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BenQ Releases 24-inch 16:10 IPS Monitor

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BenQ has released a sleek 24" IPS monitor that carries a business-like 16:10 aspect ratio.

BenQ has released a 24" IPS monitor with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. This resolution gives it a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is very appealing to office users since it gives more vertical workspace over standard Full HD.

Going along with the business appeal, the BL2411PT can be rotated and height-adjusted. Moreover, BenQ's new IPS monitor has DVI, VGA and DisplayPort inputs, but lacks HDMI. This is yet another taste of the business target, as HDMI is hardly used because of licensing costs and other limitations. The preference for most new business computer systems goes towards DisplayPort because of its flexibility.

The BL2411PT also comes with a number of extra goodies, among which BenQ's Eye Protect Sensor and the Eco Sensor. Eye Protect Sensor keeps track of the environments ambient light, and will protect the users eyes from staring into a blinding screen if the ambient light is very low. Eco Sensor monitors whether there is actually a user in front of the screen and will turn the screen into hibernate if no user is present. BenQ reports a power usage of just 23 W in Eco mode.

As we've come to expect from IPS panels, the screen has a 178-degree viewing angle as well as a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also has a 5 ms gray-to-gray response time and a brightness of 300 cd/m².

BenQ's BL2411PT comes with a three-year onsite warranty and will be priced around $400. Expect it to hit shelves sometime in April.

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    DarkSable , March 28, 2013 8:37 PM
    Now just give us a 1600p, 120Hz panel, and I'll pay whatever it takes to replace my current, $400 BenQ with that.
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    EzioAs , March 28, 2013 8:39 PM
    Seems pretty good. I really appreciate their effort in bringing a 16:10 display ratio and height-adjustable stand, something you can't/hard find among those cheap 1080p displays.

    The pricing is something I find a little bit hard to justify though. I could spend a little more and get one of Dell's 2560x1440 monitor. Anyone has any feedback on BenQ (products and support)?
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    DarkSable , March 28, 2013 8:46 PM
    ... apparently we can't quote people anymore by going to the forum posts. I really despise a lot of the "improvements" Tom's is making.

    EzioAs, I've had experience with a LOT of monitors, and I can tell you that BenQ is one of the best companies out there. Their products are like chocolate to use, are always very solidly built, and they have fast, helpful customer service. (Though the language barrier can be difficult at times when trying to be technical.)
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    DarkSable , March 28, 2013 8:47 PM
    Quote:
    Seems pretty good. I really appreciate their effort in bringing a 16:10 display ratio and height-adjustable stand, something you can't/hard find among those cheap 1080p displays.

    The pricing is something I find a little bit hard to justify though. I could spend a little more and get one of Dell's 2560x1440 monitor. Anyone has any feedback on BenQ (products and support)?



    Oohhh! If you report someone (i.e. that dumb spammer) it'll send you to the forums like proper!

    Ezio, check out my post above.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , March 28, 2013 8:55 PM
    Quote:
    ... apparently we can't quote people anymore by going to the forum posts. I really despise a lot of the "improvements" Tom's is making.

    EzioAs, I've had experience with a LOT of monitors, and I can tell you that BenQ is one of the best companies out there. Their products are like chocolate to use, are always very solidly built, and they have fast, helpful customer service. (Though the language barrier can be difficult at times when trying to be technical.)


    :ptdr:  :peur:  :mdr:  :gun:  :eek2: 

    Well... New smileys! An improvement.
    I agree as with you as well. What i don't like, is that i can't log in with my account in Firefox, with add-ons. I could before, but now i can only do it with internet explorer. It needs to be fixed!
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    edogawa , March 28, 2013 9:05 PM
    DarkSableNow just give us a 1600p, 120Hz panel, and I'll pay whatever it takes to replace my current, $400 BenQ with that.


    That's like a wet e-dream for us all I think. I wish so bad.
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    aramisathei , March 28, 2013 9:06 PM
    To follow up on what Dark said, I did a lot of research before putting my Eye of Infinity display together.
    BenQ is one of the main sponsors of eSports and produces several tournament-class monitors.
    I picked of three of their 120hz 1080p displays and couldn't be more happy.
    Simply couldn't ask for better monitors.
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    andy_newton , March 28, 2013 9:28 PM
    Does it use a million-color or billion-color panel?
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    ShadyHamster , March 28, 2013 11:05 PM
    Can some one tell me whats so great about 1920x1200 res?
    Is that extra 20 pixels really that helpful?

    Forgive me for being naive, but couldn't you just auto hide the taskbar on a 1080p screen if you want a few more pixel.

    Edit: ops meant 120 pixels lol.
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    vmem , March 28, 2013 11:18 PM
    BenQ, you know better than to make another 1200p and call it high end...
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    A Bad Day , March 28, 2013 11:23 PM
    ShadyHamsterCan some one tell me whats so great about 1920x1200 res?Is that extra 20 pixels really that helpful?Forgive me for being naive, but couldn't you just auto hide the taskbar on a 1080p screen if you want a few more pixel.Edit: ops meant 120 pixels lol.


    Because the 16:10 provides more pixel real estate while still maintaining a smaller diagonal width? User preference?

    Sometimes I miss my old 4:3 14" or 15" laptop. It appeared to have a bigger screen than my sister's recent 15.6" 16:9 laptop.
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    cobra5000 , March 28, 2013 11:30 PM
    16:10 should be the standard for ALL monitors!
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    maban , March 29, 2013 1:23 AM
    ShadyHamsterCan some one tell me whats so great about 1920x1200 res?Is that extra 20 pixels really that helpful?Forgive me for being naive, but couldn't you just auto hide the taskbar on a 1080p screen if you want a few more pixel.Edit: ops meant 120 pixels lol.

    Create a custom resolution and set it to 1920x972 (9/10 of 1080). Use only up to that resolution for a month. After the month is up set it back to 1920x1080 and be amazed.
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    samwelaye , March 29, 2013 1:38 AM
    A Bad DayBecause the 16:10 provides more pixel real estate while still maintaining a smaller diagonal width? User preference?Sometimes I miss my old 4:3 14" or 15" laptop. It appeared to have a bigger screen than my sister's recent 15.6" 16:9 laptop.


    It probably did. As objects with the same diagonal length become more square, their surface area increases. So youre not crazy, it most likely WAS a bigger screen
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    lockhrt999 , March 29, 2013 2:09 AM
    ShadyHamsterCan some one tell me whats so great about 1920x1200 res?Is that extra 20 pixels really that helpful?Forgive me for being naive, but couldn't you just auto hide the taskbar on a 1080p screen if you want a few more pixel.Edit: ops meant 120 pixels lol.


    When I'm doing 1080p video compositing on my 1080p monitor I've wished several times that it had 1200 vertical res so that I could have playback controls in those extra 120 pixels (Not just 20 pixels) while still playing 1080p video at 100% size. And It's just one example of how you want to use those extra 120 pixels.
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    acerace , March 29, 2013 4:29 AM
    cobra500016:10 should be the standard for ALL monitors!


    I'm a heavy video watcher (movies, TV-shows, etc), so that's a no for me.

    Unless, the video industry start to make 16:10 as standard, than I can accept it.
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    eric4277 , March 29, 2013 4:49 AM
    16:10 sucks for gaming imo. You see the same your vertical FOV is the same as 16:9, but your horizontal FOV is smaller than 16:9. Everyone still swears by it though. I don't get it.
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    dthx , March 29, 2013 4:57 AM
    aceraceI'm a heavy video watcher (movies, TV-shows, etc), so that's a no for me.Unless, the video industry start to make 16:10 as standard, than I can accept it.

    If you're a heavy video watcher, then you should know that 16:9 is a format that was typically created for television, but as far as movies go, unless a crappy Pan&Scan was applied to your Blu-Ray during mastering, you'll also get some black bars at the top & bottom of your 16/9 screen. I agree 1920x1200 is of no use on a television of for playing with a console, but on a PC, especially if you use spreadsheets, word processing or photo/video editing softwares, this little 120px extra room is priceless :-D
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    Hupiscratch , March 29, 2013 5:49 AM
    1600p? Nah, let's advance quickly and go to the new standard UHD (3840x2160). The faster this resolution become the main form factor, the quicker content will be produced natively for UHD.
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    jn77 , March 29, 2013 6:02 AM
    It is interesting how quickly the market went from CRT to LCD, and LCD went from traditional pixel ratio's to 1920x1200 and then 1080p (which is horrible for a computer).

    And yet, going from LCD, to LCD +LED has taken so long, and then LCD+LED to LCD+LED and 10 or 20 point multi touch transparent panels...... with 4k resolution...... :-(

    I guess I am not buying another monitor for a while.... What I am looking for is a 24inch 4k, transparent, 20 point multi touch, with Displayport, Dual Link DVI, and HDMI.
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