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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
>> Hey, guys. This is Eric Franklin from Cnet.com.
And today we're looking at the BenQ E2400 HD. I'll be
comparing this monitor to the Dell ultra sharp 2408WP
and the Dell S2409W. Right off the bat I want to say
that this monitor can be found for as low as 300
bucks. But, for that price, it makes a few
sacrifices. First sacrifice is ergonomic options.
While the Dell 2408 has, you know, screen head
adjustment, rotation, pivoting, this monitor has none
of those. It does tilt back about 20 to 30 degrees
and it does tilt forward about 5 degrees. But that's
about it as far as ergonomic options are concerned.
The second place it makes sacrifices is in connection
options. One again the Dell 2408 has tons of
connection options. It has, you know, two DVI ports,
has display port, component, S-video. This monitor,
the BenQ, has HGMI, DVI and VGA, and that's all you
are getting. However, one thing I was impressed by
was this foot stand. I mean, this thing is like a
brick of a foot stand and it's even shaped like a foot
with a heel and everything. It's really solid. And
when I push on it like this, it hardly wobbles at all.
It stays really solid. Maybe move it round a little
bit, but it doesn't really wobble a lot. We tested
the display in games and movies and it performed well
in both. However, in movies it didn't quite perform
as well as the Dell 2409. The blacks just weren't as
deep. The display does have built-in speakers and the
built-in headphone jack. But we found that the volume
for the speakers are a little bit low. We would like
them to be a little bit higher. The onscreen display
has many useful options, but it's kind of clunky and
the learning curve takes a little bit too much to get
used to. If you are in the market for a low prices
24-inch monitor, we actually recommend the Dell
S2409W. It has slightly better performance and the
OST option gives it it's edge. Once again, this is
Eric Franklin and this has been the first look at the
BenQ E2400 HD.
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