4K With No Fuss
4K displays for computers are seeing a rise in trend and popularity lately, with various companies chiming in with their own version of what is the latest and greatest in gaming visuals, complete with their own bells and whistles. But what if you simply just want a 4K display that has decent visual output but without all the accoutrements that make these screens extremely unaffordable? Lucky for us, BenQ has you covered with its BenQ EL2780U 4K monitor, a utilitarian 4K display with a few nifty features that will not break your bank.
Utilitarian Design With Cool Features
As its name implies, it sports a 27-inch display with a maximum resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, has your usual assortment of buttons at the back for the on-screen display, as well as two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4, both of which support 4K resolution, whereas the DisplayPort port supports AMD FreeSync and HDR. It has thick bezels for a monitor in 2018, and the stand allows the display to swivel up down, left, and right – but no height adjustments. At a time when thin bezels and chassis designs are all the rage, the EL2780U feels very spartan compared to the fancier 4K screens out there.
TN Is Ok
With the panel, BenQ goes against the grain here by utilizing a TN panel, instead of an IPS panel. TN panels provides great colour accuracy but is susceptible to issues like tearing and ghosting. Both is taken care of with AMD’s FreeSync, assuming you’re using an AMD card. As with most displays with this sort of resolution, you will preferably need a graphics card which is capable of running 4K displays, but if you have no such resources to you when you buy this monitor, we recommend that you run the display at 1440p, which still does make for a pretty nice display for both work and gaming.
Good For Your Eyes In The Long Run
The BenQ EL2780U sports a feature called Brightness Intelligence Plus, and what it is a sensor that detects the environment’s ambient lighting and colour temperature. BenQ also stated that this monitor works great with consoles such as the PlayStation 4, as it does indeed support the 4K output resolution of Sony’s most powerful gaming console yet. Coupled with the Brightness Intelligence Plus technology, you can game to your hearts content from day to night with nary a concern regarding your eyesight.
(Text by: N-Zain)
The BenQ EL2780U 4K monitor is one to consider if you’re looking for a 4K display for your PC or console without worrying about breaking your bank.