BenQ LED Monitor (EW2440) review

The current monitor I’m using is a 22″ Viewsonic LCD monitor purchased from my trusty computer shop nearby my place awhile back. Because it’s an LCD monitor, this would be a great opportunity for me to compare against the BenQ LED monitor (EW2440).

benq ew2240 led monitor
Out of the box

Besides the LED panel, you’ll have the base and joint to assemble for the monitor. And connecting the two wasn’t difficult because the screw has a flap which allows you to tighten the joint without having to use a screwdriver.

Back of the LED monitor
Back of the LED monitor

After the base and joint are connected, you may need to use a tool to tighten it to the LED monitor panel. You’ll notice the screw at the near bottom. And naturally, being a new model in the market, HDMI connectivity would be the preferred choice.

BenQ LED monitor connectivity

When I lifted the LED panel, it was nice to not carry one which wasn’t too heavy. It made assembling the monitor more pleasant and this surprised me, because my LCD monitor is heavier than this!

DVI to HDMI cabke
DVI to HDMI cabke

Unfortunately for me, my Radeon HD4870 graphics card doesn’t have a HDMI port, so I got myself a converter cable. I guess I can still call this a worthwhile investment, if by chance, I would have a use for this in future.

BenQ LED monitor in place

The black borders around the monitor you are seeing is not the frame. It’s because the scaling of the display is a little off. After some Googling, my answer resided in the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) for ATI cards. This was bad news for me because CCC is screwed up on my machine. It doesn’t launch, even after countless re-installs.

How the BenQ LED monitor (EW2440) performed for me?

Not letting this get the better of me, I still could use the monitor and it was obvious the colours was much more vibrant on the BenQ compared to my ol Viewsonic. It did take a little geting used to at first, but once my vision did, using the BenQ for my website designs was good.

Weird fact. When I did launch the game; Team Fortress 2, it occupied the screen from edge to edge. Plus, I didn’t notice any ghosting problems while gaming. This was definitely a good sign.

Ghosting was also not present during my viewing of anime and movies. The colours were crisp and black was black. Some monitors have a challenge with black and very dark grey. The BenQ didn’t have this.

If I were nitpicking, my 1 qualm I had over this monitor was the “buttons” for settings. It utilizes a touch-based button, so while pulling up a menu is fine, I sure wasn’t used to tuning my settings with it. Then again, I may not be just used to this touch-based button thing.

Overall, I would consider this BenQ LED monitor model as an option when shopping for a new monitor. And a quick lookup online for price shows you can get it around MYR 700. I’d say that’s not too bad.

P.S.: I’m back on my Viewsonic and I already miss the BenQ LED monitor because white was really white. Now, my white has a slight yellow. T_T

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