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BenQ prepares for CES with new monitors for hardcore gamers and desk jockeys

BenQ has taken the wraps off what it will be showing at CES 2016. The lineup, among other products, includes two previously announced monitors, as well as a new addition to the BenQ display family.

First up, the brand new VZ2470H, pictured above, is a 23.8-inch 1080p panel, but what really makes the monitor is the feature set. An ultra-slim bezel surrounds three sides of the display, so it’s a perfect option for a multi-monitor setup. BenQ also claims the display has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, made possible by deep black levels. The LED backlight is specially designed to reduce flickering, and a blue filter allows for an easy reduction to eye strain with the press of a button.

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Next up, the XR3501 isn’t a completely new monitor for 2016, and has actually been seen a little in the wild in 2015 already, though it is hard to come by. The gaming monitor has a deep curve and a 35-inch panel, but only a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution – a bit small at that size, even for an ultra-wide. It does, however, boast a 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time.

BenQ-XR3501

Finally, the already in-the-wild XL2730Z represents a pure gaming monitor that shoots straight down the middle. The 27-inch panel has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, and a refresh rate of 144Hz for smooth, high quality gaming without the demands 4K puts on a system. It also boasts a 1ms response time, the fastest of the new monitors being introduced for CES.

BenQ-XL2370Z

While the VZ2470H will be available in February of 2016 for $200, the other two monitors are both available for purchase from BenQ and major retailers. The XR3501 retails for $900, although it’s out of stock at BenQ at publish, and the XL2730Z is available from Amazon for just $530.