The world of gaming is specializing by leaps and bounds. The front that represents the hardware offering is just as competitive as the online combat arenas. Now, more than ever, it is very important to know what we buy and make sure that it will meet our consumption goals. In this case, if you are looking to focus on enjoying AAA experiences, the new line of BenQ monitors will most likely catch your eye.
We are talking about a new team that belongs to the recently created brand of the renowned monitor manufacturer BenQ. The Mobiuz model EX2510 is a monitor with a fast 24.5-inch IPS panel with a matte finish, 1080p resolution and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It has support for FreeSync Premium, MBR (Motion Blur Reduction), as well as proprietary functions, sound with treVolo, Eye-Care and HDRi technology.
The model is pleasing to the eye thanks to its sleek lines that reflect a tasteful solid design and, above all, its slim bezel of approximately 7mm (2cm at the bottom). Furthermore, it can be accommodated according to the user’s preferences. Its positioning is generous: it offers -5 ° to 20 ° of inclination; 20 ° to turn left and right each, and the height adjustment is 130mm. The only thing it lacks is to rotate more freely, as it barely has enough to accommodate the cables behind it.
On the back you will find the connectivity ports: 2 HDMI 2.0, a Displayport 1.2, a slot for headphones or 3.5 mm speakers and the power supply. The ports and slots are hidden behind a removable panel that helps keep cables organized and routed through a slot in the middle of the monitor base.
“If with them you want to casually watch with moderate volume some movies or YouTube videos will be more than enough”
Reviewing its features, we find a sound system (built-in speakers) with up to 2.5 watts of power and a digital signal processor with 3 custom sound modes: Game, Cinema and Live Music. The sound profile they offer is balanced and slightly powerful. If you want to casually watch some movies or YouTube videos with them at a moderate volume, they will be more than enough; however, you will quickly notice the absence of bass sounds and the dominance of midtones. That is why we recommend that you use them for casual games and to watch videos sporadically.
On the other hand, there is the HDRi mode. It is a post-processing filter that emulates the result of a properly HDR panel. It is activated by a button in the lower right corner and offers video modes that increase the color saturation and contrast of the image. You can choose from Off, HDR, Game, and Cinema.
BenQ HDRi technology creates a more immersive experience
At the same time, the panel offers an interesting mode of operation useful to maintain the health of your eyes and prevent them from fatigue. It works with a dynamic light sensor that protrudes as a bulge in the lower center of the monitor. The first time we saw it we thought it was a handle to position the monitor. That’s how prominent it is. Brightness Intelligence Plus (BI +) is activated within the options menu – which, at the same time, is fast and responsive. When it is on, it dynamically regulates the brightness of the screen according to the level of light in the environment. Even within the configuration menus there is a black and white mode called ePaper, which greatly facilitates the reading of documents and PDF. It also has a mode for color blind people.
Entering more attractive topics for gamers, we locate one of the most striking features of the Mobiuz monitor model EX2510: its 144 Hz IPS panel with a response time that, according to official BenQ data, is 1 ms MPRT ( Moving Picture Response Time Standard) and 2 ms GtG (Gray to Gray). The MPRT is a measurement that quantifies the response time of a moving image; that is, the time in which a pixel is displayed, and is closely related to the update cycles of the monitor. GtG, for its part, measures the speed of pixels; specifically, how long each one takes to go from one level of gray to the next. Both are important to gamers and it is important that the manufacturer disclose these figures.
“It is the best option to enjoy the monitor at a frequency of 144 Hz in competitive titles”
With the above we can intuit that the response time of the monitor is low and offers an outstanding response sensation. This is done by BenQ’s AMA (Advanced Motion Acceleration) blur reduction function. This is a function that reduces the response time of the pixels and the delay of the monitor image processing. In general, it reduces input lag; however, the higher the setting, the more visual artifacts can be seen (Overshoot). It has 4 levels that help prevent ghosting of the panel and crowns. During our gaming experience, we found that the AMA set to 2 and 3 is the best option to enjoy the monitor at a frequency of 144 Hz in competitive titles and, in general, all kinds of entertainment consumption such as movies and videos. On the other hand, refresh rates below 120 Hz should use the setting of 1 to improve image quality. Additionally, the monitor has a strobe mode that helps reduce motion blur even more, by inserting a black cycle between updates, although a bit of brightness is lost in the process.
Size and Screen – 24.5 ” IPS Resolution – Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Brightness – 400 nt Native Contrast (typical) – 1000: 1 Response Time – 1ms (MPRT) / 2ms (GtG) Refresh Rate – 144Hz Gamut Color – 99% sRGB DPI (Pixels Per Inch) – 90 Bit Color – 8 bit VESA Wall Mount – 100x100mm HDMI (v2.0) x2 DisplayPort (v1.2) x1 3.5mm Headphone Jack
MOBIUZ EX2510 ❘ EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
Another feature is BenQ’s trusted proprietary technology called Black eQualizer, which works on the dark areas of the image to make them brighter and prevent overexposure. This technology modifies the range of black and gray hues on the monitor to allow the player to identify targets within dark areas, for example in competitive games. This is a popular feature among professional gamers that works as expected on the monitor. It also has support with AMD FreeSync Premium, which allows to operate the variable refresh rate, from 48 to 144 HZ, which results in a screen tearing free experience.
Regarding the color quality of the IPS panel, according to BenQ, it has a peak brightness of 400-nits with a contrast ratio of 1000: 1, native 8-bit color depth and support for 99% of the gamut. sRGB color. The colors it offers are consistent and accurate, even without adding monitor image processing filters or using the device’s color profiles. It was surprising to find such a level of precision in a monitor, even without having to calibrate it in detail. With the above, the premise of offering an outstanding video experience is fulfilled, ideal for consuming video games and AAA experiences.
The Mobiuz EX2510 is positioned as an outstanding choice within the 1080p gaming monitor segment. Among its features, the fast 144 Hz IPS panel and the low response time stand out, which, in combination, guarantee a fluid and responsive gaming sensation. The precision of the colors, meanwhile, extends the performance of the equipment and places it as a great contender within the AAA segment of gaming.
At the same time, it is an ergonomic device that offers a multitude of options to accommodate it to your liking. This, with the great addition of its visual functions, increases the presentation of what is on screen. All this without forgetting BenQ’s well-known black color treatment.
We consider the Mobiuz EX2510 to be an excellent choice for anyone looking to step up from the old 60Hz panel and start enjoying a range of responsive experiences that look and feel good. You should have no problem enjoying it and consuming all kinds of entertainment such as movies and videos, with the great addition that your games will feel fluid thanks to its fast IPS panel. As they say, once you try 144Hz, there is no going back.