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BenQ FP737s-D

This monitor is in fact the direct opposite of the above-described FP72V. The FP737s-D model is an inexpensive office LCD monitor with an unpresuming appearance and a minimum of functionality. A TN+Film matrix is employed here, of course, as you can’t expect to find anything else in such a product.

The case is black with a silvery front panel. The power adapter is integrated into the case, so it is not the thinnest case I have ever seen, yet the monitor leaves an impression of being very compact, not the least due to the neat low-profile rectangular-shaped base. The functionality of the base is unfortunately only limited to screen tilt adjustment.

It was a nice surprise for me to find a digital input here. The connector is placed rather awkwardly, on the back rather than bottom panel of the monitor, and is closed with a rubber plug. The attached cable sticks unaesthetically out at 90 degrees to the monitor’s case as a result. Well, it is quite surprising for such an inexpensive monitor as the FP737s-D is to be equipped with a DVI-D connector at all, so I shouldn’t really be grumbling about its placement.

The monitor’s controls reside at the bottom of the front panel. They are handy, but the labels lack clarity. For example, the button to perform image auto-adjustment for analog signal is labeled “i” for some reason; the Exit button also switches over between the inputs. Quick access is provided to brightness and contrast settings, but there are no preset modes in this monitor, only manual adjustment.

This is the standard menu of BenQ’s monitors and it is quite user-friendly.

The monitor’s brightness and contrast are set at 90% and 50%, respectively, by default. I had to set both these parameters at 30% on digital connection and to choose 35% brightness and 38% contrast on analog connection to achieve a white brightness of 100nit. I want to remind you that the white color brightness of 100nit is used as a reference point in our tests because it is considered optimal for working with text under ordinary daylight. Of course, it can be achieved at other brightness/contrast settings (for example, by choosing a little higher contrast and a little lower brightness or vice versa), but each monitor is tested at the settings mentioned in the text of the review.

 
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