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Product Id: 08.02.009.56
Quick OverviewModel - BenQ SW240
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Photographer Monitor with 24.1 inch, Adobe RGB
Devoted to meet the latest professional color standard, BenQ has developed AQCOLOR technology to uphold the concept: “Accurate Reproduction". BenQ has invited a color expert to lead the team, and also actively participated in ICC (International Color Consortium) and ISO (International Standard Organization) to establish color-related standards and implementation.
See the true colors of nature! Adobe RGB color space offers a greater range of color reproduction for shades of blue and green, resulting in a more realistic color representation for outdoor and nature photography.
Enjoy the smoothest color gradations on a 10-bit display which shows more than one billion colors.
The 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color reproduction. Having Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces gives you the truest and most representative view of the original image.
Each BenQ Photographer Monitor is individually factory-calibrated upon production to assure precise Delta-E and Gamma performance. Achieving an average Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB & sRGB color spaces, calibration results are validated against industry color standards to deliver the truest and most representative view of original content.
*Calibration eliminates slight color performance variations between individual panels of the same model. Therefore, the calibration data of each report will vary slightly from reports from other displays of the same model.
Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphics card output data. It keeps images consistent with its original copies without being affected by graphic settings.
* Shading Hood (SH240) is an optional accessory
With the use of Palette Master Element and a calibrator, you can tune and maintain the color performance of the monitor at its most optimal state.
* Supported Platforms: Win7 or above, Mac OS 10.6.8 or above
* Supported Calibrators: X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 & Datacolor Spyder 4 / Spyder 5
Enjoy the extra space offered by the SW240’s 24.1” 1920x1200 screen size with 16:10 ratio - perfect for professional photographers, or just daily usage. The SW240’s slightly larger size is perfect for viewing two full A4 sized documents side by side, allowing photographers to compare the content at a glance.
The SW240’s inbuilt Color Mode HotKey allows you to swiftly switch between 3 preset color modes without having to press other OSD buttons. And you can also customize your preferred preset modes based on your own personal display needs by pressing the HotKey for 5 seconds.
View your photos in a black and white film effect. Choose from three different black and white presets to preview your photos in before you perform actual adjustments in your photo processing program.
BenQ exclusive eye-care technologies reduce eye fatigue for user comfort, enhanced productivity, and workplace safety during extended use.
A detachable shading hood is available as an optional accessory for SW240 which can effectively reduce the monitor’s screen glare resulting from ambient lighting, ensuring superb color accuracy required for professional work. The shading hood can be used for both portrait and landscape orientations.
* Shading Hood is an optional accessory
* How to mount Shading Hood
Model - BenQ SW240, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 24 Inch, Display Type - WUXGA IPS Display, Panel Type - IPS, Touch Screen - No, Display Resolution - 1920 x 1200, Aspect Ratio - 16:10, Pixels Per Inch (PPI) - 94PPI, Maximum Brightness (cd/m2) - 250 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1 (typical), 20M:1 (DCR), Refresh Rate (Hz) - 60 Hz, Adaptive-Sync Technology - No, Bit Depth / Color Support - 10-bit (1.07 Billion), Response Time (ms) - 5ms (Gray to Gray), Horizontal Viewing Angle - 178 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 178 degree, Dot Pitch - 0.27 mm, DVI Port - 1, VGA Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, Mini DisplayPort - No, USB - 3 x USB3.0 (1 x upstream, 2 x downstream), Thunderbolt - No, Headphone Jack - Yes, Speaker (Built-in) - No, Power Consumption - 55 W, Certifications - CalMAN Verified, Pantone Validated, Operating System Compatibility - Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac, Height Adjustment - 0 - 140 mm, Swivel Adjustment - -45 degree - +45 degree, Tilt Adjustment - -5 degree - +20 degree, VESA Wall Mount Standard - 100 x 100 mm, Lock Slot - K Locker, Body Color - Gray, Weight - 6.7Kg (without shading hood), Without Stand: 4.9Kg (H), 5.1 (Pivot), Dimensions - 356.2 x 533.2 x 56.44mm (Without Base), 367.6 x 545.4 x 191.78mm (Without Base)(with shading hood), Specialty - PhotoVue WUXGA Color Accuracy IPS Monitor for Photography, Photo Editor Monitor with Adobe RGB and 10-bit IPS Panel for Travel, 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3 Color coverage, 10-bit IPS Panel with 14-bit 3D LUT Hardware Calibration, AQCOLOR Technology, 10-bit Color Display, 99% Adobe RGB, Palette Master Element Calibration Software, 14-Bit 3D LUT and Delta E<-2, Simple, Functional Design for Greater Efficiency, Extra Space for Viewing Convenience, Color Mode HotKey, Advanced Black & White Mode, Shading Hood, Others - Panel Type: IPS, Backlight Technology: LED backlight, Display Colors: 1.07 billion colors, Color Gamut: 99% AdobeRGB. 100% sRGB. 95% DCI-P3, Display Area(mm): 518.4x324.0, Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.27, PPI: 94, Color Bit: 10bits, Headphone Jack: Yes, Color Mode: Adobe RGB/ sRGB / Rec 709/ DCI-P3 / B&W / Darkroom/ DICOM /Calibration 1 /Calibration 2 / Calibration 3 / Custom 1 / Custom 2, Display Mode: Full, Aspect Ratio, 1:1, Gamma: 1.6 - 2.6, K Locker: Yes, HDCP: 1.4, AMA: Yes, Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare, Card Reader: SD/MMC type, Support Format: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC, Power Voltage Rating: 100-240V, Power Consumption (on mode.): 55W, Compatible: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac, Net Weight (kg) (without shading hood): 6.7Kg, Part No - SW240, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.