BenQ’s latest esports gaming monitor called the XL2546K is the successor of the company’s highly-appreciated XL2546 from Zowie series. We take a look at what the new gaming monitor brings for e-sports gamers.
While most of the display manufacturers are moving a majority of their focus to IPS and VA panels, BenQ Zowie still focuses to work on the highly responsive TN panels which have their own set of advantages. The XL2546K features a 24.5″ AUO TN panel with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) as screen resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. The monitor also boasts Adaptive-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium.
The stylish monitor also comes with a medium matte anti-glare screen surface, while providing a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and alongside 8-bit colour support. The display comes with an impressive flicker-free WLED backlight to allow for maximum visibility in all kinds of low-light scenarios. Since the XL2546K is an amplified version of the XL2546Z, BenQ left the aesthetics to remain fairly similar to the latter. The XL-K series gaming monitor comes with dark grey matte plastics combined with red satin plastics that add colour and enhance the visual appeal.
The screen features sleek bezels on all sides, adding durability for gamers taking their systems to and from gaming competitions and esports tournaments. The adjustable wings that act as a detachable shield and are included with the monitor to help gamers maintain their focus and avoid distractions within their surroundings. The monitor also comes with a compact stand base that leaves a less deep and slightly narrower footprint on the table. This leaves considerably more space for the keyboard to be kept as close to the screen even when it is titled.
The OSD (On Screen Display) controls are located on the rear side of the monitor. There are ports face downwards and includes the AC power input, 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You will also find a joystick towards the bottom right and a few buttons accompanying it for those who need an alternative to the wired S-Switch controller that makes things super seamless.
BenQ also focused on the eye-care features, offering a range of Low Blue Light (LBL) settings that significantly helps to enhance the viewing comfort. It also includes the ‘DyAc+’ (Dynamic Accuracy Plus) strobe backlight setting that considerably minimises the perceived blur. The development of the XL series is focused on delivering precise and customizable adjustments to gamers. Overall, BenQ XL2546K is a good choice for gamers looking for a professional 24-inch monitor that comes with a fast 240Hz refresh rate, unique design, and more.