View Full Version : BenQ Has Announced the XL2420T and XL2420TX 3D Gaming Monitors

11-04-11, 05:10 PM
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We have already heard that BenQ is going to refresh their first 3D-capable LCD gaming monitor XL2410T with a new model that will support Nvidia 3D Lightboost technology and come bundled with the new 3D Vision 2 active shutter glasses ‚?? BenQ XL2420T, as well as BenQ XL2420TX that won‚??t have glasses bundled, but not there is also an official announcement. BenQ advertises these models more as gaming monitors (developed with the help of pro-gamers) and not as being 3D-ready, with a lot of features especially optimized for gaming in fast paced action games such as FPS titles. I‚??m however more interested in the use of these new 24-inch LCD monitors for stereoscopic 3D gaming and general stereo 3D use‚?¶

BenQ XL2420T / XL2420TX monitor specifications:

Screen Size: 24‚?≥ WLED-backlight, TN Panel
Resolution (max.): 1920√?1080
Response Time: 5 ms, 2 ms GtG
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (12,000,000:1 dynamic)
Pixel Pitch: 0.276 mm
Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10): 170 / 160
Video Terminals: D-sub / DVI-DL (Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack
USB Hub: Donwstream x3; Upstream x1 ports
Features: Black eQualizer, Smart Scaling, FPS Mode, RTS Mode, Game Mode Loader, NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 ready, Senseye 3, AMA, HDCP, K-Locker mount
Adjustments: Height adjustment: 130mm, Tilt (down / up): -5 / 20, Swivel (left / right): -45 / 45, Pivot: 90¬į
Power Consumption: 24 W (Based on Energy Star 5.1 test criteria)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 571.4 x 516.9 x 149.9 mm
Weight: 6.1 kg.

The design of the new BenQ XL2420T/TX certainly looks nice, the extra adjustability of the stand is a plus, the extra remote for controlling the display settings called S Switch is an interesting concept, the Game Mode Launcher for using monitor settings profiles‚?¶ the whole thing looks really promising. The specifications also look fine, but what caught my eye in them was the lack of information if the HDMI interface is 1.4 and 3D-capable or not as well as the fact that the monitor also has a Display Port 1.2 interface. The monitor features an FPS mode as well as apparently an RTS gaming modes, but there is also no information if and how these affect the responsiveness of the display and especially if there is input lag or not. So there are some important things still unknown about the new series from BenQ that we‚??ll probably soon find out about as BenQ XL2420T/TX should hopefully be available on the market by the end of this month in Europe with a price range of about 300-400 Euro.

- For more information about the BenQ XL2420T/TX 120Hz 3D-capable LCD monitors‚?¶ (http://gaming.benq.com/gaming-monitor/xl2420t/)

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