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New BenQ monitors arrive in time to cover any viewing needs this festive season

By Ken Wong - on 25 Nov 2021, 3:12pm

New BenQ monitors arrive in time to cover any viewing needs this festive season

Enjoy entertainment unleashed. Image source: Benq.

BenQ has unveiled four new monitors in the EW and GW ranges in time for the festive season.

Targeting different audiences, BenQ says that the EW3880R 38-inch curved monitor and EW2880U 28-inch 4K monitor are for “entertainment junkies”, and the GW2785TC 27-inch and GW2485TC 24-inch monitor suit “young students and busy professionals”.

Together with the new monitors, BenQ has also launched a brand new eyecare software, Eye-careU, to ensure optimum eye health. This software will be first included with the new GW2485TC, GW2785TC and EW2880U monitors.

The software includes things like screen time reminders to adaptive brightness in a blend of software and hardware for the most comfortable viewing experience. Users can access these eye-comfort features with just one click.

Both the EW and GW series come with a USB Type-C port for fast audio, video, and 60 watt-quick charging of mobile devices via a single cable.

 

Entertainment unleashed

Both the EW3880R and EW2880U follow on from models launched in 2019.

Enjoy this all-in-one monitor. Image source: Benq.

The EW3880R is a 38-inch 21:9 ultra-wide curved IPS panel monitor with a 2300R curvature and WQHD+ (3,840 x 1,600) resolution. It features built-in speakers and a subwoofer for 2.1 channel sound with truesound by BenQ’s treVolo experts. It also has a peak brightness of 300nits and a refresh rate of 60Hz with a 4ms response time.

This lacks the sub-woofer of the larger monitor. Image source: Benq.

The EW2880U offers a cinematic experience with its 28-inch 16:9 HDR 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution. It has a peak brightness of 300nits and a refresh rate of 60Hz with a 5ms response time. The speaker system on this model consists of dual 3W speakers only.

 

A nod to productivity

This includes a noise-cancelling mic. Image source: Benq.

The GW2785TC 27-inch and GW2485TC 24-inch monitors are designed to help users to deal with the new normal of video conferencing whether in the office or at home. There is a built-in noise-cancelling microphone to filter out background noise for clear audio — even in noisy environments. Dialogue Mode makes voices audible during calls and online video meetings. They also share the same speaker setup with dual 2W speakers.

Coding professionals will find it easier to work when using either of these monitors. Coding Mode, which brings out colours in text for easy distinguishing of strings of code. Care Mode protects eyes by lowering the on-screen brightness and colour saturation for more comfortable viewing. The ePaper mode filters harmful blue light to prevent eye fatigue for content creators. Finally, for a complete workstation setup, two to four monitors can be connected via Daisy Chain for a multi-monitor setup, providing extra screen real estate and a decluttered workspace.

 

Pricing and Availability

This uses USB-C for one-cable convenience. Image source: Benq.

The EW3880R 38-inch curved monitor retails at S$1,579 and the EW2880U 28-inch 4K monitor will retail at S$579. They will be available on 1 Dec on Shopee and Lazada.

The GW2785TC 27-inch monitor will retail at S$419 and GW2485TC 24-inch monitor will retail at S$379. Both will be available from 10 Dec on Shopee and Lazada.

 

Specs/Models

EW3880R

EW2880U

GW2785TC

GW2485TC

MSRP

S$1,579

S$579

S$419

S$379

Size

37.5”

28”

27”

23.8”

Resolution

WQHD+ (3840x1600)

4K UHD (3840x2160)

FHD (1920x1080)

FHD (1920x1080)

HDR

HDR10

HDR10

-

-

Panel

IPS

IPS

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

60Hz

60Hz

75Hz

75Hz

Audio

treVolo

3W*2+ 8W subwoofer

treVolo

3W*2

2W*2

2W*2

Built-in Microphone

-

-

V

V

Ergonomic

V

V

V

V

I/O

HDMI v2.0

USB-C

Display Port v1.4

HDMI v2.0

USB-C

Display Port v1.4

HDMI v1.4

USB-C

Display Port v1.2

HDMI v1.4

USB-C

Display Port v1.2

Brightness Intelligence (B.I)

-

-

V

V

Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I+)

V

V

-

-

Flicker Free

V

V

V

V

Low Blue Light

V

V

-

-

Low Blue Light Plus

-

-

V

V

E paper mode

V

V

V

V

other

21:9

2300R curved

-

-

-

 

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