BENQ has just released a 27 and 24 inch monitor that has an e-paper display mode, which tones down on the blue light and provides a black and white mode. The BenQ GL2780 is a better buy and features a 27 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel TN LCD display with a 75 Hz refresh rate, 250 nits of brightness, and 2 watt stereo speakers and will retail for $180.00. The 24 inch monitor is not listed yet, but should retail for $150.
Depending on these monitors sell, BENQ disclosed to Good e-Reader that they might add this mode to all future monitors. Other eye-friendly features include Low Blue Light, ZeroFlicker and Brightness Intelligence Plus, a mode that uses artificial intelligence feature to adjust the display’s brightness based on your environment.
There are only a few E Ink screens on the market that will give you a proper e-paper experience. This includes all of the models from Dasung and the Onyx Boox MAX2 and MAX2 Pro. All of these devices retail for close to $1,000, so BENQ is providing a cheaper alternative.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.