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BenQ ZOWIE XL2540: 24.5-inch 240Hz e-Sports Gaming Monitor

By November 8, 2016 One Comment


BenQ has announced a new ZOWIE -branded gaming monitor, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 gaming display. This amazing gaming monitor is targeted heavily at professional e-Sports players, BenQ stated in a press release.

The BenQ XL2540 gaming monitor will support a native refresh rate of 240Hz and thereby be joining the ASUS PG258Q, which is also a 240Hz gaming monitor. The ASUS, however, does support G-SYNC but this one doesn’t support either FreeSync or G-SYNC by the looks of it. Resolution of this monitor is specified to be 1920×1080 (Full HD). Maximum brightness (cd/m2) is 400 and the contrast ratio is 1000:1. Panel type is TN and the display offers a 1ms response time according to the official specifications.

When you get 240FPS on your game, you can experience the true advantage of a 240Hz monitor. Have one thing in mind, though: higher refresh rates offer diminishing returns. The visual gains are less and less noticeable, even for the trained eye. Also be sure that you can actually achieve 240FPS in your favorite game, otherwise it won’t make a difference.

Other features that the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 offers are personalized viewing angles, focus-boosting blinders (as you can see in the image above) and an adjustable color vibrancy. The focus-boosting blinders are optional and therefore detachable, and the bezel is nonreflective as well. The display also features an attached S Switch, as seen on other BenQ gaming monitors as well. This will allow gamers to quickly switch between display presets and the height-adjustable stand can be tweaked using a one-touch switch anytime you want. The stand can also be tilted, pivoted and offers swivel functionality as well.

Connection options include a DVI-DL connector, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, three downstream and one upstream USB ports, headphone jack and finally a microphone jack as well.

BenQ has stated that the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 gaming monitor can be experienced at the DreamHack Winter festival starting on November 24 in Sweden. The XL2540 will also become available for pre-order in late November as well.

The table below shows an overview of the most important specifications of the upcoming BenQ XL2540 240Hz gaming monitor. We believe this will be a perfect Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) gaming monitor as the high refresh rate is a great advantage.

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Screen Size24.5"
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms
Adaptive SyncNo

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