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.
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. Download the Game Mode Loader
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.
120Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics
With a refresh rate of 120Hz, there's never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered. Drawing on hyper-speed video processing technology, the XL2420T gives you on-screen action and captivating realism.
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.
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.
Mercury-free LED-backlit display
Recycled papers in packaging box
Eco-friendly ink printing in packaging box
BFR/PVC-free casing plastics
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 Bin_L @Jan 23, 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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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
One of the best gaming monitor's out there, I noticed there was no input lag, and I love the black equalizer:D, as a counter strike source player myself, those dark spots piss me off, but with this option, they can never hide again.
I just bought this computer a few days ago and it is absolutely awesome. I havent tried the 3d vision yet. The 120hz is amazing. I will never go back to regular 60hz monitor. this is a good purchase.
After returning another monitor at a retail store, I decided to go online and after reviewing response times i went with the Benq monitor, g2g is 2ms, and g2b is 5ms, running tests i had no ghosting or screen bleed, where crysis 2 which has heavy black to white environments has perfect picture.
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