- By Shi Xiao Min @Jun 13, 2013
The Ultimate Domination
The XL2420T is a high-performance gaming monitor suited for FPS game play. Co-designed with Counter-Strike legends, the 120Hz, 24”W, 3D-ready LED monitor gives gamers a competitive edge with features like the Black eQualizer, S Switch, FPS Mode,Display Mode, Smart Scaling, 2ms GTG, and 12M:1 DCR.
Gaming is in the details:
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.
Following the widespread success of the first generation XL Series, BenQ welcomed back legendary Counter-Strike gamers to bring the XL Series to new heights. As the gamers offered insider perspectives based on their many years of gaming at a world-class standard and their experience with the first generation XL series, BenQ R&D champions utilized their expertise in the display product field to recreate each feature and function, transforming them into powerful gaming tools to give professional gamers a competitive edge to win.
The All New Black eQualizer Gives You Total Visibility
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.
As the world’s leading brand in gaming monitor, BenQ manages to provide more than just the refresh rate feature for different resolutions to reach more levels of optimal refresh rates (100/120/144Hz) with Gaming Refresh rate Optimization Management (GROM), which aims to bring users the incomparable gaming performance. With the gamer-driven GROM that collaborates with Display Mode and Smart Scaling strengths, BenQ offers a total refresh rate solution for gaming enthusiasts.
Specially Designed S Switch for Swift Control and Navigation
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.
Intuitive UI for Easy Navigation
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 Game Mode Loader Lets You in on the Secret
The secret is out. Download special gaming presets used by the professional players 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. They can also be saved on your S Switch for quick access and game play. More presets from professional gamers will be released in the future so you can always stay on top of your game.
Play like a Pro With the Exclusive FPS Mode
Meet your secret winning strategy. The FPS Mode was co-developed with gaming legends to let you tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it. This out-of-the-box preset automatically adjusts your monitor calibrations to provide you with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint. Being able to spot your enemies and track their move carefully in every situation put you at an advantage over your opponents.There are two variations to this special mode: the FPS1 mode is designed to configure and optimize the display for Counter-Strike 1.6 and the FPS2 mode for Counter-Strike Source as recommended by BenQ. The perfect combination of form and function provides gamers with the vantage point to always be one step ahead of the game.
Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference
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 (16:10), 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.
Fast 2ms GTG Response Time
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.
Gaming-comfort Flicker-free Technology
Developed in collaboration with pro gamers, the XL2420T has been upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This effectively reduces eye fatigue and elevates gaming performance through extreme visual comfort for even the most hardcore gamers enrolling long hours in action. Armed with the Gaming-comfort Flicker-free Technology, the BenQ Gaming Monitor is an epic weapon over your ultimate rivals.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ 2 with Complete Connectivity
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.
Ultra-Flexible Height Adjustment Stand and Others
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.
A Technological Work of Beauty
The XL2420T is not only designed with durability, sturdiness and functionality in mind, the stylish look also earned itself several international design awards: the reddot design award 2011, the G-Mark Good Design Award 2011, and iF product design award 2012.
Your ultimate weapon
BenQ professional gaming monitors are not only the official global Tournament monitor of top notch league and tournaments, but also unrivaled victor of world renowned design awards. In addition, BenQ professional gaming monitors are used by prominent gamers to perfect their gameplay.
Windows® 7 Compatible for Versatility
The XL2420T has passed Windows® 7 certification and is fully compatible with Windows 7 color systems. Plug in the XL2420T to your computer, and Windows 7 will recognize it instantly, making setup and connection quick and effortless.
ecoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly BenQ products are!
Development of eco-friendly products, BenQ doesn't just want to comply with green regulations passively, but also to actively develop eco-friendly products!
ecoFACTS declares BenQ's greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the products.
Energy Star Qualified
The XL2420T complies with the requirements for ENERGY STAR® Program for Computer Monitors V5.1. Enjoy saving energy and money while keeping the Earth lookin' great.
*Specifications may vary by model. Please refer to the specification chart to for more details. *All comparison photos are simulated images.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Jun 13, 2013
Pixel Pitch (mm)
Brightness ( typ.)
Native Contrast ( typ. )
DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.)
Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10)
Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ.
5ms, 2ms GTG
D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack
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Up till now I've been using cheap monitors that didn't do my graphics cards justice. And apparently the desktop image that I've been using for years had stars and I didn't even know that until I plugged this monitor in.
This is my first gaming monitor that I've ever purchased and is definitely one of the best purchases I've made in awhile! I used tftcentral for the cc profiles since I don't have any professional equipment to calibrate the monitor. The colors are comparable to my u2312hm and most people won't even notice the difference anyways. I can't get over the fluidity and difference this monitor makes while gaming!! It's absolutely insane:)Very responsive, quick and has made me better overall, LOL.
I've talked to dozens of people who have used this monitor and they spoke very highly of it. I always questioned if the myth on how people can't see 120 frames a second. Well once I got my hands on the Benq XL2420T monitor I realized that the myth is 100% reality. I instantly noticed a difference from the 60 hertz. It is worth every penny!
I highly recommend this monitor to any gamer out there , casual or professional, who wants an advantage against their opponents in games.
Went to my friends house with this monitor. amazed how good BF3 looked when it was at 120hz. Colours were not as good as a IPS though but that is to be expected. Highly recommend if you have the money to go for this
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