BenQ announce mysterious Zowie XL2735Z eSports monitor


The BenQ XL2730Z is one of top-rated monitors here at XSReviews, boasting a winning combination of a high refresh rate, an expansive resolution and a plethora of extra features. BenQ just announced its successor, the XL2735Z, and they’re releasing it under the Zowie gaming brand they acquired late last year.

Interestingly, there’s very little information about the XL2735Z available — not even a photo; the one above is of the XL2730Z. BenQ jumped 10 digits for the successor to the XL2720Z to get to the XL2730Z, so a jump of only five numbers suggests a somewhat smaller upgrade this time around. BenQ’s press release also seems to suggest that not much has changed in the new model:

The new ZOWIE XL2735 will be on display for the first time ever during DreamHack Summer @ the ZOWIE booth. As numbers and specs do not tell the whole story, join us for a first-hand experience with the new monitor to see the difference for yourself.

The XL2730Z was a TN-technology monitor with a 144Hz screen and 1440p resolution, so the only possible upgrades to the core specifications would be a move to 165Hz or a switch to an IPS-style panel — both changes we’ve seen on monitors from two BenQ competitors, with the Asus PG279Q and the Acer XB270HU.

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It’ll be interesting to see what changes BenQ Zowie has in store for us. The monitors will be shown off at DreamHack Summer on the 18th of June, so we don’t have too long to wait.

What do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aorus announce X7 DT laptop with RGB Fusion keyboard, overclocked Core i7 and desktop GTX 980 GPU

Earlier today we covered Gigabyte’s Computex offerings, and now it’s time to look at what sister company Aorus are cooking up. They’ve announced a new laptop, the X7 DT, which looks like an absolute beast. It’s already won a Computex 2016 Design and Innovation Award, and the specs look just insane. Continue reading

Gigabyte announce slim, long-lasting Aero 14 gaming laptop at Computex


It’s Computex 2016, and that means big announcements from PC makers across the world. Gigabyte took the chance to announce a completely new laptop, the Aero 14. After 66 P-series laptops, it’s definitely time for a change – so let’s take a look at the new blood, which Gigabyte claim is the ‘most portable 14-inch laptop’. Continue reading

Gigabyte P57W and P57K gaming laptops available now with USB-C, DDR4 and Skylake

1. The P57W comes with all four new features that the 14nm Skylake architecture has to offer

Gigabyte’s latest laptop is the 17.3-inch P57, which was announced at CES earlier this year and is now available online. It comes in two flavours: the mid-range P57K and more powerful P57W. Like the P35X v5 that we reviewed last month, it comes well-stocked with new-age tech, including a USB Type-C port, HDMI 2.0 and DDR4 RAM.

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Corsair announce upgraded 10,000 DPI Sabre RGB mouse


Today Corsair announced their latest mouse, an upgraded version of the Sabre with a new 10,000 DPI sensor.

Like many new mice, the new Sabre’s high-DPI sensor is optical instead of laser; these sensors are preferred by many competitive gamers thanks to their lack of acceleration or interpolation, factors that can make accuracy harder to learn. 10,000 DPI is probably higher than anyone will actually use — I’m currently on 800 DPI and mulling a switch to 400 DPI — but it’s nice to have the option, I suppose.

The new Sabre also includes a nice swathe of lighting features, including four lightable zones and full RGB lighting that let you pick one of 16.8 million colours (in theory). There’s also a DPI indicator, which changes from colour to colour to let you know what DPI setting you’re currently on. Continue reading