The BL2420PT boasts a 24 inch 2560×1440 quarter-high-definition (QHD) display built with BenQ’s advanced IPS technology, providing professionals in CAD/CAM, animation, video editing and graphic arts ultra-precise color rendition and over 77% working space to enhance their work efficiency and productivity. This 24 inch IPS monitor is also for people just looking for high end accurate color IPS monitor with great viewing angles. Covering 100% of sRGB and Rec. 709 color spaces, BL2420PT’s advanced IPS wide viewing angle technology minimizes color shift to inspire absolute design confidence. 100% sRGB color gamut accuracy adheres to industry standards in digital production, and Rec. 709 reproduces accurate resolution, frame rate, color gamut, gamma, and white point performance in high-definition video work. Each BenQ Designer Monitor is individually factory-calibrated upon production to assure precise Delta-E and Gamma performance. Calibration results are validated against industry color standards to deliver the truest and most representative view of original content. The brightness is 300 cd/㎡.
From the Manufacturer
The BL2420PT boasts a 23.8”W 2560×1440 quarter-high-definition (QHD) display built with BenQ advanced IPS technology, providing professionals in CAD/Cam, animation, video editing and graphic arts ultra-precise color rendition and over 77% working space to enhance their work efficiency and productivity.
From the manufacturer
Enjoy the Clarity with Sharp 2K/QHD and IPS panel
2K/QHD has over 77% working space compared with 1920×1080 FHD displays, and offers the clearest, most perceptible details in graphics, designs, and photos the eyes can see.
Wide Viewing Angle with IPS Technology
BL2420PT is equipped with IPS technology offering a wider viewing angle (178° in both horizontal and vertical planes) to users for exceptional clarity and vivid image quality in all angles.
Professionally Rendered Colors with 100% sRGB and Rec. 709
Work with 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 color space where more than 1 billion vibrant colors are accurately reproduced on the screen for professional photo editing and image viewing.
Tailor-Made for the Finest Details
The revolutionary CAD/CAM Mode offers superior contrast on 3D color lines. You can clearly distinguish details in complicated object wireframes, alter monitor color and never miss a line again.
Animation mode enhances details in dark shadows so you can fine-tune creations effortlessly, while areas that do not require this function remain unaltered.
A large working plane and precision QHD image quality make it easier to work in multiple windows or on multiple programs at one time. Rec. 709 color space ensures that every color is faithfully represented with precision.
Featuring QHD resolution, ultra-refined 8-bit display, advanced IPS technology and 100% sRGB color rendering. BenQ Designer Monitors will exceed your expectations for richness, contrast and visual dynamics.
Andres Alcerro Morse –
A very good monitor for graphic design and drawing with just a few things to keep in mindI made the purchase of my monitor on the date of May 25, 2021 and the monitor has been a great upgrade from my old generic monitor, I can see color much more accurately and the area is very good I fell like I have lots of space to put all the panels for the tools and brushes and still have some nice area to work.However the this past days I have noticed a couple of things that have begun to bother me on the monitor, first it is the image burn-in issue. I have begun to notice that after working on software such as Photoshop for around 2 to 3 hours and then switching to another app for example to my web browser to change songs of a podcast I can see residual images of the Photoshop UI that show on the screen on areas that are of black or grey color. This issue is something I understand that is common on some LCD monitors, however I understand this is when the monitor has been on the same static image for long periods of time, for 20 hours or even more, but for there to be a very noticeable screen burn-in in just a few hours it does not seem normal to me.The second Issue is something I have noticed in just a couple days ago, on the left side of the screen I have noticed a small bright circular spot on the interior of the screen, I have cleaned the screen to be sure this is something being caused by an internal component, I disconnected the screen and cleaned it and used compressed air on the vents of the back side and then left the monitor on a soft towel on my desktop and then when I reconnected it the bright spot was gone, I did some research and it seem that this can be caused due to dust on the inside of the monitor or even due plastic lenses falling of due to them being unglued due to the use of the monitor. Once again this is an issue one would except to see on a monitor after some years of use not just some months.At the this past few delays I have been monitoring my monitor to see if the issues I spoke about persists or change after the cleaning and maintenance given to the monitor, it seems that the issue regarding the bright spot it no longer present however the screen burn-in is still a persistent issue.As mentioned before I have been incredibly happy with the monitor until this issues began but now that the bright circular spot seems to be gone the image burn-in issue is not really much of an issue, I just set the apps to full screen mode to hide all the panels while I work and when screen is displaying color other than black or grey it is barely noticeable. I do recommend this model if specially if you are using a generic monitor since the difference is extremely noticeable for me.
James Pilcher –
Beautiful all-purpose monitorI purchased this monitor based upon its resolution (2560 x 1440) and its factory calibration. I cannot afford a $1000 monitor for my photography hobby. This monitor works wonders for both my photo hobby and my everyday work-from-home business; Highly recommended. Honestly, I have no reservations with this monitor.
Dave K –
Monitor stand isn’t very good, decent monitor otherwiseJust got this monitor, so I may update this later with more details, but here’s my unboxing and initial set-up impressions:The monitor stand is a design disaster. It uses a tab/slot twist-lock to attach the stand to the base. It also has a pivoting base feature. The problem, you might surmise, comes when you go to pivot the monitor, you’re never quite sure if the monitor is actually pivoting or if you’re unlocking the base, as they are essentially the same mechanism. I’ve dumped my monitor on my table twice so far (thankfully no apparent damage), and basically now just don’t pivot it at all by the stand, and simply adjust the base.There’s also the uncertainty in that you’ll never know if you’ve completely locked the stand to the base since the pivot feature allows for a lot of play.The base itself is a weirdly textured, sloped plastic that invites you to place things on it (reading glasses, phones, etc.) but then disappoints by having anything placed on it simply slipping off eventually, thanks to the slope.Honestly, just get a VESA mount, the stand is trash.The color looks good, the viewing angle is incredibly wide, as is typical of an IPS monitor. No noticeable bad pixels, overall backlight illumination looks good – fairly even without any real bleed issues. Dark blacks, bright whites.It has tons of connectivity, supporting analog D-Sub VGA, DVI, DP, and HDMI – this will work with old systems as well as the brand new ones.It’s a bit expensive for what you get – a medium-sized 2k monitor – but if you need that form factor, it does the job.
Courtney Stahl –
Best looking monitor – Slowly Dying*Update:Shortly after this review, BenQ replaced my monitor. They sent me a new one first and then I mailed back the dying monitor. Very easy process and great customer service! No problems with the new one over the past 9 months. Updated rating to 4 stars.______________________________________________Bought this monitor about 4 months ago. Best looking monitor I’ve ever owned! Use it for video and audio editing and production. Love all of the connection options and clarity of picture.However, about a month ago I noticed green/purple/pink lines creeping into my picture. Over the past month it’s progressively worsened.I can “fix” it temporarily by moving the monitor back and forth. Like I’m relieving pressure from the back mount. But it always comes back. It is getting harder to fix and will probably be unfixable eventually.The monitor is stationary, so I don’t believe it has been damaged. It’s not a cord issue as it doesn’t matter what type of connection I use, it always is present.Disappointed as I really like this monitor. Hope I’m able to find a solution!
B. Phillip Smith –
Slight hairline defect in display, inconsistent factory calibrationThe media could not be loaded.
I ordered two of this model for a dual-screen setup. I chose this brand and model after much research looking for an affordable monitor that could do a good job of reproducing accurate color, since I produce digital artwork and would like to begin selling prints that are faithful to the original. I am no expert judge of image quality, but I found two issues that were unexpected given the target marketing of this monitor:1) One of the monitors has a hairline defect of some sort on the edge of the screen, almost like an eyelash is underneath the surface (see photos and video).2) There is a noticeable difference in the color temperature between the two monitors when set up straight out of the box (see photo). I understand that I can (and should) do my own calibration to make these two monitors consistent with each other, but I’m not sure what the point is of marketing that each monitor is factory pre-calibrated when two monitors ordered at the same time are still different from each other. I assumed that to be the selling point. Am I interpreting this wrong? I appreciate that each monitor came with a printout of the calibration results at the factory, which does show a slight difference between them. But what is the point if they’re not consistent to begin with?A third minor annoyance is that one of the monitors will sometimes produce a high-pitched hum when turned on. It seems to go away after manually turning the monitor off and on again. I don’t feel this affects my review because it’s not a central feature or selling point, but if you are easily annoyed by something like this, keep it in mind.For the positives, the rest of each screen seems fine based on a thorough inspection checklist. Usability is good, with better on-screen controls than I have seen in other monitors. The input ports have everything I need and they are well-placed, again something not always found in other monitors. I am not a gamer (and this is not a gaming monitor), so I cannot speak to performance with motion and frame-rates.In the end, the color difference is correctable, and I can live with the barely-noticeable imperfection on the edge of the screen. It seemed like way too much hassle to return the item for these things. But it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth, since I was purchasing what felt like “pro-sumer” level technology, not a budget monitor. It would be hard to recommend this monitor to anyone else in the future.
Great MonitorLove this monitor so much I got another one. After years of dealing with one of my monitors not matching the other, Asus, one finally went out which was a blessing. got me to look for another monitor. After a lot of research, I got the BenQ. It was calibrated right out of the box and matched my printer. I liked that to turn the monitor on and off all you had to do was just run your finger across the bottom of the bezel, with no buttons to push in. My other Asus was still working but didn’t match the BenQ, it was annoying. So I thought I would get another BenQ and hope it would match and it did. Happy camper. The 2 monitors match colors completely right out of the box. I print in the Prophoto color space and my old Asus PA249 handled it nice, but it went out and they discontinued it. I got the Asus PA248 didn’t like the Prophoto color space. These BenQ’s handle the Prophoto color space beautifully. Let’s just hope they last a long time. My Asus PA249 only lasted about 4 years. The PA 248 is sitting in the closet.
The Tazman –
2K monitor – OK for the price (3.5 stars) / UpdateUPDATESomething new is happening with the monitor: When open e-mails in my mac, the e-mail body is black so I cannot read the content. If I “forward” the e-mail the content is displayed. Usually I wrk with my mac closed but when I open it, the e-mail is displayed correctly in the mac; if I close it then the e-mail is displayed as a black area in the screen. Still researching how to fix this.****************************************************I would rate this product on 3.5 out of 5 stars.I was looking for a 2K monitor with VESA mount and wanted a VIEWSONIC but in the description I was not sure if those have the VESA mount so i went for the BENQ.PROS. Resolution, color and brightness are good; you have different types of connectors (I use HDMI and display port) what adds flexibility but only provides one HDMI what could be a deal breaker for some. Menu is easy to navigate but some parameters like higher resolution are tricky to set.CONS. I believe they are using new technology in this monitor but chassis/case comes from the 90’s. This is a thick monitor (almost 2.5″); drivers/documentation comers in a CD/DVD and the monitor looks out-dated.From performance perspective I have no issues yet, 3D animations runs ok but is flickery. Color accuracy looks fine too and got very nice results when I hooked to a GFORCE RTX 2060 graphics card.Overall, I think value for the money is good but not the best. I would invest few more dollars and get the Viewsonic or a LG / Dell monitor. I would say this is a good entry level 2K monitor.
A nice little monitorI bought this monitor to edit photos with a Mac mini m1. The monitor out of the box worked well and was easy to setupThe manual was hard to find and there where little details of help on the website. However the user manual is listed on the page for the monitor on Amazon so download that. It explains how to setup the monitor for your needs.It like all monitors takes some adjustment for your use. I will be getting Datacolor SpyderX to adjust it. For my useThe controls are easy to use once you understand the symbols. The monitor has a wide range of ports to suit your needs which is a help. The stand is very sturdy and the part than latches on to the monitor is metal which is good IMO vs plastic. So far given the price , color representation and features I am happy with it.
The Dean Family –
Not Exactly Mac Friendly – Reserving Judgment For NowReceived the monitor today. I bought it primarily because I want more resolution than 1920×1080. Unfortunately, no matter how I connect it to my MacBook Air (2013) I only get 1920×1080. (I have tried HDMI, VGA, and DVI – all using mini-displayport dongles.) A bit of research and it seems that my only option for full resolution is to use a mini-displayport to displayport cable. Of course this is the one cable not included with the monitor. (It would be nice if the user manual or the Amazon description had let me know I’d need this cable so I could have ordered it at the same time as the monitor. They print the Mac logo on their box, but I wouldn’t exactly say this is a Mac friendly device so far.) Once I get the new cable and (hopefully) experience the resolution I paid for, I’ll update this review.At 1080p, the color is fantastic, text is crisp and readable, and everything was pretty much good to go out of the box. The Vesa mount worked fine for me. My favorite feature is the USB port on that back that I am using to connect my third monitor (a ViewSonic) using the GoFanco connector. All the cords are now managed behind the monitors, and I have my USB port back!I think I’m gonna be happy with this monitor. I’ll keep you updated.
John M. Helms –
Fine MonitorA real first class monitor….many adjustments…fine picture quality…many adjustments to viewing position…