Summary: The BenQ XL2420T made it, thanks to its attributes, on a list of certified 3D Vision monitors with LightBoost technology. This list was made by Nvidia. That surely says a lot about its quality as a gaming monitor.
Conclusion: BenQ XL2420T is a gaming monitor and the follow-up to the previous XL2410T . This time BenQ has included a Remote Control unit for switching between color modes and XL2420T is also compatible with Nvidia 3D Vision 3. Unfortunately the Remote Control unit is not very fast.
Excerpt: I have to admit, when it comes to reviewing gaming monitors I am a novice. In fact, this will be my first attempt at such a review on our site, so please keep that in mind before you bomb me with negative editorials in the comments section below.
Excerpt: Monitors designed specifically for gamers are rare, which isn't surprising as their key needs - fast response times and refresh rates, plus decent contrast - have long been the core ambitions of most manufacturers anyway.
Conclusion: The BenQ XL2420T was a very interesting screen to test, and quite a nice variation from some of the modern IPS, VA and PLS panels we have tested of late. Clearly the XL2420T is primarily aimed at gamers and I expect you wouldn't be looking at a screen like this for any other uses on the most part.
Pros: Ultra-fast response times and 120Hz support for high frame rates and smooth motion, Wealth of gaming extras including Black eQualizer, comprehensive aspect ratio controls, downloadable presets, S switch, Wide range of interface connections and ergonomic adjustments
Cons: Restrictions of TN Film technology apparent, particularly with viewing angles, Crushing of blacks and contrast ratio in some presets, Minimum adjustment of backlight quite high in some modes
Conclusion: Our regular readers will probably notice that this review is considerably longer than our other recent reviews – which are in themselves very detailed as far as monitor reviews go.
Pros: An excellent array of presets, innovative new features such as the Black eQualizer and very simple navigation through the Intuitive UI menu system., Good ergonomic flexibility and a pleasing range of inputs, Moderately high-haze matte antiglare screen surface minimises glare in most lighting cond...
Cons: Certain features are limited to certain presets. The Black eQualizer can’t be adjusted outside of ‘FPS’ and ‘RTS’ modes – although ‘Standard’ mode seems to have it enabled at a low level anyway, Red elements and lack of ‘glossy look’ may put some people off, The clarity and vibrancy of the image ...