We normally review premium projectors for gaming, made by BenQ and others, but today we’ve got something different: a £100 mini-projector, designed for portability while still having a good laundry list of features. It’s called the DBPOWER T20, and it’s on the review bench today. Let’s get started!SpecificationsTFT LCD imaging technology 1500 lumens brightness 1000:1 contrast ratio 16:10 aspect ratio 1.4:1 projection ratio 800 x 480 native resolution 1920 x 1080 supported 15 degree manual keystone 1.5 to 5 metre throw distance 32 to 176 inch screen size Comes with remote, AV cable, HDMI cable, manualDesign
As expected, the T20 is a [...]
AOC are well known for their industrial design and good value-for-money monitors, and both seem well represented by their 35-inch curved gaming monitor, the AG352QCX. This monitor is relatively inexpensive given its size, with a moderate 2560 x 1080 resolution, but still manages to include a high 200Hz refresh rate and a litany of modes and features.
Let’s begin our review with a look at its design.Design
The focal point of the AG352QCX is the MVA panel, which measures 35 inches along the diagonal and reaches a resolution of 2560 x 1080. That’s not the highest pixel density we’ve seen on a monitor of this size, but it does ensure that you [...]
The BenQ W1210ST is a £900 projector designed for gamers, boasting features that minimise input lag and boost contrast. This is also a short throw projector, meaning it can produce a sizeable image at a distance of only one or two metres. We’ve got a unit in to review (and a couple of PS4 games) courtesy of BenQ themselves, so let’s get cracking!FeaturesLow Input Lag for Smoother Gaming Unique Game Mode / Game Bright Mode 10Wx2 Speakers Powered by BenQ CinemaMaster Audio Enhancer Superior Short Throw Projection (100” @ 1.5 meter) Native 1080p Full-HD Image Quality Spectacular Color Delivered by Optimized 6x RGBRGB Color Wheel for video [...]
This 1080p gaming monitor from BenQ has it all: a 31.5-inch display with 1800R curvature, a high refresh rate of 144Hz and a VA panel that boasts high contrast, good colour accuracy and decent viewing angles too. It’s not the highest resolution panel in the world, but that makes it a lot easier to hit its high refresh rate. It’s a strong set of specs, but how does it perform in the real world? Let’s put it to the test!Design
The EX3200R is a stylish monitor with medium-size bezels and a noticeably curved display. The curvature provides a more immersive experience, fitting the screen more easily into your peripheral vision, and in turn making it a [...]
How does BenQ’s entry-level 144Hz monitor stand up against the competition? Let’s take a look.Design
The XL2411 has a slightly asymmetric design, with a chunkier bezel on the bottom right corner which houses the downward-facing buttons for the on-screen display. Apart from this, the bezels are of moderate thickness on all four sides, making this monitor less than ideal for multi-monitor setups. The lips around the screen are apparently specially designed to minimise distractions caused by reflections, although we couldn’t notice any specific difference in a blind trial.
The monitor is constructed from black matte plastic, with none of the red accents [...]
Let’s take a closer look at the XL2540 in our full review.Design
The XL2540 offers a continued evolution of BenQ / Zowie’s line of gaming monitors. As expected, we have a bright 24.5-inch TN panel surrounded by a bezel of moderate thickness. There’s no BenQ or Zowie logo on the front of the monitor, and the shape of the bezel has even been optimised to minimise distracting reflections.
In the bottom right, we have the power LED and a quintet of front-mounted OSD buttons. I love front-mounted buttons, because they make it so much easier to change settings without getting confused about what each button does — something [...]