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Benq XL2420G PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Dec 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £64.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-two industry awards
Good sound quality
Fairly heavy, meaning its not going to falling off your desk anytime soon
75 Reviews + 16 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded.

The authors at five expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor. Techreport.com, Digitallife.se, Computerdiy.com.tw and F1cd.ru all gave this Benq LCD screen a "Recommended" award and it received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk.

The authors at review sites PC Mag, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com all concluded that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This LCD screen was given a "Performance Award" by both websites Hardwareheaven.com and Hwa.com.tr, both of which concluded that this PC display functioned well.

Furthermore, the expert at website Flatpanelshd.com gave this PC screen a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Gamestar.de "Platinum" award. Also, website Itproportal.com said that this LCD screen would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

An additional two expert review sites both liked this medium monitor. The editor of website Ixbt.com decided that this Benq LCD screen was carefully designed and gave it an "Original Design" award and review site Mato78.com gave it a "Silver" award and decided it was great.

Good Expert Reviews

This medium monitor has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

Excellent User Reviews

XL2420 owners on average rated this PC display as marvellous. 177 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 10,044 user and expert reviews (including 862 verified purchases), Benq has excellent reviews for its PC displays. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The XL2420 is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC screens of this age and spec that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the XL2420 is £65.


Features

Smart Features

Eleven owners who reviewed the Benq XL2420 agreed that it had good features. Digital Versus wrote “Loaded with features”. Website Itproportal.com said “Great features for gamers” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Techarena.in wrote in their review of this PC monitor “That means maximum comfort of using, maximum features and amazing screen”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Decent battery life” .


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in December 2014.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq XL2420 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the XB2783HSU (£199.99), or the XB2483HSU (£200.39) both from iiyama or the AOC G2460 (£199.99) are also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Heavy, Meaning Its Not Going to Falling Off Your Desk Anytime Soon

Two owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Website Tech-Reviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Fairly heavy, meaning its not going to falling off your desk anytime soon” in their review of this PC monitor.

Amazon Customer said in April last year “Rather heavy piece of kit that doesn't feel cheap, great quality” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Size

Two owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Website Tech-Reviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Fairly heavy, meaning its not going to falling off your desk anytime soon” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer said in April last year “Rather heavy piece of kit that doesn't feel cheap, great quality” in their review of this PC monitor.


Good Sound Quality

Two customers who bought the Benq XL2420 considered that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “The only downside is the quality of the speakers - they have a thin, tinny sound, severely lacking in bass”.

Vivid Colours

Six customers who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago website Itproportal.com wrote “Vivid colours” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Accurate colours (Delta 2.3” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Digital Versus said “Better Refresh rate and Response Time” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the Benq XL2420 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “Excellent colour accuracy and a high refresh rate make this a great screen for gamers - at a price” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Me scored this PC monitor a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “High Resolution, fast refresh rate and a decent size” in their review of this PC monitor.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus wrote “Dark blacks”. Daniel Mclean Fisher mentioned “There is little or no motion blur and the contrast ratio above 1000”.

Two people who purchased this PC monitor said that it had good picture quality. J. C. Mckitten said “Very low input lag and picture quality is great 5*” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Darren Sharpe mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Picture quality is very good once set to preference”.

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Has an HDCP

The Benq XL2420 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of PC monitors of this type and age is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Benq XL2420 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Benq XL2420 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Great Sound Quality

Fifteen people agreed that the Benq XL2420 was good quality. Digital Versus said “Great sound quality”. Website Newegg.com said “It is constantly sold out and there have been multiple reports of atrocious quality control”. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com wrote “Good quality panel, decent feature set”.

Slim Design

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Digitalversus.com wrote in their Benq XL2420 review on expert website Digital Versus “It's a practical display that's responsive and smooth”. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “Still, if seriously smooth gaming performance is your only concern, take a look” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Techreport.com mentioned “We get to enjoy a smooth, responsive experience”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Website Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “Slim design” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Digital Versus said “Truly distinctive design” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Stylish and portable design” in their review.

Five customers concluded that it was good looking. Rol wrote on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Picture is beautiful”. Niall mentioned “Its a pretty nice, decent sized monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. Dave T wrote on expert review site Amazon “The stand is pretty nice and features cable management towards the back”.

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Very Sturdy Build

Nine owners who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Digital Versus wrote “Solid stereo separation”. Techarena.in mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Excellent hardware and build”. Website Itproportal.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Benq XL2420 review “Very sturdy build”.

Handy Remote for Changing Settings in the

Eleven customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus mentioned “Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.1” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “High contrast after adjusting the settings 930 1” in their review. And also mentioned “Handy remote for changing settings in the”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Dave T said “It features a handy headphone arm on the rear of the monitor” in his review of this PC monitor and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. He also mentioned “Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features” in his review. Ben Enos said on expert review site Amazon “This monitor has some great gaming based features to allow for better performance as we mentioned and they really do come in handy”.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Digital Versus rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Setting up the monitor is straightforward”. In April last year Amazon Customer wrote “Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent” in their review of this PC monitor. James H. gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Thomas Douglas said on expert website Amazon “This is an absolutely cracking gaming monitor and while it is far from cheap it really does justify the price tag” in his review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Eric Yang wrote on expert review site Amazon “Good monitor for the price”. In April last year Amazon Customer said “Great gaming monitor for an amazing price” in their review of the Benq XL2420 and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Three people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive. Niall mentioned “If you can get something a bit more expensive and a bit nicer.”. Andrew Mcdonald - Techteamgb wrote “Overpriced for what it is” nonetheless he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hlc5lbqbe, benq 9hl7rlbqbe, benq 1920x1080, benq xl2420tx, benq xl2420g
Barcodes 00132018263419, 00163121393045, 00840046028923, 04718755032110, 04718755051562, 04718755053863, 05054565494984, 05711045538490, 08400460289236, 08592978009892

Benq XL2420 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq XL2420 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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