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Benq XL2430

£259.98
goldfries.com Recommended Hardware tomshardware.com Smart Buy Les Numeriques.com 5 Star chip.com.my Outstanding
A multi award winning and average value for money 1920 x 1080 LCD screen
24" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 12000000:1 LED Aug 2014
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Benq XL2430 Review

With excellent reviews but representing average value for money, we have ranked the Benq XL2430 number 601 across all PC monitors.
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£129 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
51
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Why Has it Scored 51?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others. This PC monitor has received nine awards including a "Silver" award from Xtremehardware.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC 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 displays 2017.
The XL2430 has running costs of £129 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 15% of all 2,768 LCD screens that we have compared it to.
Customers report good product quality, that it is robust and superior technical features. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
It is missing some features:
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical

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Benq XL2430 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most awarded.

The experts at review websites Xtremehardware.com and Pokde.net both decided that this PC monitor was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

The authors at websites Reviewed.com and XSreviews.co.uk both concluded that this PC display was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Another two expert review sites both endorsed this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a Goldfries.com "Recommended Hardware" award and it received a Profesionalreview.com "Platinum" award.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this Benq PC screen was very good. This LCD screen received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my, Tomshardware.com gave it a "Smart Buy" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, komputer.dk, xtremehardware.com and profesionalreview.com this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 90%. This puts this PC screen in the top 10% of all the LCD screens when ranked by average expert review score.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 507 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq PC screen is excellent. 351 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 15,867 owner and expert reviews (including 1,451 verified purchases), Benq has excellent ratings for its flatpanel monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

36 people who bought the Benq XL2430 reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

25 people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was well made and six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Six owners mentioned that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Nice Design

18 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking, seven people concluded that it was smooth and six people considered that it was well designed.

  • It is just too beautiful…
  • The monitor has pretty awesome build quality…
    Aderitus (Amazon) - April 2016
  • The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer…
    Aderitus (Amazon) - April 2016
  • The high grade and quality materials used in its construction really make it a luxurious monitor to use…
  • Smooth design and looks beautiful, along with doing everything it says on the tin…
  • View angles are pretty bad for the price…
    Eddy (Amazon) - July 2016
  • It plays really smooth and everything is very clear…
    McGaz (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Cables can be hidden behind pretty easily, they have fully adjustable positions which can be turned vertical if you wish…
  • From the best picture quality to the well made and easy to set up design this is the best product for anyone who takes gaming seriously…
    Patty (Bestbuy.com) - December 2015
  • In games and films you notice patches of squares bunched together of different color tones that really stand out as it can't display the correct variation of colors properly to give a smooth gradient in the image…

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus, seven people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup and five people who purchased it considered that it was easy to use.

  • Packaged securely and easy to setup…
    UKLC (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Check out a few websites to help with the best settings…
    Jonny Blake (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Once you've spent a little bit of time setting up the display (factory settings aren't great!) it's perfect…
    Jonny Blake (Amazon) - September 2015
  • The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer…
    Aderitus (Amazon) - April 2016
  • The high grade and quality materials used in its construction really make it a luxurious monitor to use…
  • However, if you prefer a darker screen you may need to do a little research to adjust your visuals before the screen feels comfortable…
  • The control interface (pseudo mouse) is awful…
    Neal P. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • It was not intuitive (if anything the controller made it worse…
    M Smith (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2014
  • Endless tinkering in the menus couldn't fix it…
  • From the best picture quality to the well made and easy to set up design this is the best product for anyone who takes gaming seriously…
    Patty (Bestbuy.com) - December 2015

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

19 customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

12 customers who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality, seven customers who bought the product considered that it had good colour saturation and two people who bought this PC monitor wrote that it had a good refresh rate. two customers wrote that this PC monitor had clear images.

  • Does deliver a great picture and excellent maximum refresh rate for less than $400…
  • In general the colours are not good…
  • An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24…
  • Loving the picture quality on this monitor…
  • The picture quality is great colours seem true and nothing is out of balance…
  • You're not paying peanuts, even at a Prime day price of 229 you should be getting an acceptable balance of colours (not getting washed out)…
    RJ (Amazon) - July 2016
  • It took me 2 days to reach some sort of satisfaction and even now the colours are not ideal…
    Marcin H (Amazon) - March 2016
  • The colours were all wrong…
    McGaz (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The picture quality is great, colour reproduction needs tweaking…
  • Make sure to update your graphics drivers or the picture won't scale properly…

Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £259.98 it is more expensive than 70% of PC screens.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq XL2430 and the United Kingdom price of £259.98 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $405.99 (£526.57).

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Features

Quite Fast Response Time

LCD screens have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The Benq XL2430's response time of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the fastest 1% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2430 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens have between one and five HDMI ports.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq XL2430 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 98% of LCD screens do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Benq XL2430's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is in the narrowest 18% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature. Across all the PC screens the viewing angles, horizontal range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, vertical of the Benq XL2430 of only 160° is in the narrowest 15% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The average viewing angle, vertical of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 10° and the widest being 180°.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released in August 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The XL2430 has an average 8 year running cost of £129 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 1920x10801ms, benq benqxl2430t, benq 9hlf1lbqbe, benq 1920x1080, benq cnr0zs00, benq cnr0za00, bq9hlf1lbqbe, info xl2430t, benq 300cdm2, acme xl2430t, benq bg067bq, res1920x
Barcodes 00840046031008, 04718755053047, 04718755064807, 05054484885139, 05054533885134, 05054629494981

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