BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q review

Over the past month or so, I have had a lot of BenQ boxes through the house as I’ve worked my way through a series of the company’s MOBIUZ gaming monitors. I’m a fan of BenQ—I’ve been using a BenQ 4K entertainment series monitor (here’s the 32-inch version) for my desktop setup for the past few years. It’s a great monitor for work and offers a brilliant picture for streaming video. However, when it comes to gaming, BenQ’s MOBIUZ series offer an even better experience with advanced features like super-fast refresh rates and AMD FreeSync Premium support. This review is for the BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710Q 165Hz QHD gaming monitor. 

Out of the series of MOBIUZ monitors I’ve reviewed, the EX2710Q is probably the one that is going to have the most wide stream appeal. 

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q reviewEasy to set up, wide flexibility in connectivity options (including USB hub)

Like the other monitors in the MOBIUZ series, the EX2710Q is easy to set up. One screw secures the base to the stand, which then snaps securely into a spring-loaded connector on the back. No tools are required.

Once assembled, you have a monitor with DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0 inputs. I would have liked to see USB-C, but the most common video outputs for gaming PCs and consoles are covered off. There is also a USB type B input. Use the included cable to plug into a USB port on your PC and you get two USB 3.0 Type A ports on the monitor. So it does function as a USB hub, although when you count the port you plugged into on your computer, you only gain one extra. 

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q reviewExtremely flexible stand + antiglare screen

Another strength of the BenQ MOBIUZ series has been its stands. They are solid, stylish, and offer impressive flexibility. The display’s 178-degree viewing angle and effective antiglare treatment means it’s pretty easy to get a great view, but that stand means you can tweak the positioning to be perfect. It offers 20-degrees of tilt adjustment, 30% of swivel, and 10 cm of height adjustment.

If you are short of desk space, you can even wall mount the EX2710Q using an optional, standard VESA 100 wall mount.

27-inch QHD panel offers the perfect combination of size and resolution

From my perspective, 27-inches is just about the ideal size for a desktop monitor. At that size, 4K resolution is nice, but QHD is still very sharp. I don’t really feel like I’m giving anything up. And that resolution (also known as 1440p) is a sweet spot for many video games—it allows for maximum effects and a high frame rate that may be pushing it at 4K resolution. 

The Xbox Series S that I do most of my gaming on is optimized for this resolution and games looked great with the combination of the console and the EX2710Q. 


BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710Q key specifications

  • 27-inch IPS display
  • QHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels)
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • 1ms MRPT, 2ms GtG
  • AMD FreeSYnc Premium support
  • 95% P3 colour gamut
  • HDR10, VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • BenQ HDRi
  • 1000:1 native contrast rate
  • 178-degree viewing angle, anti-glare treatment
  • Custom modes for gaming, cinema, music
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type B (upstream), 2 x USB 3.0 Type A
  • 2.1 channel treVolo audio (2 x 2W, 1 x 5w woofer)
  • Adjustable stand
  • TUV Flicker-free, Low Blue Light certification

Ultra-fast 165Hz refresh rate, HDRi, and more gaming-friendly features

The MOBIUZ EX2710Q’s gaming cred includes a super-fast 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms MRPT, and 2ms GtG response times, along with AMD FreeSync Premium support. 

This means an image that is always razer-sharp, with smooth motion, and no screen tearing.

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q review

The gaming features don’t stop there. BenQ’s HDRi feature uses an ambient light sensor to optimize the video content in real time. It is very effective and can be switched between different modes for gaming and cinema. BenQ also includes a huge array of onscreen menu optimizations including a light tuner, modes for different game genres, and scenario mapping. 

The monitor is also equipped with advanced technology to protect your eyes during extended gaming sessions, earning it multiple TUV certifications.

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q review2.1 channel treVolo audio

It’s worth spiking out this monitor’s audio capabilities. Many monitors these days don’t even bother to include speakers. If you prefer to use headphones, you can—there’s a 3.5mm audio jack around back.

However, if you’d rather listen without having to wear headphones, you’re in for a treat. The EX2710Q is equipped with BenQ’s premium treVolo audio. There are a pair of 2W drivers, along with a rear-firing 5W woofer for 2.1 channel audio. The monitor’s DSP customizes the audio to deliver the best results whether you’re gaming, watching a movie, or playing music. It is a serious step up from the sound most gaming monitors can put out.

A great looking, high performance gaming monitor at the right price point

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q review

At this stage, I’ve reviewed four different BenQ MOBIUZ gaming monitors. The MOBIUZ EX2710Q strikes me as the one that is going to have the widest appeal.

The awesome MOBIUZ EX3210U was the gaming monitor for the ultimate experience. It rocked a huge, 32-inch display at 4K resolution. It featured HDMI 2.1 support, included an integrated USB hub, and was equipped with BenQ’s 2.1 channel treVolo audio. It even included RGB lighting effects. For those who want a gaming monitor but have a limited budget, the MOBIUZ EX2510S and EX2710S are great options. They still offer advanced gaming technology like a 165Hz refresh rate and 2ms GtG times, but these monitors keep costs down with a 1080p panel.

The MOBIUZ EX2710Q sits nicely in the middle. At 27-inches it’s big, but not so large that finding desk space to set it up is going to be a problem. QHD resolution is an upgrade over 1080p and many gamers find 1440p to be the sweet spot for their systems. It offers some of the larger monitor’s features like 2.1 channel audio and a USB hub. In short, the MOBIUZ EX2710Q is an upgrade pick over the EX2710S, but one that is still affordable.

Whichever of these BenQ MOBIUZ gaming monitors you pick, I suspect you’ll be pretty happy.

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I’m a long-time electronics and gadget geek who’s been fortunate enough to enjoy a career that lets me indulge this interest. After 13 years as a product manager with a leading Canadian tech company, I transitioned into a full-time career of writing about technology. I’ve contributed to a range of publications and websites including Forbes, Wired, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, About.com, MSN Money, the Winnipeg Free Press, InvestorPlace Media, Shaw Media and—combining technology and my three kids—I’ve been a Core Contributor to the award winning GeekDad blog since its launch in 2007.

303 COMMENTS

  1. I like the look of the stand. It is solid, stylish, and offers impressive flexibility. I often want to adjust my old stand but cannot do it and this would be such a useful feature.

  2. Hard to pick only one feature that I like. I think the combination of 165hz refresh rate with AMD Freesync make this monitor butter smooth on the eyes. The HDR is definitely a close second.

  3. The anti glare feature is awesome. My monitor is located near a window in our computer nook but the glare is so annoying so this is a very important feature for me

  4. The antiglare features would be good especially for when I take my setup outside to my patio on nice days, but the ambient light sensor is also good, as I use my screens in multiple lighting conditions from full dark, natural light, house lighting and full sunlight outside.

  5. Extremely flexible stand + antiglare screen is a great feature as it helps ensure comfort when using the monitor for long periods of time and provides flexibility to meet the needs of your space and setup.

  6. Most of it is pretty important but i like that its 165hz, im currently using a 60hz monitor and my pc build is pretty good. I just can’t enjoy it to the fullest cause im limited to 1080p.

  7. The hdr10, I’d like to have a monitor to experience hdr content as the only source right now is the tv in the family room

  8. I like all of the connectivity options. Having 2 hdmi ports and a display ports will allow me to manage my devices with ease

  9. The adjustable screen and anti glare features are appealing for someone that lives and works in a space with lots of natural light.

  10. Hi,

    Honestly I think the Ultra-fast 165Hz refresh rate, HDRi, and gaming-friendly features are the most appealing to me. I mean, WOW! I just know that it’s all gonna come out amazing. I probably would never leave my house. Im scared I will be maybe glued to this monitor lol.

    With these features, I’lll feel like I’m inside the game, or movie. How fun!! oh my, my little brothers would be so jealous. Eh, oh well! we can share this monitor, or not. Hehe.

  11. My favourite feature is that is wall mountable. This way I can save some desk space and also use it as a TV for streaming.

  12. The best feature for sure would have to be the 165 hz refresh rate with the 1 ms response time. I’m currently using a TV for my PS5 and this monitor would be a gamechanger!

  13. Now that I work from home, I’d appreciate having a monitor with a flexible stand + antiglare screen so I can readjust my set up as needed for ergonomic and lighting purposes.

  14. The most important feature for me is the 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms MRPT, and 2ms GtG response times, along with AMD FreeSync Premium support for ultra crisp and sharp images.

  15. When it comes to gaming, smoothness and clarity is key. As mentioned, this is truly the sweet spot at 27” 1440p to get optimal clarity yet smooth performance at 165hz.

  16. The most important features to me are the super-fast 165Hz refresh rate and 2ms GtG response times which are essential for gaming

  17. The most important features to me are the super-fast 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms MRPT, and 2ms GtG response times. These will be perfect to meet all of my gaming needs now and for the foreseeable future.

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