“BenQ Zowie XL2540” monitor Review

One thing that BenQ manufacturers always have in mind when creating monitors is professional gamers. An example is the BenQ Zowie XL2540 monitor, which focuses more on e-sports competitors, thanks to the image quality and high refresh rates. Undeniably, the Zowie XL2540 is a bit pricey as compared to other 24 inch monitors in the market.

The monitor looks quite flashy and small at 24.5 inches, a size that is not so heavy and bulky. That aside, setting up the monitor is very easy. This is an advantage to e-sport competitors who travel around with their devices. Normally you would expect several screws to connect the base, stand and monitor, but with the BenQ Zowie XL2540, all these connect easily, even with the absence of screws. The red markings on the sides are a guide to help you set up the height of the monitor and also markings on the base to help swivel the screen in each.

Imagine playing several games, and you will need to swap between them. Well, the BenQ Zowie XL2540 makes this possible with the help of the S.switch control pad. It is also endowed with enough functionality ports. Two HDMI ports, DVI-DL, Display port 1.2, headphone and mic jack, and two USB 3. Ports. The monitor has a refresh rate of 240Hz but is only enabled by one HDMI 2. Port or a display port connection combined with a G-Sync capable Nvidia graphics card or a Free Sync-compatible AMD GPU.

The BenQ Zowie XL2540 focuses on image delivery by displaying dark parts darker and bright parts brighter thanks to the Black eQualizer feature. Also, there are several other features to enable you to switch to desirable presets. The annoying thing is the navigation buttons that beep each time you press one.

The BenQ Zowie XL2540 refresh rate is way high than the normal monitors, and the unique feature that enables you to attach a light screen to shield your eyes and screen from distracting lights are major selling points for this monitor. It is a good one if you are a pro-gamer.