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BenQ EX3415R 3440 x 1440 144Hz IPS UltraWide

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3440 x 1440 UltraWides deliver an immersive experience, with a good amount of desktop real-estate for work and an expansive horizontal view for gaming and movie content. The BenQ EX3415R expands their up and coming MOBIUZ lineup of gaming monitors, with this one marketed towards “SimRacing” but a potentially attractive option for a broad range of uses. The monitor adopts the signature orange accents on the stand base that has thus far been associated with the series, with the rest of the stand base silver. And the neck being matte black plastic. The top and side bezels are ‘dual stage’, with a slim panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen plus a slender hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel has a textured finish and includes forwards-facing speakers. The centre of the bottom bezel includes a light sensor used for the ‘B.I+’ and ‘HDRi’ settings, which make adjustments to elements such as brightness and colour temperature based on ambient lighting as well as the content being displayed. The central sensor unit also includes an IR transceiver, allowing the included IR remote to be used to control the OSD (On Screen Display). Alternatively, this can be controlled by a joystick and accompanying buttons which face downwards to the right of centre on the bottom bezel.

MOBIUZ styling in UltraWide format

The monitor uses a 34″ LG Display Nano IPS panel with 3440 x 1440 (21:9 UltraWide) resolution and 1900R curve. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, which includes AMD FreeSync Premium with an assumed 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other aspects of note include; a 1000:1 static contrast, a light matte anti-glare screen surface and 178°/178° viewing angles. A flicker-free WLED backlight is included, with KSF phosphors providing a colour gamut of 98% DCI-P3 for a good hit of extra vibrancy and saturation. And a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, allowing the colour gamut to be put to use alongside 10-bit colour processing and a ~400 cd/m² brightness level. But this is the lowest level of VESA certification for HDR, which does not mandate local dimming or particularly high brightness levels. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included for a more relaxing viewing experience, whilst a 2ms grey to grey response time is specified (1ms MPRT using Blur Reduction strobe backlight mode). The monitor has uses silver-coloured plastic with a satin finish at the rear. The included stand offers tilt, swivel and height adjustment. It attaches using a quick-release mechanism and can be detached to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards beneath a removable port cover and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A TreVolo sound system including OSD-based audio presets is included, with a 2.1 channel sound system including 2 x 2W speakers and a 5W subwoofer.

A glimpse of the rear

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed with an RRP of ~$1000 USD.

BenQ EX3415R