Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

RL2755HM By BenQ – Friendly Gaming

The BenQ’s RL2755HM 27-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, as well as several specialties usually found on pricier panels. It has got special modes for different game genres, options to brighten up darker areas, and even a hook to hang headphones. The underlying hardware uses TN technology, which is designed to serve up rapid response times and low prices, but TN screens can also suffer with poorer viewing angles and colors.


Screen Modes & Image Quality

The most important screen modes concern gaming, but few of them add much to the experience. There are two modes designed for playing real-time strategy titles, but they do not help. The fighting mode drops the brightness and delivers a decent contrast level of 988:1, but that is its only victory, as the colors are still too cool and inaccurate.

The color vibrancy merely make colors too cool or over-saturated, with poor contrast in every test, and black equalizer boosts jumped ramped up the black level to uncomfortable levels. That might be good for illuminating dark corners in games, but it ruins the depth and nuance of darker tones.

The BenQ’s game-friendly design gave way to underwhelming image quality benchmarks. The first problem came from the black level of 0.65 nits, which is high the brightness level of 327 nits is very good, but it means the contrast is a low 503:1. Toning the brightness down did not amend matters. With the screen locked at 150 nits the contrast declined to a poor 484:1, while color temperature and Delta E remained middling at 7,439K and 2.77. Turning on Dynamic Contrast did not help, either.


The BenQ is 213mm deep from front to back, which makes it much narrower than the Acer, handy if you are short on desk space. There is little to choose between the two panels in weight; the BenQ’s 5.5kg frame is less than 200g heavier than the Acer. The BenQ’s menu is controlled by a row of physical buttons.

They aren’t snazzy or innovative, but they are solid and satisfying to press. It is a shame, then, that the on-screen menu does not live up to those buttons many of the larger menus are slow to react, and you cannot cycle round them, so you end up scrolling up and down. The OSD occasionally did not respond to button presses, and screen modes take an awkward second to click into action. Every option you need is here, but we would avoid diving into the menu as often as possible.


The BenQ has a decent set of promising game-friendly specialties, and there is no denying the value on offer, £200 for a 27-inch Full HD monitor is a decent deal.