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New BenQ gaming monitors look to make a big splash with eye care and intelligent HDR

By Ken Wong - on 16 Dec 2019, 2:54pm

New BenQ gaming monitors look to make a big splash with special ambient lighting modes

Note: This article was first published on 13th December 2019 and is now available to purchase.

Readers in Singapore will be among the first in the world to be able to buy BenQ's newest gaming monitor.

The EX2780Q is a 27-inch IPS panel gaming monitor with QHD resolution and comes equipped with BenQ's own HDRi technology for intelligent visual optimization, 2.1-channel Hi-Fi audio, and a series of visual presets to give users the ideal experience in a variety of usage scenarios. BenQ also says that their monitor screen is certified for VESA's DisplayHDR 400 standard.

It also features a 144Hz refresh rate, support for FreeSync, Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, and a USB Type-C port. It even comes with a remote if you wish to enjoy the screen from your bed or anywhere else in the room comfortably.

It is, however, the lower specced model of the four gaming monitors BenQ plans to release. There are two higher-end models that have 4K UHD displays at 60Hz (refer to the table image at the end of the news).

 

HDR-i

Besides the built-in controls, there is also a handy remote

HDRi is what BenQ is betting on being the difference when customers make their purchase decision. Where HDR delivers broad-spectrum colour and contrast, Brightness Intelligence Plus or the "i" in HDRi, adapts screen brightness based on ambient lighting and image content. BenQ says it enhances image contrast and clarity to reveal hidden details in every dark corner. With three pre-set modes including Game HDRi, Cinema HDRi, and Display HDR, settings can be customised according to the user’s personal preference under different scenarios.             

 

Sound clarity 

The built-in 2.1-channel speaker system is designed by BenQ’s treVolo audio team to maximize sound in an unobtrusively integrated package, reducing desktop clutter.

Five pre-set sound modes, including Game, Cinema, Pop/Live, Dialog/Vocal, and Rock/Party, tune the bass to maximise immersion whether gaming or watching movies.

The BenQ EX2780Q gaming monitor is available at Lazada Brand Store with an MSRP of S$699 from December 16. The other models will be released in steadily as 2020 unfolds.

Xiaomi launched their first gaming monitor in October, while Prism Plus and Dell launched new curved gaming monitors in the second half of 2019 as well.

Stay tuned for our review when we get our hands on the EX2780Q.