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9 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
This PC display received a rating of 70 out of 100 from expert review website Trusted Reviews.
Benq Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews
Based on 8,803 expert and user reviews, Benq has excellent ratings for its LCD screens. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
One person who purchased this PC monitors thought it was well made. Trustedreviews.com wrote in September this year “It makes up for its lack of style with a solid range of features” and gave this PC monitors a score of 70 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
One Benq BL2420Z reviewer who purchased the Benq BL2420Z reckoned that it had good features. A few weeks ago expert website Trustedreviews.com scored this PC monitors 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420Z “It makes up for its lack of style with a solid range of features”.
One Benq BL2420Z reviewer who reviewed the Benq BL2420Z concluded that it was good looking. This year Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their Benq BL2420Z review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the BenQ BL2420Z? This no-nonsense business monitor doesn't have the kind of flashy design that'll help it stand out in a stylish office.”.
Two Upstream Ports
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2420Z have between one and three upstream ports, including the BL2420Z which has two upstream ports.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2420Z has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other new similar spec PC screens.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
New similar spec flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the Benq BL2420Z has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other newly released PC monitors.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the BL2420Z is 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1.
A 3000:1 typical contrast ratio is in fact the best typical contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2420Z.
Amongst comparable types of LCD screen the worst typical contrast ratio is 600:1.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most new PC displays do not have an integrated card reader. The BL2420Z is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the 2408WFP, or the U2413 (£279.00) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched in the last 12 months, the BL2420Z is not 3D compatible.
Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q (£516.97) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The BL2420Z does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other recently released medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo X1 (£44.78) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
If you are looking for a PC screen with a more display resolution then you might want to look at the Eizo CS2420 (£598.00) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of new PC displays range from 1W to 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the BL2420Z has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that came out in the last year is 5.2ms. At 7 milliseconds, the BL2420Z has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2420Z.
The average weight of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420Z is 4.8kg, and the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg. The BL2420Z is one of the heavier PC displays that are a comparable age to the BL2420Z (7 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420Z
OK Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the BL2420Z is £37 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 371 new comparable spec PC displays.
Released Eleven Months Ago
This medium monitor has been on the market for eleven months.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung CF390 (£149.29) is also worth considering.
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20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The BL2420Z has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's 80% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is too low for you then you might also want to consider the I2781FH (£179.99) (50000000:1), the E2775SJ (£146.42) (50000000:1), or the C3583FQ-BS (£538.97) (50000000:1) all from AOC.
At 563.2 millimeters, the BL2420Z has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the BL2420Z.
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