"Our new PG2401PT monitor was engineered with a simple goal in mind: provide professionals with exact color representation from design to print," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "With the rapid growth of cloud-based services and color proofing systems, the PG2401PT accommodates the need for a color precision monitor that adheres to today's broader color ecosystem. When combined with its affordable $999 price point, today's photo, design, and printing communities gain an incredibly efficient solution that is certified on the highest precision platforms."
With full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, 12M:1 ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio, and a brightness uniformity function, the PG2401PT allows users to experience bright, sharp, and consistent images across their entire display. To further guarantee consistent colors, the monitor comes equipped with a new hardware calibration function, enabling users to adjust the14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) directly to keep images in line with original designs without affecting graphic settings. In addition, a 10-bit panel feature creates more than one billion colors — 64 times the amount of color available on an 8-bit panel — ensuring silky smooth gradations.
To enable total interoperability, the PG2401PT provides dynamic connectivity options via input ports, which allow users to switch easily between different connected devices. This allows professionals to connect their PG monitor directly to a PC via DVI-D, HDMI®, or DisplayPort, while Mac® users can utilize a Mini DisplayPort to connect with the displays. A USB3.0 port/card reader is also available to facilitate fast file transfers. To further simplify operation and increase comfort, the monitors are ergonomically designed with a wide adjustable stand, and an on-screen display allows automatic rotation to either portrait or landscape mode. To ensure smooth proofing, the monitor comes equipped with a shading hood that eliminates distracting glare effects.
The PG2401PT debuts at PRINT 13 on Sept. 8-12 in Chicago, Ill. Visitors to the trade event can see the monitor in action at the IDEAlliance Workflow Pavilion booth 4877. The PG2401PT will also be on display at partner booths including GTI Graphic Technology, Inc. (4437), Just Normlicht Inc. (4631), Color-Logic, Inc. (5049), and CGS ORIS (2644).
Available now at a special introductory price of $999, BenQ's PG2401PT monitor includes a free hood and is offered with the X-Rite® i1Display Pro calibrator through Dec. 31, 2013.