BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q Review: Snappy Response and Plenty of Color
A 27-inch QHD gaming monitor with 165 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and extended color.
The BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q has a bit less contrast than its competition but makes up for that with a large and accurate color gamut, top-notch video processing and killer audio. It delivers superb gameplay and is built for long-term enjoyment.
Large color gamut
Accurate out of the box, no need for calibration
Excellent gaming performance
Blur reduction that works with Adaptive-Sync
Class-leading audio quality from integrated speakers
Below average contrast
Gaming monitor refresh rates are on the rise. It wasn’t long ago that 144 Hz was the pinnacle, but now that’s just a starting point. 360 Hz is already here, and Asus has just announced a 500 Hz screen. But with faster frame rates comes a sacrifice in resolution. Those speedy screens run at FHD (1920×1080) resolution and are usually 24 or 25 inches in size. If you want more real estate and a higher dot count, 165 Hz is a more realistic balance point between smooth motion and pixel density for the best gaming monitors.
BenQ brings another choice to the 27-inch QHD 165 Hz category with its Mobiuz EX2710Q. Featuring Adaptive-Sync, HDR, extended color and a 2.1 speaker system built-in, it aims to deliver a solid gaming experience for esports and enthusiasts alike.
BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q Specs
|Panel Type / Backlight||IPS / W-LED, edge array|
|Screen Size / Aspect Ratio||27 inches / 16:9|
|Max Resolution and Refresh Rate||2560×1440 @ 165 Hz|
|Row 3 – Cell 0||FreeSync: 48-165 Hz|
|Row 4 – Cell 0||G-Sync Compatible|
|Native Color Depth and Gamut||10-bit (8-bit+FRC) / DCI-P3|
|Row 6 – Cell 0||HDR10, DisplayHDR 400|
|Response Time (GTG)||2ms|
|Brightness (mfr)||250 nits SDR|
|Row 9 – Cell 0||400 nits HDR|
|400 nits HDR||1,000:1|
|Speakers||2x 2w + 1x 5w subwoofer|
|Video Inputs||1x DisplayPort 1.2|
|Row 13 – Cell 0||2x HDMI 2.0|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone output|
|USB 3.0||1x up, 2x down|
|Power Consumption||28.5w, brightness @ 200 nits|
|Panel Dimensions WxHxD w/base||24.2 x 16.8-20.8 x 8.5 inches (615 x 428-528 x 216mm)|
|Panel Thickness||2.6 inches (65mm)|
|Bezel Width||Top/sides: 0.3 inch (8mm)|
|Row 20 – Cell 0||Bottom: 1.3 inch (33mm)|
|Weight||16.3 pounds (7.4kg)|
The EX2710Q starts with an IPS panel rated for 2ms response. In practice, it refreshes at the same speed as other 165 Hz monitors I’ve tested, but has a tad less overall input lag. FreeSync is the native Adaptive-Sync technology, running over a 48-165 Hz range. G-Sync is also supported though there is not yet a certification from Nvidia. You also get an effective overdrive and a backlight strobe that works along with Adaptive-Sync.