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Benq ex2780q

BenQ recently launched a series of exciting new gaming monitors under the MOBIUZ product line, all of which seek to deliver exceptional performance and great value for money, respectively. In this article, we will introduce the BenQ EX2780Q, the latest affordable custom 1440p 144hz gaming monitor in the series. The

EX2780Q is a 27-inch 1440p IPS gaming monitor. As we said earlier, it has an impressive 144Hz refresh rate and an acceptable 3ms input lag. It's packed with some cool features, including HDR400 certification, B.I + (Brightness Intelligence), and 10-bit color boot. Unfortunately, the EX2780Q is a bit slow in the response time category, hitting just 5ms GTG, which is as low as desired in today's market. In other words, the EX2780Q is still great value for money, especially when you consider its price tag of less than $400.

We will test the BenQ panel in many different scenarios, including build quality, color accuracy, image quality and overall game performance, and compare it with similarly priced alternatives as we proceed.

So there are still many things to experience, let's not waste time sneaking into them!

refresh rate

144 Hz

response time

5ms GTG

screen size



2560 X 1440

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refresh rate

144 Hz

response time

5ms GTG

screen size



2560 X 1440

aspect ratio


panel type



350 cd/m2



color depth

10 bit

viewing angle

178°/ 178°

color gamut

99% sRGB, 90 ° obe RGB, 95 IP3

Backlight technology


Panel sheath

Anti-glare/matte (3H)




100 x 1040 mm 4 x 4 4 W 9 x 4 x 196 mm with bracket


1 x USB 3.1 (TypeC), 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x 3.5mm audio output


144Hz frequency update

enter the delay center

excellent speaker

Good build quality

Good viewing angle


HDR400 certification only

colors and missing

Very limited support settings

5ms response time

BenQ EX2780Q is equipped with a display and many stylish white boxes to show its features. Inside the box, the monitor comes with various accessories, completely disassembled. The

bracket is divided into two parts and you need to use a screwdriver to connect it to the monitor. Although this is not a difficult process, it does feel a bit old compared to many toolless products currently on the market.

In the EX2780Q box, you will find the following:

Refresh rate


Response time

5ms GTG

Screen size

27 inches


2560 x 1444 Buy more Amazon specifications 44 44 44 Take a closer look at this display equipment The build quality, design and mechanical function of the product.

Unpacking the BenQ EX2780Q, I have to say that it is indeed more inclined to the home/office environment. It doesn't really provide any weirdness common to gaming-oriented monitors. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing, it does look good in a subtle and elegant way.

BenQ finished the EX2780Q in bronze, which undoubtedly adds a premium element to its aesthetics, although it is a bit popular for some people. The frame is thin and the stand is simple, but very strong. The bottom edge of the panel itself is where the speakers are located, and the honeycomb design makes the entire bottom edge look like a mini soundbar. The

stand base does not provide much in terms of design features, but it looks really cool. The thin strips form a rectangular base where you can place the remote control. The rear of the

monitor doesn't offer much in terms of design features - the

has just a small grille and the BenQ logo on the top.

Looking briefly at the build quality, BenQ isn't doing a bad job on this panel. Although most of this monitor is made of plastic material, the base of the stand (and its interior) is metal, which gives the EX2780Q a strong and solid feel. The back of the

monitor is also very sturdy, as is the OSD button in the lower right corner of the back. However, one area that feels a bit rushed is the volume control. To say the least, the wheels feel a bit fragile and temperamental. Having said that, when you consider all the factors, you must show that the base has done a very good job in terms of build quality. The

panel coating, like many modern displays today, uses an anti-reflective coating with 3H hardness, which is matte. The cladding does a good job of mitigating light sources and any potential glare that may be generated during game play during the day. The downside of

is that the display detects a large number of fingerprints, which are easy to notice when looking at the display from a certain angle.

Simply touch the frame, EX2780Q is not the smallest I have ever seen. Although the top and side frames provide 8 mm slim two-level design, the bottom frame cannot say that. With speakers and light sensor (for B.I + function), the bottom frame is 32 mm, which is quite thick by today's standards. There is really nothing to say about the booth

that is not mentioned. Except for little or no functionality

Deal with the many buttons under the lower bezel.

BenQ chose a 5-way joystick for this display, which greatly facilitates navigation. After entering the OSD, users will be able to access different color and image settings, including brightness, color presets, contrast, sharpness, HDR and all other content you expect from the OSD menu. The

has full access to the 2.1-channel audio system in the OSD, allowing you to select pre-made EQ settings for extra bass or more compact sound. Remember, you can use the TV-style remote control or buttons to navigate the OSD.

EX2780Q comes with a variety of different color presets, allowing you to create the perfect viewing experience, no matter the scene. In this section, we'll look at some of the most commonly used presets to understand how they stack up in terms of color accuracy and overall display.

We will use a colorimeter to test color accuracy, image quality, maximum brightness, and overall uniformity across the panel.

We first tested the EX2780Q in factory settings. For this monitor, this will be the "standard" profile, the "normal" color temperature, and HDR off. As you can see from the results above, this preset does not meet the highest standards. The white point is 6667K (Kelvin) and the depth of black is 0.245 cd / m2. The contrast ratio is slightly higher than the nominal 1000: 1 (1065: 1) and the gamma reading is 2.19. However, what is less impressive is the average deltaE of 2.4, close to the "visible to the human eye" level.

Next, we run the Gamer3

preset, primarily because it provides the most natural color reproduction compared to other "player" presets. From the average deltaE of 4.81, it can be seen that the color appears rough and oversaturated. Gamma reaches 3.15 white points, and the depth of black is acceptable.

Next, we will test the Mbook preset. It performs poorly in almost all areas, with an average deltaE of 3.44, the worst performance. The Rec.709 preset provides the best out-of-the-box colors, and the average deltaE of 1.81 is the best we have tested. The Gamma level is 2.38, the contrast ratio is 1046: 1, and the white point is 66452 Kelvin. This is the most accurate color preset we've tested for the EX2780Q so far.

We performed a more comprehensive color test using the most accurate color preset (Rec.709) and "user" color temperature. To say the least, the result was a bit unexpected.

White point, black depth, and contrast are almost as expected. However, the average value and the maximum value. The deltaE is quite high (2.9 and 5.41). We lowered the brightness to 120 candela because the preset brightness was set at over 250 nits, much higher than the recommended brightness.

After this test, we calibrate the monitor, first we change the RGB value to 96/96/99. After calibration, the monitor fully demonstrated better color reproduction. During calibration, a near-perfect white point of 6514 Kelvin, a shallow black depth of 0.11, and a popping sound of 1008: 1 were recorded. The average deltaE dropped to 0.18 (one of the best scores that we recorded) and to the maximum. deltaE fell to an impressive 0.79. Gamma is stable at 2.2.

Panel Uniformity is a test we run to verify the brightness and color uniformity of the entire screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test all other squares to see how far it differs from the reference value.

In an ideal world, we want all the squares to be green, which means that it does not break the differential threshold, which we can set at the beginning of the test.

Note: The results will vary from panel to panel.

This particular monitor lacks a little brightness uniformity. Although most of the group's content received a green score, the deviation from the baseline square was less than 4, but in some cases (human eyes) can detect some negative results.

As shown in the figure above, the lower left corner of the panel is almost 20° thicker than the central reference square. According to the result of amber, there are many other squares that fall short of the standard in this particular sector.

BenQ EX2780Q is an IPS panel with very good viewing angles. We looked at various types of content from multiple angles, and in most cases, the results were great. Playing cooperative games, watching movies, and browsing on this monitor is generally very acceptable.

Refresh rate


Response time

5ms GTG

Screen size

27 ″


2560 x 1440

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As part of the calibration process, DisplayCal can provide an accurate color measurement. The following are the test color gamut results: The BenQ

EX2780Q advertises a color accuracy of 95 IP3, which is exactly what we got from our specific model. The test results are very positive, with a DCIP3 coverage and a capacity of 94.7% and 102.6% respectively. This equates to 99.9% sRGB color space and 87.2% Adobe RGB space.

As can be seen from the color line above, the EX2780Q's color gamut far exceeds sRGB (dotted line ). After calibration, this is an extremely accurate display, perfect for anyone working in the DCIP3 or sRGB color space.

We completed the image quality and color accuracy test by checking the maximum brightness, minimum brightness, and 120 candlelight points on this panel. The results are as follows:

For those who want to use our calibrated color profile, they will find a link below to download a zip file.

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