BenQ has introduced the BenQ SW271C, the successor to its SW271. Like its predecessor, the SW271C is fully tailored to professional users in photo and video editing: its Calman- and Pantone-certified and factory color-calibrated 10-bit 4K UltraHD display covers 100% of the sRGB, 90% of the DCI-P3 and 99% of the AdobeRGB color space and supports calibration via LightSpace.
Likewise, BenQ&s Palette Master Element Calibration software can be used together with a color calibrator to calibrate the SW271. The internal 16 bit (on the SW271 it was only 14 bit) 3D Look-Up-Table (LUT) is used by the integrated tools for color calibration using a more accurate calibration tool (such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 or Datacolor Spyder 4/5).
The BenQ SW271C uses a 16 bit 3D LUT and supports HDR10 and HLG playback as well as native display of 24P, 25P and 30P videos. However, since the brightness of the SW271C is only 300 nits, the HDR display might not be very convincing.
The interfaces of the BenQ SW271C include two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4, one USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode as well as a USB 3.1 hub with two ports and an SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC card reader, which is connected to the computer via USB-C or USB Type B. A notebook can also be supplied with up to 60W of power via USB-C.
The Hotkey Puck G2, a wired OSD remote control, can be used to switch between different color spaces. The puck can also be used to easily access or change other user-adjustable parameters, such as brightness or contrast. The GamutDuo function makes it possible to view images from one or two different sources simultaneously in two different color spaces (PiP/PbP), and there is also a special black & white mode.
BenQ SW271C Hotkey Puck G2
The release date and price in this country has not yet been communicated by BenQ, but in the US it is around 1,600.