BenQ Showcases New Flagship Gaming Monitor


BenQ Showcases New Flagship Gaming Monitor :

XL2420T / XL2420TX

for Professional and Competitive FPS Gaming

24 LED Backlight Monitor; 120Hz; 2ms GtG; 12M:1 DCR; Black eQualizer; Display Mode; Smart Scaling; S Switch; Game Mode Loader; FPS Mode; RTS Mode; User-Configurable Game Mode Settings, Height Adjustment, NVIDIA® 3D VisionTM 2


TAIPEI, TAIWAN, November 2, 2011 – An internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and LED monitor expert, BenQ announced the launch of the XL2420T and XL2420TX, its flagship gaming monitors for professional and competitive FPS (First-Person Shooting) game today. The new XL Series models are co-developed by core product developers and masterminds of gaming gears from ZOWIE GEAR, an innovative manufacturer of high-end professional gaming gears and R&D partner to BenQ, including prominent Counter-Strike legends, Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed, Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, Christer “fisker” Eriksson and Michael “ahl” Korduner, as well as Xanver from UMX-Gaming. The launch certainly signifies BenQ’s commitment to developing cutting-edge pro gaming monitors with exquisite features that help pro gamers take their gaming performance to the next level – as BenQ well puts it: Gaming is in the details.


“With the XL2410T turning into a grand success last winter, we simply could not wait to get started on adding even more thoughts to the XL Series design. It was encouraging to learn from the pro gamers that the XL2410T was one of the most preferred monitors in DreamHack Summer 2011, Global Starcraft II League, GamesCon 2011, ESEA which took place in the U.S. and IEM tournaments,” said Peter Chen, EVP and General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. “With the new XL Series scheduled to appear in tournaments, LAN parties and gaming expos this winter, including Intel Extreme Master and ESL Arena, we’re excited to hear what gamers will say about the enhancements we’ve added this time.”


Gaming Is in the Details with the All New XL Series

A good design idea should always be tested down to every detail by real users. The creation of the new FPS flagship models involved, world-renowned pro gamers and legendary players from ZOWIE GEAR from the early stages of product development to the final stage of product testing. This collaboration has brought together fundamental gaming insights to master first-person shooting games with super fast response rate, razor-sharp clarity and tailored control. Built with 120Hz, 2ms GTG response time and 12M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the XL Series models not only hold the fundamental key to FPS gaming success but also possess exclusive features meticulously thought out to provide FPS gamers with the ultimate sense of ease and control:

  • A unique color engine technology that allows gamers to brighten the image display without over-exposing white levels, the Black eQualizer reveals critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas to enable gamers to screen critical combat details speedily with added gameplay comfort.
  • The S Switch is a stylish remote controller that enables you to swiftly switch between customized display settings for gaming as well as entertainment. The scroll button even allows users to quickly navigate and change the OSD setting.
  • To accommodate individual viewing preferences and requirements, the Display Mode allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes from 17” (4:3), 19” (4:3), 19”W (16:10), 21.5”W (16:9), 22”W (16:10), 23W”(16:9) to 24W” (16:9), as the Smart Scaling feature gives them the freedom to manually scale the screen to any custom size.
  • There are two variations to the preset FPS Mode this year. Both tailored by HeatoN and SpawN, the FPS1 mode is designed to configure and optimize the display for Counter-Strike 1.6 and the FPS2 mode for Counter-Strike Source as recommended by BenQ. With these specialized preset modes offering optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint, gamers are provided with the vantage point to spot and track their opponents’ every move, even in indistinct situations.
  • See what the pros see. Game Mode Loader is an online platform that stores gaming presets used by not only pro gamers but also gaming legends such as HeatoN and SpawN. Users can install these exclusive presets and leverage them to their advantage. They can also take the extra step to save them onto the S Switch for quick access. More presets, fine-tuned by Potti, fisker, ahl, and well-known StarCraft II pro team, StarTale, will be released on in the future to keep users on top of their games.







A true testament to the belief of “Gaming Is in the Details”, the XL2420T is also a great choice for extreme entertainment. It is certified as NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2-ready to provide gamers Full-HD 3D gaming and entertainment experiences like never before. It also comes with the NVIDIA 3D LightBoost™ technology to brighten the screen to up to twice the original brightness for more vivid viewing. The XL2420TX is even embedded with 3D IR emitter and come with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 Glasses Kit to bring you total realism and intensive 3D graphic display with no hassles.


Dressed in premium black housing and intricate red detailing, the recipients of Good Design Award 2011, red dot product design award 2011 and many design awards to come certainly also reflect a user’s taste in the finer things in life.


The new XL Series will be heading to Europe in early November, worldwide thereafter. For more information, please visit


n   About Emil “HeatoN” Christensen

Emil “HeatoN” Christensen is a Counter Strike living legend famous for his mastery of the “spray technique” that enabled him to continue shooting while his opponents struggled to recover from the recoil of their guns and re-aim. HeatoN never failed to amaze with his ability to annihilate the enemy with his speedy precision attacks, while evading theirs through an amazing on-screen agility. Though a stream of new challengers have appeared on the scene, none have been able to match HeatoN. Not only that, but HeatoN also brings strategic smarts and team leadership to the table, which is why he’s renowned for being able to lead his teams and break through seemingly impregnable defenses and achieve victory against seemingly insurmountable odds time and time again.


n   About Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed

Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed is a Counter-Strike ace and he has also been a member of both NiP and SK Gaming. SpawN is especially admired by fellow Counter-Strikers for his awesome skill with an AK-47. He’s always had the knack of being able to calmly guide his teammates out of a crisis situation and lead them on to victory. His fast reflexes give him the ability to quickly grasp unfamiliar terrain or layouts. His superior observational skills even in the midst of on-screen mayhem allows for uncanny control over trajectory when using ballistic weapons. SpawN’s ferocious but tightly orchestrated style of attack is awed among fellow gamers. His gaming clips are favorites among gamers around the world, who have downloaded them in droves to use as learning material.


n   About ZOWIE GEAR

ZOWIE GEAR is an innovative manufacturer of competitive gaming gear, founded late 2008 with a mission to develop the best competitive gaming gear available. ZOWIE GEAR headquarters are situated in Huntington Beach, California. More information at


n   About BenQ Corporation

BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile computing devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.



n   About BenQ Group

The BenQ Group is currently comprised of companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Hospital, BenQ Medical Technology, BriView Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp. and Wellypower Corp.



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