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BenQ GW2765HT 27-inch monitor

Given the price and all-round good performance of the GW2765HT, it’s certainly appears to be a great monitor. All the right boxes are ticked, the picture quality is great, it’s adequate for gaming and it has a good stand, well designed OSD and a wide range of inputs. Although they lack a bit of volume, the speakers sound reasonable too. You generally get a lot for your money.

While smaller, 1080p IPS screens are now considerably cheaper – with many now available under £200, the increase to WQHD resolution inflates the cost a bit.

Hardcore gamers who are obsessed with the absolute lowest possible response times might choose a TN panel over an IPS screen such as this, but for general gaming use we were happy with it at least.
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The screen performs well too. Brightness levels around 375 nits can’t quite beat AOC’s 25-inch Q2577PWQ, which achieves over 400 nits, but the result is still good, with an excellent uncalibrated Delta E score, wide sRGB and Adobe coverage, not to mention 10-bit colour support.

But two issues prevent us from awarding the BenQ GW2765HT a top score. The first is the poor contrast ratio, notably lower than many other displays. That’s a minor issue though compared to the backlight bleed.

Backlight bleed is usually an example of a few corners being cut during manufacturing, something that’s almost to be expected with a 27-inch screen that’s priced as reasonably as the GW2765HT.

Everything else stands up well though and you might not even notice an issue with backlight bleeding, as it may not be a universal problem. It was for us though, and the GW2765HT loses a point for that reason alone.

But if you feel this won’t bother you too much, then the GW2765HT has plenty going for it. It presents an excellent picture at a solid 1440p resolution and is great value for money.
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Pros:

  • Good price for WQHD resolution IPS panel.
  • Good brightness and colour accuracy.
  • Flexible, adjustable stand.

Cons:

  • Our sample suffered from backlight bleed.
  • Poor contrast ratio.
  • Glossy plastic bezel isn’t out first choice for monitor design.

Kitguru Says: Despite a few issues, the GW2765HT is still worth recommending. For its price, the picture quality and list of features is highly competitive. A good buy.
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Rating: 8.0.

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