New BenQ X3000i gaming projector launches in New Zealand, promises 10 years of lamp life

The BenQ X3000i projector
The X3000i has preset gameplay modes to help gamers with favourite genres. Photo credit: Supplied / BenQ

Kiwi gamers seeking a lag-free visual experience while playing are now able to lay hands on the world's first 4LED 4K HDR gaming projector in Aotearoa.

BenQ's X3000i projector uses a 4 LED light source to provide over 30,000 hours or 10 years of use before requiring replacement, the company said.

The X3000i also features three distinct preset gameplay modes - RPG, first-person shooter, and sports - to help gamers get the best look for their favoured genre.

Grace Tran, BenQ Australia and New Zealand product marketing manager, said the X3000i was designed to help gamers realise their full potential, thanks to the "unprecedented combination of cinematic images and realistic sounds, along with the lag free control that comes from 4ms response time at 240Hz frame rate".

The X3000i projector is available online and costs $3800. It joins other brands, like Samsung, Xiaomi, Epson and ViewSonic in the New Zealand projector market.

The X3000i's visuals are delivered with 100% DCI P3 wide colour gamut coverage powered by BenQ's exclusive CinematicColor technology.

The 4K UHD picture has a maximum brightness of 3000 lumens and has a 500,000:1 super high contrast ratio, dynamic black algorithms and futureproof support for the  HDR10/HLG video standards.

According to the company, the 4 LED light source also has an auto colour calibration system that "guarantees years of gaming enjoyment".

BenQ's treVolo audio team has worked to ensure three-dimensional sounds with the powerful dual 5W stereo speakers.

They are enhanced by Bongiovi DSP (Digital Signal Processor) with Dynamic Stereo Enhancement and can be output to an external sound system via HDMI eARC for a better  cinematic experience.

"The depth, clarity, definition, and presence of the surrounding deep bass background music, approaching footsteps and clear vocals are emphasised respectively, with the true colours the games originally intend to display," it wrote.

As well as a 4 ms response at 240Hz, the projector has a 8ms response at 120Hz and 16ms response at 60Hz for systems that don't support the fastest refresh rate.