Understanding the Mobiuz line of gaming monitors is simple - the latest specifications crammed into a tight budget. It’s got all the givings of a good budget gaming monitor and there’s little to no reason to be disappointed with the Mobiuz EX2510.
We got the 24.5in gaming monitor and in our opinion, this is better than the 27in variant simply because of pixel density. However, even with its smaller size, this 24.5in variant isn’t the sharpest monitor around. Although that’s more to do with resolution than the monitor itself.
If you’re happy with a FullHD monitor then the Mobiuz is pretty much the best in class for the price. There’s a 144Hz refresh rate at 1ms of response time and in our use, we experienced no delay in its performance. The monitor is fast and really good for competitive gaming. If your gaming diet consists of CS:GO and Valorant, then you’re good. You also get BenQ’s Black eQualizer which makes darker scenes more visible. This really gives you a competitive advantage in high-skilled games that require timing, precision and enemy information.
That and the colour tuner along with AMA settings from the monitor’s OSD make a world’s difference to your shooting games. Yes, it won’t be a colourful spectacle but when you’re delivering headshots to rank up in these competitive shooters, sightseeing is the last thing you’d want, right?
AMA (Advanced Motion Acceleration) settings range from 0 to 3 and let you adjust the monitor’s response time. A higher number means a crispier image and less ghosting. It’s not all faff and marketing here. This actually helps, in whatever little way possible, to make your competitive gaming experience better. It’s all about getting that extra visual aid from the Mobiuz when it comes to playing fast-paced shooters.
What about general games you ask? Well, there’s HDRi which is basically HDR with BenQ’s ‘intelligence’ spin on it. You get three levels of HDR control, all of which are different levels of contrast and brightness presets. You get the basic HDR setting, and then two other levels called Game HDR and Cinema HDR. Both having varying contrast and temperature which I personally wasn’t a fan of and if you’re grabbing this monitor for its HDR capabilities, you might want to rethink your budget. I preferred the SDR setting with the colour profile set to M-Book which matches the colour settings of the connected Apple MacBook. It’s a personal preference and you can switch to another colour profile from the quick select menu.
The OSD is fairly standard and easy to navigate. You don’t get a remote here like you would with some expensive BenQ monitors. Instead, there’s a joystick at the back side that helps you navigate the OSD. Adjusting the HDR and colour profile is monkey-easy and if you switch between settings quite often, the quick setting’s menu is a wee-bit customizable. The joystick can be moved up and down to control the speaker volume too. A simple and convenient way to adjust audio if you’re connected to a gaming console.
It’s not ideal for a PS5 or an Xbox Series X but we went ahead and connected those two to see how the monitor performs. The colour accuracy is great for the price but the refresh rate is locked at 60Hz because both consoles upscale the content to 4K @60Hz. It’s definitely not worth the effort here since the monitor only has HDMI 2.0. We’ll have to wait some more for HDMI 2.1 to become the new normal.
All this doesn’t really dent BenQ Mobiuz’ reputation as a really good budget gaming monitor. It’s got great colours and the fast refresh rate is seriously great too. Other bonus features like automatic brightness adjustment, low blue light, ePaper mode and Color Weakness Mode really make this a truly great budget gaming monitor.
The audio quality from the speakers won’t blow you away and if you’re not using them for pro-grade work or gaming, the speakers offer convenience like no other. We often used them for watching YouTube videos or some work-related videos when our desktop speakers were simply too much for the task at hand.
It’s a great display for gaming and especially for multiplayer games. Single-player games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 would need some extra oomph in the colour space department and if you're a creator, the LG displays are more colour accurate. Even then, the Mobiuz reigns the ₹20K segment and if you’re looking for a feature-rich gaming display, it doesn’t get better than this.