Thursday, March 1st 2018

BenQ Announces the EL2870U 27.9-inch 4K UHD HDR10 Monitor

BenQ, the internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, today introduces the BenQ EL2870U, our first 4K UHD monitor with 1ms response time designed specifically for Home Entertainment. The BenQ EL2870U Home Entertainment Monitor features High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology to increase the overall dynamic range between true black and bright white to duplicate what your eyes see in the natural world. Enhanced with the 4K Ultra High Definition resolution offered on the EL2870U, users will experience extraordinary clarity of fine details and textures for the optimal viewing experience, and enhanced screen real estate for visual-intensive work.

Not only does the EL2870U pursue brilliant image performance, it also offers features dedicated to offer a premium 4K Gaming experience. The incredibly fast 1ms Gray-To-Gray (GTG) response time on the EL2870U ensures a much more responsive and fluent in-game experience than a traditional 4K Television, particularly noticeable in first person shooter games. AMD Freesync technology effectively eliminates image tearing, broken frames, and choppy gameplay for a smoother gaming experience for users with an AMD graphics card. By offering High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2 support, the EL2870U is BenQ's premium choice monitor for 4K Gaming on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro 4K Game consoles.
Enjoy expanded flexibility and superb HDR video quality from any source through the DisplayPort 1.4 & dual HDMI 2.0 ports. Integrated 2W(x2) speakers on the EL2870U allows you the freedom to watch or play content without the need for external speakers or headphones.

Complementing the viewing experience, BenQ's exclusive Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I.+) technology in the EL2870U detects ambient brightness and color temperature to adjust display settings to deliver balanced brightness and color temperature to match the environment. B.I.+ technology effectively adjusts the brightness of the monitor to avoid overexposure and enhance details in dark areas. Furthermore, the adjusted brightness and color tone can reduce eye strain due to the harsh contract and increase productivity and eye comfort. The EL2870U also comes with BenQ's Low Blue Light Technology, designed to filter out harmful blue light radiation, effectively diminishing eye fatigue and irritation. Easily switch to one of the four preset Low Blue Light modes from the on screen display to enjoy visual comfort while you work or play. The EL2870U also features flicker-free technology to prevent the harmful effects of monitor flickering, such as excess eye strain.
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25 Comments on BenQ Announces the EL2870U 27.9-inch 4K UHD HDR10 Monitor

#1
RH92
All this marketing blabla to skip the most important part ( panel type and price ) . Besides that this BenQ looks like a u28e590d rip off.
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#2
Fierce Guppy
60Hz... so you don't have to look it up yourself.
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#3
Octavean
RH92
All this marketing blabla to skip the most important part ( panel type and price ) . Besides that this BenQ looks like a u28e590d rip off.
I suspect its either VA or TN,......
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
If monitors arent IPS these days, the manufacturers can fuck off.
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#5
RH92
CrAsHnBuRnXp
If monitors arent IPS these days, the manufacturers can fuck off.
This !
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#6
mtcn77
RH92
This !
LOL, VA is better in every regard. How many IPS tv's are there? -Zero! It is just for nvidibots who buy low saturation 1.0 gamma scale junk. Sorry folks, IPS just cannot display the low end of the gamma scale unless you linearize the curve!
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
mtcn77
LOL, VA is better in every regard. How many IPS tv's are there? -Zero! It is just for nvidibots who buy low saturation 1.0 gamma scale junk. Sorry folks, IPS just cannot display the low end of the gamma scale unless you linearize the curve!
Were not talking about tv's here.

Not to mention you can take your half assed attempt at poking fun/trolling of nvidia users somewhere else.
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#8
mtcn77
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Were not talking about tv's here.

Not to mention you can take your half assed attempt at poking fun/trolling of nvidia users somewhere else.
Well, sorry that I do when even their vaunted "BFGD" line-up is supposed to come with a "VA-type" panel.
We strongly suspect that it is most likely a VA-type panel and not IPS based.
Git gud
Just for pointers, "IPS" and "HDR" by themselves is an inconsistency.
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#9
Fx
CrAsHnBuRnXp
If monitors arent IPS these days, the manufacturers can fuck off.
I may be a monitor snob, but I couldn't agree more. I only do IPS. Period.
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#10
TheOne
www.pcgamer.com/benqs-new-28-inch-4k-monitor-is-a-fast-hdr-display-priced-at-499/
That said, the brightness is rated at only 300 nits (cd/m2). At that level, it doesn't qualify for VESA's entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification, which among other things requires a brightness level of at least 400 nits. Ideally, a true HDR display would be capable of 1,000 nits or higher. However, BenQ is far from alone in pushing HDR on displays with much lower max brightness levels.

The EL2870U uses a TN panel with a fast 1ms response time for fast-action gameplay. It also supports FreeSync to smooth out the visuals if you're running a Radeon graphics card. Or you can read that as "not G-Sync" if you own a graphics card from Nvidia.
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
mtcn77
Well, sorry that I do when even their vaunted "BFGD" line-up is supposed to come with a "VA-type" panel.
Git gud
Just for pointers, "IPS" and "HDR" by themselves is an inconsistency.
"This is a 65-inch monitor"

Monitor. Not TV.

If the monitor isnt HDR, it needs to be IPS. If the monitor has HDR, then fine.

So Git gud?
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#12
mtcn77
CrAsHnBuRnXp
"This is a 65-inch monitor"

Monitor. Not TV.

If the monitor isnt HDR, it needs to be IPS. If the monitor has HDR, then fine.

So Git gud?
Your making your own dilemmas. IPS is so yesterday. Even your nvidia antics are keen to the fact, so quit your "AMD-bashing", maybe? I wasn't the spiteful one, in case you missed, so troll elsewhere.
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#13
lynx29
RH92
All this marketing blabla to skip the most important part ( panel type and price ) . Besides that this BenQ looks like a u28e590d rip off.
BenQ has been a ripoff for a long time now, they just have a strong fanboy base that is loud vocally. Overpriced monitors for several years now imo.
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#14
Markosz
Low contrast, low color gamut TN panel. Totally defeats the purpose of HDR. Probably why it doesn't have DisplayHDR certificate.
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#15
londiste
60Hz, TN (so a 8-bit panel), 300 nit, 1:1000 contrast, 72% NTSC.
This is quite an average monitor. HDR on this one is just marketing.
So is FreeSync, really. Specs do not show the range but it is likely 40-60Hz, making it all but useless.
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#16
Captain_Tom
Wake me up when I can get an OLED 144Hz+ HDR10 4K+ display. Otherwise I am happy with what I have.
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#17
aldo5
Captain_Tom
Wake me up when I can get an OLED 144Hz+ HDR10 4K+ display. Otherwise I am happy with what I have.
I am curious what you have :D
but sadly 4K60 is still unattainable (gpu alone will set you back >900$).
But, hey - you asked - and here you go:
www.asus.com/Monitors
Acer too will have equivalent, not only you will have to spend 1200$ for this monitor, but also will have to mug some gtx 1080 Ti miner :D
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#18
Captain_Tom
aldo5
I am curious what you have :D
but sadly 4K60 is still unattainable (gpu alone will set you back >900$).
That's just not true (In my opinion). You can almost always lower one useless setting to double your performance, and not all games are as hard to run.

-RIGHT NOW I can run BF1 on Ultra settings in 4K with ~100 FPS. If I tweaked it a little further and set resolution scaling to 90% I am sure I could hit 144Hz.
-With resolution scaling in more and more games, you can easily set the resolution your gpu is capable of running at high refresh rates. No 75% or 90% is not "Full 4K", but it still looks WAY better than 1440p.
-I play other games like AOE3, L4D2, Mount And Blade, etc that could easily run at 5K @ 144Hz.

In a nutshell, not all games are hard to run; and it would be nice if I could select 4K@60 for cinematic games, and ~3K@144Hz for competitive multiplayer games. Plus I will upgrade graphics cards some time in 2019, and they will blow 4K and lower away if Navi is anything close to what it should be.
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#19
RH92
mtcn77
LOL, VA is better in every regard.
How is VA exactly better on every regard when it's public knowledge that IPS has better color reproduction hence why it's still used on professionnal panels ? Sure VA has better contrast but good luck dealing with response time . At best it's 2vs1 for the IPS vs VA .
mtcn77
How many IPS tv's are there? -Zero! It is just for nvidibots who buy low saturation 1.0 gamma scale junk. Sorry folks, IPS just cannot display the low end of the gamma scale unless you linearize the curve!
I had not big expectation reading your first sentence but this is getting ridiculous . We are talking about IPS vs VA on PC monitors here but somehow you manage to blend in TV's and your ( for unkown reason ) hate about Nvidia ? WTF ?

Ohhh figured out ......you got to be of those many out there !
Captain_Tom
Wake me up when I can get an OLED 144Hz+ HDR10 4K+ display. Otherwise I am happy with what I have.
Believe me im on the same mindset but then again i start to think about the pricetag of such a product and this is where i return to sleep .
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#20
CrAsHnBuRnXp
mtcn77
Your making your own dilemmas. IPS is so yesterday. Even your nvidia antics are keen to the fact, so quit your "AMD-bashing", maybe? I wasn't the spiteful one, in case you missed, so troll elsewhere.
Lol AMD bashing? Where the hell am I amd bashing? And what dilemmas? Youre delusional. Get out of here kid. I have been a part of this community longer than you have, way more posts, and more respected around here than you are in case you couldnt tell. I dont troll. Take your shit somewhere else.
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#21
aldo5
Captain_Tom
That's just not true (In my opinion). You can almost always lower one useless setting to double your performance, and not all games are as hard to run.

-RIGHT NOW I can run BF1 on Ultra settings in 4K with ~100 FPS. If I tweaked it a little further and set resolution scaling to 90% I am sure I could hit 144Hz.
-With resolution scaling in more and more games, you can easily set the resolution your gpu is capable of running at high refresh rates. No 75% or 90% is not "Full 4K", but it still looks WAY better than 1440p.
-I play other games like AOE3, L4D2, Mount And Blade, etc that could easily run at 5K @ 144Hz.

In a nutshell, not all games are hard to run; and it would be nice if I could select 4K@60 for cinematic games, and ~3K@144Hz for competitive multiplayer games. Plus I will upgrade graphics cards some time in 2019, and they will blow 4K and lower away if Navi is anything close to what it should be.
now I really need to know what you have. what I have: a 4K 60 monitor and a gtx 1080 (bought for 500$, but if one wants to buy similar now = ">900$"). and I cant run BF1 on ultra at 100fps (not even close), but dont take my word for it - check out: techpowerup.com/reviews/gtx1080 idk what settings they used, but I am damn sure not better than Ultra ;) and you can browse through other AAA games - none will hit even close to 100fps. so yea for me: "but sadly 4K60 is still unattainable (gpu alone will set you back >900$)" still holds true.
Captain_Tom
AOE3, L4D2, Mount And Blade, etc that could easily run at 5K @ 144Hz.
I do not know those games and cant find those TPU reviews - but I am sure either you do not understand what resolution upscale options are you using or you are using gpu that can smoke gtx 1080 ti
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#22
Captain_Tom
aldo5
now I really need to know what you have. what I have: a 4K 60 monitor and a gtx 1080 (bought for 500$, but if one wants to buy similar now = ">900$"). and I cant run BF1 on ultra at 100fps (not even close), but dont take my word for it - check out: techpowerup.com/reviews/gtx1080 idk what settings they used, but I am damn sure not better than Ultra ;) and you can browse through other AAA games - none will hit even close to 100fps. so yea for me: "but sadly 4K60 is still unattainable (gpu alone will set you back >900$)" still holds true.


I do not know those games and cant find those TPU reviews - but I am sure either you do not understand what resolution upscale options are you using or you are using gpu that can smoke gtx 1080 ti
My current overclock places it slightly above a stock 1080 Ti, and I am very happy to have it now that Vega's are going for $1500.

I do know what up-scaling is, and I am happy to use it in many games. That's what I said though if you are paying attention: I am happy with what I have now until there is a massive upgrade available for $1000 or less.
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#23
mtcn77
RH92
How is VA exactly better on every regard when it's public knowledge that IPS has better color reproduction hence why it's still used on professionnal panels ? Sure VA has better contrast but good luck dealing with response time . At best it's 2vs1 for the IPS vs VA .
Incorrect on both accounts, prepare to have your mind blown:
Firstly, contrast is brightness and brightness is saturation;
The human perception of brightness, under common illumination conditions (not pitch black nor blindingly bright), follows an approximate power function (note: no relation to the gamma function), with greater sensitivity to relative differences between darker tones than between lighter ones, consistent with the Stevens' power law for brightness perception.
Second: VA is faster than IPS.
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#24
RH92
mtcn77
Firstly, contrast is brightness and brightness is saturation;
Yes roses are red , violets are blue , care to explain the relation between these two ?
( i mean the relation with color reproduction ) .
mtcn77
Second: VA is faster than IPS.
Yeah NO , i mean theory/marketing is good but sometimes you have to move beyond that .
Reviews on TFTcentral www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm show consistently VA based monitors having higher recorded response times than IPS ( VA panels sit around 13-15ms while IPS panels sit around 8-10ms)
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#25
mtcn77
RH92
Yes roses are red , violets are blue , care to explain the relation between these two ?
( i mean the relation with color reproduction ) .


Yeah NO , i mean theory/marketing is good but sometimes you have to move beyond that .
Reviews on TFTcentral www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm show consistently VA based monitors having higher recorded response times than IPS ( VA panels sit around 13-15ms while IPS panels sit around 8-10ms)
If you take such decisions so naturally, why not stick to TN? It is predominantly faster, some one should fit the bill perfectly then...
If you want to consider my inferences on the deeds of better dark illumination, perhaps you could check at displaymate.
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