Then I updated the screen driver, as I noticed in Windows Control Panel that is was listed as a generic panel. The difference was amazing, even to my untrained eyes. A bit of a tweak in AMD control panel resulted in a crisp and clear image, that is vibrant and bright but not straining to the eyes. I suppose that’s where the eye care feature comes to the fore. Games are velvety smooth. Video, TV and movies are super clear but not fake looking. There are lots of options to adjust and as long as you pay attention to what youre adjusting, so when something you don’t like happens, then it’s easy to rectify.In saying that, the menu buttons and on screen display are fiddly e.g. as yet the volume can only be adjusted through several layers of menu but as it’s only new to me so there could be another quicker way, it’s just a matter of familiarising myself with it all. I know a short cut can be set to quickly switch between inputs, the same could be for volume. I’ll work it out! For me, it’s not an issue.The speakers are adequate. I have never heard of built in speakers on a flat panel TV or monitor that sound amazing, just because they are not deep enough. Good speakers cost money, and then that would push the panel price up. I wasn’t expecting much, so the fact that they are semi-tolerable, I’m happy with. I will be getting a sound bar for better audio quality and to adjust the volume quicker than on the monitor.Overall, I am very pleased with the monitor. The few (MINOR) points are not enough to take a star away from the overall rating as the menu will be used rarely and sound will be upgraded (expected).

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