Best Monitor For Esports Honest Review
Since I was young When Mat Kool Was still cool Everyone asked me Why am I so round? No one understood my feelings Because I am Preparing To review Something very important to me in my life Of course I need to be XL Because today I am gonna review BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K Who says I don’t know how to speak Bahasa Malaysia? I am Bangsawan you know? Azrai, correct or not? Correct! #DONERIAK As I said Today we will gonna be reviewing The BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K And apparently, I need to do an unboxing But I know you guys Are already very bored of Watching Unboxing Videos already So here are the accessories That come with this monitor Now that we have all the important things out of the way Here is my Unboxing See, like magic Haaa Nice Leh?
This monitor got wing Can bring you fly If you guys are familiar with ZOWIE You will know that previously they have A model of monitor XL2546 Also known as the God of Esports Monitors Especially for FPS players So, today I’m going to show you what are the changes That ZOWIE has made to this new boy Now, ZOWIE is one of those companies that pride themselves In making very specific products that Are geared towards competitive gamers They have invited a lot of pro gamers to come And join them during their R&D phase to test out their products To find out what changes are necessary To improve an already good product That has been dominating most of the E-Sports market When it comes to the stand They have improved the ergonomics a little bit By providing a little more tilt here So, as you guys may be aware A lot of pro gamers like to keep their monitors Very close to their faces as they compete Now, having a smaller stand like this Allows you to place your keyboard a little bit closer To the base of the monitor As well as having these angles around the sides Allow you to place your mouse pad closer to the stand as well Which will give you a little bit of a tighter arrangement Which they say, will improve their gameplay Something that has never ceased to amaze me about ZOWIE Is how much they pay attention to those tiny little details For instance, I’ve always found the headset hanger On the side of the monitor of the XL2546 to be a little bit annoying Now that they have moved it to the back Which I think it’s a huge improvement Also, they have moved the buttons of the OSD From the front of the bezel to the back of the monitor Apparently, according to some pro gamers I personally can’t be bothered But they say that the light can distract them a little bit So, thanks to you, pro gamer They have moved the buttons to the back of the chassis Now all of us will have to fumble in the dark to find our settings
Are you happy now? So they have a new streamlined OSD Which I think is a little bit easier to navigate So that’s definitely a plus! Next, we have the XL Setting to Share Which is a new software that will allow you To share your monitor’s settings with your teammates, friends or fans Firstly, you have to set your monitor according to your preference Via the OSD Then download the XL Setting to Share software From the ZOWIE website Next, you can export your settings which will be stored as a tiny MCSS file Now that you have the file You can either send it to your friend via the Internet Or carry a copy of it in your USB Drive, external storage or phone And bring it with you wherever you go Finally, once you copy your MCSS Profile into the new PC Import your saved settings by dragging the file Into the XL Setting to Share software in the new PC Or simply just click import and select the file They have also made some changes to the new S-Switch Which is more than just cosmetics Not only can you scroll up and down But now you can also scroll left and right And this new design allows you to customize your FPS settings That you’ll like to access quickly via the Quick Menu And then you can switch between them with one touch I find the left and right scrolling really helpful To faster navigate the menus Like I’ve mentioned before DyAC is a technology that is based on strobing That is designed to reduce motion blur Especially during vigorous in-game actions Such as spraying in FPS games With DyAC, gamers will be able to Better keep track of the position of the crosshair And impact points more clearly Which helps with recoil control DyAC Plus is an evolution of this technology And through panel optimization You now have different options for actions such as Spray Control Our favourite features from ZOWIE is back With Black Equalizer, Color Vibrance and Game Modes Black Equalizer allows you to selectively increase visibility In dark scenes without overexposing bright areas Now Color Vibrance lets you bump up Color Vibrance which helps Separate enemy targets from the background And make them more visible in game Finally, we have Game Mode that will let you switch between Different presets for different game titles So you can play, however you want to play The XL2546K is actually pretty similar in terms of specs As the previous model First and foremost, we have a 24.5″, 16:9 ratio 1080p TN Panel With a refresh rate of 240Hz It has a typical brightness of 320 Nits And also a 1000:1 contrast ratio Which is the same as the previous model In terms of input and output, we have three HDMI 2.0 One DisplayPort 1.2 and a headphone jack What is interesting here is actually that the Power consumption has gone down to 40W It is also a little bit lighter at 6.2KG That is very impressive considering how sturdy this monitor is I don’t notice any wobbliness compared to the previous model at all Now, a lot of you will be asking me What is the response time of this XL2546K? The official word from ZOWIE is that Because there is no industry standard to measure this They don’t want to claim any response time to avoid Any misunderstandings from consumers They have implemented a fast liquid crystal solution In the panel Which made this panel a little bit faster than the previous series So, yeah Along with the XL2546K, we have the little brother The XL2411K It is slightly smaller at 24″ Also a TN panel, also 1080p But here you get a refresh rate of 144Hz Instead of 240Hz And in terms of connectivity, instead of getting Three HDMI 2.0, you get two HDMI 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0 Otherwise, things are pretty similar Backstreet’s back, alright! Backstreet Boys are Bae #NoKunyit So, the wings are back I’ve been a big fan of them They are designed to help pro players keep out distraction While they play because they have their faces so close to the screen When they game right? But suddenly, at the office, when we use it I find it very good to avoid distractions from unwanted light sources Which I think, is great This time, you no longer need to screw it in Because of screw screws! Now you can just do this See ah *clack* Come out already! Not cool ah? Again, I show you the beautiful B-roll style *clack* You can just ‘wing’ it! So the official price right now for the XL2546K is RM2279 And for the XL2411K, it is only RM1099 Both very good options and very well-positioned So, pick whichever fits your budget Either ways, you’re going to get a 3-year warranty from BenQ And on-site pickup service Do head over to the Lazada BenQ Flagship Store To pick one up for yourself Finally if you’re one of those guys that are complaining about Why this monitor doesn’t come with a IPS or VA panel Well, things have been improved quite a bit Since the last model was released I think that right now it is still the TN that is best For competitive gameplay Because of the minimal response time I give this monitor a very solid 9/10 Because they have managed to improve on What I thought was un-improvable If you’re an aspiring pro gamer Especially in FPS.