4K computer monitors are still a premium purchase, but they cost far less than they used to. And with the proliferation of powerful PCs and gaming consoles, they are clearly in demand. Unless you need super-high frame rates, a 144 Hz 4K screen is a great display for both work and play.
HDR has added another dimension to the image quality element and if you’ve followed the trends, you know that not all monitors do HDR well. BenQ has been quiet on this front with its other Mobiuz monitors, but the EX3210U represents a new level of quality. Thanks to an edge-zone-dimming backlight, this monitor ups the HDR game for BenQ in a big way.
I’ve always been a fan of BenQ’s video processing. The ability to run Blur Reduction and Adaptive-Sync together is a major point in its favor that few other brands can boast. My only nitpick is that the EX3210U leaves out a pulse width adjuster. That would help the user find a balance between smoothness and light output.
The big star here is color. The EX3210U has one of the largest color gamuts you can buy outside of a very expensive professional display. With over 116% coverage of DCI-P3 and 84% coverage of Rec.2020, you will never want for more vibrance. Thanks to solid accuracy and a smart approach to color balance, all content, SDR and HDR, looks fantastic. I wish there were a bit more SDR contrast, but HDR is simply stunning.
At $1,000, the BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U is not inexpensive, but it delivers a lot for the money. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better image, or better video processing, without spending significantly more. It offers a superlative gaming experience for PC and console alike, making it highly recommended.