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BenQ Brings VA LED Performance to the Home and Office With New GW Series Monitors

Three New Monitors Feature 5,000:1 Ultra-High Native Contrast Ratio, 8-Bit Color Performance, True Blacks, and Wide-Angle Viewing

IRVINE, Calif. — May 24, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that its new GW Series of VA LED monitors, bringing groundbreaking VA LED visual sophistication to the home and office. GW Series panels bring out every hue from the brightest whites to the deepest blacks, with every detail flawlessly layered and contrasted, even in the most complex scenes. Featuring three models with a variety of sizes and connectivity options, monitors in the GW series boast a 5,000:1 ultra-high native contrast ratio, 8-bit color performance, wide-angle viewing, and LED backlighting.

The GW series includes the GW2250, GW2450, and GW2750HM VA LED monitors. All GW series panels feature D-Sub and DVI-D connectors and are offered in 21.5-inch, 24-inch, and 27-inch widescreen sizes respectively. Additionally, the GW2750HM is equipped with line-in connectors and headphone jacks, and is further bolstered with HDMI(R) connections. To complete the A/V experience without the hassle of connecting to additional audio devices, the GW2750HM adds built-in 2W speakers.

Monitors in the GW Series offer a 5,000:1 ultra-high native contrast ratio, which is five times that of general panels. This adds astonishing color depth and definition to darkened, complex images with the greatest subtlety and clarity. Offering true 8-bit color performance, the VA monitors render a total of 16.7 million color shades to deliver smoother and more stable transitions from one color to the next.

With naturally deeper blacks and minimized light leakage, the GW Series panels display flawlessly layered and precisely contrasted details in even the darkest images. In addition, VA monitors offer an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178 degrees/178 degrees, allowing for sharper details, higher contrast, and authentic colors to be viewed and shared by everyone from left, right, above, and below. The GW panels’ LED backlighting provides lower power consumption than conventional CCFL monitors, while operation in Eco Mode provides even more energy savings.

“The expansion of our VA display lineup is a direct response to the rapidly growing demand for this level of performance in North America,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “With our GW Series, we are offering our valued customers a wide array of choices for business and personal use, with numerous connectivity options and sizes ranging from 21.5 to 27 inches. In addition to providing unparalleled performance, our GW monitors offer an eye-catching design and a front bezel textured to sooth the eyes.”

For effortless setup, each GW Series model is Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 certified. Users simply connect a monitor to a computer equipped with Windows 7, and the operating system will instantly recognize it.

The GW Series monitors are available now at an MSRP of $219 for the GW2250, $249 for the GW2450, and $419 for the GW2750HM. More information is available at www.BenQ.com.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

More information is available at www.benq.com.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.

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