It seems like many monitors are being marketed to consumers as “gaming monitors” with their flashy RGB lights, curved screens, and impressive specifications, but are these the type of monitors you want if you are a serious e-Sports player? From what we’ve gathered, probably not. Most professional e-Sports players do not use super large displays, curved screens, or even high resolutions. They are more concerned about performance and functionality. That is where the BenQ Zowie XL2546 e-Sports monitor comes in. This 24.5-inch TN panel had an HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 320 cd/㎡ brightness. On top of that there are gaming-focused features like Zowie’s Dynamic Accuracy technology, Black eQualizer technology, an LCD frame that was designed to reduce light reflection from the screen, and even shields on the side of the monitor to eliminate distractions. Is this the ultimate monitor for the serious e-Sports player? Read on as we find out…
Special thanks to BenQ for providing us with the Zowie XL2546 e-Sports Monitor to review.
The BenQ Zowie XL2546 comes in a pretty typical monitor retail box. The front and back are basically the same, showing an outline of the monitor and highlighting the Dynamic Accuracy technology (DyAc).
Opening the box up we find everything nicely packaged. Getting it all out as far as accessories go you have a standard power cable, DisplayPort cable, USB 3.0 cable, S-Switch Arc controller, left and right monitor shields, monitor cover, user’s guide, and driver CD.