BenQ G2400W ReviewPropane - July 15, 2008
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The BenQ G2400W is a great monitor at a reasonable price. Supporting the most popular types of data connections, HDMI and DVI, this monitor should be able to take you quite a while into the future. Also, if you own an older computer that doesn't have a digital monitor connection, you can still use this monitor with its VGA connection. The ability to quickly switch between inputs on this monitor is another very nice feature, especially if you own a current generation gaming console that can output in HDMI. An included headphone jack allows you to hear what is coming over that HDMI connection, which is very important since this monitor has no speakers. Having no speakers might seem like a let down, but it allows the bezel to be thin, making the monitor be very space efficient.
While this monitor has a ton of pluses, there are a few small downsides. The first, and most noticeable, is the placement of the buttons that control the OSD. These are all placed underneath the monitor and have no easily readable buttons, leaving you guessing which button does what. The second let down is how bright the monitor is. Unless you have brightness raised over 90, everything just seams dim, and it hurt my eyes after viewing it for a short time.
All in all this is a great monitor for a great value. While it might not be the brightest, it is also a long way from the most expensive.
- 1920x1200 resolution (more viewing area then "Full HD")
- Small bezel
- Only has a small, dim power LED on the front bezel
- Has VGA, DVI, and HDMI in
- Has 1/8"th TRS out (for HDMI audio)
- Low price
- Not the most stable stand in the world
- Dim when brightness under 90
- OSD control buttons are poorly labeled