Ben Q is not a brand you might associate with top end photography, but they have just announced a high level colour monitor.

Very much in the territory that Eizo and NEC occupy, it is designed for those photographers and graphic designers who desire colour acuracy and detail.

That should of course be most people such as those who own pro or advanced enthusiast cameras. Sadly as I sometimes show on my workshops this can be a area many omit to tick appropriate boxes in.

With a close match to the Adobe RGB color space and software developed with X-Rite, plus other good specifications it is an unexpected but interesting development.

Here we go with the details. The product is available from Color Confidence who offer the product for £810.00 inc vat:

BenQ Debuts their First Colour Critical Monitor for Photography and Graphic Design Professionals.

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New great value, colour critical monitor, features:

99% Adobe RGB colour space, hardware calibration, brightness uniformity
Built-in Palette Master calibration software co-developed by X-Rite

Birmingham, UK, 3 February 2015. BenQ has launched a new 24” colour critical monitor designed for photographers and graphic design professionals with an eye for detail, that value colour accuracy.

Developed by BenQ specifically for the colour critical photography market, the BenQ PG2401PT monitor comes complete with Palette Master Software, which has been co-developed with X-Rite – the global leader in colour science and technology.

The new monitor has an impressive 1920 x 1200 resolution that reproduces 99% Adobe RGB colour space. The wide colour gamut offers superb image clarity and detail.

Each monitor has been rigorously factory tested for brightness uniformity, Delta-E and Gamma curve to achieve the highest colour reproduction quality and accuracy.

The ergonomic stand can be set to Tilt, Pivot or Swivel mode. The on-screen display can also rotate automatically for landscape or portrait use.BenQ3

Key features of the BenQ monitor include:
5 year warranty with zero pixel defect guarantee for the first 6 months
Monitor hood included
Individual factory-tested colour calibration report included
A 10-bit display panel for smooth shading and colour transitions in natural gradations
14-bit 3D Look-Up-Table and processing for improved RGB colour blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable colour and grey tone reproduction
The monitor achieves an average Delta E value of 2 and below, ensuring colour accuracy throughout project workflow as well as providing viewers the truest impression of the original image
Input terminals include D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini Display Port, USB 3.0 together with a convenient SD card reader
Brightness uniformity support that balances brightness and chromaticity for consistent image viewing across the entire display.
The new BenQ Pro colour critical monitor is available to purchase through leading photography retailers and is distributed exclusively by Color Confidence in the UK, Poland, France, Nordics and Spain.

The new BenQ monitor will be launched with a limited time bundle offer. Purchase the BenQ PG2401PT and receive an X-Rite i1Display Pro calibrator (normal RRP £207 incl. VAT) for only £120 incl. VAT. This offer is valid until 28 February 2015 and the bundle is only available through specialist photo resellers.

For further information and to purchase your monitor, visit www.colorconfidence.com.