BenQ Releases XR3501 Curved Monitor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    42,087
    Likes Received:
    10,081
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
    BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider and professional gaming monitor pioneer, today introduced the company's all-new XR3501 curved gaming display.  ...

    BenQ Releases XR3501 Curved Monitor
     
  2. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,357
    Likes Received:
    580
    GPU:
    6800XT 16GB
    Only 2560x1080 and its $999....
    Ill pass.
    Same res as my 25 inch LG 25UM55-P
    144hz is very nice and so is the curved 35 inch.
    But Id rather spend $750-$800 on a nice 3440x1440 21:9. I dont mind 60hz or 75hz.
    I almost never use vsync, and have my monitor overclocked to 75hz.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  3. Enticles

    Enticles Master Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    7
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    whilst its specs are pretty decent i dont think many people would shell out $1000 for it when they can get similar specs for a few hundred dollars less.

    saying that, i wouldn't turn one down if i was given it for free :D
     
  4. mozz

    mozz New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    980TI evga hybrid
    I dont normally post on forums,but couldnt help myself.
    I have had this monitor for 2 weeks and i think the trade of is worth it for me.
    Sure the res is low compared other 34inch monitors,hower im comming from the rog swift so going back to 60hz or even 75hz just is not an option anymore.
    Its not as fast as the swift but its close.
    With dsr at 144hz at 35inch curved things look pretty good,and we wont bee seeing 1440p res at 144hz im guessing until display port 1.3 which hasnt even been released on any current gen graphics card.
     

  5. dragonlord

    dragonlord Member Guru

    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    26
    GPU:
    Nvidia Beta Tester
    I won't be buying anything with the curved gimmick. Curved screens only matter when they surround you and aid your peripheral vision, like IMAX. You should and will never be that close to a desktop monitor for the the curve to be a good idea.

    And for home theater watching, it's an utter joke. It makes the pictures HARDER to see for the other people in the room...in addition to not making a difference because you are too far away.

    Bigger screens, higher resolution, faster refresh, real blacks (OLED, etc.), wider gamut...those things make a difference and are what the manufacturers should be focusing exclusively on.
     
  6. mozz

    mozz New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    980TI evga hybrid
    I actually forgot to mention the blacks and colors are very good,gsync would have been nice as i was used to that for a year or so,but not a deal breaker as my frames are high always.I would definitely choose 144hz with no gsync vs gsync at 60hz.Thought the curve was a bit of a gimmick also,its growing on me,in project cars its awesome ,definitely adds some immersion.
     
  7. k37chup

    k37chup Member Guru

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    4
    GPU:
    MSI 2080 Ti XTrio
    I maybe buy it. I'm tired of waiting for ips gaming panel that not by Acer.
     
  8. Cartman372

    Cartman372 Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA 1660Ti
  9. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,542
    Likes Received:
    2,657
    GPU:
    Asus 2080 Dual OC
    While I agree with you when it comes to TVs, curved screens on wide-screen monitors are more functional than gimmicky. First off, you are sitting much closer to a monitor than a TV, so the wide viewing angles at the edges of a wide screen may be an issue. So you may lose color accuracy or experience IPS glow at the wide angles. Curved may also help preserve the geometry of objects, ie, a circle in the center of the screen may not have its form preserved as well at the far edges of a wide screen. So curved balances out the viewing angles at the far edges. Bear in mind the curved screen monitors are mostly a very slight curve, not as curved as most may assume.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  10. HonoredShadow

    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,284
    Likes Received:
    17
    GPU:
    Gigabyte 1080 ti
    Is this the ASUS that alot of people have been looking forward too? The IPS equivalent to the ROG Swift?

    EDIT: This is Freesync. Not interested. I want the Gsync version of this.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015

  11. Teawithgrief

    Teawithgrief Guest

    Stop whining.

    We are finally getting all kinds of FUN monitors... after all this time being stuck on 60hz 1080p TN garbage as the only option for 99%.

    120hz monitors were a super minority, now they are getting some serious ground. So is IPS at the same time and so is 21:9. Its FCUKING GLORIOUS.

    Ye, the 1k$ price can be a bit much for you - but if it is, its not meant for you (or me). Its for people who can buy it and toss it aside and buy the next better version a year later for the same money without selling the old one.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2015

Share This Page