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Benq XR3501 PC Monitor

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hardware.info Ulitmate computerdiy.com.tw Recommended tomshw.it Editor Approved chip.com.my Editor's Choice HEXUS.net Approved
35" LED 853mm Jun 2015
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Designed for a more immersive racing experience, the XR3501 straps gamers in their seats with its 2000R curvature and 144Hz refresh rate. The ultimate high-performance 35 inch curved gaming... More
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11 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This Benq PC display has received eight awards from experts in PC monitors.

Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Tomshw.it and Chip.com.my all wrote that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at Goldfries.com and Computerdiy.com.tw both endorse this medium monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

HEXUS.net gave this PC screen an "Approved" award and it received an "Ulitmate" award from Hardware.info.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including pcgameshardware.de, Les Numeriques.com, prad.de and sofahelden.com the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 88 out of 100. Experts think this Benq flatpanel monitor is one of the better PC screens that were released more than a year ago.

Best Seller

The XR3501 is a popular choice of PC display according to Amazon sales data.

Excellent Brand

On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens manufactured by Benq.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price].

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the Benq XR3501 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the PC screens that were released one year ago the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Benq XR3501 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XR3501. PC screens that are a comparable age to the XR3501 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XR3501 is a two HDMI port PC monitor.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The Benq XR3501 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the XR3501 is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Benq XR3501 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of a comparable type and age to the XR3501. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "HDMI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq XR3501 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. The average response time of LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the XR3501 is 5.7ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Benq XR3501 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Goldfries.com said “The monitor is really heavy and I”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the XR3501 do have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price]; or the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the XR3501, the Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq XR3501 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XR3501 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq XR3501 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Heavy

At 11.1 kilograms, the Benq XR3501 is very heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the XR3501 that we have checked, the width of the Benq XR3501 of 853 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XR3501 have widths of between 340mm and 960mm.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] (640mm) which is also cheaper.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Benq released the XR3501.

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8 Awards

goldfries.com Recommended Hardware tomshardware.com Editor Approved chip.com.my Editor's Choice HEXUS.net Approved

Expert Reviews

(22)
18 January 2016

We went into this review hoping for big things from the XR3501. It is obviously meant to target a segment of the gaming market which doesn?t feel the need for potentially costly adaptive sync...

Vibrant Colours
Good feedback
High contrast AMVA panel, bright saturated color, accurate
144Hz, build quality, extraimmersive curve
144Hz refresh rate
Price
No GSync or FreeSync
1080p resolution, expensive
Steep pricing
Panel uniformity could be better
29 December 2015

Ultrawide curved gaming monitors have been becoming more common in recent years, but none of them are quite like the BenQ XR3501 . As the world's first curved monitor with a 2000R curvature, it's... Read more…

4 September 2015

All in all, the BENQ XR 3501 Curved Gaming Monitor is a great addition to any gamers rig, and it would display your games like never before, but at the price it is going for, many lower budgeted...

Chip.com.my

30 August 2015

It seems that these days, no gaming monitor has everything. BenQ has created a unique product but a couple of omissions make the buying decision more difficult. Discriminating users will want...

Tomshardware.co.uk

30 August 2015

It seems that these days, no gaming monitor has everything. BenQ has created a unique product but a couple of omissions make the buying decision more difficult. Discriminating users will want...

Tomshardware.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Arrbus
Arrbus would recommend the BenQ XR3501 (Verified Purchase)

The good: huge panel area with impressive curvature, fine color ranges with great brightness, and a distinguished high refresh rate at 144Hz. The bad: VESA-mounting requires an accessory that's... Read more…

120hz
144hz
Low Pixel Density
No Vesa Mount
Reviewed 19 February 2016 by Martin
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic monitor and some games run a bit faster too.

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Electricity cost when switched on $87.05
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.05
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq xr3501, visipax 14x2, visipax 20m1, visipax 2560x1080
Barcodes 00779184061113, 00840046033378, 00841434134394, 04718755060908, 04718755060922, 04913603122788

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