BenQ has announced the ZOWIE XL2740 monitor, with competitive gaming in mind.
The XL2740 is a 27-inch PC esports monitor with a native 240hz refresh rate, providing gamers with another option to suit their personal preference.
It has the same features as the smaller 24.5-inch XL2540.
BenQ says that in order to experience the monitor’s benefits in-game, users should make sure their computer is able to generate over 240 frames per second (fps) consistently.
The recommended graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better.
BenQ added in a statement: “XL-series features the premiere monitors for PC esports, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and responsive experience, and the clearest images to arm you for competition.”
“XL-series features the premiere monitors for PC esports, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and responsive experience, and the clearest images to arm you for competition”
The XL2740 monitor features ‘Dynamic Accuracy’ technology, which maintains clarity during in-game movement, allowing for a smoother experience. Actions with vigorous screen movement, such as the spraying of weapons or fast-paced racing games will benefit most from this.
It also features a shield on either side of the monitor, which is designed to help the gamer focus.
Black eQualizer increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas, allowing users to spot hard-to-see enemies in dark in-game locations. Plus, the monitor comes with an external S-Switch device, which lets the gamer quickly access the monitor menu, switch between saved modes, and quick change between connected devices.
The monitor is out now in all major etailers and has an MSRP of £524.99 including VAT.
You can check out more info, specs and pictures on the Zowie/BenQ website.
Disclaimer: This article is part of a deal struck with BenQ, which placed ads on the Esports News UK website last year and sent us a mouse to review. Due to other complications the review was unable to be completed. This article has been published as compensation to BenQ.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.