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The Best BenQ Monitors For Gaming In 2020

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BenQ is one of the most popular and my favorite brands when it comes to monitors. The reason why I love them is because they make great monitors at affordable prices. That’s why, i decided to dedicate today’s article to reviewing the 5 best benq monitors that i think are the best in their category. Let’s take a look at them.

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5. BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P

Best Budget

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

BenQ is known for producing some highly capable monitors dedicated for every purpose, and one quality that each of its monitors possesses is the value for its price. As I said it has a monitor for everyone but if you want to get amazing performance at an affordable price you definitely should check out the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P. This monitor is one of the best of the ZOWIE series, which is the company’s gaming monitor series, and it delivers great performance such as a 144Hz refresh rate, tons of other gaming-focused features and low input lag. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look.

In the design and aesthetics department, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P doesn’t seem to have a lot to draw you to it, since it is rather simplistic and utilitarian. However, this is a good thing, since most gaming monitors in the budget range tend to rock flashy designs to mask up to their lacking performance, but not in this instance. There is a matte plastic case covering the panel, and it is also anti-reflective, to keep your focus on the game at all times, the stand has a round cylindrical shape and is also rather simple, and it attaches to the rectangular base which keeps the monitor stable at all times. It also has plenty of adjustabilities, and it offers you to achieve the perfect ergonomic setup, so it will suit your needs.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P has a 24-inch twisted nematic panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 to deliver you great detail and colors. On top of that, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P has a native refresh rate of 144Hz, an input lag of just 4ms and a response time of just 1ms to deliver the smoothest gaming experience you can get at this price point. There is an extra mode you can activate name the Instant mode which eliminates some of the image processing to deliver minimal input lag.

Like a proper ZOWIE monitor, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P as well comes with the Blurr Reduction option, which effectively decreases the motion blur and even ghosting to a minimum. However, when you activate this it will also decrease the maximum brightness, for gamers it has the special Black eQualizer feature that delivers amazing visibility in darker scenes which in turn will give you a competitive edge that you deserve.

If you want a proper competitive gaming monitor without paying a lot of money this is it.

4. BenQ GW2765HT

Most Versatile

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

As far as monitors go, I think that everybody should opt for multi-functional models, if they have no specific functions in mind, and none other than the BenQ GW2765HT is more versatile in the company’s lineup. This monitor comes with a good resolution nice screen size, decent contrast, color accuracy for ages, ergonomic stand and tons of other features that will please everybody.

In the design department, the BenQ GW2765HT is nothing special however, it looks pretty decent and utilitarian. It has glossy bezels in its matte black body that give a functional feeling. However, the glossy bezels around the screen pickup plenty of dust and fingerprints and I would recommend you to carry a microfiber cloth handy. This monitor is designed to be as versatile as possible and its stand delivers amazing adjustability including height adjustment, tilt, swivel, and a 100×100 VESA mount if you want to opt for an aftermarket model.

In terms of connectivity and port, the options are not pretty rich, but just enough I would say as it has just a DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, DVI and a VGA port. While we would like to see USB ports for charging devices or a 3.5mm audio port, it is still pretty good. Overall I have nothing bad to say about the design, as it rocks some great build quality, stability, and sturdiness, there is nothing wrong with the design.

The BenQ GW2765HT is equipped with a 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560×1440, with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a response time of 4ms. This monitor delivers a lot of detail and it has some enhanced colors thanks to its resolution, however, on top of that, it managed to reproduce 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut with a Delta E rating of 2.5, which is not bad at all. However, with slight tweaking and adjusting, you can achieve better color accuracy and even better visuals overall with deeper blacks, a more vivid image.

In addition to all this, the monitor delivers excellent Eye-Care initiative that reduces eye strain and headaches in the long run, the perfect tool for productivity users and gamers.

3. BenQ PD3200U

Best 4K Option

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

Since our graphics cards are becoming very powerful and capable of delivering immense visuals it is very intuitive to opt for a 4K monitor that delivers amazing detail, and none other than the BenQ PD3200U does it better in the company’s lineup. This amazing monitor delivers plenty of desirable qualities such as its elegant design, large 32-inch screen, great color reproduction amazing contrast and one of the very best monitors for those who love beautiful visuals.

Let’s start with the biggest feature of the BenQ PD3200U, the KVM switch. This switch allows you to plug in a second PC to the monitor and use it with the same set of peripherals, including mouse, keyboard, headphones, and monitor. This is pretty effective at eliminating eye-strains from tons of cables that multi-taskers suffer from. This monitor has plenty of connectivity options including two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort, a mini DisplayPort, an SD card slot, two USB ports, and a 3.5mm audio port. The BenQ PD3200U allows you to plug in your PS4 Pro or Xbox One X for gaming in 4K resolution with 4K visuals at 60Hz, however, it is not the best choice for PC gaming.

The manufacturer has done a great job with the design of this monitor, achieving some classic and sleek looks, without looking outdated, and for offices, it is the perfect tool. It is pretty large as a whole but the stand doesn’t cover a lot of space and as the manufacturer stated this is a ‘simple, functional design for increased efficiency’, a statement I agree with. The built quality of this monitor as a whole is perfect and the stand delivers plenty of stability to the body of this monitor and it delivers adjustability as well including height, rotate, tilt and more.

BenQ PD3200U has a very powerful performance and if you want a large-sized monitor for multitasking, this is one of the best monitors in the market. This 32-inch Widescreen monitor delivers amazing visuals and has tons of amazing features such as the DualView feature which allows you to split the screen into two separate parts each with different modes, for example, one with the CAD/CAM mode and the other with the Animation mode. The AQcolor technology is also extremely worthy as it manages to reproduce the full spectrum of a wide variety of color spaces including Adobe RGB, sRGB, Display P3 and many more.

2. BenQ ZOWIE XL2540

Best Gaming Monitor

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

There are tons of gaming monitors out there that promise super smooth experiences but if you take a look at the very best you will see the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 among them. This monitor despite being a little expensive delivers tons of value for its price and it is a great option for gamers that want to run games smoothly at super high refresh rates, on top of that this monitor comes with tons of gaming-focused features, like the S-Switch and the shield for keeping the glare out.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 comes with a very simple but utilitarian design, that will fit in every room design, unlike most of the gaming monitors in the market that opt for super detailed designs. This one takes all the distractions away and it is one of the first-hand choices of professional gamers, and it is destined for those things, as it is pretty light portable and has a very easy setup. It is the perfect tool if you prefer to take your whole setup to the competition.

If it wasn’t for the S-Switch and the Shade shield you wouldn’t differentiate the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 from a simple office monitor. The S-Switch delivers amazing functionality as it allows you to switch between preset profiles, perfect convenience tools.

The screen is the adjustable meaning that you can get the perfect ergonomics and it has red markers allowing you to memorize them when you have found the perfect setup. The shield delivers a perfect shade and protection from outer distractions which may take your attention away while gaming, again a great tool for gamers.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 has a 24.5-inch twisted nematic panel with a native refresh rate of 240Hz and it has also low input lag to deliver one of the smoothest experiences in the market. It is also G-Sync compatible meaning that if you have an Nvidia graphics unit in your PC there will be no screen tearing and no ghosting at all for the smoothest experience ever.

1. BenQ SW2700PT

Best For Professionals

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming to the top of the list we have an ultra-capable monitor from the company, the BenQ SW2700PT. This monitor is dedicated to professionals, such as graphic designers, photographers, and visual artists that require super-accurate results, and this monitor delivers perfect features for their needs. IT has amazing calibration features, a great shading hood, SD card reader, a great stand, superb panel technology and many more. While it is a little expensive it is a tool that is well worth it.

In the design department the BenQ SW2700PT has no details and no distractions, it is very utilitarian and ready to get its hand dirty. Everything about the design is destined for enhancing the performance and color accuracy of the monitor such as the light-absorbing matte black finish on its thing body, and the anti-glare layer on top of the monitor that won’t harm the colors. On top of everything else, the shading hood makes everything better and the OSD controller delivers you great control over the hardware of your monitor, changing and tweaking things on the fly.

The base and stand of this monitor are pretty good as well, as the stand delivers great adjustability, such as tilt, height, swivel and you can even set it on portrait mode. Overall, the monitor is pretty solidly built and it will last you for a long time thanks to its durability. On the rear of the monitor, you will see the VESA mount holes for aftermarket solutions and the connectivity ports including a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, a DVI port, and an analog audio port. Going to the left side you will spot the two USB ports, the aforementioned SD card reader, and a mini USB port for the OSD. In the package of the device, you will find cables for all the ports, which was perfect attention to detail

The BenQ SW2700PT is packed with a great 27-inch 2560×1440 resolution Advanced Hyper Viewing Angle panel with a matte screen on top. This panel offers amazing colors and superb viewing angles and it also has a 14-bit look-up table that delivers amazing color reproduction achieving a full reproduction of the Adobe RGB range. It is precalibrated for extreme accuracy from the factory however, you can tweak it to suit your needs. This monitor is the definite best in

BenQ’s lineup, however, it is not the best choice for the casual user, and it is perfect in the hands of a professional.

About the author

Jonathan Sandoval

Jonathan Sandoval

Just another regular guy living in Toronto, Canada. I am a professional writer and a part-time cooker. I love doing both of them!

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