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The glossy Qnix QX2710 is placed to the right of the BenQ BL2710PT, both monitors are calibrated.
Gamutvision calculates the color space coverage from an ICC profile. Absolute sRGB color space coverage refers to the amount of the sRGB color space a monitor can cover when values outside of the sRGB gamut are ignored. Print Test coverage refers to the percentage of the sRGB color space the monitors gamut can cover natively in programs which are not color managed such as PC or when the display is connected to a device such as a console or blu-ray player which do not support color management.
Standard Mode basICColor 5 Validation & User Mode+User Color Temperature basICColor 5 Validation
Once calibrated in the Standard Mode and used for color critical work in color managed applications the BenQ BL2710PT offers the best results along with the Crossover 2755AMG, Dell U2713H and Samsung S27A850D due to the high Absolute sRGB color space coverage. For all around use the BenQ bests the Dell U2713H which is only useful for work in color managed programs since the obvious overshoot ghosting and high input lag prevent it from being suitable for gaming. The BenQ has faster pixel response times (less ghosting), better color presets and build quality than the Samsung S27A850D but similar calibrated color accuracy. The Crossover 2755AMG (My Review) offers clearer and more vibrant whites and light colors but worse black levels due to the use of Plasma Deposition Coating, is more reflective and has slightly slower pixel response times than the BenQ BL2710PT. The Crossover 2755AMG also lacks USB 3.0 ports, a durable height adjustable stand and a proper, three year warranty.
The BL2710PT is not free from gradient banding (Lagom Test) before or after calibration, but it is rare for monitors without 10-16 bit Look Up Tables to be able to produce banding free color scales. Users wanting a banding free all around performer around 750$ should consider the NEC P242W (My Review) or save up for the NEC PA272W.
For reasons I can not explain, once the BenQ is set to the User mode and the User Color Temperature setting is selected which unlocks the color controls, the BenQ's electronics do not allow ICC profiling software to carry out corrections to all of the colors which is why the calibrated Delta E and Maximum Chromatic Color Error remain quite high after calibration. The the colors are unable to be all be corrected which is why some colors appear to be un-calibrated and have a high Delta E and Maximum Chromatic Color Error after calibration. The inaccuracy also causes the Absolute sRGB color space coverage to drop to 81.6% which is low enough to render the monitor unsuitable for work which requires color accuracy when using the User Mode+User Color Temperature Setting which unlocks the color controls. This issue is more of an "on paper," issue; visually, when using the User Mode+User Color Temperature setting the BL2710PT still offers more neutral color presentation compared to the Asus PB278Q, Crossover 2720MDP, Glossy & Matte Qnix QX2710 and Viewsonic VP2770 thanks to the BL2710PT's more accurate sRGB color space coverage. Despite suffering from this odd issue, the BL2710PT still produces excellent image quality when using the User Mode+User Color Temperature setting. The black levels are deeper when using the User Mode+User Color Temperature setting which makes it ideal for playing games and watching movies while the Standard Mode (and Gamma Mode 2) is better for work which requires color accuracy. It's a shame that the User Mode+User Color accuracy setting suffers from such an odd issue, but it is almost forgivable since the Standard modes calibrated color accuracy is outstanding and better than many of the 2560x1440 resolution monitors I have reviewed.
User Mode Gamutvision Standard Mode ICC Profile Validation Results