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Benq XL2420TE PC Monitor

$120.00
24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Dec 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date $50.27 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-two industry awards
Great sound quality
Expensive
296 Reviews + 22 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice tomshardware.co.uk Approved Digital Versus 5 Star flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation
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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This PC monitor is one of the most awarded by PC monitor experts of all the PC monitors of a comparable spec and age.

Techreport.com, Digitallife.se, Flatpanels.dk, Computerdiy.com.tw and F1cd.ru all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this PC display and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this Benq PC monitor was brilliant.

This Benq PC screen was given a "Performance Award" by both Hardwareheaven.com and Hwa.com.tr, both of which wrote that this LCD screen functioned well.

Furthermore, the reviewer at Flatpanelshd.com gave this flatpanel monitor a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Gamestar.de gave it a "Platinum" award and wrote it was brilliant. Furthermore, the writer at Itproportal.com gave this PC monitor a "Best Buy" award and decided it was a sensible purchase.

An additional two expert review sites endorsed this PC screen. The reviewer at Ixbt.com gave this Benq PC monitor an "Original Design" award and decided it was well designed and the reviewer at Mato78.com wrote that it was great and gave it a "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag this PC monitor has an overall expert rating of 85%. This means that LCD screen experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better PC displays of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, XL2420 owners rated this flatpanel monitor as marvellous. 177 reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

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

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Design

Strong and Durable

Four Benq XL2420 reviewers reckoned that the Benq XL2420 was strong and durable.

Nelson Shingler said in his Benq XL2420 review on Amazon “It connected easily and seemed sturdy enough, with the benfit of the cable tidy at the back, which pulls all cables behind the center of the monitor for easy cabling”. Daniel Mclean Fisher wrote in his review of the Benq XL2420 on Amazon “Its feels very sturdy and I like the headphone hook at the back of the monitor” and scored the product 8 stars. Lewis Boden wrote on Amazon two years ago “It also features a handle that feels VERY sturdy” and rated it 8 stars.

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Good Quality

Twenty-one people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Great sound quality” in their Benq XL2420 review.

Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag four years ago “When I reviewed the BenQ XL2420T%displayPrice% at %seller% it garnered an Editors' Choice award for its superb image quality, generous feature set” and rated the product 7 stars. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote “It benefits from the same superb image quality and smooth 120Hz gaming performance, not to mention the generous feature set”.

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Smooth

Fourteen Benq XL2420 reviewers who reviewed the Benq XL2420 agreed that it was smooth.

Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “It's a practical display that's responsive and smooth”. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Benq XL2420 on expert website CNET.com.au five years ago “Still, if seriously smooth gaming performance is your only concern, take a look”. Hardwareheaven.com scored it 5 stars and said two years ago “Without doubt G-Sync offers a fantastic, smooth and therefore more immersive experience” in their Benq XL2420 review.

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Easy to Setup

Five Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Four years ago Digital Versus said “Setting up the monitor is straightforward”.

Amazon Customer mentioned “Very good, easy to setup, image is excellent” and scored this PC monitor 9 stars. James H. said on Amazon “This is a great bit of kit, easy to setup”.

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Good Looking

Seven Benq XL2420 reviewers who purchased the Benq XL2420 agreed that it was good looking.

Rol said in their Benq XL2420 review on Amazon “Had no other problems, picture is beautiful”. Two years ago Niall wrote “Its a pretty nice, decent sized monitor”. Dave T scored it 7 stars and he mentioned “Fantastic, Good Looking Monitor With Some Handy Features”.

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Easy to Use

Nine customers who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was easy to use.

Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com wrote “This time BenQ has included a Remote Control unit for switching between color modes”. Nelson Shingler wrote “However, I opted to wall mount this monitor for ease of use, as I tend to swivel it often, as well as change the angle” and rated the product 8 stars. Ben Enos said last year “While I do primarily game on the PC these days, I still like to keep a Xbox 360 controller handy for racing games”.

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Performed As Expected

One person who purchased it considered that it performed as expected.

R a Plummer said on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent, does what it say's on the tin!”.

Good Experience

Three people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a good experience.

Expert website Techreport.com mentioned two years ago “We get to enjoy a smooth, responsive experience” in their review of the Benq XL2420. Blade Runner gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote in their Benq XL2420 review on Amazon three years ago “What was a really amazing gaming experience was when I loaded up Half-Life 2 Cinematic Mod 2013, simply stunning when synced in @ 144HZ/144FPS”. Miss A. Misauskaite mentioned on Amazon last year “Best computer monitor ever! Superb quality and experience” in her review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Sixteen customers agreed that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus mentioned four years ago “Handy remote for changing settings in the”. Digital Versus also wrote “High contrast after adjusting the settings 930 1” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.1” in their review.

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Well Made

Twelve Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Digital Versus mentioned in their Benq XL2420 review “Solid stereo separation”. Itproportal.com wrote “Very sturdy build” in their Benq XL2420 review however they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Three years ago Techarena.in wrote “Excellent hardware and build”.

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Comfortable and Easy to Hold

Two Benq XL2420 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Itproportal.com said “Excellent 3D performance with comfortable viewing” .

Jon Staffs wrote “This is an excellent monitor, I set it up to a comfortable viewing setting then decided to compare my settings to those given in Mr Collins review” and scored this PC monitor 7 stars.

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Easy to Handle

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Digital Versus said in their review of this PC monitor “Excellent motion handling” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Ergonomic

One Benq XL2420 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was ergonomic. Four years ago Itproportal.com wrote “Ergonomic stand”.

Well Designed

Seven Benq XL2420 reviewers mentioned that this PC monitor was well designed. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Stylish and portable design” in their review of this PC monitor yet they only rated this PC monitor 20 out of 100. Digital Versus also said “Elegant and innovative design” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Good design and hardware” in their review.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch.

Lewis Boden mentioned in his Benq XL2420 review on Amazon.co.uk “At least if you hit this thing it isn't going to damage th” and scored it 5 stars. Adam Jarvis mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Screen was severely damaged and there is no option for a replacement only a refund or gift card” and rated this PC monitor 4 stars.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Thirteen Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was good value for money.

Five years ago Itproportal.com scored the product 7 stars and wrote “It's hard to think of a more attractively affordable, stylish and versatile 3D-capable gaming screen than this intelligently reworked XL2420T from BenQ”. Sam M. wrote in his Benq XL2420 review “Whats even better is the street price for this monitor is less than the Asus so i actually made money in the swap”. Adriano mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The best monitor for the price” in their Benq XL2420 review.

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Cheap

Four Benq XL2420 owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was cheap.

Itproportal.com scored it 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq XL2420 “Throw in Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 technology and a pair of active shutter glasses and you've got a great deal, even with this display costing the best part”. Two years ago Thomas Douglas gave the product a score of 8 stars and he mentioned “This is an absolutely cracking gaming monitor and while it is far from cheap it really does justify the price tag”. Andrew Mcdonald - Techteamgb he said in his review of the Benq XL2420 “Besides the cheap plastic headphone hanger on the back, there really isn't much difference between this”.

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Expensive

Five Benq XL2420 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive.

Niall said on Amazon two years ago “If you can get something a bit more expensive and a bit nicer.”. Andrew Mcdonald - Techteamgb mentioned on Amazon “It's a decent monitor, just expensive considering it doesn't really have any 'gaming' features - oh” in his review of this PC monitor. Andrew Mcdonald - Techteamgb also mentioned “Overpriced for what it is” in his review.

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Clear Images

Two customers said that it had clear images.

Daniel Mclean Fisher said on Amazon “In terms of picture clarity, this is better than my Samsung 48H6400 LED so this should give you an idea on how good the display is” and rated it 7 stars. Last year Dean Keegan said on Amazon “Ups my game clarity is amazing” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Nine people agreed that it had good picture quality. Techarena.in mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2420 “Compatible with Nvidia 3D Vision 2”.

Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Benq XL2420 on expert review site CNET.com.au “Double the refresh means your games are able to show double the frame-rate of conventional monitors (graphics card willing” and scored it 6 stars. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “It produces super stereoscopic 3D image quality, too” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Benq XL2420 a rating of 6 stars.

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Image Ghosting

One customer considered that this PC monitor had image ghosting.

Rendition rated the Benq XL2420 7 stars and said on Amazon three years ago “Fast and no ghosting at all”.

Good Colour Saturation

Ten Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good colour saturation. Itproportal.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Vivid colours”. Three years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Accurate colours (Delta 2.3”.

Digitalversus.com said in their Benq XL2420 review on expert website Digital Versus “With the best of response times, good colours compared with the competition”.

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Flickering Image

One Benq XL2420 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a flickering image.

Nelson Shingler said on Amazon two years ago “Promises of 1ms response times, Flicker free pictures” in his review of the Benq XL2420.

Sharp Image

One person reckoned that the product had a sharp image.

Two years ago Radu gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “The increase in sharpness in noticeable” in their review of this PC monitor.

Image Blurring

One person wrote that the Benq XL2420 had image blurring.

Uk.hardware.info scored it 4 stars and said in their Benq XL2420 review “If you enjoy playing shooters, you care less about perfect colour rendering or energy-efficiency and more about fast response times without blurring and ghosting”.

Good Contrast Ratio

Two Benq XL2420 reviewers considered that the product had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus mentioned in their Benq XL2420 review “Dark blacks” although they only rated the Benq XL2420 20 out of 100.

Daniel Mclean Fisher said in his review of the Benq XL2420 on Amazon “There is little or no motion blur and the contrast ratio above 1000”.

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Good Sound Quality

Two people said in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq XL2420 review on Amazon two years ago “The only downside is the quality of the speakers - they have a thin, tinny sound, severely lacking in bass”.

Good Refresh Rate

Twelve customers who bought the Benq XL2420 considered that it had a good refresh rate. Digital Versus mentioned “120Hz refresh rate”. Digital Versus also said “Better Refresh rate and Response Time” in their review. Digital Versus also mentioned “GSync, impostazioni indipendenti per modalit Classic e GSync, refresh rate” in their review.

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Audio

Quiet

One person concluded that it was quiet.

Oliver Lewis said on Amazon two years ago “The sound from the speakers is quiet at max and also not great quality”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Benq XL2420 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good technical guidance.

Ben Enos wrote “It is these small details that really do help declare this a good monitor for console gamers” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 6 stars.


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Good in Terms of Connectivity

Four people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Digital Versus said “Plenty of connectivity options” however they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag five years ago “A wealth of connectivity options, lots of customi” in their review of this PC monitor. Chris mentioned in his Benq XL2420 review “Positives The stand is amazing High level of adjustment in height and tilt Great connectivity options, most monitors at this end only have DP”.

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Features

Good Features

Fifteen customers reckoned that the Benq XL2420 had good features. Itproportal.com mentioned “Great features for gamers” in their Benq XL2420 review nonetheless they only rated the product 1 stars. Digital Versus mentioned “Loaded with features” but they only gave this PC monitor a score of 1 stars.

Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote three years ago “The BenQ XL2420Z is a Full HD 24in monitor packed with features aimed to appeal to gamers” in their Benq XL2420 review.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three Benq XL2420 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good battery life. Digital Versus mentioned two years ago “Builtin battery for portability” in their Benq XL2420 review. Digital Versus also said “Good battery life” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Benq XL2420 is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Display

Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 6.1ms. When compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2420, the Benq XL2420's response time of only 2 milliseconds is one of the fastest.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Benq XL2420 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as the XL2420. The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XL2420 is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Benq XL2420 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the XL2420. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the XL2420 the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two Benq XL2420 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Tech-Reviews.co.uk mentioned “Fairly heavy, meaning its not going to falling off your desk anytime soon” in their review of the Benq XL2420.

Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Rather heavy piece of kit that doesn't feel cheap, great quality”.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq XL2420 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XL2420 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the iiyama XB2485WSU, or the Asus MX279H ($150) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LCD screen was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hlc5lbqbe, benq 9hl7rlbqbe, benq 1920x1080, benq xl2420tx, benq xl2420te, benq xl2420g
Barcodes 00132018263419, 00163121393045, 00840046028923, 04718755032110, 04718755051562, 04718755053863, 05054565494984, 05711045538490, 08400460289236, 08592978009892

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