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The ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Mouse Pad Announced!

The ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Mouse Pad Announced!

BenQ ZOWIE just announced their new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad! Find out what the new ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad offers over its competitors!

 

The ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Mouse Pad!

ZOWIE was founded in 2008 as a company that specialized in the development of competitive gaming gears to complement eSports athletes’ combating performance. In 2015, ZOWIE was acquired by BenQ to further boost the company’s eSports product line to deliver competitive experience and enjoyment.

The new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad is the updated version of the G-SR-SE Blue mouse pad. It provides gamers with a new color option as well as a refreshed design to choose from.

 

ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Key Features

The ZOWIE G-SR series in general provides smooth mouse movement and better traction for the mouse sensor.

These mouse pads provides 100% flat rubber base that ensures consistent performance across the mousepad.

The latest ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red mouse pad however provides a slightly different glide feeling from the standard black G-SR.

The G-SR-SE Red will replace the G-SR-SE Blue which will be discontinued by BenQ ZOWIE.

 

ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red Availability

The new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad is now available in the Asia Pacific region. Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :

 

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BenQ 4K Projectors No. 1 For 3 Consecutive Quarters In 2018

BenQ 4K projectors have been the no. 1 in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for 3 straight quarters in 2018. Find out how BenQ best their rivals in the 4K projector market for most of 2018!

 

BenQ 4K Projectors No. 1 For 3 Consecutive Quarters In 2018

With a massive 36% of market share in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East, BenQ 4K projectors has emerged the top brand for 4K projectors. In Japan alone, BenQ captured a historical market share of 53% in the 4K projector segment.

Winning Features of BenQ 4K Projectors

BenQ’ s product quality and unique Cinematic Color technology offers long-lasting accurate colors and authentic cinema performance.

BenQ W1700 4K home cinema projector was awarded the G-mark Design Award 2018 by The Good Design Award for its design that blends well into home space.

BenQ TK800 4K HDR home projector won the 2019 Sound+Image Yearly Award for Best AV Projector under $5000 from Australia.

The BenQ TK800 also won our Reviewer’s Choice Award! To find out why, read our in-depth review of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector!

 

The Winning BenQ 4K Projector Line-Up

BenQ CinePro Series

W11000H 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector X12000 4K Home Cinema Projector
 

• 4K UHD with 8.3 million pixel
• Projector-Optimized HDR
• 100% Rec.709 Cinematic color
• 4K UHD with 8.3 million pixel
• Advanced HLD LED light source
• DCI-P3 Cinematic color

 

BenQ CineHome Series

W1700 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector

• 4K UHD with 8.3 million pixel
• Projector-Optimized HDR
• >96% Rec.709 Cinematic color

 

BenQ Home Entertainment Series

TK800 4K HDR Home Projector

• 4K UHD with 8.3 million pixel
• Projector-Optimized HDR
• High Brightness & Dedicated Sports Mode

Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive review of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector!

 

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BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector In-Depth Review!

Designed to deliver the big screen experience, the BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector is their top-of-the-line 4K HDR projector for the home entertainment market.

Find out why the BenQ TK800 won our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

BenQ TK800 Key Features Summarised

Here is a quick video that summarises the key features of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector :

 

BenQ TK800 Price + Availability

The BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector is available at a retail price of RM 5,599 in Malaysia / US$ 1,499. Here are some online purchase links :

 

Unboxing The BenQ TK800

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) comes in an unassuming brown box, with a discreet TK800 label on the lower right corner. Let’s unbox it and see what we find inside!

Once you fully unbox it, you will find the following items :

  • One BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector with lens cap
  • One 3 m long power cord with localised power plug
  • One BenQ RCV015 remote control
  • Two Maxell AA alkaline batteries
  • One CD containing the User Manual and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • One BenQ User Manual Addendum sheet
  • One BenQ Quick Start Guide

Note that the package does not include any HDMI cable. While you can use HDMI 1.4 cables, it is recommended that you use HDMI 2.0a/b cables that are certified for 4K video at 60 Hz with HDR.

 

The BenQ TK800 Up Close!

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) is a compact projector that weighs just 4.2 kg. Its powerful 240 watt lamp allows it to create 4K HDR displays at up to 200″ in size at 3,000 lumens!

Its DLP projection system is built around a single DMD chip and a new 4-segment colour wheel that delivers 30-bit colour resolution, with a wide colour gamut of over 92% of Rec. 709!

The TK800 comes with a plethora of connectivity options – all the way from the good old VGA port to the latest HDMI 2.0 port (with HDCP 2.2).

And a combination of three adjuster feet and easy keystone correction allows you to properly align the projected image.

Next Page > The BenQ TK800 Display Capabilities

 

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4K Lens System

The BenQ TK800 features an optical system designed for 4K projection.

The lens array consists of four groups of 7 lens elements, with low-dispersion coatings to minimise chromatic aberrations.

This 4K lens system provides up to 1.2X optical zoom, with wide apertures of f/1.94 to f/2.06.

The zoom function allows you to, for example, project a 100″ image from a distance of 3.25 m to 3.9 m away.

At its widest, the TK800 lens array will provide clear focus between 1.95 m and 6.51 m away. if you dial the zoom up to 1.2X, it will provide clear focus between 2.34 m and 7.81 m away.

 

4K UHD Resolution

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) is built around the 0.47″ single DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) chip from Texas Instruments.

There are over 2 million microscopic mirrors on this chip – each representing a pixel.

This DMD chip has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, so how does the TK800 project a 4K UHD display with 4X as many pixels? That’s where the XPR Technology comes in.

 

XPR Technology

What XPR does is “wriggle” the projection lens in a circular fashion at 240 Hz, so that each micromirror creates four projected pixels, instead of just one pixel.

This effectively quadruples the DMD chip’s native resolution of 1920 x 1080 into a projected image of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

XPR allows the TK800 to deliver true 4K resolution with almost 8.3 million pixels, making the projected image appear much sharper, especially in larger projections.

However, because they were generated from a DMD chip with 1920 x 1080 independent pixels, expect aliasing artifacts.

While a true 4K DMD chip with 8.3 million micro mirrors would deliver the best possible 4K projection quality, that is many more years in the making and would be prohibitively expensive.

 

4K Scaling

The single DMD chip the BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) uses has just over 2 million micro mirrors, which gives it a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This means that all 4K content will be downsampled to 1080p, and processed for 4K output by the DMD chip. The projected image is then quadrupled by XPR to the 4K resolution.

The actual image is not a true 4K output of a proper 4K DMD chip, but it’s far better than a 1080p projection. The image processing ensures that final image is perceptively close to the actual 4K image.

The good news is – XPR will also upscale your 1080p content to the 4K display resolution, giving you a perceptively sharper and more detailed image than is possible with a 1080p projector.

Next Page > Even More BenQ TK800 Features

 

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HDR With Wide Colour Gamut

DLP projectors can deliver wide colour gamuts, allowing the displayed colours to be more vivid, and more accurately reflect real world colours.

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) comes with a new 4-segment RGBW colour wheel which allows it to achieve 92% of the Rec. 709 colour space.

As a HDR-capable projector,  the BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) supports HDR10 content, which are enhanced with their exclusive Auto HDR Natural Colour Rendition and Projector-Optimized HDR technologies.

Auto HDR Natural Colour Rendition automatically analyses the scene and adjusts the colour temperature, and compensates for oversaturated greens and reds.

Projector-Optimized HDR, on the other hand, enhances dark details by preserving details and displaying the grayscales properly.

This is probably a combination of a light dump for the micromirrors, and the DMD chip’s ability to produce 10-bits of greyscale (1024 shades).

Do note that you should use HDMI 2.0a/b cables if you plan to display HDR content. Only HDMI 2.0a/b cables are certified for 4K video at 60 Hz with HDR.

 

Football + Sport Modes

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) is a home entertainment model that adds two new display modes – Football and Sport.

The Football Mode preserves natural skin tones, intensifies the vibrant colours of the lush green grass on the pitch while simultaneously enhancing the clarity of the announcer’s commentary over the loud background noise of a cheering crowd in an open-air stadium.

Sport Mode is ideal for indoor sports and prioritises realistic skin tones, enhancing wood tones as well as offering vivid reds combined with balanced green and blues.

The acoustic clarity of a sports commentator’s voice and other subtle details such as squeaking sneakers, referee whistles, and ice scraping under skates are retained and enhanced.

 

BenQ CinemaMaster Audio+ 2

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) features their improved CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technology.

It uses a single 5 W speaker, with an aluminium driver diaphragm for better details in the mid and high frequencies, while a resonance chamber provides a more resonant bass.

The speaker also uses heat-resistant NdFeB magnets for a longer lifespan, and less distortion.

Next Page > Control, Adjustment, Connectivity Options, The BenQ TK800 In Action

 

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BenQ TK800 Control Options

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) has simple controls located on the top panel.

It consists of a Power button, arrow keys (that double as keystone and volume control keys), and other OSD function keys.

For more elaborate functions, you can use the BenQ RCV015 remote control.

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) projector has two IR receivers for this remote control – one located at the top, next to the controls, and the other is in front, next to the lens.

 

BenQ TK800 Adjustment Options

To keep the BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) level on uneven surfaces, it comes with three adjustment feet, all with rubber soles.

The front adjustment foot has a quick release button with four locking steps. The two rear adjustment feet are of the screw type, which allows for finer adjustments independently.

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) also comes with easy keystone correction. Just use the vertical keystone correction function to quickly align the projected image.

This is very useful if you plan to use the TK800 (which is portable) at different locations.

 

BenQ TK800 Connectivity Options

The BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) comes with a plethora of connectivity options, all discreetly hidden at the rear panel.

From left to right, you will find the following ports :

  • 3-pin 12 V power port
  • 3.5 mm audio-in port
  • 3.5 mm audio-out port
  • 15-pin VGA port
  • HDMI 1 – HDMI 2.0a (with HDCP 2.2)
  • HDMI 2 – HDMI 1.4 (with HDCP 1.4)
  • mini-B USB 2.0 port
  • Type A USB 2.0 port (with 1.5 A power output)
  • 12 V trigger port
  • Kensington lock slot

Please note that while there are two HDMI ports, only HDMI 1 supports HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2. You should always connect your Blu-ray player, or other sources of 4K content to HDMI 1.

You should also use a HDMI 2.0a/b cable that is certified to support 4K video at 60 Hz with HDR.

 

The BenQ TK800 In Action!

We set-up the BenQ TK800 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) in a moderately dim room, to create an image of about 80-inches in size in a small condo

4K HDR Video – Insects

We made the hall darker in this test, so you can better assess the contrast ratio (rated at 10:000:1), and the colour gamut (rated at > 92% Rec. 709).

You can’t see it in the video, but you have to go very close to the wall to make out the individual pixels. The image may have been pixel-quadrupled from 1080p, but it is perceptually indiscernible from a true 4K image.

Note too how loud and rich its single 5 W speaker sounds. BenQ delivers on the promise promise of better details and resonant bass with its  aluminium driver diaphragm and resonance chamber.

4K HDR Video – Scenery

In this test, we let more ambient light in, to simulate the usual daytime viewing with the (non-blackout) curtains drawn.

The 3000 lumens Philips bulb did a great job of delivering more than adequate brightness to tackle the ambient light coming in from the curtains on the right.

Note how vivid the images are. That’s thanks to its 4-segment RGBW colour wheel which allows it to deliver a HDR image with true white.

It also allows the TK800 to deliver a wider colour gamut in excess of  92% of the Rec. 709 colour space.

On the audio side, note the fan noise just before the test begins. It is quite audible when nothing is running, but once you start the video, the 5 watt speaker is so powerful, it completely drowns out the fan noise.

Next Page > Our Verdict + Award, BenQ TK800 vs. BenQ W1700 / TH2550

 

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BenQ TK800 : Our Verdict + Award

The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) is a truly impressive 4K HDR projector.

There may be brighter 4K projectors (like the 3500-lumen ViewSonic PX747-4K), but it is one of the few to offer a 4-segment colour wheel to deliver true white for a vivid HDR viewing experience, and a wide colour gamut of 92% of the Rec. 709 colour space.

This allows the TK800. to stand out amongst the crowded field of affordable 4K projectors designed to provide a cinema-like experience.

Now, it does not offer a true dot-for-dot 4K resolution like a proper 4K LCD TV would, but it delivers 4K images that are perceptually indistinguishable from true 4K images. And it gives you a much larger display size at a fraction of the cost.

DLP projection technology also eliminates a pesky problem with LCD TV technology – glare from ambient light sources. Its main problem of washed-out colours in bright ambient light is largely eliminated by the much higher 3000-lumen brightness in the BenQ TK800 (Price Check)  – 36% brighter than its predecessor, the BenQ W1700 / TH2550!

It also impressed us with its audio capabilities. Powered only by a single 5 watt speaker, it delivered a surprisingly loud and rich soundscape.

For these reasons, we believe the BenQ TK800 (Price Check) deserves our Reviewer’s Choice Award! Congratulations, BenQ!

 

BenQ TK800 vs. BenQ W1700 / TH2550

The BenQ TK800 is a much brighter version of the BenQ W1700 / TH2550 launched last year, with a new 4-segment colour wheel. Here is a comparison of their key specifications, with their differences highlighted.

SpecificationsBenQ TK800BenQ W1700 / TH2550
Projection System0.47” single DMD DLP0.47” single DMD DLP
Display Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels with XPR
1920 x 1080 pixels without XPR
3840 x 2160 pixels with XPR
1920 x 1080 pixels without XPR
Native Aspect Raio16:916:9
Colour Resolution30-bits (1.07 billion colours)30-bits (1.07 billion colours)
Colour Gamut> 92% Rec. 709> 96% Rec. 709
Maximum Brightness3000 ANSI Lumens2200 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio (FOFO)10,000:110,000:1
HDR CapableYes, HDR10Yes, HDR10
3D CompatibilityFrame Sequential: Up to 1280x720 120 Hz
Frame Packing: Up to 1080p 24 Hz
Side by Side: Up to 1080i 60 Hz
Top Bottom: Up to 1080p 24 Hz
Frame Sequential: Up to 1280x720 120 Hz
Frame Packing: Up to 1080p 24 Hz
Side by Side: Up to 1080i 60 Hz
Top Bottom: Up to 1080p 24 Hz
Light SourcePhilips UHP E20.7 Fusion Air Lamp
- 170 W to 240 W
Philips UHP E20.7 Fusion Air Lamp
- 170 W to 240 W
Light Source LifespanNormal : 4,000 hours
SmartEco : 8,000 hours
Economic : 10,000 hours
Normal : 4,000 hours
SmartEco : 8,000 hours
Economic : 10,000 hours
Color Wheel4 Segments - RGBW6 Segments - RGBRGB
Throw Ratio1.47 to 1.76 (100" display @ 3.25 m)1.47 to 1.76 (100" display @ 3.25 m)
Zoom Ratio1.2X1.2X
Lens7 elements in 4 lens groups
f/1.94 to f/2.06
7 elements in 4 lens groups
f/1.94 to f/2.06
Clear Focus Range1.95 to 6.51 m @ Wide
2.34 to 7.81 m @ Tele
1.95 to 6.51 m @ Wide
2.34 to 7.81 m @ Tele
Keystone Adjustment1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
Projection Offset110 % ± 2.5 %110 % ± 2.5 %
Clear Image Size (Diagonal)60" ~ 200"60" ~ 200"
Max. Image Size Range30" ~ 300"30" ~ 300"
Horizontal Frequency15 kHz - 102 kHz15 kHz - 102 kHz
Vertical Scan Rate23 Hz - 120 Hz23 Hz - 120 Hz
Available Picture ModesBright / Vivid TV / Cinema / Sport / Football / User1 / User2 / (3D)Bright / Vivid / Cinema / Sport / User 1 / User 2 / ISF Night / ISF Day
AudioCinemaMaster Audio+ 2
1 x 5 W speaker
CinemaMaster Audio+ 2
1 x 5 W speaker
Available Ports1 x VGA (15-pin D-Sub)
1 x HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2)
1 x HDMI 1.4a (HDCP 1.4)
1 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x USB 2.0 Type mini B
1 x 3.5 mm Audio in
1 x 3.5 mm Audio out
1 x 9-pin RS-232 serial port
1 x 3.5 mm DC 12V trigger
1 x VGA (15-pin D-Sub)
1 x HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2)
1 x HDMI 1.4a (HDCP 1.4)
1 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x USB 2.0 Type mini B
1 x 3.5 mm Audio in
1 x 3.5 mm Audio out
1 x 9-pin RS-232 serial port
1 x 3.5 mm DC 12V trigger
IR Receivers2, one in front, one on top2, one in front, one on top
Power Supply100 to 240 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)100 to 240 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)
Power Consumption385 W (Maximum)
330 W (Typical)
0.5 W (Standby)
385 W (Maximum)
330 W (Typical)
0.5 W (Standby)
Acoustics33 dB (Typical)
29 dB (Silent Mode)
33 dB (Typical)
29 dB (Silent Mode)
Operating Temperature0 ~ 40 ℃0 ~ 40 ℃
Dimensions355 mm wide x 272 mm deep x 135 mm high355 mm wide x 272 mm deep x 135 mm high
Weight4.2 kg4.2 kg

 

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The 2018 BenQ Eye-Care Monitor Showcase!

BenQ just revealed a slew of new Eye-Care monitors for both office and gaming use. Take a look at the 2018 BenQ Eye-Care monitor range, and see what they offer!

 

The 2018 BenQ Eye-Care Monitor Range

First and foremost, BenQ is introducing two new 2018 BenQ Eye-Care 4K HDR monitors – the BenQ EL2870U and BenQ EW3270U. They both feature their exclusive Brightness Intelligence Plus (BI+)Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies, as well as High Dynamic Range (HDR) and AMD FreeSync capabilities.

To learn more about those technologies, read our article – The BenQ Eye-Care Monitor Technologies Explained!

They also showcased the other 2018 BenQ Eye-Care monitors, from the 22-inch BenQ GW2280 all the way to the 32-inch BenQ EW3270ZL. BenQ Product Manager Jeane Liew took us on a tour of the various models and explained their key features :

BenQ EW3270U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 31.5-inch VA panel with 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,899 (Web | App), US$ 599, £ 442.49

BenQ EW3270ZL

  • WQHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • 32-inch VA panel with 100% sRGB colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 979 (Web | App), US$ 299.99£ 279.80

BenQ EX3200R

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 31.5-inch curved VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,249 (Web | App), US$ 323.95£ 279.80

BenQ EL2870U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 28-inch TN panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,399 (Web | App), US$ 429.31£ 338.57

BenQ EW277HDR

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels, HDR
  • 27-inch VA panel with 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 829 (Web | App), US$ 199.99£ 214.95

BenQ EW2775ZH

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 27-inch VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light Plus, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 600 (Web | App), US$ 179£ 159.99

BenQ GW2780

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 27-inch IPS panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 699 (Web | App), US$ 169.99£ 169.97

BenQ GW2480

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 23.8-inch IPS panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 499 (Web | App), US$ 149£ 102.10

BenQ GW2280

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 21.5-inch VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 300 (Web | App), US$ 89£ 79

 

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The BenQ Eye-Care Monitor Technologies Explained!

BenQ just revealed a slew of new Eye-Care monitors with new Eye-Care technologies built-in. But what do the new Brightness Intelligence Plus and Low Blue Light Plus technologies mean to you – the user? Read and find out everything you need to know about the BenQ Eye-Care monitor technologies!

 

The BenQ Eye-Care Monitor Technologies

BenQ’s Brian Lee and Jim Y Yang explain the new BenQ Eye-Care monitor technologies, and why they are important for those who want a comfortable viewing experience.

Brightness Intelligence and Brightness Intelligence Plus

The BenQ Brightness Intelligence (BI) technology automatically detects the brightness of the ambient lighting, and automatically adjusts the display brightness to match. This not only helps to ensure a comfortable viewing experience, it also helps to reduce power consumption.

The Brightness Intelligence Plus (BI+) technology improves on that by also detecting and adjusting for colour temperature. This takes care of mixed-colour lighting, as well as the changing colour temperature of natural sunlight.

Low Blue Light and Low Blue Light Plus

BenQ’s exclusive Low Blue Light technology eliminates blue light in the 420-480 nm spectrum to reduce damage to the eye.

The Low Blue Light Plus technology takes that up a notch by reducing blue light in the 420-455 nm spectrum, while preventing a colour shift to yellow, allowing for more accurate colour reproduction.

Flicker-Free

The BenQ Flicker-Free technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland to eliminate the monitor flicker that is present in other monitors. Even though other monitors may refresh at very high rates, they still result in imperceptible flicker that cause stress to the eyes during long use.

AMD FreeSync

This is an AMD technology that eliminates image tearing, broken frames and choppy gameplay for a smoother gaming experience, when used with AMD graphics cards.

 

Where To Buy BenQ Eye-Care Monitors?

Here are the 2018 BenQ Eye-Care monitors, with direct purchase links and prices (accurate as of 23 September 2018) :

BenQ EW3270U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 31.5-inch VA panel with 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,899 (Web | App), US$ 599, £ 442.49

BenQ EW3270ZL

  • WQHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • 32-inch VA panel with 100% sRGB colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 979 (Web | App), US$ 299.99£ 279.80

BenQ EX3200R

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 31.5-inch curved VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,249 (Web | App), US$ 323.95£ 279.80

BenQ EL2870U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 28-inch TN panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,399 (Web | App), US$ 429.31£ 338.57

BenQ EW277HDR

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels, HDR
  • 27-inch VA panel with 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 829 (Web | App), US$ 199.99£ 214.95

BenQ EW2775ZH

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 27-inch VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light Plus, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 600 (Web | App), US$ 179£ 159.99

BenQ GW2780

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 27-inch IPS panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 699 (Web | App), US$ 169.99£ 169.97

BenQ GW2480

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 23.8-inch IPS panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 499 (Web | App), US$ 149£ 102.10

BenQ GW2280

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 21.5-inch VA panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 300 (Web | App), US$ 89£ 79

 

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ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 Updates!

On August 17, 2018, BenQ ZOWIE announced its sponsorship of eXTREMESLAND, the annual esports event for Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) players in the Asia-Pacific region. The event will hence be known as ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018.

Here are the updates on ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 since it kicked off.

 

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 aims to become the largest Counter-Strike Global OffensiveCS:GO tournament in Asia while providing an  honest and fair battleground for Asian CS:GO players.

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 will cover 20 qualifiers across the Asia-Pacific region, and 3 qualifiers in China, starting from August to October 2018.

16 teams will be qualified to represent their countries to participate in the finals of the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018, from October 18th to 21st in Shanghai, China with total prize pool of USD $100,000 dollars.

 

Team FrostFire Advances To Shanghai Asia Finals!

ZOWIE Malaysia just announced that Team FrostFire won the eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Malaysia Qualifier and will now advance to the Shanghai Asia Finals! Congratulations, Team FrostFire!

 

BenQ XL2546 Gaming Monitors

As a title sponsor, BenQ ZOWIE will sponsor full sets of BenQ XL2546 (Price Check) esports gaming monitors to all ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia CS:GO Open 2018 qualifiers.

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The BenQ XL2546 (Price Check) comes with a 240 Hz refresh rate, which provides smooth gameplay. It also features DyAc technology that increases clarity of vigorous in-game screen movements.

Both features will help to ensure that all participants will perform their very best at all stages of the competition!

You don’t have to be in the tournament to enjoy these features. Here are some purchase links fo the BehQ XL2546 gaming monitor :

 

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The BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector Revealed!

BenQ just announced the release of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR Home Entertainment Projector, arriving just in time for the coming World Cup 2018! If you are looking for a 4K projector with HDR capability, check out these details of the new BenQ TK800 home projector!

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BenQ TK800 Viewing Party

The capabilities of the TK800 were put put to the test when BenQ Malaysia invited guests and home theatre enthusiasts to experience the TK800 firsthand at an exciting viewing party in Kuala Lumpur.

Guests were able to see for themselves the superb picture quality of the TK800 4K HDR Home Entertainment projector as it projected a live telecast of a sporting event, displaying crisp details, natural colours and all the action.

Product Manager of BenQ Malaysia Ms. Jeane Liew said, ”The launch of the BenQ TK800 4K HDR Home Entertainment projector comes at the right time as Malaysians are now appreciating and enjoying more 4K content. In keeping with BenQ’s phenomenal growth, we are glad to announce that BenQ Malaysia will be offering a 3-year on-site warranty, which is one of the longest in the industry”.

 

BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector

Featuring true 4K 3,840 x 2,160 UHD resolution with 8.3-million distinct pixels, the BenQ TK800 (Price Check) produces lifelike realism utilising projector-optimised HDR to enhance brightness and contrast range with one-step image optimisation and automatic HDR natural colour rendition.

The BenQ TK800’s innovative 4K colour wheel achieves 92% of the Rec. 709 colour gamut in conjunction with a high 3,000 lumen brightness for awe-inspiring projected picture quality in environments with bright ambient lighting such as living rooms and backyard parties.

Football + Sport Modes

The Football Mode preserves natural skin tones, intensifies the vibrant colours of the lush green grass on the pitch while simultaneously enhancing the clarity of the announcer’s commentary over the loud background noise of a cheering crowd in an open-air stadium.

Sport Mode is ideal for indoor sports and prioritises realistic skin tones, enhancing wood tones as well as offering vivid reds combined with balanced green and blues. The acoustic clarity of a sports commentator’s voice and other subtle details such as squeaking sneakers, referee whistles, and ice scraping under skates are retained and enhanced.

CinemaMaster Audio+ 2

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The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) also boasts of a CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 sound system that has been upgraded to offer a significantly wider frequency range and 5-watt power, utilising materials such as an aluminium driver diaphragm and resonant sound chambers for delicate details, pure vocals, and resounding bass.

Other Features

A true 4K DLP projector with high brightness for the living room, the sleek and compact TK800 blends beautifully into any décor in an elegantly simple fashion. The BenQ TK800 (Price Check) also integrates auto keystone correction and 1.2X zoom flexibility to accommodate any space.

Powered by renowned Digital Light Processing, the 2015 Academy Award of Merit Oscar winning projection technology used in 90% of the world’s digital cinemas, the TK800 delivers long-lasting picture quality with precise colors and razor-sharp clarity without maintenance or degradation.

 

BenQ TK800 Price + Availability

The BenQ TK800 DLP Projector is now available in Malaysia at a retail price of RM 5,599 (inclusive of 6% GST) / US$ 1,499. Here are some purchase links for your convenience :

Don’t forget to check out our BenQ TK800 4K HDR Projector Preview!

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BenQ SW271 & SW320 Photographer Monitors Revealed!

March 30, 2018 – BenQ today announced the BenQ SW271 and BenQ SW320 photographer monitors. Read all about these new BenQ monitors that are designed for professional photographers!

 

The BenQ SW271 & SW320 Photographer Monitors

The BenQ SW271 (Price Check) and SW320 (Price Check) are 27-inch and 31.5-inch 4K displays with class-leading colour performance and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability.

They have a wide colour gamut which covers 99% of Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB, Rec. 709, and the digital cinema industry’s DCI-P3 colour space. The SW320’s true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit lookup table (LUT) deliver spectacular colour quality with precise ≤2 Delta E values.

Augmenting its impressive 27-inch & 31.5-inch IPS panel with 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution and 178˚ H/V viewing angles with the following features state-of-the-art colour technologies:

99% Adobe RGB Colour Gamut and Technicolor Color Certification

The BenQ SW271 (Price Check) and SW320 (Price Check) deliver an ultra-wide colour gamut to reach 99% of Adobe RGB, a significantly larger colour space than sRGB and Rec. 709. It also supports DCI-P3 as well as 100% of sRGB and Rec. 709, which are both certified by Technicolor.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support

Increasing the dynamic range between black and white for naturally realistic images, the BenQ SW271 (Price Check) and SW320 (Price Check) support HDR signals through both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.

True 10-Bit Colour Depth, 14-Bit 3D LUT, ΔE ≤ 2

The monitors produce over a billion colours for ultra-smooth gradations. The 14-bit colour lookup table guarantees absolute colour accuracy as defined by the Comission Internationale de l’Eclairge’s (CIE). Its Delta E deviation of less than 2, which designates the finest colour fidelity, exceeds the limits of human vision.

Palette Master Element Colour Calibration

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The BenQ SW271 (Price Check) and SW320 (Price Check) can be hardware calibrated with colorimeter and Palette Master Element calibration software for professional work.

Brightness Uniformity Function

For an authentic and consistent viewing experience, the BenQ SW271 & SW320 achieves brightness uniformity across the entire screen via a meticulous fine-tuning process of hundreds of sub-regions with high-precision apparatus.

GamutDuo and Advanced Black and White Modes

GamutDuo Mode allows simultaneous side-by-side display of content in two different colour spaces, such as Adobe RGB and sRGB. Photos taken can also be viewed in a black and white film effect, with three presets for photo previews prior to post-processing adjustments.

Hotkey Puck and Pro Shading Hood

The unique “Hotkey Puck” remote control enables instant switching between colour modes and image settings, and the included detachable shading hood works in both portrait and landscape orientations to block ambient light and glare for superb colour accuracy.

Connectivity Options

Finished in a minimalist bezel and adjustable stand design engineered to reduce reflection, the BenQ SW271 (Price Check) and SW320 (Price Check) each provides comprehensive connectivity, including a media card reader, USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0a, and DisplayPort / miniDisplayPort 1.4 supporting Mac Thunderbolt output.

 

BenQ SW271 & SW320 Purchase Links

Here are the BehQ SW271 and BenQ SW320 purchase links :

  • BenQ SW271 (27″, 4K HDR, 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB) : US$ 1,099
  • BenQ SW320 (31.5″, 4K HDR, 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB) : US$ 1,499

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The BenQ ZOWIE EC-B Gaming Mice + G-SR SE Mouse Pad Launched!

March 5, 2018 BenQ today announced the release of two ZOWIE EC-B eSports gaming mice – the ZOWIE EC1-B and the ZOWIE EC2-B – as well as the ZOWIE G-SR SE mousepad. Here are the full details!

 

The BenQ ZOWIE EC-B Gaming Mice

While functionally similar, the new ZOWIE EC-1B and EC2-B have been crafted to offer unsurpassed ergonomics for right-handed eSports players with all controls within immediate access of the user’s fingertips and for a natural, comfortable grip when held. The EC-1B offers a larger form factor for eSports players with large hands while the EC2-B is sized for smaller hands.

In addition to the 3360 sensor, the EC-B eSports gaming mouse series also integrates a USB report rate switch at the bottom of the mouse. This allows users to change the report rate to one of four preset settings on the fly without having to install additional software.

A series of DPI indicator lights on the EC-B eSports gaming mouse series enables users to easily see their DPI at a glance. Another enhancement for a smoother gaming experience is the inclusion of four smaller, frictionless pads versus two large ones on the underside of the EC-B eSports gaming mouse series compared to previous ZOWIE eSports gaming mice.

BenQ is also proud to announce its continued commitment to the renowned Counter-Strike series. In a special collaboration with Valve, BenQ will release the CS:GO version of the ZOWIE EC-B series eSports gaming mouse series for fans of ZOWIE and Counter-Strike soon.

 

The BenQ ZOWIE G-SR SE Mousepad

The ZOWIE G-SR SE mousepad measures 480 x 400 millimetres and has been constructed of a combination of cloth and rubber that is just 3.5mm thin to offer a consistently smooth glide for gamers. The 100% rubber base ensures enhanced stability when placed on any surface.

 

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Price & Availability

The ZOWIE EC1-B and ZOWIE EC2-B are both priced at RM 419 / ~US$ 108, while the ZOWIE G-SR SE mousepad is priced at RM 189 / ~US$ 48. For your convenience, here are some purchase links :

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The BenQ W1700 4K HDR Projector Revealed!

Most people think that projectors are for work only, but they are popular amongst home theatre enthusiasts, because they can deliver a large cinematic display at a low cost. To that end, BenQ just introduced their new BenQ W1700 4K HDR projector that is designed for the home cinema experience.

 

The BenQ W1700 4K HDR Projector

The new BenQ W1700 4K HDR projector offers 8.3 million pixels for true UHD 4K resolution, using the single-DMD DLP technology. It also boasts their CinematicColor accuracy with HDR10 support, offering greater brightness and contrast ratio.

CinematicColor Accuracy

The BenQ W1700 employs the BenQ CinematicColor technology, and the RGBRGB colour wheel, to deliver authentic cinematic colours. It actually boasts over 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 colour gamut, with precise Delta E<3 performance.

CinemaMaster Technologies

The BenQ W1700 also employs the proprietary CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technologies to turn the living room into cinema auditoriums. CinemaMaster Video+ adds motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, colour algorithms and beautiful skin tone redition, while CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 delivers resonant bass and accurate high notes.

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Compact Design

Equipped with auto keystone correction and 1.2X zoom, the BenQ W1700 can be set up to accommodate 4K movie nights in a reasonably large room.

Easy Setup

The BenQ W1700 is easy to set-up. Just connect a HDMI dongle like Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick to instantly stream TV shows, movies and even games to the big screen!

 

The BenQ W1700 Price & Availability

The BenQ W1700 is available in January 2018, with a recommended retail price of RM 7,999 / ~US$ 1950.

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BenQ Announces eSports Gaming Brand – ZOWIE

21 June 2016BenQ has announced that the ZOWIE brand will represent its future releases in the gaming line.

BenQ acquired ZOWIE in 2015 in order to aggressively lead its eSports offerings with products that deliver true competitive advantages. The company will continue to show its commitment to gamers by providing eSports athletes with premium professional gaming products via the ZOWIE brand.

This means all future BenQ gaming-related merchandise will be introduced under the ZOWIE brand name. The new ZOWIE-branded eSports devices will focus on ergonomics and personalization to provide innovations that truly enhance player performance and enjoyment.

Right from its inception, the ZOWIE brand has been dedicated to the development of competitive gaming products in close cooperation with professional players. Accordingly, it develops different products that adapt to their personal preferences.

Talking about BenQ’s deep understanding of eSports, Simeon Sia, Marketing Manager, BenQ Malaysia: “BenQ ZOWIE is dedicated to eSports. We believe that gaming is in the experience and we go the extra mile to enhance that experience for the gaming enthusiast. Our understanding of what hard-core gamers want from their gear is based on usage scenarios and our close association with players themselves. We are confident that our gaming line-up will more than meet the expectations of professional players.”

The ZOWIE offering includes the XL and RL series monitors, SR and TF-X series mousepads, as well as the EC and ZA series mice.

BenQ is also proud to announce its association with eXTREMESLAND, the annual eSports event for CS:GO players of the Asia-Pacific region. The eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016 will feature, ZOWIE, the brand that represents BenQ’s eSports product line-ups, as the title sponsor and the official monitor provider in the coming tournaments, the competition will cover over 20 countries across Asia-Pacific.

Nearly a thousand CS: GO teams are set to take part in the qualifiers from July till August. The qualifiers include both online and/or offline competitions and 16 teams will emerge from these qualifications and battle it out during the Asia Grand Final held at China in September to contend for the prize pool of $100,000. Incidentally, the eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016 Malaysia Championship local qualifier for Malaysia will be held in Kuala Lumpur at Orange eSport Stadium on the 31 st July 2016.

ZOWIE product experience will be available throughout the local qualifier event. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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BenQ SW2700PT Awarded Best Photo Monitor By TIPA

April 29, 2016BenQ proudly announced today that the BenQ SW2700PT photographer monitor was selected as 2016 Best Photo Monitor by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), the only display device to be recognized by the prestigious international industry advocate.

Representing 30 top photography publications in 15 countries spanning five continents, the TIPA Award is the highest accolade for any photo and imaging product in the world.

 

BenQ SW2700PT Awarded Best Photo Monitor By TIPA

A true color-critical professional display with integrated hardware calibration, shading hood, and 350-lux high luminance, BenQ SW2700PT was awarded for its precise 99% coverage of Adobe RGB color space, vivid high-contrast rendering of deep black levels, and comprehensive connectivity including Displayport, DVI, HDMI, USB 3.0, and even memory card reader and OSD controller.

“We are honored to be named Best Photo Monitor, as the one and only display awarded by TIPA” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “It validates our continuing effort to lead the professional markets with purpose-engineered visual devices tailored for specific vertical applications.”

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BenQ SW2700PT : Professional-Grade Image Quality

The BenQ SW2700PT delivers 2560 x 1440 WQHD 3.7 megapixel high resolution with wide viewing angle IPS technology. Its 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT) with Delta E ≦ 2, as determined by Comission Internationale de l’Eclairge (CIE) to designate pure color fidelity exceeding the limits of human vision, provides accurate 99% replication of the Adobe RGB color space.

With over one billion discrete colors precisely on-line hardware-calibrated and protected by a detachable shading hood specifically designed to prevent glare and ambient light obstruction, the BenQ SW2700PT produces the most realistic, natural, and reliable colors with the silkiest smooth gradations.

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