Australia, December 2010: BenQ Australia are pleased to announce that the acclaimed BL series of 24”, 22” and 19” LED monitors will be available in Australia this month.
Launched globally only a couple of months ago, Australia is one of the company’s first markets to offer the BL2400PT monitor – a stylish 24” screen featuring a ‘world-first’ Full HD, LED VA-panel for a wider viewing angle (178/ 178) and colour reproduction second to none.
VA, or Vertical Alignment Panels display blacks more accurately because of their capability to produce true black with zero bright dot (ZBD) minimising light leakage. They offer an ultra-high contrast ratio and also provide a wider viewing angle compared to regular Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, so the monitor can be shared across the room with more people.
A dominant player in the design and manufacture of quality digital monitors, BenQ are leaders in LED technology, and were the first to market with new LED based VA-panel technology, which not only offers clarity and definition second to none, but also draws significantly less power making LED panels an eco-friendly choice.
Ergonomics feature heavily in the appeal of the new BL LED monitors from BenQ, with the larger 24” and 22” models offering an ultra flexible height adjustable stand to tailor height, tilt, pivot, stroke and swivel adjustment to align perfectly with the individual user.
Comfort is of ultimate importance in the BL Series range with additional features such as an automatic ‘eye protect’ sensor fitted to detect and adjust brightness on the screen for the ultimate level of clarity to effectively reduce eye fatigue.
Taking this OH&S stance a step further is the new BenQ Smart Reminder System. Based on the expert-recommended 20/20/20 Rule – that is, after twenty minutes of looking at a computer screen the user should look to a spot twenty feet away and blink twenty times to regain focus, the BL series of LED monitors actually signal rest times with a message that appears on screen – ‘your eyes deserve a well timed rest’ – at preset intervals of 20, 40, 60 or 80 minutes. This feature was determined as appropriate with the proven statistic that people blink 5-10 times less per minute than what the eye needs while staring at a computer screen.
Considering more than just the health of the person using the monitor, BenQ also keeps the environment front of mind in their BL series design with all models featuring a built-in ‘eco sensor’ to automatically switch the monitor into eco mode when the user steps away from their desk. This feature was created in response to research that shows on average, office workers spend around 20% of their working time away from their computer.
LED backlit technology is significantly more energy efficient then conventional LCD display technology, with estimated power savings of up to 33% per year, so they cost less to run.
Cost efficient and all-round eco-friendly – the BL Series monitor frames utilise zero mercury in their manufacture, are coating-free and are 100% recyclable at end of life. In fact, recycled plastic accounts for around 65% of the actual monitor’s frame across the range. All materials used for packaging are EPS-free, with all PVC or foamed plastics replaced with recyclable paper cushion. Around 80% of the BL series packaging is recycled paper for added ‘green’ measure.
The 24’ BL2400PT VA Panel monitor offers 16:9 aspect ratio and a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, while the 22” BL2201PT is equipped with a 16:10 aspect and 1000:1 contrast ratio.
Said BenQ Australia’s General Manager, Chee F. Chung, “BenQ are a global leader in LED monitor visual display and were actually one of the top three brands in Europe in 2009. Introducing the new VA Panel BL2400PT 24” and it’s cousins, the BL2201PT 22”and BL902TM 19” monitors to Australia will go a long way to securing a top-ranking position for BenQ’s LED monitor business in this country,” said Chung, “and will define our reputation as a brand which excels in premium panel technology innovation.”
BenQ’s BL series Monitors also provide peace of mind with an unprecedented 4 year warranty period.
RRP: BL902TM - $289
BL2201PT - $389
BL2400PT - $489
Warranty: 4 years
For further information visit www.BenQ.com.au or call (02) 8988 6500.
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About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD displays, digital cameras, storage devices, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 2008 revenues of BenQ Corporation exceeded US$1.54 billion.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd. 2008 revenues of BenQ Group exceeded US$19 billion dollars.