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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 covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • DarkSable
    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
    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
    ... 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
    10573332 said:
    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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  • 10573356 said:
    ... 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
    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
    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
    Does it use a million-color or billion-color panel?
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  • ShadyHamster
    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
    BenQ, you know better than to make another 1200p and call it high end...
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