BenQ XL2411Z Gaming Monitor Review, Will this Rock your Socks off?
I’ve been trying to track down a top of the line gaming monitor lately which brings us to this BenQ XL2411Z Review. To fit into this category you want a low response time, high refresh rate and unprecedented quality hardware. As I check into all of these things I will help you decide if this is the best choice to help you dominate your game of choice.
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
My Personal Ranking: 95/100
Monitor Size – 24″
Resolution – 1920×1080
Panel Type – TN
Refresh Rate – 144Hz
Response Time – 1m
Everything here checks out completely but lets go over it a little bit. With this gaming monitor you get a TN panel which is great in my opinion. There is some debate and controversy over the TN panel and the IPS panel between what is the better option for gaming. If you are primarily a gamer then i’d say a TN is optimal but the newer IPS will work as well.
The exciting thing here is the ultra low 1ms response time, booyah!, 144hz refresh rate and 1080p display.
With these settings you will experience an awesomely clear and crisp view without any ghosting effects. Now lets take a look at some of the BenQ XL2411Z’s additional features.
Gaming Comfort ZeroFlicker Technology
Zero flicker does exactly what it sounds like which in turn gives your eyes a huge break. This is particularly nice when playing for long hours at a time but also just a decent luxury.
This feature is designed to basically brighten up the dark areas in game while not over exposing the bright areas. When you are playing a competitive game having the darker areas of a map brightened will be an awesome advantage so you can more easily spot your enemies before they spot you. Those pesky corner campers will surely get what deserve.
First Person Shooter fans have always longed for anything that gives them a slight edge or levels the playing field allowing skill to shine through. If you are primarily into the FPS genre then you especially want a monitor with good response time and refresh rate.
In a FPS game you can not spare even milliseconds and the difference between one will win or lose the game. Here is what is cool about this BenQ monitor. They added a FPS specific game mode setting.
This is a preset that will configure your monitor to give you the best contrast, sharpness, brightness, and color tint that you would want in game automatically.
BenQ XL2411Z Resolution Conundrum
Alrighty so some would argue this is the part of the monitor that is sub par. The BenQ XL2411Z has a native resolution of 1920×1080. Now you can find monitors with a larger screen and higher resolution for gaming. Such as 2560×1440 and even higher but does that mean it is better?
To put it simply I will say No. BenQ obviously designed this specific model for FPS gaming due to the FPS mode and the fact that they designed it for MLG professionals.
I have heard pro players describe that the 24″ monitor is optimal because the larger the screen size the harder it is for your eyes to track the action yet you don’t want it too small because then you will have a harder time seeing your enemies. I believe MLG has been using 24″ 1080p monitors since before BenQ was sponsoring them.
This review of the BenQ XL2411Z was fairly short and sweet but I think I covered the important parts. I recently bought the 24″ SAMSUNG S24D300H Monitor which is fairly similar but has a 2ms response time and 60hz refresh rate but is a bit cheaper on the other hand. I gotta tell you that I have had no problems with it so far and actually love the quality. My point is when I look to upgrade in the near future (ya I do that sometimes haha) I will definitely be looking at this BenQ model because it is everything I already have only better. If you were on the fence about this monitor and are looking for a monitor under $300 then I would say go ahead and pick up your copy of it today. You won’t be disappointed with the performance and if you currently game on a standard monitor your socks will probably be blown off.
What did you think of this monitor? What monitor are you currently using? Do you have plans to purchase this BenQ model? If so let me know because i’d love to share in your experience! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me one below anytime. Likes, shares, tweets and +1’s are greatly appreciated as well.
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