BenQ showed dedicated gaming monitors, and the world's first affordable 1080p 3D projector.
During CES 2013, I stumbled across BenQ which was seemingly tucked away in an area dedicated to appointments and one-on-one meetings. The company was displaying several products, one of which BenQ claims is the world's first dedicated console gaming display, the RL2455HM. It's based on the company's display dedicated for PC gaming, the MLG-approved RL2450HT.
According to BenQ, the 24-inch dedicated console monitor, slated for a March 2013 release, promises 1-ms of GTG response time, a 60 Hz refresh rate tuned to match console video output, and a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Also included are two 2-watt stereo speakers, and dual HDMI ports for "the ultimate in connectivity and control".
The monitor also comes packed with BenQ's Black eQualizer, Display Mode to quickly switch between seven monitor screen sizes, and Smart Scaling to scale the screen on-the-fly to virtually any custom size – ranging from a 24-inch 1080p display to a traditional 17-inch 4:3 format — without impacting controller sensitivity.
Naturally I took to the older RL2450HT instead (it was hooked up to iBuyPower's new Revolt PC) which a BenQ rep said has been on the market for about a year, but little known. Developed specifically for PC gaming, it featured a cool 4-button switch that allows gamers to adjust the black levels on the fly. This makes it super easy to quickly adjust lighting when switching to sniper mode and taking headshots in the dark. The display's stand also had a cool hook on the back for conveniently hanging your headset.
Also on hand was the "world's first" affordable 3D HD Home Theater projector, the W1080ST for $1,299 USD. This thing can essentially eliminate your HDTV, casting a Full HD 1080p 3D image on your wall using DarkChip3 DLP Technology. Tech specs included 2,000 ANSI Lumens, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, dual HDMI inputs, and SmartEco Technology for 60-percent more power savings than a similar projector. Switching out the bulbs also seemed to be a snap.
Also seen in this batch of images is a cool iPhone projector, the Joybee GP2.
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