BenQ Mobiuz EX2510 Monitor Review: A 144 Hz Steal

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BenQ Mobiuz EX2510
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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level

We rounded up a group of IPS panels to compare the EX2510’s performance. Resolutions include 1080p, 1440p and 4K. All have HDR and similar contrast levels. At the high end is the Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ and Viotek GFI27QXA. Selling for only slightly more money than the BenQ is the MSI Optix MAG273R, Pixio PX277 Prime and Pixio PX279 Prime.

The EX2510 is rated for 400 nits max brightness but can only hit that in HDR mode. SDR tops out at 322 nits, which is still plenty of light for any indoor environment. With a solid score in the black level test, the EX2510 manages to squeak out a respectable 1,240.8:1 contrast ratio. This is better than average performance among IPS panels, though the Viotek and MSI offer a tiny bit more dynamic range. You’ll have a hard time seeing the difference in practice though.

After Calibration to 200 nits

After calibration to 200 nits brightness (see our recommended settings on page 1), the EX2510’s contrast dropped slightly, but not visibly. It’s still in third place among the comparison group. At close to 1,200:1, it beats out most IPS monitors in this test.

In the ANSI test, the EX2510 moves up one spot with an excellent 1,172.2:1 result. Our sample showed excellent screen uniformity and top-notch intra image contrast with clear delineation between dark and light objects. This makes the picture a little more 3D-like.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • Sergei Tachenov
    What a timing! I just had a hard time choosing a 24–25" IPS monitor for casual gaming (no 240+ Hz, but with G-Sync and at least 120 Hz). Your review came out right after I finally placed my order. I was seriously considering this model too, but even though your sample had no glow nor bleed, apparently this monitor does suffer from bleed, as on the picture in this guy's review (in Russian, but a picture is worth a thousand words in any language):'s especially annoying is that the bleed apparently comes from the power LED, that's reportedly impossible to turn off. Because of this, I eventually ordered an Acer Nitro VG252QPbmiipx (Acer seriously needs to reconsider its model naming strategy!).