Going Up Close With BenQ’s 2023 Monitors, Including the Mobiuz Gaming Display
BenQ may be flying under the radar of many consumers but the tech company has a notable array of displays that may be worth considering the next time you’re in need on a upgrade. Covering the spectrum, BenQ offers display solutions for the day-to-day office, gaming experience, and professional in editing or graphic design.
Recently, I got a chance to see a selection of BenQ monitors available on the market. The flagship displays include the FHD Home display, QHD Mobiuz gaming monitor, and WQHD ultrawide AQColor display. Each display offers a fairly standard yet robust feature set that isn’t going to reinvent the wheel nor compare to high-end OLED panels.
For the price, however, BenQ has developed a series of entry-level displays that are fairly tantalizing for professionals in the remote workspace as well as enthusiast gamers on PC. the company offers an array of sizes ranging from 23-inches all the way up to the 38-inch curved Ultrawide monitor.
First up, let’s take a look at BenQ’s Home series. The display in question that I was able to preview was the 23.8-inch 1080p Eye-Care Monitor (GW2485TC). It’s designed to be a well rounded and formidable monitor for any remote set up at home. BenQ has designed the display to include ergonomic features, flexible positioning all while being powered by a 1080p panel.
Overall, the GW2485TC is essentially BenQ’s default for those who are primarily working from home, taking Zoom calls, responding to emails, and other tasks that don’t require a cutting edge display. It offers single-cable USB-C connectivity, capable of delivering 60W quick charge to a MacBook or other device. It also includes two 2W speakers, a noise cancelling microphone, and daisy chain technology. Additionally, there is a coding mode, which offers better readability and on-screen contrast for coding.
From an ergonomic standpoint, the BenQ Home series can pivot, swivel, and have its height adjusted. With the built in stand, users can turn the display up to 45 degrees or pivot on a 90 degree angle. The height-adjustment feature enables users to bring the display up or down within a 130mm window.
The BenQ GW2485TC is available in Canada for $299.99
Next up is the QHD Mobiuz gaming series of monitors. BenQ supports a variety of gaming displays from 23-inches all the way up to the 48-inch UHD 120Hz panel. We took a look at the 27-inch IPS QHD EX270QM model. This display is optomized 1ms response time and supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.
With an HDMI 2.1 connectivity, players can connect this display to either a PC with up to 1440p 240Hz or Xbox Series X/S with a compatible 1440p @ 120Hz. In addition, BenQ offers HDRi Smart Brightness adjustment which auto optomizes the image colour and detail of what’s on screen. This effectively aims to improve contrast by adapting to the ambient lighting in the room. BenQ also supports swivel, tilt, and height adjustments of up to 100mm.
BenQ also includes a neat remote control to better assist in changing audio settings on the fly as well a the display source. From an audio perspective, BenQ’s Mobiuz features a FPS, Racing, Cinema, and Sports mode. The monitor supports 2.1 channel audio with a 2.5W and 5 W woofer speaker system. Finally, there are subtle RGB lighting features on the rear of the monitor.
The BenQ Mobiuz EX270QM is available in Canada for $1,030.99.
Finally, we had the opportunity to check out the BenQ 34-inch WQHD PD3420Q monitor. The Professional series covers displays ranging from 23.8-inches all the way up to 34-inches, which includes this particular ultrawide monitor. As indicated by the name, this is designed to speak to those who may be into film editing, professional Photoshop, graphic design, content creation, etc. The monitor also comes with the BenQ Hotkey Puck, which allows users to
The PD3420Q is supported by a 21:9 aspect ratio, providing 33 percent extra real estate to users. It is calibrated to offer less glare and reflection and HDR400. With USB-C one cable connectivity, users can connect their MacBook to transfer data seamlessly and charge the device at the same time. Plus, with a KVM switch, users can effectively control two systems with one keyboard and mouse. Additional ports include HDMI, DisplayPort, and a USB hub.
The Professional series is also backed by BenQ’s proprietary AQColor technology, which enables coverage for 95% P3, 100% sRGB, and 100% Rec.709 color spaces. BenQ touts its ability to calibrate for colour accuracy right out of the box. The PD3420Q is been given verification and certified by CalMan and Pantone.
The BenQ PD3420Q is available in Canada for $1,029.99