BenQ PD2720U Review – For 2020 – 60Hz Refresh Rate, IPS Panel


If you’re looking for the BenQ PD2720U review, then you’re in the right place.

With the PD2720U’s elegant yet simple design, you’ll get an excellent aesthetic looking monitor to add to your office or room.

Indeed, BenQ has produced another monitor state of the art monitor that gives you the performance and yet minimalistic design.

So if you’re looking for a high performing monitor that delivers the performance, then you may want to check out some of the specs for this monitor.

Before jumping into any conclusions, let’s dive into the BenQ PD2720U’s performance and what it has to offer you.


  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 4K UHD
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time:5ms
  • Display: 27-Inches
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Panel Type: IPS Panel
  • Ports: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3, & 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • VESA Mount: Yes
  • Weight: 23.9 lbs
Back View Of The BenQ PD2720U Monitor

The Design

To begin with, the design to the BenQ PD2720U looks pretty sleek and minimalistic.


Aside with its elegant design, the 27-inch display will give you enough screen real estate to do deep work and have multiple windows simultaneously without running out of screen room.

Furthermore, the monitor has a beautiful grey finish to the body and makes the monitor look elegant for you to add to your room to admire. And overall, the design of the monitor is a matte-black plastic.

Thin Bezels

Also, the PD2720U has a thin bezel, so you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the gaming and multimedia scenes completely without any distractions.

Not only that, thanks to its ergonomic design, you’ll be able to tilt, swivel, pivot and adjust the monitors stand for your convenience.

And the monitors’ adjustability is also very helpful if you’re a graphic designer, or photographer because you’ll be able to switch the angles and have different views.

The Stand

Also, the stand’s metal and plastic design is very elegant and has a smooth finish to it as well.

With an elegant stand, the stand is very quick and easy to install, and you won’t need to have any special tools nor screws.

And the stand plate can be easily installed as well with just a simple hand screw located in the bottom of the stands plate. And you won’t have to worry about messy cables and wiring because the stand has a cable management feature that you can use to manage all you’re cables and connectivities.

Vesa Mount

Along with the PD2720U’s ergonomic stand and design, you’ll be able to use a VESA mount as well for this monitor. The VESA mount is also great if you want to hang the monitor onto your wall and watch your favorite movie flicks.

KVM Switch

Furthermore, the monitor also gives you a KVM switch (Keyboard Video and Mouse), which provides you with the ability to control multiple computers with one set of keyboard and mouse. And thanks to its KVM feature, you’ll be able to save you more space, and money in the future.

I/O Ports

Besides its excellent KVM features, the PD2720U’s ports include, 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt, and 1x 3.5 mm audio jack.

Furthermore, thanks to its functional connectivity, the PD2720U is optimized for MacBook users as well, which is great for designers.

And with its ThunderBolt 3 port, you’ll have the ability to use Daisy-Chain which allows you to extend to other screens by using one cable.

Tanks to its HDMI port, you’ll be able to plug in your console gaming systems such as your PS4, SNES, and the XBox One.

Daisy-Chain Feature

Thanks to its Daisy-Chain feature, you’ll be able to save a lot of room without having wires congested everywhere, and you’ll be able to save on money.

Besides, the ThunderBolt 3 will also give you 65 watts of power, which is efficient enough for charging an electronic device.

Also, the PD2720U allows you to connect your mouse and keyboard directly to the monitor as well as saving you room and will give you efficient wiring.

BenQ PD2720U Performance

Performance And Features

If you’re a graphic designer, producer, or photographer, the PD2720U is the ideal monitor because of its accurate color reproduction.

Monitor Resolution

The BenQ PD2720U is an outstanding monitor. With a resolution of 3840×2160, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the gaming world and multimedia fully.

IPS Panel

With this 10 bit IPS panel, you’ll be able to have image clarity and color accuracy. Also, the contrast and the gamma are 900:1 and 2:25, which is excellent.

However, this is not the fastest monitor, because the PD2720U is an IPS panel, and the monitor puts more emphasis on picture quality, color accuracy, and gamut.

sRGB and Gamut

In addition, this monitor has 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB gamut. In terms of color accuracy and DCI-P3 spectrum, the range is 97%.

HDR 10 Technology

Also, the monitor uses HDR 10 technology, which let you have a more vivid and real life like experience when gaming or viewing movies.

Unfortunately, this monitor isn’t designed for serious competitive gamers because the display runs a 5ms response time with a 60 Hz refresh rate.

No FreeSync Nor G-Sync

And the monitor doesn’t have AMD FreeSync feature so you won’t be able to experience the full capabilities that a gaming monitor can possess.

But you can play all games nicely in this monitor; however, this monitor isn’t recommended for high-end competitive gamers due to a lower refresh rate and a higher response time. Ideal for gamers, you’ll need a 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time.

Eye Care Technology

Also, when operating and gaming for long hours on the PD2720U monitor, you won’t experience any eye fatigue. Thanks to the displays blue light filter, and eye care technology, you’ll be able to game and work on the monitor for long periods of hours without getting your eyes strained.

In terms of color accuracy, the monitor is factory calibrated, and the monitor does come with a color certificate that you can use as well. Besides, you can use the color certificate as your reference and use that to check for full-color reproduction.

In Conclusion

If you’re a graphic designer, artist, or a photographer, you can highly benefit from the BenQ PD2720U monitor. Thanks to its color accuracy and a wide range of gamut, you’ll be able to work on projects with extreme clarity.

However, if you’re a competitive gamer that enjoys gaming, then you may want to go for a TN panel instead that runs a 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. And you can also check out the even more faster 240Hz refresh rate monitors as well.

But you’ll be able to play all games just fine and without any issues with the PD2720U.

Overall, this monitor is great for producers, artists, photographers, and video editors that need that extra monitor power. But if you’re a competitive gamer, then you’ll have to go with the TN panels.

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