The Taiwanese company BenQ lists with the EW3880R a new 37.5-inch ultrawide curved monitor for business and office purposes. The built-in IPS panel has a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels (UWQHD +, 21: 9) at a maximum of 60 Hz, is curved at 2300 R, and supports HDR10.
The latter should not be particularly convincing due to the mediocre brightness of 300 cd/m². Further technical features of the new wide screen monitor are a 1000: 1 contrast ratio, a 4 ms gray-to-grey response time, 10-bit color depth, and 95 percent DCI-P3. Two internal 3-watt speakers including an 8-watt subwoofer take care of the sound reproduction if required.
The range of interfaces includes two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4, a headphone output, a USB 3.0 hub, and USB-C with DisplayPort alternate mode and 60-watt power delivery.
With the exception of a pivot, all common mechanical adjustment options are available in this new wide monitor, namely rotation, inclination, and height adjustment. A VESA mounting (100 x 100 mm), a blue light filter, and flicker-free background lighting are also used. A mode for people with color vision impairment can be activated via OSD.
Price and availability
BenQ EW3880R Specifications
- Display: 37.5-inch Curved Anti-Glare IPS panel
- Resolution (max.): 3840×1600
- Brightness (typ.): 300nits
- Native Contrast: 1000:1
- Viewing Angle (L/R) (CR>=10): 178/178
- Response Times (GtG): 4 ms
- Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
- Color Gamut: 95% P3
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Display Colors: 1.07 billion colors
- Pixel per density: 111 ppi
- Curvature: 2300R
- Gamma: 1.6 – 2.6
- HDCP: 2.2
- Color Mode: Cinema HDRi, Color Weakness, Game HDRi, HDR, Low Blue Light, M-Book, Racing game, Standard, User
- Audio: Built-in Speaker 2.1 Channel (3Wx2 + 8W woofer)
- Connectivity: HDMI (v2.0) x2, DisplayPort (v1.4) x1, USB C (PowerDelivery 60W, DisplayPort Alt Mode, Data) x1, Headphone Jack
- Features: HDR10, Eye Care, Flicker-free Technology, Low Blue Light, Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I.+), Color Weakness, ePaper, Eye Reminder, Super Resolution, HDRi, Video Format Support
- Stand: Tilt (down/up) -5˚ – 15˚, Swivel (left/right) 15˚/ 15˚,
- Height Adjustment 120mm
- VESA Mount: 100×100 mm
- Dimensions: 580.06 x 896.25 x 294.42mm (with stand)
- Weight: 28.66 lbs
Last month, BenQ lists the Zowie XL2746K 27 inch gaming monitor, which is primarily aimed at Esports. The BenQ Zowie monitor uses a 27- inch TN panel with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), achieves a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz, and is priced at $599.