BenQ EX2710Q review

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The BenQ EX2710Q gaming show offers a beauteous representation with a speedy refresh rate, integrated speakers, and adjacent immoderate options that are definite to delight creatives. But if you conscionable privation a 165Hz QHD gaming monitor, determination are cheaper alternatives available, and the deficiency of USB-C enactment volition beryllium a deal-breaker for many.

For

  • Built-in speakers
  • 95% P3 colour gamut
  • Supports 2K gaming for consoles

Against

  • Expensive
  • No USB-C
  • Okay HDR performance

The BenQ EX2710Q gaming show offers a beauteous representation with a speedy refresh rate, integrated speakers, and adjacent immoderate options that are definite to delight creatives. But if you conscionable privation a 165Hz QHD gaming monitor, determination are cheaper alternatives available, and the deficiency of USB-C enactment volition beryllium a deal-breaker for many.

Pros

  • +

    Built-in speakers

  • +

    95% P3 colour gamut

  • +

    Supports 2K gaming for consoles

Cons

  • -

    Expensive

  • -

    No USB-C

  • -

    Okay HDR show

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BenQ EX2710Q Specs

Here are the specs for the BenQ EX2710Q sent to TechRadar for review:
Screen Size: 27 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440p
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 165Hz (144Hz supported)
Response Time: 1ms MPRT
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
Brightness: 250 nits | 400 nits max (HDR on)
Speakers: 2 x 2W | 1 x 5W Woofer
Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0| 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 | 1 x USB 3.0 | 1 x 3.5mm jack
Console Support: PS5, Xbox Series X|S
Dimensions (WxHxD): 24.21 x 20.7 x 9.9 inches | 614.93 x 525.78 x 251.46mm
Weight: 16.3 pounds | 7.39kg

The BenQ EX2710Q is simply a gaming show that honors the steadfast overlap of needs betwixt gamers and originative professionals, and not conscionable successful presumption of hardware. Both creatives and gamers volition admit what the show has to connection erstwhile they enactment oregon play.

The EX2710Q has a 2560 x 1440p IPS show moving up to 165Hz, truthful it's decidedly a crisp, speedy-looking show (especially astatine 27 inches, which is truly a saccharine spot astatine this resolution). The 1ms effect complaint is simply a must-have for competitory gaming, and this show adjacent supports 2K gaming connected the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Those specs are beauteous modular for QHD gaming monitors these days, but the EX2710Q throws successful immoderate perks that assistance it basal isolated from the crowd.

Extras see built-in, dual 2W speakers with a 5W woofer, which is simply a immense positive for those of america who haven't bought machine speakers successful years but privation to crippled with thing different than a headset.

A BenQ EX2710Q gaming monitor

(Image credit: Future)

This show besides features 95% sum of the P3 colour gamut, truthful originative pros tin spot the colour fidelity of the show portion they enactment - astatine slightest much truthful than your emblematic gaming monitor.

EX2710Q besides comes loaded with a clump of gaming-oriented colour presets. You tin entree these presets rapidly done a beauteous straightforward menu, which you power with a stick-switch by the powerfulness button.

The footprint of the show isn't tiny by immoderate means, but the duplicate legs (with eye-catching accent coloring) permission country successful the mediate for a smartphone oregon USB docking hub, which is the benignant of happening that you don't announcement until you get to bask that other space.

A BenQ EX2710Q gaming monitor

Not a USB Type-C larboard successful sight. (Image credit: Future)

While the EX2710Q is decidedly 1 of the best gaming monitors we've gotten our hands connected recently, determination are immoderate sizeable shortfalls that support it from taking the gaming crown.

One peculiar flaw is rather big, considering that this "gaming" show should beryllium an charismatic show for creatives connected a budget. 

The EX2710Q doesn't travel with USB Type-C input, which rules it retired arsenic an outer show for MacBook Pro users who mightiness beryllium looking for a show with amended colour fidelity.

That fidelity we spoke of earlier besides lone goes truthful far. While the show has HDR support, it's lone HDR10 and VESA DisplayHDR 400, truthful portion it's there, it's conscionable not the champion around. It's besides a spot connected the dim side, with a emblematic brightness of 250 nits, maxing retired astatine 400 with HDR enabled. Again, not the worst, but not the champion either.

The past happening to see is the price. The BenQ EX2710Q sells for $499 / £349 / AU$629, truthful it's not precisely cheap. If you're conscionable looking for a gaming show and don't attraction overmuch astir P3 colour gamut sum oregon integrated speakers, you tin prevention yourself a bully spot of wealth and inactive get a crisp 165Hz QHD 27-inch display.

We deliberation that fixed the premix of features, the terms is appropriate, but you truly person to beryllium a gamer who besides uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator connected the broadside for semi-professional enactment - like, say, a tech writer astatine TechRadar dot com. 

We deliberation the BenQ EX2710Q is an outstanding gaming show all-around and good worthy the terms – conscionable recognize what you are investing in.

A BenQ EX2710Q gaming monitor

(Image credit: Future)

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John Loeffler

John (He / Him / His) is TechRadar's Computing Staff Writer and is besides a programmer, gamer, activist, and Brooklyn College alum presently surviving successful Brooklyn, NY. Named by the CTA arsenic a CES 2020 Media Trailblazer for his subject and exertion reporting, John specializes successful each areas of machine science, including manufacture news, hardware reviews, PC gaming, arsenic good arsenic wide subject penning and the societal interaction of the tech industry.

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