With the current situation in these strange times of social distancing, it wouldn’t be uncommon to see one holed up at home all week, the one thing provides home entertainment activities at its best is a dependable screen, both big and small.
At home, there’s always time to wind down with some good old-fashioned video games, be it single-player titles on the PlayStation 4 Pro on immersive gaming monitors, or with friends and family in the living room, for some fun multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch, against a large 100-inch screen presented by a gaming projector. Especially with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X releasing in November, there’s no better time to ensure you have the best display solution at ready for this holiday season.
But not all screens are built the same way, and if you’re looking to upgrade your personal or home display, to be able to get the visual best out of games and shows, one trusted brand that delivers big is Taiwanese display giant, BenQ. From gaming monitors for high-speed console gaming experiences to gaming projectors for greater immersion or portable projectors for convenience, you’d be foolish to pass up taking home one of these stellar displays for your home entertainment.
Indulge Yourself with Gaming Monitors
BenQ has proven time and again that its gaming monitors are among a range of devices it has to deliver truly immersive personal gaming experiences from the comfort of your room, as opposed to the generally noisier living room environment. Unlike conventional TVs, these gaming monitors provide an even more engaging experience with less input lag.
Given the impending launches of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X gaming consoles, BenQ thought ahead of time and future-proofed their best gaming monitors with up to native 4K monitors with HDRi and superb treVolo sound system to keep up with the increasing demands of AAA titles.
The EW2780U and EW3280U (read our review) come to mind in this tier of gaming monitors. Equipped with IPS panel which offers users vivid colours and wide 178° viewing angles, and supporting three HDRi modes, superb audio performance by 2.1 channel treVolo speakers and 5 sound modes, these monitors allow gamers to dive deep into single-player games such as Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding, and bring them immersive experiences with the best audio and visual quality.
Some gamers play on both console and PC, and as such they might prefer a higher refresh rate and don’t mind a bit of a resolution dip down to 2K. In this case, the EX2780Q would suit them much better, as it comes equipped with a 144Hz refresh rate for satisfying split-second reaction times. It is also equipped with IPS panel, Support 3 HDRi modes, superb audio performance by 2.1 channel treVolo speakers and 5 sound modes for a really balanced sound and picture as well.
However, if you’re looking for the best performance, then look no further than the EX2710. Sporting a 1ms MPRT IPS panel, it performs beautifully on most AAA titles. It shines best at fast moving gameplay that involves high-speed camera panorama effects. The new MOBIUZ models also comes with a new Light Tuner feature, which is a complete package on brightness, contrast, and gamma tuning. This feature will help the user to see much more detail in the dark without distortions. The EX2710 runs best with games like Monster Hunter :World, The Witcher 3, and Final Fantasy VII Remake; or any other games that has a fast fighting scenes and dark scenery.
BenQ’s Exclusive HDRi Technology
These displays come with BenQ’s patented HDRi technology, which automatically adjusts your screen brightness, contrast and colour according to the content displayed and ambient light in your room, which optimises your viewing experience as much as possible. They also come with three different types of HDRi modes including Game, Cinema and Display, and you can toggle between any of them to suit your current needs. This makes the monitors so much more capable than just being great gaming and cinematic displays; they are more than capable of watching Netflix too.
BenQ’s gaming monitors aren’t just super responsive to your surroundings, but also take into account potential eye strain, and as such are also equipped with eye-care technology such as low blue light and flicker-free options to ensure you relief eye strains after long periods of usage. And as an added plus, they come with decent 2.1-channel audio thanks to built-in treVolo speakers that provide solid sound without having to connect to external speakers.
Here are some examples of BenQ gaming monitors that can beef up your personal gaming experience:
|Model||BenQ EW3280U||BenQ EW2780U||BenQ EX2780Q||BenQ EX2710|
|treVolo speaker||2.1 Channel|
(2Wx2 + 5W woofer)
(2Wx2 + 5W woofer)
|Optimsed for games such as…||Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, God of War, The Witcher 3, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order||Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, God of War, The Witcher 3, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order||Apex Legends, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, Valorant||Monster Hunter: World, The Witcher 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake|
Group Fun with Gaming Projectors
If you’re the sort that prefers to play games with your family, or host parties with friends from time to time, then perhaps getting a BenQ gaming projector might be the way to go. Whether you’re getting wacky with up to eight of your pals on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the living room, geeking out with your spouse on the two-player Mario Odyssey, or just immersing into God of War’s stellar visual fidelity all by your lonesome, there’s something special about having your game being displayed on your living room wall, or even your bedroom ceiling.
The BenQ gaming projectors provide you and your mates with massive screen real estate of up to 100 inches in width, so you can catch all the action happening, and come with a tailored Game Mode that boosts blacks to make darker scenes appear much more wholesome. Additionally, BenQ’s LumiExpert feature ensures your projector visuals get optimised according to the ambient light conditions in your viewing environment, as it automatically detects said conditions and adjusts brightness and contrast for maximum comfort.
As if that wasn’t enough, these projectors come with solid sound, thanks to BenQ’s very own CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 audio enhancing technology, which provides balanced audio with great clarity; perfect for both playing games or watching shows and movies on.
Without further ado, here are our top picks for gaming projectors to get you started.
Best 4K Projector for 4K-Capable Games & Sports – TK800M
If 4K-capable console games like NBA2K and FIFA are what you normally go for, then the TK800M will be right up your alley. With true 4K UHD resolution on a 100″ big screen, it brings an immersive “stadium-like” console gaming experience to your home. Its exclusive projector-optimized HDR technology delivers clear images with true colour even in a dark scene HDR mode. The dedicated Football and Sports audio/visual modes make it feel like you’re right there in person. Moreover, with 3000 lumens of high brightness and 96% coverage of Rec. 709 colour gamut, TK800M offers strikingly vivid colours even in brightly-lit living rooms.
TH585 and TH671ST are supercharged with 16ms low input lag for video gaming thrills. The exclusive Game Mode of the TH585 fine-tunes images, enhancing dark scenes with greater clarity and precision, which allow you to spot enemies and find every hidden secret in RPG games.
The TH671ST is armed with a 100-inch image short throw distance from just 1.5m away and LumiExpert™ technology. This not only enables ease of fitting in a limited space, but also actively detects ambient light conditions in the viewing environment and automatically adjusts the visual brightness.
Best Portable Projector for Nintendo Switch Party Games – GS2
If playing Super Mario Party with your kid or racing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with your friends is what you enjoy, then the GS2 portable projector will be the ideal choice when space is limited. With its splash and drop-proof design, it delivers non-stop entertainment without the worry of damaging it when the action gets too frantic amongst friends. Read our review of the GS2 here.
Short Throw Gaming Projector
Low Input Lag Gaming Projector
Wireless LED Portable Projector
(read our review)
|Resolution||4K||1080p||1080p||720p (supports 1080p signals)|
|Brightness||3,000 lm||3,000 lm||3,500 lm||500 lm|
|Speaker||1x 5W with CinemaMaster Audio+ 2||1x 5W||1x 10W||2x 2W|
|Maximum effective display size||100” @ 3.3m|
|100” @ 1.5m|
|100” @ 3.3m|
|80” @ 2.3m|
|Optimised for games such as…||Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, God of War, FIFA, NBA 2K||Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Luigi’s Mansion 3||Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Luigi’s Mansion 3||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Overcooked! 2|
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