I unboxed the BenQ SW2700PT at around 6pm, after a long day work but still excited. I only have 10 mins or so to unboxed the monitor before I have to rush out to fetch my kids from school.
Still, within the limited short time…I am still excited to find out how the monitor looks or feel like.
You can read about the Part 1 short story of how I got the monitor…
After unloading the monitor from the trunk of my car, I have to put it in my living room first. Better unpacked and unboxed it before moving it to my computer table.
Here’s the huge box of the much talked about BenQ SW2700PT 27″ wide screen monitor!
The box is huge, but not so heavy. I can carry it myself with the handles at the side of the box.
Here’s how the inner box looks like, with form protector the monitor and accessories. Hmm…after opening the box, I felt something not right. The monitor isn’t new. You can see the form on the left bottom already broken, and the box that hold the accessories doesn’t look new. I am surprised that BenQ actually sent me an USED monitor for reviewing. I was expecting a brand new unit, as I told them that I will buy the monitor if I like it after reviewing. But buying an USED monitor? Hmm…
This is the monitor hood. It comes in 5 separate pieces, and a little essembly is required. Not so easy, but not too difficult either. There is no instruction manual that comes with it…so it took an extra few minutes for me to figure out which goes where.
This is the base, handle, controller and cables (HDMI and DIV).
OK, this main item. IPS LED panel. Very thin design, looks solidly built.
Rear view of the panel. You can zoom in for details of the input. Doesn’t bother me too much as I only use ONE input (DVI) and I know it is there, and that is good enough for me to know already.
Putting the arm and base to the panel is a simple plug and play. You can DIY yourself without sweat. However, needs to be extremely careful so that you do not hit or damage the panel front view. Hence I suggest inserting the arm and base with the monitor panel still sitting on the polyform as above.
Here’s the assembled monitor.
On the left side of the monitor, there are some slots (USB and SD Card reader). To use this, you need to connect the monitor to the USB slot of your CPU.
Below is the right side of the monitor. Nothing there except two brackets for the monitor hood. In my sample monitor, the brackets that hold the monitor hood are all broken (both left right up down).
Despite the broken brackets, the monitor hood was still be able to fit to the monitor firmly and nicely. The brackets were made of metal, the previous user must have FORCE removing the hood that cause them to break in all 4 sides. What a pity…