BenQ EW2420 Monitor Review

20 Oct

The EW2420 from BenQ is structured for multipurpose display. It has the standard DVI and HDMI port. It also possess an additional HDMI port for another video source such as video game system or Blu-ray player as well as speakers for the audio form these sources. Of course, in case if panel doesn’t work well, no matter how many inputs it has, but the BenQ looks promising with both a VA panel and an LED back-light.

The mounting system for the BenQ is always easy to install, not very rough and strong. BenQ does possess the ability to tilt the monitor, but deficient for any swivel of in height adjustment. Through a small clip one can route the cables, but to fit a cable through one have to remove it and then re-attach it. An HDMI cable or a headphone cable should fit through but it would have been much more better if they had let a way to slip a cable in there, instead of removing the whole clip to add one. There is an optional headphone holder. There is a standard 100mm x 100mm VESA mounting pattern behind the display.

The bezel around the display itself is a shiny black plastic. It is a drawback that the shiny edge of the screen just attracts fingerprints and can produce a distracting glare in bright lighting conditions. That is a trivial drawback. The controls for the display are set in the right side of the screen and labeled with light gray text on the bezel.

  BenQ EW2420

Video Inputs DVI-D, D-sub, 2x HDMI 1.3
Panel Type VA
Pixel Pitch 0.276 mm
Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 250 nits (typical)
Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (typical)
Response Time 8 ms (GTG)
Viewable Size 24″
Resolution 1920×1080 at 60 Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degrees horizontal and vertical
Backlight LED
Power Consumption (operation) 53 watts (maximum)
Power Consumption (standby) Less than 1W
Screen Treatment Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Height-Adjustable No
Tilt -5 degrees to +20 degrees
Pivot No
Swivel No
VESA Wall Mounting Yes: 100 mm x 100 mm
Dimensions w/ Base (WxHxD) 17.32″ x 21.91″ x 7.05″
Weight 11.24 lbs with stand
Warranty 1-Year LimitedD-Sub cable3.5mm audio cable
Accessories USB cablePower cableManual and driver CD
Price Starting at $263 Online$229 from BenQ after Coupon Code: ew2420oct$

Source: anandtech

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