BenQ Now Shipping XL-Z Series Gaming Monitors
BenQ America announced on Wednesday the availability of three new additions to its XL-Z series of first person shooter-focused gaming monitors. These three displays include the company’s RevolutionEyes technology, Motion Blur Reduction, Low Blue Light, ZeroFlicker, and gaming refresh rate optimization management (GROM).
"The design of our gaming monitors reflects our overall philosophy of delivering market-first features that give gamers an opportunity to conQuer the game. That’s why we design all of our gaming products in close collaboration with professional gamers," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp.
Available now are the company’s 27-inch model (XL2720Z) and two 24-inch models (XL2420Z and XL2411Z). As of this writing, the two 24-inch models weren’t listed on the website, but the specs of the 27-inch monitor shows a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a brightness of 300 cd/m2, a typical native contrast of 1000:1, and a typical dynamic contrast ratio of 12M:1. The response time is 1ms GTG and the vertical refresh rate is 100/120/144 Hz.
Thanks to the Motion Blur Reduction technology, blurring effects and associated eye fatigue are dramatically reduced on the majority of the screen for a smoother experience. The company admits that ghosting and/or crosstalk haven’t been fully eliminated, but at least gamers will see a substantial improvement in how action moves across the screen.
With Low Blue Light technology, the monitors can manage the exposure of blue spectrum light emitted, making the action on the screen easier on the eyes. There are actually several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting quality.
These monitors also support authorized third-party applications. For example, the BlurBusters Strobe Utility optimizes the XL-Z series monitors’ blur reduction settings, allowing gamers to customize their monitors according to their own personal gaming preferences.
“With the GROM management system, gamers also gain the freedom to custom-build their personal gaming experience according to viewing preferences such as refresh rates (100/120/144Hz), display resolutions, and screen sizes,” states the PR.
BenQ’s new XL2720Z gaming monitor retails for $529, while the XL2420Z and XL2411Z retail for $499.99 and $329 respectively.