Object of Desire: BenQ’s Affordable HDR Monitor

January 31, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

The BenQ EW277HDR 27-inch high-dynamic range monitor.

Getting your hands on a high-dynamic range monitor can cost you a pretty penny. Not so with the EW2777HDR. This 27-inch monitor boasts a 3000:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 400 nits. It covers 93 percent of the DCI-P3 color space (and 100 percent of the older Rec. 709 color space) and supports the HDR10 specification. Thanks to BenQ’s Super Resolution Mode, the monitor can simulate higher resolution images by boosting the pixel density of the original video source. It’s also easy on the eyes. It uses BenQ’s Brightness Intelligence Plus technology to monitor ambient lighting and adjust brightness and color temperature. You can set the monitor to warm white or cool white on your own as well. For those of us whose attention spans have been destroyed by the Internet, a Smart Focus mode dims the periphery of the monitor, allowing you to focus on a bright square in the center. You’ll find built-in speakers plus a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports and a VGA port.

PRICE: $270

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