BenQ Mobiuz EX270QM Gaming Monitor Review: Super Speedy, Super Colorful

QHD IPS Panel with 240 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR, Extended Color and Premium Video Processing

BenQ Mobiuz EX270QM
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Gamers and esports pros looking for the best possible monitor will consider speed and video processing quality over everything else. Nothing slower than 240 Hz will do. But picture quality, color, accuracy and contrast are important too. With so many screens vying for attention, the differences come down to tiny things. A few milliseconds of input lag or a slight overdrive artifact can be enough to dissuade buyers.

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Luckily, the BenQ Mobiuz EX270QM has no dealbreaking flaws. It has a huge color gamut which is accurate out of the box. Calibration is not required to see an excellent picture. However, the best part is the video processing. Not only is the overdrive spot-on, but it allows the use of blur reduction and Adaptive-Sync at the same time. And that blur reduction is free of the phasing artifact seen in many other monitors.

The only wish I have is for an accurate gamma option. BenQ takes a bit of license to create its own interpretation, and that’s fine. But there should be a setting that renders perfect gamma. I also found the Scenario and picture modes confusing. It’s easy for a user to get into the weeds with settings and the only way out is a factory reset. I advise turning Scenario off, leaving the EX270QM in RPG mode and reducing the Light Tuner to -2. Then set brightness to taste and enjoy one of the quickest and most responsive 240 Hz screens out there. Oh, and don’t forget the treVolo audio. It’s among the best that built-in speakers have to offer.

The EX270QM has few, if any, equals in the speed department. Picture quality is superb in HDR mode, and the wide color gamut will satisfy all users. It’s a premium purchase but there is so much here for the money that it’s clearly a good value. If $750 is within your budget, you should definitely check it out.

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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.