If you\u2019re in the market for one of the best gaming monitors, the 28\u201d BenQ EL2870U could fit your needs for gaming and work. What the BenQ EL2870U offers for the price it's asking is, honestly, really hard to pass on. While it isn\u2019t jam-packed with features, it has a few very key specifications that make it great for entry-level 4K gaming, or as a great office monitor. If you'd rather have a slightly bigger monitor, take a look at our LG 34UM88 review instead.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - BenQ EL2870U\r\nThe BenQ EL2870U is a 4K monitor with HDR support as well as AMD FreeSync technology. It doesn\u2019t play for just one team, being able to satisfy the needs as an entry level gaming monitor and as a workstation monitor. If you want a monitor that's just a little bit smaller, take a look at our AOC E2251FWU 22 inch widescreen USB LED monitor review.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nUHD 4K resolution looks great on the BenQ EL2870U\u2019s 28-inch screen. With 60Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time, running games at 4K is a silky smooth experience that doesn\u2019t push your system too hard. Screen tearing and stuttering is almost non-existent with AMD FreeSync technology, matching NVIDIA\u2019s G-Sync technology found in monitors such as ASUS ROG PG279Q.\r\n\r\nGaming at 4K is great and all, but the BenQ EL2870U supports HDR, which is the real MVP. In terms of color accuracy, the BenQ EL2870U covers about 70 percent of the DCI P3 color gamut. Not the best in the business, but HDR content in games, movies, and editing software is going to get a great boost in quality."\r\nDesign\r\nStyle was not a priority for the BenQ EL2870U. With black and grey colors, wide bezels, and thick frame, the BenQ EL2870U feels like it belongs in an office setting. Hidden beneath this behemoth\u2019s screen is two HDMI 2.0 ports, an audio-out jack, a single DisplayPort 1.4, and built-in speakers.\r\n\r\nLike ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q, the BenQ EL2870U comes with settings to help protect your eyes. Located along the bottom of the monitor is a small bump. Hidden within is Brightness Intelligence Plus technology, which adjusts the screen brightness based on the environment. You can disable it in the menu, which is where you\u2019ll find its other eye care settings such as low blue light.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, the BenQ EL2870U only tilts back. You\u2019ll immediately notice the screen darkening if you move too far in one direction. With that said, it does support VESA mounting.\r\nValue\r\nThe BenQ EL2870U has great value considering it hits all the big ticket items such as 4K, solid HDR performance, and the perfect screen size. For gaming, you get to experience the next step in quality. For editing software, the color recreation can come in handy for color critical tasks.\r\n\r\nThe BenQ EL2870U is opened to a wider audience by having two HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4, while the Asus VG245H has only two HDMI ports, but lacking DisplayPort. Someone with a desktop sporting only HDMI, you can still take advantage of the BenQ EL2870U."\r\nBenQ EL2870U Wrap Up\r\nThe BenQ EL2870U is an affordable UHD 4K monitor capable of being both an entry level gaming monitor and a great choice for an office space. With HDR, it\u2019s going to give you solid color recreation in games, movies, and editing software. And the FreeSync support, you can reduce screen tearing and stuttering.\r\n\r\nThe speakers are weak and the screen doesn\u2019t tilt, but that can be rectified with VESA mounting and external speakers. It isn\u2019t the prettiest monitor to look at. What the BenQ EL2870U has under the hood makes up for it.