Even at 4-inches, The Qisda QCM-330 Dwarfs the iPad's Resolution

You hear the 9.7-inch iPad has a screen resolution of 1024x768, and you think to yourself, that's not so bad! And it's not. But when you later hear that a new 4-inch smartphone will feature a resolution of 1280x1024, well... » 2/08/10 10:06am 2/08/10 10:06am

World's Thinnest BenQ V2220 LCD Lays on the BS Pretty Thick

On one hand the BenQ V2220/V2220H is a 21.5-inch LCD monitor that manages to be the thinnest in its class (just 15mm). On the other, BenQ has taken the whole "dynamic contrast ratio" fib to a whole new level. » 2/08/10 8:23am 2/08/10 8:23am

BenQ 27-inch M2700HD Monitor Could Make Big Screens Affordable

BenQ used to be a company that made cheap, decent gear. Now they make cheap stuff and slightly more premium stuff. I'm not sure what their first 27-incher will cost when it hits this month, but it might be cheap. » 12/16/09 10:20am 12/16/09 10:20am

This Skinny BenQ T850 Packs a Fat Touch Screen

BenQ's gear is usually pretty standard stuff, but the new T850 is pushing the envelope a bit. Claiming to be the world's thinnest 8MP camera at 14.9 millimeters thin, it also manages to squeeze in a large 3-inch LCD display. But the neatest part is that after you take shots with up to 3X zoom and 1600 ISO, you can… » 5/30/08 3:10pm 5/30/08 3:10pm

Benq C36 Cellphone Thinks it's a Webcam and Radio Recorder Too

Benq's new C36 cellphone is labelled a "Music Phone" but it also squeezes in a 1.3 megapixel webcam function and has a built-in FM radio with a recording function. This last even has a scheduling function, so you won't miss your shows. It plays MP3s, WAV, MIDI and AMR, has a 2-inch color LCD, built-in speakers,… » 5/01/08 9:50am 5/01/08 9:50am

BenQ Takes T's Name in Vain with New T60 Mobile

Don't know who BenQ is, but sucka's been taking my name in vain. Look at his new cellphone—T60 he calls it—is like me, but then it's not like me. So, let's look at it in detail, shall we? It's black. That's like me. It's slim. That's not like me. » 4/01/08 8:04am 4/01/08 8:04am

BenQ's V2400W is the World's Slimmest 24-inch LCD

People who want big screen space without having to buy a wide desk to support it can take a look at this BenQ V2400W, which is the world's slimmest 24-inch widescreen monitor. It's apparently more than 21% slimmer than the next slimmest monitor at 2.44 inches, and has a 4000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and 1080p HD… » 3/17/08 3:30pm 3/17/08 3:30pm

Mobile Internet Device from BenQ—Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture

We've already seen a video of BenQ's imaginatively named "mobile internet device" (you can call it MID) in action, but more details have been emerging about the touchscreen device, with its customized UI, in Barcelona this week—including the intriguing news that you can shake it, rather like an Etch-A-Sketch, to… » 2/13/08 7:17am 2/13/08 7:17am

G900W Monitor from BenQ is 19 Inches of Worldwide Cheapness

BenQ is rolling out its G900W worldwide, a 19-inch monitor for PCs. You've got resolution of 1440 x 900 and 800:1 contrast, D-SUB and DVI ports. Response time is 5 ms. Price and another shot below. » 12/20/07 6:11am 12/20/07 6:11am

BenQ Digital Camera Has Seriously High ISO Sensitivity

The X835 digital camera from BenQ has an 8MP sensor, packs in a 3x optical zoom and can handle sensitivities of up to ISO 2000 during still image capture. The ISO sensitivity during video capture is set at a maximum of 6400. The addition of such functionality comes at a price; the noise in the captured images will… » 12/16/07 2:50pm 12/16/07 2:50pm

BenQ Mobile Internet Device Running Linux


BenQ was hitting the floors of IDF showing off a new UMPC (although they call it a 'mobile internet device'). While it may look like just a poor attempt to capture iPhone/iPod touch hype, it was surprisingly running Linux. Could we be moving towards a non-Microsoft based ultra-mobile future? [JKKMobile] » 9/19/07 3:30pm 9/19/07 3:30pm

Just What We Needed: Another Memory Card Standard

The MultiMedia Card Association (who?) has approved a new "global memory card standard" developed by a Taiwanese research institute—dubbed the miCard (Multiple Interface Card)—which will work with both USB and MMC slots. » 6/03/07 4:00pm 6/03/07 4:00pm

BenQ's Fat-measuring Phone Keeps Your Spare Tire in Check

We've seen phones with lots of crazy features, but in my opinion BenQ's fat-measuring phone beats them all. The alleged phone keeps track of your pudge by shooting out a micro-current that travels through your body. » 5/04/07 10:00am 5/04/07 10:00am

Confirmed: Xbox 360 Elite Doesn't Use Super-Quiet BenQ Drives

If you remember back to our Xbox 360 DVD drive comparison, you'll remember that the order of quietness in the units went Toshiba-Samsung loudest (the launch drives), Hitachi-LG in the middle, and BenQ LiteOn-Philips quietest (all Xboxes manufactured after November '06). So which do you think the Xbox 360 Elite would… » 4/27/07 3:28pm 4/27/07 3:28pm

BenQ Readying Its First UMPC

The details are still pretty slim, but DigiTimes is reporting that BenQ is prepping its first UMPC to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. BenQ would be joining the ranks of Sony, Samsung, and Asus, all of which have UMPCs out. » 3/12/07 10:33pm 3/12/07 10:33pm

BenQ-Mobile Being Hocked on Ebay: What Would Gizmodo Do?

If you remember, back in September BenQ canned their German mobile phone division. After months and months of failed attempts of searching for a buyer, BenQ has decided to sell it all on Ebay. Yes, you can own everything from the office plants to computers to furniture and probably a hell of a lot of phones (that may… » 2/28/07 1:45pm 2/28/07 1:45pm

How To Tell If You Have the Quiet Xbox 360 DVD

You may have heard that all Xbox 360 DVD drives manufacturered after November '06 were getting the quieter BenQ drives. Why's this important? Because the earlier models were like having your wife blow-dry her hair every time you were trying to play Gears online. » 2/13/07 7:30pm 2/13/07 7:30pm

BenQ's E610 and C610: 6-Megapixel Entry Level Cameras for Newbies

BenQ still fancies itself a player in the digital camera scene and has two more lower end digital cameras for you. You've got the 6.1-megapixel E610 and 6.0-megapixel C610, both of which are aimed at digital camera newcomers. Of the two, the C610 is the more basic, having only a 2.0-inch screen whereas the E610's… » 1/22/07 11:45am 1/22/07 11:45am

BenQ Apologizes for Pissing all over the WTC

If you recall, BenQ recently ran an advertisement for their silly dog tag MP3 player featuring a guy standing in front of rubble from the World Trade Center bombing. Well, they have since took down the page and placed a apology letter in its place. » 12/06/06 12:29pm 12/06/06 12:29pm