I bought this monitor to replace a slightly faulty 20.1" Viewsonic TFT. I was pretty happy with my old Viewsonic but in many ways I'm glad it failed me because now I have this beauty sitting infront of me.
All the specs for this monitor are in the item description so I won't go too deep into them. First thing to say is that this monitor is BIG. 24" widescreen is I think the best size for a multipurpose computer monitor. Any larger and it would start to be a pain to position or move if needed. Also, the size means that it has a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 which is a great compromise better quality and performance. Running games at the native resolution is a joy and means your graphics card don't have to work too hard. 1080P movies also look exceptional. The detail on offer can still suprise me from time to time.
This monitor uses a high quality panel which without going into lengthly explaination means it looks great. Colour reproduction, contrast, brightness and repsonse time are excellent. I play a few different FPS' and have never experienced ghosting of any kind on this monitor. The panel used means this monitor also costs a fair bit more than your average 24" but I think it's worth it. The panel used also gives this monitor larger than normal viewing angles which means a few friends can watch it without seeing any great loss in contrast or brightness at all but the most extreme viewing angles.
The monitor comes with no speakers built in which was a plus for me. It keeps the monitor very streamlined and the bezel around the actual screen is as small as you could want. There are a few good things I want to mention before finishing. The sturdy weighted base it stands on stops it from being tipped if moved or jolted and the footprint is minimal. It also allows the user to turn, tilt, raise or lower and even rotate the monitor 90 degrees.
I purchased this monitor about 6 months ago, mainly for the use of its HDMI port for my xbox 360. The thing that attracted me about this monitor was not only the HDMI incorporation, but that this was HDCP compliant aswell, allowing you to hook up blu-ray players and play liscenced through your pc.
The monitor looks great, with a medium sized base which surprisingly hides itself quite well. The skirt of the monitor itself is also pretty small, providing a better viewing experience.
The buttons are placed on the side of the monitor and are invisible unless you are looking directly at them. One of these controls the different modes of the monitor including standard, movie and photo modes. The movie setting is particularly bright and looks fantastic.
The picture quality at 1080i is fantastic and colours appear vivd and vibrant. While blacks are fantastically dark meaning great gaming and movie experiences. There are no integrated speakers however, meaning that you will need another source for your audio, but most integrated speakers tend to be of a poor quality anyway.
The price of this monitor is also amazing, with prices dropping down to sub £500 which is fantastic at this quality.
This monitor will make for a great investment, you will not be disappointed.
The BenQ FP241W is the world's first LCD monitor with HDMI. HDMI not only enables 5Gbps data transfers, but eliminates the need for signal conversions, ensuring the best quality video. In addition, unlike other high-performance displays, the FP241W uses only a single HDMI cable, which carries the best quality video signals. The result is less clutter and hassle-free installation.
|Product Description:||BenQ FP241W - LCD monitor - 24"|
|Device Type:||LCD monitor - 24"|
|Built-in Devices:||USB Hub|
|Native Resolution:||1920 x 1200|
|Pixel Pitch:||0.27 mm|
|Response Time:||16 ms (rise+fall); 6 ms (grey-to-grey)|
|Colour Support:||16.7 million colours|
|Input Connectors:||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA , S-Video, composite video, component video|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Height, pivot (rotation), swivel, tilt|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||56.7 cm x 24.8 cm x 47.4 cm|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Compliant Standards:||TCO '03, TCO '06|