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Benq PG2401PT PC Monitor

£900.00
£649.00 £251.00 cheaper than 49 days ago
24.1" 1920 X 1200 12000000:1 LCD Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £193.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Good colour saturation
Easy to setup
17 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Experts love this medium monitor and have given it five awards.

The experts at two expert review sites both said that this Benq PC display was excellent and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com both gave this Benq flatpanel monitor an "Editor's Choice" award.

This PC screen received a "Smart Buy" award from Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Thg.ru.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, reviewed.com, prad.de and photoreview.com.au this medium monitor has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. PC monitor experts think this LCD screen is one of the better PC screens of this type and age.

Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

We checked 10,044 owner and expert reviews (including 862 verified purchases) for Benq PC monitors and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £251 (28%)

The price has dropped from £900 to £649 in the last 49 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 87% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 13% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 513 PC displays of this type and age they range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age.

Good Value for Money

One customer considered that the product was good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Excellent Value For Money” in their Benq PG2401 review.


Good Colour Saturation

One customer who bought the product thought it had good colour saturation. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Supports Re 709 Colours” .


Design

Easy to Setup

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Benq PG2401 “Easy To Set Up”. One person who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was easy to use.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this flatpanel monitor was released.


Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq PG2401 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as this PC monitor which do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the Benq BL3201 (£659.99), the Asus PA279 (£650.20), or the DELL U3014 (£749).

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq PG2401 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years do have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Benq BL3201 (£659.99), the Asus PA279 (£650.20), or the [plb_2678877].

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Energy

High Running Costs

The PG2401 has an average running cost of £194 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 1,092 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Display

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq PG2401 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to this PC display is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Benq PG2401 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the Benq PG2401 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The average viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 170°, and the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Has an HDCP

The Benq PG2401 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The Benq PG2401 has one of the slower response times (12 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.1ms.

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Packaging Content

Has Seven Cables Included

The Benq PG2401 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Out

The Benq PG2401 has a headphone out. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to this PC screen also have a headphone out.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq PG2401 is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to this PC display have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046028466, 04718755045127

Benq PG2401 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq PG2401 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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