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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 is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors.