The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 is a 24-inch FHD monitor that offers exceptionally connected gaming experience at the cost of its picture quality. This is an excellent option for those who are looking for a budget-friendly monitor exclusively for gaming purposes.
Pro Good picture quality
When it comes to picture quality, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 does have a lot to offer as the monitor's contrast ratio, peak brightness, and color accuracy are on par with what the best gaming monitors in this price range offer.
This gaming monitor can display eye-catching dark and bright scenes, full of luminous, and accurate colors. Dark scenes look good because of the monitor's native contrast ratio of 1090:1, which is high enough to make blacks appear truly deep. Bright scenes look genuinely luminous because of the monitor's high peak brightness of 350 nits, which combined with the panel's excellent color accuracy reproduce vivid and lifelike colors.
Pro High refresh rate
You'll receive faster picture updates than your rivals who play on slower panels because of the monitor's native refresh rate of 144 Hz, which is among the highest in this price range.
The monitor's native refresh rate tells how much frames its panel can show each second while working at the native resolution. The faster is the panel, the more frames it can process and display.
Pro Well-handled motion
The ZOWIE XL2411 can reproduce clear motion, free of artificial motion blur and ghosting effects as each pixel of the monitor can change its color within only one millisecond. It is on par with what the best monitors in this price range offer.
However note, that overdrive feature is used to achieve such fast pixel response. In some cases pixel overdrive makes the pixels overshoot their target values which introduce artificial effects. Nonetheless, this can be avoided by not fixing the overdrive setting to its maximum.
This monitor offers responsive and lag-free gaming experience because of its fantastically low input lag of only 3.2 ms. Regarding its input lag, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 by far outperforms every single competitor in its price range.
The monitor's input lag corresponds to the delay between a video card producing a frame and the frame being processed by a monitor, the lower is the input lag - the more responsive your gaming experience will be.
The backlight of this does not cause flicker because instead of using the conventional PWM backlight dimming technique, the ZOWIE XL2411 dims its backlight by the aid of DC voltage, which eliminates the unwanted effect of flickering. Monitor flickering is one of the primary sources of fatigue and eye strain and should be taken very seriously, especially by those who spend a lot of time in front of a monitor.