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BenQ GW2450 Glossy Black 24" 4ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 20,000,000:1 (5000:1)

  • 1920 x 1080 4ms (GTG)
  • DC 20,000,000:1 (5000:1)
  • D-Sub, DVI
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Learn more about the BenQ GW2450

Model

Brand
BenQ
Model
GW2450
Cabinet Color
Glossy Black

Display

Screen Size
24"
LED Backlight
Yes
Widescreen
Yes
Recommended Resolution
1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle
178°(H) / 178°(V)
Pixel Pitch
0.276mm
Display Colors
16.7 Million
Brightness
250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
DC 20,000,000:1 (5000:1)
Response Time
4ms (GTG)
Horizontal Refresh Rate
30 - 83 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate
50 - 76 Hz

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors
D-Sub, DVI
D-Sub
1
DVI
1
HDMI
No
DisplayPort
No

Power

Complies with
ENERGY STAR
Power Consumption
37 W (On mode)
25 W (Base on Energy Star)
<0.3W (Power saving mode)

Convenience

Regulatory Approvals
TCO 5.0
Stand Adjustments
Tilt: -5 - 15 Degrees
Built-in TV Tuner
No
Built-in Speakers
No
HDCP Support
Yes
VESA Compatible
100 x 100mm
Features
Brilliant Image Quality - VA LED Leads the Way

Ultra High Native Contrast Ratio for better image depth and definition

Full HD 1080p 16:9 Visual Perfection

Superior Response Time

Senseye 3 Visual Solution to Your Everyday Viewing Needs

Win 7 compatible

ecoFACTS Label

Energy Star Qualified

Dimensions

Dimensions
17.2" x 22.8" x 7" with stand
13.8" x 22.8" x 2.5" without stand
Weight
Net: 9 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Raphael S.
  • 4/19/2014 10:11:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo more TN for me!

Pros: No PWM.
True 8-bit panel as opposed to budget IPS panels using 6bit+FRC.
No noticeable ghosting.
Matte coating on the screen.
Luckily no dead pixels.
Power light indicator out of the way.

Cons: No DVI cable.
No HDMI output.
Screen too bright out of the box.
Color profiles available online may no longer be applicable.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned above, the models currently shipping as of week11, 2014 no longer uses PWM. I have tested it out with a camera phone and there is no flickering at <25 brightness. I have no issues with flickering, but those who have trouble with it should most certainly consider buying this monitor.

If you look up the panels used by some budget IPS monitors, you will notice that quite a number of them aren't true 8-bit panels. Not really an issue for most people, but hey if you want a non-TN monitor then may as well go all-in and grab a true 8-bit panel.

I don't understand why Benq pretty much made a new monitor, but still refuse to ship it with a DVI cable. You should be prepared ahead of time and make sure you have a DVI cable if you plan on purchasing this monitor. VGA won't cut it. Don't forget to turn down the brightness as soon as you turn it on!

Also, this monitor should really be called GW2450-1 as it is fundamentally different from the earlier model. The backlight technology is different (DC as opposed to PWM) and an altogether new panel is being used (with a native contrast of 3000:1 AMVA+ as opposed to 5000:1 AMVA). The color profile available online is for the earlier model of the GW2450 and it may not work as effectively on this model.

Either way, I'm happy with my purchase and glad to have made the move from TN to VA. If you're looking for a budget non-TN monitor, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value for your money. Unless of course you need a display with HDMI...

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  • Damon W.
  • 4/19/2014 10:38:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUPDATE

Pros: I gave the monitor a 1 and returned it... turns out i might have a weird graphics card issue... although i tested the monitor on two different computer and neither laptop could find it, not sure what was going on.
I have since tried another DVI monitor and it worked on one of those computer but not the other.
In short, maybe i'm and idiot but don't take that 1* review to heart. Never owned a BenQ monitor so I'm not sure what they are like.

Giving it a 5 to offset my 1

Cons: Tech support WAS completely useless. Being passed around by indians... I felt like a basket of falafels. They had no idea what was going on.
When the extent of tech support is "puch the button on the side" then we have issues.
I just got 3 hours of tech support from dell on the other hand and they were incredible... coming to my house and everything!

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  • Chris R.
  • 4/18/2014 6:39:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBenQQs

Pros: First off, i bought three of these to do surround gaming.
They have not let me down at all!
I read review after review they are all pretty mixed up.
I have not had a problem yet, they got here safe and sounds with no dead pix or broken stands.
People mention that the stands are weak and cheap.
I agree they are cheap but if you make sure that they clip down all the way they will not falter when bumped slightly.

I have no scrolling problems or blurred text what so ever nor any back-light bleeding.

Runs perfectly!

Cons: The much mentioned Con!
No DVI cable.. it is the year 2014 not 1999

Other Thoughts: I always suggest mounting monitors to the wall or some other mount when they have the back screws for it.
There is a reason that they have them, and a less than solid stand.

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  • Damon W.
  • 4/17/2014 6:49:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbroken out of the box

Pros: it was a rectangle

Cons: broken out of the box. no OSD menu or input recognition. did get a splash screen which let me know that the panel worked, just not the firmware or interface. called benq tech support and they were sure that i just didn't know where the power button was. i guess i should stop using my cd drive as a cup holder to.
anyway tech support was clueless, newegg was awesome, issued an rma and free shipping label. I'm trying a different brand

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  • Robert S.
  • 4/8/2014 10:43:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsClear up fuzzy type

Pros: After 1 year of daily use, update to original review. I like the on light on the side, it's out of sight, just have to lean a little to see it. Now that I've finally learned how to calibrate it,
I like it even more. Type now very clear even when scrolling. Also, what a difference between 'TP' and 'IPS' style monitors!

Cons: Not really cons, more like observations
Came with VGA cord, but not DVI cord.
My local grade school uses VGA, not DVI.
They were glad to swap.
Default 'brightness' requires sunglasses! Turned way down.
Type was fuzzy, especially when scrolling, had to calibrate.

Other Thoughts: Had fuzzy type sometimes, got better by lowering contrast.
Totally eliminated, and now very clear, even when scrolling!
>rt click on desktop>screen resolution>advanced settings>
color management tab>color management> advanced>
calibrate display>follow prompts to adjust and check the box for 'clear type'. Wow, what a difference! PS: Windows 7 Pro

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  • Christopher C.
  • 3/5/2014 7:55:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPricing

Pros: Purchased for $119.00 after BenQ $30 Discount

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Used for:
BF4
SSF4 AE
DOTA 2

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  • Luke C.
  • 2/25/2014 12:37:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVote this review up for others...

Pros: This monitor is awesome but you aren't, not yet. If you want to be as awesome as this monitor (and me) follow my settings. Of course every monitor has revisions so these settings might not be the best for you but you mind as well try them since they are the PERFECT settings.

Press "MENU" on the monitor and move to the "PICTURE ADVANCED" settings.

Picture Mode: Standard
Senseye Demo Off (this setting should be grayed out)
DynamicContrast: 0 (this setting should be grayed out)
Display Mode: (this can be left alone)
Color Format: RGB (this setting should be grayed out)


THEN press "MENU" on the monitor and move to the "PICTURE" settings.


Brightness: 21
Contrast: 50
Sharpness: 1
Gamma: 3
AMA: HIGH
Color: (click this setting and a new window will open. Follow below...)
Color Temperature: Normal (leave these settings as is.. trust me)

That's it! See my other notes below for more tips!

Cons: Bezel could be thinner and a better stand perhaps.

Other Thoughts: To reach the BenQ hidden factory menu HOLD the Menu button while turning on the monitor (press the power button once while holding the MENU button is what I mean). When the monitor shows an image on the screen press the MENU button (you were still holding the Menu button up until this point, let go of the Menu button and press it). A "BenQ Service Page" should appear on the screen. If it doesn't, try turning off the monitor and try again. You might want to try spamming the MENU button (press it constantly) after the monitor first turns on until the "BenQ Service Page" appears. Once this page I HIGHLY recommend going down to the setting that says "Logo" and turning it "Off". When your monitor turns on you won't see that annoying BenQ logo anymore. Awesome!

Other tips include: If you use Firefox (this drove me nuts!) go into the "Options" settings (within Firefox) then click the "Advanced" tab. Look for a setting called "Use Smooth Scrolling". Make sure to uncheck the check box. Do not use that setting. It makes scrolling on Firefox HORRIBLE unless you disable it like I'm telling you. Look at the difference between both settings and be glad I shared that with you.

Last bit of expert knowledge I can share with you is to do your eyes a favor and download the program "f.lux" just google it. It is probably one of the most important applications that every computer should have but not that many people know about it. It automatically changes your monitor's color settings to reduce eye strain. One of the best apps to have. Of course you can disable this application easily on your system tray. If you want to watch a movie for instance you will preserve the settings I shared above (by disabling it) but if you are just browsing the internet your eyes are more important than color/contrast accuracy. One of my personal favorite computer apps. No eye stress EVER!

I hope this helps someone. Cheers.

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  • Joshua I.
  • 2/20/2014 10:51:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for gaming!

Pros: Very solid, 24 inch screen screen. Produces a solid 1080p res and as far as I can tell, there are no bad pixels. I haven't had it long, but so far its working out very well and I couldn't be happier.

Cons: Doesn't come with a DVI cable. Not sure why, since it has the port, but seeing as the DVI cables are pretty cheap, it wasn't a big deal. Like most people said, the settings had to be worked on, but it took me all of 5 mins to fix it. Some people have been saying it took them an hour and I just don't see how.

Other Thoughts: I would 100% recommend this monitor for anyone who is into gaming. 24 inches may not sound that big, but the monitor is surprisingly large, especially if you're pc gaming and are only sitting 3 ft from it.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 2/18/2014 5:57:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: Very big compared to the 17" Hanns G I upgraded from.
I was still impressed with it compared to the 21" AOC my wife is using.
Good, bright colors when calibrated correctly. Once I switched it to sRGB I only had to make minor adjustments to brightness and contrast to get a nice, crisp display.
Colors are much better than any other monitor I have owned before.

Cons: When using the premium setting for AMA it causes ghosting. I tried it out a few times and was not able to get over the level of ghosting produced on the premium setting. High setting is just fine.

Other Thoughts: I was disappointed to find out that this monitor only does 60 Hz at 1080. I thought it would do 75 Hz at 1080, but I'm ok with that. I should have researched it a bit further before making an assumption.
I mostly play CS:GO and this monitor has made a difference. I will eventually upgrade to a 120-144 capable monitor, but I can't really take full advantage of that now due to limitations with my video card.

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  • John A.
  • 2/16/2014 8:33:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWoot!

Pros: I found a review online for how to color calibrate these monitors and decided to pull the trigger on them during Black Friday sales. There is much love and happiness. I went from a 1680x1050 16:10 display to a pair of 1080p displays.

Also, they have a matte screen finish, so as I type this now, with indirect sunlight streaming into my window, I am not blinded. I can even watch a movie and not have it look terrible (unless it's a really dark movie, like Resident Evil, Sin City, etc. But that's because ~sunlight~, not the screen's fault).

BEST OF ALL (for me) you can break these monitors back down, put them *back* in their packing boxes (which are extremely well designed) and safely transport them. Breakdown is tool-less (you may want a soft mallet or pliers if your fingers aren't strong to overcome some of the pull tabs) and takes about 20 seconds if you know what you are doing. 60 if you don't. As someone who travels a lot, I absolutely love this feature.

Cons: *ponders for a long time* I really can't think of any. They are stable on my table, I don't need audio or any more tilt than they already provide. The lack of height adjust might be an issue for some, but just stack stuff under them if that's your need. Uh...No. Maybe include at least one DVI/HDMI cable with them? That's about the only improvement I could really imagine.

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