Hardwarecanucks.com concluded that this LCD screen was great for its price and gave it their "Value for Money" award.
Benq is one of the best flatpanel monitor brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Benq also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.
The RL2460 is one the fastest selling flatpanel monitor currently available for purchase.
Good Value for Money
Hardwarecanucks.com highlighted in their review that this Benq flatpanel monitor was great for its price.
Two HDMI Ports
The Benq RL2460 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the RL2460 have between one and two HDMI ports.
1080p Video Mode
This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC screens of this type and age.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the LCD screens of this age and spec the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Benq RL2460's response time is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the RL2460.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq RL2460 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the RL2460 which have a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the iiyama X2485WS, the Philips 273E3, or the Benq BL2410 which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec, the Benq RL2460 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Philips 273E3, the Asus VG248QE ($213.99), or the Benq XL2420 ($512.52) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the RL2460, the Benq RL2460 does not have a built-in camera.
The Benq RL2460 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
At only 110 millimeters, the Benq RL2460 has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the RL2460 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,300mm.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the RL2460 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Benq RL2460 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the RL2460.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the RL2460 range from 60° to 180°. The Benq RL2460 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
With a weight of 6.1 kilograms, the Benq RL2460 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the RL2460. The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the RL2460 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq RL2460
Released Over Two Years Ago
Benq released the RL2460 over two years ago.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq RL2460 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at including the XL2430 ($253.99), or the RL2240H ($115.99) both from Benq or the iiyama B2480HS-W2 which has a better Rating.
LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the Wortmann AG Terra 2230W (15000000:1 and higher rated), the Philips 241S4 (20000000:1 and higher rated), or the AOC M2752 (20000000:1 and higher rated).
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of this type and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Acer 276HL ($131.99), the Viewsonic VA2349 ($129.99), or the AOC I2369 which has a better Rating.
PC displays with a more display resolution that might be worth looking at include the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 ($199.00) (1920 x 1200), the Asus VS24 ($149.00) (1920 x 1200), or the Acer B243 ($428.92) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
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LCD Display Type
The Benq RL2460 has a better display type than most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
If the display type of this PC screen is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Acer 276HL ($131.99) (LED), the AOC I2369 (LED), or the Asus VS238 ($110.99) (LED) which also has a higher rating.
At 579 millimeters, the Benq RL2460 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the RL2460.
Other 579mm wide flatpanel monitors currently available that you might also want to look at include the Philips 247E3L, or the Benq BL2405 which has a better Rating.
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