The BenQ RL2755HM is interesting as it is one of the few monitors to be marketed towards console gamers. You can of course use it with a PC, but they are making it clear that this screen is made for the Xbox and PlayStation owners out there. With that in mind the RL2755HM specification is going to be limited by this target market, but it is priced accordingly so you do get what you pay for.
So, we are looking at a 27″ HD monitor capable of running at 60Hz. You won’t find any specific PC game orientated tech like adaptive sync or super fast frame rates as this is no use to console buyers.
The RL2755HM is a rather solid looking monitor, it’s not something I can imagine ever being described as elegant. The square industrial looking bezel and stand look sturdy enough and seem to mean business. Whilst on the plain side I don’t think I would be ashamed to sport one of these in my home study, the matt black finish helps.
Connectivity is well provided for here. You get D-Sub, DVI, and two HDMI inputs which means that you can hook up older PCs and have your computer and console connected at the same time without having to fiddle about around the back. Unfortunately adjustments are limited to tilt only. I do quite like height adjustments else I end up with my monitor on a stack of books but it might not be a problem for you.
The monitor does come with basic 2W speakers which is probably useful if you are hooking up a console and sitting back away from the screen, and there is also a 3.5mm jack for the rest of us who prefer head phones.
The RL2755HM is built to provide low latency high performance gaming experience optimised for (or perhaps limited by) games consoles. And this it does very well. The BenQ provides a no latency, low input lag environment that ensures you feel connected to what’s going on on the screen. The pro reviewers have found that this claim stands up to scrutiny and the BenQ does deliver.
It uses TN based panel technology, good for response times, but not known for its viewing angles. However professional testers have rated this display as standing up well against other TN monitors, it does a good job given the limitations of this tech. And with proper calibration it is perfectly possible to get excellent image quality. You’ll need to position yourself suitably in front of the screen to get the best image, which again makes it a shame the stand doesn’t have the full range of movements found in competitors.
Whilst motion blur will be minimal, there are configuration options available that will help reduce it further, note that this can come at a cost to image quality so you’ll have to experiment with the best settings for your favourite genre of games.
Should I buy the BenQ RL2755HM?The BenQ RL2755HM is a low latency gaming monitor aimed at the console market but of course you can use it with your computer too. It provides great performance for console owners although hard core PC gamers might be looking for more. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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BenQ RL2755HM Specification
|Connections||DVI · HDMI · VGA|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Speakers||Built in Speakers · Head phone socket|
|Buy Now: £239.99|
Model number: 9H.LD8LB.QBE
Price Updated: 17 Jul 2018 16:40