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Benq PG2401PT PC Monitor

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24.1" 1920 X 1200 12000000:1 LCD Aug 2013
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Five Industry Awards

This PC screen is one of the most awarded by experts in PC displays of all the PC monitors of this spec and age.

The writers at Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com both thought that this flatpanel monitor was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Benq PC screen received a "Smart Buy" award from Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Thg.ru.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, photoreview.com.au, prad.de and reviewed.com the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 87 out of 100. This puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 14% of all the PC screens of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Benq LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

Has an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq PG2401 has an integrated card reader, which is unusual. Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the PG2401 do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader to this LCD screen and we think cheaper PC screens such as the DELL U3014 ($1,499.99) is also worth considering.

Other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the Benq BL3201 ($629.99).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq PG2401 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the PG2401 display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the PG2401 is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq PG2401 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC monitors of this type and age have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the Benq PG2401 has a very wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Benq PG2401 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. LCD screens of this type and age have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The lowest maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PG2401 is 13mm and the highest is 850mm. The Benq PG2401 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the PG2401.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Benq PG2401 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 99 percent, the Benq PG2401 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the PG2401 the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%.

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Quite Large Viewable Size Diagonal

The viewable size diagonals of PC screens of this spec and age range from 21mm to 940mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 570mm. The Benq PG2401 has a quite large viewable size diagonal (612 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq PG2401 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC screens of a similar age and spec to the PG2401 the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Seven Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Benq PG2401 is more than most comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PG2401. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

Most LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Benq PG2401 which has one USB Type-A downstream port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago, the Benq PG2401 does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 34UC97, the Asus PQ321, or the Benq BL3201 ($629.99).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq PG2401 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays of this spec and age, the Benq PG2401 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Benq PG2401 which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

The weights of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the PG2401 range from 3g to 39kg. At 7 kilograms, the Benq PG2401 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the PG2401.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The Benq PG2401 has one of the slower response times (12 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6W. When compared to other LCD screens of this age and type that we have assessed, the power consumption when in PowerSave mode of the Benq PG2401 of 42 Watts is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq PG2401

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The Benq PG2401 has a better display type than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that are a similar age to it have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Philips 298P4 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor with a better display type then you might want to consider the iiyama XB2776QS (LED), or the Viewsonic VP2772 ($757.29) (LED) which is also cheaper.

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Average Width

The Benq PG2401 has a relatively typical width (555.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL U3014 ($1,499.99) (689.7mm and cheaper), the iiyama XB2776QS (644mm and cheaper), or the Viewsonic VP2772 ($757.29) (642.6mm and cheaper).

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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(14)
23 September 2014

The BenQ PG2401PT is a high-quality monitor with an 8-bit + FRC panel that goes some way to giving 10-bit performance. Its wide colour gamut, excellent colour accuracy and 16:10 aspect ratio...

22 September 2014

The BenQ PG2401PT introduces some valid competition in a market that has long been 'owned' by Eizo and, to a lesser extent, NEC. We haven't reviewed any NEC monitors so we can't compare them with...

Photoreview.com.au

16 September 2014

While most LCD panels found in PC monitors ? and laptops , phones and tablets ? struggle to reproduce even the most basic sRGB colour gamut, BenQ's new PG2401PT sets itself the target of precise... Read more…

6 August 2014

We all know that when it comes to computer components, value is paramount. At some point in every discussion, the subject turns to price. It is true that most of the monitors we review at Tom's...

Tomshardware.com

6 August 2014

We all know that when it comes to computer components, value is paramount. At some point in every discussion, the subject turns to price. It is true that most of the monitors we review at Tom's...

Tomshardware.co.uk

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 July 2014 by HDvideo4K
HDvideo4K would recommend the BenQ PG2401PT

I use this monitor as a 10bit colour reference with daVinci Resolve 11, driven by a BMD 'Decklink' PCI mini monitor card in my PC workstation. Each unit is hand calibrated (with an individual... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Walt the printer
Walt the printer would recommend the BenQ PG2401PT (Verified Purchase)

Couldn't be happier. No problems right out of the box. Calibrated easily. Recommend to anyone wanting accurate color from viwing to printing...

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Billy
Billy would recommend the BenQ PG2401PT (Verified Purchase)

Finally my prints match what I see on the screen! The color accuracy of this monitor is spot on. Arrives with a full calibration report which matched my Syyder4 results. After using this monitor... Read more…

Accurate
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Excellent Value For Money
Supports Re 709 Colours
10bit Via Dp Not Hdmi

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Electricity cost when switched on $93.19
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $95.56
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pg2401, pg2401p, pg2401pt
Barcodes 00840046028466, 04718755045127

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