BenQ EW2440 Monitor Review

Benq, a renowned provider of monitors launched a special eye care range of monitors in December 2013 for comfortable viewing experience. These monitors comes with flicker free and low blue light technology that help in reducing the blue light emissions which are responsible for the eye health related problems.

One of the monitors in this range is EW2440L which is available for Rs 15,000. So is it worth buying? And should you replace your existing monitor with this one? Read on to find out.
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Unboxing

Once you unbox the device you can find the following contents :

  • EW2440 24 inch Monitor
  • Monitor Stand
  • VGA cable
  • MHL cable
  • Power Adapter
  • User guide & manuals
  • Driver CD

Unfortunately there is no HDMI cable provided in the box. Monitor supports HDMI but you need to buy the cable separately.

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Design & Build Quality

EW2440 comes with a Zero Bezel design and has a matte finish display. Once you turn on the display it looks quite stunning with the Zero bezel design. Monitor can easily be attached to the stand without any problems.

At the front you just have the 24 inch display and few touch sensitive control buttons present on the lower right corner. The control buttons are bit hard to find as they are not clearly visible on the front panel.

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You don’t have anything else on the front side. Moving on to the back of the monitor, all the ports are placed in a vertical strip which makes it easier to manage your cables. You can find the VGA port, two HDMI ports, an audio in, an audio out and the power port on the back.

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You can also notice two speakers which are placed on either side of the connections panel. Overall, EW 2440 has nice design and decent built quality.

Features & Performance

Benq EW 2440 is a full HD flicker free monitor with good brightness levels. The monitor has good color reproduction and amazing 178 degree viewing angles. The monitor delivers good performance while watching videos, playing games, surfing internet or reading text. The monitor offer various different modes like low blue light, game mode, cinema, photo, sRGB, Eco etc.

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The main mode or feature of this monitor is the Low blue light mode which offers 4 different preset modes – reading mode with 70% blue light reduction, office mode with 60% reduction, web surfing with 50% reduction and multimedia mode with 30% reduction. While using the monitor in Low blue light modes you will find the display yellowish.

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This appears to be bit strange but after using the monitor for couple of days you will notice that your eyes are getting less strained as compare to traditional monitors. We tested the monitor by connecting it via HDMI and we faced no issues while setting up the display.

We even tried the MHL connection by connecting Xperia Z2 with the monitor using the cable provided in the box and the monitor readily recognized the device. The monitor comes with two interesting features –  super resolution and smart focus for up scaling the videos by boosting the pixel density and for focusing on the small area or window on the screen respectively.

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The output of built-in dual speakers is quite decent. They are good enough to watch videos/movies and play games. The monitor may not be the best choice for hard core gamers since the response time is not as good as high end monitors but for average gamers it can be a good choice. Here are the ratings we give to the monitor keeping in mind the price:

  • Reading – 5/5
  • Watching Videos/Movies – 4/5
  • Browsing Internet – 4.5/5
  • Playing Games – 3.5/5
  • Reading Text – 5/5
  • Overall – 4.5/5

Conclusion

Benq EW 2440 is available in India for Rs 15,000 which makes it one of the best monitors in this price segment. The features it offers may not be the best for gamers but they are perfect for a normal/average user. This monitor is specially designed for people who spend lot of their time in front of computers and we highly recommend you to opt for this monitor if your budget is around 15,000 INR and you are looking for the best monitor in this price segment.

Pros:

  • Decent Pricing
  • Good design
  • Flicker Free
  • Blue Eye reduction
  • Inbuilt speakers

Cons:

  • No HDMI cable in the box
  • Touch buttons bit hard to locate

Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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  1. I had Benq CRT monitor and it was great. I didn’t know that Benq still exists and they still make monitors. Thanks for reviewing about the monitor.

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