Reviews BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz 1080p Gaming Monitor for Esports, 1ms Response Time, Black Equalizer, Color Vibrance, Height Adjustable Stand, Display Port

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz 1080p Gaming Monitor for Esports, 1ms Response Time, Black Equalizer, Color Vibrance, Height Adjustable Stand, Display Port

BenQ zowie's xl-series features the premiere e-sports monitors for PC competitors, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and responsive experience, and the clearest images to arm you for competition.


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I really hope this helps out someone who buys this product because it'll probably save someone's afternoon. Here's a list of things that you will probably ruin your afternoon trying to hook this monitor up:

1. Buy a displayport cable if you plan on using displayport, the cable that comes with this monitor doesn't work well.
2. If your other monitor isn't using displayport then this monitor will not work out of the box without installing drivers. The easy way around this is to make sure that all your monitors that you are using are on displayport (e.g. do not use dvi on another monitor and use displayport on this monitor, both must be displayport or you'll have to do extra configurations).
3. The default colors on this are HORRENDOUS, due to the fact the monitor is on a different 'mode' in the settings. To fix the colors, you have to change the Picture Mode to Standard and set the Custom Key to Picture Mode. Also, would Google on what to set the settings to as my eyes are pretty terrible so I'm not great at calibrating colors.
4. This is probably an obvious thing but make sure you change your display settings to 144hz in Windows once everything is setup, some people might think this is out of the box but it's a manual change.

Pros:
- Cheap and gets the job done
- 144hz monitors are great for gaming.

Cons
- Lots of setting up to do compared to other products but at least there's fixes for them.
- Had to use my own displayport cables to get this puppy to turn on.

Overall I'm happy with the product, I got what I paid for. I really hope this helps someone in the future.

So crisp! make sure you go into the Nvidia Control panel and set it to 144hz.

I did have to set up the display settings, this is what looks good to me.
Picture mode to "Standard" and tweaked the rest like brightness to 75, Contrast: 55, Low Blue Light: 6, Color Temp: Normal, Hue: 50, Color Vibrance: 10, AMA: High, Instant Mode: On, Sharpness: 7, Gamma: 5

I picked this monitor out because I'd heard of the brand through watching eSports and I wanted to support a company that supported one of my interests. I expected to get a "normal monitor" experience and pay a slightly higher price for quality build. I was very wrong, the difference between gaming on this monitor and a regular one is night and day. Games feel entirely more "tactile" and real time. I am better able to place shots, see what's going on, and I feel like I have better control over my character. It is bright and crisp, colors are vivid, and the action is unlike anything I've played on before.

I don't know enough about monitor stats to tell you what specifically about it is better, but I can tell you I noticed an *immediate* improvement in my in-game performance once I switched. I an doing more damage, landing more shots and better able to perceive what's going on. High definition streaming video appears crisper than it used to.

If you are any kind of gamer or power-user on your PC I cannot recommend this monitor enough. I will never again think of displays as just interchangeable peripherals; even with a very high end gaming PC, you are not having the full experience unless you have a monitor that is comparable with this one.

Best OSD for settings I've ever used. Exceptional colours for a TN panel (actually rivals my IPS panel). Gaming at high refresh rate is amazing and I can't go back now. Has some VERY slight scanline issues on dark greys, but really doesn't bother me that much at all. Has **no flicker**--this makes it better than the $50 cheaper 144Hz panels. Don't skimp out, this is the 'budget' 144Hz monitor to get.

Out of the box the colors were definitely off and it had some pixilation on darker colors but after some minor adjustment of the digital vibrancy everything looked great and it had almost no color banding on black gradients. The Dell S2417DG’s I had had serious color banding issues which I couldn’t ignore once I saw it. I was pleasntly surprised a cheaper monitor didn’t have that issue. The only thing that could’ve made this monitor an epic 11 out of 10 is speakers but I don’t think most gaming monitors have them except the the asus v248ge.

I liked this monitor so much I bought a second one for my son who also games. I like the 144 Hz--complete upgrade for my gaming life. Bright colors. No dead pixels. Good packaging for shipping. I don't use the base, because I used a VESA mount to put it on a swing arm so I can game in an easy chair. Good value for the money.

There's two main reasons I'm not giving this five stars.

First, and VERY IMPORTANT, you NEED a CD drive for this monitor to work. It is mandatory. If you do not have a CD drive, you'll need a flash drive and access to a computer that DOES have a CD drive. The monitor will not work unless you have the drivers, and those only come on the CD. If you have the CD in the drive, or a flash drive plugged in with the files on it, then it will work and driver installation is fairly simple. It's a relatively minor issue, but we live in a time where computers, especially custom-built ones, don't always have a CD drive as the standard, so to me it seems like a pretty silly oversight on the manufacturer's part.

Second, the default display settings when you first get it running are simply atrocious. I almost puked at how bad it looked on default settings. You can, of course, tweak them to the most minute settings, and once you have them to your liking, the display looks amazing, but be warned that fine tuning is required.

Other than those two issues, this monitor is very impressive. The stand it comes with is very, very sturdy and adjustable, the display (once tuned) is gorgeous, and the amount of tweaking you can do to the display is more than I've ever seen. I'll admit, I'm only just now starting to get into the more modern designs with computers, so for people with more experience than I, this review is probably a big "DUH!" Regardless, I'm very pleased with this monitor, and if you're after a great display to match a powerhouse computer, then I would highly recommend this monitor right here!

This Monitor is for gaming! The colors are meant to give you an "edge" in competitvie gaming. If you want crazy colors that look super nice this is not the monitor for you. Playing overwatch as a dps on 144hz is LITERALLY LIFE CHANGING. It is so much smoother and worth the money. You have to go to nvidia display settings to switch to 144hz and need to use a DVI. Adjustability is great.
10/10 monitor so far for FPS gaming :)

like everyone said default color settings is a mess

here is what i think is the best settings for me

picture mode: standard
brightness: 100
contrast: 40
black equalizer: 5
blur reduction: off
color temp: user mode: r 85 g90 b85
hue: 50
color vibrance: 9

AMA: OFF
-if you dont like to see that subtle black outlines when you are in motion i advice you to turn this off (it ruins the picture quality for me, feels cheap looking and does not do anything good really, for me atleast).
If you have used ASUS monitor this is comparable to TRACE FREE in settings menu

Instant Mode: on
Sharpness: 6
Gamma: 5

In Nvidia Control panel
under display settings (resolution)
choose nvidia color settings then choose rgb and full

and i think thats it

btw, before you do the settings make sure your monitor warmed up for like 30 mins for accurate calibration

I’m only rating this a 3 star due to the item only working for a few days then some dead pixels made its way onto the screen. Amazon has sent me a replacement and hoping it does not arrive the same. Will update.....

EDIT: Replacement came in and works perfect! Thank you Amazon for having superb customer service!

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