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Benq BL2420U

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Benq BL2420U

£349.98
Benq BL2420U
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hardware.info Excellent kitguru.net Worth Buying uk.hardware.info Excellent XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 23.6" LCD screen, with moderate running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
23.6" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20000000:1 No May 2015
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Benq BL2420U Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Benq BL2420U number 691 in medium monitors and number 714 across all PC monitors.
94
Reviews
9 Reviews + 4 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%. This PC monitor has received four awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from XSreviews.co.uk and more industry awards from Kitguru.net plus two other sites. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Benq PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
The BL2420U has running costs of £150 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some great features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Faster than average response time
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Wider than average vertical viewing angle

Benq BL2420U Video Reviews

Benq BL2420U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from website XSreviews.co.uk who concluded that this LCD screen was phenomenally good.

The writers at three more expert review sites all decided that this LCD screen was very good. Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both gave this PC display an "Excellent" award and Kitguru.net gave it a "Worth Buying" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including kitguru.net, PC Welt.de, gamegrin.com and XSreviews.co.uk the average expert rating of this PC display is 86%.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 22,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,896 verified purchases) for Benq LCD screens and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £349.98 it is more expensive than 77% of PC monitors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The BL2420U is one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the BL2420U is £150.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the BL2420U in May 2015.

Features

3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The BL2420U has a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Average Display Diagonal

The BL2420U's display diagonal of 23.6" is pretty average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 44% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The response time of the Benq BL2420U of only 4ms is in the fastest 19% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the BL2420U of 1,000 is relatively typical compared to most other PC screens. It is in the highest 73% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The BL2420U's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 67% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The BL2420U's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than 94% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of PC displays range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq BL2420U has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Benq BL2420U has a built-in USB hub. 81% of LCD screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Two HDMI Ports

The BL2420U is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports.

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Has an ECO Mode

The BL2420U has an ECO mode. 93% of PC monitors do not have an ECO mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hld6latbe, benq 300cdm2, benq bl2420u

Barcodes:

04718755056512, 05054629904336

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