18 August, 2018   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  BenQ Zowie XL2546 Monitor Review

We have reviewed lot of PC gaming products meant for gaming fun and enjoyable gaming experience. Today we are reviewing one unique gaming product specially made for gamers who want to upscale their gaming from fun to professional level. The BenQ Zowie XL2546 Monitor, targeted for E-Sports Gamers with its 240Hz refresh rate and DyAc (Dynamic Accuracy) technology which helps gamers by providing clear and detailed in-game view during a fast gaming movements.

The BenQ XL-series are now seen in many major E-Sports tournaments like PUBG GLOBAL INVITATIONAL 2018, Asia eXTREMESLAND 2018 – CS GO tournament and more.

Now let’s see what this BenQ Zowie XL2546 Monitor has more to offer.

Package

BenQ XL2546 Monitor comes in a big box securely packaged with product image line-out and model name on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Looks

BENQ XL2546 is one big 24.5 inch LCD Sized monitor with DVI- DL, HDMI x2 , DP1.2 connectivity along with headphone jack and microphone jack‎‎‎. Monitor also supports USB3.0 hub (downstream x 2 for USB hub, upstream x 1)

Installing base stand

Monitor provides easy adjustment of height and preferred viewing angle

Features

DyAc™ Technology – A Different Spray Feeling
ZOWIE's exclusive technology - “Dynamic Accuracy” maintains remarkable clarity during in-game movements allowing for a smoother experience. Actions with vigorous screen movement, such as spraying of weapons will benefit most from DyAc™ as being able to see more clearly can help with recoil control.

Native 240Hz Refresh Rate - Smoothness Evolution
Catch every detail of motion and enjoy the most fluid gameplay by ZOWIE native 240Hz refresh rate monitor, which ensures a flawless view of fast-motion consistently at all time. (Please make sure the PC performance is up to par to fully activate 240Hz)

Shield - Help You Focus On The Game
Shield - reveal the way to be concentrated in games. The adjustable angle and removable design allows Shield to adopt various environments according to preference. Just focus on winning the game.

Spot Hidden Enemies
Never fall victim to some cowardly camper in a dark corner again. Black eQualizer increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas.

Optimize Gaming Precision
Color Vibrance gives you the flexibility to get the color performance. With 20 levels of Color Vibrance settings, you can get specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay.

Personalize Viewing Angles
The Height Adjustable Stand can be operated with just one finger so you can easily adjust the height of the monitor to your preferred viewing angle, maximizing your comfort.

Easily Access Settings for Different Scenarios
To customize the XL with different usage scenarios, the S-Switch is designed for easy access to monitor menu, switch between saved modes, and quick change between connected devices. To go your preferred display settings with selected models, S-Switch allows you to save and transfer 3 profiles with driverless design within the same model.

Game Modes for Enhanced Gaming Experience
Every game has its own optimal settings. We’ve outfitted every XL-series monitor with several settings. You can easily switch to these game modes with the touch of a hot key.

Minimize Visual Distractions
Concentration is a key factor for e-Sports. The XL-series LCD frame was specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen, keeping your focus on the game.

Specifications

Testing

CPUAMD Threadripper 1900x
BoardASUS X399 PRIME-A
RAM4 X 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000Mhz
SSDCorsair NEUTRONXTi480GB SSD / NEUTRONNX500 400GB SSD
CoolerThermaltake Custom LCS
GFXAMD RX Vega 64
PSUCooler Master V1200
OSWindows 10

Installation was very easy, connected the power cable and Display port cable to the PC. Open the Advance display setting and select 240Hx refresh rate mode.

Software / Interface

Only FPS competitive games allows the BenQ Zowie XL2546 240Hz Monitor to show its full strength. That’s the reason this monitor is the number one choice of E-Sports gamers and tournaments. CS:GO is one such game, but I don’t play CS:GO much, so I chose DOOM 2016, which I played a lot on 60Hz monitor and now switching to this 240Hz monitor, I found that fast in-game actions on 60Hz use to produce little motion blur and slight ghosting but with the BenQ Zowie XL2546 monitor game play is more smooth and sharp. Never had such a great gaming experience on 60Hz displays.

Pros

  • 240Hz Monitor with Dynamic Accuracy
  • Best choice for FPS competitive gamers
  • Easy Setup and Good ergonomics
  • Side Shields
  • S switch

Cons

  • Not for casual gamers or normal users
  • Little expensive

Conclusion

BenQ Zowie XL2546 Monitor is purely made for tournament gamers in mind, so the colour accuracy and view angle of this panel is not as good as professional level monitors. But the colour accuracy is not a big deal for gamers as with the Black eQualizer feature in this Zowie XL2546 Monitor will brighten up the dark in-game area, without over-exposing the white area making it easier to spot the enemies who are hidden in dark, thus giving the gamer an upper hand. Along with other gamer-oriented features like 240Hz refresh rate, DyAc, Shield, Color Vibrance makes BenQ Zowie XL2546 Monitor the best choice for FPS competitive gamers and worthy of our PC TeK Reviews Excellence Award.

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