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Benq BL2420U
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Benq BL2420U PC Monitor

XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice
23.6" 20000000:1 LED May 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The BL2420U, 24" 4K2K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution monitor with built-in 100% sRGB, IPS technology and exclusive CAD/CAM, animation and low blue light modes for designers to improve... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" from XSreviews.co.uk who said that this Benq PC monitor was superb.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

LCD screen expert review site XSreviews.co.uk scored this flatpanel monitor 90%. The PC monitor expert review sites think this LCD screen is one of the very best flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews on average and across all LCD screens Benq is one of the leading manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Some customers who purchased the Benq BL2420U considered that it had good features. In October Xsreviews.co.uk said on XSreviews.co.uk “A plethora of special modes and added features” in their review of the Benq BL2420U. Xsreviews.co.uk also wrote “Professionals are well catered for, with special modes and features”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the Benq BL2420U reckoned that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Xsreviews.co.uk wrote on XSreviews.co.uk “4K at 24 inches is a beautiful experience, whether working or gaming” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One Benq BL2420U owner who purchased it said that it had a good experience.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable spec and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price], or the DELL P2715Q[plb_2678778_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL2420U has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the BL2420U also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price], and the Asus MG279Q[plb_2900144_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the BL2420U has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2420U. The average vertical viewing angle of PC screens that are a comparable age to the BL2420U is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of this type and age range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Benq BL2420U has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the BL2420U.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 100 percent, the BL2420U has one of the larger color gamuts amongst PC screens of this age. PC screens of this type and age have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq BL2420U is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2420U the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The BL2420U has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2420U the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Benq BL2420U has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the BL2420U.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the BL2420U does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2420U are not 3D compatible. The BL2420U is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL2420U, the BL2420U does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

Across all the PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2420U has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2420U.

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Only Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the BL2420U is more than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included Audio (3.5mm), DisplayPort, DVI and USB are also found on this Benq LCD screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.1 kilograms, the BL2420U is one of the heavier PC monitors of this spec and age amongst PC displays of this age. The lightest comparable spec PC screen that has been around for around the same time as the BL2420U is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumptions in economy mode of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 13W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 27W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 35 Watts, the BL2420U has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2420U.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2420U

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released over a year ago.

Average Width

At 563.2 millimeters, the Benq BL2420U has a relatively average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BL2420U.

PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price] (624.6mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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1 Award

XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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13 January 2016

The BL2420U is a brilliant monitor well suited for professionals and gamers alike; the 4K resolution and excellent colour reproduction ensure photos look true to life and games look sharp. Its...

XSreviews.co.uk

4K at 24 inches is a beautiful experience, whether working or gaming
Lots of ports and passthroughs ensure youre always connected
Touch controls make for easy adjustments
Professionals are well catered for, with special modes and features
Gaming at 4K at optimum settings requires a beastly PC
144Hz monitors will better suit competitive gamers
You do pay a premium for a professional-grade monitor
There are many cheaper, larger 4K monitors on the market
With 200 scaling, youll definitely notice low-resolution assets while browsing the web and using some programs

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.52
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.52
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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