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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2018, 07:32:48 pm »
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BenQ XL2420Z

Review by Les Numeriques
Review by Sweclockers

The XL2420Z and XL2420G have much better colours than the XL2430T and XL2411Z once set to the Standard Mode.


BenQ XL2420G

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-ync and ULMB.

Review by Les Numeriques
Typed and Video Review by NCX


BenQ XL2430T

 Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 120hz back-light strobing.

Review by Les Numeriques
Review by PRAD
Review by Playwares
Review by Tom's Hardware


BenQ XL2411Z

Review by Les Numeriques
Review by PC Lab PL


BenQ Zowie XL2411Z

Review by IT Hardware PL

The Zowie XL2411Z PC Lab tested is vastly superior compared to the unit Les Numeriques reviewed, as did the Zowie XL2411Z reviewed by IT Hardware PL. Both still had terrible preset color accuracy or image quality, but both could be improved to being good for a TN after switched from the terrible FPS mode to the Standard Picture Mode, and after the gamma setting was changed (IT Hardware PL found Gamma 4 to be the best).


BenQ XL2720Z

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 120hz back-light strobing.

Review by Les Numeriques
Review by TFT Central

The BenQ XL2720Z has much better colours than the XL2430T and XL2411Z, but also needs to set to the Standard Picture Mode to offer accurate colors.


BenQ EX3200R

Curved matte 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with back-light strobing and AMD Free-Sync.

Review by Playwares


BenQ Zowie XL2411P

Review by Playwares
Review by Rtings
Review by Tom's Hardware 2020

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with back-light strobing, Displayport, Dual-Link, DVI, HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XL2411P has abysmal preset color accuracy unless switched to the Standard (unlocked color controls) Picture mode which is the only one which unlocks the color controls and offers passable preset color accuracy.  The XL2411P has negligible input lag, but suffers from obvious overshoot ghosting (default AMA High overdrive setting) or slower pixel response times (AMA Off) versus multiple similarly priced and more accurate TN competitors.

The XL2411P Tom's Hardware tested iss preset to the FPS 1 Picture Mode which is fairly accurate aside from the skewed gamma, which becomes even more skewed and causes black crush when switched to the Standard Picture Mode which unlocks the color controls.  The gamma can't be improved with either the Black Equalizer (locked in the Standard Picture Mode) or Gamma controls.  The XL2411P has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times, but Tom's Hardware does not included much information about overshoot ghosting when the default AMA High overdrive setting is enabled, nor do they check for dark content banding so I can't recommend the BenQ.


BenQ Zowie XL2731

Review by Playwares

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 144hz TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), 2x HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XL2731 has 900:1-1000:1 contrast and is preset to the abysmal FPS Picture Mode which has very low (1.48) gamma resulting in very dull or washed out colors and shades.  Like most Zowie monitors, the XL2731 can be vastly improved by switching to the Standard Picture Mode which provides accurate (2.16 gamma & accurate RGB levels) and good image quality, but I do not know if it suffers from dark content banding since Playwares does not test for it.  The XL2731 under-saturates greens and blue slightly and over-saturates purples, reds and yellows; it can not, but comes close to fully covering the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces.  The XL2731 has negligilbe input lag at 144hz (3-4ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool vs a CRT), a 17ms delay at 60hz and fast pixel response times without obvious overshoot when the default AMA High response time setting is used.  I can't recommend it without knowing if it does or does not suffer from dark content banding, and because it is not competitively priced against the 1080p 144hz IPS panels which have much better image quality.
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