BenQ has introduced a new gaming monitor which ticks quite a few boxes and might be the monitor many have been waiting for; meet the BenQ EX3203R.
The large 31.5-inch screen is curved by 1800R for extra immersion while the panel type used is VA for the superior contrast ratio.
Based on a VA panel with true 8-bit color depth covering 90% DCI-P3 color gamut and 3,000:1 the superb static contrast ratio, the BenQ EX3203R display can deliver a wide range of colors with strikingly bright whites and truly deep black shades.
What’s more, the HDR compatible content will get additional boost regarding picture brightness. While the brightness peaks at 300-nit typically, enabling HDR will kick it up to 400 nits.
Even though that’s not anywhere near the capabilities of a true HDR display with a 1000-nit peak brightness, among other things, it’s still a nice feature to have as certain compatible games do look a lot better with it.
The QHD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels perfectly suits this monitor. You get a rich pixel density that will provide you with plenty of screen space as well as vivid details while the 144Hz refresh rate ensures smooth and fluid gameplay.
Like most of BenQ’s latest premium monitors, the BenQ EX3203R 144Hz display features the Brightness Intelligence Plus technology. In essence, this technology consists of an integrated sensor which detects ambient lighting and adjusts the display brightness and color temperature accordingly for the best viewing experience for your eyes.
The B.I.+ technology can also function in combination with HDR. As a result, you get lighter bright colors and maximum detail in dark areas all while your eyes are safe allowing you to play or work for hours without fatigue.
This means that when your FPS (Frames Per Second) rate drops below the lower end of the dynamic refresh rate, LFC will double the framerate to make the picture remain smooth.
Design & Connectivity
The design of the BenQ EX3203R boasts ultra-slim bezels which along with the 1800R curvature make the viewing experience more immersive and cinematic. The monitor looks simple yet modern without flashy gaming aesthetics which is a big plus.
When it comes to the ergonomics, you can tilt the screen by -5/20 degrees, height adjust it up to 60mm, and mount it on 100 x 100 VESA holes. Connectivity includes two HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort 1.2a, a dual USB 3.0 hub, and a USB type C.
Price & Similar Monitors
As of this writing, the BenQ EX3203R price and release date are unknown but stay tuned as we’ll be updating the article as soon as something comes up.
Alternatively, if you’re not from the US, the AOC AG322QC4 is essentially the same monitor as the EX3203R worth checking out.
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||4ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync 2|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2a, 2x HDMI 1.4, USB-C|
|Other Ports||2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||3000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (true 8-bit)|