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Benq BL2420PT PC Monitor

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23.8" 20000000:1 LED Mar 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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... More
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that this PC display was good. This PC screen received an "Excellent" award from Hardware.info.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 336 user reviews this LCD screen has an overall user rating of 86%.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people agreed that this PC monitor was good value for money. A. Haddock mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic monitor for the price”. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great quality at a good price”. Ash73 wrote in their Benq BL2420 review two years ago “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand”.

Some Benq BL2420 owners reckoned that the Benq BL2420 was a bargain for the price. Adrian he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games”. Genasisgod mentioned on Amazon “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain” and gave it an excellent review. Geoffrey Foale wrote on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer” nonetheless he scored it 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few Benq BL2420 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Beanchance mentioned on Amazon “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential”. Three years ago Lamixer said on Amazon “The DisplayPort input apparently can drive the built-in speakers which could be handy” in their review of this PC monitor and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Also three years ago Morgan said on Amazon “With its semi matte finish it is great to use in daylight, without the need to close curtains” in his Benq BL2420 review and scored the Benq BL2420 5 stars.

Some Benq BL2420 reviewers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “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”. Three years ago Geoffrey Foale wrote in his review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness” but he only scored the product 3 stars. 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”.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good experience. Adrian he said in his Benq BL2420 review “The experience is certainly playable”. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past” in their review. Morgan rated the Benq BL2420 as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” in his review.

Some Benq BL2420 owners who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 said in their review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Morgan said in his review of the Benq BL2420 “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%”. Rev John wrote “Contrast set low, even on the lowest settings this monitor is too bright for me to use comfortable for long”.

Several Benq BL2420 owners thought it was easy to handle. M. Yip gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I found the eco sensor an very good idea, in handling wasted electricity” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Robust

A few Benq BL2420 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Very solid display with good performance” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. In January last year Grayling said in their review “Nice solid monitor”. Handygrandad mentioned on Amazon “It has a solid, fully adjustable stand, with the option of a 90 degree turn into portrait format” and rated it 4 stars.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Jdr gave the Benq BL2420 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation”. Two years ago Markoppenheim wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The stand is sturdy, has a reasonably small footprint which mainly sits behind the screen” and gave the product an excellent review.

One Benq BL2420 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. A scored the Benq BL2420 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2420 on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The image quality is also brilliant”. Beanchance rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The screen itself appears very good quality and the colours look brilliant when viewing photos”.

Nice Design

A few people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking. A scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “I have two of these, they are beautifully built”. A also wrote “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “60Hz so gaming is pretty good” .

Several people who reviewed the Benq BL2420 said that it was a good design. Andy scored it very highly and he said in his review of the Benq BL2420 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 mentioned “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” in his review.

Several Benq BL2420 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. Handygrandad mentioned in their Benq BL2420 review “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad” and scored the product 4 stars. Morgan said 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” in his review.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Kourouyiannis Fivos mentioned on Amazon “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was smooth. Nikos said “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal” in their review however despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

Eighteen Benq BL2420 reviewers agreed that the Benq BL2420 had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said three years ago “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”. Come Along wrote “Great screen, viewing angles are amazing, colours are very accurate” in their Benq BL2420 review.

Eleven Benq BL2420 owners who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. Adrian mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out”. David Gee said on Amazon “Worth it for superb picture quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Jdr rated it 5 stars and mentioned “The overall image quality is superb” in their review of this PC monitor.

A few Benq BL2420 owners who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had a flickering image. Last year Beanchance scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their review “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker”. Three years ago Handygrandad mentioned 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”.

Four customers concluded that the product had clear images. Two years ago Adrian mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160”. E B wrote on Amazon “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Evan mentioned “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz” in his review of the Benq BL2420.

A few customers wrote that it had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim mentioned on Amazon two years ago “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle”. Three years ago Morgan said in his review of this PC monitor “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

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Benq LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

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Top Seller

The BL2420 is one the best selling LCD screen currently available.

Good Support

A number of Benq BL2420 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it had good technical guidance. Graham Smith wrote “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” in his review of this PC monitor. Graham Smith also said “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Markoppenheim gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon also two years ago “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Size

A few Benq BL2420 owners who reviewed it thought it was a good height. Honeycuddler mentioned on Amazon “Nice stand and height adjustment” in their review. Lamixer mentioned on Amazon “Has a range of height adjustment”. Richard gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq BL2420 “There is plenty of adjustment for height and monitor angle”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2420 was a good body shape. Three years ago Seaside mentioned “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” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Connectivity

Some people said that the Benq BL2420 was good in terms of USB connections. Aj said on Amazon two years ago “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 the Benq BL2420 but even so they only scored it 40 out of 100. Morgan said on Amazon “The USB ports seem to function fine” in his review of this PC monitor.

One person said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Genasisgod wrote in their Benq BL2420 review on Amazon “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet.

One Benq BL2420 reviewer concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Rick York wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Benq BL2420 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. R3d Bu11 mentioned on Amazon “Great picture, colour and features” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq BL2420 owner who purchased it said that it was quiet. J E Walford mentioned “The speakers are very quiet” in their review of this PC monitor.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC displays of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the EliteDisplay E231[pl_1497056_price], or the EliteDisplay E242e[pl_3172327_price] both from HP.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2420, the Benq BL2420 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the B246HYL[pl_3054428_price], or the CB271H[pl_3245627_price] both from Acer or the AOC G2460PF[plb_2982278_price].

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Very Large Color Gamut

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than a year ago the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. With a color gamut of 100 percent, the Benq BL2420 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the BL2420.

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Price Has Increased by £44.34

Yesterday the price of the BL2420 has increased by £44.34.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2420, the Benq BL2420 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Philips 221S6QYKMB/00[plb_3015788_price], the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E240c[plb_3059589_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the BL2420, the Benq BL2420 is not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq BL2420 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Heavy

The lightest flatpanel monitor of a similar type and age to the BL2420 is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 7 kilograms, the Benq BL2420 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the BL2420 will cost £72 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 500 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium monitor was released.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

28 June 2015

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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…

28 August 2015

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9 July 2015

Der Benq BL2420PT überzeugt mit seinem hochauflösenden Panel. Die Einstellmöglichkeiten sind umfassend. Die versprochene Farbpräzision konnte er jedoch im Test nicht ganz einlösen. Während...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 by Lewis Duffy
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased the first one of these a couple of weeks ago. The screen real estate is fantastic and it initially took pride of place in the middle of a three monitor setup (used for CAD... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Eiffel
(Verified Purchase)

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 Positives: - Good pixel pitch, comparable to... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Evan
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 18 January 2015 by Zaroff
(Verified Purchase)

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Reviewed 21 March 2014 by Handygrandad

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hle3l, bl2420z, 9hle3la, benq ld6, 9hle3lat, benq ld6l, 9hle3latb, info 9hle3, code 9hle3, benq ld6la, 9hle3latbe, benq 9hle3, benq 9hld6, code 9hle3l, benq ld6lat, benq bl2420, benq 9hle3l, benq 9hld6l, info bl2420, info 9hle3l, code bl2420, benq bl2420z, benq 9hle3la, benq 300cdm2, benq 9hld6la, info bl2420p, info bl2420z, info 9hle3la, code bl2420p
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