Why restrict yourself to one TV or monitor size when you can play games on a 150-inch virtual screen instead? That’s what the BenQ X3000i 4LED 4K HDR Gaming Projector offers – high definition 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution) projected display with 3000 lumen brightness that lets you truly immerse yourself in any open-world environment, making it the perfect centrepiece to complete your dream game room setup.
The X3000i is an upgrade over its predecessor, the already impressive TK700STi, and offers 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, so colours seen will be vivid and accurate, with clear visuals viewers can enjoy even in relatively bright settings.
This brightness is further complemented by a 4LED light source, which offers an additional blue ‘pump’ LED to supplement the red, blue, and green of more traditional lamps, providing better colour vibrancy over a lifetime of use. This provides the ability to game or watch streaming video with the lights on, or in the middle of the day, without issues and since the unit offers up to 30,000 hours of service without needing a replacement, you can enjoy your favourite content as much as you want.
What defines the BenQ X3000i as a gaming projector is the slew of gaming-focused features that produces the best colour tones and intensity. For one, the combination of HDR10, HLG, and Dynamic Black means most titles will appear strikingly colourful at high contrast, with visible details even in dark areas – no matter which projected screen size you are going for.
The X3000i is capable of resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60Hz and 16ms latency, providing an excellent display for most open-world games. But for faster response times, say in a first-person shooter, its 1920 x 1080 resolution settings can support 120Hz and 8ms gameplay for game consoles, and 240Hz and 4ms gameplay on PC rigs. The Fast Mode function ensures lowest latency at all times as well, allowing for greater fluidity and enjoyment.
Speaking of console gaming, the projector offers dual HDMI 2.0B ports that support the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. For PC users, the ports can be used to connect to your home theatre system as well. Put the two together, and you’ll get an immersive big screen experience regardless of genre.
Where the RPG Mode enhances cinematic visuals with movie-like details and colours, as well as deep bass music, the FPS Mode is able to highlight the ambient sounds of footsteps and gunshots. Dark environments will no longer be an issue, with Details Adjustment applying special gamma to reveal the level of black detail. For sports enthusiasts, the SPG Mode promises diverse skin tones, realistic green grass, and vibrant uniforms, alongside true-to-life broadcasting voices and crowd roars.
Completing the package is the in-built 5W x 2 treVolo chamber speakers utilising dynamic Bongiovi DPS tech, to produce clear sounds and deep bass for a truly immersive 360-degree surround experience.
Other notable features include a 1.3x zoom ratio to maximise your home space, projecting accurate and sharp visuals up to 150-inch at just 3.8m distance (or 100-inch at 2.5m), as well as auto-vertical and 2D Keystone correction. The latter corrects any broadcast content to be right-angled rectangular images, so you can bid farewell to trapezoidal, off-centre projection. With this, you have the choice to place the projector at a convenient spot, and still get accurately pleasing screen displays as you would on a traditional TV.
Beyond that, the X3000i comes as a Google-certified Android TV, allowing you access to the Google Play store, as well as the ability to stream directly from platforms including YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, and Disney+. And should you need to pack the projector away after a gaming or viewing session, the 272 x 197 x 259.4mm box-shaped chassis makes it easy to tuck the projector away.
Armed with a host of gaming-focused features, the BenQ X3000i 4LED 4K HDR Gaming Projector is the first step toward setting up your dream game room. It’s bright, sharp, responsive, and available on Shopee and Lazada for S$3,499.
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