BenQ 27" IPS GW2765HE Widescreen Quad HD IPS Monitor (identical to GW2765HT) - £199.99 @ Box
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BenQ 27" IPS GW2765HE Widescreen Quad HD IPS Monitor (identical to GW2765HT) - £199.99 @ Box

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Found 15th Feb
I was looking for a decent replacement monitor for my broken Crossover. These are awesome. Once you've had 2560x1440 IPS you cannot go back.

I was looking at the GW2765HT for £286 on Amazon until I read these are the same, its just the model number that is different. Mine arrived today and its 100% on par with my Crossover monitor.

1% quidco too. Free Delivery.
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Looks a good buy to me so don't know what people want on here. I've been looking for something like this but I only want to spend my TCB funds on it so looking at Amazon too. Certain give this heat from my research, I can't hit this red for under £150.
Purchased this a few weeks ago and love it
For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted earlier: hotukdeals.com/dea…881
ScotlandtheDave16 m ago

For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted …For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted earlier: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hannsg-hq272ppb-27-wqhd-2k-ips-monitor-17998-ebuyer-2894881


Good question, specs seem similar. BenQ make a big thing about their 'flicker free tech', not sure how much better that really is though.
I’m not being lazy (much) incidentally around comparing deals, just in the middle of a house move and browsing on phone for a sec. I saw the aoc deal for about the same price as this BenQ but I think this is the better panel. I’m really only going to be using for working from home, not as a gaming monitor, so not sure if the 27” ips being a better panel is more of a benefit than the additional real estate on a poorer panel. The only thing going for the aoc is the vga so could natively run hp gen 8 microserver off it, though I’m sure I could get a vga>display port adapter or similar.
Edited by: "ScotlandtheDave" 15th Feb
I also got a Catleap fast 144 recently. Despite them opening it to check backlight it came faulty. There was a huge fuss returning it and that took like 3 weeks. I got a refund but today it seems I got a customs charge for the initial import.
Far too much hassle overall really. Would have been OK if it had fricking worked. Advantages are 100+hz max freesync refresh range and that's about it.
I'm holdling out for 4k now.
Hot-Vote from me
Zoea4 m ago

I got a refund but today it seems I got a customs charge for the initial …I got a refund but today it seems I got a customs charge for the initial import.


Good, I hate it when people dodge taxes and duties-payable..
Edited by: "Adult" 15th Feb
I bought one of these a couple weeks back and I've been impressed so far. For the money, it's hard to fault it.
smithmr86 m ago

I bought one of these a couple weeks back and I've been impressed so far. …I bought one of these a couple weeks back and I've been impressed so far. For the money, it's hard to fault it.


I'm glad you said that as this arrived today. As mentioned in my deal I have 2 x Crossover Blacktunes. One second hand and one brand new. Bought it from ebay as you can't get them in this country. The new one lasted 6 months before the board went and we had to pay for a new one from the seller. Didnt mind as they are awesome. But it went again abouy 4 weeks ago and the seller wont reply, even though of course we were happy to pay to get it fixed again. Even crossover themselves havent replied to me regarding sourcing a new board. My hubby bought me an acer from curry's for £169. Let's just say it went straight back. This monitor at first few hours use is on par with the crossovers so am very happy. I now hope it lasts.
Wow another 2k screen under £200. the moment one is on here, then another 2 also appear.

Both the IPS panels are very similar. This one this is rated 4ms, the Hanssg 5ms.

For the money these are both excellent value. Its the perfect resolution for those that dont want to upgrade their graphics card and power supply to enjoy greatly enhanced screen resolution, as long as you graphics card can go to this resolution.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 15th Feb
ScotlandtheDave1 h, 49 m ago

For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted …For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted earlier: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hannsg-hq272ppb-27-wqhd-2k-ips-monitor-17998-ebuyer-2894881



I am sure you will be happy with whichever you choose. They both have IPS panels and technology for "flicker free" images.

I have the Hannsg and im very happy with it. Once windows recognises the monitor and you download/update the drivers then its great. I haven't noticed any flicker, but that could be due to the games I play.

I also like the fact that the speakers are pretty weak - I have 3.1 speakers but I generally have them too loud for my neighbours. unplugging them and using the inbuilt speakers seem to be just the right sound level!!!
Edited by: "fiqqer" 15th Feb
ScotlandtheDave1 h, 53 m ago

For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted …For those in the know, how would you rate this vs the Hannsg deal posted earlier: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hannsg-hq272ppb-27-wqhd-2k-ips-monitor-17998-ebuyer-2894881


It seems like there isn't much in the difference. This one has a better stand though.
All good if u have macbook or quality work machines. Lol, my employer still gives a 2010 laptop with 720p display and no HDMI output. Wish upper management looks in here and think how technology has improved and just electricity consumption and efficiency is so improved. But.. hey more process less technology is their motto
AlmightyCushion48 m ago

It seems like there isn't much in the difference. This one has a better …It seems like there isn't much in the difference. This one has a better stand though.


Hmmm, so this or the AOC behemoth posted recently too? The extra real estate would be nice but granted there will be compromises
ScotlandtheDave48 m ago

Hmmm, so this or the AOC behemoth posted recently too? The extra real …Hmmm, so this or the AOC behemoth posted recently too? The extra real estate would be nice but granted there will be compromises


I wouldn't like that resolution on such a big monitor. For 1440p, 27" is as big as I would go.
Great monitor from the price, bought it not too long ago for just over £200 I believe

Great IPS screen and menu is very easy to use
It's a fantastic panel, great OSD and much better backlight consistency than the crossovers and the like. Unless you have a tin ear the speakers are completely pointless, but having audio does mean they decided to give it a line-in and line-out. Got my pc plugged into displayport, ps4 into the hdmi, then connected the line-out to a line-in on my pc to use my proper pc speakers.

Just a heads up though, there have been issues on models with early firmware, using the displayport might be hit and miss at best, depending on your gpu. I had problems briefly with a gtx 970. Couldn't tell you what firmware version this model uses, mind. I got the GW2765HT from Amazon warehouse for £180 with the black friday 20% off.

And for those who aren't as tedious and with as much spare time as me, this is probably the best quality 27" 1440p monitor posted so far. Very functional, good refresh rates, fantastic contrast. The colour gamut is very wide. It has 100% sRGB. Very useful colour temperature settings, but pick between using the eye strain settings here or on windows 10 or with flux. With none of the monitor options turned on I found it a bit too bright though. Great stand, full tilt and swivel, although on a small desk you'll wish the stand wasn't so deep so you could push it back further.

At this price you can't complain that it's only 60hz. High frame rate high resolution ips panels didn't even exist until the last few years. I'd much rather this than another of those ebay korean monstrosities, the one I used to own broke when the cheap soldering melted and shorted out the circuit board.
On a side note, make sure it's set to full range rgb (0-255) in the settings if you want it to look the nicest as a monitor.
Watsonage1 h, 13 m ago

It's a fantastic panel, great OSD and much better backlight consistency …It's a fantastic panel, great OSD and much better backlight consistency than the crossovers and the like. Unless you have a tin ear the speakers are completely pointless, but having audio does mean they decided to give it a line-in and line-out. Got my pc plugged into displayport, ps4 into the hdmi, then connected the line-out to a line-in on my pc to use my proper pc speakers.Just a heads up though, there have been issues on models with early firmware, using the displayport might be hit and miss at best, depending on your gpu. I had problems briefly with a gtx 970. Couldn't tell you what firmware version this model uses, mind. I got the GW2765HT from Amazon warehouse for £180 with the black friday 20% off.And for those who aren't as tedious and with as much spare time as me, this is probably the best quality 27" 1440p monitor posted so far. Very functional, good refresh rates, fantastic contrast. The colour gamut is very wide. It has 100% sRGB. Very useful colour temperature settings, but pick between using the eye strain settings here or on windows 10 or with flux. With none of the monitor options turned on I found it a bit too bright though. Great stand, full tilt and swivel, although on a small desk you'll wish the stand wasn't so deep so you could push it back further.At this price you can't complain that it's only 60hz. High frame rate high resolution ips panels didn't even exist until the last few years. I'd much rather this than another of those ebay korean monstrosities, the one I used to own broke when the cheap soldering melted and shorted out the circuit board.On a side note, make sure it's set to full range rgb (0-255) in the settings if you want it to look the nicest as a monitor.


"ebay korean monstrosities, the one I used to own broke when the cheap soldering melted and shorted out the circuit board". Agreed. I had the same issue. I had two, one second hand that is still going strong and a brand new that has already has the board replaced then broke again, hence giving up and doing hours of research to now buy this one. Although the Crossovers do are brilliant monitors (well, amazing panels but crappy cheap boards) I have learnt our lesson as getting replacement parts is a nightmare (plus expensive with import taxes). The hubby said I should pop the broken Crossover on ebay this weekend and I may do, as they do have a good following, and there maybe someone out there who can fix it themselves as its too heartbreaking to just bin it. But I am on day 2 now with this monitor and I am very, very impressed.
Hi,

Thanks op, bought one of these yesterday, used code FREE200 and got free next day delivery.

Its now sat on my desk and I am very happy with it. I have moved from a 22inch IPS 1920 X 1080 so obviously quite a difference and a bit of a wow factor.

Menus are a bit of a faff but you soon get the idea.

Overall if you are looking for a decent 27 inch screen then I would certainly consider this if you don't have £600 to spend on a G-sync 120+mhz one.
any one know if you can daisy chain two of these monitors?

Plus views on how 2 of these would function for general office work (as opposed to buying a big 34 inch ultrawide)

Thanks!
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