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Seven Industry Awards
This PC screen has received seven awards from experts.
Three expert review sites all liked this flatpanel monitor. Goldfries.com conluded that they would endorse this medium monitor and gave it a "Recommended Hardware" award and it received a Reviewed.com"Editor's Choice" award. Furthermore, the writer at Xtremehardware.com wrote that this PC screen was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.
One other expert review site said that this PC screen was good. Chip.com.my gave this Benq flatpanel monitor an "Outstanding" award.
Good Expert Reviews
This PC screen has an average expert rating of 87% based on seven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Les Numeriques.com and prad.de. Experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better LCD screens of a comparable age and type.
User Reviews Are Excellent
On average, based on 217 user reviews this PC screen has a terrific overall user rating.
Several Benq XL2430 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good structurally. Mrs. M. Cabezas mentioned “1080p Monitor Quality construction good looks great picture” in their Benq XL2430 review and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. Mrs. M. Cabezas also said “It becomes apparent that the movement range of the stand is superior because of the weighty and solid construction”.
A few Benq XL2430 owners who bought this PC monitor thought it was a good height. Jzzab mentioned in their review this year “The adjustments for height and tilt are perfect”. Kieran Oberhansli rated this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote in October this year “To adjust the level of height, firmly grab either side of the monitor”. Navroz Alibhai wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24” and rated it as excellent.
One person reckoned that the product was a good size. Teriesa mentioned “It has a great quality picture and ideal size” and rated this PC monitor as very good.
One Benq XL2430 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good physically. Expert review site Goldfries.com wrote “The BenQ XL2430T Gaming Monitor is one awesome monitor, I have no complaints about the design so physically the product is great” in their review of this PC monitor.
One Benq XL2430 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was thick. Ryan W. wrote in his Benq XL2430 review in October this year “The bevels are quite thick at just under 20mm, which means the edge to edge size of the monitor is just over 29” .
Easy to Use
Several people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good experience. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This monitor has changed my gaming experience” in their review of the Benq XL2430 and scored the product 5 stars. J. Bauer mentioned “Playing games at 144Hz makes for a beautiful gaming experience, no bluring, shadowing or other screen issues”. James Gilbert mentioned in his review of the Benq XL2430 on Amazon “The 144hz is amazing and once you experience it you want to use anything else overall very good”.
A few people wrote that the product was easy to use the menus. Two years ago David Browning wrote on Amazon “I've played Crysis 3 at max settings and it looks gorgeous” in his review. Dr. Sid said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Wish it could be secured with a strong lock mechanism - The menu system is clunky”. Geebee wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I have tried various settings to correct” however despite that they only gave this PC monitor a score of 60 out of 100.
Eleven Benq XL2430 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Additional usbs are very handy”. Joe Kirk mentioned on Amazon last year “It's smooth to use and quick to set up” in his review. M. Willcox rated the Benq XL2430 as very good and wrote in their review this year “I understand now why the screen comes a handy control unit to switch between presets”.
Some Benq XL2430 reviewers mentioned that it was easy to setup. Charlie rated it as very good and he said in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon this month “Contrast settings, Makes everything Easier to see! - Easy to set up, No screws or bolts needed apart from one small permanently Attached screw at the bottom of the base”. Two years ago David Browning gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “It arrived quickly and was easy to set up, I've not played with many settings yet”. Dean Bailey rated the Benq XL2430 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq XL2430 review “Is very easy to setup”.
Three Benq XL2430 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Robert Goodall rated the Benq XL2430 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “Well packaged easy to build and plenty of settings to muck around”. Zlorna wrote on Amazon “Easy to put together”.
Twenty-six people who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Brian R. said on Amazon “It's solid pink” and scored it 80 out of 100. Brian R. also wrote “The stand is solid and overall it's a really decent monitor”. Also in October this year Chris gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Really well built monitors.”.
A number of Benq XL2430 owners said in their reviews that the Benq XL2430 was strong and durable. Gruddle wrote in their Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want”. James Butt gave the product an excellent review and he wrote this year “The stand while a bit heavy is incredibly sturdy while allowing the screen to be easily adjusted” in his review. Jordan Horst wrote on Amazon “Use - turns on fairly fast and feels very sturdy! It goes up” and scored it very highly.
One person who reviewed it considered that it was reliable.
One Benq XL2430 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Adam Kirby mentioned this year “Thanks to their excellent customer service they were able to organise a replacement for the next day (which was Tuesday because it was Sunday when it broke” .
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Some people who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Aderitus mentioned in their review on Amazon in October “The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer” and gave the Benq XL2430 a score of 5 stars. Charlie scored this PC monitor 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Easy to move the monitor to the right angle - Pretty good Viewing Angles CONS”. Charlie also wrote “So changing to such a vibrant screen that looks so clear and beautiful when I play my games is amazing”.
Several Benq XL2430 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. This month Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Even in Windows just browsing the Internet it's perfectly smooth at 144 hz”. This year Charlie said on Amazon “Due to the 144HZ Its so smooth its so noticeable” and scored the product 5 stars. Daiv Engineer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The display is liquid smooth”.
Four people wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Mrs. M. Cabezas wrote “The cable tidy hole in the middle of the upright is a nice touch”. This month Samuil Dichev wrote on Amazon “The stand is not assembled (As you'd expect) and is pretty neatly and well packaged”.
A number of Benq XL2430 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Bae said on Amazon last year “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability” in their review of the Benq XL2430. Ben Matthews wrote “* Putting the monitor together couldn't be simpler.* Quality construction* The design is top notch.* Lots of setting options to play around with.* Very good pictureCons” and scored it 5 stars. Tom wrote “The build quality and design is great” in his review of this PC monitor.
One Benq XL2430 owner who bought the Benq XL2430 concluded that it was aesthetic. Harvey Hicks mentioned on Amazon “The actual monitor its self is very aestheticly pleasing however the features are even greater”. One person wrote that the product was luxurious. Ferroreviews mentioned in their review on Amazon in October this year “Quality materials used in its construction really make it a luxurious monitor to use”.
Good Product Quality
Several Benq XL2430 reviewers reckoned that it was good quality. Adam Wilson mentioned in his review of the Benq XL2430 two years ago “Amazing quality cannot recommend enough! Amazon were fast” and rated the Benq XL2430 5 stars. Aderitus gave it an excellent rating and said in October this year “The monitor has pretty awesome build quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer said “Loving the picture quality on this monitor” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 80 out of 100.
A number of Benq XL2430 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good value for money. In October Alasdair Donn said in their review of this PC monitor “This monitor is absolutely amazing for it's price range”. Aroth63 said “Apart from that, colours are fantastic, details are incredible, excellent price for what you're getting” in their review. Aroth63 also wrote “Definitely recommend for a high spec gaming display at a good price”.
Several customers who bought the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Johnny Ploppers mentioned on Amazon “It's a bargain at twice the price” in his Benq XL2430 review. Navroz Alibhai mentioned in their review on Amazon “Got it super cheap on Black Friday”. Pascalau Florentin mentioned “It's awesome! I was planning to buy a cheap monitor as a second monitor for my laptop” and gave the Benq XL2430 a rating of 5 stars.
Several Benq XL2430 owners considered that it was cheap. Andromeda's Twin mentioned in their review in October last year “Perfect Budget Gaming Screen” . Dh gave the Benq XL2430 a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Benq XL2430 review in October “I picked this up when it was on special offer around Christmas for about £210”. Dh also said “Given it was on special offer, I didn't give it more thought than this”.
Good Picture Quality
Eighteen Benq XL2430 owners concluded that it had good colour saturation. This year Alasdair Donn wrote “Be tweaked to look really nice and to make colours pop” in their review of the Benq XL2430. B. Rhodes said on Amazon “Colours are great, probably the best a TN panel can manage”. This year Bigbossinthepit mentioned “Colours are actually really good and ive got a ips Mx27h sitting right next too it, Contrast is nice” in their Benq XL2430 review.
A few customers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a good refresh rate. B. Rhodes wrote “The 144hz refresh rate is stunning in games if you have a video card that can output high frame rates” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a very good review. Two years ago John rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The refresh rate, I love it”. Luke scored it 5 stars and he said in his review of the Benq XL2430 on Amazon “I had set the refresh time to 144hz through right clicking desktop > screen resolution > advanced > monitor > screen refresh rate > 144hz”.
Several Benq XL2430 owners reckoned that it had good picture quality. In October Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “If you have a good graphics card like gtx 970 or better”. In October this year Charlie gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “PRO's - Great Image Quality for what it is! (With some tweaking) - 144 hz = Recommended for Gaming - Insane Brightness” in his review of the Benq XL2430. Dave wrote “The image quality is pretty amazing for game playing” in his review of the Benq XL2430.
Four Benq XL2430 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Mark Prater said on Amazon “The flicker free screen” in his review.
Two Benq XL2430 reviewers reckoned that the Benq XL2430 had clear images. Alan Baines said “Superb clarity and colour balance”. Irieman wrote in their review last year “I connected my PC and xBox to the monitor and the clarity and viewing are perfect.” .
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all PC displays built by Benq.
Across all PC screens, the XL2430 is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale.
Some people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Alasdair Donn said this month “>144hz panel >Comprehensive on screen menus >Nice matte black finish Cons” in their Benq XL2430 review and gave the Benq XL2430 a rating of 4 stars. Ben Matthews said “There are a few reviews available to help you get the best possible picture”. Client D'amazon said on Amazon “It is very easy to find some help online and advice to configure it”.
Good Technical Features
Some Benq XL2430 owners concluded that this PC monitor had good features. In October this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Bought this there are many great features” in their review of this PC monitor. Mr. S. J. G. Dow mentioned last year “I recommend this monitor due to its excellent build quality and features, one of my favourites is the headphone headrest - a little addition that is really handy” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk wrote “We expect gaming monitors to come packed with features, have a speedy”.
Some Benq XL2430 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. James Maluku rated it as very good and he mentioned “Playing games like call of duty as well as just browsing the Internet is a pleasure” in his Benq XL2430 review. Uklc wrote on Amazon this month “You don't notice it unless you're browsing the internet on a bright web page” in their review.
One Benq XL2430 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of HDMI connections. Tony said in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “This screen does not have Display port and HDMI is limited to 60hz” however despite that he only scored it 2 stars.
Price Has Dropped by £59.99
In the last fortnight the price of the XL2430 has dropped by £59.99.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PC displays such as the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price].
Two HDMI Ports
The Benq XL2430 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the XL2430 have between one and three HDMI ports.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the Benq XL2430 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2430. Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XL2430 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
1080p Video Mode
This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
Quite Fast Response Time
The Benq XL2430 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2430 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2430 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Benq XL2430 which has one USB Type-A downstream port.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq XL2430 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the XL2430 also do not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the VN279[pl_1596700_price], or the MX279H[pl_1460434_price] both from Asus or the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price] which is also cheaper.
Running Costs Are Very High
The XL2430 is one of the most expensive to run PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XL2430 is £81.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Benq XL2430 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price], or the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price]; or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price].
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq XL2430 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq XL2430 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price].
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Benq XL2430 is a one USB 2.0 port PC monitor.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the XL2430 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. At only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2430 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the XL2430.
The lightest similar spec flatpanel monitor that has been around for around the same time as the XL2430 is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the Benq XL2430 is one of the heavier PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2430 amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Benq released the XL2430 over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
At 568 millimeters, the Benq XL2430 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the XL2430.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price] (565mm and cheaper), or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] (569.4mm and cheaper).
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Moss would recommend the BenQ XL2430T (Verified Purchase)
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If I have to put something, it would be no optical drive. Of course if you are buying this, you know it doesn't have one, and you can pretty much download everything now
For any use that could include actually involve USING the NVIDIA graphics controller that they say is in the PC, you are out of luck. Under no conditions could I get the NVIDIA to work nor could Asus
Clearly, this product is not finished Don't buy it
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