BenQ Targets Gaming with New 4K Smart Projectors

Taiwanese projection specialist BenQ previewed three new 4K gaming projectors at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show that ended over the weekend.

Building on the template set by the company’s flagship X3000i gaming projector, the forthcoming X Series X3100i (left, $2,399), X300G (right, $1,799), and X500i (center, $1,699) models incorporate BenQ’s “high brightness” 4LED light source, game-focused “detail enhancement engine,” several low-input-lag game modes (four for the X3100i and three for the X300G and X500i), plus CinematicColor and CinematicSound technologies to make projected gaming experiences more immersive. The X300G and X500i are short-throw models that can be placed only a few feet from the wall/screen.

ANSI lumen brightness ratings are 3,300 for the X3100i, 2,000 for the X300G, and 2,200 for the X500i. All models are Google-certified smart projectors with built-in access to Netflix and Chromecast that can project images up to 150 inches (diagonal) and support high dynamic range (HDR) through the company’s HDR-PRO technology, which employs SSI Dynamic Black and HDR tone mapping techniques to enhance contrast and color.

The X3100i projector is said to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, while the X300G and X500i cover 84% of DCI-P3 and 95% of the Rec. 709 color space.

Other common features include Auto Game mode that distinguishes between Xbox and PlayStation consoles and switches to the correct input, a built-in two-speaker sound system with 3D spatial audio processing, and an eARC-enabled HDMI port and S/PDIF digital output for sending audio to an external sound system.

The cube-like X3100i and X300G feature keystone adjustment plus 1.3x and 1.2X digital zoom, respectively; the X3100i also provides 40-60% vertical lens shift. The traditionally-shaped compact X500i has motorized zoom (1.2X) and keystone correction with picture rotation to accommodate ceiling mounting.

“Boasting authentic 4K HDR visual quality and minimal input lag, these projectors are the ultimate platform for an immersive AAA gaming experience in various settings," said Houston Wei, Senior Director of BenQ North America. "The flagship X3100i redefines the ultimate dream gaming room standard without compromise. The X500i transforms any compact space into gaming hubs, and the X300G projector empowers gamers to establish gaming centers within their personal space."

The X3100i and X500i will be available for pre-order in early November and are slated to ship in December. The X300G will be available for pre-order starting in January 2024. For more information, including a complete list of specs for each model, visit

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The variety of models and price points make them an attractive option for gamers who love to fix things around the house.

Seyren's picture

Great post. A little expensive for a 4k projector though?
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bellid's picture

I'll be using this new projector on my Concrete Driveway. That'll be amazing :)