|Standing screen display size||27 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440 Pixels|
BenQ EX2780Q 27 Inch 1440P 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor | FreeSync Premium | HDRi | Speakers
|Display Size||27 Inches|
|Resolution||QHD Wide 1440p|
|Hardware Interface||DisplayPort, USB Type C, HDMI|
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- STUNNING IMAGE QUALITY: 2K QHD 2560x1440 resolution; IPS panel; USB-C, HDMI, DP connectivity; 16:9 aspect ratiole panel with 95% DCI-P3 Color Space
- GAMING MONITOR BOOSTS: FreeSync Premium, HDRi, and 144Hz refresh rate for smooth, clear, vivid images
- EASY CONTROL: Use a remote control, 5-way navigator, or volume wheel to adjust your settings quickly
- 2.1 CHANNEL AUDIO: Two 2W speakers, a 5W subwoofer, and a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) let you select your best audio mode
- EYE CARE: Auto-adjusts brightness and color temperature by screen content and ambient light conditions, eliminates screen flickers, filters harmful blue light
- PC Mag Editors’ Choice 2019
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Level Up Your Gaming with EX2780Q
BenQ Gaming Monitor EX2780Q
Obsessed With Sound
EX2780Q is BenQ’s first gaming monitor with 2.1 channel sound – speakers and a 5W subwoofer. Until now, display audio was a runner up to stellar images.We changed the rules.
The DSP and speaker array let you customize your experience for depth, emotion, and intensity like never before.
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|Display Resolution Maximum||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||3840 x 2160 pixels||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Screen Size||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches|
|Item Dimensions||24.17 x 7.72 x 18.07 inches||10.80 x 24.20 x 22.60 inches||24.41 x 19.96 x 8.31 inches||24.50 x 8.20 x 18.10 inches||24.10 x 9.20 x 22.00 inches|
|Item Weight||0.21 ounces||—||—||10.10 lbs||13.40 lbs|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount||Wall Mount||VESA Mounting:No||Wall Mount||Wall Mount|
|Refresh Rate||144 hertz||144 hertz||165 hertz||60 hertz||60 hertz|
|Size||27" QHD IPS HDR 144Hz SPK||—||27” 2K WQHD IPS||—||—|
EX2780Q features HDMI to offer stunning images with clarity even for the darker scenes in the darkness Its Bezel-less design enlarges the onscreen space to allow you to see more Have a Good game with smooth and clear images plus benq’s gaming features and diverse ways to access your preferred settings Industry-leading built-in speakers offer true Tone sounds to enhance your gaming enjoyment The preset sound modes gets you immersed in diverse scenes Usb-c HDMI and DP ports allow you to switch between various media sources without repetitive plug in and out Leave you a clean table BenQ eye-care technology provides viewing comfort with low Blue light technology and flicker-free performance and also the industry-leading brightness Intelligence technology which delivers exquisite details in any ambient lighting environment Latest epaper and color weakness modes offer comfortable views EX2780Q is to bring a whole new gaming experience to you with HDMI And peace of mind
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4K 60 FPS
1ms response time
The controls on the monitor kind of suck but I don’t mess with those anyways
Turned my PC on one day and the next thing I get are lines down the middle of the screen with light damage across the middle to upper section of the screen. I figure it isn't a problem, these sorts of things can happen, sometimes certain individual monitors/appliances have defects, because this isn't the only time I have had these types of things happen in the past.
So the next day, I filled out an RMA request on BenQ's website and participated in an email exchange between me and a moron named "Andy L." The email response informs me that this had to be caused by physical damage to the monitor itself, and is not convered under the warranty of the manufacturer. I was angry, because there is nothing that is even in the room to come into contact with the monitor, regardless of whatever they say the damage to it is caused by. And there is nobody else even her to throw anything at it, come into the room or cause damage to it in any way.
Despite that, later on I simply decided to directly try their customer service line that they have posted:
1 (866) 600-2367
When I get to the main menu, it provides me with a series of options. I am simply trying to speak directly to someone in the customer service department (Press #1). No matter what number I press on the line, the automated system does not transfer me anywhere. It simply repeats the main menu options. When you still can't connect to anything, the system then drops your call and disconnects. After repeatedly trying this number, even with different phones just on the odd chance there was something wrong on my end, I did some research and tried a different number posted elsewhere on BenQ's website:
1 (714) 559-4900
There I was able to contact a customer service representative directly. I provided the case number provided in the email exchange I had earlier that included pictures, and was also told here that they would do nothing for me even though the item is still under the manufacturer warranty. The representative said if it was "just the lines" without the "impact point" they would agree to do something for me, otherwise they would offer a 10% discount to buy a new monitor. This is absolute nonsense. There is nothing in the room that could cause an impact point to the monitor, and nobody else is here. However their monitor is designed and engineered is of no consequence to me, provided they stand by whatever piece of garbage they put out when it ultimately breaks. The point is I know myself that I didn't cause this problem and there is absolutely nothing else that caused the problem (no objects to fall on it, nothing to be thrown at it, nobody to come in and play with it, nothing). I presume this monitor that I received is defective, and now the vendor refuses to do anything about it.
I will definitely not be buying anything that has BenQ's name attached to it in any way. For anyone looking to buy this monitor, check out other and much more reputable vendors. Buy BenQ only if you're forced to or have no other choice. Buy at your own risk.
Something happened to the HDR, it suddenly stopped working and it looked like an old CRT with magnet damage. Let me know if anyone else had this issue but I returned it for now and got an LG 27uk650-w and I am very happy with it.
First of all, the reviews on here are confusing as they are all grouped together, this is for the el2870u (28" 4k HDR). I have only used this for my Xbox One X and not PC (my PC is old and does not even have an HDMI output).
I bought this monitor for my new Xbox One X as it seemed to fit all the specs. My first impression is that the picture is very clear but also very bright. So bright in fact that the colors looked a little washed out until I calibrated the brightness and contrast as well as the other settings (which are posted at the end). With the proper settings, I was impressed by the color and contrast despite being a TN panel with LED backlighting.
Yes it supports HDR10, but not it is not true HDR. It is barely a third of the required brightness to qualify for true HDR but it still made most games look better. My biggest complaint is that when an HDR source is detected, it goes into either HDR or Cinema HDR mode and you cannot adjust any of the settings. Without an HDR source, these two modes emulate HDR but I advise avoiding them and just using your own custom settings.
On the Xbox One X, HDR was a hit or miss, most games looked great but some were washed out or too bright. There are some known HDR issues with certain games so I think that it is probably not the monitor's fault. Despite being not true HDR, the games with working HDR looked fantastic and noticeably better with it on.
I was a little surprised how heavy and solid it felt when I first took it out of the box. The stand is pretty sturdy and doesn't really wobble but it is not very customizable. All you can do is tilt it up and down but luckily it can be mounted to a 3rd party stand. The buttons are mounted on the bottom and also feel very sturdy. The bezels are pretty thick and not ideal for more than one monitor setups.
Pretty good value for what you get: A very clear 4K picture, great color and pretty good contrast once the settings have been adjusted, and hit or miss HDR depending on the game. This is a solid 4 star monitor but I got it during a BenQ promotion for 15% off which put it above the other monitors at that price point so that is why I gave it 5 stars. Thanks for reading my novel, a lack of reviews prompted me to write it.
The following settings are what I was using at the time of the review that look pretty good on my One X:
- Mode: User
- Brightness: 20
- Contrast: 56
- Sharpness: 5
- Gamma: 5
- Color Temp: Normal
- Hue: 50
- Saturation: 65
- Everything Else: Default
Not counting today, the monitor has been working great!
It's bright and the colors are decent.. although maybe I'll tinker with some of those settings soon. The 4k resolution is a grand upgrade from 1080p. Having 4 times the real estate is extremely helpful when programming, modeling, gaming, etc.
The issue I have run into today is that the screen is flickering and turning off A LOT. I do not know if this issue is with the monitor, or with the (also brand new) display port cable. I have updated the monitor driver, restarted my computer, unplugged/replugged in the display port cable.. and the problem persist. I now have switched to HDMI and so far, there isn't any flickering or turning off. It's only been 15 mins but with how it was flickering/shutting off every few seconds.. this is a success. I'm curious is this monitor has issues using the display port in general or if my display port cable is defective. Hopefully there isn't a more serious problem with the monitor. I'll update this review if/when anything changes.
EDIT: It's now been a month and using HDMI seems to work better but I still get the issue where the screen goes black randomly as if it's turning off, then comes back on. It's a strange issue but as long as it's not happening at a high rate then I guess I'll survive. I'd be iffy about buying another monitor from BenQ due to this weird issue though.
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Also, this IS NOT an IPS monitor as some reviews may suggest. This is 100% TN, it says it in the specification disc that comes in the box. So why the heck does this monitor come up on a “4K IPS monitor” search?!?!
The size and build quality is nice, love the cosmetics on the stand. The speakers REALY SUCK, so don’t plan on using them.
Ps. I did not test it at 4k, I ran in 1080 on split screen with my Alienware laptop.
I was sold to all the reviews I saw on YouTube. "Best gaming monitor ever!", they all said.
When I got the monitor, I saw plastic everywhere but the un-adjustable stand. Not a problem for me because I already knew it and I was ok with this. Then I turned on the monitor to see a darker than expected screen. No problem, the stock brightness is 50%.
Now that the brightness is 100%, I enjoy a really nice screen, I've got to admit. Next step is launching an HDR compatible game and enabling it in the monitor's menu. Wow! Nice screen!
I had to wait for only a few seconds to see the screen dimming down, and down. The screen is now ready to enjoy the new B.I.+. Technology with HDR. Short explain: HDRi = Brightness, contrast and color temperature on auto-pilot controlled by the sensors under the display.
The problem I immediately figured out is THIS IS WAY TOO DARK. I began to search all over internet for any ways to put custom settings or disabling it or I even think about sticking a permanent LED on the sensors to keep some brightness, only in order to play on HDR.
The B.I.+ option can be enabled/disabled only on the Low Blue Light mode. It is EMBEEDED in the HDRi. So if as, like me, you wanted to play on HDR and SEE SOMETHING. You had one choice on this screen. The "Display HDR" mode. One word: Yellow.
As this adventure begin to become a nightmare, I decided to ask BenQ's support by e-mail to know if they will be adding B.I.+ ON or OFF in the menu for Game HDR and Cinema HDR in the near future. After all, they are still on driver version 188.8.131.52, dating from 07/25/2019.
After a couple of days of no reply, I continue my worst buy journey wondering what will happen next.
Yes my friends, worse. After just about two weeks owning the screen, I went for a simple task: Enabling Windows HDR in the Windows settings. IT BROKE THE SPEAKERS. YES!?? The screen rebooted while making a horrible loud sound in the monitor's speakers causing one of the two speakers to break instantly.
This is the very first time that something like this happens to me. Amazon's team was great and they took the right measures to help me.
This review was made not for bitching BenQ. This review was made to help the consumer understand their purchase better than by just looking at some paid ads on youtube that I will say is not a review until it is done using the right tools to test a monitor.
Maybe the speaker problem was isolated, these kinds of problems can happen with any device. You just have to get in touch with the support and follow instructions.
My main complaint is really the HDRi feature. Please make this feature good before selling it at a high price and PLEASE show us what it really is, not some fake photoshopped pictures that shows the exact opposite!
Trataré de ser muy objetivo con el anáisis de este monitor Benq EL2870U, de acuerdo a mi experiencia, el monitor es muy bueno para jugar en consolas playstation 4 PRO o Xbox one X, ya que cuenta con resolución a 4k y HDR, la imágen se ve muy bien, se dice que si bien no incluye un HDR "real", la verdad es que sí notas la diferencia, hay que tomar en cuenta que este monitor tiene muy pocas opciones de configuración de imágen, sobre todo si juegas con las opciones de HDR activadas, en este modo, el monitor no permite cambiar ninguna configuración, es decir, solo podrás configurar la nitidez, pero nada mas, no es necesariamente malo, ya que prácticamente sólo conectas tu PS4 PRO y éste se encarga de ofrecer la mejor imágen automáticamente de acuerdo al juego, algo importante a considerar, es que el monitor sí tiene bocinas incluidas, pero mejor debieron quitarlas para bajar un poco más el costo, ya que la verdad prácticamente NO se escuchan nada bien, recomiendo unos audífonos o una barra de sonido, solo la conectas por medio de cable auxiliar y listo, te olvidas de problemas de audio.
El monitor es de 28", es LCD, panel TN (para mejor respuesta en los juegos), si tienes una consola Playstation 4 PRO o un Xbox one X, éste sería el monitor ideal, si no eres muy "delicado" o "exigente" con las opciones de personalización de imágen, es una excelente opción, un monitor que ofrece 4K y HDR a un precio más que excelente y con una relación precio-calidad más que aceptable, no te vas a arrepentir, claro, siempre y cuándo tengas en consideración lo que comentado anteriormente.
- Colours look GREAT. Coming from the S2417DG (TN) I knew to expect better colours, but once you see them you understand the preference for IPS.
- Hardly any IPS glow or backlight bleed. Only a little in the lower left (which every IPS monitor I've seen suffers from) but the other three corners are good and not at all noticeable. Very happy overall.
- Freesync just works! On a GTX 1060 I was expecting some sort of fiddling around, but it basically worked out of the box. The VRR range isn't published anywhere and I don't have any equipment to measure it, but on initial impressions its good.
- Speakers are surprisingly good, I'll use them over my laptop speakers. Theres a few different sound modes in the OSD but I went with cinema and its worked well.
- Bezels are a little thicker than I was expecting, but far from absurdly large.
- HDR profiles, when enabled, crank up the sharpness to 100%. This looked unnatural to me and made some text on websites look wrong. It took me a while to figure out this was the culprit, and I put it back down to 50% (which seems to be the most neutral setting) and things look much better.
- Considering the HDR support and HDRi profiles was a selling point for the monitor, I was unimpressed with the HDR when I tried some of my 4K HDR BluRay quality rips. "Display HDR" preset was the only one of the three profiles that looked remotely natural. The big disappointment here was that in HDR mode the screen seems to be changing the backlight brightness based on the content of the scene you're watching - not necessarily a bad idea, but it was very noticeable and distracting that the whole monitor was constantly changing brightness. Even just a scene that alternates angles between one well lit character and one dimly lit character made for very distracting changes in brightness. I have left mine in non-HDR mode and everything looks natural again. Its a shame that HDR was made such a selling point as everything looks way better to my eyes with HDR completely off.
- The stand is only adjustable for tilt. Swivel and height would have been really nice. That being said, I was able to position mine comfortably and I probably won't bother with a VESA stand.
I'm overall pretty happy with this monitor. Movies and TV shows look much better than my S2417DG, and the viewing angles are much more forgiving. Gaming is about as good as my S2417DG, but the better colours are a bonus. Only real disappointment was the HDR implementation, which I now just pretend doesn't exist. Things still look great with HDR off.
This monitor has an IPS panel. That means you're going to get very good colours and viewing angles. What you'll give up is one of the most important qualities, contrast. If you own an OLED TV (I do) you'll be boggled by the difference in the quality of the blacks. If you can live with that meaningful flaw this BenQ is a strong option.
The colors are excellent. The OSD is very good, made better by the inclusion of a remote control. I didn't think I'd need it as the monitor is within reach but it does simplify usage and now I wouldn't want to do without. The speakers are (for the size of a flat screen monitor) excellent and well voiced. If you're a an audiophile you're going to want to add your own speakers (I will). If you're a little less picky and don't need a lot of volume or dynamic range you'll be satisfied with what's provided.
The monitor offers a high refresh rate that works with my Nvidia graphics card. I haven't played a lot of games lately but Doom (2016) looks great with smooth motion and no obvious artifacts.
If you're looking at this monitor to provide a quality HDR experience, sorry, it's a no go. No monitor in this price range will do so. Look at something rated at least HDR 600 that isn't edge lit.
Other flaws, the metal stand's brown covering chipped in one place almost immediately. Said stand also does not rotate or (most irritatingly) have any provision to change height. You can tilt the panel through a narrow range up and down. If you have a VESA arm I believe this monitor is compatible.
I bought this monitor during a boxing day sale and am happy with what I got for what I paid. This BenQ receives my recommendation.