BenQ was kind enough to let us borrow one of their RL2460HT, 24-inch gaming monitors and were impressed by its performance – especially given that the monitor boasts a budget-friendly MSRP of $249.
Visually, the BenQ RL2460HT is of standard monitor fare. It features a black bezel and frame with an splash of red coloring in a strip around where the monitor meets the unit’s base piece. The RL2460HT is capable of both tilt, height adjustment, and rotational movements – allowing people who prefer to use monitors in portrait mode to get their wish. This maneuverability also helps adjust the monitor to the gamer’s eye-line – an important feature given this monitor’s narrow viewing angle (but more on that in the next section). Along the right side of the monitor, you will find the various button controls to adjust image quality, etc. The panel itself is of the Twisted Nematic (TN) variety and boasts a 1920×1080 resolution.
While this gaming monitor’s price point may only be $249, it performs very well with a lightning-fast response time of 1ms. Even though the monitor is only a 60Hz panel, the performance is respectable and is more than enough to enjoy the visual offerings of your favorite FPS title. Playing both Call of Duty: Ghosts on my PC as well as HALO 4 on my Xbox 360 while displayed on the monitor, I was pleased. Keep in mind that this monitor foregoes features like G-Sync or 3D in favor of keeping its price down. Unfortunately, this does mean that the monitor is not nearly as capable as showing off smooth motion and high-detail of 120Hz+ monitors. If you are used to that caliber of display, you probably will not like what you see here. In terms of connecting to the monitor, the RL2460HT features several inputs on its bottom edge, with 2 HDMI ports, 1 DVI-DL port, 1 D-sub pot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack available for users.
Movie watching on this monitor proved alright, but I did notice that the overall image/color quality of the panel seemed slightly “bland”, for lack of a better adjective. It performed well for its price point, but if you are a movie snob, you probably want to save for something more expensive. Adjusting the image coloring and other adjustments can be done with the on-screen display which, to its credit, should be commended for being exceptionally-easy to navigate. I hate on-screen menus but BenQ has made it a no-brainer here.
The biggest issue I found with the monitor, and this stems from its panel type, is that it has a fairly narrow viewing angle, and if you are planning to use this for several people to enjoy in a room together, you may want to look elsewhere. This monitor is best served when one person is playing a computer or console that is connected to it, and is sitting in front of the display.
- Product Color Black-Red
- Screen Size 24″W
- Aspect Ratio 16:9
- Resolution (max.) 1920×1080
- Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.276
- Brightness ( typ.) 250 cd/㎡
- DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 12M:1
- Panel Type TN
- Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 170°/160°
- Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ. 1ms GTG
- Display Colors 16.7million
- Color Gamut 72% NTSC
- Contrast ( typ. ) 1000:1
- Input Connector D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / Headphone jack
- Power Supply (90~264 AC) Built-in
- Power Consumption (On mode) 27 W
- (Power saving mode) <0.3 W
Dimensions & Weight
- CTN Dimensions (HxWxD mm) 422 x 684 x 230
- Dimensions(HxWxD mm) 502 x 579 x 213
- Dimensions with Wall Mount (HxWxD mm) 350 x 579 x 63
- Net Weight (kg) 6.1
- Gross Weight (kg) 8.4
- Vista Premium
- Senseye® Senseye 3
- AMA Yes
- HDCP Yes
- Color Temperature Reddish / Normal / Bluish / User mode
- OSD Language 17 languages
- VESA Wall Mounting 100 x100 mm
- Swivel (left/right) 45°/45°
- Tilt (down/up) -5°/15°
- Height Adjustment (mm) 110 mm
- K Locker Yes
After borrowing one of BenQ’s RL2460HT monitors for a time, we can wholeheartedly recommend it as a gaming monitor for gamers not wanting to break their piggy banks at the expense of performance. It may not have all the high-end bells and whistles, but if you just want a decent-performing monitor at a great price, you can’t go wrong with this choice. The BenQ RL2460HT 24-inch gaming monitor is available now at BenQ’s official website.
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