BenQ 28 inch 4K Gaming Monitor (EL2870U), UHD, 3840x2160, HDR, Free-Sync, 1ms Response Time, Eye-Care, Brightness Intelligence Plus, HDMI, DP, Built-in Speakers
- High Resolution : 28-inch LED 4K UHD (3840x2160 resolution)
- HDR: HDR increases the dynamic range between black and white to showcase incredible clarity and details
- Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology : Monitor adjusts brightness and colour temperature according to on-screen content and ambient light conditions
- FreeSync : AMD FreeSync Technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance
- Connectivity : HDMI 2.0, DP1.4, DisplayPort inputs for multi-device connection
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
From the manufacturer
Breathtaking HDR Tech for the Ultimate Gaming Experience
EL2870U ensures the delivery of incredibly sharp and detailed images. BenQ’s exclusive Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology offers a comfortable viewing experience tailored for extended viewing by adjusting the brightness and colour temperature. Additionally, the modern design, high connectivity and fast response will all enhance your video and gaming enjoyment.
- 28 inch LED UHD
- High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology
- AMD FreeSync Technology
- Eye-care Technology
- 1ms Response Time
Indulge in the Video Performance of Amazing Details
Hyper-Realistic Video Quality with HDR
Featuring the leading HDR technology in a video enjoyment monitor, EL2870U offers enhanced brightness and contrast and adds incredible details and vividness to HDR video contents.
Precision Brightness for Ultra-Fine Details
EL2870U’s simple hotkey switches between 4 levels of HDR and B.I.+ modes to allow users to select the most suitable clarity for displayed content based on the conditions in different viewing environments, ensuring users can fully enjoy the splendid image performance of HDR while maintaining high levels of viewing comfort in dimly lit environments.
4K UHD Image
Enjoy extremely vibrant, precise and realistic images as well as much higher frame rates with 4K resolution. You will be amazed by the crystal-clear images with fine details and take advantage of the most optimal viewing experience.
Enjoy the expanded flexibility and superb HDR video quality from any source with one DP1.4 and dual HDMI 2.0 ports while being immersed in the powerful audio from the integrated speaker.
Enhance your Gaming Experience and Caring for Your Eyes
AMD FreeSync for Intense Gaming
AMD FreeSync technology eliminates image tearing, broken frames, and choppy gameplay for incredibly fluid gaming experiences. With an improved refresh rate to bring out an ultra-smooth gaming experience, EL2870U is gamer’s dream monitor.
Fast 1ms GTG Response Time
Super-fast 1ms GTG response eliminates motion smear for smooth video and gaming. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions are rendered flawlessly without lag or ghosting. Enjoy immersive gaming and video entertainment without delay.
BenQ’s exclusive eye-care technologies, which consist of Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, and Flicker-Free technologies, reduce eye fatigue while ensuring greater user comfort after a long period of use.
TÜV Rheinland Certification
Global safety authority TÜV Rheinland certifies EL2870U’s High Flicker-Free , Low Blue Light, and Brightness Intelligence Plus as truly friendly to the human eye.
*EL2870U has won Flicker-Free (Test Mark Number: 1419055050), and Low Blue Light (Test Mark Number: 1419055049) certifications awarded by TÜV Rheinland on 01/Feb/2018.
|Colour Gamut||100% sRGB||72% NTSC||100% sRGB||95% DCI-P3|
|High Dynamic Range (HDR)||-||✓||-||✓|
|Connectivity||HDMI(v1.4) x2 / DisplayPort(v1.2) x1||HDMI(v2.0) x2 / DisplayPort(v1.4) x1||HDMI(v1.4) x2 / DisplayPort(v1.2) x1 / MiniDisplayPort(v1.2) x1||HDMI(v2.0) x2 / DisplayPort(v1.4) x1 / USB Type-C x1|
|Auto Brightness Adjust (B.I. Tech)||✓||✓||-||✓|
No customer reviews
|5 star (0%)|
|4 star (0%)|
|3 star (0%)|
|2 star (0%)|
|1 star (0%)|
Review this product
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
4K 60 FPS
1ms response time
The controls on the monitor kind of suck but I don’t mess with those anyways
Something happened to the HDR, it suddenly stopped working and it looked like an old CRT with magnet damage. Let me know if anyone else had this issue but I returned it for now and got an LG 27uk650-w and I am very happy with it.
First of all, the reviews on here are confusing as they are all grouped together, this is for the el2870u (28" 4k HDR). I have only used this for my Xbox One X and not PC (my PC is old and does not even have an HDMI output).
I bought this monitor for my new Xbox One X as it seemed to fit all the specs. My first impression is that the picture is very clear but also very bright. So bright in fact that the colors looked a little washed out until I calibrated the brightness and contrast as well as the other settings (which are posted at the end). With the proper settings, I was impressed by the color and contrast despite being a TN panel with LED backlighting.
Yes it supports HDR10, but not it is not true HDR. It is barely a third of the required brightness to qualify for true HDR but it still made most games look better. My biggest complaint is that when an HDR source is detected, it goes into either HDR or Cinema HDR mode and you cannot adjust any of the settings. Without an HDR source, these two modes emulate HDR but I advise avoiding them and just using your own custom settings.
On the Xbox One X, HDR was a hit or miss, most games looked great but some were washed out or too bright. There are some known HDR issues with certain games so I think that it is probably not the monitor's fault. Despite being not true HDR, the games with working HDR looked fantastic and noticeably better with it on.
I was a little surprised how heavy and solid it felt when I first took it out of the box. The stand is pretty sturdy and doesn't really wobble but it is not very customizable. All you can do is tilt it up and down but luckily it can be mounted to a 3rd party stand. The buttons are mounted on the bottom and also feel very sturdy. The bezels are pretty thick and not ideal for more than one monitor setups.
Pretty good value for what you get: A very clear 4K picture, great color and pretty good contrast once the settings have been adjusted, and hit or miss HDR depending on the game. This is a solid 4 star monitor but I got it during a BenQ promotion for 15% off which put it above the other monitors at that price point so that is why I gave it 5 stars. Thanks for reading my novel, a lack of reviews prompted me to write it.
The following settings are what I was using at the time of the review that look pretty good on my One X:
- Mode: User
- Brightness: 20
- Contrast: 56
- Sharpness: 5
- Gamma: 5
- Color Temp: Normal
- Hue: 50
- Saturation: 65
- Everything Else: Default
Also I couldn't seem to get in Windows 10-bit to work at 60 Hz, which makes me believe that its only available at 30 Hz. In any case, it's not true 10 bit as its an 8-bit panel with FRC, meaning, it accepts the 10-bit color space and simulates colors by switching between nearest-neighbors in the 8 bit range between each cycle.
Over all, though the monitor is much easier to assemble/disassemble which will make my return quick and easy. I guess you get what you pay for, the BenQ PD3200u even at $200 more than the EW3270U's current price seems like money supremely well spent. It's IPS or bust at the 32 inch size as its too easy to see the color shifting....
Not counting today, the monitor has been working great!
It's bright and the colors are decent.. although maybe I'll tinker with some of those settings soon. The 4k resolution is a grand upgrade from 1080p. Having 4 times the real estate is extremely helpful when programming, modeling, gaming, etc.
The issue I have run into today is that the screen is flickering and turning off A LOT. I do not know if this issue is with the monitor, or with the (also brand new) display port cable. I have updated the monitor driver, restarted my computer, unplugged/replugged in the display port cable.. and the problem persist. I now have switched to HDMI and so far, there isn't any flickering or turning off. It's only been 15 mins but with how it was flickering/shutting off every few seconds.. this is a success. I'm curious is this monitor has issues using the display port in general or if my display port cable is defective. Hopefully there isn't a more serious problem with the monitor. I'll update this review if/when anything changes.
EDIT: It's now been a month and using HDMI seems to work better but I still get the issue where the screen goes black randomly as if it's turning off, then comes back on. It's a strange issue but as long as it's not happening at a high rate then I guess I'll survive. I'd be iffy about buying another monitor from BenQ due to this weird issue though.