BenQ Zowie XL2540 review

Many manufacturers like to claim they make monitors for pro gamers, but BenQ, with its Zowie range, really does take that market seriously, as its Zowie XL2540 monitor demonstrates.

What we mean by this is that many companies target serious and professional gamers with monitors that push high resolutions, large screen sizes, wide aspect ratios and ‘extreme gaming’ designs, with flashy aesthetics and glowing LEDs.


While some of these features, such as high resolutions and ultra-wide aspect ratios, undoubtedly improve the gaming experience (the benefits of garish designs and blazing LEDs are far more debatable), for serious and professional gamers for whom high frames per second and lightning-fast reflexes are a priority, they could actually prove a hindrance.

The BenQ Zowie XL2540’s focus on what really matters for e-sports competitors – image quality (especially in dark scenes) and incredibly high refresh rates – helps set it apart from a lot of competing monitors with their needless bells and whistles.

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