REVIEW: BenQ E2400HD
++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad
With the E2400HD, BenQ is entering the still brand new computer display sector with an aspect ratio of 16:9, which has been reserved exclusively for LCD TVs until now. Thus, the screen is aimed in particular at users who wish to play back relevant video material.
In contrast to this, there are only three ports for connecting suitable player devices. As well as the DVi and D-Sub VGA resolutions, there is only a HDMI connection on the back of the model.
BenQ E2400HD (product photo)
Although the lack of a large number of video inputs restricts the player device options, this is still no indication that the video signal processing is bad. The BenQ E2400HD will have to show whether it can really count as a true multimedia display in the course of the test.
All results published in the test were obtained on the digital output of a Gainward GTX 280. We used an iScan VP50Pro to test the video functions. In addition, we used an OPPO DV-980H as a DVD player.
The BenQ E2400HD comes in a box that is compact considering the panel size and very plain. The base is not mounted when the monitor is in its packing. Mounting the base according to the "Lego principle" (plug and socket connection) can be carried out without a problem but requires a certain level of strength. Every glossy surface, no matter how small, is protected from scratches with an adhesive sheet.
The BenQ E2400HD Box.
The scope of supply is scanty. A D-Sub VGA cable is provided for connecting the computer. DVI or HDMI cables are not included. The internal switch power unit is provided with power via an included power cable.
A getting started guide is included in hard copy. The complete version of the manual is on the CD included in PDF format. Otherwise, the CD includes only a few colour profiles and monitor drivers (not necessary because of communication via DDC). There is no Screen Manager software for controlling the monitor functions via PC.
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