BenQ Australia V2400W
Stylish LCD with HDMI support
- Design, colour levels, fast response time, touch-sensitive controls, no noticeable ghosting during gaming and movie playback
- Average viewing angles, finer details sometimes lost, only a VGA cable included, no wall mounting option
BenQ’s V2400W features a stylish design, and its excellent performance in most areas means that it’s ideal for the typical PC user or gamer. The addition of HDMI should also appeal to console owners.
Price$ 599.00 (AUD)
Sporting a stylish design, HDMI support and a response time as quick as 2ms, BenQ's V2400W is aimed at the typical PC user, gamer or next-generation HDMI gaming console owners. According to BenQ, it's the "world's slimmest LCD monitor". Most consumers will be quite pleased with the V2400W, although professionals who work with colour imaging for a living will surely look elsewhere.
Supporting a standard 24in resolution of 1920x1200, the V2400W is ideal for watching high-definition content thanks to its HDMI connection. A 2ms response time — when BenQ's Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA) feature is activated — is extremely quick and is therefore suited for reproducing fast motion such as action movies or video games. When connected to a Blu-ray player via HDMI, the V2400W performed well and we found no evidence of ghosting. Finer, dark details were sometimes lost and the monitor tended to slightly over-saturate skin tones, but on the whole, performance for gaming and movies is above average.
Despite the appeal for gamers and multimedia buffs, the V2400W also functions well as a standard desktop monitor, producing crisp text. We didn't need to adjust the sharpness controls using a PC, although there is a slight amount of grey banding evident. TN (twisted nematic) panels are generally considered to have poor viewing angles, and although the V2400W doesn't manage to put this theory to rest completely it is solid in this regard. Horizontal viewing angles are good; however, vertical viewing angles are somewhat poorer.
Colour balance will be fine for gamers and desktop users alike, but the TN panel means professionals such as video editors and designers will look elsewhere. In our DisplayMate tests, the V2400W struggled to distinguish whites and blacks at either end of the scale, though the low level of backlight bleed is impressive. BenQ has included five image preset modes — standard, movie, dynamics, photo and sRGB. We were impressed with the dynamic contrast; the convenient split-screen demo mode displays its benefits to good effect.
Aside from offering a HDMI input, the V2400W has an impressive design. At just 24mm thick, BenQ claims it is the world's slimmest LCD monitor. The unusual off-centre stand design and gloss black and silver bezel are quite attractive. A downside to the all-in-one unit is the fact that the screen can't be swivelled or rotated — you can only adjust the tilt angle upwards or downwards.
The V2400W's controls are prominently incorporated on the bottom left side of the display. The buttons are touch-sensitive and feature a blue backlight when activated. Though there is no tactile feedback when pressed, the controls are fairly responsive and beep when activated.
Unfortunately, BenQ is far from generous with included accessories. Despite HDMI and DVI connections, only a VGA cable is included in the sales package. Also, the fact that the V2400W can't be wall mounted may turn away many potential buyers.
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Subaru XV 2017 review
- 2 Samsung 2017 QLED Q7 TV: Full, in-depth review
- 3 Kogan Atlas UltraSlim Pro laptop: full, in-depth review
- 4 Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboard review
- 5 Kogan curved 4K UHD 55-inch LED LCD TV review
Latest News Articles
- Dell's luscious new 4K monitor is bold, bright, and HDR-infused
- Samsung's 49-inch mega-wide display may displace multi-monitor setups
- More high-end GPUs are now compatible with Dell's 8K monitor
- Dell's wild 8K monitor goes on sale with a just-as-stunning price tag
- LG's 4K HDR monitor gets a price and release date, heralding a new era for PC displays
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review
- Ryzen 5 vs Intel Core i5 CPU Australian review
- Mass Effect Andromeda review: One for the fans
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- FTProject Administrator - Telecommunications InfrastructureNSW
- FTProject EngineerNSW
- TPProject Manager | HealthQLD
- TPEnterprise ArchitectQLD
- CCAutomation DeveloperNSW
- FTSenior Business Analyst Forecaster - TelecommunicationsNSW
- CCTelecommunication Business SpecialistVIC
- FTField Engineer - Hardware RolloutsNSW
- TPSOE EngineerACT
- FTFirewall EngineerNSW
- CCSenior Full Stack Web DeveloperACT
- TPSharePoint DeveloperQLD
- FTBusiness AnalystACT
- FTCRM Technical Specialist (Oracle Eloqua)QLD
- CCInteraction DesignerNSW
- FTNetwork EngineerSA
- FTSenior Security SpecialistNSW
- FTData Analyst - Tableau and Power BI suiteNSW
- FTWindows Server Engineer MCSE, SCCM, SCOM, PowershellNSW
- CCNetwork Engineer FIFO WeipaQLD
- FTRisk and Quality ManagerNSW
- CCFull Stack Developers x4!QLD
- FTLevel 3 Application Support AnalystVIC
- CCWindows System EngineerNSW
- FTPMO - Master SchedulerVIC