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BenQ Now Shipping XL-Z Series Gaming Monitors

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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.

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    Bondfc11 , April 23, 2014 5:24 PM
    27" at 1920 x 1080? Who buys that crap?
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    edogawa , April 23, 2014 5:43 PM
    27" at 1920 x 1080? Who buys that crap?

    I do, 1080P at 27 inches doesn't bother me very much, but that's not to say I don't prefer 1440P or 4k.
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    Bondfc11 , April 23, 2014 9:43 PM
    Cool now I have heard from someone who uses one! My point was at 1080 27" panels appear so pixelated to me. I am spoiled by my 1440 IPS panels.
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    pezonator , April 23, 2014 9:45 PM
    After going from 1080P to 1440P, it is night and day difference, I will never go back. I've used a 1080p 120Hz screen and yes it's nice but the lower Res is painful. I have a 27 inch Dell at 1440p and a 290X, example of Skyrim modded to look amazing, runs at 40 fps, when it gets up to 60 fps, it feels ultra smooth, almost too smooth. so 120 fps would be wasted graphics power. "oh but what about FPS games" I hear you say. 60fps BF4 is awesome. What needs to happen is gaming 1440p monitors at 60Hz with low input lag and good color reproduction. Omg, color makes a huge difference but that's another story :) 
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    nolarrow , April 23, 2014 9:45 PM
    potential technological difficulties aside, as a gamer it is difficult to achieve 140 fps minimum to satisfy the 140hz monitor without sacrificing resolution. Anything above 1080p would be too difficult for the majority of gamers to achieve 140+ fps on a modern game.
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    nilfisktun , April 24, 2014 12:20 AM
    Where is the g-sync???
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    ubercake , April 24, 2014 4:50 AM
    Where is the g-sync???

    That's what I'm talking about. We're supposed to be seeing 2560x1440 monitors with G-sync by now. A fast response/fast refresh monitor in a 1080p package is something we've been looking at for the last 5+ years. There's really nothing new here. And BenQ wants $530 for 27" old news? That's silly. And $499 for the 24"???

    Q2 is when we were supposed to see G-sync monitors at 2560x1440. Where are they, monitor manufacturers?
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    Steveymoo , April 24, 2014 7:33 AM
    "conQuer" ? Seriously?? Was this publicity bit written by an 8 year old child?
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    J_E_D_70 , April 24, 2014 10:01 AM
    I went in to a store and looked an a 27" 1080 Asus monitor and thought it looked amazing. Not following the folks that talk about pixellation or screen door. It's good to have bad eyes I guess since I can buy cheaper monitors and not have to run SLI to drive a 1440+ monitor...
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    10tacle , April 24, 2014 10:07 AM
    No G-synch, no 1440p. This is not even newsworthy.