BenQ Begins Freesync Introduction

High resolution, a high refresh rate and low response time are all part of what makes BenQ’s XL2730Z monitor suitable for desktop PC gaming. As well as its own specifications, the 27″ unit boasts several features to enhance its use.

Motion Blur Reduction ensures that fast-moving content is rendered quickly, reducing smearing and ghosting. The display has a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, as well as supporting Adaptive Sync via DisplayPort – part of AMD’s Freesync technology, which is used to eliminate screen tearing.

BenQ’s own Black Equalizer technology lightens dark areas without washing out lighter parts of an image. There are 20 levels of colour vibrance settings, and users can choose from eight different screen sizes, from 17″ to 24″. Smart Scaling enables further fine-tuning of the screen size.

Other features adjusting display settings are Display Pilot, which offers on-screen adjustments; Auto Game Mode, which changes colour settings depending on the genre of gaming being played; and Game Mode to Go, through which users can save their screen settings to an external drive or the cloud and import them to another PC.

As with many of BenQ’s newest desktop monitors, the XL2730Z incorporates low blue light and flicker-free technology. It will be available worldwide this spring, with a price to be set closer to the launch.