BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q Review: Snappy Response and Plenty of Color

A 27-inch QHD gaming monitor with 165 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and extended color.

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q
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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level

The EX2710Q limits its brightness in SDR mode. However, it hits 400 nits in HDR mode. Though 216 nits in SDR is enough for most situations, there should be a little more headroom here. I consider 300 nits to be a practical number for maximum output.

Though the black level is in third place, the EX2710Q is not a contrast king. Its static ratio of 803.7:1 is below average. It’s mitigated a bit by very saturated color but there are monitors here with greater dynamic range that also deliver lots of color.

After Calibration to 200 nits

Setting output to 200 nits for all the panels affords a slight improvement for the EX2710Q. However, it’s still in last place with 876.3:1 thanks to a relatively high black level. ANSI contrast remains solid with an 843.3:1 ratio. That indicates good quality control and a properly fitted grid polarizer. Though the EX2710Q has excellent color, its contrast has room for improvement.

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.