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The BenQ XL2410T 3D LED - The Gamers' Monitor
The BenQ XL2410T is a 23-inch, full HD LED monitor, which also has 3D capabilities. It is also being endorsed by two world famous gamers, HeatoN and SpawN. Of course, all these endorsements and tags of 3D and LED also mean that the monitor is expensive. So is it worth the money?
The BenQ XL2410T
Design and Features
The XL2410T has a very simple look, with a matte finish border which is made of plastic. The menu buttons are at the bottom right of the border and are pretty accessible but don’t light up, which might be a problem while trying to make adjustments in the dark.
Sure, this monitor isn’t that thin, but it makes up for sturdiness here. It has a rather large stand which supports the screen very well. The entire package is also quite heavy, so that helps in making it quite stable. The best thing about the stand is that it is fully adjustable. It can be rotated, tilted, swiveled around and the height can be adjusted as well. The XL2410T is also VESA compliant, in case you want to prop it up on your wall with a mount.
It tilts, swivels and grows in height!
As far as connectivity goes, the XL2410T has HDMI, VGA and a DVI-D. The DVI-D is a DVI dual link input, which is required to use the 3D function, as the HDMI is only version 1.3. This is sort of a let down, as I huess most people would probably prefer HDMI 1.4 over DVI-D. I know I would.
Unfortunately, I could not test this monitor’s 3D capabilities due to some unforeseen circumstances, but we did get to see what else it does. But I promise to update this article as soon as possible.
Using this monitor is really easy. The interface is very simple and intuitive. There are quite a few options when it comes to adjusting the picture apart from the brightness and contrast. BenQ has provided some presets, which are pretty standard such as Movie, Photo, Eco, etc.
HeatoN and SpawN, the gamers who endorse the XL2410T
I first tested the XL2410T with our test Blu-ray disc, and I was really impressed with the colour reproduction. Even the black levels were really nice and deep. During the action sequences, I did notice a little bit of ghosting, but it was quite negligible. I even tried my hand at playing Mafia II, and I must say that it was a fun experience. My one problem with this monitor is the viewing angle, which is not that great. But then again, most LED-lit screens still have this problem.
The rear view
Next up was the DisplayMate test, in which the XL2410T did pretty well. It scored a total of 42 out of 60 points, which is a very respectable score. The colours were all even and there wasn’t much sign of streaking and ghosting either. It also did not show any telltale signs of moiré patterns or judder either and the black levels were also really good.. Overall, this monitor didn’t ace the DisplayMate test, but came out above average.
Bringing your favourite games to life
This is a really good monitor, but it is very expensive at Rs. 31,200. Of course, it does also have 3D capabilities, which could justify its price. I really like everything this monitor has to offer, as it has great colour reproduction, deep, dark black levels and is super sturdy as well. The only major aspect standing in its way is the price. However, if you are a hardcore gamer and have a rig specifically built for gaming, this may just be the right buy for you.