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Benq XL2420G

Benq XL2420G PC Monitor

24" Oct 2014
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Eight Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this PC display and have given it eight awards.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Recommended" award from Techreport.com, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Platinum" award from Gamestar.de. Additionally, Hardwareheaven.com gave this medium monitor a "Performance Award" and concluded it performed well.

This PC display received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a "Dam Good" award and Tomshardware.co.uk gave it an "Approved" award.

Tomshardware.com gave this PC screen an "Approved" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Benq flatpanel monitor is 92 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com, reviewed.com and muycomputer.com. This puts this PC monitor in the top 6% of all the PC screens of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this LCD screen as exceptional on average.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote last year “Got it for 30 or 33% off and was definately worth the money, great upgrade for decent pricetag”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Great gaming monitor for an amazing price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Amazing value, particularly compared to a TV”.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Andrew Mcdonald - Techteamgb he mentioned “Besides the cheap plastic headphone hanger on the back, there really isn't much difference between this” in his Benq XL2420G review. Thomas Douglas mentioned on Amazon two years ago “While it is far from cheap it really does justify the price tag”.

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it was cheap. Darren Sharpe gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “For the price can't go wrong as console is 60fps so no need to buy an expensive one as this does the job”. Llmizah mentioned in their review on Amazon “Fortune favours the bold”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Benq XL2420G owners who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The menus are intuitive and easy to navigate”. Ben Enos said “They really do come in handy” in his review of the Benq XL2420G. Ben Enos also mentioned “While I do primarily game on the PC these days, I still like to keep a Xbox 360 controller handy for racing games”.

Eight Benq XL2420G reviewers who purchased the Benq XL2420G concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “You can also save these settings as presets, which can be easily selected on a game-to-game (or even map-to-map) basis”. Amazon Customer also said “The default settings weren't nice at all I felt”. In January last year Dave T said in his review on Amazon “The settings are easy enough to navigate through, one of my favorite features about this monitor is HDMI auto switching”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq XL2420G review last year “Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. James H. wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. In the same month Lewis Boden gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Incredibly easily to set-up”.

Two people agreed that this PC monitor had a good experience. Miss A. Misauskaite mentioned on Amazon “Best computer monitor ever! Superb quality and experience” in her review of this PC monitor. Expert website Techreport.com wrote “We get to enjoy a smooth, responsive experience”.

One person reckoned that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Jon Staffs rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “This is an excellent monitor, I set it up to a comfortable viewing setting then decided to compare my settings to those given in Mr Collins review”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The only downside is the quality of the speakers - they have a thin, tinny sound, severely lacking in bass”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Is of a high quality”. Chris said on Amazon “Because of the top notch quality stand and monitor bracket you can use it 99% safe in the knowledge the screen won't fall off”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Benq XL2420G reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had good features. Ben Enos scored it 4 stars and he said in January last year “This monitor has some great gaming based features to allow for better performance as we mentioned”. Dave T said “Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features” in his review of this PC monitor. Dave T also said “It features a handy headphone arm on the rear of the monitor”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was smooth. Legionsd mentioned “And it's really easy to install it! 2 k resolution is really smooth and caress eyes” in their Benq XL2420G review. Lewis Boden mentioned “If you can drive this display then you're going to have a great time with how smooth games are shown on it” and gave it a very good review. Llmizah said on Amazon “Smooth and timeless response times” in their Benq XL2420G review.

Several Benq XL2420G reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The 1440p resolution is beautiful and the 144hz compliments it very well” and rated it 4 stars. Dave T said on Amazon “The stand is pretty nice and features cable management towards the back”. Niall said in their review “Its a pretty nice, decent sized monitor” however they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

One person wrote that it was neat. Nelson Shingler said two years ago “Seemed sturdy enough, with the benfit of the cable tidy at the back, which pulls all cables behind the center of the monitor for easy cabling” in his review of this PC monitor and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Benq XL2420G owners who reviewed the Benq XL2420G thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Chateau1984 mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Full HDMI RGB PC Range” in their Benq XL2420G review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Dave T scored it very highly and he mentioned “This monitor has 2 HDMI inputs, 1 DVI” in his review of the Benq XL2420G. Mr Alex Francois scored the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Excellent monitor, just plug and play and the 2 hdmi sockets are really useful”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “With good colours, plenty of connectivity options compared with other G-SYNC monitors” in their review of the Benq XL2420G.

One customer thought the Benq XL2420G was good in terms of USB connections. Lewis Boden mentioned “Also features a usb hub with headphone” and gave the Benq XL2420G a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

Eight customers said that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “I use this monitor with an Xbox One for games such as Call Of Duty, Destiny, Metal Gear Solid and FIFA, I'm 100% satisfied with its performance” . Llmizah gave it an excellent review and wrote in their review “Solid build quality Profile switcher is quick”. Radu gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their Benq XL2420G review “Can otherwise be noticed when displaying solid colors across the screen”.

Some Benq XL2420G reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Daniel Mclean Fisher mentioned in his review of the Benq XL2420G on Amazon “Its feels very sturdy and I like the headphone hook at the back of the monitor”. Two years ago Lewis Boden scored the product very highly and he mentioned “It also features a handle that feels VERY sturdy”.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Lewis Boden rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon “With a smaller bezel the screen would definitely be more easy to damage”.

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Good Picture Quality

Four Benq XL2420G owners who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Adam Kirby wrote on Amazon “Buy that £800+ monitor for a monitor that does the exact same thing just with a bit better colours and a response time that might almost match it” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2420G on Amazon “Amazing Monitor, good out the box setup and amazing colours once you tweak them to your liking, sturdy”. Iggy wrote on Amazon “Fantastic screens, no glare from lights in room or sunlight which is good Colours are perfect, screen is easy on eyes”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product had clear images. Daniel Mclean Fisher wrote “In terms of picture clarity, this is better than my Samsung 48H6400 LED so this should give you an idea on how good the display is”. In January last year Dean Keegan said “Ups my game clarity is amazing”.

Some people who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Darren Sharpe scored it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality is very good once set to preference” in his review.

Several Benq XL2420G reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Me gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq XL2420G “High Resolution, fast refresh rate and a decent size”. Radu mentioned two years ago “Freesync works fine, so does the refresh rate of 144 Hz” in their review of the Benq XL2420G and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One person who bought the product concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Daniel Mclean Fisher mentioned two years ago “There is little or no motion blur and the contrast ratio above 1000” in his review of this PC monitor. One customer considered that the Benq XL2420G had a flickering image. Nelson Shingler said in his Benq XL2420G review “Promises of 1ms response times, Flicker free pictures” and gave it a very good review score.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq PC monitors and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Size

Three Benq XL2420G owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good height. Two years ago Chris wrote in his review on Amazon “Positives The stand is amazing High level of adjustment in height and tilt Great connectivity options, most monitors at this end only have DP” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Radu mentioned on Amazon “The monitor itself is easily adjustable in height, tilt and rotation to switch from a 16”. Thomas Douglas wrote on Amazon “It has height adjust so you can get the set-up just how you want it” in his review of the Benq XL2420G.

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was good physically. Sean wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Plus I now have proper physical buttons on the monitor which makes adjusting settings a lot easier” and scored it 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that the product was quiet. Oliver Lewis mentioned on Amazon “The sound from the speakers is quiet at max and also not great quality” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

Good Support

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. In January last year Ben Enos said “It is these small details that really do help declare this a good monitor for console gamers”.

Good Sound Quality

One Benq XL2420G owner wrote that it had good sound quality.

4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XL2420G, the XL2420G does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

The Benq XL2420G is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XL2420G does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2420G also do not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The XL2420G does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2420G also do not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq XL2420G

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hlc5, benq bg078, benq xl2420, benq 9hlc5l, benq bg078b, benq p215611, benq 9hlc5lb, benq bg078bq, benq xl2420g, benq p215611p, benq 9hlc5lbq, benq 9hlc5lbqb, benq 1920x1080, benq 9hlc5lbqbe
Barcodes 00014444596951, 00840046031091, 04718755053863, 08400460310916

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