BenQ PD2710QC QHD/IPS Designer Monitor Review

Viewing Angles, Uniformity, Response & Lag

Viewing Angles

IPS panels always impress us with their off-axis image quality with AHVA screens offering the best possible performance. The PD2710QC is not one of those, but its photos seem much better than run-of-the-mill displays. Light falloff to the sides is about 30% at most with a slight but barely noticeable blue shift. Detail is well preserved with all steps clearly visible. From the top, color moves to red with a 60% reduction in output and a loss of detail in the shadow areas.

Screen Uniformity

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Monitors in this category rarely have a uniformity compensation feature, but our samples obviously don’t need any help. Our PD2710QC returned a top level result in the black field test and is one of the best screens we’ve measured to date. There is no IPS glow or backlight bleed here. The white and color tests show equally impressive numbers with errors far below the visible threshold.

Pixel Response & Input Lag

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This isn’t a gaming monitor review, but if one were to boot up a copy of Far Cry, the BE270U can provide 75Hz and FreeSync operation. That’s why it takes the top spot here, but the PD2710QC is right there with the rest. At 60Hz, a 23ms draw time and 63ms total lag is about as good as it gets. That’s fast enough to keep motion blur at a minimum and provides good control response for all but the most skilled players. We had no complaints when engaging in a few frag-fests during the review.

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  • kookykrazee
    Stop the autoplay videos from Fritz 'annoying' Nelson. THEY DO NOT NEED TO AUTOPLAY ON EVERY SINGLE AD, BLOG, AND ARTICLE YOU POST, they do not!
  • tuvok
    60hz needs to die.
  • milkod2001
    May be decent monitor but should have been $399 at most. They keep producing overpriced crap and wonder why sales are going down....
  • 237841209
    Meh, wouldn't call it "designer". Especially considering it doesn't use OLED. It would be cool if the base was a some sort of touch pad.
  • jholickysr
    Their site doesn't even list the warranty period. (Costco Canada has it already [strangely enough] and lists it as 1yr but typically wrong information)
    https://www.benq.com/en/monitor/designer/pd2710qc/specifications.html

    I too concur with the first post - Fritz's video has been popping up for how long now? Weeks?
  • sillynilly
    YES STOP THE AUTO PLAY!!!
  • mrmez
    127027 said:
    60hz needs to die.


    1440 needs to die too for non gaming screens. I've been using 5K for 3 years now.

    2565163 said:
    Meh, wouldn't call it "designer". Especially considering it doesn't use OLED. It would be cool if the base was a some sort of touch pad.


    OLED does have some drawbacks. Pixel colour fades over time, and since OLED can completely turn off pixels not in use (unlike LCD), different colours fade at different rates, leading to a growing colour imbalance over time. It's getting better of course, especially on high end displays, but still not ready for lower end.
  • DrakeFS
    Is 10-bit panels not thing now?
  • FritzEiv
    200030 said:
    Stop the autoplay videos from Fritz 'annoying' Nelson. THEY DO NOT NEED TO AUTOPLAY ON EVERY SINGLE AD, BLOG, AND ARTICLE YOU POST, they do not!


    I will (and I do) pass along the comments on the video player. These players are a part of many sites these days, as I am sure you know. Further, I do agree with the Fritz 'annoying' Nelson part. Even *I* am annoyed with me. Every week I do ask that we change out what is played there, so that at least you get some variety. As we start to do more and more videos (and we have a few new ones coming), maybe you will have better things to look at each week, and eventually each day . . . (By the way, the ultimate idea here is that we'd have enough video whereby whatever article you are on, the video that we play is at least topically related.) Finally, the >audio< should never play out loud. I've found that it sometimes, on rare occasion, does, and I report it immediately to our ad team, because usually it's the pre-roll ad that is the culprit.
  • mrmez
    Just being honest here...
    I ended up turning on my ad blocker for Tom's specifically because of those videos.
    Regardless of how great or entertaining, everything gets annoying with enough repetition, and if the average user is anything like me, reading/skimming up to a dozen articles in just a few minutes... well you get the idea. The same video playing automatically every time I open a new article is enough to exceed most people's tolerance and block every ad as a result.
    Like me right now, a lot of people slack off at work and read this site. I can get away with it (because I own the business) and because it KIND OF looks productive. As soon as there's a video that goes out the window. I'd scroll past it, block it, or simply stay off the site, either way I wouldn't be watching it.