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Benq BL2420U PC Monitor

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23.6" 20000000:1 LED May 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The BL2420U, 24" 4K2K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution monitor with built-in 100% sRGB, IPS technology and exclusive CAD/CAM, animation and low blue light modes for designers to improve... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by XSreviews.co.uk who thought that this flatpanel monitor was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This medium monitor received a score of 90 out of 100 from expert review site XSreviews.co.uk. This means that PC monitor experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the very best PC displays of this spec and age.

Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by Benq have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

Some customers who purchased the Benq BL2420U considered that it had good features. In October Xsreviews.co.uk said on XSreviews.co.uk “A plethora of special modes and added features” in their review of the Benq BL2420U. Xsreviews.co.uk also wrote “Professionals are well catered for, with special modes and features”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the Benq BL2420U reckoned that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Xsreviews.co.uk wrote on XSreviews.co.uk “4K at 24 inches is a beautiful experience, whether working or gaming” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One Benq BL2420U owner who purchased it said that it had a good experience.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL U2415[plb_2570660_price], or the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The BL2420U has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which has better reviews; or the HP ENVY 34c[plb_2976258_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°. The BL2420U has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the BL2420U has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the BL2420U. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of this age and type is 18° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The color gamuts of LCD screens of this age and type range from 68% to 120%. With a color gamut of 100 percent, the BL2420U has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq BL2420U is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2420U is 5.7ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2420U has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL2420U.

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12 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £40.77

The price of the BL2420U has increased by £40.77 in the last 57 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The BL2420U does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420U also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL2420U are not 3D compatible. The Benq BL2420U is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq BL2420U does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the BL2420U also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The BL2420U is in the most expensive 11% of all 505 PC displays of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the BL2420U will cost £93 over 5 years to run.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 434 PC screens of this age and spec they range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this age and spec.

Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2420U has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age. PC screens that were released around the same time as the BL2420U have RMS rated audio powers of between 1W and 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.6W.

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Only Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the BL2420U is more than most comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included Audio (3.5mm), DisplayPort, DVI and USB are also found on this LCD screen.

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Heavy

The lightest PC monitor that is a similar age to the BL2420U is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of 7.1 kilograms, the BL2420U is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420U.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 35 Watts, the Benq BL2420U has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. The power consumptions in economy mode of PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the BL2420U range from 13W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 28W.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the BL2420U range from 0.005W to 350W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Benq BL2420U has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the BL2420U.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420U

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Benq released the BL2420U.

Average Width

The BL2420U has a pretty typical width (563.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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1 Award

XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 January 2016

The BL2420U is a brilliant monitor well suited for professionals and gamers alike; the 4K resolution and excellent colour reproduction ensure photos look true to life and games look sharp. Its...

XSreviews.co.uk

4K at 24 inches is a beautiful experience, whether working or gaming
Lots of ports and passthroughs ensure youre always connected
Touch controls make for easy adjustments
Professionals are well catered for, with special modes and features
Gaming at 4K at optimum settings requires a beastly PC
144Hz monitors will better suit competitive gamers
You do pay a premium for a professional-grade monitor
There are many cheaper, larger 4K monitors on the market
With 200 scaling, youll definitely notice low-resolution assets while browsing the web and using some programs

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
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Total running cost over 5 years £92.94
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04718755056512, 05054629904336

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