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5 Ways to Get the KO in Street Fighter on a BenQ ZOWIE RL Series Monitor

Posted by Ronald Kim on Thu, May 05, 2016

BenQ ZOWIE RL-series monitors, adopted worldwide by most professional eSports tournaments and gamers, have exclusive features to give you a bad a$$ Street Fighter gaming experience as you KO your opponents.

Lag-free Technology Providing Real-time Response

All BenQ ZOWIE RL series monitors are designed to provide a fast, lag-free gaming experience. This is imperative for fighting games like Street Fighter where every millisecond counts. With a fast eSports monitor, you’re able to see and respond to your opponents’ actions up to 10x faster than a TV or “normal” monitor.

Built in HDMI Out

The BenQ ZOWIE RL2460HT is the first console eSports monitor built with an HDMI out. Why it matters?:

  • With the HDMI out you can connect a second monitor so you can compete head-to-head without having to share the same screen.
  • Without HDMI out, anyone who streams their game to the computer or online has to connect their capture device before the monitor; which causes lag. With HDMI out, you can connect your console to the monitor and then to the capture card, eliminating the input lag.

ZeroFlicker Technology

ZeroFlicker Technology helps reduce eye strain, which can help keep you playing while you dominate with your signature match-ending roundhouse kicks to the jaw.

Special Designed Frame

Concentration is key. The RL series LCD frame is specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen, keeping your focus on the game and your opponent’s c.hp.

Adopted Preferred by Most Professional eSports Tournaments and Players

Not to brag, but we’re the official eSports gaming monitor for tournaments worldwide, including DreamHack Austin Street Fighter, EVO, UMG, Bandai Tekken 7 tour and Major League Gaming.

Professional teams like Evil Geniuses, Cloud 9, EnvyUS, Flash Wolves, mousesports, JWong, K-Brad, ChocoBlanka, Momochi, PPMD, PR Balrog, Ricki Ortiz and Mang0 also swear by our monitors.

Go Next Level on ‘Em

If you want to take your console eSports gaming to the next level, grab a BenQ ZOWIE RL series monitor—trusted and used by the best.

See RL-Series Monitors in Action

DreamHack Austin console competitors will experience the benefits of the RL2460HT features this weekend—it’s the official monitor for the Street Fighter V tournament with a guaranteed $5,0000 pot bonus and a chance to win Capcom Pro Tour points. Competitors will also battle in the Pokkén tournament, the new Pokémon fighting game, for a $5,000 prize pool and points for the World Championships.

You can follow the action of all things DreamHack Austin on their webpage (http://dreamhackaustin.com/) and on our Twitter account (@ZOWIEbyBenQ).

If you’re attending Dreamhack Austin, stop by our booth #135 to chat with our experts and try our newest products.

Topics: gaming monitors, ZOWIE

ZOWIE the eSports brand by BenQ

Posted by Ronald Kim on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

In 2010, BenQ and ZOWIE collaborated in designing the first professional gaming monitors for competitive gaming, now known as BenQ’s XL and RL series. Today, we are proud to announce that ZOWIE is the new eSports brand for BenQ. Now with our resources combined in research and development, passion for gaming, and philosophy of creating high-performance gaming gear, we will develop superior equipment to meet the demands of competitive gamers worldwide.


Read about the full press release here - http://www.benq.us/news/1449759626_20_341.html

Stay updated with ZOWIE gaming gear here - http://info.benq.us/zowie


Topics: ZOWIE

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 www.2015triumphgames.com.

BenQ RL2460HT gaming monitor

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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).



BenQ XL gaming monitors

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Topics: gaming monitors

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 www.thelts.com.

Additional details on BenQ's treVolo electrostatic Bluetooth speaker are available at: www.trevolomusic.com.



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 www.BenQ.us

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.

Good luck!






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.  

Buy treVolo on BenQ Store

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 

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