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...
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20 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The writer at one expert review site decided that this LCD screen was good. Hardware.info gave this PC screen an "Excellent" award.
Good Owner Reviews
Owners have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 86 out of 100.
A number of customers who reviewed the Benq BL2420 agreed that it was good value for money. In October last year A. Haddock wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420 “Fantastic monitor for the price”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Great quality at a good price” . Ash73 mentioned “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand” .
Some Benq BL2420 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Adrian mentioned on Amazon last year “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games” in his review of this PC monitor and scored it very highly. Genasisgod mentioned “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain”. Geoffrey Foale mentioned on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer” although he scored the product 60 out of 100.
Easy to Use
Some Benq BL2420 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Beanchance wrote in their review on Amazon in October “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential”. Lamixer said on Amazon “The DisplayPort input apparently can drive the built-in speakers which could be handy” in their review. Morgan said “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains” and rated the product 5 stars.
A number of Benq BL2420 reviewers said that the product was easy to use the menus. Adrian said “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”. Two years ago Geoffrey Foale he said “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness”. N. J. Holms said on Amazon “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 rated it as very good.
A few people who purchased the Benq BL2420 reckoned that it had a good experience. In October last year Adrian scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “The experience is certainly playable”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past” in their review of the Benq BL2420. Morgan said on Amazon two years ago “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience”.
Three Benq BL2420 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2420 was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Morgan he wrote “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%” in his review. Rev John wrote on Amazon “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long” in their review of the Benq BL2420.
Two Benq BL2420 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. A few weeks ago M. Yip gave the product a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity”.
A number of people considered that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “Very solid display with good performance” and scored it very highly. Grayling mentioned on Amazon “Nice solid monitor” however they scored it 3 stars. Handygrandad said in their Benq BL2420 review on Amazon two years ago “It has a solid, fully adjustable stand, with the option of a 90 degree turn into portrait format”.
A number of Benq BL2420 reviewers who reviewed the Benq BL2420 considered that it was strong and durable. Jdr scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation”. Markoppenheim wrote in their review on Amazon “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen”.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer said “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green”.
A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. A said on Amazon “I have two of these, they are beautifully built” and rated the Benq BL2420 4 stars. A also said “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “60Hz so gaming is pretty good” and scored the product 5 stars.
Two people concluded that the Benq BL2420 was neat. Two years ago Handygrandad said “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad” in their review. Morgan mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly” and scored the product 5 stars.
Two people who bought it considered that it was a good design. Andy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position”. Richard wrote on Amazon “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 Benq BL2420 owner reckoned that it was smooth. In October last year Nikos wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2420 was ergonomic. Last year Kourouyiannis Fivos mentioned in their Benq BL2420 review “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features”.
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Good Product Quality
Several Benq BL2420 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. A wrote last year “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time” . Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and said in their Benq BL2420 review this year “The image quality is also brilliant”. Beanchance said in their review this month “The screen itself appears very good quality and the colours look brilliant when viewing photos” .
Good Picture Quality
A few Benq BL2420 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “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” in their review of the Benq BL2420. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Come Along mentioned on Amazon “Great screen, viewing angles are amazing, colours are very accurate” in their Benq BL2420 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Eleven Benq BL2420 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Adrian said “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. David Gee wrote in his review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “Worth it for superb picture quality” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jdr mentioned “The overall image quality is superb” in their Benq BL2420 review.
Some Benq BL2420 owners who purchased it concluded that it had a flickering image. Beanchance rated it as excellent and mentioned this month “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker”. Two years ago Handygrandad mentioned in their Benq BL2420 review “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”.
Some people said in their reviews that it had clear images. Last year Adrian wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160”. E B gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” in their review. Evan gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz”.
A number of customers who purchased it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim wrote “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle” in their review. Morgan said on Amazon “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great”.
Benq Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Benq LCD screens and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings.
A Best Selling Product
The BL2420 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased LCD screens in the last 3 months.
Several Benq BL2420 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had good technical guidance. In October last year Graham Smith mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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 wrote “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Markoppenheim said in their Benq BL2420 review “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in” and gave the product an excellent rating.
Some Benq BL2420 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good height. Honeycuddler gave the Benq BL2420 a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the Benq BL2420 this year “Nice stand and height adjustment”. Lamixer scored the Benq BL2420 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420 two years ago “Has a range of height adjustment”. Also two years ago Richard mentioned on Amazon “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle” in his review and scored it 5 stars.
One person concluded that this PC monitor was a good body shape. Seaside said in their Benq BL2420 review two years ago “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” .
A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Aj mentioned in their review of this PC monitor in October last year “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” yet they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Morgan said in his review on Amazon “The USB ports seem to function fine” and gave this PC monitor a very good review.
One Benq BL2420 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York he mentioned two years ago “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance” in his review.
One customer who bought the Benq BL2420 considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Genasisgod mentioned in their review of this PC monitor in October last year “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine” .
One Benq BL2420 reviewer considered that the product was able to connect to the internet.
Good Technical Features
Two Benq BL2420 owners wrote that it had good features. Last year R3d Bu11 mentioned “Great picture, colour and features”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was quiet. J E Walford said in their review of the Benq BL2420 two years ago “The speakers are very quiet” .
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL U2414H[plb_2140878_price], the Fujitsu L27T-1 LED[plb_3032665_price], and the Asus BE239QLB[plb_3066266_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2420 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the BL2420 also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer H277H[plb_2905291_price], the iiyama B2780HSU-W1[plb_3029755_price], and the AOC G2460PF[plb_2982278_price] is also worth considering.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. The Benq BL2420 has one of the larger color gamuts (100 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Across all the PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2420 the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Benq BL2420 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2420.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Benq BL2420 is a three USB 2.0 port PC screen.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL2420 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price], the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E221c[plb_2895033_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq BL2420 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL2420 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL2420 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2420 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
Flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2420 have RMS rated audio powers of between 1W and 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.6W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2420 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released one year ago.
The Benq BL2420 is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been around for more than a year (7 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. The lightest PC monitor that has been around for more than a year is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.
3 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420
Average Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the BL2420 is £45, which is typical compared to the other 505 comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display was released over a year ago.
With a width of 563.2 millimeters, the Benq BL2420 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BL2420.
Alternative PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T2454[plb_2810644_price] (557.4mm).
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