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BenQ Releases Specialist Monitor for Photographers
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Display company BenQ America has introduced a new monitor specifically for people working with photography. The 27-inch, height-adjustable SW2700PT display promises features for obtaining color accuracy, simple editing and the ability to simplify the process of sharing photos.
The $629.99 monitor offers these features:
- A 27-inch screen with 2,560 x 1,440 widescreen quad high-definition (QHD) resolution;
- 99% Adobe RGB coverage;
- hardware calibration that allows the user to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphic card output, which means images remain consistent with original copies without being affected by graphic settings;
- an on-screen display controller with three preset buttons for Adobe RGB, sRGB and black-and-white photo mode;
- a detachable shading hood to reduce glare and ambient lighting; and
- ZeroFLicker technology, a proprietary BenQ function designed to eliminate backlight flickering and reduce eye fatigue.
"Featuring crisp resolution, an elevated pixel count, and the ability to adjust OSD settings on-the-fly, the device greatly simplifies the shoot-edit-share process without compromising quality," said J.Y. Hu, vice president of business line management at the company. "Equipped with BenQ's Eye-Care visual comfort performance, the panel also allows users to print out photos or post them online with great ease."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.