Bicester, Oxfordshire, 22nd September 2010: Internationally-renowned provider of digital monitors, BenQ, proudly announces the release of the world’s first Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors: the EW and VW series. Through these series, BenQ aims to bring superior style, connectivity, colour performance and unmatched picture quality into everyone’s life, from every angle.


The new range of 16:9, Full HD VA-panel LED monitors includes the EW2420 (24”), VW2420(H) (24”) and VW2220(H) (21.5”). These panels feature wide 178-degree viewing angles, true 3,000:1 native contrast ratios and BenQ’s proprietary Senseye® Human Vision Technology.


VA LED-based 8-bit panels offer better colour reproduction, an ultra high contrast ratio and deeper blacks via zero bright dot (ZBD) LED technology. By minimising light leakage, the panels offer better contrast and detail in dark-coloured movie scenes.


VW and EW Series Monitors


Designed for consumers with sophisticated taste and those who appreciate stylish design, the VW series shares the same sleek look with BenQ’s award winning V Series monitors (winner of a 2010 iF Design Award). Identifiable via a gold ring at their base, the VW series carries forth the smooth contours and clean lines, complemented by the lacquer finish.


With their enhanced connectivity options, the EW series is sure to appeal to entertainment enthusiasts. Thanks to its numerous ports, users can keep an array of digital devices permanently plugged in simultaneously, switching effortlessly between a games console, Blu-ray player, webcam, PC and iPod without the need for unplugging and switching cables. With this series, BenQ has looked at the small details; for example, a rear headphone hanger enables tidy storage of gaming/telephony headsets when not in use.


The VW/EW Series is further enhanced by BenQ’s proprietary Senseye® Human Vision Technology, producing fuller, richer, clearer and more detailed images, even for the darkest scenes. Senseye 3’s six preset modes give users the luxury of one-touch optimisation for the most popular applications: Game, Movie, sRGB, Standard, Photo, and Eco modes. Today’s on-demand consumer will likewise appreciate the VW/EW Series’ ability to instantly display content when powered up, another benefit of LED over CCFL technology. Moreover, BenQ’s sRGB colour consistency on a true 8-bit panel (16.7M colour panel) provides users with the confidence that the colours shown on screen are the colours to be printed.


DVI and D-Sub are equipped on all VW series while HDMI 1.3 and headphone jacks are available on models designated with an “H”. The EW series comes equipped with DVI-D, HDMI x2, D-Sub (VGA), 4x USB 2.0, Line-in, a headphone jack and two 1.5W stereo speakers – providing the diverse connectivity options consumers demand.


The VW2420(H) and EW2420 will be available from 1st October, while the VW2220(H) will be available in November. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.com