I had the opportunity to try out some of the latest gaming hardware from BenQ at a preview event in London, England. The event took place in the basement of an Art Deco hotel in the city’s historic Soho area, offering a stylish setting to showcase the manufacturer’s current gaming product lineup.
Amidst the elegant surroundings and early morning champagne, my interest was piqued when I entered a room filled with monitors and projectors to test them out. One particular monitor stood out with its unique lighting feature. The Mobiuz EX270QM, a 27-inch gaming display with a 1440p 240Hz IPS panel, boasts impressive specs and a sleek design that sets it apart from the competition.
The rear of the monitor is adorned with smooth white panels, creating a futuristic aesthetic accentuated by four strips of RGB lighting. The bright illumination can be toggled through a settings menu, offering various preset lighting options, including the ability to transmit messages like “SOS” in Morse code using the lights.
The idea of using a monitor’s lighting to communicate may seem impractical, but it adds a touch of amusement. If you struggle in high-skill FPS games like Counter-Strike 2, having the option to subtly cry for help using the monitor’s lighting might be appealing.
While the event’s ambiance made it difficult to fully assess the display’s audio quality, the integrated speakers stood out for their surprisingly punchy sound, surpassing the standard set found on most gaming monitors. This could make it a compelling all-in-one solution for those who prefer not to invest in separate speakers.
Additionally, the impressive 4K image quality of the X3100i gaming projector and the buttery smooth 360Hz refresh rate of the Zowie XL2566K monitor, primarily designed for esports, were also noteworthy highlights of BenQ’s latest offerings.
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