BenQ PD2506Q 60Hz WQHD IPS with USB-C and KVMAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
The 2560 x 1440 resolution is versatile, the preferred choice of many for both content creation and consumption. The BenQ PD2506Q of the DeisgnVue series is designed with the former in mind, with a 25″ screen size that’s a bit more compact and provides a higher pixel density than the more common 27″ size. The monitor has a smart and modern design with dark matte materials used extensively, including a low-profile rectangular stand base and cylindrical stand neck. The bezels are quite slim at all sides, with a dual stage bezel including panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus slim hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick and shortcut buttons at the rear of the screen, towards the right side as viewed from the front.
A 25″ IPS-type panel is employed with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and matte anti-glare screen surface. A 1000:1 static contrast ratio is specified, alongside 178°/178° viewing angles and 8-bit colour. The monitor includes a Pantone validated and Calman verified factory calibration with DeltaE ≤3 specified, alongside a Uniformity Compensation (UC) setting. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance (400 cd/m² HDR peak) and 95% DCI-P3 colour space coverage, with an sRGB emulation setting included. The company’s usual flexible and well-balanced Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to promote greater viewing comfort. The monitor responds to HDR10 content in a basic way, with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support. This allows the monitor to put its fairly generous gamut to good use alongside 10-bit colour support, but doesn’t require a high brightness by HDR standards or local dimming to enhance contrast.
A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual can be misleading. The stand attaches centrally via a quick-release mechanism and can be easily detached to reveal provision for 100 x 100mm VESA mounting. The included stand is fully adjustable, including 110mm (4.33 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. The ports mainly face downwards and include; AC power (internal power converter), HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, DP out (for MST daisy chaining), USB-C (65W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and USB-B upstream. At the right side, as viewed from the front, there’s a USB-C downstream port, third USB 3.2 Gen 1 port and 3.5mm headphone jack. KVM functionality is supported, allowing easy input switching and USB peripheral sharing between 2 systems. 2 x 2.5W speakers are also included for basic sound output.
Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$400 USD.