BenQ Takes $200 off its 144Hz, QHD Gaming Monitor With HDR

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The BenQ EX2780Q debuted in October for $600, but with the best Cyber Monday tech deals (opens in new tab) among us, the vendor is selling the 27-inch, 1440p (opens in new tab) resolution monitor for $200 off. (opens in new tab) 

It boasts specs rivaling the best gaming monitors (opens in new tab), including a 144Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time in a 27-inch IPS panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution. 

BenQ EX2780Q - was $600 now $400 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

BenQ EX2780Q - was $600 now $400 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)This a 1440p 27-incher with a speedy 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync. Plus, it comes with HDR support, a stylish gold-ish color, powerful speakers with a subwoofer and a remote. This is for those seeking a high-speed gaming/entertainment monitor.

When we went hands-on with the BenQ EX2780Q (opens in new tab), our favorite feature was the power powerful its speakers were. The front has two 2W speakers, which work alongside a 5W subwoofer around back. It made both games and movies loud and detailed, plus there are 5 audio profiles. Cable management and rustic gold coloring are nice touches.

The EX2780Q  is also the first to feature BenQ’s HDRi feature, but we found it more helpful for brighter HDR (opens in new tab)scenes than darker ones. 

Keep in mind, while this monitor is at a steep discount, these days the best monitor steals offer 27-inch 144Hz displays for as low as under $200. However, you may have to settle for lower FHD (opens in new tab)(1920 x 1080) resolution. If you want to see what else is out there, check our best Cyber Monday PC monitor deals (opens in new tab) round-up page. 

Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.