Ben Q Panel BL2411PT 

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This is a panel with that little bit extra. Instead of it being the now norm 1920x1080 this is 1920x1200 and that little extra means that bit more depth, great for viewing more of anything be it a spreadsheet a word processing document or a web page.

BenQ BL2411PT 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
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The BenQ BL2411PT measures 55.5x36x2.5cm at the edges. The 25.5x21cm rectangular stand raises it by 8cm from whatever you sit it on. All these figures assume you are using it in landscape mode. The fact that it can be rotated to portrait is the reason for the large arm towards the back of the stand.

While on about the rear there are three connections available in a horizontal line on the back left VGA (D-Sub), Digital and Display Port. Then the arm and on the right of this the three pin (kettle type) connecter and an on/off rocket button.

The reason for the larger arm is the range of height it can be adjusted to. Not only has it height adjustment but back and forward tilt and side to side movement so this can suit so many environments. You can even use it in portrait mode.

Ben Q are big on eye care and even on their lower priced offerings this gives a kinder view after all we only get one pair of eyes. You can invoke a setting that tells you when to take a break.

So having given all the plus points it might be the best time to mention the one minus point I found, no HDMI connection. Often I can get round this by a Display Port to HDMI dongle but here this was not accepted.

So the figures, the minimum distance from the stand to the base of the screen is 7cm and the maximum is 21cm.

The screen can rotate 90degrees to with the aid of the supplied software the display becomes 1200x1920 and this is great for long web pages.

There is around 20 degrees or back tilt and 5 degrees forward tilt. As stated there is also side to side movement.

A line of six touch LEDs are along the bottom edge towards the right. The unit does not sense the active connection which can be an advantage as that means you can have more than one cable plugged into the unit at the same time. Just select the display you want by use of the buttons.

For those in offices with a lot of light the screen is quite matt and so reduces the reflective chances and joy of joy the screen surround is matt black and not the horrible shiny black that shows every mark. This is likely to be moved more than most with its ability to rotate.  

There are special modes for CAD/CAM and Animation users in fact I counted 12 different modes.

The ECO mode allows power saving of up to 44% in gamin mode and 37% for email, document and web page modes. This mode will be automatically invoked when you walk away from your monitor, it returns to whatever setting you were using when you return.

The contrast ratio is 3000:1 giving razor sharp definition. For me however the main reasons to have this panel is eye care and the 16:10 display which gives that little extra in both landscape and portrait modes.

The Ben Q BL2411PT is available from the link below for £231.19 with free delivery.

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