BenQ's EL2870U; Freesync for sure, HDR not so much

Subject: Displays | April 18, 2018 - 03:59 PM |
Tagged: benq, EL2870U, freesync, 4k, hdr10, TN

The BenQ EL2870U is a 27.9" 4K TN display that touts a 1ms gtg response time, supports HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.4, a FreeSync range of 40-60Hz and HDR 10 support.  The proof is in the testing however, which Kitguru conducted in their review.  The display suffers from an all too common flaw; it accepts HDR input but cannot properly display it so you should consider this a SDR display, more or less.  The colour calibration is not good enough for professional usage but would certainly function perfectly for gaming.  Check out the full details before considering a purchase.

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"On paper, the BenQ EL2870U initially seems like the ideal entertainment and productivity monitor. It’s a stylish, flicker-free 28in 4K UHD display with a 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync and HDR 10 support, to list but a few of the highlights."

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Source: Kitguru

April 18, 2018 | 06:26 PM - Posted by James

40 to 60 Hz FreeSync range and it doesn’t really support HDR? Why is this news at all. It doesn’t count at all if it just accepts HDR input. It isn’t like you are going to upgrade the panel in it, but keep the electronics. That isn’t a sufficient FreeSync range either.

April 18, 2018 | 10:58 PM - Posted by PixyMisa

TN panel. All 28" 4K monitors are TN. They're not bad - I'm using one right now - but worth knowing.

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