The BL2420PT boasts a 23.8'W 2560x1440 quarter-high-definition (QHD) display built with BeQ's advanced IPS technology, providing professionals in CAD/CAM, animation, video editing and graphic arts...
* Monthly payments are estimates only and you should verify the finance payment amounts on the retailer's website.
Finance may not be available on this product and you should verify on the retailer's website whether finance options are available for the Benq BL2420.
Credit is subject to eligibility. You will need to apply through the retailer's application process.
Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we feature. How our site works.
21 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
Some customers who purchased this PC monitors reckoned that it had good colour saturation. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “The colours certainly do pop” and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too”. Amazon Customer also said “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”.
A few people concluded that it had good picture quality. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” and rated the product 99 out of 100. Amazon Customer said in their review a few weeks ago “The image quality is also brilliant”. David Gee mentioned on Amazon “Worth it for superb picture quality” in his review of this PC monitors.
Some Benq BL2420 owners considered that the Benq BL2420 had a flickering image. In August this year Beanchance wrote “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker”. Handygrandad wrote in their review on Amazon “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT”. Handygrandad also wrote “The problem is that, at the time of writing (March 2014), there are two versions of the BL2410PT available, one is flicker free”.
Several Benq BL2420 owners who reviewed the Benq BL2420 thought it had clear images. Adrian rated this PC monitors 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Benq BL2420 “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160”. E B said “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs”. Evan said “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz” in his review of the Benq BL2420.
Two Benq BL2420 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim mentioned “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle”. Morgan gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote two years ago “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great”.
Some Benq BL2420 owners who bought it agreed that it was good value for money. Last year A. Haddock rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Fantastic monitor for the price”. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “Great quality at a good price” in their Benq BL2420 review and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Last year Ash73 said in their review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand”.
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was a bargain for the price. Adrian said last year “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games” in his review of this PC monitors. Genasisgod wrote on Amazon “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain” in their review. Geoffrey Foale said two years ago “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer”.
Easy to Use
A few people considered that the Benq BL2420 was easy to use. A gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time” in their review of the Benq BL2420. Aj said on Amazon “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” in their review of this PC monitors yet gave the Benq BL2420 a rating of 40 out of 100. In August this year Beanchance mentioned “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential”.
A few people agreed that the Benq BL2420 was easy to use the menus. Adrian wrote in his review last year “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Geoffrey Foale mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness”. N. J. Holms said “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it” and scored the product 5 stars.
A few Benq BL2420 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had a good experience. In August last year Adrian and he mentioned in his review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “The experience is certainly playable”. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer scored it 99 out of 100 and said “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past” in their review. Morgan wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience”.
Three people who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Morgan said “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%” in his Benq BL2420 review and scored this PC monitors 5 stars. Rev John mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long”.
Some customers who bought the Benq BL2420 thought it was easy to handle. M. Yip scored it 5 stars and said in their Benq BL2420 review on Amazon in August “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity”.
Good Product Quality
Several Benq BL2420 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. A and mentioned “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon this month “Great quality at a good price”. Amazon Customer also said “The image quality is also brilliant”.
Some Benq BL2420 owners concluded that this PC monitors was good looking. A scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I have two of these, they are beautifully built”. A also said “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he said in his review “60Hz so gaming is pretty good”.
Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was neat. Handygrandad and wrote on Amazon two years ago “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Morgan mentioned “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly”.
A number of Benq BL2420 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Andy mentioned in his review on Amazon “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position”. Richard said in his review of the Benq BL2420 two years ago “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”.
One person who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Nikos mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2420 in August last year “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal” nonetheless gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
One person concluded that the Benq BL2420 was ergonomic. Kourouyiannis Fivos wrote on Amazon “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” in their review of the Benq BL2420 and rated it 5 stars.
Ten customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. A wrote “I have two of these, they are beautifully built”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very solid display with good performance” in their review of this PC monitors. Grayling mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Nice solid monitor”.
A few customers reckoned that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Jdr and mentioned on Amazon “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation” in their review of the Benq BL2420. Markoppenheim wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420 “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”.
One Benq BL2420 owner concluded that the Benq BL2420 was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer gave the Benq BL2420 a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green”.
+16 More reasons for
One Industry Award
The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that this Benq PC monitor was good. This flatpanel monitor received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We calculated the average ratings for all Benq flatpanel monitors and specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings compared to other brands.
A number of Benq BL2420 owners said in their reviews that the Benq BL2420 had good technical guidance. Graham Smith said in his Benq BL2420 review “Land on your foot! In the box are quick start instructions that are about as well written as any are - it's enough to get the monitor set up”. Graham Smith also mentioned “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Markoppenheim gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq BL2420 “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in”.
Some people considered that it was a good height. Ash73 and mentioned on Amazon “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand”. Honeycuddler wrote in their review “Nice stand and height adjustment”. Lamixer gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Has a range of height adjustment”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Seaside wrote on Amazon “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying” in their review of this PC monitors.
Some Benq BL2420 reviewers concluded that this PC monitors was good in terms of USB connections. Aj wrote on Amazon “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” although scored the Benq BL2420 2 stars. Two years ago Morgan wrote on Amazon “The USB ports seem to function fine” in his review.
One customer said in their reviews that the Benq BL2420 was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York wrote on Amazon two years ago “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance” in his review of this PC monitors.
One Benq BL2420 owner who reviewed the Benq BL2420 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Genasisgod wrote in August last year “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago Geoffrey Foale said “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer and a 19 ins Iiyama monitor on my main photo editing” in his Benq BL2420 review.
Good Technical Features
Two Benq BL2420 reviewers agreed that it had good features. Kourouyiannis Fivos and said on Amazon “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” in their Benq BL2420 review. R3d Bu11 mentioned in their Benq BL2420 review “Great picture, colour and features”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Benq BL2420 reviewer who purchased the Benq BL2420 concluded that it was quiet. J E Walford wrote on Amazon “The speakers are very quiet”.
Good Owner Reviews
Based on 336 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC display is 86%.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2420 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the BL2420.
There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the 241S6QYMB (£155.59), or the 284E5 both from Philips or the Acer B246HQL (£152.00) which has a better Rating.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Benq BL2420 has one of the widest vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than a year the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2420 range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq BL2420 has a very wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420.
Very Large Color Gamut
When compared to other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the BL2420, the color gamut of the Benq BL2420 of 100 percent is one of the largest. The color gamuts of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BL2420 range from 68% to 110%, and the average color gamut is 83%.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL2420 has one of the lower power consumptions when off amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the PC displays of this age and type the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2420 is 130mm. The Benq BL2420 has a quite high maximum height adjustment (140 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2420.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Benq BL2420 is a three USB 2.0 port LCD screen.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The Benq BL2420 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Asus VK248H (£148.80), the Philips 221S6QYKMB (£154.74), or the Lenovo T2224z (£169.00) is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420 are not 3D compatible. The Benq BL2420 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Acer GN246HL (£119.99) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BL2420, the Benq BL2420 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this type and age.
+5 More reasons against
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The lowest RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 1W, the highest is 18W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.4W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2420 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BL2420.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.
Only One HDMI Port
The Benq BL2420 is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports.
The average weight of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the Benq BL2420 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2420.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420
OK Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the BL2420 is £45 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 486 flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this medium monitor was released.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the S24E450M (£152.01), the S23E650D (£137.98), or the S22E450M (£127.86) all from Samsung.
+3 Other reasons
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq BL2420 has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 PC screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the 237E7QDSB (£132.69), or the 246E7QDSW (£142.96) both from Philips or the Benq EW2750ZL (£176.15) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is too low for you then you might also want to consider the VK248H (£148.80) (50000000:1), or the VE278 (£137.77) (50000000:1) both from Asus or the Hannspree HL225HNB (40000000:1) which is also higher rated.
At 563.2 millimeters, the Benq BL2420 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the BL2420.
Meer beeldpunten op hetzelfde oppervlak voor meer werkruimte en een scherper beeld - dat is wat 'wide quad hd' ofwel WQHD-monitoren met een diagonaal van 24 inch beloven. Inmiddels testten we drie... Read more…
While this monitor has been reviewed extensively by tftcentral and prad (in German), here is my own perspective after a couple of weeks of ownership
- Good pixel pitch, comparable to... Read more…
This is the greatest all rounder UHD (4k if you must) monitor going. *Fact.
First up, the screen is huge. I have it running in UHD and it pairs with my 27" Asus IPS monitor running at 2560x1440.... Read more…
Pulse .. Width .. Modulation (PWM)
Pulse Width Modulation is used in many monitors to adjust the backlight... Read more…
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Hide electricity usage and price
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Hide water usage and price
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq BL2420uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Benq BL2420 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions