Well, it’s certainly not usual for us to use a 27 inch LED display for our monitors. But nevertheless, the display sizes have been on the up recently on all of our devices which includes our smartphones, tablets and televisions.
Hence we’ve decided to go ahead and review this 27 inch LED monitor for our desktop. Though, in the course of this review we’ll be paying more attention in the usability and experience of the LED monitor rather than the technicalities of it.
Talking of BenQ, it is sort of making a comeback in to the Indian market. Now speaking of the 27 inch GL2750 LED, I was a bit skeptical at first if one would be able to use it as the screen for their desktop. But as soon as it was put in place, I immediately liked the way things looked on my screen with a lot of space available now for multitasking on the screen.
Before we move any further with the review, let’s take a look at the specifications of the BenQ GL2750 LED backlit full HD monitor.
- Size: 27 inches
- Backlight type: LED Backlight
- Brightness: 300 cd/m^2 (candela per metre square)
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Response Time: 2ms
- Screen Ratio: 16:9
- Display Colours: 16.7 million
- Connectors: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Viewing Angles: 176 / 176 degrees
- Net Weight: 5.5 kg
Design & Build
The BenQ GL2750 has a simplistic and ergonomic design. The widescreen LED has a glossy black finish on the front, which is a bit prone to accumulating fingerprints and also reflects dust particles very easily.
BenQ GL2750 LED has a very ergonomic narrow border design with the sides being as thin as 25 mm, thus making it very easy to adjust the screen when required and helps place it on small desks as well.
The operation keys are conveniently placed on the lower right hand side of the screen, which facilitates easy location and operation of the buttons.
The back of the screen has a matte finish with air vents towards the top of center which allows the heat to dissipate easily. The connectivity ports are placed right in the center bottom which includes 3.5mm audio and mic jacks, HDMI, DVI and VGA.
The base stand provided with the GL2750 LED is has a smooth glossy finish with rounded base and can be quickly attached to the screen.
It allows the screen to be adjusted within a range of 5-15 degrees which is more than sufficient for optimum viewing as well.
Now, moving on to the performance of the BenQ GL2750 LED screen, the color reproduction on the 27 inch screen was fairly good with real rich renderings almost close to real life natural colors. Brightness and saturation on the screen is also good, though I must add that brightness is not consistent across the screen with the top left corner appearing to be less bright than the other parts of the screen. The blacks appear pretty dark with negligible light leakage from the LED screen.
While watching photos on the screen we observed that red and green colors were being reproduced with prominence, but the yellows look a little bit jaded or washed out. After observing some photographs with a high range of different colors we observed that the color gamut is not very high.
Still I must admit that we were pretty satisfied with the results, which seems to be good enough for daily use and entertainment.
Next we tested the HD video playback capabilities of the BenQ GL 2750 with Avatar, and with the 2MS rapid response time of the screen there was no evidence of ghosting in the videos at all. The video appeared to be very clear with good contrast as well.
The GL 2750’s 27 inch LED screen combined with the good brightness, contrast and color performance makes watching videos an enjoyable experience and most of you will end up watching a lot of movies on it as well.
Also the OSD menu functions allow you to toggle between and change the brightness, color temperature, contrast ratio, volume and so on. It is very easy to operate with the simple push of the various menu buttons. Also there are preset modes to allow you to quickly set the most appropriate setting as per your visual needs. These include Standard, Movie, Game, Photo, Normal and Eco.
The large screen also helps multitasking as one is able to put more windows on the display screen while multitasking. Besides, the gamers will also definitely enjoy the full HD large screen experience.
Now coming to the built-in speakers on the GL2750 LED, they are passable to say the least. I would not talk about the audio quality here, when it is barely audible. You will be well advised to connect your own speakers for better audio experience.
The BenQ GL 2750 LED monitor is a sleek ultra narrow bordered and fashionable display unit. Also the monitor has good brightness, contrast ratios coupled with a very good response time. Watching multimedia content on the monitor is also a pleasant experience and it is perfect for watching movies. Factors like improved ability to multitask and HD gaming on a larger screen are important added advantages.
At an acceptable price of Rs. 19,500, the BenQ GL 2750 LED monitor is a value for money prospect, you should definitely consider while moving from a smaller display size to a larger one for your desktops.