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Posts tagged “BenQ”

Feature: 1920x1080 on a 31.5in screen? Really?

BenQ EX3200R review: 144Hz gaming with one giant problem

The BenQ EX3200R has possibly the weirdest combination of monitor specs I've seen in quite some time. It's a giant 31.5in screen with a big-ass stand and 1800mm curvature radius, so it sits right up in your grill and encompasses a large part of your overall vision, yet it's only got a 1920x1080 resolution. 1920x1080, spread across a 31.5in screen! That's like having your phone's…

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Feature: For those on a shoestring budget

BenQ GW2480 review: A cheap, no-frills monitor

As much as I love the Acer Predator XB241H, I appreciate that not everyone has close to £400 / $400 to spend on a 24in 1920x1080 gaming monitor. Fortunately, there are plenty of other 24in screens out there that cost a heck of a lot less. Case in point: BenQ's GW2480 goes for just £123 / $150. What's more, it also looks way less 'gamery'…

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Feature: HDR on the cheap

BenQ EW277HDR review: A fantastic budget HDR monitor

One day, I promise to stop banging on about the marvels of HDR (also known as high dynamic range) and why you should really start thinking about upgrading your PC monitor in order to take advantage of its vibrant, life-like colours, increased brightness and general loveliness. Until then, however, I've got BenQ's EW277HDR monitor to have a gander at, which might just be the best…

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BenQ’s EX3203R monitor joins AMD’s FreeSync 2 HDR ranks

After much weeping and gnashing of teeth and disappointing first looks, proper, honest to goodness HDR finally looks like it's about to become a reality on PC. We've already seen how AMD's FreeSync 2 tech made the Samsung CHG90 one of the best gaming monitors I've ever tested, and it's shortly going to be joined by the rather stunning Nvidia G-Sync HDR-enabled Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ over the coming weeks as…

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Feature: Dynamic duo

BenQ EL2870U review: 4K HDR on a budget

4K monitors have been around for a while now, but 4K monitors that also come with built-in HDR support are still few and far between, making BenQ's brand-new EL2780U something of a rarity. At 28in, this 4K HDR screen may not be the biggest Ultra HD monitor money can buy, but at just £300 / $500, it's arguably one of the cheapest that does HDR. Should…

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Feature: Surface level looks

BenQ GL2580HM review: Great looks undermined by terrible contrast

What's this? A screen that isn't prefaced by the words 'best gaming monitor for Final Fantasy XII'? Well, I never. Yes, I'm having a small break from my 21:9 test quest to take a look at something altogether more affordable: the BenQ GL2580HM. While not a 'gaming monitor' as such, this slimline 24.5in 1920x1080 TN display costs just £140 in the UK (or around $150…

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Feature: Compare and contrast

BenQ EW2770QZ review: If only its contrast was as good as the rest of it

It's not often that gaming displays make headlines during the yearly tech bonanza of CES, but this year Nvidia unveiled its gigantic 65in 'big format' screens with all the G-Sync bells and HDR 4K whistles you could possibly imagine. We have no idea how much they'll actually cost right now - probably somewhere in the region of £1500/$2000, I suspect - but personally, I just…

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