Amber Bouman Aug 10, 2011

BenQ XL2410T Review

At A Glance


Solid 3D performance; goes to portrait mode.


Poor dark levels; some compression banding and high contrast streaking.

BenQ developed the XL2410T with the help of two high-profile Counter-Strike gamers in order to produce one of the first 120Hz, LED-backlit monitors that is 3D capable—although it doesn’t come bundled with Nvidia’s 3D Vision glasses and emitter. You’ll need to buy that kit separately for $150. The TN panel has the advantage of being able to go to portrait mode—one of the few bonus features in this display.

Developed by gamers, for gamers, we expected more from the BenQ XL2410T.

During our testing, the XL2410T gave us decent detail and good color, however, anything white looked overly bright, creating halos; the display also produced some noticeable compression banding throughout the testing. The very dark gray levels were yet another issue—during our DisplayMate testing we lost detail in the darker images and during our video testing black did not appear as deep or rich as we would have liked. There was also evidence of some slight color-tracking errors, with evidence of faint greens and reds in the grayscale and some high-contrast streaking.

The XL2410T held steady during our Arkham Asylum tests; however, again, the black was a bit of an issue. Our 3D testing went well, producing a clear and solid experience.

Overall, the XL2410T did a fair job but didn’t thrill us.

$400, www.benq.com


BenQ XL2410T

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