Being a photographer/vlogger/creator in 2017 isn't anything like it used to be. There's this whole other side of things that people often don't see, the editing of photos in Lightroom, the putting together videos in Final Cut Pro and other graphics in Photoshop.
I normally run this all on my MacBook with a 13" screen, while this works well when travelling it can be a pain when in the office. Editing is often done late at night when the eyes get tired and you find yourself straining and that's not good...especially with my eyes.
The team at BenQ got in touch and asked if I wanted to try out one of their new screens...namely the BenQ PD2700Q. Before we dive in too deep here's my preview/unboxing video.
Firstly the stats on the PD2700Q are impressive; 2K QHD monitor with 10-bits of colour depth, Rec.709 and standard RGB colour space (sRGB), you’ll have more than 1 billion of colours to work with astonishing precision.
- 27 inch 2560x1440 QHD Resolution
- 100% Rec. 709 and sRGB with IPS Technology
- DualView Function and Darkroom Mode
- CAD/CAM, Animation Modes Enable the Detailed and Precise Design
- Display Pilot Software for Customized Monitor Settings
The colours on this screen are stunning and I edited a few HDR photos to really push it and they looked amazing. It really brought them to life and the finest of details were really enhanced. The monitor helped my eyes and I found I could work on this monitor for several hours and my eyes didn't feel fatigued or strained.
I like to work on several things at once and when using a laptop this means having one thing on the screen at once while switching from tab to tab. When you'll looking for information this can prove to be a real waste of time.
With a 27" monitor this really changes things, of course, you can have one giant thing showing but the way I worked it and got full use was when I had 4 things displayed at once.
I'd have Lightroom running, while editing a video, with Spotify playing and writing on the blog or running Twitter. This was amazing and saved time where I could see things easily. You could make it work for you so email/web/pages/photoshop split into quarters and they would still look large on the screen.
If you're looking for improve your editing skills then this is the way to go. You don't need to change your laptop or PC just connect this up via HDMI and away you go. This can also be wall mounted if you wish.
For more information on the BenQ PD2700Q 27" Monitor have a look at their website and see just how it could improve your workflow. At just under £370 this is an amazing price for something so impressive.
I was loaned this for the purpose of this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.