updated 09:30 am EST, Tue December 15, 2009
BenQ M2700HD a computer TV LCD crossover
BenQ today took the wraps from its first 27-inch computer display. Considered a crossover display, the M2700HD has the usual computer inputs but also has twin HDMI 1.3 connectors plus component and RCA to take in traditional TV sources, such as cable boxes or game consoles. A native 1080p resolution, a 10W stereo speaker system and a remote further stress the hybrid nature of the LCD.
The panel produces a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 400cd/m2 brightness level. BenQ claims at least some visual accuracy with a dedicated sRGB option among the color presets for those looking to recreate a particular color range. SPDIF audio lets it work with surround sound devices, including its own speakers' virtual surround.
Pricing isn't available, but BenQ vows a "worldwide" release for the M2700HD this week.