BenQ unveiled its XL2420G and XL2720G (pictured) G-Sync monitors at this week's International CES convention in Las Vegas. We'd spoken with BenQ's VP of Business Line Management, JY Hu, back in April 2011, nearly three years ago, just as the company announced its intention to get into gaming monitors.
BenQ knows how to manufacture electronics, but these monitors were built with the help of professional Counter-Strike players, Emil "HeatoN" Christensen and Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed, both from world-renown gaming team Ninjas in Pyjamas. Their reputation precedes them. They aided in the testing of the monitors' "RevolutionEyes technology featuring ZeroFlicker, Black Equalizer, and Low Blue Light capabilities."
No announced price tag for the monitors yet. BenQ expects to launch the XL2420G and XL2720G sometime in the first quarter of this year.
BenQ Releases G-Sync Gaming Monitors
New G-Sync-Enabled XL Series Displays Provide Tear-Free Imaging and RevolutionEyes™ Technology for Faster, Smoother Gaming Action
LAS VEGAS, 2014 International CES — Jan. 6, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned LED and gaming monitor expert, today announced the unveiling of two new gaming monitors at this year's International CES. Featuring NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, the company's new XL2420G and XL2720G displays eliminate performance issues related to image tearing, stuttering, and latency — providing gamers with the ultimate in smooth, fast-action play. The monitors come equipped with BenQ's RevolutionEyes™ technology, helping users take a turn for the better by providing the comfort needed for exceptional monitor performance during competitive play.
"Our new line of G-Sync gaming monitors confirms BenQ's commitment to making the market's most advanced technologies available to today's avid gaming community," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for BenQ America Corp. "Equipped with three new gaming modes powered by G-Sync technology, our innovative XL monitors feature seamless graphic card synchronization for the smoothest picture quality possible. The monitors also come pre-loaded with BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology featuring ZeroFlicker, Black Equalizer, and Low Blue Light capabilities — providing competitive players with the critical performance tools needed for edging out their opponents."
Based on BenQ's market-changing XL gaming monitor series, the new XL2420G and XL2720G displays add three new G-Sync gaming modes to further augment the gaming experience: the G-Sync Mode for smooth, low-latency gaming; Low Motion Blur Mode for CRT-like sharpness of moving objects; and a full-featured 3D Vision Mode to create more lifelike on-screen action. By synchronizing the displays' refresh rate to the graphic cards' GPU, G-Sync technology eliminates screen tearing for better graphic integrity, minimizes stutter for smoother gaming, and reduces input lag for seamless, low-latency gaming responses. The result is scenes that display instantly, sharper object resolutions, and smoother overall gameplay.
To increase visual comfort, the 24-inch (XL2420G) and 27-inch (XL2720G) displays feature BenQ's new RevolutionEyes technology. Including ZeroFlicker™ capabilities, the monitors eliminate traditional LED flicker issues to support eSports enthusiasts in longer gaming sessions by providing more comfort during competitive action. The RevolutionEyes monitors also feature BenQ's Black eQualizer, which enables total gaming visibility by allowing players to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels, revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. The duo also brings an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and GTG response time for faster pixel rates — giving players complete control over their gaming experience.
For even more gaming comfort, the display duo is equipped with Low Blue Light technology. Designed to manage the exposure of blue spectrum light, the monitors help gamers protect their eyes during extended periods by providing several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting picture quality. For setup flexibility, the monitors are fully height-adjustable and feature an intuitive on-screen user interface.
BenQ's new XL2420G and XL2720G G-Sync monitors are expected to ship in Q1 2014. More information on BenQ's full line of gaming monitors is available at www.BenQ.us.