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BenQ Announces SW271 Monitor for Professional Photographers

BenQ, internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, introduced today SW271, a 4K UHD 27" monitor offering industry-standard HDR10 support and advanced color performance for photographers. Covering 99% of Adobe RGB, and 100% of both sRGB and Rec. 709, SW271 delivers the ultimate color accuracy of Delta E≦2 performance with its 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT). "We are proud to present SW271, which joins our full line of professional monitors purpose-engineered for photographers," said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. "SW271 brings photo enthusiasts professional-grade performance, specialized tools, and advanced calibration for color-critical applications."

To display each color across its broad color gamut with perfect accuracy, SW271 utilizes an advanced 14-bit 3D LUT to achieve Delta E values of two or better. Technicolor Color Certified to meet strict color accuracy standards used in Hollywood and entertainment media, SW271's 10-bit 27" IPS panel delivers authentic colors as envisioned by content creators. Producing intense photographic realism and color depth by expanding the dynamic range between true darkness and high brightness, SW271 clearly displays high-resolution images from sophisticated DSLRs and other HDR source devices.

BenQ announces ZOWIE XL 2546 PC e-Sports Monitor with DyAc

Since its release in Dec. 2016, the XL2540 has become the monitor of choice for tournaments such as ESL Pro League Season 5, ESL ONE Cologne, PGL, DreamHack Open Series and other tournaments with competitive FPS titles. The new XL2546 has the same increased smoothness that was introduced in the XL2540 and the addition of DyAc provides increased movement clarity in-game. Actions with vigorous screen movement, such as spraying of weapons will benefit most from DyAc as being able to see more clearly can help with recoil control.

Like the XL2540, the benefits of the XL2546 and its native 240Hz refresh rate can be fully activated when the computer generates over 240 frames per second(FPS). As such, one should make certain their PC performance is up to par before considering either monitor. The ZOWIE XL 2546 with DyAc will make its tournament debut at DreamHack Atlanta 2017 where it has been selected as the official monitor.

BenQ Announces the PD2500Q Professional Monitor

BenQ, internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, today introduced the PD2500Q designer monitor, the first of its displays to be individually calibrated by factory engineers to produce 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 color precision. Furthermore, BenQ announced that all PD Series designer monitors will be professionally factory-calibrated going forward.

"PD2500Q is a declaration of BenQ's commitment to optimize professional display performance,"" said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. "Our significant resource investment to individual color calibration ensures PD Series monitors provide precise details to enable designers to create perfection."

BenQ Announces Flagship Photographer Monitor SW320

BenQ, internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the SW320 photographer monitor, a 31.5-inch 4K display with class-leading color performance and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. Spanning a wide color gamut covering 99% of Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB, Rec. 709, and the digital cinema industry's DCI-P3 color space, SW320's true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit lookup table (LUT) deliver spectacular color quality with precise ≤2 Delta E values.

"SW320 represents the pinnacle of BenQ color-critical display technology," said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. "This wide color gamut HDR monitor takes professional imaging to new heights, fulfilling the demanding and exacting requirements of photography enthusiasts."

BenQ Intros the EW3270ZL Eye-Care Monitor

BenQ introduced the EW3270ZL Eye-Care monitor. This 32-inch monitor features a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, with a design focus on being easy on the eyes. This include dynamic brightness adjustment that senses the ambient lighting; and a non-PWM method of adjusting brightness of the LED back-lighting (prevents micro-flickering). Under the hood is an AMVA+ panel with 10 bpc (1.07 billion colors) support.

Other key display features include 4 ms response time (GTG), 178°/178° viewing-angles, 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, native contrast ratio of 3,000:1 (static), and dynamic mega-contrast. The display takes input from HDMI 1.4 (native resolution at 30 Hz), DisplayPort 1.2 (native resolution at 60 Hz), and mini-DisplayPort (native resolution at 60 Hz). Other features include 2W stereo speakers. The stand allows basic tilt adjustments. The company didn't reveal pricing.

BenQ Announces the ZOWIE XL2540 e-Sports Gaming Monitor

BenQ announces the new ZOWIE XL2540 monitor, providing additional options for the fulfillment of individual gaming experience. From its inception, ZOWIE has been dedicated to the development of e-Sports equipment to enable competitive gamers to play to the best of their abilities.

As the latest addition to the XL series for PC e-Sports, XL2540 introduces increased smoothness in-game and its native 240Hz refresh rate can be fully activated to deliver different levels of gameplay experience when the computer generates over 240 frames per second (fps). And as such, people looking for the monitor should make sure their PC performance is up to par.

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 375.57 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce Game Ready drivers. The new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers come game-ready for "Battlefield 1," "Civilization VI," and "Titanfall 2." The drivers are also recommended for the best VR experience with "Eagle Flight" and "Serious Sam VR." The drivers also fix flickering noticed with "Mirror's Edge Catalyst" on GeForce GTX 980M, decal corruption on "Overwatch," and display signal loss when switching between 144 Hz to 240 Hz refresh-rate, on BenQ Zowie monitors. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.57 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

BenQ Announces the ZOWIE FK1+ Gaming Mouse

BenQ today unveiled a new product by its ZOWIE eSports brand, the FK1+ ambidextrous gaming mouse. This model is based on the FK1, basically packing the same features, but is slightly bigger (wider by 2 mm, taller by 1 mm) and heavier (95 grams compared to the FK's 90g).

Made for gamers who use the claw grip, the FK1+ has an optical sensor (Pixart 3310), a maximum DPI of 3200, seven buttons, a 1000 Hz polling rate, and a 2 meter long USB cable. No word on pricing but the FK1 is $60/60 Euro and it's likely the FK+ will be around that.

BenQ Unveils the BL2420Z Low Blue-light Monitor

BenQ unveiled a new 24-inch business monitor for people who spend long hours looking at mostly bright screens. The new BL2420Z features a low blue-light mode, which works to reduce eye strain by reducing harmful blue-light by up to 70 percent. The monitor also uses a non-PWM method of reducing brightness of its LED back-lighting, making it flicker-free.

The rest of its specifications are pretty mainstream - Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 250 cd/m² maximum brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° maximum viewing angles, and inputs that include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub. a 2-port USB hub and 2W stereo speakers make up the rest of it. The monitor's most striking feature is its stand which appears to be carried over from some of the company's gaming-grade monitors, and features a headset stand. BenQ didn't reveal pricing.

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

AMD released its latest Catalyst software update. Version 15.9 Beta brings you game optimizations for Star Wars Battlefront Beta, and Fable Legends. It also resolves an issue where DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) support was not being reported by DXDIAG on supported Radeon graphics cards; a Dragon Age: Inquisition related bug in Mantle API mode; and frame-stutter in Assassin's Creed Unity, in CrossFire mode. Some issues related to BenQ's 144 Hz FreeSync monitors were also fixed.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta for Windows 10/8.1/7 32-bit | Windows 10/8.1/7 64-bit

BenQ Announces XR3501 Curved Cinematic-Widescreen Monitor for Gaming

BenQ announced the XR3501, a 35-inch curved, cinematic-widescreen monitor, which it recommends for motorsport gaming. The monitor packs a curved 21:9 aspect-ratio panel, with 2560 x 1080 pixels resolution, 144 Hz refresh-rate, 4 ms response time (GTG), 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 2000:1 static contrast ratio. It offers 178°/178° viewing angles. Its racy looking chrome stand suspends the monitor over a hinge, letting you tilt it vertically by 15°. Inputs include DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort, two HDMI 1.4, and an analog audio input. Other features include 3 game mode display setting presets. The XR3501 will be generally available some time in August, 2015.

Racing Gets Real with the BenQ XR3501 Curved LCD Gaming Monitor

How real do you want your racing? Do you want to feel the engine rattle your bones and your stomach drop as you take a banked curve at nearly 200 miles per hour? Get ready, because BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions provider - and professional gaming monitor pioneer - today released the ultimate high-performance curved LCD monitor designed for a more immersive racing experience: the XR3501. Created for demanding racing gamers, the XR3501straps players in the driver's seat with its 2000R curvature - the most of any LCD monitor - and extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio.

Racing gamers want a real driving experience, and that is exactly what the XR3501 delivers in a high-speed feast for the senses that will have players living every heart-pounding moment of the race. Designed with extensive input from experts on and off the track, the XR3501features a full 35-inch screen and 2560x1080 resolution for visuals that will make you brace for every intense turn as you fight to break free of the pack. The 144Hz refresh rate keeps the action flowing smoothly for an experience that is as real as racing gets without a trip to the track.

BenQ XL2730Z 27-inch AMD FreeSync Monitor to Launch Next Week

BenQ XL2730Z, a 27-inch monitor featuring support for AMD FreeSync, will be available from April 30. Designed for gaming PC builds, the XL2730Z offers WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) native resolution, with 144 Hz refresh rate, and 1 ms response time. It can synchronize its refresh-rate with the GPU's output frame-rate between 40 Hz and 144 Hz. To be able to use FreeSync, you need to plug the monitor to a graphics card featuring DisplayPort 1.2a (or higher) output. Currently, only select AMD Radeon GPUs, such as the R9 285, R9 290, R9 290X, and R9 295X2 support DP 1.2a. Other vitals include 170°/160° (H/V) viewing angles, 120,000:1 contrast-ratio, and 350 cd/m² maximum brightness. Slick looks aside, its gamer-friendly features include an accessible physical control pad, a USB 3.0 hub, and a headset stand. The XL2730Z will be priced at US $599.

AMD and Technology Partners Showcase World's First Shipping FreeSync Displays

2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - AMD today announced the expansion of the FreeSync ecosystem as technology partners including BenQ, LG Electronics, Nixeus, Samsung, and Viewsonic showcased their upcoming commercially available FreeSync-enabled displays at the 2015 International CES.

The unveiling of new FreeSync-enabled displays demonstrates the industry's commitment to open standards-based technology that enables improved gaming by synchronizing dynamic refresh rates of the displays to the frame rate of AMD Radeon R-Series graphics cards and current generation APUs. The result greatly reduces input latency and helps reduce or eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback. The new displays range in size between 24" to 34", supporting refresh rates of 30 to 144 Hz, and resolutions of 1080p up to Ultra HD, offering a variety of options for every gamer's needs and at virtually every price point.

BenQ Outs the XL2430T Gaming PC Monitor

BenQ rolled out the XL2430T gaming PC monitor. This 24-inch monitor features a TN-film panel, with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 1 ms (GTG) response time, 144 Hz refresh rate, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast. Its selling point is a feature-called GROM (gaming refresh-rate optimization management), which adjusts refresh-rates between steps of 75 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, and 144 Hz, depending on the content's frame-rate, to minimize stuttering or page-tearing. The monitor features BenQ's signature black+red color-scheme, with controls along the stand, so you don't have to reach out to tacky buttons along the panel. Display inputs include dual-link DVI, DisplayPort (both of which are required for GROM and >75 Hz refresh rates), two HDMI and one D-Sub (refresh-rate is capped at 75 Hz). Other features include headphone and microphone jacks. BenQ didn't announce pricing.

BenQ Shipping Latest GW Series RevolutionEyes Monitors in the US

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced its new additions to the GW Series of mainstream monitors, the GW2765HT and GW2265HM. Featuring BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology, the displays blend perfectly within any living space or office décor with stylish attributes such as high-gloss frames, curvaceous stands, and extremely slim bezels that enable sharper-looking single or multidisplay configurations for placement in any setting.

Sporting a 27-inch 2560x1440 Wide Quad HD (WQHD) resolution, BenQ's GW2765HT IPS monitor delivers over 77 percent more work space and higher pixels per inch (ppi) when compared to conventional 1920 x1080 full HD monitors. This results in less time spent zooming and scrolling as well as sharper and more precise viewing experiences. The 21.5-inch GW2265HM VA monitor's 1920 x1080 native resolution and 3000:1 contrast ratio as well as its compact size make it a perfect fit for a dorm room or home office.

BenQ Readies the EZ2450L 23.8-Inch IPS Monitor

Continuing to expand its monitor lineup, BenQ is currently preparing the release of a new IPS-packing widescreen monitor, the multimedia-focused EZ2450L. This first member of the EZ Series is equipped with a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) panel and has 'ultra-slim' bezels, a flicker-free backlight, a Low Blue Light mode to reduce blue light exposure, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for easy streaming from a MHL-enabled mobile device, plus a function called Smart Focus for ' distraction-free viewing'.

BenQ's monitor also features 178/178-degree viewing angles, a 4 ms GTG response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, two 2 W speakers, and D-Sub and dual-HDMI connectors. The EZ2450L has yet to be priced.

Source: TFT Central

BenQ XL2420G 'Hybrid Engine' G-SYNC Monitor Coming This Fall

BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions provider and professional gaming monitor pioneer, unveiled today the world's first hybrid engine G-SYNC gaming monitor: the XL2420G. Engineered to push the limits of display technology with market-driving innovation, the XL2420G is a solid successor of all the best of BenQ and a true game changer in the midst of a G-SYNC revolution.

Unlike any G-SYNC gaming monitor in the market, this brilliant creation gives gamers the freedom to switch between BenQ's proprietary Classic Mode, which offers unmatched maneuverability to customize every gameplay to your liking, and the G-SYNC Mode, which utilizes NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology to deliver unprecedented speed for buttery smooth on-screen action. Brilliant and fierce, the XL2420G is by far the best gaming monitor for those seeking to own the best of both worlds.

BenQ to Release the BL2700HT 27-Inch AMVA Monitor

BenQ will soon be rolling out a new business-oriented widescreen monitor, a model called BL2700HT that makes use of an AMVA+ panel. The upcoming display features a flicker-free backlight, a Low Blue Light mode (reduces blue light exposure) and has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 178/178 degree viewing angles, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 4 ms (GtG) response time.

The BL2700HT also has slim bezels to and offers dual 1 W speakers, D-Sub, DVI and HDMI 1.4 connectivity, plus a stand enabling swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustment. No word yet on pricing.

Source: TFT Central

BenQ Takes Stand on Safeguarding Eye Health with Eye-care Monitors

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and VA LED monitor expert, today announced the offering of its new Eye-care Series monitors as a permanent addition to its monitor product line, stressing on its commitment to safeguard eye vision and to always act first on offering the most comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience to users around the world - because eye health matters.

Developed based on the findings of extensive eye-care research and in-depth consumer focus groups, the Eye-care Series monitors feature BenQ's exclusive Flicker-free technology and four Low Blue Light Modes for office, web-surfing, multimedia and reading use, meeting the day-to-day needs of heavy computer users who are concerned about eyestrain, as well as notebook users who are seeking to extend their flickering small-size notebook screen onto a bigger, Flicker-free screen.

BenQ Readies the BL3200PT 32-Inch AMVA Monitor

BenQ is currently preparing the release of the BL3200PT, a 32-inch monitor equipped with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMVA panel. This model makes use of Flicker-free technology to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels and also features four blue light reduction modes (Multimedia - 30% reduction, Web-surfing - 50% reduction, Office - 60% reduction, Reading - 70% reduction), an ambient light sensor (to automatically adjust brightness), and a stand enabling tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustment.

The BL3200PT has a 3,000:1 contrast ratio (20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio), a 4 ms GTG response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness, dual 5 W speakers, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, plus a USB hub with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. BenQ's monitor is expected to ship next month but it's already listed with prices starting at just under 600 Euro.

Source: TFT Central

BenQ XL-Z Series of Gaming Monitors Shipping In the US

BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America, today announced the availability of three new additions to its XL-Z series of first-person shooter (FPS) purpose-built gaming monitors: the 27-inch XL2720Z and 24-inch XL2420Z and XL2411Z widescreen full-HD displays.

Featuring BenQ's exclusive RevolutionEyes technology for exceptional monitor performance, the displays are packed with enhancements such as Motion Blur Reduction, Low Blue Light, ZeroFlicker, gaming refresh rate optimization management (GROM), and 1-ms GTG response times. In addition, the new models offer BenQ's latest firmware, which enables third-party utility support for further optimization options. The end result is striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for hours of action-packed game play.

BenQ Releases RevolutionEyes G Series Mainstream Displays

BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America, today introduced its new GW and GL Series of mainstream monitors. Equipped with BenQ's pioneering RevolutionEyes technology for exceptional monitor performance, the elegantly thin GL2460HM, GL2760H, and GW2760HS displays bring together best-in-class image quality with ZeroFlicker and Low Blue Light settings for enhanced visual comfort encased in stylish silhouettes to enable amazing onscreen experiences while adding a touch of sophistication to any home office or workspace environment.

"Our new G Series monitors are prime examples of BenQ's value on innovation," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "Featuring a clean look, super crisp dynamic contrast ratios, and BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology with exclusive features such as ZeroFlicker and Low Blue Light, we now offer users the best viewing experience for peak performance in any application and across our entire monitor lines."

BenQ Launches the RL2460HT 24-Inch Gaming Monitor

BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions provider and professional gaming monitor pioneer, announced today a new addition to its RL Series: the RL2460HT.

Packed with exclusively designed Fighting Mode and HDMI Output for console games, as well as all the latest features from 1 ms GTG to Flicker-free Technology, Black eQualizer, Low Blue Light Technology and Height Adjustment Stand with Precision Scale System, the 24" novelty is the world's first-ever professional gaming monitor dedicated to optimize the experience of high speed gaming. This is also BenQ's first time to work with professional gamers of this exciting genre, inviting console game legend, Justin Wong of Evil Geniuses, to co-develop the new Fighting Mode.

BenQ Unveils RL2460HT Gaming Monitor

BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned LED and gaming monitor expert, will launch its new RL2460HT gaming monitor at this year's International CES. A dedicated professional monitor for three of the gaming industry's largest categories - console gaming, RTS- and MOBA-style games, and fighting games - the RL2460HT is equipped with BenQ's exclusive RevolutionEyes technology to provide the visual comfort gamers need for better performance during prolonged hours of competitive play.

The new RL2460HT has been specifically optimized for real-time strategy (RTS), first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as the all-new Call of Duty: Ghosts, MOBA-style games like StarCraft ll: Heart of the Swarm, League of Legends, and Defense of the Ancients (Dota 2), as well as for popular fighting games such as Mortal Kombat.
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