BenQ RL2240H Focuses on RTS Games

BenQ RL2240HBenQ has been flirting shamelessly with gamers during the past few months, and now the company has introduced a new screen for the gaming market; the manufacturer claims that its RL2240H is the first screen on the market designed specifically for RTS games–something that we don’t find at all hard to believe. Apparently, BenQ enlisted the aid of both gaming gear manufacturer Zowie and StarCraft team StarTale to have a saying during development process of the new monitor. Read more »

Asus VG278H: 27-Inch 120Hz 3D Gaming Monitor

Asus has announced a beefy 27-inch monitor with 120 Hz and 3D support via an Nvidia 3D Vision kit. The new monitor was announced at CeBIT 2011 in Hannover. Its name is VG278H and should be of great interest to gamers everywhere who are on the lookout for a large 3D-capable monitor.

asus vg278hFor a monitor to support 3D (or more specifically 3D from Nvidia) it needs twice the refresh rate of the usual 60Hz. We don’t know yet if it will ship bundled with 3D Vision kits but it seems rather likely.

The other specs on the Asus VG278H includes a LED-backlit TN panel with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. It also has an impressively low 2 ms response time (G2G) and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The brightness is good thanks to the LED tech; 400 cd/m2 and viewing angles 170/160 degrees. Connectivity includes HDMI, DVI and D-SUB (VGA).

1ms Monitor from ViewSonic

1msThe ViewSonic VX2739wm is the first monitor with a response time of just 1 ms, making it a great option for gamers, and gamers are no doubt the target consumers that ViewSonic want to reach with this model. It’s a 27 inch screen (TN panel) with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels in 16:9 format, 1 ms (G2G) response time, 1200:1 contrast ratio and 170/160 viewing angles.

The connectors on the VX2739wm include DVI, HDMI or D-SUB. The HDMI input means that you may just as well use it with a TV projector, Blu-ray player or a gaming console like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. It’s made of excessively glossy black plastic – at least the frame – and it also has a tilt function.

The extremely impressive response time on this screen appears to be a a result of an aggressive RTC (overdrive circuit) technology. ViewSonic has even built in some additional advanced settings for this RTC function that allows the user to control the overdrive feature. The list price right now is $349.

S273HL: New 27-Inch 2ms Monitor from Acer

The Acer S273HL is a new 27-inch monitor with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. With a large panel and great response time (2ms) it shold be perfect for gaming. In addition; thanks LED backlighting instead of traditional CCFL, this model draws only 17.1W, wich is 68 percent less than comparable CCFL-based displays.

Acer S273HL

The newcomer measures only 21mm (0.8 inches) in depth and comes in a very interesting design with a nice-looking aluminum stand. Other than the aforementioned specifications, the new monitor boasts 12,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast and dual HDMI inputs.

LG W2363V Keeps Up with the Fastest Games

LG’s latest 23-inch monitor W2363V is a gaming monitor from LG that promises performance above the ordinary. It’s a 23-inch display with an output a brightness of 300 candelas per square meter and offers viewing angles 176 and 170 degrees. With the appropriate resolution for games – 1920×1080 pixels it follows the 16:9 format.

The display has a feature called Thru Mode, which is said to reduce the time of image processing so that the player experiences the game in real time. This is a proprietary feature from LG. The response time is just 2 milliseconds.

At the bottom of the screen sits a small light ramp that lights up in different patterns – adapted after the game, but it can also be used when watching movies. In terms of connectivity, the W2363V offers dual HDMI inputs, component video and DVI.