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BenQ XL2410T Monitor Review

By on December 6, 2010
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LED perfection?

Good: Simple & effective design, Great color and contrast, Brilliant 3D performance, Ultra-low response time, Picture in Picture, 120Hz refresh rate
Bad: Limited to 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio isn't so good for games
Price: AED 1820
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The BenQ Xl2410T is an LED monitor targeted towards gamers, and while I wasn’t a big fan of the outside packaging, as soon as I took out the monitor I got the feeling that this is something very special. First off the XL2410T is a 16:9 monitor sporting a full 1920 x 1080 resolution. The wider than usual aspect ratio of monitors in its class plus a thin frame finished in matt black gives the BenQ XL2410T a very sleek and professional look.

The base stand is also pretty wide, with a slight depression so you can keep important things like paper clips and USB sticks right in front of you. The other end of practicality comes from the fact that the XL2410T can be rotated into portrait mode for some serious multi-tasking!

So one of the first things very prominently displayed on the packaging and the monitor itself is the 120Hz refresh rate. In simple terms this basically means that in games each frame is rendered 120 times per second, compared to 60Hz on normal monitors and TVs. Technical jargon aside, what this means is that games will run much smoother due to the speed at which the images are rendered. In some fiercely competitive games such as Counter-Strike and StarCraft II, this is a great boon for players. For other games such as Team Fortress 2 or World of Warcraft, the 120Hz refresh rate just provides for an incredibly fluid and seamless experience of the games.

Of course, the extra 60Hz on the Xl2410T also helps the monitor playback 3D movies as well since the process actually requires two images being rendered at 60Hz each. These two images are then blended together using 3D glasses, such as Nvidia’s 3D Vision. Playing games like Call of Duty Black Ops in 3D is an incredibly surreal experience, although it does become a little difficult to shoot as the eyes are getting used to the constantly changing depth of field. 3D Movies, however, feel perfectly great on the XL2410T as playback is always smooth. It’s not as high quality as some of the recent Sony Bravia or Samasung 3D LED HDTVs, but you’re not going to end up paying and arm and two legs for the BenQ monitor either.

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  • NoNo

    This is review?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mufaa Mufaddal Fakhruddin

      Yup….Why?

      • NoNo2

        Give more info, comparisons, numbers, response time.

  • NoNo2

    What you wrote is good but very sketchy, there is no details.

  • NoNo2

    What you wrote is good but very sketchy, there is no details.

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  • Ohgod

    This person doesn’t know what the hell they are talking about. Nor do they have the means to test it.

  • Duke Nukem

    Backlight bleeding, input lag, brightness distribution, black level, colour accuracy – deltaE, image interpolation and scaling? Where is it? I guess you could call this “review” your subjective opinion and first impressions. Please give us more information. Details. Many people are waiting for a proper review of this thing and since it is not widely available monitor, if you managed to get it, test it thoroughly.

  • RepeatAfterMeThisIsNotAReview

    Yeah, pretty much what Duke Nukem said. Otherwise you might as well not have bothered writing this “review” at all. Although it is obvious it is a TN panel, it would have been useful to include this along with a proper evaluation of viewing angles and a whole bunch of other stuff real reviews contain. Read stuff like Anandtech’s reviews of laptop panels and X-bit labs to get an idea of the minimum required for a monitor review.

  • Zyonsherlock

    “an LED monitor” – should be “a LED monitor”

    No offense but I agree to the guys below, this is more of like a preview than a review. If you want to learn more about reviewing a monitor you should check tftcentral.co.uk. At least get some stuff there that you can do without the use of a hardware. almost all Duke Nukem’s said just needs a good camera and a calibration software.

  • http://twitter.com/taimoorh Taimoor Hafeez

    Thanks for the constructive feedback guys. Agreed with most of the points, so we’re getting the monitor back from BenQ for further testing by this weekend.

  • Steven

    Having owned an Acer 120hz 3d monitor, you are not being honest when you say that. “nobody can complain about monitor lag when it comes to fast moving games as there’s just no possibility of ghosting”. That might be true for 3D FPS games, but it’s certainly not true when it comes to games like Fifa & Pes where there is noticeable ghosting & motion blur. Try testing these two games on the Benq and I guarantee that there is still ghosting & motion blur problems.

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  • Geeunit

    So you can’t use instant mode with HDMI? What about VGA?

  • Polysongs

    Has anybody tested this monitor on 3D games using VGA-input (at 100/120Hz with Asus VGA-Card like V6600 or V7100 Deluxe for example)?

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