BENQ’s GL2706PQ 27 inch LED monitor is an ideal mix for general home use and casual gaming, if you don’t plan on performance in terms of refresh rates that many pro gamers will be looking for. It is a 2K resolution monitor to give you bit of an upgrade to screen retail space and a response time of 1ms.
Straight out of the box, you’ll notice the full black frame, with roughly half an inch of bezel separating the TN display from the frame. With the stand the monitor is about 54cm high, weighing around 6kg and about 23cm deep if you include the base (6cm for just the screen). There is some height adjustment which can be made up to 120cm with a 90 degree pivot. If you are looking for a slight angle on your monitor to be ergonomic you’ll be able to tilt it 5 degree forwards and up to 20 degrees into opposite direction. Like a lot of BENQ’s monitors there is quite a range of movement with the unit, including the ability to turn 90 degrees to be able to use graphic design programs in portrait mode. You’d probably want to only use this monitor for casual design work though, as it is not promoted to be colour specific for professional work.
On their website, they push quite heavily on the “eye-care” and this is backed up by the Flicker Free technology built into the GL2706PQ as well as their blue low-light feature to help combat eye fatigue. If you are user who is on their PC a lot, then they can come in handy. Flicker free technology we have explained in the RL2460HT review if you care to read up more about it.
On the back are your HDMI 1.4 port, 1.2 DisplayPort, DVI-D and headphone jack, which is pretty standard though it is nice the DisplayPort makes an appearance on the GL2706PQ.