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BenQ EX3410R 144Hz VA UltraWide with 1000R curve

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The 3440 x 1440 UltraWide experience is one many choose to embrace for both work and play. A nice level of ‘desktop real-estate’, Field Of View (FOV) advantages in games and an immersive and cinematic look to some video content. The BenQ EX3410R of the MOBIUZ series offers such an experience, with the distinctive styling elements associated with the series. The penguin-foot stand is topped with silver-coloured plastic and has an inside orange rubber edge for a bit of visual flair. Dark grey and black plastics are used elsewhere. The bottom bezel houses 2 x 2W speakers as part of the 2.1 channel treVolo sound system. It also includes a central IR sensor for the included remote as well as a light sensor used for the ‘B.I+’ and ‘HDRi’ functions. These make adjustments to elements such as brightness and colour temperature based on ambient lighting as well as the content being displayed. A dedicated HDRi button is also found towards the right side. The OSD (On Screen Display) can be controlled by the aforementioned remote or alternatively a joystick and buttons facing downwards in the central region of the bottom bezel.

A steeply curved UltraWide

The monitor adopts a 34″ VA (Vertical Alignment) panel with 3440 x 1440 (21:9 UltraWide) resolution, 1000R (steep) curve and 144Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync also features, including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro with an assumed 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC. A 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, 8-bit colour and a light matte anti-glare screen surface also feature. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 350 cd/m² (400 cd/m² HDR peak) typical maximum luminance. The manufacturers’ usual suite of well-tuned LBL (Low Blue Light) settings is also included. The monitor offers basic HDR10 functionality with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support. This doesn’t require local dimming or a particularly high brightness by HDR standards, but allows the fairly generous colour gamut to be put to good use alongside 10-bit colour processing.

A 2ms grey to grey response time is specified (approach with caution), alongide a 1ms MPRT response time using the Blur Reduction strobe backlight mode. The rear of the monitor has satin-finish silver coloured plastic with 4 customisable RGB LED strips. MOBIUZ strips, as we like to call them. The included stand attaches centrally via a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. It offers tilt, swivel and height (100mm or 3.94 inches) adjustment. The ports face downwards beneath a removable port cover and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream). A 5W subwoofer above the stand attachment point completes the 2.1 channel treVolo sound system. The monitor offers PiP/PbP support.

RGB at the rear

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is due January 2022, pricing details still to come.

BenQ EX3410R