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BenQ Brings Leadership and Innovation to 2013 International CES

Company’s Award-Winning Products Feature Excellence in Design, Performance, and Energy-Savings for the Home, Gaming, Business, and Education Space

IRVINE, Calif. — Dec. 19, 2012 — BenQ America Corp., the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector brand and globally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, today announced its product lineup for the 2013 International CES. Featuring a wide range of award-winning monitors, projectors, lighting products, and interactive flat-panel displays, BenQ will unveil several industry firsts aimed at redefining how quality and enjoyment are experienced within today’s home, gaming, business, and education environments.

Home Entertainment
BenQ is introducing better performance and market-changing innovations to the home entertainment space with three world premieres. Making their debut at the 2013 International CES are BenQ’s price-defying line of home projectors. Priced at around $1,000, the W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP Dark Chip 3 (DC3). The W1080ST at just $1,299, offers short-throw full HD 3D projection further simplifying home theater installation and setup by delivering an image more than 100 inches wide at less than six feet away from the screen. The duo is designed to support the latest HDMI(R) to provide simple 3D connectivity from Blu-ray(TM) players, gaming consoles, and other supported 3D cable boxes in addition to PCs. With dual HDMI inputs, the projectors facilitate multiple 3D connectivity setups for even more flexibility.

Also making their debut at the 2013 International CES are BenQ’s high-end QisDesign lighting products. Winners of more than 100 international design awards, the luxury LED lamps blend elegant aesthetics with innovative technology to provide a sensory rich experience that will inspire users and accentuate any setting. Inspired by the world around them, the interactive fixtures offer table, floor, wall, and suspension models made to stimulate the imagination while providing energy savings. Available nationwide in Jan. 2013, QisDesign premium LED lamps will bring a new level of sophistication to the home LED marketplace.

Gaming Monitors
BenQ is proud to be the first brand to create monitors specifically engineered for professional gamers. As the official gaming monitor sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), the new RL2455HM is the result of feedback straight from the gaming community. Designed specifically for console gaming, it provides the ultimate experience for fast paced first-person shooter (FPS) games such as the new Halo(R) 4, as well as popular fighting games like Mortal Kombat(TM) — all being featured throughout MLG Pro Circuit Championships in 2013.

The RL2455HM is designed for speed and features blistering fast 1-ms GTG response time and low input lag time. Its 60Hz refresh rate is tuned to match console video output and, with dual HDMI ports, the monitor provides the smoothest gaming experience by rendering all action without ghosting. The RL2455HM features a 24-inch widescreen (16:9) full HD screen, LED backlighting for superb color reproduction and low power consumption, and a 12 million to 1 contrast ratio. Proprietary BenQ enhancements on the RL2455HM give gamers a competitive edge over players on other monitors. The unit’s Black eQualizer enables total visibility by allowing gamers to enhance brightness in darker areas of the map without over-exposing white levels, in turn revealing critical combat details to give gamers an edge in competitive play. The Smart Scaling feature offers the ability to scale the screen to virtually any custom size easily, ranging from a 24-inch 1080p display to a traditional 17-inch 4:3 format, without impacting controller sensitivity. The monitor provides custom settings for color enhancement, and features 2W internal speakers. The new RL2455HM joins BenQ’s elite family of XL and RL Series gaming monitors purpose-built for the professional gamer.

Mac(R) Compatible Monitors
With no printing, coating, or adhesives on their surface, BenQ’s white, asymmetrical VW2230H and VW2430H monitors give off a pure, uncomplicated, and elegant look. Beyond their design, the VW30s connect to any MacBook(R) through an M-book mode, recreating authentic MacBook picture quality on either the 21.5-inch or 24-inch displays. Additionally, thanks to a new Reading Mode, the monitors adjust their settings automatically to simulate the warmth of reading paper. Named by International CES 2013 as a Design and Engineering Award Honoree, the BenQ VW30 series combines LED backlighting with VA panel technology and a 178-degree viewing angle to provide full 1080p HD, 5000:1 native contrast ratio, and Windows(R) 8 compatibility to bring any content on the screen to life.

Interactive Flat Panel Displays
BenQ’s line of interactive flat panel displays (IFPs) combines the power of highly accurate touch technology, astounding image quality, and multimedia connectivity. Now featuring panel-friendly Windows 8 compatibility, BenQ’s 42-inch (T420), 55-inch (TL550), and 65-inch (T650 and TL650) displays bring even more fluidity and intuitive multitasking to boardroom presentations and interactive classroom applications. With1920x1080p full HD resolution, BenQ IFPs offer dynamic contrast ratios up to 10,000:1and feature ambient light sensors to adjust displays automatically, integrated speakers to further engage audiences, and robust engineering to eliminate attrition and minimize maintenance. With picture-in-picture (PIP), double optical sensors, and durable 10-bit public information display (PID), the panels’ optimum visual clarity can also facilitate interactive applications such as eBoard information displays, dynamic menus, airport flight schedules, and many more.

Business and Education Projectors
As the second leading global projector brand, BenQ will be presenting its brand new line of business and educations projectors at CES. Featuring its world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, BenQ brings big features to business and education at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With the 5 Series, small and medium spaces benefit from an improved contrast ratio of 13000:1, up to 6,500-hour lamp life, and support for 3D Blu-ray players via HDMI and NVIDIA(R) 3DTV Play(TM) — all at an incredibly low price. With the recently released MX520, power consumption can also be reduced by up to 70 percent. SmartEco automatically adjusts lamp power to maximize energy savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance, using only as much light as needed. Other energy-efficient functions include Eco Blank, No Source Detected, and Standby modes that dim or blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t required. Users experience a lower TCO due to reduced lamp replacement costs, less maintenance than older devices, and lower total power consumption.

Debuting at the 2013 International CES are the fully interactive MW821ST and MW822ST projectors, which bring immersive classroom and boardroom presentations to a whole new level by enabling integration with iPad(R) and Android(TM) tablets, in addition to greater interaction with BenQ’s new PointDraw Pen 3.0 — the pointing device that enables teachers and presenters to write on any projection surface. Combined with QDraw3 interactive software, audiences can access presentation materials, add notes from anywhere in the room, and connect via their personal tablets to give new meaning to the term “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). The projectors also feature built-in speakers, an ultra-short-throw ratio of 0.49, quick cooling, and instant restart to keep energy costs down.

“BenQ continues to experience above market growth across several segments of the consumer electronics marketplace,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “With thought-leading innovations such as SmartEco technology, we are positively differentiating ourselves by providing customers with incredible performance and cost-savings. We will continue to break the boundaries and offer great value in 2013, and look forward to showcasing our products at CES.”

BenQ’s new lineup will be on display in South Hall 2, Booth MP25171 at the 2013 International CES. More information is available at www.benq.us.

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Editor’s Note:
To schedule a booth visit with BenQ at CES, please contact Veronica Esbona at +1 954-392-6990 or veronica@ingearpr.com.

Image Links:
W1070: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/W1070.zip
QisDesign: http://bit.ly/V4PJkb
RL2455HM: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/RL2455HM.zip
VW30Series: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/VW30Series.zip
IFP: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/IFP.zip
5 Series: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/MS517_MX518_MW519.zip
MX520: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/MX520.zip
MW821ST: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/MW821ST.zip

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.us.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 16+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.

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