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Benq XR3501 PC Monitor

goldfries.com Recommended Hardware tomshardware.com Editor Approved tomshardware.co.uk 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 medium monitor has received eight awards from experts.

This flatpanel monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Tomshw.it and Chip.com.my all of whom decided that this PC display was outstanding.

This PC screen received a "Recommended" from both Goldfries.com and Computerdiy.com.tw, both of which thought that this PC display was good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this PC display was good. HEXUS.net gave this PC screen an "Approved" award and it received an "Ulitmate" award from Hardware.info.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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 Benq LCD screen is 88 out of 100. This puts this medium monitor in the top 17% of all the PC monitors of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

Benq is one of the leading flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Benq also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

A Top Selling LCD Screen

According to Amazon sales data, the XR3501 is one the top selling LCD screen currently available for sale.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the Asus MX27[plb_2792831_price], and the Philips BDM3270QP/75[plb_2997136_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq XR3501 has a very wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the XR3501. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XR3501 is 170°.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

When compared to other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the XR3501 that we have assessed the horizontal viewing angle of, the Benq XR3501's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest. Across all the PC displays that were released one year ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XR3501 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the XR3501 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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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 the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC monitors that are a comparable age to the XR3501 the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Benq XR3501 is more than most LCD screens of this age and spec. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XR3501. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "HDMI" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Benq XR3501 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to 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

Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XR3501 have a built-in speaker, however the Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XR3501 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the XR3501 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq XR3501 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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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 PC displays of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC screen and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] is also worth considering.

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Heavy

When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XR3501 that we have checked the weight of, the Benq XR3501's weight of 11.1 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of medium monitors that are a similar age to the XR3501 is 5kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XR3501 that we have checked, the Benq XR3501's width of 853 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of LCD screens that were released one year ago is 590mm, and the widths range from 340mm to 960mm.

Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] (824.7mm) which is also cheaper.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq XR3501

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Specification

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8 Awards

hardware.info Ulitmate goldfries.com Recommended Hardware computerdiy.com.tw Recommended tomshw.it Editor Approved tomshardware.com Editor Approved tomshardware.co.uk Editor Approved chip.com.my Editor's Choice HEXUS.net Approved

Expert Reviews

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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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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 9hle7l, 9hle7lb, 9hle7lbq, 9hle7lbqb, benq code, 9hle7lbqbe, benq 9hle7, info 9hle7, code 9hle7, benq bg084, info 9hle7l, code 9hle7l, benq bg084b, benq xr3501, benq 9hle7l, benq p236416, code 9hle7lb, benq bg084bq, benq 9hle7lb, info 9hle7lb, benq vp133772, benq 9hle7lbq, info 9hle7lbq, benq p236416p, code 9hle7lbq, code 9hle7lbqb, benq 2560x1080, benq 9hle7lbq8, benq 9hle7lbqb
Barcodes 00840046033378, 04718755060908, 04718755060922, 05054629810484

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