BenQ E2400HD - 24" Full HD Monitor

Written by Jeremy Laird

March 10, 2009 | 13:26

Tags: #1080p #1920x1080 #24 #24in #display #e2400hd #evaluation #full #hd #image #inch #lcd #monitor #panel #performance #quality #review #tft #tn #tnfilm

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Features and Build Quality

  • Diagonal: 24 inches
  • Display Type: TN+Film TFT
  • Backlight: CCFL
  • Native Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel pitch: 0.276mm
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (static), 10,000:1 (dynamic)
  • Brightness: 300cd/m²
  • Pixel Response: 5ms (rise/fall), 2ms (grey-to-grey)
  • Inputs: HDMI, DVI, VGA,
  • Viewing angles: 170/160 degrees H/V
  • Chassis Adjust: Tilt
  • Dimensions: 7kg, 582.6 x 451 x 197.4 mm
  • Warranty: Three years on-site
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It's a mark of just how much cheaper PC monitors have become that just over £200 now secures you such a classy looking 24-inch screen. Granted the E2400HD's stand may be a rudimentary tilt-only job. But both the stand and the main enclosure sport a fairly sophisticated consumer-electronics aesthetic that feels worthy of a much higher price tag. De-boxing an E2400HD will certainly be a highlight for anyone who takes the plunge.

You can't argue with the main connectivity options, either. HDMI, DVI and VGA all make an appearance. Those who demand the old school component, composite or S-video analogue interface obviously need to look elsewhere. But in 2009, it's unlikely that will disappoint too many potential buyers.

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However, what you may choose to grumble about is the presence of a TN LCD panel. Given the modest price tag, a TN panel is entirely predictable. But there's no getting away from the fact that TN is an inferior technology when it comes to metrics such as viewing angles, colour saturation, contrast and more.

In an attempt to offset some of these shortcomings, BenQ has included digital image enhancement techniques such as dynamic contrast and colour processing. However, hard experience has taught us to be extremely wary of these measures. Ultimately, there's no substitute for a quality VA or IPS LCD panel.
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