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BenQ Releases 24-inch 16:10 IPS Monitor

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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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.