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BenQ GW2760HS - Image Quality and Verdict

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell



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BenQ GW2760HS


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BenQ GW2760HS - Image Quality

But the good news is the BenQ GW2760HS comes reasonably well calibrated out of the box and matches its contrast and brightness claims. BenQ claims a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and a 300 nits brightness, and our Xrite i1 Display Pro colourimeter measured a 3,200:1 contrast ratio and an impressive 356 nits peak brightness.

Colour temperature and accuracy impress, too. The uncalibrated temperature (aka white point) is 6419K, which is only 2.4% off the ideal of 6500K. The 1.92 DeltaE (lower is better) for colour accuracy is decent for a monitor at this price - a DeltaE less than 2.00 is good enough for all but the most colour critical work.

The result of all this is an impressive view to enjoy. The quality of blacks in high contrast videos is impressive for an edge-lit monitor, with decent amounts of detail resolved in shadows. Colours really pop off the screen, too, in large part thanks to the high brightness. Of course, we recommend you turn the brightness down considerably for work duties, but for videos, photos and games it's a real bonus.

BenQ rates the GW2760HS's response time as 4ms GTG. We didn't experience any noticeable problems with lag or ghosting in use, and it's fine for all but the most hardcore FPS gamers. If you qualify, a fast TN-based monitor is still your best option, though.

BenQ GW2760HS

Brightness uniformity: The top left andand right sections are much dimmer

BenQ GW2760HS

White Point uniformity: Most sections are very faithful, but the top left (6233K) and bottom right (6752K) are way off.

If there's a chink in the BenQ GW2760HS's image quality it's the consistency across the whole 27-inch panel. In the uniformity tests pictured, the top left and right quadrants are considerably dimmer, while the white point of the top left and bottom right sections are noticeably off. These aren't fatal problems, but they prove this isn't a budget option for anyone planning on serious image work.

Similarly, viewing angles are solid but not spectacular. They don't match the best IPS screens around, but you'll have no problems finding the sweet spot as you might on cheaper screens and the BenQ is a small step above most VA-based monitors.

Should I buy the BenQ GW2760HS?

For the money, the BenQ GW2760HS is a very good monitor. Its excellent brightness and contrast are the highlights, while the flicker-free backlight is a useful unique selling point you won't find on rivals at this price.

It lacks the design and flexibility of the more expensive Samsung S27C750P, but it's £80 or so cheaper and its pictures are just as good.

The only serious note of caution is the 1,920 x 1,080 resolution on this size of screen. It's better suited to smaller 24-inch monitors, but for the price it's not something to dwell on.


This is a very good monitor for the price and its flicker-free backlight makes it a good option if you suffer badly from eye-fatigue.

Next, read our top 10 best monitors round-up for more alternatives

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Design 6
  • Features 7
  • Image Quality 8
  • Value 9

Matthew Bunton

July 25, 2013, 3:14 pm

I had the previous version of this monitor which suffered badly from PWM and gave me headaches needless to say I returned it. However they stated that was PWM free also so I wouldn't trust their PR.

Jesper Svensson

November 28, 2013, 7:59 pm

Anyone who has any experience of gaming or watching movies on this one?
I'm not an FPS-fan (games), so the low fps doesn't bug me :)


February 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Low-resolution at large size .. so why did you gave it 9.5 rating !!

isn't this a problem when you zoom-in?


February 19, 2014, 9:09 am

Zoom in? I don't follow.

In any case, at this price you can't really complain about the resolution I don't think.


February 20, 2015, 8:59 am

Just sit a bit further away from the panel. Human visual acuity is strongly dependent upon distance. If you sit a bit further away the higher pixel pitch won't seem any different than a denser pixel pitch closer.


February 20, 2015, 9:00 am

This panel has very low input lag but some motion blur.


February 20, 2015, 9:01 am

If the monitor is advertised by BenQ as PWM-free then it is PWM-free. Maybe the place you bought it from made an error.

Matthew Bunton

February 20, 2015, 12:23 pm



February 22, 2015, 12:03 am

No review site has ever found evidence for your claim.

If you have some actual evidence then post it. "Wrong" doesn't qualify.

Matthew Bunton

February 22, 2015, 4:14 pm

Well PWM monitors give me terrible headaches and I tried 3 of the same so called PWM free monitors from BenQ and they all had flicker. Many other people experienced the same issue hence my original comment and its 18 upvotes.

The only errors were BenQ's advertising and your assumptions.


March 8, 2015, 8:20 pm

thinking of buying one of these. anyone knwo if it would look ok sat a metere away from it?


March 9, 2015, 8:20 pm

What a crushing blow delivered there in that last sentence. I can see the gore from here. How long did you sit there smirking to yourself before moving on? You have too many friends to count, I'd imagine...

OH! Also, great monitor. Best PWM free monitor for the price, by far.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 8:33 pm

There really are some strange people on these boards you should fit in well.


March 22, 2015, 3:01 am

I just bought this monitor (yet to be delivered) and will let you know about gaming. But it has a low lag better than the ASUS MX279H so should be pretty good for gaming. Anyway it will be light years ahead of what it's replacing.


March 22, 2015, 3:04 am

The only way to get a supper fast response time for gaming is to go back to a TN panel. But for combination gaming and entertainment this should be really great for the price.

Jonathan Freeman

December 3, 2015, 12:37 pm

I have the same issue with terrible headaches from flickering screens. and this one has been a bliss for me until i upgraded the size:)

Jonathan Freeman

December 3, 2015, 12:37 pm

I disagree, have the same issue with terrible headaches from flickering screens. and this one has been a bliss for me until i upgraded the size:)

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