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BenQ VZ2470H 24-inch AMVA Monitor Review

Packaging, Physical Layout And Accessories

Despite its low price, BenQ paid attention to detail by including white cables and even a white power supply brick with the VZ2470H. You get HDMI and VGA connectors along with a quick start guide, warranty card and the user manual on CD. The monitor comes fully assembled so the carton is quite large to ensure adequate protection. Our sample arrived unscathed.

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The panel is touted as bezel-free like many products with a similar design. But there is always a thin frame around the image. BenQ however, has set a new benchmark for minimalism with a mere 11mm edge—and that includes the white plastic shell. You can see in the photo just how close the image comes to the screen's border. That coupled with the all-white chassis makes the display look smaller than its 23.8-inch size. None of this has a negative impact on image quality however. Even though resolution is only 1920x1080, a very uniform panel and contrast over 3000:1 means you'll see one of the best pictures anywhere.

The front anti-glare layer blocks reflections very well and doesn't cause any grain or softness. The stand is very stylish and solid with its one-piece design offset to the left. Unfortunately, there are no adjustments except for tilt. And there's no place to attach a third-party mount; VESA compatibility has been omitted. OSD controls live along the bottom right. The buttons are small but click with a solid feel and are easily operated thanks to intuitive on-screen icons.

There are no angles or sharp corners to mar the smoothly-tapered profile. The VZ2470H is a bit slimmer than most displays and its white finish will make it disappear on many desktops when viewed from the side. The panel's edges are also un-marred by USB ports, which means you'll have to rely on your PC for USB connectivity.

By popping off a small surround, the upright can be removed though we can't think of a purpose for that other than transport. You've likely noticed by now that there are no vents on the chassis. Our sample ran cool but the tiny external power supply grew fairly hot after a few hours. We like the simple look of the VZ2470H very much but some function has been sacrificed in the name of aesthetics.

The inputs face backwards and are easily accessed. You get two HDMI 1.4 ports plus VGA. All of them are compatible with the monitor's native resolution and the OSD provides adjustments for analog signals. There is a headphone output as well. Audio can be fed via HDMI but there are no built-in speakers or analog inputs.

  • perishedinflames
    What's the difference between this and GW2470H? Is it just the design or is it more than that?
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  • none12345
    Only 60hz, no dvi?, no displayport? Wouldnt even consider it.

    Not to mention the ugly white, or the off center stand, that will make it more wobbly. And no vesa mount if you want to use your own stand.

    Just EWW all around. And its not even budget at 209, way to high for 60hz.
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  • Nintendork
    It's a real shame that manufacturers forgot about 120-200Hz on 1080p 21-25° panels. Gaming monitores doesn't need to be 27" 1440p to actually get those benefits.
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  • Nintendork
    For now im getting a 21° Dell Trinitron CRT.

    1600x1200 85Hz master race with 0ms response times. 0ms input lag :)
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  • Max_x2
    What's the difference between this and GW2470H? Is it just the design or is it more than that?

    My bet is that the only difference is the design. If you're in the market for a great, cheap all-around monitor, I'd say buy the GW2470H. Had my GW2450 for about 3 years, and I'm still in love with it. The color accuracy is unmatched except maybe for monitors worth 4-5 times the price, and I also enjoy it for some casual gaming (racing simulators mostly in my case).

    Here's a review of mine: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/benq_gw2450hm.htm . Anyway, what I can tell you is that this was my 1st BenQ monitor, but sure won't be the last. The quality is amazing.
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  • basroil
    Looks like another ( Mod edit: Keep it clean....)benq monitor that looks fine on paper but will be troubled with quickly degrading screens and wonky controls that were outdated a decade ago

    *edit* anort3, I used no words that would not be acceptable in a PG rating. It was certainly far cleaner than some comments by others including mods!
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  • Max_x2
    You do know that they own auoptronic, which supplies panels for a lot of displays, right? Also, their parts are in a lot of other companies monitors, beside the actual panel.
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  • ozicom
    I've been trying to upgrade my display to 4K and i'm sure most people will try to do this while 4K is not a dream anymore. Apple and Dell and i think some other manufacturers start to produce 5K and more and now we're looking at a FHD monitor. I know mainstream means low price but buying a FHD monitor with no added options looks dummy. So let's try to push brands and manufacturers to make better for less.
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  • darcotech
    It would be nice if you note that this is sponsored article.
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  • atwspoon
    It would be nice if you note that this is sponsored article.
    How does one note that fact?
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