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BenQ SW240 PhotoVue monitor announced

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BenQ releases SW240 PhotoVue 24″ monitor

99% Adobe98 coverage, hardware calibration

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BenQ have expanded their range of wide gamut hardware calibrated monitors, with a new 24″ 1920×1200 monitor.

The new monitor is aimed at the photo editing market, complementing  27-inch QHD SW2700PT, the 27-inch UHD SW271, and the 32-inch UHD SW320 – Links are to Keith’s reviews

  • 24.1″, 16:10, 1920×1200 res.
  • 99% Adobe RGB coverage
  • 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3
  • 14-bit 3D LUT, ΔE ≤ 2
  • Hardware Calibration with Palette Master Element calibration software
  • Colour Mode HotKey for colour mode switching
  • Advanced Black & White mode
  • Optional shading hood
sw240 monitor

We hope to have a full review in due course

New BenQ 24″ monitor

The new monitor is available with an optional monitor hood – see Keith’s other BenQ reviews for examples of how they work.

Press release content is from the US office of BenQ and is followed by the UK announcement

Press Info (US)

BenQ Adds Best Value Professional Photo Editing Monitor to Its Award-Winning SW PhotoVue Line

The High-Quality SW240 Monitor Gives Seasoned Photographers and Hobbyists All the Right Tools at the Right Price

COSTA MESA, Calif. — May 1, 2018 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today released the new SW240 24.1″ PhotoVue Photo Editing Monitor. Presenting photography professionals, enthusiasts and students with the most affordable AQColor SW PhotoVue Monitor to date, it supports 99% Adobe RGB color space for greater and more natural color reproduction and hardware calibration via BenQ’s Palette Master Element software for optimal, long-lasting, accurate color performance users can trust. The new monitor completes BenQ’s SW PhotoVue professional photography IPS portfolio, which includes the award-winning SW2700PT (27″ QHD), SW271 (27″ 4K UHD HDR) and SW320 (32″ 4K UHD HDR).

“Great artists rely on great tools, which is why we offer a complete family of professional photography monitors to suit every level, from the new value-priced 24.1″ SW240 up to our 32″ display,” said Jason Lee, product manager at BenQ America Corp. “We want to make professional tools accessible to everyone, whether you’re just starting out or you’re a pro upgrading an old monitor, the SW240 is the perfect choice. It fits in our professional lineup with pristine color accuracy and without the hefty price tag of similar professional monitors.”

Unparalleled Color Reproduction at an Exceptional Value

Engineered with all the advantages of a high-end professional monitor, the debut of the BenQ SW240 24.1″ monitor is a photographer’s dream. The 10-bit display shows more than 1 billion colors and allows users to enjoy the smoothest color gradations of even the most detailed images. Its 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color reproduction, and having Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces gives users the truest and most representative view of the original image.

Featuring BenQ’s AQCOLOR™ technology, the SW240 provides out-of-the-box, factory-calibrated color accuracy with industry-standard color space to bring brilliant colors to life. The 99% 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.

SW240 calibrationHardware Calibration for Consistent Images

The SW240 hardware calibration adjusts the monitor’s image processing chip rather than the graphics card output.

As a result, users are never fooled by what they’re seeing on screen and can trust that images will stay consistent with their original copies.

What’s more, BenQ’s Palette Master Element software allows users to easily tune and maintain the color performance of the monitor at its most optimal state.

Eye-Care Protects Eyes From Fatigue After Long Hours

shading hood

The creative process can sometimes be a grueling one. Now users don’t have to fret over how much time they’re spending in front of their BenQ monitor.

Engineered with BenQ’s exclusive Eye-Care technology, every PhotoVue Series monitor reduces eye fatigue for user comfort, enhanced productivity and workplace safety during extended use.

The SW240 PhotoVue Photographer monitor is now available at retail price of $399.

A shading hood, which can be mounted to suit portrait or landscape orientation, is also available for purchase (MSRP $99).

BenQ has a special bundle offer for the SW240 with shading hood for $449.

More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at

UK press info


Birmingham, UK – 19th April 2018 – BenQ have announced their brand-new monitor for photographers, the SW240, the latest addition to the SW PhotoVue family.

BenQ PhotoVue monitor SW240, builds upon the success of its award-winning predecessor SW2700PT and sets a new benchmark for wide gamut monitors, taking image quality to the next level. Supported by BenQ’s AQCOLOR Technology, the new 24.1” monitor covers 100% Rec.709, 95% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB colour space and delivers factory-calibrated colour accuracy to ensure brilliant colours, with a monitor size to suit all workspaces. The SW240 is available now and becomes the most affordable monitor in their offering, with a perfect price point for amateur photographers looking to perfect the colour in their workflow. The SW240 is available for £399 inc. VAT.

The key features are:

  • 24.1 inches, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • 99% Adobe RGB coverage, 100% Rec. 709 and 95% DCI-P3
  • 14-bit 3D LUT, ΔE ≤ 2
  • Palette Master Element Calibration Software with Hardware Calibration
  • Colour Mode HotKey for switching colour mode readily
  • Advanced Black & White mode
  • Shading Hood (*optional accessory)

As the frontrunner of the professional monitor industry, BenQ has never slowed down but sought out further improvement for photographers, especially in the respect of the quality of colour reproduction, viewing comfort and user convenience. The SW240 is no different; with its 99% wide colour gamut, it’s the perfect piece of professional equipment, where the user can save money against other similar spec models, without a compromise on quality. With the help of BenQ’s Palette Master Element, hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphics card output data. It keeps the images consistent with its original copies, without being affected by graphic settings.

The SW240 has a perfect screen size for photographers to do their work with ease. With a 24.1” 16:10 panel, it can display two full A4 pages plus tool palettes, for photographers to easily compare the content on the screen. The BenQ team always seeks the easiest way for our users to use a monitor; by upgrading user experience, they have developed a new OSD hotkey (Colour Mode HotKey) for switching 
different colour modes smartly and simply. Also, the SW240 has its edge-to-edge ultra slim bezels, allowing photographers to set up a dual-monitor workspace for an impressive view.

Preserve the true colours you captured and make sure the moments are perfect with the BenQ PhotoVue SW240.

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