BenQ XL2430T; An In Depth Review

Over the years, the BenQ’s XL series has gone through a lot of changes, but they have been consistent in one thing throughout, and it’s in their screen’s design. The newest design BenQ XL2430T however, features a somewhat new screen design. Though it still looks similar to its previous models, the newest model comes with some great convenient features, such as the pressable buttons as opposed to touch-sensitive keys. The stand and arm has also been revitalized, offering great range of adjustability and flexibility for optimum ergonomics. Above all, this gaming monitor is packed with gaming-centric features that improve gaming experience to all new levels. Check this in-depth feature from Dual Monitors Guide and know more about this highly anticipated gaming display of the year.

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Who is it for?

The BenQ XL2430T is designed for serious and hardcore gamers who have invested a lot of money to upgrade or build their gaming computer. It is packed with gaming-centric features that improves gaming experience in all areas, and as a mid-sized display, it’s a perfect option for dual monitor and multiple monitor gaming setup.

 

Benefits

 

The BenQ XL2430T is hailed as the next generation of gaming display as it is packed with features to provide users fully improved and optimized gaming experience. Some of its gaming-centric features include the excellent Gaming Refresh rate, ultra-fast GTG Response Time, Motion Blur Reduction, and RevolutionEyes-ed Black eQualizer. All these and more work together fluidly to give gamers the best gaming experience and bring out the best in gamers.

 

Motion Blur Reduction and Ultra-Fast Response Time for Smooth and Perfect Motion Throughout the Game

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BenQ is considered as one the world’s leaders in gaming monitors. The XL2430T is another testament to that reputation, as it’s able to provide more than the refresh rate feature for diff common resolution, but also allow users see and enjoy their display by reaching more level of optimal refresh rates (100/120/144Hz) with the monitor’s GROM (Gaming Refresh rate Optimization Management) technology. GROM works by brining gaming experience to a whole new level, as it works with the fellow gaming-centric features like Display Mode and Smart Scaling to provide the best refresh rates in any gaming conditions.

 

 

The excellent Refresh Rate is paired with excellent 1ms Grey-to-Grey Response Time, which also happens to be the world’s fastest Response Time in the world today. This means improved gaming experience without smearing; action-packed dramatic transitions and fast-moving objects on your screen are rendered smoothly, all without the annoying ghosting and smearing effects.

 

More Improved Screen Clarity Throughout the Game with Motion Blur Reduction 2.0

 

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Like other BenQ gaming monitors, BenQ XL2430T also comes equipped with the brand’s Motion Blur Reduction technology, this time, it’s the more improved version – Motion Blur Reduction 2.0. This technology further improves the screen’s ability to display images and scenes in ultra-smooth, blur-free fashion. Action-packed FPS games, racing games, Real-Time strategy games, etc., need just a split second to throw curve balls at you, and vision and image quality can make all the difference in losing and winning. In this display, you can be confident that you’re spared from blurs and lags, giving you more advantageous reaction time to act quickly in any given situation.

 

Black eQualizer 2.0 and 20-Level Color Vibrancy Setting for Improved Screen Visibility

 

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BenQ XL2430T comes with an all new and improved Black eQualizer Dynamic, a color engine technology that takes visibility improvement to new heights. This technology adjusts and optimizes automatic brightness level, making perfect visibility for any gaming environment and situation. The monitor is designed to detect the input source automatically fine-tune the needed brightness improvement within the range of brightness level set by the user. This way, gamers can have great view of the game’s environment, spot enemies easily and react quickly, without having to configure the display’s settings manually.

This monitor also comes with a built-in color improvement feature called 20 level Color Vibrancy, which can be set to meet every gamer’s specific gaming preferences and requirements, for different games and different types of gameplays. The good thing about this feature is it can also be conveniently accessed in the monitor’s OSD (on-screen display) or through Display Pilot.

 

Auto Game Mode for Easy and Convenient Game Display Changes

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Another amazing game-centric feature that comes with this BenQ gaming monitor is the Auto Game Mode. Accessible through the OSD (on-screen display) and Display Pilot software (or S Switch Arc), this feature improve gaming experience by detecting genres of game being played and switch the monitor’s display settings automatically to fit to the game’s requirements. Also, this game can be used for make new game mode recommendations for download.

 

More Advanced Settings for Comfortable Gaming

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S Switch Arc with Rounder Fit, a Convenient and Comfortable External Controller

The S Switch is a common feature in many high-quality BenQ gaming monitors, it’s an external controller that allows users to fully personalize their display settings for their specific use, whether it’s for gaming, work and entertainment use. It provides quick and easy access to preset buttons, such as the Auto Game mode. It sports a rounded look for comfortable and more natural grip that helps gamers navigate through different game modes easily.

 

Display Pilot for Easy On-Screen Display Navigation

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The Display Pilot that comes with BenQ XL2430T is an upgraded version, and like its older versions, it provides easy access to the on-screen display adjustments of the monitor, along with direct access to the Game Mode Loader feature, which lets users download and install specific display presets from the pros for their favorite games.

 

Low Blue Light Emission for Eye-Friendly Display

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Unlike other gaming monitors out there, the XL2430T helps take care of your eyes as you use your computer and play for hours. The brand’s new Low Blue Light technology offers different levels of low blue light a to protect the eyes and help reduce eye fatigue and eye strain, allowing you to practice and play for hours with comfortable vision condition. This also saves gamers from using those traditional yellow tinted eye glasses for eye protection for comfortable gaming.

 

RevolutionEyes ZeroFlicker Technology

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This is a common feature among BenQ gaming display, and it works by eliminating screen flickers at all brightness levels. Like the low blue light emission technology, this too helps reduce eye fatigue and eye strain, a great feature for hardcore gamers who love to play their games for hours.

 

Dual Monitor and Multiple Monitor Setup Options

Designed for serous hardcore gamers, the BenQ XL2430T is a great choice for immersive gaming, especially for dual monitors and multiple monitors setup options. Putting two or three of these displays side-by-side will let you maximize its features and functions to its full potential.

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The Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm is an outstanding choice dual monitor setup with this display. It’s a fully adjustable dual LCD monitor arm with solid polished aluminum construction and high quality materials. It can supports two 27-inch displays and both arms can be adjusted independently, allowing users to reposition their display; up, down, forward and back, with one simple touch, and still keep the displays secured and stable in place through the help of its patented Constant Force (CF) technology.

 

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The more affordable alternative is the MonMount LCD-194 Dual LCD Monitor Stand. This stand can easily clamp on your desk and hold two monitor together side-by-side. It is one of the most affordable solutions around, well-designed to keep your display secured in place. It comes with very little assembly pieces, making it easy to put together and setup to your desk.

 

 

Design and Features

Display Mode and Smart Scaling Feature for Customizable Viewing Preference

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Along with game-centric features are the convenient display features for optimized all-around viewing in this product, such as the Display Mode and Smart Scaling features, which both let users set their display settings to best fit viewing needs. The Display Mode function feature has seven (7) different screen sizes, namely 17-inch, 19-inch, 19-inch W, 21.5-inch, 22-inch W, 23-inch W and 24-inch W.

Smart Scaling feature provides even more customizable and flexible screen size, as it can freely scale the screen content to any size you want and need. This is a great feature for game tournaments, as one monitor’s display settings can be distributed to other monitors easily, providing the same display quality to every monitor used.

 

 

Fully Adjustable Design for Comfortable Gaming, with Ergonomically Optimized Design for Comfortable Grip

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Like most BenQ gaming displays, the XL2430T also comes with an adjustable scale design for smooth and effortless adjustments and accurate set-ups. This product in particular has a few more improved additions. The stand itself can be adjusted in 14 height levels, traceable by moving its marker. The aluminum alloy stand is coated, giving it sophisticated metallic look. The screen can tilt forward and back within 0°, 10° and 20°, swivel left and right with wide range of angles.

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It is also paired with the brand’s latest angular base, which can sit nicely to any desk surface. The stand is placed in golden ratio to maintain good balance of the display and offer support and stability for steadiest gameplays. It even comes with a stringent swivel and shock testing results to prove it stability. Also, the reduced depth and width shortens the distance between the monitor and the keyboard, brining gamers even closer to the screen.

On top of that, the cabinet has an ergonomically optimized handle, widened and thickened for comfortable grip. This means users can easily carry the monitor and position anywhere they like, quite a convenient feature to have, especially when you move desk and re-position your workstation.

 

The Game Mode Loader and Game Mode to Go to Play Like the Pros

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These two features lets you have the secrets of the pro; you can download special presets used by the professionals for specific games and feel what it is like to play in a perfectly set monitor. It also comes with presets that you can fine-tune and leverage. Plus, they can be saved to the monitor’s S Switch for quick and easy access. Also, it’s been said that more presets from professional gamers for different games will be released in the future, for gamers from all around the world to download and use in their games. These Game Mode presets can also be saved onto a USB flash drive for easy and quick carriage, and can be shared via cloud or through social media. Truly, these are all innovative features that will revolutionize the gaming community, as gamers can share and bond freely and easily.

 

Tech Specs

Bottom Line

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As the newest addition to the growing family of BenQ XL series, the BenQ XL2430T brings a couple of things to the table, while still having that XL-type quality and reputation. Design wise, it’s been slightly improved compared to its predecessors, and performance wise, it maintains the same quality as you would expect in all XL series – excellent gaming performance.

 

All in all, the BenQ XL2430T is another highly sophisticated gaming monitor with tons of gaming features and impressive hardware. If you’re looking for a well-equipped display to pair with your gaming computer, then you should definitely consider this product. It comes with VESA mounting holes as well, making it great for dual monitor and multiple monitor setups, to double or even triple your screen, perfect for FPS games, racing games, etc.

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