One Minute Review: BenQ XR3501 Curved Gaming Monitor

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One Minute Review: BenQ XR3501 Curved Gaming Monitor

Not the highest resolution, but certainly a practical one for the monitor's dimensions.

T he second thing you’ll notice about the XR3501 is that it’s only a 2560 x 1080 display. That might put you off, but it shouldn’t. The relatively modest resolution means it works with a broad range of gaming systems, and it makes up for the pixels in a few ways.

First, the 2000R curve is tighter than other 35-inch displays, which makes it more immersive. It also has a 144Hz refresh rate - though no FreeSync or G-Sync. But that’s why this is a $1,299 monitor, not a $1,999 monitor.

Once you actually sit down in front of the thing, the low pixel density is quickly forgotten as you survey the massive, IMAX-like sweep of the curve. Thing is, as a 1080p monitor, the XR3501 keeps all your icons and whatnot at a usable size.

Impressively, most modern games support 2560x1080 with minimal tweaking. Need for Speed at 21:9 is a rush you need to experience to believe.

BenQ XR3501
4 5
Verdict
"Need for Speed at 21:9 is a rush you need to experience to believe."
Overall
Specs
$1299 AUD
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