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BenQ EL2870U

BenQ EL2870U
alaScore 96

13 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of BenQ EL2870U. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BenQ EL2870U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

BenQ EL2870U


Budget-friendly and FreeSync-capable, the 28-inch EL2870U exhibits fast pixel response and minimal input lag that make fast-motion graphics a breeze, but it has some trouble with colors.

UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution. Supports HDR content. Modest price. Very fast pixel response. Low input lag.

Mediocre color performance. Few ports, and poorly placed. Stand allows for tilt adjustment only.

Bottom Line: Budget-friendly and FreeSync-capable, the 28-inch EL2870U exhibits fast pixel response and minimal input lag that make fast-motion graphics a breeze, but it has some trouble with colors.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Babcock (

BenQ EL2870U Review


The BenQ EL2870U is a decent 4k monitor. It has great gaming features, including FreeSync support, a fast response time, and excellent low input lag. It also has...

Great gaming features, including low input lag and FreeSync support;Great accuracy out of the box

Disappointing dark room performance;HDR doesn't add much

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

BenQ EL2870U review


Paper beats consumer

1ms response time is good for console gamers ; Good quality build ; Pricing could sway many

Near negligible HDR performance ; 4K is not appealing due to poor colour accuracy

A decent attempt to rouse spec readers but not enough quality to convince us

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

Best in its price range


Great HDR feature that is compatible with the ps4 pro, easy to setup, adjustable stand, vibrant colours. Smooth and crisp picture. Bonus: Also Has a setting that automatically adjusts brightness depending on background lighting. Would highly recommend.

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (

Design and 4k


Lovely monitor but found out it's emulated hdr still amazing deal

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

4K 28inch BenQ monitor with emulated HDR


Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent 4K set. Been used for a couple of weeks now and it really is a decent monitor. However, my only gripe is that the HDR isn't advertised anywhere as “emulated”, the box when it arrives even states HDR on the front,...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

Not what it says on the description!


Bought this to play on my PlayStation 4. Already have a big screen but decided to get a small 4k but when connecting I discovered that the 4k is emulated and the PlayStation doesn't even register the screen as HDR compatible, shocking for the price and...

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (

Just what I needed


I'm a pro gamer and to tell you the truth, for the price this monitor does enough, great crispy graphics and colours. Highly recommended.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (

Works great with Xbox one x


Works great with Xbox one x and works great as a 2nd monitor for editing!

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (

Lovely - But not true 4K


I brought this monitor thinking it was true 4k UHD, to then find out that there is not 4K and that the UHD part of it is only emulated. But the monitor is beautiful and the picture is really nothing to complain about. Although not true 4K, it's still...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Grey
Market positioning:Home & Office
Product colour:Grey


Backlight type:LED
Colour gamut:72
Contrast ratio (dynamic):12000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness (typical):300
Display diagonal:70.9
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:TN
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel Type:TN
Pixel density:158
Response Time:1
Screen shape:Flat
Viewable size, horizontal:62.1
Viewable size, vertical:34.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160


Cable lock slot:Y
Number of OSD languages:18
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish
Tilt adjustment:Y
Tilt angle range:-5 - 15
VESA mounting:Y


Built-in Camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features



AMD FreeSync:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1


AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):55

Technical Details

No flickering:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Height :657.9
Weight (with stand):7.2