There are several factors that are necessary in a gaming monitor in order to output the best possible gaming experience: a bright display, good viewing angles, and full HD resolution. With this, BenQ has launched their 28 inch monitor (EL2870U) which is ideal for gaming, especially on consoles.


The EL2870U monitor has a very straightforward design, with bezels of 18mm thickness on the top and sides, and 25mm thick bezel at the bottom of the monitor itself. The bezels for this monitor is relatively thicker than most monitors for today’s standard, but it is still acceptable as the physical buttons are placed on the right side, underneath the bottom of the monitor. There are six buttons: one being a power button and the rest being navigation buttons that give access to brightness control, sharpness, gamma, contrast, color temperature, hue, saturation and a bunch of picture modes.


According to BenQ, the EL2870U 4K monitor is made for video enjoyment with its “Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology” feature which removes harmful blue light and reduces eye strain. It also adjusts the backlight brightness depending on the brightness intensity of the monitor’s surroundings to give the best possible display quality for the user’s visual comfort.


When tested, the display provided  satisfying viewing angles with minimal colour and brightness loss when viewing even from a distorted angle. The display also features a flicker free technology from BenQ that is TÜV Rheinland certified and supports HDR, so console gaming on a PS4 Pro would be a delightful experience, while having 4K capabilities would make it even more pleasing when playing games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Spider-Man and God of War.


Gaming experience

BenQ included a really low response time for this monitor which is a huge plus point and advantage for gamers, especially when playing games that requires quick action and  movement. With a response time of one millisecond, it matters the most to fighting games such as Injustice 2 where chaining combos feels more responsive and smooth. This works brilliantly as well with sports based games such as FIFA 19 where quick movements, ball control and passing at the right time determines a victory or defeat.


Overall, the BenQ EL2870U 4K is worthwhile with its eye care technology, good viewing angles, and quick response time that makes it a decent budget-friendly 4K gaming monitor for your PC or console. You can purchase one for yourself from BenQ's official Lazada store.

Stuff says... 

BenQ 28" (EL2870U) Monitor review

Recommended as your first 4K gaming monitor.
Good Stuff 
Great viewing angles
1ms response time
HDR support
Bad Stuff 
Basic design
Frame rates capped at 60
Thick bezels