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BenQ EW3270UE 31.5" 4K UHD Monitor at Box.co.uk for £299.99 delivered
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BenQ EW3270UE 31.5" 4K UHD Monitor at Box.co.uk for £299.99 delivered

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Posted 18th Dec 2019

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32in 4K monitor. VA panel, decent reviews. USB-c as well as DisplayPort/hdmi

KEY FEATURES

  • 31.5" Display
  • VA Panel
  • 4K UHD 3840x2160 Resolution
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 4ms Response Time
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
  • Built-in 3W Speakers
  • Headphone Socket
  • VESA Mountable
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 300cd/m² Brightness
  • 12M:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty
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I ordered one of these yesterday coming today. Ive been monitoring this for a while and this is the cheapest it's been. It was the same price on Amazon on Black Friday but here you get an extra couple of quid off with Quidco and 24 months interest free as well. Strangely this has a model number of EW3270UE and seems to be exactly the same as EW3270U which is a hundred quid more. No idea what that E means.
Ordered!
hannibalhorn19/12/2019 07:29

I ordered one of these yesterday coming today. Ive been monitoring this …I ordered one of these yesterday coming today. Ive been monitoring this for a while and this is the cheapest it's been. It was the same price on Amazon on Black Friday but here you get an extra couple of quid off with Quidco and 24 months interest free as well. Strangely this has a model number of EW3270UE and seems to be exactly the same as EW3270U which is a hundred quid more. No idea what that E means.


Let us know how it is! Mine arrives tomorrow!
I've just bought a PS4 Pro, do you guys know if this monitor will be suitable to use with it? TIA
Edited by: "SparkyGuy" 19th Dec 2019
SparkyGuy19/12/2019 08:48

I've just bought a PS4 Pro, do you guys know if this monitor will be …I've just bought a PS4 Pro, do you guys know if this monitor will be suitable to use with it? TIA


From what I've read this is perfect for gaming and would be a noticeable improvement over a tv.
hannibalhorn19/12/2019 09:20

From what I've read this is perfect for gaming and would be a noticeable …From what I've read this is perfect for gaming and would be a noticeable improvement over a tv.


Thank you for your reply. I think this monitor will be the answer, as I really don't want to use the PS4 Pro with my new OLED!
Edited by: "SparkyGuy" 19th Dec 2019
I'm really torn between this and the 27ul600 for £50 less. Someone make my mind up for me pls x
How much is this usually please? Cannot see how much is off its usual price? >_<
The EW3270U model, which presumably is the recent model, is currently being sold on Amazon for £388. I still cannot find what the E signafies for this model, unless it means it is a previous or updated model, or simply the same model????
Link to Amazon amazon.co.uk/Ben…h=1
Edited by: "SparkyGuy" 19th Dec 2019
So mine has arrived and there is no E on the actual box or monitor so it really is the same. Maybe Box added it for some reason to only sell a certain number at the lower price.
hannibalhorn19/12/2019 17:46

So mine has arrived and there is no E on the actual box or monitor so it …So mine has arrived and there is no E on the actual box or monitor so it really is the same. Maybe Box added it for some reason to only sell a certain number at the lower price.


So the E has no significance! Puzzling... at least we now know it's the current model to trust the price, reviews and website information. Could you let us know what cables are included in the box? TIA.
hannibalhorn19/12/2019 17:46

So mine has arrived and there is no E on the actual box or monitor so it …So mine has arrived and there is no E on the actual box or monitor so it really is the same. Maybe Box added it for some reason to only sell a certain number at the lower price.


Thanks for the info! What are your first impressions of the monitor?
olliej2k19/12/2019 11:35

I'm really torn between this and the 27ul600 for £50 less. Someone make my …I'm really torn between this and the 27ul600 for £50 less. Someone make my mind up for me pls x


I was going to go for hotukdeals.com/dea…847 but opted to pay a bit more for a 32in. Currently have a 27in 1080p, thought would go for 32in to make the 4k more worthwhile
ReD_KiPPeR19/12/2019 19:15

I was going to go for …I was going to go for https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-27ud59-w-6858-cm-27-inch-uhd-4k-ips-monitor-amd-freesync-das-mode-game-mode-white-3367847 but opted to pay a bit more for a 32in. Currently have a 27in 1080p, thought would go for 32in to make the 4k more worthwhile


Yes I agree with your decision, as I have a 27in IPS 1080p monitor, great though it is, a 27in won't do justice for 4K, it's got to be no less than a 32in. So I'll be ordering this one, as I can't find any other monitors to compete with it for price and spec.
Edited by: "SparkyGuy" 19th Dec 2019
I've got to say I'm a little disappointed with mine so far. On Xbox bright things have a blue tinge and the contrast is so extreme that the slightest bit of shadow seems to make things really dark. With HDR on you cannot change many settings. On PC the colours are so rich it doesn't seem realistic. I'll have to have a proper adjustment later.
hannibalhorn20/12/2019 07:21

I've got to say I'm a little disappointed with mine so far. On Xbox bright …I've got to say I'm a little disappointed with mine so far. On Xbox bright things have a blue tinge and the contrast is so extreme that the slightest bit of shadow seems to make things really dark. With HDR on you cannot change many settings. On PC the colours are so rich it doesn't seem realistic. I'll have to have a proper adjustment later.


Quite a few of the reviews mentioned turning off the (fake) hdr mode of the monitor as it gave a blue tinge - it artificially makes sdr input hdr and apparently the algorithm isn't so good. You should be able to use actual hdr from your output device (eg hdr10) though. How are the viewing angles and screen uniformity on yours? Mine arrives today so I can give a comparison
Edited by: "ReD_KiPPeR" 20th Dec 2019
hannibalhorn20/12/2019 07:21

I've got to say I'm a little disappointed with mine so far. On Xbox bright …I've got to say I'm a little disappointed with mine so far. On Xbox bright things have a blue tinge and the contrast is so extreme that the slightest bit of shadow seems to make things really dark. With HDR on you cannot change many settings. On PC the colours are so rich it doesn't seem realistic. I'll have to have a proper adjustment later.


I've just received mine - overall v happy - once the settings are tweaked! There are plenty of ways to make the image look terrible with various settings - here's what I found worked:
1. install drivers: benq.eu/en-…tml
2. Set monitor to standard colour mode, not HDR (which is pseudo HDR). Set BI+ on or off as you like - I have it on as like the brightness decreasing if room gets dark)
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3. If you're on Nvidia, make sure you set output dynamic range to full. Try to set output colour depth to 10 if possible (for some reason I can only set to 8, need to investigate).
4. Turn OFF windows HDR mode - it just makes everything blue, as you say, no idea why. Things look great in non-HDR mode. Games should still be able to use HDR mode.

These settings make things look great - amazing detail on the monitor compared to my 1080p 27" IPS.
Viewing angles are definitely worse than IPS but that's expected - make sure you set it as far back on your desk as possible.

Comes with:
1 USB-C to USB-C cable
1 HDMI to HDMI cable
and 1 Displayport to mini-displayport -> a little annoying it's not full-size DP to full size DP (as the monitor only has full size DP).
Mine will definitely be going back. It just looks awful for the Xbox One X. The colour is so extreme it's either pitch black shadows or unbearably bright. Turning off HDR helped slightly but not much and one of the reasons I bought it was for HDR gaming.
39453114-cb5Hm.jpgLook at this supposedly black image and the light bleed around the edges. I say edges as it goes into the whole image.
Wow, that is bad, I've actually been pretty impressed by the blacks connected to my PC - much blacker than my AOC IPS
39453706-wNnT0.jpgHere's another one. Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime on Xbox. It looks like there is a spaceship outside as the light coming in through the windows is so bright. I can only tone down overall brightness by turning off HDR. Even when I turn it right down, the windows stay far brighter than everything else.
I picked up this Monitor and it's been delivered today.

Very happy generally with the monitor however I am unable to make use of most of it's features which is pretty frustrating.

I have an Asus UX433 notebook, which is a nice laptop as things go but it only has onboard Intel graphics and doesn't support USB Type-C/Displayport.... not a problem I thought as it supports HDMI 2.2 and 4K resolutions. Unfortunately though it doesn't seem to recognise this monitor as supporting HDR, which isn't the end of the world as I'm mostly using it for office based stuff but it would have been nice.
Edited by: "busterdan" 23rd Dec 2019
Don't worry, you're not missing anything - I've got all the cables (just bought a displayport cable) and my computer supports HDR - but either HDR in windows is just terrible, or it's terrible through this monitor, but much better with HDR off. Web page backgrounds are a horrible off-white otherwise.

On the plus side, getting a displayport cable has allowed me to switch to 10bit colour mode. Also, seems like this monitor is actual 10-bit and not 8bit +FRC?...

Super happy with the monitor - size and clarity are fantastic! Just don't use HDR...
I bought this for my PS4 Pro and it's great
hannibalhorn20/12/2019 20:45

[Image] Look at this supposedly black image and the light bleed around the …[Image] Look at this supposedly black image and the light bleed around the edges. I say edges as it goes into the whole image.


You returning this? That is terrible
Nvm just seen your other comment
Edited by: "Qq121212" 5th Jan
ReD_KiPPeR20/12/2019 15:46

I've just received mine - overall v happy - once the settings are tweaked! …I've just received mine - overall v happy - once the settings are tweaked! There are plenty of ways to make the image look terrible with various settings - here's what I found worked:1. install drivers: https://www.benq.eu/en-uk/support/downloads-faq/products/monitor/ew3270u/software-driver.html2. Set monitor to standard colour mode, not HDR (which is pseudo HDR). Set BI+ on or off as you like - I have it on as like the brightness decreasing if room gets dark)[Image] 3. If you're on Nvidia, make sure you set output dynamic range to full. Try to set output colour depth to 10 if possible (for some reason I can only set to 8, need to investigate).4. Turn OFF windows HDR mode - it just makes everything blue, as you say, no idea why. Things look great in non-HDR mode. Games should still be able to use HDR mode.These settings make things look great - amazing detail on the monitor compared to my 1080p 27" IPS.Viewing angles are definitely worse than IPS but that's expected - make sure you set it as far back on your desk as possible.Comes with:1 USB-C to USB-C cable1 HDMI to HDMI cableand 1 Displayport to mini-displayport -> a little annoying it's not full-size DP to full size DP (as the monitor only has full size DP).


Did you manage to set the colour depth to 10bit? I believe you need to use DP for that as 4k@60fps 10bit exceeds HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.

Edit: Actually noticed in the screenshot that it is a HDMI connector so try with DP and let us know if that solves it
Edited by: "F_Awan" 5th Jan
F_Awan05/01/2020 01:12

Did you manage to set the colour depth to 10bit? I believe you need to use …Did you manage to set the colour depth to 10bit? I believe you need to use DP for that as 4k@60fps 10bit exceeds HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.Edit: Actually noticed in the screenshot that it is a HDMI connector so try with DP and let us know if that solves it



Yes, displayport worked for 10-bit 4k 60hz, I couldn't get 10-bit with hdmi and my rtx 2060. Also remember to set output dynamic range to full rather than limited. Then everything looks great (just don't turn hdr on...)
ReD_KiPPeR05/01/2020 15:07

Yes, displayport worked for 10-bit 4k 60hz, I couldn't get 10-bit with …Yes, displayport worked for 10-bit 4k 60hz, I couldn't get 10-bit with hdmi and my rtx 2060. Also remember to set output dynamic range to full rather than limited. Then everything looks great (just don't turn hdr on...)


Thanks for confirming this. Mine arrives tomorrow.
Qq12121205/01/2020 01:04

You returning this? That is terribleNvm just seen your other comment


I have returned it yet as I've been told i have another week and I've been busy. I've found that the main issues are as other people have said, the emulated HDR mode. This makes everything far too bright.

It also seems the main menu on the xbox isn't HDR although it is 4k so the emulated mode on the monitor kicks in making everything bright and grey. When actually playing games, many of these are HDR but I've had to go into settings and turn brightness to max so the darks arent too dark. Actual HDR doesn't seem to be as bad as the emulated one.

Overall I am still disappointed but looking around not sure what else I can get for anywhere near the price. I was probably hoping for too much but it was sold as such! I'll probably keep it for 12 to 18 months then sell it and trade up when something else comes along.
I have received mine and very happy with it. Wide color gamut with 4K at this price and size is a a bargain. I am using it with my PC so HDR is a no no anyway, therefore, really don't care much about it. YouTube HDR works just fine. Only problem is that HDR mode cannot be adjusted in anyway and both HDR modes have a very cold color temperature. Also able to select Full RGB with 4k 10-bit 60hz over the DP and G-Sync enabled. Looks like most issues are coming from console folks?

Performed a color calibration in User mode with Displaycal and ended up with a gamut coverage of 93% DCI_P3, 89% Adobe and 100% sRGB (143% sRGB gamut volume). Remarkable deltaE's after calibration.
Edited by: "F_Awan" 8th Jan
Awesome! Would
F_Awan08/01/2020 13:33

I have received mine and very happy with it. Wide color gamut with 4K at …I have received mine and very happy with it. Wide color gamut with 4K at this price and size is a a bargain. I am using it with my PC so HDR is a no no anyway, therefore, really don't care much about it. YouTube HDR works just fine. Only problem is that HDR mode cannot be adjusted in anyway and both HDR modes have a very cold color temperature. Also able to select Full RGB with 4k 10-bit 60hz over the DP and G-Sync enabled. Looks like most issues are coming from console folks?Performed a color calibration in User mode with Displaycal and ended up with a gamut coverage of 94% DCI_P3, 88% Adobe and 99.9% sRGB (~147% sRGB gamut volume). Remarkable deltaE's after calibration.


Awesome to hear! Would you mind sharing your calib? (I'm hoping similar batch similar cal)
ReD_KiPPeR08/01/2020 19:42

Awesome! Would Awesome to hear! Would you mind sharing your calib? (I'm …Awesome! Would Awesome to hear! Would you mind sharing your calib? (I'm hoping similar batch similar cal)




I have send you an email for calibration profile download link. For anyone else interested. Here is what I did:

Use the 'User Mode'.
Brightness 55
Contrast 45
Color temp: USER R100, G100, B99 (This you need to adjust to get the right colour temp). Will be different for everyone. Leaving all of them to 100 is just fine if you don't have a calibration device.

If calibrating yourself then that's what I used in addition to above adjustments.

DisplayCal settings:
Mode: LCD (generic)
Correction: Spectral: LCD White LED family
White point: Color temp 6500
White level: as measured (adjust the brightness to get the desired levels)
Tone Curve Gamma 2.2
F_Awan08/01/2020 21:16

I have send you an email for calibration profile download link. For anyone …I have send you an email for calibration profile download link. For anyone else interested. Here is what I did:Use the 'User Mode'. Brightness 55Contrast 45Color temp: USER R100, G100, B99 (This you need to adjust to get the right colour temp). Will be different for everyone. Leaving all of them to 100 is just fine if you don't have a calibration device. If calibrating yourself then that's what I used in addition to above adjustments. DisplayCal settings:Mode: LCD (generic)Correction: Spectral: LCD White LED familyWhite point: Color temp 6500White level: as measured (adjust the brightness to get the desired levels)Tone Curve Gamma 2.2


Awesome - thanks a lot, that's great!
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