Last Updated on 05/03/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
The new BenQ SW240 is made for image processing
BenQ is known for their quality monitors aimed at creatives and business people, and today they added the SW240 to their lineup of PhotoVue SW monitors. A monitor designed for photographers and photo processing, with a somewhat unique 16:10 aspect ratio and excellent color reproduction, the SW240 could be a popular choice for photographers of all kinds.
The 24-inch monitor, which features 99% Adobe RGB coverage, 100% sRGB coverage, and 95% DCI-P3 coverage will be hitting store shelves at around $399. This may seem like a lot to some of you given its size and relatively low resolution of just 1920×1200. But this monitor comes color calibrated from the factory and has a 14-bit 3D LUT.
For the black and white fanatics, the SW240 also features an advanced Black and White Mode which is capable of showing you your images with a level of detail and clarity other monitors will have a hard time matching. But in addition to that, the monitor features extremely thin bezels, meaning that any multiple-monitor setups you wish to employ can be done with minimal breaks between the screens.
The $399 price tag is actually the most affordable in the BenQ SW lineup and makes this an excellent choice for those who have been interested in previous BenQ SW monitors but who have not been able to stomach the high pricetags for the higher resolution and larger displays. This would be an excellent display for any photographer looking to improve the color accuracy and consistency of their images without breaking the bank.
BenQ says the new SW240 will be available in May, so if you just looked at your calendar, you are correct – it is May. you should start seeing the SW240 available for sale online and at local retailers near you soon.