Packed with a raft of specialist features, the 24in XL2420T is all about gaming. Its 2ms response time ensures that fast action shooters remain blur free and it supports Nvidia’s 3DVision technology when fitted with the appropriate kit, while its 120Hz refresh rate allows for even faster 2D thrills. You can also hook it up to all your consoles, thanks to DVI, dual HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort connections and, unusually for a gaming display, it comes with a height adjustable stand which also twists into portrait mode. Even more unusual is the wired “S Switch” device which is festooned with chunky buttons for changing screen settings at speed.
Reg Rating 85%
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For a more hands-on computing experience, you might like to try Dell’s 21.5in ST2220T. It supports Windows 7 multi-touch gestures, includes an IPS panel with wide viewing angles and impressive colour and has a pair of built-in speakers. It can also tilt all the way back to horizontal for table-top touchscreen fun. It’s a far cry from the accuracy and responsiveness of a decent tablet. But it’s great for applications large controls such as Windows Media Center. Be warned, the thick gesture-blocking frame bezel means this isn’t the ideal display for Windows 8 touch input – you’ll have to wait just a little longer for Windows 8 certified models to become available.
Reg Rating 80%
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Stop promoting this junk!
1080p is just junk, the whole pc monitor industry has been sucked into TV manufactures wet dreams for cheap panels.
We had affordable high resolution CRT's a decade ago and now years on unless you take out a bank loan were stuck with this low resolution crap. Whats even worse is that 4K is here apparently but only in 55" screens or above, unless of course you take out the afformentioned bank loan.
If tech sites like the Reg and many other really really wanted to address their audiences views and requirements they should mark down any 1080p panel with a vocal explanation in each review. My ipad now has a higher resolution that the monitor I use for content creation which is rediculous.
1920x1080 is so 2010...
Enough of this widescreen POS we want lots of pixels in every direction 4:3 rules ok.
I use two Dell 24in 1920x1200 screens for my main dev work. slightly different model numbers, Totally different colour profiles. WTF! Thankfully I have a Spider and can calibrate them but the earlier post about colour profiles is very true. The makers all seem to think that the only thing we are going to show in these screens is the latest hollywood crap sequel/prequel.
Pah. Nuke them all I say!
So five monitors share equal first place at 85%.
Five more monitors share equal sixth place at 80%.
Is the competition really that close?
I'm no closer to being able to chose my new monitor now than I was 20 minutes ago.
I'm sorry El Reg, I'm not a habitual flamer; but please give me more specs and numbers. Tell me how many dvi/rgb/dp connectors the screen has, also please give me a review score that doesn't end in a zero or a five.
Finally, the BenQ XL2420T gets 85% at £290 - also the AOC i2353Fh gets 85% at £130. Is the BenQ really more than twice as good in order to justify the price? Is it really so impossible to pick between these two that on a scale of one to 100, they both get exactly the same marks?