BenQ V2400W: Slim 24″ LCD Monitor

BenQ V2400W

Size: 24″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1200
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 4000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 2ms
Viewing Angle: 160/160
Input: HDMI, DVI, VGA
Price: TBD
Availability: March in Asia, April in North America and Europe

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BenQ claims its V2400W is the world’s slimmest 24″ LCD monitor and says that it is 21% thinner at just 2.44″ than any other. It is about time. I’ve purchased a 24″ LCD monitor before and I must say I was a little surprised to see how porky it was. I’m referring to LG’s L246WP-BN. How much exactly is 21% thinner? Well, since most specifications are ‘with base stand’ I can’t really figure out how thick these guys are. My best guess is around 3″. So 21% thinner would be around 0.62″. 0.62″? I guess that’s significant. Make it just 1″ thick and I’ll get a little more excited. There are 42″ LCD TVs getting close to that thickness or should I say thinness…

The 4000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is very good. The 2ms response time is super fast. The brightness at 250 cd/m2? Hmm, not too bright. 160/160 viewing angles?!? Now this is terrible. To trim costs and to get a better price to you (hopefully), BenQ is using a TN+Film LCD technology. This is fine if you’re a gamer or just a regular monitor user that looks at the LCD dead-on, but if you want color and brightness to be rock solid at the sides, I’d look elsewhere. There will be considerable color shift if you go off-axis. And speaking of off-axis, the stand is to the left and then the base, to compensate, is longer on the right. I’d rather have them in the middle and the buttons too.

Source: Fareastgizmos via Engadget

[tags]BenQ, LCD Monitor, 24″, 1920 x 1200, HDMI, Dynamic Contrast, DVI[/tags]

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