Refresh Rate (Hz), Explained!

Posted by Ronald Kim on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

What is Hz(Hertz)?

If you've ever looked into the features of a monitor you will commonly see the abbreviation "Hz.”What is Hz and why does it matter? Named after Heinrich Hertz, hertz is a unit of frequency that defines the number of cycles per second of a periodic phenomenon. When applied to monitors, it basically means that 1 hertz = 1 frame per second. The higher the Hz, the more frames your monitor can display per second.


How many Hz do you need?

The preferable amount of Hz you would need depends on your source. For full registration of your frames, you want have the same or more Hz than frames per second. This way you aren't losing any frames in rendering.

Most major movies and TV broadcasting do not display anything more than 30 frames per second. Console systems like the Xbox and PlayStation generally do not exceed 60 frames per second and 60 Hz. For computers and laptops we recommend 144 Hz. You should try to have the same or more Hz than frames per second when gaming. 3D content requires  120 Hz.


Why is Hz important?

In a FPS game, the higher the Hz the smoother the rendering and less blurring from image artifacts. This is especially important when playing games like first person shooters or ones where scenes and game-play are fast action. The higher Hz and FPS allows for smoother aiming, tracking, and rendering so game-play is enhanced and provides an advantage over those with slower Hz and FPS.



If you're a gamer and looking to upgrade your equipment to increase performance, follow below quick guidelines and check out BenQ's RL and XL series 1 MS response time gaming monitors built for console and computer gaming with the optimal refresh rate (Hz).


Console gaming = 60 Hz   --->      BenQ RL Gaming Monitor



Computer gaming = 144 Hz  --->  BenQ XL Gaming Monitor


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BenQ Partners with the 2015 Triumph Games In Support of US Veterans

Posted by Ronald Kim on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

BenQ Partners with the 2015 Triumph Games In Support of US Veterans

BenQ is proud to announce a partnership with OurVetSuccess®, producer of the Triumph Games. The 2015 Triumph Games will feature 12 world-class veteran athletes competing in three rounds of challenges testing their physical strength, mental acuity, and the will to win for a chance at $100,000. During one of the rounds, the veterans will compete in a gaming segment to test their mental aptitude in the strategy game Hearthstone, utilizing BenQ's RL2460HT monitor.

CBS Sports Network will air the one-hour primetime television special on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET, with a second showing at 10 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network's John Schriffen and Patrick Murphy, who was nominated in September by President Barack Obama to serve as Under Secretary of the U.S. Army and is also  a contributor on MSNBC, will co-host the show.


Event updates are available via the Triumph Games Facebook page, Twitter @TriumphGames15 or #TriumphGames, Instagram @TriumphGames and online at

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Five Ways a Professional Gaming Monitor Gives you a Winning Advantage

Posted by Ronald Kim on Tue, Nov 10, 2015


When it comes to gaming equipment, everyone knows it's vital to have a high performance computer, but the impact of a monitor is sometimes overlooked. Here are five ways a professional gaming monitor gives you a winning advantage.


1.  144 HZ Refresh Rate

The refresh rate of a monitor determines how many frames per second your monitor can display. If the monitor is 144 HZ refresh rate—like the BenQ XL series—you will be able to use and see 144 frames per second, which will provide you with smoother gameplay and dramatically reduced motion blur. These features allow mouse tracking, aiming, and flick shots to be that much easier since you have more frames to work with.


2.  1 MS (GTG) Response Time (0.001 seconds)

Response time is often referred to as "input lag." This is how long it takes for an action from your mouse/keyboard/controller to display on the monitor. The lower the number, the faster the monitor can display your actions. It’s vital to have a monitor that can keep up with your actions because every millisecond counts.

3.  Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light Technology

Let's be real, who only plays video games for an hour? Flicker-free technology eliminates flickering at all brightness levels—effectively reducing eye strain. Low Blue Light Technology filters up to 70 percent of the blue light spectrum, which has been shown to be the main cause of eyestrain, headaches, and sleeping disorders. With Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light Technology, gamers can protect their eyes and enjoy longer gaming sessions.

4.  Black eQualizer Color Engine Technology

I'd say one of the most annoying things is dying to a scumbag camper sitting in the darkest corner of the map. Black eQualizer effectively increases the brightness of all the dark areas without overexposing the light areas. Campers are no longer safe.

5.  Adjustable Viewing Angles

An adjustable monitor stand and the ability to tilt and swivel it allows you to align your eyes exactly how you want to the monitor. We recommend aligning your eyes horizontally and vertically with the mid-point of the monitor (generally where crosshair is placed).



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Curtains Please: treVolo Takes Center Stage at the Luxury Technology Show 2015

Posted by Samantha Richardson on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

BenQ Shows Off Portable Speaker at High-End Tech Event Touting Distinct Design and Sophisticated Sound

We are excited to announce that our award-winning treVolo portable electrostatic Bluetooth® speaker will be featured at this year's Luxury Technology Show.  The show will be held on Sept. 30th at the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The one-of-a-kind showcase brings together the latest innovations from some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge technology brands in categories such as home and business electronics, high-end appliances, mobile devices, and more.

Our uniquely designed treVolo speaker is equipped with dual woofers and dual passive radiators for authentic bass tones. It also features a quad-amplified design that optimizes driver output for maximum performance. treVolo lets music take flight for up to 12 hours on a single charge and adds a convenient speakerphone function — with noise-canceling microphone — so that users can easily make or take calls.

Find the full press release here


For more information on the Luxury Technology Show, please go to

Additional details on BenQ's treVolo electrostatic Bluetooth speaker are available at:



Topics: treVolo electrostatic bluetooth speaker, electrostatic speaker, bluetooth speaker

BenQ Releases SW2700PT Creative Class Monitor for Photography Lovers

Posted by Ronald Kim on Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Today, we are proud to announce the release of our new SW2700PT monitor for the every day photographer!

Made specifically for photography enthusiasts, the 27-inch IPS panel features QHD 2560x1440 resolution, 99% Adobe RGB color space, and BenQ's Eye-Care and RevolutionEyes™ technologies to provide exceptional visual comfort for any photo hobbyist. When combined with the monitor's calibration settings, black-and-white mode, and the convenience of an external controller, the display ensures complete color accuracy, a simple editing process, and the ability to streamline the photo sharing process.

The color management monitor specializes in reproducing color tones with a Delta-E value of less than or equal to two, and features a 14-bit 3D LUT to display the most accurate color mixture for improved RGB color blending. This results in impeccable color and gray tone reproduction.

To increase visual comfort and decrease eye strain during long periods of use, the SW2700PT features BenQ's RevolutionEyes technology, which eliminates flickering at all brightness levels for a healthier user experience. Combined with BenQ's Low Blue Light technology, the ZeroFlicker™ monitor effectively filters visual exposure to the release of blue spectrum light — providing users with a unique value proposition that seeks to maximize eye comfort without any noticeable impact on onscreen imaging or monitor performance.

Available now, the BenQ SW2700PT retails at $629.99. More information on the full line of BenQ products visit

Learn more about the SW2700PT here.

Read the full press release here.


Topics: photographer monitor, • Adobe RGB, • IPS monitor

Win a Trip for 2 to the MLG World Finals in New Orleans

Posted by Ronald Kim on Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Gaming fans, rejoice! This is your opportunity to win a trip for 2 to the Major League Gaming (MLG) world finals in New Orleans with a chance to win 3 BenQ RL2755HM gaming monitors and 10 Micro Center gift cards! 

All you have to do is text "BenQ" to the number 95871.

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BenQ's New treVolo Electrostatic Speaker - First Reviews

Posted by Bob Wudeck on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

BenQ treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth SpeakerToday marks the first day you can order the BenQ treVolo - the world's first portable (Bluetooth®) electrostatic speaker.  And with our free overnight shipping – you can experience a quality of sound that you would normally have to pay thousands of dollars for in a high end electrostatic home speaker system.

So – how does the treVolo sound to discerning ears?   Since the unit is not available in retail stores at this time due to limited quantities, we thought we would share some of the feedback from the select group of reviewers around the world.    After CES we had a number of audiophiles drop by for a listen, and the first reviews are pretty positive.

  More on BenQ's Electrostatic Speaker

Maxim magazine said the speaker "reproduces just the right balance in everything from hip-hop to jazz to bluegrass" and commented that its "unique design adds a level of freshness to the standard square speaker and also makes it easy to stow in a briefcase." PC magazine rated BenQ's first speaker product only ½ star less than the four star editor's choice model.   In the review, they noted that the test track of Bill Callahan's "Drover", his ..."baritone vocals are warm and rich, with the perfect amount of treble edge in the high-mids to ensure they remain clear and in the spotlight."  Vocal reproduction is one of the key strengths of the speaker.

For jazz and acoustic music fans, the Herald's Digital Life editor noted that the treVolo's "…spacious sound and crisp vocals help bring live acoustic sets to life, even those with a rock feel such as Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York, Paul Kelly's Live, May 1992 or Ian Moss' Six Strings. Switch across to a jazz quartet or a symphony orchestra and the treVolo does every instrument justice, delivering a clarity often lost in portable speakers which focus on low-end grunt." 

Despite a crowded market of Bluetooth speakers, the treVolo has a unique, distinctive electrostatic sound that we would like you to try.   And – for a limited time, you can get free overnight shipping to share your love of music in time for Valentine's day.  

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We know what the press thinks - but how about your thoughts?   Let us know your impression of the speaker - and your favorite artist to hear via this revolutionalry electrostatic speaker.

Topics: treVolo electrostatic bluetooth speaker, electrostatic speaker, bluetooth speaker

BenQ Spotlights RL2460HT Customer Reviews

Posted by Brian Alexander on Fri, Aug 01, 2014


With the continuing emergence of high-end gaming monitors, BenQ is constantly looking to stay ahead of the competition. We hope our RL2460HT will be that game changer. A key feature of the RL2460HT is the built in HDMI-output, allowing gamers to record and stream out their gameplay from their monitor.

With many customers raving about this hot new product, we'd like to highlight some of the reviews that are helping to make our RL2460HT a great option for gamers.


Customer Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for console games, July 25, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
“What makes this monitor unique is the HDMI out for video recording without adding extra input lag”


5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 23, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
"One of best product for the gaming among 60Hz monitors."


5.0 out of 5 stars This monitor is great for gaming!, June 28, 2014
This review is from: BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch 1ms GTG with HDMI Out ZeroFlicker 2x HDMI LED-Lit Monitor (Accessory)
"The low input lag makes sniping on console battlefield 4 way easier. The game still looks great and i can definitely see why professionals use gaming monitors now. must have for serious gamers!"


 You can view more RL2460HT product reviews here 

BenQ infoComm 2014 Technology Preview

Posted by Bob Raymond on Wed, May 14, 2014

Visit BenQ at infoComm 2014Company Quote:
"BenQ's philosophy centers on providing market-first innovations that matter. This vision has made our company one of the fastest growing display brands in North America and has enabled us to develop exciting new solutions that put smart, collaborative, eye-catching products into the hands of students, professionals, and mainstream consumers. It has also allowed us to introduce several key initiatives including our BEST Education and Integrators' Choice partner programs, further strengthening our support of both the education sector and the professional integration channel. At InfoComm 2014, we look forward to unveiling an unprecedented new lineup of next-gen solutions, including high-brightness Colorific projectors, visually-stunning digital signage panels, interactive technologies, and RevolutionEyes monitors, all delivering a perfect balance of performance, reliability, and design."
Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp.

BenQ Products on Display at InfoComm 2014:
Creators of immersive learning spaces, broader boardroom collaboration, and billion-color visual entertainment, BenQ's InfoComm roster brings together innovations for applications in education, business, home theater, digital signage, and more. Powered by Colorific™ technology to deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality, BenQ's newest projectors include professional high-brightness units, interactive devices for more captivating classroom experiences, and a compact portable model for setups on the go. BenQ will also share the benefits of its energy-saving SmartEco™ technology, which can increase lamp life up to an amazing 10,000 hours. For digital signage and commercial applications, BenQ is introducing multiple 4K Ultra HD panels, a host of interactive displays with tablet-like navigation, more engaging slim bar displays, and dual-sided signage. Also on display will be BenQ's first-ever 4K Ultra HD CAD/CAM professional monitor, now featuring BenQ's RevolutionEyes™ technology for exceptional monitor performance.

Changing the Face of Visual Displays: New BenQ Digital Signage Offerings
At InfoComm 2014, BenQ is introducing its first-ever 4K Ultra HD interactive display, the RP840G. The 84-inch, six-touch point, feature-rich display provides multi-PC touch control via USB, EZCast for simple collaboration via WiFi, and an intuitive teaching software bundle for classroom applications. For interactive classrooms, collaborative boardrooms, and intuitive wayfinding solutions, the multitouch technology featured on BenQ's new 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat-panel display provides responsive feedback with accurate positioning to augment interactivity in any digital signage application. As a result, students, presenters, and information-seekers can simply touch the screen for responsive panning, zooming, and scrolling — just like a tablet. For more comfortable viewing, the RP700+ features advanced anti-glare glass to reduce screen reflection and eliminate visual interference, preventing both eye fatigue and stress. The display supports a low blue light mode for further visual protection and increases convenience via multiplatform compatibility with software such as Chrome OS, and has additional connectivity features such as a front panel input/output for added flexibility.

Designed for open public spaces, BenQ's public information displays provide advanced innovations that enliven any targeted or round-the-clock signage installation. Slim and lightweight, the DL550F full HD 55-inch dual-side display is perfect for retail stores, transportation areas, or public venues offering users access to information from both sides of the panel. The dual-sided panels are only one-inch thick and light enough to be hung from a ceiling or placed on a stand. BenQ's new bar displays enable ultra-widescreen signage in either 28-inch (BH280) or 38-inch (BH380) formats for public transit, restaurant menu boards, and more. Featuring 700 nits (28 inch) and 1500 nits (38 inch) of high brightness, 176/176-degree wide viewing angles, in addition to DVI and VGA multiple signal interfaces, the panels can be used in portrait or landscape mode to support kiosk applications. Also on display will be BenQ's super narrow bezel PH550, designed specifically for building seamless and breathtaking videowalls. The 55-inch display includes BenQ's Multiple Display Administrator application to control and monitor multiple displays remotely with ease, and the optional Color Calibration solution that automatically unifies the color profile of each videowall display for easy setup and installation.

Billions of Colors for Vibrant, True-to-Life Images: BenQ Colorific™ Projectors
Leading BenQ's Colorific™ projector portfolio is the high-brightness PU9730. Designed to bring premium brightness to command and control centers, houses of worship, classrooms, and conference room settings, the all-new WUXGA device delivers an incredibly bright 7,000 Colorific lumens compliant to the Rec. 709 color gamut. Installations are extra easy thanks to powered focus, zoom, and lens shifting; lens memory; mechanical shutter capabilities; and the addition of seven optional lenses for more flexibility. Also new to the high-brightness series is the Colorific 6,000-lumen TH963. Featuring an impressive 11,000:1 contrast ratio and full HD 1080p resolution, the professional large-venue projector includes BenQ's Colorific image quality and optional lens flexibility for simpler setups.

Shown for the first time in North America, BenQ's ultra short throw MW853UST projector for the connected education sector brings enhanced interactivity to projection-based classrooms. Using dual screen capabilities, two MW853UST units can easily enlarge the projection area of any learning space allowing up to four participants to simultaneously collaborate on dual wide screens as large as 190 inches. Featuring auto calibration, the device allows teachers and students to interact using up to four PointWrite™ pens or via finger-touch technology for simple hands-on collaboration directly on the screen. Easy to set up and install, the MW853UST features a wall mount plate integrated directly onto the projector, 3D PC and Blu-ray readiness, and double 10W speakers, creating a complete multimedia solution that turns classrooms into collaborative and engaging learning spaces.

To augment collaboration within business settings, the multipurpose MH740 projector provides a crisp 11,000:1 contrast ratio, 4,000 Colorific lumens of brightness, and full HD 1080p resolution. For added convenience, the unit is equipped with integrated 10W speakers and the ability to cast 3D content directly from PCs and Blu-ray devices, allowing presenters to enjoy lifelike experiences without sacrificing setup speed. For IT managers, the MH740's LAN control feature simplifies facility-wide maintenance by allowing easy remote monitoring and control directly from workstations. To lower total cost of ownership, the projector features BenQ's SmartEco™ technology, which automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver up to 3,500 hours of lamp life.

For content everywhere portability, the compact and easy to use Ultra-Lite GP20 projector offers LED projection backed by 700 Colorific lumens, native WXGA resolution, and support for resolutions up to UXGA. With features such as mirroring for devices equipped with Mobile High-definition Link (MHL), the GP20 enables easy notebook PC, cable, console gaming, or smart device connection to transfer small-screen content directly to the projector from any portable device. The GP20 also offers simple wireless streaming from MHL-compatible Roku and Chromecast players, allowing users to enjoy cloud content from popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, Aereo, and more. PC 3D-ready, the GP20 lets users share HD-quality movies, videos, photos, games, and presentations on any wall or video screen, casting up to a 10-foot diagonal image from 10 feet away.

Professional Performance With Increased Visual Comfort: BenQ RevolutionEyes™ Monitors
BenQ's 32-inch 4K Ultra HD BL3201PT wide quad high-definition (WQHD) professional monitor is designed for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). With an AHVA panel enabling 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, the unit's 2560x1440 resolution brings 77 percent more working space to users. Displaying graphics at 4K, the eye-care monitor enables higher pixels per inch (ppi) for a sharper, more precise viewing experience. With the monitor's unique CAD/CAM mode, users obtain a special color map for popular CAD programs, which makes small details in wireframes more visible, while the unit's Display Pilot software enables users to change color settings automatically based on specific applications. To further simplify design workflows, the unit's Auto-Pivot function automatically rotates and partitions content when the display is turned from landscape to portrait mode and vice versa. To increase user comfort during long periods of computer use, the BL3201PT also incorporates BenQ's exclusive ZeroFlicker™ technology.

Made specifically for creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers who rely heavily on color accuracy, BenQ's PG2401PT certified color management monitor provides reliable, printing-certified soft-proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price. To facilitate collaboration between professionals, the self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor also covers 100 percent CMYK, 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, and is designed to take advantage of today's most popular cloud-based color proofing services such as Adobe's Creative Cloud and PantoneLIVE. To further ensure that on-screen colors visually match off-the-press colors for accurate reproduction, the PG2401PT is FograCert Softproof certified, as well as SWOP & GRACoL certified by the IDEAlliance.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America1, the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific™ projectors, RevolutionEyes™ monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlit monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

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1 Based upon Q4'13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
  Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life," BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life."

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.



BenQ is Attending infoComm14 - Join us!

Posted by Bob Raymond on Tue, May 13, 2014

See the latest BenQ technologies for video, display, projection, digital signage and much more at InfoComm 2014.

Visit BenQ Booth # C8531 where we will be featuring

  • Exquisite 84" 4K panel
  • 7,000 lumens WUXGA Colorific™ projector
  • 70" classroom interactive touch panel
  • 55" dual-sided 1" thick digital signage
  • Technology tips and a chance to win special prizes

To obtain a Free Exhibit Hall Pass, use the following BenQ VIP Code when registering: BEN871

To register, use our InfoComm Widget on the side of this page.


Topics: BenQ America, infocomm, benq infocomm, infocomm2014,

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