BenQ Widescreen LCDs Target Gamers

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BenQ plans to roll out a new line of widescreen flat-panel LCD monitors specifically aimed at video game aficionados. The company will be chosing off the lineup at the CPL 2006 Championship Finals in Dallas from December 16–20, 2006. Sizes on the displays will range from 19 to 24 inches, and suggested prices will range from $299 all the way up to $1,499.

All the new BenQ displays are Vista Premium-ready and feature HDMI input with HDCP copy protection, enabling users to enjoy protected high-definition movies and other content. The units also support D-sub and DVD-D inputs, and the two 24-inch models also make an effort at complementing entertainment systems by adding S-Video, composite, and component inputs. Contrast ratios on the displays range from 700:1 to 1,000:1, with brightness ranging from 300 cd/m2 to 500 cd/m2. BenQ touts the displays as having an amazingly fast response time, but hasn’t released figures: given that the company’s FP93GX sports a 2ms response time, BenQ has shown it can make LCD pixels hop.

The displays also feature BenQ’s proprietary Senseye technology to increase image quality, and BenQ’s PerfectMotion video processing technology to eliminate ghosting and motion blur (in every unit except the 22-inch FP222WH).

Here’s a list of the new BenQ models, with max native resolution and suggested price; units should be available through Ingram Micro at an unspecified date, but probably by mid-December:

Model Size Resolution Price
FP94VW 19 inches 1,440 × 900 $299
FP222WH 22 inches 1,680 × 1,050 $549
FP241W Z 24 inches 1,920 × 1,200 $1,299
FP241VW 24 inches 1,920 × 1,200 $1,499

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