BenQ XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red

XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red

  • LED Backlit
  • 1920x1080 Resolution
  • 12000000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 350cd/m² Brightness
  • 2ms Response Time
  • 1x Analogue Input
  • 1x DVI-D Input
  • 2x HDMI
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 2 Year On-Site Warranty.
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Stock Code: MO-051-BQ

EAN: 4718755032080


Manufacturer: BenQ

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XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red

The XL2420T demonstrates BenQ’s true belief that "gaming is in the details" It has been co-developed with Counter-Strike pro gaming legends to bring you a gaming monitor like no other – from the attentive designs to the exceptional functions. With the precision and speed you would expect from a high-performance gaming monitor, you can now have a vantage point over your opponents in all your game play.

The task of conceptualizing the XL2420T as the ultimate gaming monitor involved a unique collaboration with prominent pro gamers: Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed, Michael “ahl” Korduner and Christer “fisker” Eriksson. These five names alone are synonymous when it comes to legendary Counter-Strike players. Their accumulated wealth of knowledge and skills helped BenQ develop a monitor that adapts to the needs of gamers to improve their chances of winning.

Poor visibility in dark scenes can cost even the most skillful gamers their game. The Black eQualizer color engine technology is designed to offer an unprecedented level of control and visibility. Dark scenes are brightened without over-exposing the bright areas to preserve vital details, enabling gamers to spot their enemies easily in critical combat and react quickly in any situation.

The XL2420T comes with a stylish S Switch. This distinct remote controller comes with three preset buttons so you’re able to customize and save your display settings for gaming, work or entertainment purposes. Use the scroll button on the S Switch to quickly navigate and change the OSD settings. It eliminates the tedious process of adjusting your monitor settings. Now switching seamlessly between the presets is as easy as 1-2-3.

The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your liking and to simulate any in-game experience. Interchange instantly between different screen sizes, from 17" (4:3), 19" (4:3), 19"W (16:9), 21.5"W (16:9), 22"W (16:10), 23"W (16:9) to 24"W (16:9), using the Display Mode. Or take advantage of the Smart Scaling feature and enjoy the flexibility to freely scale the screen content to any custom size. You can certainly use the two features together to get the best possible view for any application or game.

The preset FPS mode tailored by HeatoN and SpawN gives you the optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint in FPS games so you can spot your opponents and track their every move, even in indistinct situations. There are two variations to this special mode this year: the FPS1 mode is designed for Counter-Strike 1.6 and the FPS2 mode for Counter-Strike Source. The perfect combination of form and function provides gamers with the vantage point to always be one step ahead of the game.

With a refresh rate of 120Hz, there’s never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered. Drawing on hyper-speed video processing technology, the XL2420T gives you on-screen action and captivating realism.

Fast response time of 2ms GTG means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting. Control your gaming destiny and don’t leave it in the hands of slow display.

The newly designed OSD enables you to conveniently change your settings in an intuitive horizontal slide out menu display. This simplistic design makes it easier to navigate between options and settings.

The secret is out. Download special gaming presets used by HeatoN and SpawN so you can see what the pros see. Each mode is fine tuned so you can leverage these exclusive presets used by pro gamers to your own advantage. Users can install these exclusive presets and leverage them to their advantage. More presets from legendary gamers will be released in the future so you can always stay on top of your game.

The Height Adjustment Stand can be operated with just one finger so you can effortlessly adjust the height of the monitor to suit your sight level. Have the monitor way up high, or change it to sit flat on the table. The monitor can also be turned vertically or horizontally and comes with a quick-release VESA mount design. In addition, the sleek headphones hook at the back keeps your desk top neat and tidy.

Certified as NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2-ready with the new NVIDIA 3D LightBoost™ technology so you can experience gaming and entertainment like never before with total realism and intensive graphic display. Furthermore, the XL2420T supports D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-DL and DP inputs for console gaming action.

- Product Color: Black-Red
- Screen Size: 24"W LED-backlight
- Resolution (max.): 1920 x 1080
- Pixel Pitch: 0.276 mm
- Brightness: 350 cd/m²
- Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 / DCR:12,000,000:1
- Response Time: 2 ms GtG
- Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10): 170 / 160
- Display Color: 16.7 million
- Color Gamut: 72%
- Terminals: D-sub / DVI-DL (Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack
- USB Hub: Donwstream x3; Upstream x1
- Color Temperature: Reddish / Normal / Bluish / User mode
- Features: Black eQualizer, Smart Scaling, FPS Mode, RTS Mode, Game Mode Loader, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 ready, Senseye 3, AMA
- K-Locker mount
- Height adjustment: 130mm
- Tilt (down / up): -5 / 20
- Swivel (left / right): -45 / 45
- Pivot: 90°
- 571.4 x 516.9 x 149.9 mm
- Gross weight: 6.1 kg
- VESA Wall Mounting (mm): 100 x 100 mm <
- 2yr On-Site Warranty

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Calibration needed

-120hz = amazing for CS/Games
-Adjustable height/tilt options/rotate
-added control for presets is handy

-Awful colours out the box
-blacks still quite bad after calibration

I will start with the good points. I've gone from a decent LG Flatron 23" monitor to this because I wanted a 100+hz monitor for gaming with. Though most of my time is spent for general use/watching films/music etc, I do enjoy playing Counterstrike plus a few other games, though I don't play as much as I used to. You can tell it's 120hz just by moving the mouse cursor around the screen, it's very smooth. CS is amazing, can't believe I've waited this long to get a 120hz monitor, it does make a huge difference. You must spend atleast an hour calibrating the colours, and not only on the monitor but also CCC/Nvidia CP (saturation/vibrance). I am very happy with the colours now, though the blacks are a touch weak. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives as long as you put time in to adjust :)

kol 2013-04-01

excellent but....

A really awesome screen that works perfectly for me.
The only bad thing is that 3D Vision is not supported using HDMI.
Head to XL2420TX is you need using HDMI AND 3D vision.

Bozel 2013-01-25

Bf3 looks like a new game

I have just received this today and tested out bf3 multiplayer. Wow there is a huge difference so much cleaner and clearer. Get it while its still on offer its a must for gaming. If this is not for gaming I would advise you to look elsewhere. Truly an amazing screen for the price. However I didn't receive any Harribo :( . Thankyou Overclockers for knocking down the price I truly appreciated it.

nathanael bahjejian 2013-01-17


Maybe not the best colors, but if you're buying it for FPS gaming, you will not be disappointed.

In BF3 I have noticed such a huge change to smoothness, has really improved my game.

Nathan 2013-01-15

killer Price!!

A great price and 3d is awesome possibly best i have seen on a monitor (had gd245 before) 120hz is great and feels nice and smooth colors are great and with the presets you can adjust 3 profiles to your liking aided with a scroll wheel for different scenarios at the touch of a button(x 3 for profiles x 1 for back/exit menu)The remote is great, and chances are if your a div like me you will mistake it for your mouse from time to time and try and access your desktop to then wonder why the pointer is not moving... priceless! You can also position it left or right of the stand and its magnetized to fit flush.

The touch-panel buttons on screen are great and very nice to use also, you can run your hand over the buttons(without touching) and they will all glow! pretty cool!

Putting this beast together was easy and took me about 2 minute's... it's very heavy and very sturdy, only thing i hate is headphone hook...its flimsy... but what a great screen... i'm well happy with it! :-))

mike 2012-10-15

Perfect - Best ever.

Absolutely perfect so far. Nothing to complain about. I cannot believe that there is no LED back light bleeding, no stuck/hot/dead pixels, or anything like that. Best monitor I've ever had, and I have gone through quite a few.

Truly a gamer's monitor. An incredible amount of features. VERY impressed. 5/5

Luke 2012-09-27

Crazy Difference

Ok so I was a bit sceptical reading about the difference between 60hz gaming and 120hz gaming. I've played competitively in a few games back in the day of RTCW and onto CS which I played for the best part of 10 years and more recently in CS:GO so I know a thing or 2 when it comes to gaming. I must say that the difference is remarkable, to the point where it totally changes firstly, the look of the game everything seems to be a lot smoother and crisper and I have definitely noticed my aim improve even more.

Look, it's an expensive monitor but if you are serious about gaming then I can assure you, you will not be disappointed with this monitor, take the plunge and buy this bad boy.

Michael 2012-09-27

The best monitor I have used

After researching for over a few month this monitor kept being mentioned and the 4&5 star reviews kept piling up.
As usual 5starts to OcUK for great service.

The monitor's box arrived in perfect condition and once opened I could tell that this was a good quality device. The build quality is expectational. Most components appear to be aluminium and putting the monitor together is effortless. The monitor as a fantastic amount of input ports (unlike certain other monitors). But you will want to run on the DVI or Display Ports to be able to use the monitors 120Hz refresh rate.

As in a few comments, search Google for some colour optimization settings and save these to the (1,2 &3) pre-sets.

Finally in game performance it's incredible. 120Hz with +70FPS is noticeably smoother than 60Hz. I won't be going back to 60Hz if I can help it.

*One last thing when turning on the monitor, one can just make out slight horizontal lines, especially on greys, this fades in about 2-4min.

Jeremy Paton 2012-09-16

top monitor

what can i say this thing is awsome has lots of great little features,and the stand is a great idea really nice touch 5 stars again oc great product and delivery

paul 2012-08-21

Best FPS Monitor out there

After spending a little while calibrating (the default settings are not very good) I achieved a very good picture quality.
Responsiveness in gaming is amazing. Once you go 120hz in FPS titles you'll never go back.
Adjustability and Connectivity is brilliant (height, tilt, landscape, portrait, stand even rotates sideways, plenty of connectors of all standards)

No regrets buying this. Will get another two soon!!!!!!

Maik 2012-08-16


Had an asus 60 hz monitor which i thought was very good for gaming . I changed to the benq xl2420t and was amazed at the change in graphic speed and smoothness of games like battlefield 3 and skyrim . I would recommend this monitor to any gamer looking for a 120 hz screen . Overclockers got this to me next day post , thanks very much overclockers .

Jonny Myers 2012-07-25


Just got this today & after a bit of tweaking with the colours a great improvement over my old Samsumg P2270HD monitor.This is my first 120hz monitor so don't have anything to compare.Don't be caught out this version does not come with built in 3D emitter only the TX has this(USA market only).Even after a call to OC who told me this comes with built in emitter it DOES NOT.Now have to RMA the glasses(Which i got seperatly on incorrect info)to get the full 3D vision 2 kit.The monitor gets 5 stars but 4 stars overall due to the wrong info from OC sales team, other wise excellect service as always.

David 2012-07-12


If you have a good enough gfx card, let me tell you the difference between 60 and 120fps is as profound as going from 30 to 60fps for the first time, absolute fluidity in games and it is a joy. Even below 120fps games are so much smoother with the extra hz tearing/flickering are now gone.
Backlighting and image quality are incredible, however the presets are not and you will definitely want to spend some time calibrating. I recommend Standard picture mode with Brightness 20, Contrast 50, Gamma 1, Colour Temp set to User Mode with RGB 96/99/95 respectively for a good all rounder.
Build quality is first rate, it looks and feels solid with nice aesthetic design.
I've been playing through The Witcher 2 again and this monitor adds so much depth to the visuals, I went from a 3 year old BenQ E2200HD and in comparison my old monitor can't even compete with this. It's absolutely worth the money so buy it, look after it and enjoy it for years to come.

J. Woods 2012-05-04

Like getting a new GPU

I can honestly say that outside of buying a new GPU this is one of the single most important purchase I have made. Running any FPS game especially BF3 with the XL2420T is like playing a new game...120hz really make the difference.

Out of the box the default colours are way off but once you have them calibrated everything simply looks beautiful & silky smooth. If you

Greg 2012-05-03


got this monitor and i can simply say its the best damn HD monitor ive seen. i use this along side another Benq monitor on my PC this one is obviously for my games and i was blown away by the difference. i also have my Xbox 360 and PS3 plugged in via the HDMI ports and that looks really good as well (not as good as the DVI port and my PC of course) good service by overclockers i all ways go to them for my hardware now but back to the monitor its pricey yes but worth every penny 5/5 for me

GreyFox2020 2012-03-29

Great screen.

I just got my screen today and I love it! It's smooth, well built and really feels like the gamer was the main focus when making it.

Anil 2012-03-20


Great monitor & best out there for gaming !

You may have to ajust colours & price a bit hight but you get a great gaming monitor, games came alive again

claudio 2012-03-13


Big box, well packed. Easy to set up on the stand. looked a little bit washed out at the start, had to fiddle around with the settings a bit and now it looks great. Very smooth, no lag, quality monitor!!!

Only gripe is that I cannot download the preset settings from the site, it says I have not got the correct monitor (which obviously i have). But this is a very minor issue, still buy it you will not regret it!!!

Steve 2012-03-12

FPS? = Buy one

120Hz > 60Hz.
I had a 21" Dell CRT that would do 120Hz & this feels just like that.

Kalbert 2012-03-03

Great new experience

Hi All

Normally i never bother to leave reviews but i was so blown away by this monitor i felt i owed it to the community so heres what i have to say
one word EPIC.
The screen is beautifly designed and looks great once i got the dvi cable plugged in and the screen on the experience got better and better the screen set itself up all i did was plug it in.
Massive respect for ocuk as delivery went without a hitch and a big thankyou to the ocuk monitor forums that helped me decide on this screen
you will not be dissapointed

Guy Blashill 2012-03-02


This monitor is brilliant once you set it up the way you like it, I got this monitor today and spent the best part of a couple of hours getting it right and to how i felt comfortable.

Brilliant vibrant colours, outstanding picture quality.

This monitor makes BF3 look so smooth its like getting used to the game all over again.

The base is solid and does not move an inch, the monitor is easily movable with 1 finger no problem for height adjustment.

If I had one bad thing to say about this monitor it would be that the Game Mode Loader will not work for me and it gives me an error and says the monitor is no compatible, which is strange since that is one of the features they are promoting with the monitor.

As always outstanding service from OcuK, wouldn't shop any were else.

Daniel Parker 2012-02-25


Such an amazing monitor, so much difference from my old monitor. I play Call of duty 4 frequently and the difference is amazing. Way smoother.

Tommyzz 2012-02-25

Good to go :-)

As alway super fast service from OC.

Upgraded from a benq G2420HDBL
Very nice looking monitor and lov the remote you get to change setting on the fly.

Not had the chance to play any games yet but the screen is clear and sharp.

Only downside is im going to need to get the 3d stuff as well :-D

Noobsta 2012-02-24

simply amazing monitor

got given this by my boss a work as we got given a few to test and it is amazing i loaded up the custom colour profile for bf3 and away i went lovely smooth gameplay wich is a must for fps gaming

noobaside 2012-02-21

Best gaming monitor.

I had a HP LP2475w which was/still is one of the best IPS monitors around then went to this as i wanted a monitor purely for gaming and the 120hz tempted me a lot.

I was not dissappointed at all, this is far far better for gaming due to 120hz being ultra smooth providing you have a good pc and the 3D is very nice on it so far games look spectacular.

The colours are very nice once calibrated, brightness is too much at first but can easily be fixed and viewing angles are nice for a TN panel.

If you are gaming a lot then this monitor is for you, buy it, it's so so good and believe me i know what good panels are from experience. :)

Dan 2012-02-14

we like this screen

i recently got this screen and after reading a couple reviews some people wher saying it wasnt a good screen when you aint in gaming mode. Well why else would you buy this screen unless it for gaming looks stunning in skyrim on ultra but what i am most impressed with is quake 3. Its like ive added 10% to my game rail gun is mint in fps mode. So if you just surf and game like me this monitor is a must 5 out of 5 for sayin what it does on the tin. Also no bleedind etc what i also read in other reviews. Id say the only thing letting it down is resolution but get what ye pay for thanks O.C

dreddy 2012-02-12

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