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BenQ V2410 LED Monitor review

BenQ V2410: Back In Black

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Launch SRP S$399

Overall rating 8/10
Design:
8
Features:
8
Performance:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Affordable 24-inch display
Decent performance for its price
THE BAD
Unadjustable height
Tricky balance between blacks and finer details


BenQ V2410 - Design & Features

Clean & Nice

Design

The V2410 is clad in black, so it's visibly less ostentatious or distracting than its V2400 predecessor. Similar to BenQ's recent range of monitors, the V2410 is pretty easy to assemble with little screws or fuss involved. All you have to do is to slot the spine into the base provided, twist the lock located below its stand, and you're set. On the other hand, we noticed the entire setup is still a tad wobbly after securing the joints. While this baby is able to tilt back about 20 degrees, it doesn't swivel nor is its height adjustable. So do take note if you happen to be finicky about height requirements. Navigation wise, BenQ has made the right decision by placing the buttons on the right flank. No hard to reach controls here. An "Auto" positioning button is included into the usual mix. In the connectivity department, expect to find a HDMI 1.3 and an analog VGA port. If you're using an HDMI cable with an audio feed, you might want to know that the headphone jack is located at the left side of the panel should you need to tap the audio source. Blessed with a slim 21mm girth thanks to its LED backlights, we'd have to say the V2410 does sport a simple yet sufficiently charming design on the whole.

They might not be touch-sensitive controls, but BenQ's layout is one of the best we've seen on a monitor. They're easy to access and manage.

 

Features

As it is, the V2410's GUI is very much similar to the rest of BenQ's recent V-series range. Under its Picture Mode, we find the usual color presets (exotically dubbed as Senseye Human Vision Technology by BenQ), which include a Standard, Movie, Game, Photo, sRGB and Eco settings. Like most LCD displays, the Gaming and Photo settings gives you the most vibrant, albeit jarring picture quality. If you prefer to fiddle with the panel's dynamic contrast levels, note that it is only possible to do so with the Movie, Game and Photo presets. To add, we found a HDMI RGB range setting as well under its "Picture Advanced" tab. You can choose RGB (16-235) if you're dealing with lower 8-bit sources, else we'd recommend using the full RGB (0-255) range instead. In the "Display Mode", a few aspect ratio tweaks are given, such as Overscan, Full or Aspect. You might need to manage these if your source does not confirm with the monitor's 1920 by 1080 pixels native resolution (16:9 aspect ratio), or if it has trouble scaling the display to the appropriate size. Other than that, the same typical visual tweaks apply, like Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma and Color options.