Promising a “higher native contrast ratio to show true black and vivid colour” that surpasses other displays, BenQ is so sure it is on to a technology winner that it has announced its entire range is being upgraded to feature energy-efficient, “eco-friendly and mercury-free VA LED panel tech.
BenQ’s Australian GM, Chee F. Chung explained that those TN and ISP panels “only” come with 1000:1 “native contrast ratio”, while its VA technology has an “ultra-high native contrast ratio” of 5000:1.
As you might expect, Ms Chung says this brings “astonishing colour depth and definition from the brightest whites to the deepest blacks with the greatest subtlety and clarity”, making the watching of videos and picture viewing on VA LED panels “vastly more comfortable and easier on the eye then with a traditional TN LED monitor”.
Ms Chung concluded, stating: “Other advantages to VA panels include a wider viewing angle to accommodate a bigger audience more comfortably, and true 8-bit colour delivers smoother and more stable colour transitions by rendering a total of 16.7 million colour shades”.
BenQ’s range comprises the GW, VW, EW and BL series, representing the “home and office”, “stylish”, “multimedia” and “ergonomic” ranges.
The GW (home/office) and VW (stylish) series comes in 21.5, 24 and 27-inch sizes, with the GW models retaining from AU $179 to $299 and the VW models selling for $199 to $349.
The EW (multimedia) series comes in 24 and 27-inch sizes and sells from $279 to $399, while the BL (ergonomic) series comes in one undisclosed size that appears to be 24-inches based on the BL2400PT model number for $399.
More information on BenQ’s new VA LED range of monitors is available here.