BenQ America Corp. Announces XL-Z Series Gaming Monitor Firmware Update And Support for Authorized Third-Party Software Utilities

Posted by Bob Raymond on Fri, Mar 21, 2014

The belief behind our gaming monitors is simple. Deliver market-first features that give you, the gamer, an opportunity to edge out your opponents. That's why we design all of our gaming products in close collaboration with professional gamers. Using behind-the-scenes input, testing, and feedback, our engineers are able to develop significant innovations that create amazing onscreen experiences for all gaming enthusiasts and pro gamers.

With the release of our new XL-Z Series, we pushed the limits of performance once again by becoming the first major brand to provide blur reduction technology on our monitors. Using this technique, blurring effects are dramatically reduced on the majority of the screen to provide a smoother game play. This doesn't mean that ghosting and/or crosstalk have been entirely eliminated (low levels can still occur), but you will notice a substantial improvement in the way action moves across your screen. Last year, we tested our blur reduction breakthrough with several professional gamers and at high profile events, and the response was so enthusiastically positive, that we decided to include the feature on our entire line of XL Series monitors.

Thanks to your valued feedback, we're releasing a firmware update for our current XL-Z Series monitors to enable the use of select BenQ-authorized third party optimization utilities. The new Blur Busters Strobe Utility for our XL-Z Series monitors – which is available now – enables the optimization of our XL-Z Series monitor's blur reduction settings to allow you to customize it according to your own personal gaming preferences. Although our monitors are already optimized for high speed gaming, this optional utility lets you personalize the monitor's blur reduction settings even further. Yet again, BenQ is first-to-market with this type of capability, and we're excited to offer you flexible options to achieve the best possible gaming experience.

For gamers/users with XL-Z Series monitors who would like to further customize their blur reduction functions beyond factory settings, BenQ America Corp. will provide an optional free service update to install the new firmware – you only have to pay the shipping to our service center.

Download the XL-Z Series Gaming Monitor Firmware Update document (PDF - 386kb) and follow the three simple steps to return your unit.

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Topics: benq gaming monitor, gaming monitors, ghosting, XL-Z Series Gaming Monitors, blur reduction

BenQ Introduces Amazing ZeroFlicker™ Technology for Gaming at MLG Spring Championship

Posted by Bob Raymond on Fri, Jun 28, 2013

eSports Athletes Get First Look at New LED Monitor Innovation That Eliminates Flicker Issues for Longer, More Comfortable Gaming Sessions

Topics: benq gaming monitor, major league gaming, LED display, LED monitor, BenQ America

BenQ Gaming Monitor Sponsor ESEA Playoffs in Dallas April 19

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Thu, Apr 18, 2013

BenQ Sponsors First International ESEA LAN Playoffs

XL2420T Gaming Monitors to Provide Top European and North American Teams With Blazing-Fast Response Times and Advanced Gaming Features

BenQ America Corp. announced that it will serve as the official gaming monitor sponsor for the E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) League Season 13 (S13) LAN Playoffs. Held in Dallas from April 19-21, the event will feature top North American and European Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Team Fortress® 2, and Counter-Strike 1.6 gamers who will compete for an $80,000 cash prize purse. Throughout the event, all matches will be played on BenQ's XL2420T gaming monitors, designed for professional and competitive first-person shooter (FPS) gamers by providing lightning-fast response times, razor-sharp clarity, and customized control settings.

"BenQ gaming monitors are specifically designed for highly competitive gaming settings such as ESEA's S13 LAN Playoffs," said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. "With features such as BenQ's Black eQualizer, FPS gamers get total screen visibility while Smart Scaling gives players the freedom to adjust the screen manually to any custom size. We are pleased to be supporting the gaming community with monitors designed by gamers for gamers, and we look forward to a weekend of epic gaming action."

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To give gamers a latency-free gaming experience, BenQ's XL2420T gaming monitor features a stunning 120-Hz refresh rate, 2-ms GTG response time, and 12M:1 dynamic contrast ratio while the newer XL2720T and RL2455HM provide even quicker action with blazing-fast 1-ms response times to optimize gaming performance even further. The monitors also feature BenQ's Black eQualizer, allowing gamers to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels to reveal critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas, a Display Mode which enables gamers to switch between nine monitor screen sizes, and Smart Scaling to give players the ability to adjust the screen on-the-fly to virtually any custom size without impacting controller sensitivity.

The BenQ XL2420T monitors used by professional gamers at the ESEA S13 LAN Playoffs will be available for purchase at a highly discounted price. Gaming fans can either order online and obtain refunded shipping costs or purchase the monitors on-site. The special offer monitors will ship starting April 23. For a $20 discount on any new BenQ gaming monitor model, purchases can be made directly from the BenQ site using the promotional code ESEA$20.


Topics: benq gaming monitor, LED monitor, LCD monitor, XL2420T, 1080p monitor, XL2720T, RL2455HM

Bigger and Faster - New BenQ XL2720T Professional Gaming Monitor

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Bigger and Faster is Better - New BenQ XL2720T
Professional Gaming Monitor

Newest Addition to Flagship XL Series Features Larger 27-Inch Display and Enhanced
1-ms Response Time for Professional PC and Console Gaming

Topics: benq gaming monitor, major league gaming, LED monitor, BenQ America, XL2720T

BenQ America previews CES 2013

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Wed, Dec 19, 2012

BenQ Brings Leadership and Innovation to 2013 International CES

Topics: led lighting, benq gaming monitor, DLP Projector, business projecter, short throw projector

Gaming Monitor Users: Visit BenQ at MLG Pro Circuit Fall Championship

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Visit BenQ America Corp. at Major League Gaming (MLG) 2012 Pro Circuit Fall Championship

Topics: RL2450HT, GL2450HM, benq gaming monitor, major league gaming

BenQ Gaming Monitors Featured: Intel Extreme Masters Season Kick Off

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Thu, Aug 16, 2012

Over 200 BenQ Professional Gaming Monitors to Be Featured at Intel Extreme Masters Season 7 Kick Off at gamescom 2012, Cologne

[note: Following are selected portions of a press release from BenQ Corporate.  Since the American gamers follow Grubby and many use BenQ monitors themselves, we thought you enjoy some of the highlights.  A link to the full press release is at the bottom of this post.]

Topics: 3D ready monitor, benq gaming monitor, computer display, LCD monitor, XL2420T

Intel® Extreme Masters - where BenQ Gaming monitors conQuer

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Sat, Aug 04, 2012

The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is coming up in a few days.  BenQ is a sponsor of course.   Check out this cool new vid featuring a couple of BenQ supported teams - ESC and M5.

Topics: help choosing a monitor, benq gaming monitor, computer display, LED monitor, LCD monitor

Team Dynamic's PEX talks XL2420t Gaming Monitor (Video)

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Sat, Jul 21, 2012

Hey - check out this video from Team Dynamic's PEX about the BenQ XL2420T 24 inch gaming monitor.  We could blather on with some fancy words about it - but why.  PEX says it.  Thanks Dude! 

Topics: benq gaming monitor, major league gaming, LED display, computer display, LED monitor, selection guide, LCD display, LCD monitor

BenQ Gaming Monitor update.. new game mode update for Diablo III

Posted by Wes Stalcup on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

Diablo III went live on May 15 & is one of the best selling PC game of all time.  Blizzard Entertainment reported 6.3 million people playing Diablo III worldwide only a week after release. Some launch issues have brought criticism but devoted fans are still logging 10's of thousands of hours. 

Topics: 3D ready monitor, benq gaming monitor, computer display, BenQ America

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