Acer G247HYU, ASUS VX24AH and BenQ BL2410PT review: WQHD on 24-inch

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BenQ BL2420PT

At CeBIT, BenQ showed two 24-inch monitors with 2560x1440 pixels this year and one of them has now reached our lab. The BL2420PT is different from the two models we discussed before, even though it makes use of the same panel. A rather logical fact when taken into account that BenQ is a subsidiary owned by AU Optronics, the developers and producers of the AHVA-panel. 

BenQ BL2420PT

The BL2420PT is a really businesslike screen, with a protecting casing around the display and a mount which is height-adjustable. The screen can also turn, tilt and rotate, which comes in handy for an ergonomic workplace. A headphone mounting point is available at the back side.

BenQ BL2420PT

In terms of connections, BenQ offer DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI and VGA, audio in- and outputs, simple built-in 1W speakers and a four-port USB hub with two USB 2.0 ports. The latter is a bit unfortunate, we would have liked to see USB 3.0, but you can't have it all. There is a built-in light sensor which adjusts screen brightness to ambient light, the screen helps you to remember to take breaks and there is a sensor which shuts down the screen when it doesn't detects the presence of a user. 

In the on-screen menu, BenQ has built in several presets for specific applications. The screen is provided with a low blue light modus (the competitors also have this) and the panel has to be flash free. The Display Pilot software which comes with the monitor helps using the on-screen workspace efficiently.


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BenQ BL2420PT


BenQ supports the Rec.709 color space model, which is actually identical to sRGB. The screen unfortunately isn't calibrated to this, but our test nevertheless shows reasonable results. The whitepoint is a bit too blue and the values aren't as accurate as they should be, but the bottom line is that the color display is still very good. The average color deviation is only 1,9mΔuv, and there is nothing wrong with that.

BenQ BL2420PT


The gamma values look less pretty, starting from about 60% white they differ quite a bit from the ideal line and there is too much blue present and too little red. Still, an average gamma of 2,18 can be called very good and also the grayscale deviation of 3,3 mΔuv is certainly acceptable. 

On average, you will pay almost 278 pounds/450 euros for the BL2420 PT and that's a fair bit of money. Given the extra features and commercial target group we deem it can be justified, but it's a fact that you need to dig deep into your pockets. However, a 27-inch WGHD-screen is still significantly more expensive, especially one of this quality.

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three products discussed in this review

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Acer G247HYUbmidp

23.8 inch, 2560x1440, 123 ppi, IPS, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 6 ms, 300 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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ASUS VX24AH

23.8 inch, 2560x1440, 123 ppi, IPS, HDMI input, 5 ms, 300 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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£199.98

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BenQ BL2420PT

23.8 inch, 2560x1440, 123 ppi, IPS, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 300 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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