Monday, June 10th 2019

BenQ Announces the ZOWIE XL2731 Gaming Monitor

BenQ announces the ZOWIE XL2731 monitor. The XL2731 is a 27 inch PC e-Sports monitor with native 144Hz refresh rate providing gamers with another option to suit their personal preference. It has the features of Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, Height Adjustable Stand and works with computer that is able to generate up to 144 frames per second (fps). The XL-series features the premiere monitors for PC e-Sports, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and responsive experience, and the clearest images to arm you for competition.
Features:
  • Spot Hidden Enemies: Never fall victim to some cowardly camper in a dark corner again. Black eQualizer increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas.
  • Optimize Gaming Precision: Color Vibrance gives you the flexibility to easily tune preferred color tone and makes color grading more defined. With 20 levels of Color Vibrance settings, you can get specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay.
  • Personalize Viewing Angles: The Height Adjustable Stand can be operated with just one finger so you can easily adjust the height of the monitor to your preferred viewing angle, maximizing your comfort.
  • Comfort for Long-Lasting Play: Flicker-free technology helps reduce eye strain, which can help keep you practicing the extended hours needed to keep you at the top of your game.
  • Minimize Visual Distractions: Concentration is a key factor for e-Sports. The XL-series LCD frame was specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen, keeping your focus on the game.
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7 Comments on BenQ Announces the ZOWIE XL2731 Gaming Monitor

#1
lynx29
1080p 27" 144hz. whay year is this bro?

gigabytes new monitor is TN 8 bit and has 100% srgb and 240hz... prob costs the same as this overpriced benq LOL
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#2
PerfectWave
we are talking about a monitor and there is not written the resolution ..........
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#3
Vayra86
lynx29 said:

1080p 27" 144hz. whay year is this bro?

gigabytes new monitor is TN 8 bit and has 100% srgb and 240hz... prob costs the same as this overpriced benq LOL
And its just as useless with those specs as this one. Still reselling TN with retarded added features. 8 bit as if its a perk on a panel that can barely hit over 1000:1, 240hz while 95% of all games will never see that FPS.

Polished turds. TN has one real perk: low price. If it lacks that, avoid. You will be reminded TN is crap every time you move in your chair ;)
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#4
Manu_PT
Guys, again bashing TN? How many times we have to repeat that TN is basically for people that take multiplayer shooters seriously and want to be competitive? Last time I tried to play Quake on IPS panel I got a headache in 10 minutes with all the blur fest, it didn´t even seem the same game. Every single fast mouse movement = blurry image, it was shocking.

For Witcher 3 or Tomb raider, yeah IPS or VA defo, even prefer VA tbh due to the contrast. But for online gaming TN is king and only Oled/Micro led can kill it. Pixel response time and motion clarity are everything on those situations, so the 240hz TN makes sense for people that play those games. Apex, Quake, Black Ops 4, battalion, etc.
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#5
BakerMan1971
Manu_PT said:

Guys, again bashing TN? How many times we have to repeat that TN is basically for people that take multiplayer shooters seriously and want to be competitive? Last time I tried to play Quake on IPS panel I got a headache in 10 minutes with all the blur fest, it didn´t even seem the same game. Every single fast mouse movement = blurry image, it was shocking.

For Witcher 3 or Tomb raider, yeah IPS or VA defo, even prefer VA tbh due to the contrast. But for online gaming TN is king and only Oled/Micro led can kill it. Pixel response time and motion clarity are everything on those situations, so the 240hz TN makes sense for people that play those games. Apex, Quake, Black Ops 4, battalion, etc.
I totally agree that TN panels have been fine for high performance, but we are in an age where VA panels at 144Hz are affordable and it seems some brands do try to cash in a little bit
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#6
Midland Dog
crappy buy, get the xl2430 or a smaller panel for 1080p
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#7
Vayra86
Manu_PT said:

Guys, again bashing TN? How many times we I have to repeat that TN is basically for people that take multiplayer shooters seriously
FTFY ;)

Misplaced elitism has no place here. Fact is the vast, vast majority of gamers takes it just as seriously as the next guy in each personal opinion. A smaller group of those considers themselves 'pro gamers' and a tiny, tiny minority of them is actually playing at a level that might approach that. 'Play seriously'... as long as you're not making money with it, you're just as serious as the 10 year old next door playing Mario. Try harder.

Placebo is a thing and TN monitors tickle that concept all the time. The profit of 2-6ms is negligible on the latency of the entire pipeline. You're talking about a 10% gain at the very best versus a 'slow' (normal- TN used to be just as slow or worse, and yet, people played on those competitively for many years - yes even CS) IPS or VA - and the gap is getting smaller still. On top of that you're playing online and not over LAN like the real pro's do at events, so you're already looking at many other factors that will impact the experience and latency much more than a monitor ever will.

To each their own, but the fact remains TN is inferior and belongs in a niche as you say. And being niche means price gets inflated. There's no getting around that. The irony here is that TN is actually the cheapest display tech you can use. Fools and money are parted with barely measurable 'low latency' claims. And you're right, once seen, its hard to unsee, its how the mind works.

That doesn't even touch on the other facts with going ever higher in refresh rate: diminishing returns and an ever diminishing catalog of games actually able to run at that framerate, the higher you go. Anyway, we've been here before, we bash TN, get used to it :)
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