BenQ EW3270ZL Review: 1440p Monitor For Home Office & Entertainment

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Bottom Line

The BenQ EW3270ZL is a decent monitor for everyday use and multimedia enjoyment. However, you can find 32" 1440p 144Hz models at the same price range which are far better for gaming.

Design:
(2)
Display:
(4.3)
Performance:
(4.3)
Price/Value:
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3.1

Introduction

Looking for a cheap display that’s good for both office-related work and general video entertainment? 

The BenQ EW3270ZL may be just the monitor you’re looking for.

Image Quality

To start with, the BenQ EW3270ZL 32-inch monitor uses a VA (Vertical Alignment) panel, which offers a high 3,000:1 contrast ratio, a decent 300-nit peak brightness, and rich 10-bit (8-bit + 2-bit FRC) colors covering 100% of sRGB and Rec. 709 color spaces.

Along with that, 1440p resolution ensures crisp and sharp details even on the big 32″ screen of the BenQ EW3270ZL. However, keep in mind that a 27″ 1440p display or a dual 24″ 1080p monitor setup would provide you with more screen space for the same amount of money.

For most people, though, the BenQ EW3270ZL offers enough workspace as you get the same pixel-per-inch ratio as you would on a 24″ 1080p display.

If your work involves color-critical tasks, you should look for an IPS panel monitor as they offer more precise and consistent colors. In contrast, the VA panel of the BenQ EW3270ZL provides a higher contrast ratio that makes for a more cinematic viewing experience, especially in dark or dim-lit rooms.

Performance

The weakest point of all VA panels is the response time speed. But we don’t expect gamers will be interested in this display anyway considering its low 60Hz refresh rate as well as lack of a variable refresh rate technology.

For casual gaming, the BenQ EW3270ZL 1440p display works just fine; in fact, thanks to its high contrast, rich colors, and large screen, the gaming experience is quite immersive. It’s only when it comes to competitive gaming that the monitor falls short.

Moreover, due to its low input lag of around 14ms, you won’t face any noticeable delays between your actions and the result on the screen.

The 178°/178° viewing angles ensure no huge shifts in color, contrast, and brightness when the screen is looked at from different angles.

Features

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The main feature of the BenQ EW3270ZL monitor is the Brightness Intelligence Plus technology.

Using its integrated sensors, the monitor automatically adjusts optimal brightness and color temperature according to the ambient lighting.

This way, you get the best possible picture quality while your eyes aren’t in danger of straining or fatigue. You can also customize this feature by adjusting the sensitivity, turning it off completely, or setting your own timer for brightness.

Moreover, the screen has a flicker-free backlight and an advanced low blue light filter, which saves the image quality as much as possible while eliminating the harmful low-blue lights.

Lastly, there’s the Smart Focus feature, which allows you to select a specific part of the picture and highlight it. The mixture of all these features makes the BenQ EW3270ZL the best eye-care monitor at this price range.

Design & Connectivity

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At the back of the monitor, you will find two HDMI 1.4 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, a headphones jack, and audio line-in for the 2x3W integrated speakers. All of these display connectors support 2560×1440 up to 60Hz.

Unfortunately, the design is not VESA mount compatible while the stand is tilt-only.

Price & Similar Monitors

The BenQ EW3270ZL price is usually around $300-$350, which is rather steep considering that you can get a 32″ 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor with a VA panel at this price range too, the AOC CQ32G1.

Alternatively, if you’re more gaming-oriented and want a 32″ 1440p display, check out the more affordable AOC Q3279VWFD8 IPS display with AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz.

Conclusion

If you are concerned about your eye health and want a good and big monitor that’s great for work, watching movies, casual gaming, and everything in between, the BenQ EW3270ZL won’t disappoint you.

BenQ EW3270ZL Specifications

Screen Size31.5-inch
Resolution2560×1440 (WQHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Speakers2x3W
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)

The Pros:

  • Vibrant colors with high contrast
  • Crisp image quality
  • Excellent value for the price
  • Innovative eye-care technology

The Cons:

  • Visible ghosting in fast-paced games
  • Tilt-only design and no VESA mount compatibility
  • No AMD FreeSync

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Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore

Joseph has probably spent thousands of hours learning about displays in his free time and prior work experience at HP. He now writes and manages DisplayNinja to ensure it stays as the people's favorite resource.