BenQ 24" 1080p Monitor - VA Panel - 2xHDMI,1xVGA,3.5mm Audio out - VESA 100 - £99.98 @ Ebuyer
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BenQ 24" 1080p Monitor - VA Panel - 2xHDMI,1xVGA,3.5mm Audio out - VESA 100 - £99.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 1st Dec
I've been looking to buy a new monitor and spotted this one which seems quite good for the money. 2 x HDMI and being wall mountable is perfect for me and 1080p on a 24" panel should look great. Not sure about the response time listed (16ms) it may be wrong as in the 'Technical Specifications' it lists it as 4ms (grey-to-grey).

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Original Poster

Sorry the model is 'BenQ GW2470HE'

true 8bit and not 6bit+2frc

Always take the higher response time as gospel. At 60 FPS though 16ms is less than a frame of lag so perfect for anyone but pro gamers.
Edited by: "Schwarzenegger" 1st Dec

Original Poster

I'm looking for a good all-round monitor as in I watch a lot of HD content and play games occasionally so need something that can do both well, thats why i'm leaning towards a VA panel for its compromise between a TN and an IPS. Great black levels but not as responsive as TN, good colours but not as accurate as an IPS.
Edited by: "hukdjps" 1st Dec

Schwarzenegger2 h, 0 m ago

Always take the higher response time as gospel. At 60 FPS though 16ms is …Always take the higher response time as gospel. At 60 FPS though 16ms is less than a frame of lag so perfect for anyone but pro gamers.



Pixel response time isn't total input lag though. They're two different metrics. Input lag is majorly affected by image processing, which you can't know without proper measurement of the display itself. Take a look at this chart:

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Specifically the U2414H and U2515H. The former is listed at an 8ms response time by Dell. The latter a listed 6ms response time. Yet the U2414H is in a completely different class in terms of input lag (and indeed one of the best on the whole market), because any processing that it's performing is so fast as to be essentially non-existant (or at least non-measurable).

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Do they have a dead pixel policy?

Can't recommend BenQ enough. Been using a BenQ G2420HD since about 2008/9 and never had an issue. Tempted to go dual screen with this

I bought a load of these monitors for work about a year ago, and they’ve all been perfect. Bargain for what you get!

montblanc5 h, 37 m ago

Do they have a dead pixel policy?


On their UK site, when you select a similar model number (GW2450HM) it says:

Which is the "dead pixel warranty policy" for BenQ LCD monitors?

1 dead pixel in the middle of the screen or more than 5 pixel in the other part of the screen.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Dec

Why is this so hot? Plenty of 24 inch monitors for £100 out there?

gummby7 m ago

Why is this so hot? Plenty of 24 inch monitors for £100 out there?


For a 1080p?

This is £97 At CCL

Original Poster

gummby1 h, 21 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0157V5XC6/ref=psdc_428652031_t1_B005OPLG0OIs …https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0157V5XC6/ref=psdc_428652031_t1_B005OPLG0OIs this the same monitor?


The link below compares the GW2470H and the GW2470HE. The only difference I can see is the 'HE' model has 'Low blue light plus' apart from that they seem to be identical (as far as i can tell)

displayspecifications.com/en/…f26
Edited by: "hukdjps" 2nd Dec

Average response time is 16ms on HE and 7 ms on H model. So that could be an issue for gamers.

The HE model has low blue light 'plus'. Compared to low blue light on the H model.

amazon.co.uk/Ben…0hm


Benq seem to charge more on their website for the HM model which has a faster response albeit only 60hz. Amazon charge £99.98 for this. This model is 5-6 years old?
Edited by: "gummby" 2nd Dec

I bought this monitor about a month ago for the same price on Amazon. Using it for Xbox One and Mac Mini. Both look really decent, especially the Xbox. Would definitely recommend it.

Aretak15 h, 4 m ago

Pixel response time isn't total input lag though. They're two different …Pixel response time isn't total input lag though. They're two different metrics. Input lag is majorly affected by image processing, which you can't know without proper measurement of the display itself. Take a look at this chart:[Image] Specifically the U2414H and U2515H. The former is listed at an 8ms response time by Dell. The latter a listed 6ms response time. Yet the U2414H is in a completely different class in terms of input lag (and indeed one of the best on the whole market), because any processing that it's performing is so fast as to be essentially non-existant (or at least non-measurable).


Thanks for the heads up on the Dell U2414H. Really helpful to have a recommendation.

Isn't HotUKdeals a wonderful, helpful place!

I got the boy a 22" Benq VA last year and its by far the worst monitor in the house
for viewing angles colour / everything it looks awful compared to everything else in the house
things that are blue look clearly purple etc and im not talking a slight purple tint full purple
and cant be fixed no matter how much your mess with the settings

Compared to

22" Benq VA VW2245Z
22" Dell/LG IPS
24" LG TN 24M45H
24" Samsung PLS
40" Samsung PLS
52" Sony/Samsung PLS

i really wouldnt recommend these to anyone even the LG 24" TN looks far far better
Edited by: "Shonk" 2nd Dec

Do not purchase this if you intend to do anything with movement ie Gaming, scrolling webpages etc etc. These VA panels have big problems with transitions on certain colours. There are videos on youtube which show how bad it gets on some games.

If you enjoy looking at white pages then you might not notice so much but anything different ie black on grey, brown colours and the ghosting is utterly terrible.

I purchased the Benq GW2470H model of this monitor early in 2016 from Amazon and quickly returned it because it was so terrible. Other people who also purchased the same monitor had similar experiences.

Maybe they improved it immeasurably with the updated models but I doubt it because the problems are with the panels. Optimization of the electronics can help, it did seems to help with the Iiyama version but I would not risk another.

My usage is very demanding on a display, I can even see some ghosting on a 1ms TN panel. Only backlight strobing stops it but that is not usable for other reasons.

BTW there is a thread on Hard forums about these Benq monitors. I purchased a LG 24" TN panel. Not brilliant by any means but at least ghosting, which I cannot stand, is less of a problem. LCD should never of been used in display IMO. Lets just hope that OLED prices drop ASAP.

The GW2470H was capable of about 83Hz but it did not improve any of the problems. The colour reproduction was all over the place, I do have a i1 Display Pro BTW and the Reds were far too low and nothing would correct it.
Edited by: "HookedOnHotDeals" 2nd Dec

So is this a good deal? Because the comment above makes it sound awful!

technokeenan1 h, 47 m ago

So is this a good deal? Because the comment above makes it sound awful!



Search youtube focus searches on gaming and the model number GW2470 or hard (ocp) forums (displays) for the GW2470 and you should find examples of how terrible it can be with certain colour transitions.

TheGamer7 h, 7 m ago

Isn't this is a better deal …Isn't this is a better deal https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-24mp58vq-paeu-24-inch-lcdled-monitor-black-sold-fulfilled-by-amazon-9499-2844452



far better

Thinking of using this when working from home. Though my work laptop is display port. Maplins are £30 for a converter whilst ebay is £3 has anyone any recommendations? Cheers

stuartw1 h, 59 m ago

Thinking of using this when working from home. Though my work laptop is …Thinking of using this when working from home. Though my work laptop is display port. Maplins are £30 for a converter whilst ebay is £3 has anyone any recommendations? Cheers


I've been using one of the cheap display port to hdmi converters off eBay for quite some time now and I've not had any problems.

Aretak2nd Dec

Pixel response time isn't total input lag though. They're two different …Pixel response time isn't total input lag though. They're two different metrics. Input lag is majorly affected by image processing, which you can't know without proper measurement of the display itself. Take a look at this chart:[Image] Specifically the U2414H and U2515H. The former is listed at an 8ms response time by Dell. The latter a listed 6ms response time. Yet the U2414H is in a completely different class in terms of input lag (and indeed one of the best on the whole market), because any processing that it's performing is so fast as to be essentially non-existant (or at least non-measurable).


Where did you find this chart mate? Thanks
Edited by: "Pr0zZy" 3rd Dec

Pr0zZy9 m ago

Where did you find this chart mate? Thanks



It's from TFT Central. That particular one is taken from their U2515H review, but they include them in every review with a selection of relevant monitors.

tftcentral.co.uk/rev…htm

Aretak44 m ago

It's from TFT Central. That particular one is taken from their U2515H …It's from TFT Central. That particular one is taken from their U2515H review, but they include them in every review with a selection of relevant monitors.http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2515h.htm


Thanks, I ask because the input delay I have had on Fifa 18 has ruined the game for me and I’m wondering if it could be down to my Benq RL2755 Zowie.

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stuartw12 h, 59 m ago

Thinking of using this when working from home. Though my work laptop is …Thinking of using this when working from home. Though my work laptop is display port. Maplins are £30 for a converter whilst ebay is £3 has anyone any recommendations? Cheers


you mean it is not possible to connect this monitor to a laptop without additional converter?

tissot221 h, 37 m ago

s you mean it is not possible to connect this monitor to a laptop without …s you mean it is not possible to connect this monitor to a laptop without additional converter?


All depends what ports your laptop has. Mine doesn't have hdmi.

Can anyone recommend a cheap arm for this, to replace using the large base?

823 degrees? Pfftt.

Totally ordinary price. The LG ips linked as the other deal for £5 less is better.

Orr, you can get a much larger 27" VA 1080p panel for £115-£125 on sale frequently, usually Asus.

Why bother with this?
Edited by: "Awaken" 5th Dec

What's color accuracy like on this monitor?

Who on earth would want a 1080 monitor ? You may as well use a crap flat panel tv
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