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BenQ Releases 27-inch FullHD GW2760HS Thin Bezel Monitor

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BenQ has released a thin-bezel, high quality LED VA panel based 27" monitor.

BenQ has released a 27-inch VA panel that is optimized for low leakage and has a beautifully thin bezel just 11.5 mm wide. The GW2760HS makes up part of the GW series, which has a minimalistic design and backlighting that is meant to be flicker free.

To make the back lighting flicker free BenQ has opted not to equip the screen with PWM based backlight scaling, but rather an analogue system. This should considerably reduce the amount of perceived micro-stuttering. Backlighting is done by LEDs that produce a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2.

BenQ's new monitor comes with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, and due to the low leakage VA-panel the screen offers a static contrast of 3000:1, a truly impressive number. The dynamic contrast is stated to be 20,000,000:1. BenQ boasts about 178 degree bi-directional viewing angles. Lastly the GW2760HS has a 4 ms gray-to-gray response time, making it suitable for gaming.

The unit has three inputs, HDMI, DVI, and VGA. It also has built in 1 W stereo speakers along with a headphone out jack.

BenQ's GW2760HS will hit the market in April, with an MSRP of €269, roughly $350.


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    techbaddie , March 20, 2013 9:10 AM
    1080p for a 27 inch computer kinda sucks though... Needs to be at least 1440p
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    Dupontrocks11 , March 20, 2013 9:08 AM
    It's nice to see BenQ releasing a new monitor, but it's too bad the price isn't competitive.
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    tokencode , March 20, 2013 9:09 AM
    1080p still..... You can get a 40" LED TV with the same res for the same price. It's sad that my 4 year old 28" HANS-G is higher res and I paid $300 for it new.
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    techbaddie , March 20, 2013 9:10 AM
    1080p for a 27 inch computer kinda sucks though... Needs to be at least 1440p
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    techbaddie , March 20, 2013 9:10 AM
    techbaddie1080p for a 27 inch monitor kinda sucks though... Needs to be at least 1440p

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    maxinexus , March 20, 2013 9:14 AM
    why 1080...should have been 2560x1600
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    falchard , March 20, 2013 9:49 AM
    For a VA panel monitor, the price is very good. No displayPort.
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    blazorthon , March 20, 2013 9:50 AM
    tokencode1080p still..... You can get a 40" LED TV with the same res for the same price. It's sad that my 4 year old 28" HANS-G is higher res and I paid $300 for it new.


    As much as I agree that the resolution should be higher on this display and perhaps it should have a lower price, it's only fair to mention how resolution isn't everything. This monitor has far better contrast than any 40" TV and it probably has many other advantages in picture quality, especially against TVs.
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    blazorthon , March 20, 2013 9:51 AM
    blazorthonAs much as I agree that the resolution should be higher on this display and perhaps it should have a lower price, it's only fair to mention how resolution isn't everything. This monitor has far better contrast than any 40" LED TV and it probably has many other advantages in picture quality, especially against TVs.


    Tom's, why did you remove the edit function from the article comments !?
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    3ogdy , March 20, 2013 10:25 AM
    Unless they release a frame-less screen, people shouldn't consider buying products advertised as "thin bezel monitors" if they have an Eyefinity/3D Surround configuration in mind...it's hard to understand why screen manufacturers can't build more FRAMELESS displays - or at least screens with FLAT frames, allowing the glass to reach to the extremes of the screen(and with glass I'm obviously talking about SCREEN REAL ESTATE - which means you can view your data on a frameless-looking screen.
    Building flat frames shouldn't be hard at all, but maybe the multi-monitor market isn't big enough in order for these companies to start marketing and selling such stuff.
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    bystander , March 20, 2013 10:26 AM
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    Tom's, why did you remove the edit function from the article comments !?


    You can, but it is harder to fix now. Go to the forums section at the top of the page, scroll to the bottom to the comments section and select news. You'll see this post there with all the edit options.

    EDIT: I just did what I described above and it worked.
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    blazorthon , March 20, 2013 10:35 AM
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    Tom's, why did you remove the edit function from the article comments !?


    You can, but it is harder to fix now. Go to the forums section at the top of the page, scroll to the bottom to the comments section and select news. You'll see this post there with all the edit options.


    I tried that. It lets me view things as if it's a forum, but it still hides any editing options from newer news and review articles (oddly, I can edit stuff in old articles such as the article from when Tom's did their MiniITX build a while back) in the forum view.
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    sha7bot , March 20, 2013 10:36 AM
    Color Gamut?
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    bystander , March 20, 2013 10:37 AM
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    I tried that. It lets me view things as if it's a forum, but it still hides any editing options from newer news and review articles (oddly, I can edit stuff in old articles such as the article from when Tom's did their MiniITX build a while back) in the forum view.


    I don't know why you can't, but look at my first reply to you. It has now been edited.
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    sha7bot , March 20, 2013 10:40 AM
    72% Color Gamut. Not bad for a 27" display.
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    blazorthon , March 20, 2013 10:50 AM
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    I tried that. It lets me view things as if it's a forum, but it still hides any editing options from newer news and review articles (oddly, I can edit stuff in old articles such as the article from when Tom's did their MiniITX build a while back) in the forum view.


    I don't know why you can't, but look at my first reply to you. It has now been edited.


    Weird :/ 

    I'll try clearing cookies and stuff like that. Maybe it'll fix my problem.
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    bystander , March 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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    Weird :/ 

    I'll try clearing cookies and stuff like that. Maybe it'll fix my problem.


    You might have to try all 3 edit buttons (why do they need 3 edit buttons?). I used the full edit button, but update and quick edit are all options.
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    nebun , March 20, 2013 12:24 PM
    why such low resolution....the PPI is very, very low....thanks but no thanks
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    Mohsen Kamalzadeh , March 20, 2013 1:20 PM
    I blame the movie industry for forcing computer resolutions to stay at the pathetic 1080p, when they were clearly surpassing it before blu-ray came around. Now we should wait another 5 years for 4k to go mainstream to get 4k monitors. It's also microsoft and apple's fault for not supporting high dpis sooner. Hell, windows still does not support high dpi well enough.
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    IndignantSkeptic , March 20, 2013 1:33 PM
    FFS how much longer do we have to wait until OLED?
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    warezme , March 20, 2013 1:57 PM
    I have 3 1920x1080 monitors now. I will have them until higher resolution monitors are readily available for the same price. I will no longer buy 1920x1080 anything.

    I'm frozen in time, no monitor upgrades, no Windows update past 7, no CPU or mobo update past Sandybridge i7, no GPU update until 800 series is released.
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