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BenQ XL2420T Professional Gaming Monitor

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  • 24" Widescreen LED Monitor; Native Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 120 Hz, Nvidia 3D VisionTM 2 Ready
  • 2ms (GTG) Black eQualizer, 12M:1 DCR
  • Display Mode, Smart Scaling, Instant Mode
  • FPS Mode, RTS Mode, Intuitive OSD, S. Switch;Height Adjustment, Game Mode Loader

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Product Description

The XL2420T is a high-performance gaming monitor suited for FPS game play. Co-designed with Counter-Strike legends Tommy "Potti" Ingemarsson, Emil "HeatoN" Christensen, Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed, Michael "ahl" Korduner and Christer "fisker" Eriksson. Their accumulated wealth of knowledge and skills helped BenQ develop a monitor that adapts to the needs of gamers to improve their chances of winning. The 120Hz, 24"W, 3D-ready LED monitor gives gamers a competitive edge with features like the Black eQualizer, S Switch, FPS Mode, Display Mode, Smart Scaling, 2ms GTG, and 12M:1 DCR. The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your liking and to simulate any in-game experience. Interchange instantly between different screen sizes , from 17" (4:3), 19" (4:3), 19"W (16:9), 21.5"W (16:9), 22"W (16:10), 23"W (16:9) to 24"W (16:9), using the Display Mode. Or take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature and enjoy the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. You can certainly use the two features together to get the best possible view for any application or game.

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BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
The Ultimate Domination

The XL2420T is a high-performance gaming monitor suited for competitive FPS game play. Co-developed with Counter-Strike legends, the 24" 120Hz LED monitor gives gamers a competitive edge with features including the Black eQualizer, S Switch, FPS Mode, Smart Scaling, Display Mode, 3D capability, 2ms GTG, HDMI and 12M:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
Black eQualizer technology offers unprecedented levels of control and visibility. View larger

BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
Change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide out menu display. View larger
The All New Black eQualizer Gives You Total Visibility

Poor visibility in dark scenes can cost even the most skillful gamers their game. The Black eQualizer color engine technology is designed to offer an unprecedented level of control and visibility. Dark scenes are brightened without over-exposing the bright areas to preserve vital details, enabling gamers to spot their enemies easily in critical combat and react quickly in any situation.

BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
Three preset buttons allow you to customize and save your display settings. View larger
Specially Designed S Switch for Swift Control and Navigation

The S Switch is a distinct remote controller that comes with three preset buttons, so you're able to customize and save your display settings for gaming, work or entertainment purposes. It eliminates the tedious process of adjusting your monitor, so switching between the presets is as easy as 1-2-3. The S Switch also comes with a scroll button for quick OSD navigation and setting.

Intuitive UI for Easy Navigation

The newly designed OSD includes physical touch keys that enable you to conveniently change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide-out display. This simplistic design makes it easier to navigate between options and settings.

The Game Mode Loader Lets You in on the Secret

The secret is out. Download special gaming presets used by the legendary Counter-Strike players so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine-tuned so you can leverage these exclusive presets used by pro gamers to your own advantage. They can also be saved on your S Switch for quick access and game play. More presets from legendary gamers will be released in the future so you can always stay on top of your game.

Play Like a Pro with the Exclusive FPS Mode

Meet your secret winning strategy. The FPS Mode was co-developed with gaming legends to let you tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it. This out-of-the-box preset automatically adjusts your monitor calibrations to provide you with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint. Being able to spot your enemies and track their move carefully in every situation put you at an advantage over your opponents.

BenQ XL2420T Gaming Monitor
Change the monitor view to suit your liking to simulate any in-game experience

BenQ XL2420 Gaming Monitor
Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference

The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your preference and to simulate any in-game experience. Using the Display Mode function, the monitor can be easily changed between 7different screen sizes, from 17" (4:3), 19" (4:3), 19"W (16:10), 21.5"W (16:9), 22"W (16:10), 23"W (16:9) to 24"W (16:9).

If you're looking to customize your screen size further, you can also take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature. The Smart Scaling feature gives you the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. With just one monitor, you can simulate any game play and practice under different display sizes for tournaments. Use the Display Mode and Smart Scaling together to get the possible view for any application or game.

BenQ XL2720T High Performance Gaming 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
With a refresh rate of 120Hz, every in-game detail will be smoothly rendered. View larger

BenQ XL2720T High Performance Gaming 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
Fast-moving action will be rendered smoothly without smearing or ghosting. View larger
120Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics

With a refresh rate of 120Hz, there's never a lag between what's happening in the game and what you actually see on screen. Drawing on hyper-speed video processing technology, the XL2420T gives you on-screen action and captivating realism.

Fast 2ms GTG Response Time

Fast response time of 2ms GTG means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting. Control your gaming destiny and don't leave it in the hands of slow display.

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 with Complete Connectivity

Certified as NVIDIA 3D Vision 2-ready with the new NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology so you can experience gaming and entertainment like never before with total realism and intensive graphic display. Furthermore, the XL2420T supports D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-DL and DP inputs for console gaming action.

Intel Extreme Masters and ESEA Official Gaming Monitors

Built for the ultimate victory, the BenQ XL Series is the official global tournament monitors of ESEA and Intel Extreme Masters Season 2011/2012 and 2012/2013.

Windows 7 Compatible for Versatility

The XL2420T has passed Windows 7 certification and is fully compatible with Windows 7 color systems. Plug in the XL2420T to your computer, and Windows 7 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection quick and effortless.

Energy Star-Qualified for Eco-Friendly Performance

The XL2420T complies with the requirements for ENERGY STAR Program for Computer Monitors V5.1. Enjoy saving energy and money while keeping the Earth looking great.


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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 24 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920:1080 pixels
Brand Name BenQ
Item model number XL2420T
Item Weight 16.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.9 x 22.5 x 20.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.9 x 22.5 x 20.35 inches
Color Black/Red

Additional Information

ASIN B006HIKIG0
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4.7 out of 5 stars 136 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #18,688 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#1,423 in Computers & Accessories > Monitors
Shipping Weight 19.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available December 5, 2011

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I am coming from a 60Hz 1080p LCD ASUS monitor that I have had for going on 5 years. This monitor set up quick and after a bit of calibration, is fantastic; a very good investment. There was in instant difference even in just moving the mouse across the screen at 120Hz. Also, the default refresh rate on this monitor is 60Hz, so you must go through and change this manually. Win7:[screen resolution --> advanced settings --> monitor, and select 120Hz on the drop down]

A big reason why I got this monitor is because I would get some motion sickness after about 30 minutes of gaming on my previous 60Hz monitor. I've read that 120Hz monitors can help with this effect. With this 120Hz monitor, I am now able to game without taking any Ginger Pills!

Colors out of the box are admittedly not the best, I'd recommend:
Picture Preset: Standard
Brightness: 36
Contrast: 50
Sharpness: 6
Gamma: 4
Color Temp: User (R-97, G-94, B-98)

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14-month Update: I still love this monitor like the day I got it, I've had no issues whatsoever either in use or with the actual monitor itself. The "dust cover" that comes with it actually gets more use that I ever thought! Many, many hours of gaming have been enjoyed with this monitor and it is true what they say, once you go 120Hz, you can't go back. I have no regrets with in buying this monitor! Great investment.
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Alright, after much research and arduous mental decisions, I finally decided on this monitor to upgrade my overall experience on the PC. It did not disappoint. 120mhz changes everything. Gaming is ridiculously smooth now. Everyday operations and internet browsing feels more responsive and in tune. My main hesitation on this purchase was all the negative reviews and comments I've read concerning the color quality out of the box. Many people complain about the bad colors and brightness. I do not have this problem whatsoever. I am running windows 8 (which isn't as bad as everyone seems to think, just use the desktop) and I used the calibration tool. This monitor is absolutely perfect for my needs. Very easy on the eyes too. ISP screens just blast my eyes, so for long sessions this thing is great. I don't do the 3D thing, but perhaps I'll give it a go at some point. Also, the stand is top-notch. All monitors should take note on the design and build of this wonderful stand.

Update: I just watched The Dark Knight Rises on this monitor. AMAZING.
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This monitor is by far the best gaming monitor I have seen and used. The colors are vivid and the screen is very bright. There is a HUGE debate about these monitors (TN panels) and IPS monitors and which are better looking. To be honest you will have to make that decision yourself. DO NOT go by other people's recommendation when it comes to your eyes. What looks better to you may look worse for someone else. I personally find this monitor better looking than the IPS panels I have (Dell U2412M) . Many will argue that viewing angles are not good on TN panels but I I personally view my monitors from the front and not at the side (and I have no idea who would be doing this anyway???). Even in eyefinity the two side monitors are pointed directly at me (who looks at their monitor from a different angle than the front???)

What I can tell you with 100% certanty is that there is a HUGE difference between 60hz and 120hz. This monitor (and a couple others) have 120hz. This is monumental when gaming and makes the difference between a head shot and a miss. I rarely play any game other than FPS and this is why I chose this monitor. If you have the hardware to push it, 120hz over 60hz is a game changer. Remember however, your hardware must be good (I have two 7970's crossfired with a 3930k).

There are USB pass through on the side of the monitor that is really nice and the stand is excellent. I really love the look of the monitor and you can tell it was made by gamers for gamers.

My only issue is the price. It is pretty expensive for the "older" TN technology and even for 120hz technology (look at the ASUS 144hz). I would recommend this monitor for any FPS gamer but only if you have the hardware to utilize the framerate and have the funds to spend. Until I can find a 2560X1440 at 120hz or 2560x1600 at 120hz I will continue to buy these monitors for gaming (overclocking Korean IPS panels do not count as they are not reliable)
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Pretty nice monitor with awesome 120hz capability. Has a really nice stand that can position the monitor in a variety of ways. Colors are lacking a bit but you can adjust them to your preference. Can also switch inputs from my PC to my Xbox with out resetting my xbox. Nice packaging too.
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I built a home gaming rig and this was the best choice I made over the video card.(nVidia GTX 770)

The monitor is crisp and clear. I especially like the detachable wheel and preset buttons. You can preset your settings to different users or in my case, flip from a normal setting to when I decide to play a game, the colors are brightened and the contrast and brightness is increased simply by clicking a button. No more fumbling with menus.

One of the other features I was shocked to see is that just above the power button are your menu buttons. They are unlit until you raise your hand near it. As you get your hand closer to where the power button is they automatically light up.(5 of them) then when you pull your hand away they fade off. It is just that little touch of detail that goes along way to keeping it clean and impressive looking.

I cannot say enough about it but the image is crisp and clear. When I do play, I am typically playing Arma 2 and 3 with the DayZ mod, or Splinter Cell - Blacklist. With DayZ I have everything maxed and I still get 55-65 fps. That is a testament to my other review of the GTX 770 I purchased but it clearly comes through on this monitor. I plan to purchase a 2nd to go along side. Even working on just video editing and browsi8ng the web is a large improvement and easy on the eyes.

I would totally recommend this to anyone!
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