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Benq XL2420T PC Monitor

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reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star itproportal.com Best Buy flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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17 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

This Benq PC screen has received sixteen awards from expert review sites.

This LCD screen received a "Recommended" from Digitallife.se, Flatpanels.dk, Computerdiy.com.tw and F1cd.ru all of whom concluded that this PC screen was good.

The writers at PC Mag, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com all wrote that this Benq LCD screen was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Three more expert review sites liked this PC screen. The expert at Flatpanelshd.com gave this LCD screen a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "High Performance" award from Hwa.com.tr who decided it functioned well. This flatpanel monitor also received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who thought it was was good.

In addition, Ixbt.com gave this medium monitor an "Original Design" award and said it was well designed and it received a "Silver" award from Mato78.com who wrote it was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this PC screen has an average expert rating of 84%.

Benq Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

Based on 7,763 expert and owner reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased the Benq XL2420 reckoned that it was smooth. Expert website Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Benq XL2420 “Still, if seriously smooth gaming performance is your only concern, take a look”.

One customer mentioned that this PC monitor was good looking. One customer who bought the Benq XL2420 considered that it was ergonomic. Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “Ergonomic stand” in their Benq XL2420 review.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of customers considered that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Cnet.com.au wrote in their Benq XL2420 review on expert website CNET.com.au “Double the refresh means your games are able to show double the frame-rate of conventional monitors (graphics card willing”.

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Benq XL2420 on expert review site Expert Reviews “Excellent colour accuracy and a high refresh rate make this a great screen for gamers - at a price”.

One Benq XL2420 reviewer who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Itproportal.com wrote in their Benq XL2420 review four years ago “Vivid colours” .

One Benq XL2420 owner who reviewed the Benq XL2420 concluded that it had image blurring. Uk.hardware.info mentioned “If you enjoy playing shooters, you care less about perfect colour rendering or energy-efficiency and more about fast response times without blurring and ghosting”.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote three years ago “The BenQ XL2420Z is a Full HD 24in monitor packed with features aimed to appeal to gamers” . Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote “A wealth of features” and scored the product 4 stars. Itproportal.com also wrote “Great features for gamers”.

Robust

Some Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Three years ago Techarena.in said “The monitor is built with a gaming point of view” in their review of this PC monitor. Techarena.in also mentioned “Excellent hardware and build”.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “Very sturdy build”.

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Good Product Quality

Three Benq XL2420 reviewers who reviewed the Benq XL2420 concluded that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “When I reviewed the BenQ XL2420T%displayPrice% at %seller% it garnered an Editors' Choice award for its superb image quality, generous feature set”. Four years ago expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their Benq XL2420 review “It benefits from the same superb image quality and smooth 120Hz gaming performance, not to mention the generous feature set”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “It produces super stereoscopic 3D image quality, too” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Benq XL2420 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “A wealth of connectivity options, lots of customi” in their review of the Benq XL2420.

Reasonably Priced

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It's hard to think of a more attractively affordable, stylish and versatile 3D-capable gaming screen than this intelligently reworked XL2420T from BenQ” .

One customer who reviewed the Benq XL2420 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote “You've got a great deal, even with this display costing the best part” in their review.

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Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the XL2420 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Benq XL2420 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Easy to Use

One Benq XL2420 owner concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com wrote five years ago “This time BenQ has included a Remote Control unit for switching between color modes” in their review of the Benq XL2420.

One Benq XL2420 owner concluded that the Benq XL2420 was comfortable and easy to hold. Itproportal.com gave the Benq XL2420 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Excellent 3D performance with comfortable viewing” in their Benq XL2420 review.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper LCD screen such as the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price] or you might consider a higher scoring LCD screen such as the Asus MX279H[plb_1460434_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price].

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq XL2420 is a two HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Benq XL2420 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on PC monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the XL2420 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Benq XL2420 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XL2420.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq XL2420 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], the AOC q2963Pm[plb_1533334_price], or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq XL2420 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2420 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2420, the Benq XL2420 does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of 6.1 kilograms, the Benq XL2420 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the XL2420.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq XL2420

Running Costs Are OK

The XL2420 is typical compared to the other 993 similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XL2420 is £42.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 Awards

ixbt.com Original Design f1cd.ru Recommended muycomputer.com 4.5 Star digitallife.se Recommended hwa.com.tr High Performance Les Numeriques.com 5 Star reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star computerdiy.com.tw Recommended 01net.com 4 Star itproportal.com Best Buy flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended mato78.com Silver tbreak.ae Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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Techarena.in

12 December 2014

BenQ XL2420Z falls under an ultimate series of gaming monitor. With 144Hz refresh rate you won't be missing any enemy in FPS gaming. The monitor is built with a gaming point of view. That means... Read more…

144Hz refresh rate
Smart features
Amazing Gaming Output
3D Ready
S Switch
No 3D Glasses in package
IR Monitor buttons not much comfortable to use
No Speaker
TN screen
Onscreen image looks dark when viewed from below
22 May 2014

Excellent colour accuracy and a high refresh rate make this a great screen for gamers - at a price...

19 May 2014

The BenQ XL 2420Z is a high-level contender in the niche market for gaming monitors. With its excellent response time, low input lag and effective "Blur Reduction" mode, BenQ knows how to please...

Digital Versus

30 December 2013

BenQ's 144 Hz XL2420TE is the successor to the 120 Hz XL2420T, and even still carries the same model number in Europe. It looks exactly like the old 120 Hz version with an asynchronous base design...

Flatpanelshd.com

18 November 2013

Reviewed.com

The BenQ XL2420TE (MSRP $397) is a 24-inch LCD display with a TN (twisted nematic) panel, 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms gray-to-gray response time, pegging it a tried-and-true gaming monitor.... Read more…

31 January 2013

The BenQ XL2420TX boasts a 120Hz panel, great colour fidelity, inky blacks, and a wealth of features. Throw in Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 technology and a pair of active shutter glasses and you've got a...

Itproportal.com

Excellent selection of ports
Vivid colours
Ergonomic stand
Great 3D gaming performance
Great selection of ports
Viewing angles aren't so great
It isn't cheap
Pricey
Narrow off angle viewing
Discoloration when viewed at an angle
30 January 2013

The BenQ XL2420TX is a well equipped 24-inch monitor designed for 3D gaming. It?s an excellent performer and comes with everything you need for multi-dimensional gaming, but it doesn?t come cheap...

PC Mag

23 January 2013

Before reviewing the BenQ XL2420TX, we had generally negative things to say about 3D, but we must admit that this monitor has managed to sway the tilt towards positive. The 2D image quality,...

14 September 2012

If you enjoy playing shooters, you care less about perfect colour rendering or energy-efficiency and more about fast response times without blurring and ghosting. Hardware.Info asked 14... Read more…

5 September 2012

Despite the extra frills, the XL2420T isn't a massive jump, performance wise, above the XL2410T. Still, if seriously smooth gaming performance is your only concern, take a look...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £61.53
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £64.09
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hl7, benq 9hlc5, benq bg078, benq 9hl7r, benq 9hl7p, benq xl2420, benq 9hl7rl, benq 9hl7pl, benq 9hlc5l, benq bg078b, benq 9hl7plb, benq 9hlc5lb, benq bg078bq, benq xl2420t, benq 9hl7rlb, benq p215611, benq xl2420g, benq xl2420te, nvidia xl2420, benq xl2420tx, benq 9hl7rlbq, benq p215611p, benq 9hl7plbd, benq 9hl7plbq, benq 9hlc5lbq, benq 9hl7plbdb, benq 9hl7plbqb, benq 9hlc5lbqb, benq 1920x1080, nvidia xl2420t
Barcodes 00014444596951, 00132018263419, 00163121393045, 00840046028923, 04718755032080, 04718755032110, 04718755051562, 04718755053863, 05054565494984, 05711045538490, 08400460289236, 08592978009892

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