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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.

Given the XL2410T’s ability to playback, what are essentially two separate images in 3D; it doesn’t come as a surprise that the monitor supports Picture in Picture mode as well. Sources can be a combination of HDMI, VGA and DVI. This has great potential for both multitasking and wasting time.  Multiple display modes are also supported on the XL2410T, and with the switch of a button, you can switch between 17”, 19”, 19” widescreen, 22” widescreen and full 24” widescreen modes. This becomes really useful when playing old games such as Warcraft III where resolution aspect ratios are limited to 4:3. Just pressing the button will allow you to switch between different aspect ratios, making the game play as it was meant to be, and not awkwardly stretched out.

Being an LED monitor, the BenQ XL2410T has the inherent benefit of having excellent contrast ratios and deep black levels. While the Dynamic contract Ratio is rated at 10M:1, the viewing angles are a cool 170° left to right and top to bottom. Another advantage of the LED technology is the response time of the XL2410T, which is an impressively low 2ms. Now nobody can complain about monitor lag when it comes to fast moving games as there’s just no possibility of ghosting.

What really struck me at first about the BenQ XL2410T was its simple and expansive design. In actual performance, the monitor excelled at pretty much everything I threw at it; from games to movies to just plain webpages, everything looks crisp and pleasant. Even on its own the monitor would have been worth it, but the fact that it’s Nvidia 3D Vision compatible, coupled with its practicality put it head and shoulders above the competition.

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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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