BenQ Announce New 27.9’’ 4K UHD Home Entertainment Monitor With 1ms Response Time & HDR10

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BenQ, the internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, today introduces the BenQ EL2870U, our first 4K UHD monitor with 1ms response time designed specifically for Home Entertainment.

The BenQ EL2870U Home Entertainment Monitor features High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology to increase the overall dynamic range between true black and bright white to duplicate what your eyes see in the natural world. Enhanced with the 4K Ultra High Definition resolution offered on the EL2870U, users will experience extraordinary clarity of fine details and textures for the optimal viewing experience, and enhanced screen real estate for visual-intensive work.

Not only does the EL2870U pursue brilliant image performance, it also offers features dedicated to offer a premium 4K Gaming experience. The incredibly fast 1ms Gray-To-Gray (GTG) response time on the EL2870U ensures a much more responsive and fluent in-game experience than a traditional 4K Television, particularly noticeable in first person shooter games. AMD Freesync technology effectively eliminates image tearing, broken frames, and choppy gameplay for a smoother gaming experience for users with an AMD graphics card. By offering High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2 support, the EL2870U is BenQ’s premium choice monitor for 4K Gaming on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro 4K Game consoles.

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Enjoy expanded flexibility and superb HDR video quality from any source through the DisplayPort 1.4 & dual HDMI 2.0 ports. Integrated 2W(x2) speakers on the EL2870U allows you the freedom to watch or play content without the need for external speakers or headphones.

Complementing the viewing experience, BenQ’s exclusive Brightness Intelligence Plus (B.I.+) technology in the EL2870U detects ambient brightness and colour temperature to adjust display settings to deliver balanced brightness and colour temperature to match the environment. B.I.+ technology effectively adjusts the brightness of the monitor to avoid overexposure and enhance details in dark areas. Furthermore, the adjusted brightness and colour tone can reduce eye strain due to the harsh contract and increase productivity and eye comfort. The EL2870U also comes with BenQ’s Low Blue Light Technology, designed to filter out harmful blue light radiation, effectively diminishing eye fatigue and irritation. Easily switch to one of the four preset Low Blue Light modes from the on screen display to enjoy visual comfort while you work or play. The EL2870U also features flicker-free technology to prevent the harmful effects of monitor flickering, such as excess eye strain.

The EL2870U is a JB Hi-Fi exclusive monitor, and will be available in-store in 190 locations in early February.

For more information on the BenQ EL2870U, please consult the product page for the EL2870UEL2870U on the BenQ websiteBenQ website.

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BenQ Australia Announces New ZOWIE e-Sports Monitor

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BenQ Australia today announce the new BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P monitor for e-Sports.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P provides the features of the classic XL2411 Monitor and adds a Display Port connection for enhanced connectivity to support newer graphic cards. Colour Vibrance has also been added to the XL2411P, allowing colour to be fine-tuned to suit your personal preference. The XL2411P also maintains Black eQualizer and Height Adjustment capabilities that are standard for any BenQ ZOWIE XL Series Monitor.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is particularly beneficial to players of First Person Shooters (FPS) and MOBA Titles that can maintain a steady 120-150 frames-per-second refresh rate. Players of FPS Games will benefit most from XL2411P’s Black eQualizer technology, which optimizes visibility in dark areas, without overexposing bright areas, and MOBA players will benefit most from XL2411P’s 144Hz High Refresh Rate, providing a smooth and clear experience in-game.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P will be available with selected BenQ Resellers by the end of October.

For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P in Australia, please keep an eye on the XL2411P’s product page on the BenQ Australia website hereBenQ Australia website here.

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BenQ EX3200R Is The Latest 144Hz Curved Monitor With 1800R Curvature & AMD FreeSync Technology

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BenQ Australia is proud to announce the EX3200R Curved Monitor. The EX3200R uses a 31.5” VA Panel, giving users deeper blacks and an impressive colour gamut, and with an 1800R curvature, provides a more immersive experience for all forms of entertainment.

The BenQ EX3200R Curved display caters to movie enthusiasts and gamer’s seeking an immersive gaming experience. Cinema Mode on the EX3200R automatically fine-tunes the colour settings in video footage, delivering vibrant, lifelike visuals on the screen. With the EX3200R’s Video Format Support, users can adjust the video format support at 1080p between 24, 25 and 30 frames per second to truly display the video content as the director intended, and without distorting playback of the source video.

With the BenQ EX3200R sporting a High 144Hz Refresh Rate, combined with the impressive colour gamut of the VA panel, users can seamlessly enjoy movies and games in great detail. The BenQ EX3200R comes with AMD Freesync technology to reduce image tearing and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

The BenQ EX3200R comes with the core Eye Care features that are standard across the entire product range. BenQ’s Flicker-free technology eliminated flickering at all brightness levels for a comfortable viewing experience. Low Blue Light Technology in the EX3200R is designed to filter out harmful blue light effectively diminishing eye fatigue and irritation.

Now shipping, BenQ’s EX3200R is available from most official BenQ partners.

For more information on the BenQ EX3200R, visit http://www.benq.com.au/product/monitor/ex3200r/http://www.benq.com.au/product/monitor/ex3200r/

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BenQ ZOWIE Announces New XL2540 24.5in PC eSports Monitor With Native 240Hz Refresh Rate

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ZOWIE, the premium eSports brand by BenQ is proud to announce the new XL2540 eSports Monitor for PC. Designed for PC gaming, the XL2540 eSports monitor is designed to enhance the competitive gaming experience by introducing BenQ ZOWIE’s first native 240Hz Monitor.

From its inception, ZOWIE has been dedicated to the development of e-Sports equipment to enable competitive gamers to play to the best of their abilities. As the latest addition to the XL series for PC e-Sports, the XL2540 introduces increased smoothness in-game and its native 240Hz refresh rate can be fully activated to deliver different levels of gameplay experience when the computer generates over 240 frames per second (fps).

The XL2540 shares the same quality features that remain the core of the ZOWIE brand, such as Black eQualizer, which helps to brighten dark areas in game without overexposing the light areas. The BenQ ZOWIE XL Series has been adopted by most professional FPS eSports tournaments and players worldwide.

For more information on the XL2540, check out the product’s page on the official ZOWIE website. http://zowie.benq.com/en/product/monitor/xl/xl2540.htmlhttp://zowie.benq.com/en/product/monitor/xl/xl2540.html 

The new XL2540 will be available from most official ZOWIE partners from early December.

For updates on product availability, be sure to stay tuned to the retailers’ webpages as well as our own Facebook ( www.facebook.com/BenQAustralia/www.facebook.com/BenQAustralia/ ) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/ZOWIEBenQAUwww.twitter.com/ZOWIEBenQAU ) profiles.

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BenQ ZOWIE Announces Special Edition of EC Series

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BenQ ZOWIE announces a special limited edition of the ZOWIE EC Series in glossy white coating today, offering gamers a different feeling from the standard edition.

ZOWIE EC1-A White and EC2-A White are special glossy editions of the EC series. They are designed for gamers that prefer the grip and the feeling that the glossy surface provides. The white colour was selected to prevent the sweat and finger print marks from being easily noticeable after use.

EC1-A White and EC2-A White will be available in limited quantities at selected stores worldwide. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates on their availability.

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BenQ ZOWIE Announces XL2546 240Hz Esports Monitor with Dynamic Accuracy

XL2546 Regular Front right45BenQ Australia are proud to announce the newest addition to our premium ZOWIE Esports monitor lineup, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2546. Combining the increased smoothness of the BenQ ZOWIE’s 240Hz technology with our exclusive Dynamic Accuracy, or DyAc Technology, the XL2546 serves as our most premium tournament grade monitor to offer the smoothest and clearest gameplay in competitive FPS Esports.

The ZOWIE XL Series is driven by its excellence and dedication in the Esports markets, backed by its core technologies that are designed for esports, and have come an industry standard expected at the highest level of competitive gaming. Since its release late in 2016, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz monitor has become the monitor of choice for Major Esports tournaments such as ESL Pro League Season 5, ESL ONE Cologne, PGL, DreamHack Open Series and other competitive FPS tournaments.

The new XL2546 has the same increased smoothness that was introduced in the XL2540 with the addition of our exclusive Dynamic Accuracy Technology. First introduced in the XL2735, Dynamic Accuracy allows players to see enemies and objects more clearly while in motion, combining the visual clarity of standing still, with the competitive advantage of being in movement. Actions with vigorous screen movement, such as flick shots, one taps and the tracking of enemies on screen will benefit most from our DyAc technology.

The XL2546 with Dynamic Accuracy will makes its tournament debut in Australia at the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier Finals series at ESL Studios in Sydney on September 9th, so be sure to come by the live finals and experience the difference of the XL2546 for yourself.

For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND tournament series, including where to buy tickets for the live event at ESL Studios, check out the Eventbrite page here.

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BenQ ZOWIE Celeritas II Keyboard for e-Sports Officially Released

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BenQ ZOWIE are proud to officially announce the release of the ZOWIE Celeritas II optical keyboard for e-Sports in stores today. The ZOWIE Celeritas II is the newest in the series of BenQ ZOWIE e-Sports peripherals, alongside our lineup of ZOWIE mice, mousepads, cable management device and audio device.

The ZOWIE Celeritas II creates an optimal and precise keystroke pre-travel distance, which is the distance the key has to travel before an action is performed. A High quality iron spring inside the Celeritas II allows for each keystroke to be executed with a consistent amount of force throughout while also improving durability to meet the high standard required in eSports.

The ZOWIE Celeritas II also features optical switches, designed and tested by professional eSports players to ensure the most durable, reliable and consistent click feeling for players in every competitive title. The use of optical switches effectively eliminates the potential for performance degradation due to the wear of mechanical components, ensuring improved durability to meet the competitive standard expected by professional gamers.

Beneath its sleek exterior and optical key switches, individual red LED backlights vibrantly illuminate each key. These LED backlights can be brightened and softened, or turned off completely, using a dedicated hotkey combination on the keyboard. This allows for a more comfortable experience whether you are playing at home with the lights off or in a tournament setting or LAN event. The ZOWIE Celeritas II is 100% driverless, allowing for easy setup of your keyboard, and eliminating the need for external software so that you can get into your game sooner.

The ZOWIE Celeritas II will be available to try for yourself at the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ LAN Finals at ESL Studios in Sydney on September 9th. The BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ LAN Finals is a ticketed event, so if you have not yet picked one up, you can do so here.

The ZOWIE Celeritas II is available now at selected Australian retailers.

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BenQ ZOWIE Releases Special EC-B CS:GO Edition Mice

zowie ec2 b csgo back left45BenQ Australia are proud to officially announce the release of the EC-B CS:GO special edition series of mice in Australia.

In our continuing commitment to the Counter-Strike series, we have collaborated with Valve to release the EC-B CS:GO Series, which will launch with two available models; EC1-B CS:GO, the larger of the series, and the EC2-B CS:GO.

Featuring a unique colour scheme on a ZOWIE mouse, the EC-B CS:GO Special edition comes in a metallic dark blue design, with a gold Counter-Terrorist insignia sitting on the palm rest of the mouse, just above the ZOWIE logo, which is a modest black instead of the trademark red style of the current series of ZOWIE mice.

Previously announced with the release of the EC-B Black edition, the EC-B CS:GO special edition mice also comes equipped with a 3360 optical sensor, providing gamers with a different tracking feeling to the popular EC-A series’ original 3310 sensor, while still providing the same ergonomic shape and feel as the original EC-A series.

Additional features and revisions of the EC-B series include the removal of the DPI indicator light on the scroll wheel, which has been moved to the base of the mouse, while the two large mouse feet, or Skatez of the mouse, with four smaller feet that are located in each corner of the mouse, to improve the overall glide and control on the EC-B series. Also included on the base of the mouse on the EC-B Series is an adjustable USB Report Rate button, allowing you to adjust the polling rate on the fly.

The EC-B CS:GO Series is now officially released with selected BenQ partners. For more information on the ZOWIE EC-B CS:GO Series, consults the product pages of the EC1-B CS:GOEC1-B CS:GO and the EC2-B CS:GOEC2-B CS:GO on our website, as well as our Where To BuyWhere To Buy page for more information on where to pick up ZOWIE gear.

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BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P e-Sports Monitor Available In Stores Today

xl2411p gallery 1BenQ Australia today confirm the release of the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P monitor for e-Sports in-stores with BenQ partnered resellers.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P provides the features of the classic XL2411 Monitor and adds a Display Port connection for enhanced connectivity to support newer graphic cards. Colour Vibrance has also been added to the XL2411P, allowing colour to be fine-tuned to suit your personal preference. The XL2411P also maintains Black eQualizer and Height Adjustment capabilities that are standard for any BenQ ZOWIE XL Series Monitor.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is particularly beneficial to players of First Person Shooters (FPS) and MOBA Titles that can maintain a steady 120-150 frames-per-second refresh rate. Players of FPS Games will benefit most from XL2411P’s Black eQualizer technology, which optimizes visibility in dark areas, without overexposing bright areas, and MOBA players will benefit most from XL2411P’s 144Hz High Refresh Rate, providing a smooth and clear experience in-game.

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P is available now with BenQ partnered resellers.

For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P in Australia, please keep an eye on the XL2411P’s product pageXL2411P’s product page on the BenQ Australia websiteBenQ Australia website.

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Tainted Minds Announce Partnership With BenQ ZOWIE For 2018

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It was announced today that Tainted Minds have partnered with leading peripheral manufacturer BenQ ZOWIE.

"When we first started Tainted Minds, there were a few standout companies that we listed as goals to be partnered with and BenQ ZOWIE was one of the top ones. All of our players over the years have always used BenQ products and now their elite ZOWIE range is the highest standard for gaming hardware and would constantly ask us to reach out to them to try the latest monitor or mouse. Today we couldn't be happier to announce our partnership with BenQ ZOWIE who continue to lead the charge for innovation and superior products in the gaming space." - Nicholas 'Sav' Bobir, Founder & CEO at Tainted Minds

BenQ ZOWIE have been a huge supporter of local esports in the region in 2017 through their assistance of professional teams, supporting local internet cafes and hosting a regional qualifier for the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Esports tournament. Through this partnership we look to take this to a whole new level in 2018 and we can't wait to unveil our plans together.

“As a widely recognised team within the Australian Esports community, Tainted Minds have consistently demonstrated their ability to remain a top-tier contender across multiple esports titles. Since 2013, Tainted Minds have grown their organization, competing with teams across CS:GO, Call of Duty, Rocket League and PUBG, as well as expanding their line-up of talented content creators among their line-up of competitive esports professionals. We are very happy to announce this partnership with Tainted Minds for our ZOWIE esports range, and looking forward to joining the Tainted family in 2018.“ – Dan Natoli, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, BenQ.

Since its inception in 2008, ZOWIE, now the premium esports division of BenQ, has focused on the development of competitive gaming products suitable for professional gamers.

BenQ ZOWIE have amassed a large portfolio of products that will tailor to your gaming preference. Whether you're a twitch reaction shooter playing Counter-Strike, an Overwatch slayer, strategic League of Legends player or a Call of Duty fiend, BenQ ZOWIE have everything you need to enhance your experience.

Tainted Minds recommend the BenQ ZOWIE 240Hz range in the XL2546 and XL2540 for high performance games such as Counter-Strike and Overwatch to ensure the highest quality gameplay experience in-game, as long as your PC’s specs can support such a high frame rate. For all other PC titles, including PUBG and MOBA titles, we recommend either the XL2430 or the XL2411P for the best performance. For console gaming, we recommend the BenQ ZOWIE RL Series RL2455 or RL2460 to ensure the highest performance and sharpest response time in Call of Duty, FIFA, Halo, Street Fighter, or any competitive console title. For our content creators and more casual gamers, we also recommend checking out any of the 27” monitors BenQ ZOWIE has to offer across the range. BenQ ZOWIE also have an extensive range of esports peripherals, including mice, keyboard, mousepad, cable management & external audio systems, each designed for high-performance gaming. For more information on the ZOWIE Esports range, check out the full Esports range here.

Tainted Minds will represent BenQ ZOWIE for the first time this weekend at CWL New Orleans on January 12-14th.

Be sure to stay connected with Tainted Minds (@TaintedOrg) and BenQ ZOWIE (@ZOWIEBenQANZ) on Twitter.

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Top Eight Teams Confirmed for BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Closed Qualifiers

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Following the conclusion of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Open Qualifiers series over this past weekend, our final eight teams have officially been decided.

Riotous Raccoons, AVANT GARDE, Team Noxide and Team KiD have secured their place in the ANZ Closed Qualifiers series on August 5th and 6th to face off against Tainted Minds, Athletico, Kings Gaming Club and Legacy for a place in our Offline Finals.

Riotous Raccoons and AVANT GARDE both had incredibly strong showings from both ends of the Upper bracket of this double elimination series, taking wins off the likes of ty krasava, Dedset, unfrag and Paragon OCE to coast their way into the Closed Qualifiers. Remarkably, Team Noxide and Team KiD both qualified after falling into the Lower bracket after their round 1 match-ups.

The eXTREMESLAND tournament series is a competitive CSGO tournament held in Shanghai, China, hosting the top 16 teams from 14 major regions in the Asia Pacific Region. These top teams will compete for their share in a $100,000 USD prize pool.

The BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier is being conducted by BenQ ZOWIE in partnership with ESL Australia, with the winner of the ANZ Offline Final being offered the position to represent Australia in the eXTREMESLAND tournament series in Shanghai.

The upcoming Closed Qualifiers of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND will begin on August 5th, and will be livestreamed on Twitch via the ESL_CSGO Twitch channel during the course of the event.

For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier series, please visit the BenQ ZOWIE local events page hereBenQ ZOWIE local events page here

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ZOWIE BenQ Launching The World's First Native 240Hz PC e-Sports Monitor

2017 02 02 00009Towards the end of 2016, BenQ first announced their new e-Sports monitors, the XL2540 and XL2735, providing additional means for fulfilment of the individual gaming experience. BenQ ZOWIE are excited to officially launch the XL2540 at the product’s official Launch Event, to be held in Sydney this February.

The launch event will highlight BenQ ZOWIE’s latest addition to their XL series - the new 24.5” FHD PC e-Sports monitor, the XL2540. The XL2540 is the first Monitor on the market to introduce the native 240Hz refresh rate, delivering a whole new level to the gameplay experience, facilitating the ability to render over 240 frames per second (FPS), and providing experienced smoothness in-game.

Another highlight is the XL2735 - a 27” WQHD PC e-Sports monitor crafted with exclusive Dynamic AccuracyTM Technology that is designed to maintain remarkable clarity and provide a smoother gameplay experience during in-game movement at 144Hz.

Both the XL2540 and XL2735 come with the detachable ZOWIE Shield that is designed to minimize distractions behind the monitor and an LCD frame that is specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen to ensure the better gaming experience.

The XL2540 and XL2735 also share the same quality features that remain the core of the ZOWIE eSports brand; Black eQualizer, which increases visibility in dark areas, without overexposing the bright areas. The S Switch, which grants players easy access to the monitor settings and also allows for one touch switching between saved modes. Improvements to the S Switch now include built-in memory to transport your saved settings between compatible monitors. Color Vibrance offers flexibility to decide colour performance with 20 steps of vibrance. The Height Adjustable Stand can easily adjust the height of the monitor to the player’s preferred viewing angle and maximising the player’s comfort.

BenQ ZOWIE’s XL series features the premiere monitors for PC e-Sports, and has been adopted worldwide by most professional e-Sports tournaments and players. With your persistence to win, backed by the exclusive features of the XL series, you will be armed to compete in first-person shooters at the highest level.

BenQ ZOWIE also offers a select range of peripherals from Mice & Mousepad, to Audio System to Cable Management Device, all of which will be on display at the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 Launch Event. Combining the core competences of BenQ and ZOWIE, BenQ ZOWIE strives to provide innovations that truly enhance player performance and enjoyment across the entire product range.

BenQ ZOWIE’s newest XL2540 and XL2735 are available now at selected resellers and are priced at $699 & $899 respectively. For more information on BenQ ZOWIE line of products visit http://zowie.benq.com/http://zowie.benq.com/ 

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