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|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||4|
BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz, 1ms High Performance 24-Inch Gaming Monitor
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- 144 Hz, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 ready
- ZeroFlicker technology for visual comfort during long game sessions
- Height adjustment, game mode loader
- FPS mode, RTS mode, Intuitive OSD, S. Switch
- D-sub + DVI-DL + HDMI1.4x2 + DP1.2/headphone jackHDMI 1.4 x 2, D-Sub; DVI-DL; DP 1.2, Headphone Jack
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XL2420TE LCD MONITOR 24 INCH 1920 X 1080 3
The Ultimate Domination
The XL2420TE is a high-performance gaming monitor suited for FPS game play. Co-designed with Counter-Strike legends, the 144Hz, 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, 1ms GTG, and 12M:1 DCR.
Designed in Collaboration with Counter-Strike Legends
Following the widespread success of the first generation XL Series, BenQ welcomed back legendary Counter-Strike gamers to bring the XL Series to new heights. As the gamers offered insider perspectives based on their many years of gaming at a world-class standard and their experience with the first generation XL series, BenQ R&D champions utilized their expertise in the display product field to recreate each feature and function, transforming them into powerful gaming tools to give professional gamers a competitive edge to win.
Gaming Refresh Rate Optimization Management (GROM)
As the world's leading brand in gaming monitor, BenQ manages to provide more than just the refresh rate feature for different resolutions to reach more levels of optimal refresh rates (100/120/144Hz) with Gaming Refresh rate Optimization Management (GROM), which aims to bring users the incomparable gaming performance. With the gamer-driven GROM that collaborates with Display Mode and Smart Scaling strengths, BenQ offers a total refresh rate solution for gaming enthusiasts.
Gaming-Comfort ZeroFlicker Technology
Developed in collaboration with pro gamers, the XL2420TE has been upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This elevates gaming performance through extreme visual comfort for even the most hardcore gamers enrolling long hours in action. Armed with the Gaming-Comfort ZeroFlicker Technology, the BenQ Gaming Monitor is an epic weapon over your ultimate rivals.
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.
Specially Designed 'S' Switch for Swift Control and Navigation
The XL2420TE comes with a stylish S Switch. This distinct remote controller comes with three preset buttons so you're able to customize and save your display settings for gaming, work or entertainment purposes. Use the scroll button on the S Switch to quickly navigate and change the OSD settings. It eliminates the tedious process of adjusting your monitor settings. Now switching seamlessly between the presets is as easy as 1-2-3.
Intuitive UI for Easy Navigation
The newly designed OSD enables you to conveniently change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide out menu 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 professional 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 professional 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. There are two variations to this special mode: the FPS1 mode is designed to configure and optimize the display for Counter-Strike 1.6 and the FPS2 mode for Counter-Strike Source as recommended by BenQ. The perfect combination of form and function provides gamers with the vantage point to always be one step ahead of the game.
Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference
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 (16:10), 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.
144Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics
With a refresh rate of 144Hz, there's never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered. Drawing on hyper-speed video processing technology, the XL2420TE gives you on-screen action and captivating realism.
Fast 1ms GTG Response Time
Fast response time of 1ms 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 XL2420TE supports D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-DL and DP inputs for console gaming action.
Ultra-Flexible Height Adjustment Stand
The Height Adjustment Stand can be operated with just one finger so you can effortlessly adjust the height of the monitor to suit your sight level. Have the monitor way up high, or change it to sit flat on the table. The monitor can also be turned vertically or horizontally and comes with a quick-release VESA mount design. In addition, the sleek headphones hook at the back keeps your desk top neat and tidy.
Your Ultimate Weapon
BenQ professional gaming monitors are not only the official global Tournament monitor of top notch league and tournaments, but also unrivaled victor of world renowned design awards. In addition, BenQ professional gaming monitors are used by prominent gamers to perfect their gameplay.
Windows 7 Compatible for Versatility
The XL2420TE has passed Windows 7 certification and is fully compatible with Windows 7 color systems. Plug in the XL2420TE to your computer, and Windows 7 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection quick and effortless.
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If you are having any trouble enabling 120hz or 144hz refresh rates check the specs of your video card. My card, a Radeon HD 6850, has two DVI ports but as I eventually discovered only one is dual link (you need to use a dual link DVI port to utilize 120hz+ refresh rates). I had it plugged into the single link port and it took about 30 minutes of troubleshooting before I realized what the issue was.
So my monitor is set on "Standard Mode"
Color Temperature: User Mode [R:96, G:94, B:93]
and just make sure to save the settings under gamer 1, 2, or 3, so it's up to you on that and make sure to save twice in the same gamer monitor profile just in case since there are reports that color settings don't get saved unless you do it twice.
Now I gotta mention that I own an Nvidia GTX 770 video card which you can use the control panel/color settings to calibrate a bit the colors, brightness and contrast if you wish to do so and I'll post my settings for that as well below (optional). Now AMD guys, I wish I could post some settings for you guys to work from (clearly I do not own AMD cards), but do mess around with your color settings a bit and try finding the perfect color palette for your monitor/view and good luck.
Digital Vibrance: 70
Now like I said before that the colors in this monitor are not the best neither the worst and pretty much it's the only "con" about this monitor, but not enough to give this monitor a lesser star rating. All that being said and knowing what to expect, the biggest reason for you to get this monitor has to be for the higher hertz and 1ms which of course it sacrifices a bit the colors, but with a few tweaks here and there that is a pretty much fixed problem.
I also recommend looking up for that monitor mod called Light-booster which helps eliminate motion blur without the use of Nvidia's 3D glasses, but I have read as well that a few people have gotten nauseous while using this monitor modification (I guess because of weak eyesight or users still not used to the higher, faster hertz) and as for others that have used the mod has quite helped them using this monitor with no problems afterwards, but do beware of using such modification since it can affect your colors, gamma, brightness and contrast taking a hit, so use with caution.
Now to end this review; all I can say that getting this monitor when it was at $279.99 has been the best purchase that I have ever made especially now that the price just went up again (or product not available anymore) and while at first I was thinking of getting the ASUS 144hz monitor with a lower price (I have always used ASUS monitors) I really do not regret making this purchase and it's up to you to get this monitor now, wait for the price to drop again or get a newer model from this awesome brand. Anyways thanks for reading and happy gaming!.
When I first plugged this monitor in and connected it to my graphics card, I had to cover my eyes for a bit to be honest. This screen is RIDICULOUSLY bright!! It completely destroys my Dell monitor in terms of how bright it can be set to, and after comparing the two monitors, I had to tone down this BenQ monitor to 30% brightness so that it would be on the same level as my Dell!
I had also been using HDMI for my Dell monitor, but I'm glad I hooked up DVI instead for this device, because you won't be able to get anything better than 60hz for HDMI, so DVI is definitely the way to go here. Also, make sure that you adjust your graphic settings so that 144hz is enabled instead of the standard 60hz. When I first did that, I immediately noticed how much smoother the mouse movement is on my PC, which I knew was a good start.
But enough of the small stuff, I quickly started up Bioshock Infinite to really test this monitor out when I first got it. Needless to say, I was simply BLOWN AWAY at how good this monitor is. There was ZERO lag from my games in terms of the output that was being displayed from the combination of the card and the monitor. Everything felt really sharp, crisp, and truly amazing compared to my Dell monitor.
That being said, there were a couple of down sides to this monitor in terms of comparing it to my Dell. First, you can definitely notice a color difference in terms of accuracy when comparing a regular monitor to this one. For me, I was mainly able to notice this when it came to certain colors such as yellow and orange. I'm not that crazed over it though, so I won't take anything away from it, but everyone definitely needs to know that the colors on this screen aren't the best in the world.
One other downside is the fact that the platform for this monitor is quite large. Much bigger compared to my old monitor. I had to mess around with finding the right way to angle this monitor since my desk is not very large, but is roughly the same size as most office desks you'd find. I ended up having to arc the monitor on my desk and window sill which is only a bit higher compared to my desk, but because of that, the monitor is very prone to shaking whenever I type. Again, it's mainly because of my setup that everything is like this, so obviously I'm not going to take it away from the quality of this screen.
One final downside is that some games aren't necessarily designed to handle this high of a refresh rate, and Skyrim is a perfect example. I tried playing Skyrim with the 144hz refresh rate, but it ended up causing massive amounts of screen flickering, and even audio skipping because of it. I turned the monitor back to 60hz just to see if the refresh rate was the issue, and surely enough, I had no problems playing on 60hz. So you should probably make sure that your game can at least handle the refresh rate of this monitor so that you don't have to constantly look up the issues that your game might be having.
Overall, this monitor is simply one of the best you can possibly get. I can't believe how much my gaming experience has opened up because of it, and even though there are a couple of small annoyances with this monitor, it certainly doesn't take away the AMAZING qualities that make this monitor truly outperform all others.
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picture quality is great(once calibrated)
finding good calibration settings that satisfied me wasn't easy though
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