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Benq Zowie XL2430 PC Monitor

£345.89
24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jun 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £64.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good quality
Good picture quality
288 Reviews + 9 Awards
goldfries.com Recommended Hardware Digital Versus 5 Star chip.com.my Outstanding XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

LCD screen experts rave about this medium monitor and have given it eight awards.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites XSreviews.co.uk and Reviewed.com, both of which concluded that this Benq PC monitor was superb.

Another three expert review sites all endorsed this medium monitor. This LCD screen received a "Recommended Hardware" award from website Goldfries.com and it received a Profesionalreview.com "Platinum" award. In addition, the expert at website Xtremehardware.com concluded that this Benq LCD screen was great and gave it a "Silver" award.

This PC display received a "Smart Buy" award from Tomshardware.com, Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award and it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

The average expert rating of this LCD screen is 90% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Les Numeriques.com, pcgameware.co.uk and XSreviews.co.uk. That puts this Benq flatpanel monitor in the top 11% of all the similar spec PC screens that came out in the last 12 months.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This PC display has a superb average owner rating based on 291 owner reviews. 199 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 10,044 user and expert reviews (including 862 verified purchases) for Benq LCD screens and found that on average Benq has excellent ratings. We also found that Benq has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 96% of those that bought a Benq LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Picture Quality

Twelve owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Paul Gordon gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The graphics are amazing, & he says the refresh rate is great to”. Mrs. M. Cabezas said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “If your a gamer like me who wants a good picture quality and suffers a little from eye strain this is the monitor for you !”. Vasily mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Make sure to update your graphics drivers or the picture won't scale properly” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Seven people who bought the product thought it had good colour saturation. Pastry said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Also you will need to tweak the settings as they do make for better colours” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Mrs. M. Cabezas mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “On turning it on for the first time my eyes were blinded by a way too bright picture that didn't look to great and the colours were a bit fuzzy”. Toran Anslow wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Can't fault this monitor, impressive clarity and the colours pop just enough, not too bright or dull”.

Three customers reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago expert website Tomshardware.co.uk said “Does deliver a great picture and excellent maximum refresh rate for less than $400”. Amazon Customer wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk in April last year “Absolutely amazing refresh rate!”.

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Design

Good Quality

Twenty-nine people who reviewed the Benq Zowie XL2430 considered that it was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Build quality”. Navroz Alibhai wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “An excellent product! Picture quality - excellent Height adjustment - excellent Connection options - excellent Size - should have gone bigger than 24” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Poiote Ruambats rated this PC monitor 5 stars out of 5 and said “The picture quality is great, colour reproduction needs tweaking”.

Good Looking

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Nice looking case” and gave the Benq Zowie XL2430 a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Pascalau Florentin mentioned “It is just too beautiful” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. James R. Williams wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Cables can be hidden behind pretty easily, they have fully adjustable positions which can be turned vertical if you wish” and scored this PC monitor a maximum of 5 stars.

Five customers reckoned that it was smooth. Mcgaz gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It plays really smooth and everything is very clear”. Ms Ann Morton-Davies mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Very very pleased with this purchase excellent picture very smooth”. Daiv Engineer scored this PC monitor 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The display is liquid smooth” in their review of this PC monitor.

Five customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Patty wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com two years ago “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”. Craig Mckeever mentioned “Very good response time and slick design, however base setting for colors is a little pale” and rated this PC monitor 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Ben Matthews said in his review of this PC monitor “* Quality construction * The design is top notch” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Solid Gaming Performance

Seventeen owners who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Solid gaming performance”. Two years ago Mr. James R. Williams mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “They're a solid buy” in his review of the Benq Zowie XL2430. Mrs. M. Cabezas said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It becomes apparent that the movement range of the stand is superior because of the weighty and solid construction”.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. In April last year Jzzab mentioned “The base and stand are both incredibly sturdy and the look” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Gruddle said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Lots of Gaming Settings

Six people who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Pc Mag said “Lots of gaming settings”. Matthew Coleman wrote “Endless tinkering in the menus couldn't fix it”. Steven said two years ago “It will require patience to find the settings that suit you best” in his review of this PC monitor.

Five customers said in their reviews that the Benq Zowie XL2430 was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Ease of use”. Mr. P. Dick scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The images are clear and sharp and the controls are really easy to use”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Makes the difference in fps easy to use best Monitor out there for the price”.

Five customers who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Trob wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Easy to set up, really good user experience, super fast refresh rate”. Dean Bailey said in his review of this PC monitor “Very pleased with this monitor looks great and is very easy to setup”. Andrew Taylor mentioned “Nice and easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Milad wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Good monitor for the price” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Vasily said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “A true bargain at £209.99” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Last year Happy Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “This was the only place with the lowest price and free expedited shipping on top of that” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Rob Gregory said in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Very very Sexy! Bit on the expensive side” and scored the Benq Zowie XL2430 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Alex-R89 wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “This monitor is quite expensive in terms of monitors as a whole”. Two years ago Jd Geary said “Superb 144 fps monitor with superb gaming options, expensive” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the Zowie XL2430 is £65, which is typical compared to the other 414 medium monitors that came out in the last year.


Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has a game mode. Most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year also have a game mode.

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Features

Absolutely Tons of Modes Gaming Features

Five people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Website Xsreviews.co.uk wrote last year “Absolutely tons of modes gaming features”. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “We expect gaming monitors to come packed with features, have a speedy”. David Turner wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Such a good looking monitor, with a really great picture and lots of useful features” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was June 2016 when Benq released the Zowie XL2430.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq Zowie XL2430 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest medium monitors do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the PB287Q (£359), or the MX27 (£368.79) both from Asus or the Philips 258B6QUEB are also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Zowie XL2430 has a built-in USB hub. Most of the other PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Microphone in

The Zowie XL2430 has a microphone in, as do most of the other new flatpanel monitors.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Zowie XL2430 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as this PC screen have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people reckoned that this PC monitor was heavy and bulky. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “Games are getting heavier and life-like day by day” in their review of this PC monitor. Daniel Kania mentioned in his review of the Benq Zowie XL2430 “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability”. Dean Bailey said two years ago “The stand is quite heavy”.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Zowie XL2430 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other new medium monitors also have an Energy Star certified.

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Display

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for the last year.

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Has an HDCP

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays that were launched in the last year.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the new medium monitors the viewing angles, vertical range from 50° to 180°. The Zowie XL2430 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC display.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has one of the narrower viewing angles, horizontal (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC display the viewing angles, horizontal range from 65° to 180°.

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Very Fast Response Time

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has a fairly fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor. The response times of newly released medium monitors range from 1ms to 22ms.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Zowie XL2430 is more than most medium monitors that were launched in the last year. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for the last year. The cables included "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this Benq PC monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hlf1lbqbe 1920x10801msvgadvid2xhdmidpusb, 9hlf1lbqbe 9hlf1lbqbe, benq 9hlf1lbqbe
Barcodes 04718755064807

Benq Zowie XL2430 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq Zowie XL2430 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 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 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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