Review: BenQ Zowie XL2546

BenQ Zowie XL2546
BenQ Zowie XL2546

Avid gaming aficionado and CPI Media Group’s web development manager Jeff de Joya takes the BenQ Zowie XL2546 for a spin and shares how the device delivers a smooth, sharp and superb gaming experience.

The BenQ Zowie XL2546 is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor, which sports a utilitarian shape boasting a matte black frame with subtle accents of red. Despite lacking bells and whistles, the device’s design is simple and sensible, which allows you to focus on the most important element of the monitor – the content on-screen.

The monitor comes with a unique adjustable stand providing you with the flexibility to find the right height for your display during gameplay.

It also has two optional removable “shields”, which are basically plastic panels that can be screwed into both sides of the display to help you not only avoid distractions but also prevent nearby players from looking at your screen.

The BenQ Zowie XL2546 is also integrated with multiple connectivity options including DisplayPort, Dual-Link DVI-D, HDMI and headphone/microphone input.

The BenQ Zowie XL2546 comes with a 1080p screen and a 240Hz refresh rate. It also boasts a DyAc (Dynamic Accuracy) technology, which allows the device to deliver remarkable clarity during fast motion gameplay. In addition, when turned on, this feature minimises the blurriness on erratic in-game movements especially the vibrations from gunfire recoil during FPS games.

Along with the DyAc technology, BenQ Zowie XL2546 also has features such as Black eQqualizer and Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA), which reduces latency making in-game movement more fluid. Furthermore, you can clearly see the huge difference in display and performance with a 240Hz monitor compared to other monitors that I have previously used, which only pack a 60Hz and 144Hz refresh rate.

I can confidently say these features have elevated my gaming experience and made it more engaging especially when playing FPS games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, PUBG and CS:GO. My first game with the BenQ Zowie XL2546 resulted in a 9-kill win and I immediately backed that game with another 7-kill win. I was on fire!

Needless to say, I was very impressed with the monitor. It made aiming and other in-game movements much easier, giving me an advantage over my opponents. I’m still in awe with its performance and I’m definitely not going back to 60Hz and 144Hz monitors.

Overall, BenQ delivered a great gaming monitor and the XL2546 certainly exceeded expectations. It has improved my gameplay and has given me a superb gaming experience. Thus far, the BenQ Zowie XL2546 is the best monitor I have used and is currently my favourite. If you’re looking to upgrade, this monitor will surely augment your FPS performance just make sure your GPU supports the 240Hz mode before acquiring it.

Previous ArticleNext Article


The free newsletter covering the top industry headlines