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Benq PD2720U Review

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The BenQ PD2720U UHD monitor delivers a fantastic color reproduction and accuracy packed into a sleek design with an adjustable stand. Considering its price, be aware of the not-so-effective speakers and a limited refresh rate.

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The BenQ PD2720U provides professional color accuracy and a great aesthetic design making it a perfect fit for creative professionals. Although critics found its speakers…

The BenQ PD2720U provides professional color accuracy and a great aesthetic design making it a perfect fit for creative professionals. Although critics found its speakers to be ineffective and the refresh rate to be limited to 60Hz, making it not the best choice for gamers, they do consider it great for its target audience, primarily designers and photo and video editors. Apart from that, its adjustable stand with a solid build makes it an excellent long-term purchase, but its price is only worth it if you require professional-grade color accuracy.

Picture Quality


  • While top experts did not have anything to say about the black levels on this model, and we could not find any brand claims on the issue, one user claimed that the blacks looked pixelated at certain angles. Others talked about a separate blacks issue, where the screen turned black for no reason periodically.


  • The BenQ PD2720U manages to produce up to 400 nits of brightness which is impressive compared to the BenQ Ex2780Q(having 350 nits). Testing also found that even without HDR10 enabled, the panel of the BenQ PD2720U puts out more than enough light for you to use it in a dark room.

Color Accuracy

  • Testers from Windows Central and Techradar certified the BenQ PD2720U Monitor panel to be both CalMAN and Pantoneto certified, which makes it the perfect fit for designers using photoshop, cad cam mode, and other color-dependent software. And thanks to a consistent color palette, it also makes designs created using the BenQ PD2720U UHD monitor a lot more professional.

Color Gamut

  • The BenQ PD2720U professional monitor display comes pre-calibrated for sRGB, DCI-P3, and AdobeRGB color gamut with the respective color reproduction found by reviewers to be 100%, 96%, and 100%. Moreover, they also found the BenQ PD2720U to support 10-bit color depth, displaying up to 1.07 billion colors.

Color Gradient

  • Product testers did not have anything to say about the color gradient of the BenQ PD2720U and there weren’t any specific claims regarding the color gradient by the brand. However, one user claimed that the colors looked washed out despite having changed the dynamic range to Full output rather than limited.

Color Uniformity/Variance

  • The BenQ PD2720U reviews by experts didn’t add much regarding the color uniformity/variance. But, the brand claimed the monitor has a Uniformity Technology that helps tune the color and brightness of the screen to deliver ‘scene wide precise colors’.


  • Experts loved that the BenQ PD2720U Monitor panel had a native contrast ratio of 1000:1 alongside a dynamic contrast ratio of 20M:1, making it easier to distinguish different depths of colors while also allowing you to work on projects with the standard industry colors.


  • The BenQ PD2720U Monitor has a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160, which reviewers adored. Paired with its UHD panel and 16:9 aspect ratio, it will make both design work and gaming on Xbox One X and the PS5 a lot more enjoyable. If you would rather prefer a 1440p resolution monitor with similar features, make sure to check out the BenQ GW2765HT

Refresh Rate

  • Reviewers found the 60Hz refresh rate of the BenQ PD2720U Monitor to be satisfactory but expected it to provide more for the price.
    • While it may be enough for most people, reviewers consider it to be on the lower side of the spectrum for hardcore gamers.

Glare and Reflections

  • The BenQ PD2720U has an anti-glare panel that helps prevent glare and reflections on the screen for a better viewing experience. However, neither critics nor users had much to add regarding this aspect.


  • Expert reviewers enjoyed the built-in HDR10 content support of the BenQ PD2720U Monitor unlike that of the Dell S2721HGF which doesn’t have any version of HDR. This allows it to display images and content vividly while allowing you to play games in 4K HDR10. Reviewers even went on to say “the picture was stunning with HDR10 enabled.”

Image Flicker

  • The BenQ PD2720U Monitor comes with a flicker-free technology that experts adored as it reduces eye strain on viewers, helping to prevent eye fatigue.

Image Retention

  • Critics didn’t have anything to say regarding image retention of the BenQ PD2720U UHD monitor. So we can’t comment on this feature. However, it is a good idea to not leave static images on the screen for long periods of time to avoid burn-in.

Local Dimming

  • The BenQ PD2720U doesn’t have a local dimming feature, so critics could not comment on this aspect.



  • Product testers appreciated the nearly bezel-less display of the BenQ PD2720U Monitor on three of its sides, leaving a bezel only on the bottom side.
    • Unfortunately, it is not a very slim design, with dimensions of 14.4” x 24.2” x 3.4”, which places it on the low end of aesthetic monitors.

Build Quality

  • The BenQ PD2720U UHD Monitor comes with a metal build which reviewers found to be of great quality. Along with the ports, stand, and the rest of the design, they consider the BenQ PD2720U to be solid enough to last for years.


  • Critics found the BenQ PD2720U to weigh 19.4lbs which prevents it from being a very portable display.


  • The BenQ PD2720U monitor has a 27-Inch 4K UHD display which, although it makes it hard to move, gives you enough real estate in terms of display size to both game and work on designs. If you need a larger screen, make sure to check out the BenQ PD3200U which features a 32-Inch screen.

Stand and Mounting

  • Reviewers found the stand of the BenQ PD2720U to have a 90-degree right pivot so it can be used in portrait mode while also having a 30-degree left and right swivel and a backward and forward tilt. This swivel joint also allows you to adjust its height by 15cm, giving you enough adjustments to adapt it to your own needs whenever you require


Connectivity and Inputs

  • The BenQ PD2720U UHD monitor comes with a wide selection of ports, including dual HDMI, the rare dual Thunderbolt 3, and a display port, all located at the back of the monitor alongside the buttons. Specifically, testers found the ports to be a DisplayPort 1.4 port, a USB 3.1 upstream, two USB 3.1 downstream, two HDMI ports, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, respectively.


  • Expert reviewers loved that it has a hotkey puck G2 joystick and a couple of buttons in the back, allowing you to adjust the screen settings. The hotkey puck makes controlling the screen settings and color mode much more effortless when plugged in with a micro USB.


  • The BenQ PD2720U wasn’t found to have any Bluetooth features by critics and there weren’t any claims regarding the feature by the brand.


  • Critics loved that the BenQ PD2720U UHD came with an on-screen display menu that allows one to control the screen settings, changing through the different modes and adjustments, which they found fairly easy to use.


  • The BenQ PD2720U doesn’t have a built-in microphone however that shouldn’t be a major issue as you can attach a headphone/earphone microphone into your PC or console itself if needed.


  • Experts felt let down by the speakers of the BenQ PD2720U UHD however, thanks to the 3.5mm audio jack included at the back of the monitor, you can at least connect headphones if needed.


  • The BenQ PD2720U doesn’t come with a webcam which in turn helps to give it the thin bezels at the top.


G-Sync / Freesync

  • Top reviewers found the BenQ PD2720U to fall short in terms of gaming capabilities as it doesn’t have any G-Sync/Free-Sync features. And so, unlike other monitors with this feature the BenQ PD2720U can’t sync the refresh rate with that of its GPU thus not being able to prevent screen tearing and stuttering as effectively when gaming.

Adaptive Sync

  • The BenQ PD2720U does not have any Adaptive Sync features, which is to be expected considering its fixed native refresh rate.

Input Lag

  • Experts found the 13ms input lag of the BenQ PD2720U to be pretty low which is great for gaming as it can register inputs faster, helping win more games.

Response Time

  • The BenQ PD2720U UHD comes with a 5ms response time which experts found to be good for gaming as it will make your fast-paced games have better distinct motion and less ghosting effects. But this is also something that can be found in lower-priced monitors.

Text Clarity

  • While Testers didn’t have anything to say regarding the text clarity of the BenQ PD2720U and there weren’t any mentions by the brand, one user found the clarity to be great at high resolution.

Viewing Angles

  • The BenQ PD2720U was found to have a 178/178 viewing angle according to experts, meaning it displays the same professional color accuracy even at a nearly sideways angle, making it great for a group movie or work session with your friends or colleagues, respectively.

True Score


Reasons to Buy

  • Amazing color accuracy
  • Warranty of three years
  • Sleek design with a completely adjustable stand
  • Good selection of ports
  • HDR10 support

Reasons to Avoid

  • Ineffective speakers
  • Expensive
  • The refresh rate is limited to 60Hz.


  • Display Type
  • HDMI Inputs
  • HDR Format
  • Max Resolution
    3840 x 2160
  • Panel Type
  • Refresh Rate
    60 hz
  • Response Time
    5 ms
  • Screen size
    27 inches
  • Sync Technology
    AMD FreeSync


The BenQ PD2720U is the brand’s high-end 27-Inch 4K UHD monitor released in 2019. It promises good color accuracy, which makes it a perfect fit for designers and creative professionals alike. With nearly zero bezels on 3 sides, an adjustable stand, and wide availability of ports, its design is sleek and aesthetically pleasing. While it is an expensive option, the professional color gamut and accuracy paired with HDR10 make it worthwhile for serious users. Read the rest of this BenQ PD2720U review to see what else top experts had to say about it, then check out our list of the top rated computer monitors.

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Techradar

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    This costly 4K monitor has the performance and colour gamut to satisfy designers and enough… read more
  • Windows Central

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    It’s expensive, but the BenQ PD2720U delivers an outstanding 4K picture, premium design, and an… read more
  • IT Pro

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    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

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