90

Benq EX2780Q Review

True Score

78
77
7

Experts

82
1,207

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Critics praised the BenQ EX2780Q’s refresh rate, color, speakers, HDR, and FreeSync. They agreed it works well as both an office and gaming monitor. It’s held back by poor black uniformity, a lousy stand, and a poor port selection.

SAVE $200
$499.99
$299.99

We’re reader-supported. Commissions finance our mission. Our ‘True Score‘ system independently powers ratings. Learn more

Product Snapshot

Overview

The BenQ EX2780Q is the brand’s mid-level model released in 2019. It promises to deliver better color accuracy than other mid-level models thanks to its excellent coverage of the sRGB color space. It’s also easier to control than its competitor, the Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q, because of the included remote control. It’s an excellent monitor for those working on a variety of multimedia projects. In addition, the BenQ EX2780Q has excellent SDR peak brightness, a large screen size, and powerful speakers. Keep reading our BenQ EX2780Q review, and don’t forget to check out the best-ranked computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The BenQ EX2780Q has a great refresh rate, color depth, and speakers, plus good HDR performance and FreeSync. It’s a great choice if you want a monitor for both office and gaming. But it has poor black uniformity, a bad stand, and limited port selection. If you’re looking for professional color accuracy and aesthetics, the Asus ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT) is a great alternative.

Reason to Buy

  • Good Refresh Rate
  • Fantastic Color Depth
  • Great Speakers
  • Good HDR Performance
  • Comes with FreeSync

Reason to Avoid

  • Bad Black Uniformity
  • Terrible Stand
  • Bad Port Selection

Benq EX2780Q Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)277.6667
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,107
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)86.7
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)86.3
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.75
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)68.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)5.25
Response Time (ms)7.7
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.1
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)46
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)51
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)24

All Tests

Get the Winner of the Day Direct to Your Inbox

All Stores

Updated every 24 hours

  • Save $200
    $499.99
    $299.99

    Availability

    In Stock

    Free Shipping

    No

Score Card

E

Expert Score

77

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

82

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

78

Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    75
    BenQ’s EX2780Q is primarily a gaming monitor, but its punchy sound system and deft handling… read more

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The BenQ EX2780Q is a jack of all trades. It handles pretty much everything well… read more

    By:

    Geraint Evans
  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The BenQ EX2780Q is a decent mainstream option thanks to solid colours and great speakers… read more

    By:

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The BenQ EX2780Q is a gaming monitor fused with a professional monitor, so it’s geared… read more

    By:

    Rob Dwiar
  • Windows Central
    79.33

    Category Trust Score

    90
    An excellent monitor that oozes quality and elegance in design, as well as picture quality… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Gamesradar
    47.56

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The BenQ EX2780Q is an impressive monitor for gaming. It has nearly everything that gamers… read more

    By:

    Mark Knapp

Customer Score Breakdown

Learn More About Computer Monitors


Computer Monitor Reviews