BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P Preview: 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P

Introduction

BenQ will soon release a new 144Hz gaming monitor suited for professional competitive gameplay. The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is essentially an updated model of the previous BenQ Zowie XL2411 monitor.

These prestigious gaming displays are the official monitors for various eSports tournaments including DreamHack, ESL, MGL, etc.

Although most of these Zowie models don’t feature any support for the adaptive-sync technology, they’re among the best monitors for CS: GO and other competitive FPS games due to their high-quality Blur Reduction backlight strobing.

Image Quality

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is based on a TN panel with 350-nit peak brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and true 8-bit 16.7 million colors. It’s Full HD with 1920×1080 screen resolution which makes reaching 144Hz/FPS (Frames Per Second) easy on your GPU while still offering solid pixel density on the 24-inch monitor.

Along with the rapid 144Hz refresh rate, you’ll be able to enjoy the impeccable 1ms response time speed which will eliminate all ghosting and trailing of the fast moving objects. In addition, once you unleash the Blur Reduction technology by simply hitting the monitor’s hotkey, you’ll get all the best conditions needed for fast-paced competitive FPS and MOBA gameplay.

The only downside of the BenQ XL2411P is the one shared by all TN panels, which is the viewing angles (170° horizontal, 160° vertical). However, thanks to the versatile ergonomics of the monitor, you’ll always be able to match the screen to your position and enjoy the image without color or contrast shifts.

Features

In comparison to the previous model, the new BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 144Hz monitor offers a DisplayPort connector and the Color Vibrance feature. This feature allows you to quickly change and tweak the colors to your liking with 20 different pre-set levels depending on the game you’re playing.

Additionally, the Black eQualizer feature increases visibility in dark scenes providing you with an easier way to spot the enemies hiding in the shadows. The BenQ gaming monitors are also known for impressive input lag performance.

In the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu, you can use pre-calibrated picture presets for certain game genres and create your own gaming profiles through which you’ll be able to effortlessly swap via monitor’s hotkeys.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is flicker-free and has a blue light filter meaning you’ll be able to endure long gaming marathons without straining your eyes or getting a headache.

Design and Connectivity

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The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P gamer-inspired design consists of extensive ergonomics including 90-degree rotate, 45-degree swivel to the left and right, -5, 20-degree tilt, 130 mm height adjustment, and 100 x 100 holes for VESA mount. The monitor frame is specifically designed to reduce reflection, in addition to the matte screen surface.

Connector ports include a VGA, a Dual-Link DVI, a DisplayPort, and an HDMI. Only the DisplayPort and DVI ports support 144Hz at 1080p. Additionally, there’s the headphones jack but no built-in speakers nor USB ports.

Price & Similar Monitors

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P price is unknown at the moment though since it’s very similar to the previous version, it will most likely be priced around $300. The release date can be expected in October or early November.

For the same amount of money, you could get a 144Hz monitor with AMD FreeSync, but if you have a Nvidia GPU and/or you only play competitive games, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P will be perfect for you because you can’t use Blur Reduction and adaptive-sync at the same time anyway.

Conclusion

BenQ eSports gaming monitors are known for their impressive performance and most advanced and supported Blur Reduction technology, so we expect nothing less from the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P as well.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P Specifications
Screen Size24-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI, VGA, DL-DVI
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (True 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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