BenQ's XL2420T gaming monitor will blow you
BenQ is very well known for their line up
of display options, ranging from small to big-sized monitors. As a lot of
brands are pushing on towards the gaming segment of the PC industry, BenQ has
also taken the opportunity to launch its own line of gaming-centric displays,
starling with the BenQ XL2410T FPS gaming monitor.
The XL2420T is a beast of a monitor; the
display comes in at a whopping 24-inches. Setting up the monitor takes a bit of
figuring out, and can be done alone, but if you're worried about damaging the
LED display, it's best to get someone to help you out when you're fixing the
base to the monitor.
Offering a wealth of connectivity options,
users can choose from a range of display outputs, including two HDMI ports, one
DVI-DL port, one VGA port and one DisplayPort port. Others include a
headphone-out port and also USB ports that function as low-powered hubs.
We should also mention that the power and
menu option buttons on the monitor are touch buttons; however, they aren't
adequately marked or prominent enough. Thankfully, BenQ has added a wired
remote control that is used to access the menu options of the XL2420T, and a
quick profile switch button.
The 1080p display features a brightness of
350 nits and dynamic display ratio of 12,000,000:1, and a refresh rate of 2ms
GTG (Grey to Grey). This ensures that ghosting (frames overlapping onto one
another) doesn't happen.
The XL2420T's initial setup is the FPS
mode, which is optimised for shooter-based games such as Call of Duty, and it
has 3 different profiles to switch to. The monitor can also be rotated horizontally,
opening up a horizon of uses for the XL2420T.
XL2420T FPS Gaming Monitor
Resolution (Max): 1920x1080
Screen Size: 24-inch
Vertical Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Dimensions: 516.9 x 571.4 x 149.9mm
(+) Excellent quality
Wired remote for profiles
(-) A bit difficult to set up initially
touch buttons could have been displayed more prominently