BenQ XL2566K (TN)

BenQ XL2566K (TN)

BenQ XL2566K (TN)

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BEST RATING
Competitive Gaming:
4.8
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Excellent9.2/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor4.8/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.1/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.1/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.5/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor4.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Best in Class9.5/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.1/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.1/10

The BenQ XL2566K with a TN panel is a strong choice for competitive gaming due to its top refresh rate delivering smooth motion and its support for a broad variable refresh rate range, which reduces screen tearing. The monitor has fast response times, minimizing ghosting and blur in fast-paced games. It also has a strobing feature to improve motion clarity even further. However, for tasks requiring accurate color representation like digital photo editing or HDR video editing, this monitor is not suitable due to its limited color gamut and depth. Its lower resolution may not be ideal for productivity tasks that benefit from more screen real estate. The BenQ XL2566K excels in gaming, especially for fast-paced action, but it won't perform as well for creative work or tasks that demand high color fidelity. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Ratings by Category

Competitive Gaming:
4.8
The competitive gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, total response time, variable refresh rate, strobing and brightness.
Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$599
Screen Size
25"
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
TN
Refresh Rate
360Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1131:1
SDR Peak Brightness
303 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
96.5 %
Suitable for Digital Photo Editing
No

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
5.2 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 360 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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9.5/10
Ghosting Score
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8.1/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
91 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.1/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.1/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Tech Radar

Nick Ross | August 2023
"It’s not for everyone in the same way that a top fuel dragster isn’t everyone’s perfect daily driver. The BenQ Zowie XL2566K succeeds in delivering the fastest, sharpest and smoothest display for pro FPS players and that’s all it wanted to do. Its other limitations and premium price tag mean it’s a bespoke tool for a niche market, rather than another general gaming monitor for those who like playing games."

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