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Benq Zowie XL2430 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Jun 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date $50.27 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good quality
Price drop of £42.50
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

This PC display has received eight awards from experts.

This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review websites XSreviews.co.uk and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this PC screen was brilliant.

An additional three expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This LCD screen received a "Recommended Hardware" award from review site Goldfries.com and it received a "Platinum" award from website Profesionalreview.com. This Benq flatpanel monitor also received an Xtremehardware.com "Silver" award.

Tomshardware.com gave this PC display a "Smart Buy" award, 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 flatpanel monitor is 90% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, allesbeste.de, prad.de and profesionalreview.com. That puts this medium monitor in the top 7% of all the new medium monitors.

Excellent User Reviews

Zowie XL2430 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor as exceptional. Over 77% of 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 10,156 expert and owner reviews (including 868 verified purchases) for Benq PC screens and found that on average Benq has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a Benq PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Quality

Fourty-nine people concluded that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Build quality” . Pastry said in their review of this PC monitor “You wanted editing, or to view movies i might suggest you have a second mmonitor for that as the quality of videos is good” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Navroz Alibhai mentioned on 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 a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Looking

Twenty-two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in April last year “Nice looking case”. Pascalau Florentin mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is just too beautiful”. Michael Coss rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Confusing stuff! It's all pretty good quality, power cable position can be a bit tempremental”.

Twenty-one owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was smooth. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned two years ago “Housing a Full HD panel backed by 1ms response for smooth gaming experience, its structure manages to look well-made” in their review of this PC monitor. Mcgaz said “It plays really smooth and everything is very clear” and scored the Benq Zowie XL2430 4 stars out of 5. Nabil Bennett said on Amazon.co.uk “It's an awesome computer for strictly gaming -- the 144 hz is smooth as butter when it comes to gaming”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Patty gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said “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”. Stephen said on Amazon.co.uk “Beautiful screen, from the stand to the top there's nothing I could fault with the design of it, simply looks good from every angle” in his review of this PC monitor. Craig Mckeever said “Very good response time and slick design, however base setting for colors is a little pale”.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Mrs. M. Cabezas said “The whole monitor exudes quality and feels well engineered and the cable tidy hole in the middle of the upright is a nice touch”.

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Lots of Gaming Settings

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Pc Mag wrote “Lots of gaming settings” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Oli K wrote in their review of the Benq Zowie XL2430 on Amazon.co.uk “Out of the box the monitor has terrible colours, after many hours of research over a week I found good settings for this monitor to get the best colours”. Mr. P. Chagar gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “5)The remote control feature to change settings is very handy 6)Lots of input options 7)This is a 27inch 1080p monitor some people are a loss of detail” in their review of this PC monitor.

Ten owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Ease of use” in their review of this PC monitor. Prabesh mentioned two years ago “I yes saturation of 150 in amd control center to get better colour” in their review of this PC monitor. Mr. P. Dick wrote “The images are clear and sharp and the controls are really easy to use”.

Seven customers said that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Susan Mellor wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Now, I gave this 5 stars because this monitor is a beautiful quality product, easy to set up” in her review of this PC monitor. Last year Trob gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Easy to set up, really good user experience, super fast refresh rate”. David Browning wrote in his review of this PC monitor “It arrived quickly and was easy to set up, I've not played with many settings yet” .

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble. Two years ago Zlorna said “Easy to put together” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good interface. Shane Mcdermott wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Has a nice light sensitive button interface on the right side of the screen” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Solid Gaming Performance

Twenty-seven owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Pc Mag said on PC Mag two years ago “Solid gaming performance”. Amazon.co.uk said in April last year “Built in Bluetooth” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag “The BenQ XL2430T is a full-featured, midsize gaming monitor that delivers solid all-around performance”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Benq Zowie XL2430 was strong and durable. Jzzab wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The base and stand are both incredibly sturdy and the look”. Two years ago Gruddle said “The stand is robust, stylish and allows the screen to be set just how you want”.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Luke gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Unfortunately it arrived damaged”.

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Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has a game mode, as do most of the other latest similar spec PC monitors.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as this PC display which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Microphone in

The Benq Zowie XL2430 has a microphone in. Most of the other recently released medium monitors also have a microphone in.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Zowie XL2430 is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC display have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Features

Absolutely Tons of Modes Gaming Features

Eight people who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on XSreviews.co.uk “Absolutely tons of modes gaming features”. Two years ago Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “We expect gaming monitors to come packed with features, have a speedy”. David Turner wrote “Such a good looking monitor, with a really great picture and lots of useful features”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Five people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Oli K scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their Benq Zowie XL2430 review on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Check youtube for an advanced guide, I may have made one”. Alasdair Donn gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “>144hz panel >Comprehensive on screen menus >Nice matte black finish Cons” in their review of this PC monitor. Ben Matthews wrote “There are a few reviews available to help you get the best possible picture” in his review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Display

Has an HDCP

The Zowie XL2430 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC display also have an HDCP.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor is 5.4ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 22ms. At only 1 millisecond, the Zowie XL2430 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PC displays.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on recently released medium monitors.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months have viewing angles, vertical of between 50° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The Benq Zowie XL2430 has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Benq Zowie XL2430 has one of the narrower viewing angles, horizontal amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of recently released similar spec LCD screens is 65° and the widest is 180°.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Zowie XL2430 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Benq Zowie XL2430 is more than most LCD screens 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 medium monitors that were released in the last year. The cables included "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six owners considered that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Games are getting heavier and life-like day by day”. Three years ago Mrs. M. Cabezas mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Its also big and when taking it out of the box I was quite surprised at how heavy the base was”. Two years ago Daniel Kania rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said “It has a sleek design and the base is heavy which is great because it increases stability” in his Benq Zowie XL2430 review.

One person who bought it wrote that it was compact. Xsreviews.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor in April last year “The XL2430 is a modern marvel, cramming a ton of helpful gaming modes and features into a good-looking and compact 24-inch display”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was thin. Pizzaboy said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Frame on the corner is quite thin” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. One owner who purchased it thought it was a good size. Teriesa mentioned in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “It has a great quality picture and ideal size”.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good structurally. Ben Matthews wrote in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “* Quality construction * The design is top notch” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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High Refresh Rate for Fluid Gameplay

Twenty owners considered that it had good colour saturation. Pastry said on Amazon.co.uk “Also you will need to tweak the settings as they do make for better colours”. Pluckybrit gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “And I've had a few! Great stable image, poppy colours” in their review of this PC monitor. Mr. Joseph Wakerley wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Colours were better than I expected after reading other reviews.” .

Fifteen owners who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had good picture quality. Paul Gordon wrote in his review of the Benq Zowie XL2430 on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The graphics are amazing, & he says the refresh rate is great to” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Poiote Ruambats rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “The picture quality is great, colour reproduction needs tweaking”. Mrs. M. Cabezas mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “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 !”.

Fourteen customers agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned “High refresh rate for fluid gameplay” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Tomshardware.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Does deliver a great picture and excellent maximum refresh rate for less than $400”. Three years ago Pen Name mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “In my opinion if you are running a low refresh rate LCD like I was, you are at a serious disadvantage”.

Four owners considered that it had a flickering image. Xavier mentioned “Don't use for PC gaming has terrible flicker and brightness issues when screen is white, get the BENQXL2420G better for cs” yet he gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Mark Prater rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The flicker free screen, hugs”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had clear images. Two years ago Andrew Taylor wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Fantastic clarity of picture” in his review of this PC monitor. Irieman rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I connected my PC and xBox to the monitor and the clarity and viewing are perfect.” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq Zowie XL2430 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other recently released medium monitors.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the PB287Q, or the MX27 ($443.95) both from Asus or the AOC AG271QX ($429.99) is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

This PC display has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755064807

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