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BenQ G2400W Review

Propane    -   July 15, 2008
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Testing:

To test the BenQ G2400W, I will use the DisplayMate Multimedia Edition program. The DisplayMate Company has a short quote that sums up what it is all about:

"DisplayMate Technologies is widely recognized throughout the computer and video industries as the worldwide leader in video diagnostics, which are used in the calibration, testing, evaluation and optimization of image and picture quality for all types of displays, such as CRTs, analog and digital LCDs and plasma displays, video projectors, microdisplays, HDTVs and more."

This program should give me some indication of just how well this monitor stacks up to other monitors. I will be using the the Acer P243W and the BenQ FP241VW monitors as comparison.

 

Testing Setup:

  • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6600 Processor
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA EX38-DQ6 Motherboard
  • Ram: 2048MB G.Skill HZ RAM
  • Video Card: Gigabyte 8800GT Video Card
  • Power Supply: GameXtreme 700w Power Supply
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital 74GB Raptor
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB Caviar
  • Optical Drive: Sony Optical Drive
  • Case: Antec Sonata II Mid-tower Case
  • Primary Testing OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Mouse: Saitek GM3200 Laser Mouse

Benchmarks:

  • Video System Info
  • Set Up Display
  • Tune Up Program
  • Script LCD Test

Comparison Monitors:

 

Set Up Display:

"This selection will show you how to properly and precisely set all of the controls on your display and video board to produce Optimum Geometry, Grayscale and Contrast. All of the other picture quality enhancements in DisplayMate assume that this procedure has been followed carefully."

Tune Up Program:

"The Tune-Up Program further improves and enhances display picture quality by searching for every possible potential weakness of a computer display at high sensitivity, and then showing how to improve the image at every step. The program selections include the following:

  • Geometry and Distortion
  • Sharpness and Resolution
  • Screen Pixel Resolution
  • Color and Grayscale

Script LCD Test:

"A set of test patterns to setup and check LCDs."

Video System Info:

Upon boot up no changes.

Screen Pixels
1920H x 1200V
Screen Colors
16,777,216
System Colors
16,777,216
Intensity Levels
256
Screen Orientation
Landscape 8:5
Reported Screen Size
677 x 423 millimeters
Screen Aspect Ratio
1.60 H/V
Square Pixels
1.00 H/V
Color Capability
True Color
Color Depth
24 Bits per Pixel
Color Palette
Not Available
Color Planes
1
Pixel Pitch
0.35 x 0.35
Dots per cm
28 x 28 dpcm
Dots per in
72 x 72 dpi
Total Pixels
2,304,000
Screen Memory
9000 Kbytes
Pixel Memory
32 Bits per Pixel
System Font Pixels
7H x 16V
System Font Format
274 Columns x 75 Rows
System Font File
Vgasys.fon
Display Driver
VGA
Driver File
vga.dvr
Driver Version
64.0
Enhanced Lines
Yes
Wide Lines
Yes
Styles Lines
Yes
Filled Lines
Yes
Block Lines
Yes
Polygon Lines
Yes
Curved Lines
Yes
Flood Fills
Yes
Clipping
Yes
Curves
Yes
Polygons
Yes
Device Fonts
Yes

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Configuration
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Testing (Setup Display)
  7. Testing (Tune Up Program)
  8. Testing (LCD Test Script & Subjective Viewing)
  9. Conclusion
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