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Seven Industry Awards
This PC screen has received seven awards from experts in PC displays.
Three expert review sites all liked this LCD screen. The expert at Goldfries.com gave this medium monitor a "Recommended Hardware" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com. This Benq PC screen also received a "Silver" award from Xtremehardware.com who said it was very good.
Owners have rated this Benq PC display as excellent on average.
Several people wrote in their reviews that the Benq XL2430 was good structurally. Mrs. M. Cabezas wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “1080p Monitor Quality construction good looks great picture” and rated it 5 stars. Mrs. M. Cabezas also wrote “It becomes apparent that the movement range of the stand is superior because of the weighty and solid construction”.
A number of Benq XL2430 reviewers concluded that it was a good height. Jzzab gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The adjustments for height and tilt are perfect” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Kieran Oberhansli gave the Benq XL2430 an excellent rating and said “To adjust the level of height, firmly grab either side of the monitor” in their review of the Benq XL2430. Two years ago Navroz Alibhai mentioned on Amazon “An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24” in their Benq XL2430 review.
One person thought this PC monitor was a good depth. Jzzab mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I currently own 2 EIZO monitors which are incredible for colour and depth”.
One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good weight. Kieran Oberhansli gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review “There is a handle on the top of the monitor stand that allows you to simply lift the weight of the monitor”.
One person considered that it was thin. Ming said “Frame on the corner is quite thin” . One person who purchased it considered that it was thick. Ryan W. said “The bevels are quite thick at just under 20mm, which means the edge to edge size of the monitor is just over 29”.
Good Product Quality
Fifty-five people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Three years ago Adam Wilson mentioned on Amazon “Amazing quality cannot recommend enough! Amazon were fast” in his Benq XL2430 review and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “Loving the picture quality on this monitor”. Aroth63 said “Display quality is excellent, no faults or disruptions”.
Easy to Use
Fifteen Benq XL2430 owners who bought the Benq XL2430 thought it had a good experience. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “This monitor has changed my gaming experience” in their review of this PC monitor. J. Bauer wrote “Playing games at 144Hz makes for a beautiful gaming experience, no bluring, shadowing or other screen issues”. In January last year James Gilbert gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and he said “The 144hz is amazing and once you experience it you want to use anything else overall very good”.
Fourteen Benq XL2430 owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. David Browning wrote “I've played Crysis 3 at max settings and it looks gorgeous” and gave the product a very good rating. Dr. Sid mentioned two years ago “Wish it could be secured with a strong lock mechanism - The menu system is clunky”. Geebee mentioned “I have tried various settings to correct” but despite that they only rated the Benq XL2430 60 out of 100.
A number of Benq XL2430 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Benq XL2430 was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “Additional usbs are very handy”. Joe Kirk rated this PC monitor 5 stars and he said in his review of the Benq XL2430 in the same month “It's smooth to use and quick to set up”. M. Willcox said in their Benq XL2430 review in January last year “I understand now why the screen comes a handy control unit to switch between presets”.
Eight Benq XL2430 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Charlie said on Amazon “Contrast settings, Makes everything Easier to see! - Easy to set up, No screws or bolts needed apart from one small permanently Attached screw at the bottom of the base” in his review of this PC monitor. Three years ago David Browning mentioned on Amazon “It arrived quickly and was easy to set up, I've not played with many settings yet” in his Benq XL2430 review and scored it 5 stars. Dean Bailey rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon two years ago “Is very easy to setup”.
Some Benq XL2430 owners thought the Benq XL2430 was easy to assemble. Robert Goodall said in his Benq XL2430 review three years ago “Well packaged easy to build and plenty of settings to muck around” and scored it very highly. Zlorna mentioned “Easy to put together” and rated the Benq XL2430 5 stars.
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Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Aderitus mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The remote to change and memorize settings its pretty useful if you are a hardcore gamer”. Charlie said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to move the monitor to the right angle - Pretty good Viewing Angles CONS”. Charlie also said “So changing to such a vibrant screen that looks so clear and beautiful when I play my games is amazing”.
A few Benq XL2430 reviewers who purchased the product said that it was smooth. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Even in Windows just browsing the Internet it's perfectly smooth at 144 hz” and rated it as excellent. Charlie mentioned in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “Due to the 144HZ Its so smooth its so noticeable”. Daiv Engineer said on Amazon “The display is liquid smooth” and gave it an excellent review score.
Four people wrote in their reviews that the Benq XL2430 was neat. Three years ago Mrs. M. Cabezas gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2430 on Amazon “The cable tidy hole in the middle of the upright is a nice touch”. Samuil Dichev said on Amazon “The stand is not assembled (As you'd expect) and is pretty neatly and well packaged”.
Some Benq XL2430 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Bae mentioned “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Tom gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The build quality and design is great”.
One Benq XL2430 owner thought it was luxurious. Ferroreviews wrote “Quality materials used in its construction really make it a luxurious monitor to use” in their review.
A number of Benq XL2430 owners who reviewed the Benq XL2430 considered that it was well made. Aderitus mentioned on Amazon “The monitor has pretty awesome build quality” and rated the product 5 stars. Ben Matthews scored the Benq XL2430 very highly and he said two years ago “* Putting the monitor together couldn't be simpler.* Quality construction* The design is top notch.* Lots of setting options to play around with.* Very good pictureCons”. Brian R. scored the Benq XL2430 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his Benq XL2430 review on Amazon “It's solid pink”.
Some customers mentioned that the product was strong and durable. Gruddle gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want”. Last year James Butt said in his review of the Benq XL2430 on Amazon “The stand while a bit heavy is incredibly sturdy while allowing the screen to be easily adjusted” and rated the Benq XL2430 5 stars. Jordan Horst said “Use - turns on fairly fast and feels very sturdy! It goes up” in his review of the Benq XL2430.
One Benq XL2430 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Adam Kirby said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Thanks to their excellent customer service they were able to organise a replacement for the next day (which was Tuesday because it was Sunday when it broke”.
One Benq XL2430 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable.
A number of Benq XL2430 reviewers considered that the product was good value for money. Alasdair Donn mentioned “This monitor is absolutely amazing for it's price range”. Aroth63 said on Amazon two years ago “Apart from that, colours are fantastic, details are incredible, excellent price for what you're getting” in their review of this PC monitor. Aroth63 also said “Definitely recommend for a high spec gaming display at a good price”.
Four Benq XL2430 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was a bargain for the price. In January last year Johnny Ploppers wrote “It's a bargain at twice the price”. Two years ago Navroz Alibhai gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Got it super cheap on Black Friday”. Pascalau Florentin wrote on Amazon “It's awesome! I was planning to buy a cheap monitor as a second monitor for my laptop”.
Three Benq XL2430 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was cheap. Andromeda's Twin wrote “Perfect Budget Gaming Screen” in their review. Dh wrote in their review of this PC monitor “I picked this up when it was on special offer around Christmas for about £210”. Dh also wrote “Given it was on special offer, I didn't give it more thought than this”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Benq XL2430 owners considered that it had good colour saturation. Alasdair Donn wrote “Be tweaked to look really nice and to make colours pop”. B. Rhodes gave the product an excellent review score and said in their review on Amazon “Colours are great, probably the best a TN panel can manage”. Bigbossinthepit said last year “Colours are actually really good and ive got a ips Mx27h sitting right next too it, Contrast is nice” in their review.
Several Benq XL2430 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. B. Rhodes wrote in their review on Amazon “The 144hz refresh rate is stunning in games if you have a video card that can output high frame rates”. John mentioned “The refresh rate, I love it” in his Benq XL2430 review. Luke wrote on Amazon “I had set the refresh time to 144hz through right clicking desktop > screen resolution > advanced > monitor > screen refresh rate > 144hz” in his review of this PC monitor and scored it very highly.
Ten Benq XL2430 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “If you have a good graphics card like gtx 970 or better”. Charlie said “PRO's - Great Image Quality for what it is! (With some tweaking) - 144 hz = Recommended for Gaming - Insane Brightness” in his Benq XL2430 review. Dave gave it a very good rating and he said on Amazon “The image quality is pretty amazing for game playing”.
Four customers reckoned that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Mark Prater mentioned in his review of the Benq XL2430 “The flicker free screen”.
Several people who bought it wrote that it had clear images. Alan Baines mentioned on Amazon “Superb clarity and colour balance” and gave the product a very good review score. Two years ago Irieman scored it 80 out of 100 and said “I connected my PC and xBox to the monitor and the clarity and viewing are perfect.”.
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Benq.
Some customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Alasdair Donn wrote on Amazon “>144hz panel >Comprehensive on screen menus >Nice matte black finish Cons” and scored it 80 out of 100. Ben Matthews mentioned “There are a few reviews available to help you get the best possible picture” . Client D'amazon mentioned “It is very easy to find some help online and advice to configure it” in their review of the Benq XL2430.
Good Technical Features
Several Benq XL2430 reviewers agreed that it had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Bought this there are many great features”. Mr. S. J. G. Dow said in their review two years ago “I recommend this monitor due to its excellent build quality and features, one of my favourites is the headphone headrest - a little addition that is really handy”. Tomshardware.co.uk wrote in the same month “We expect gaming monitors to come packed with features, have a speedy” in their review.
Several Benq XL2430 owners who bought it thought it was able to connect to the internet. James Maluku wrote “Playing games like call of duty as well as just browsing the Internet is a pleasure”. Uklc mentioned in their Benq XL2430 review “You don't notice it unless you're browsing the internet on a bright web page”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Tony wrote on Amazon “This screen does not have Display port and HDMI is limited to 60hz” in his review although he gave the Benq XL2430 a rating of 40 out of 100.
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC monitors of this type and age.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price] or you might consider a better rated flatpanel monitor such as the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price].
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
The Benq XL2430 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC screen.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the Benq XL2430 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year. The average display brightness of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XL2430 is 280 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on PC displays of a similar age and type to it.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Benq XL2430 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XL2430 the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.
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Price Increase of £59.99
Yesterday the XL2430 has increased in price by £59.99.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
The Benq XL2430 is a one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have a built-in speaker(s), however the Benq XL2430 does not have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago, the Benq XL2430 does not have a built-in camera.
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Very High Running Costs
The average 8 year running cost of the XL2430 is £129 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 500 LCD screens of a comparable type and age.
Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2430, the Benq XL2430 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year do not have a card reader integrated. The Benq XL2430 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The Benq XL2430 has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals (only 160 degrees) amongst LCD screens of this age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable type and age to the XL2430 the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2430 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XL2430 is 18° and the widest is 180°.
Only Has Two Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the Benq XL2430 is more than most flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this Benq flatpanel monitor. The cables includeds DVI and USB are also found on this Benq LCD screen.
The average weight of PC monitors that are a similar age to the XL2430 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. The Benq XL2430 is one of the heavier similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago (7 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption (off)
The Benq XL2430 has one of the higher power consumption (off)s (0.5 Watts) amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XL2430 the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 350W, and the average power consumption (off) is 1.6W.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.
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Moss would recommend the BenQ XL2430T (Verified Purchase)
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ALTA would recommend the BenQ XL2430T (Verified Purchase)
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If I have to put something, it would be no optical drive. Of course if you are buying this, you know it doesn't have one, and you can pretty much download everything now
For any use that could include actually involve USING the NVIDIA graphics controller that they say is in the PC, you are out of luck. Under no conditions could I get the NVIDIA to work nor could Asus
Clearly, this product is not finished Don't buy it
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First off let me say this is not a full 5 star Review, If I had to be precise it would be 4.6-4.7/5 as this monitor does have its pro's and cons.
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BenQ has done it again with this exceptionally good, budget-friendly 144hz gaming monitor. Switching from a 60hz monitor to something like this is incredible. They have done an exceptional job... Read more…
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