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 [...]
Right now, there’s one choice for gamers with high-end PCs to make: do you want a 4K monitor at 60Hz or a 1440p monitor at 144Hz? If it’s the latter, then you should take a look at the XF270HU. As well as hitting that desirable 1440p and 144Hz spec, the XF also comes with an IPS display for better viewing angles and colour accuracy over the usual TN panels. Best of all, it’s available for around £470. Let’s put it to the test.
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.
I’ve seen ViewSonic monitors since I’ve been a kid, but I didn’t know that they made gaming monitors until I was asked to take a look at the XG2401. This monitor seems to hit all the boxes for a 24-inch gaming monitor these days: 1080p resolution, 144Hz, and some kind of adaptive sync support (in this case, AMD’s FreeSync). Let’s put it to the test, and see if ViewSonic’s efforts rank against their better-known competition!
On the 23rd of July, I became a pro gamer. At a BenQ press event, I defeated a field of a few dozen journalists by setting the best lap time in Project Cars at the wheel of a blisteringly fast Le Mans prototype. My prize: an XR3501, an ultra-wide 144Hz gaming monitor.
I was so happy that I volunteered to take the monitor back home myself, just so I could show my flatmates as soon as possible. It was a bit of a struggle carrying the 16 kilogram box, but a friend in London and inquisitive strangers made the journey much more fun. Some five hours and four trains later, I finally made it to my top floor flat in Bristol in triumph.
The 24-inch BL2420U is the little brother of one of our favourite BenQ monitors at XSReviews, the BL3201PT. Like its peers, it comes with a full-sRGB IPS panel, an incredibly sharp 4K resolution and a plethora of special modes and added features. This was a winning combination at 32 inches, so how does it work at 24 inches and £380? Let’s find out.Buy from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.co.ukSpecifications & Features Panel23.6-inch IPS panel with LED backlight 16.7 million colours, 8-bit colour depth 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution at 60 Hz 100% sRGB coverage Blue light reduction, CAD/CAM modes 1000:1 native contrast 300 nits brightness 178 L/R, 178 U/D viewing [...]