The excellent BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor is discounted by $150 right now

PC gaming setup
PC gaming setup (Image credit: Dan Thorp-Lancaster/Windows Central)

Staying immersed in the game can be the key to winning at times, and the BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor is built for it. This premium 27-inch gaming monitor features 2.1 channel sound with a built-in 5W subwoofer, and thanks to a sale at Amazon, today you can score one for your desk at $150 off its full cost. That brings its price down to $449.99, though you'll want to pick up yours soon as this sale won't last for long.

BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor

BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor

BenQ's EX2780Q Gaming Monitor features HDRi technology for enhanced screen content and imagery, along with FreeSync, a 144Hz refresh rate, integrated control buttons, 2.1 channel sound, and more.

The BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor features a 2K QHD widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 95% DCI-P3 Color Space. It incorporates FreeSync and a 144Hz refresh rate for smooth images no matter how intense your game becomes, while BenQ's proprietary HDRi Color Vibrance and Black eQualizer help to enhance the visuals in every scene. There are USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections so you can switch between devices.

BenQ includes a remote control so you can adjust the volume, switch the source, or change the settings without having to figure out how to use buttons on the underside of the monitor. It even features Brightness Intelligence Plus which will automatically adjust the monitor's brightness and color temperature depending on what's on screen and the ambient light in your room.

In the Windows Central review, this monitor scored 4.5 out of 5 stars and a badge of recommendation for being "the best-looking and sounding monitor I've laid eyes on". You can learn more about its pros and cons in the full review.

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Alex Smith

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