On Amazon the BenQ XL2420G is $540, or $529 from B&H Photo, not inexpensive but within the grasp of more people than some of the larger and more expensive G-SYNC monitors. It has a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz as you expect from this style of monitor and it does indeed support Nvidia's 3D Vision, although some may be deterred by the 1080p resolution and the fact that it is a TN panel. Some features do need to be sacrificed to bring the price down and the simple fact is that there are no IPS G-SYNC monitors currently for sale and TN is the faster type of monitor and this display is all about speed. The Tech Report tried it out and were very impressed, check the full review to see why.
"Today, we're turning our attention to BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" G-Sync monitor that's currently selling for about $580 at Newegg. This display is a little smaller and more affordable than some of the other G-Sync offerings we've looked at, but it's not lacking in functionality or connectivity. Quite the opposite."
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$580 for a 24″ 1080p tn
$580 for a 24″ 1080p tn panel, gsync or not, is fucking highway robbery. That you would even post this suggests the site is nothing more than a marketing tool for the companies that support you–in this case, most likely nvidia.
They did send me a real life
They did send me a real life unicorn. Damn expensive to feed though, especially the rent on the virigins to handle the food.
Yeah, sorry Jeremy. You are
Yeah, sorry Jeremy. You are the last person I should be giving a hard time. Just these prices along with the cost of high end graphics cards have a poor asshole very frustrated.
I normally just lurk but….
I normally just lurk but…. HA HA best reply ever!
The internet agrees with you.
The internet agrees with you. 2nd best reply.
omg x999, nuff said…2/11
omg x999, nuff said…2/11 can’t come any sooner.
Waited for almost a year for
Waited for almost a year for this to release then seen the the price and was like you can keep it.
This is stupid expensive for 1080 tn you pay for both gsync and benq engine. Even then still stupid expensive.
Should cost no more than 400-450 tops
the only reasonable
the only reasonable priced display is AOC G2460PG but green just clashes and im personally waiting for glossy i hate matte even more so on a TN.
Even 400 seems high
Even 400 seems high notwithstanding it being a gsync monitor. Now we have to pay absurd amounts for flagships that will need to be replaced in a year or two and an extra few hundred on a compatible monitor to allow the flagship to perform at its full potential. Seem to be getting fucked on both ends, don’t you think?
Affordable? u guys r just
Affordable? u guys r just trolling rite? rite!?
I’ve paid $3,300 for 30″
I’ve paid $3,300 for 30″ 2560×1600 Apple Cinema HD Displays.
I’ve paid $1,600 for 30″ 2560×1600 ACD HDs.
I’ve paid $800 for Asus Swift 2560×1440 GSync capable displays.
I’ve paid $300 on risky korean panels.
I can not see myself paying $600(w/tax) for a TN that is only 1920×1080. I mean, $600 is more than six years of Netflix or a decade of rdio.
BTW, don’t forget that appending “p” to resolution on a computer monitor is pretty redundant. When was the last time anyone had an interlaced computer monitor?! 😛
Yeah I’m backing this
Yeah I’m backing this comment, not that I ever bought the cinema displays when they were that expensive, but I remember lusting for them in High School. As a proud ROG Swift owner I think at least I was getting the only 1440p 144hz panel at the time (I guess still is right now). Monoprice has a 144hz now for $250, the Asus one is 270-280… I know the G-Sync module is roughly $200… I just still think more than 400 is difficult to swallow for 1080p.
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I still run interlaced
I still run interlaced resolutions sometimes. It lets me get close to 4k on my CRT
Wanna know what’s alot
Wanna know what’s alot cheaper then this? The Asus VG248QE monitor ($274.99us newegg), then buy the DIY G-Sync kit (If you can find one).
Modules are gone.
Modules are gone.
So the same benq model
So the same benq model without gsync is $399 (xl2430t). That is a $180 premium for gsync. AMD free(sync) me from nvidias prices!
Sorry bad math, $140 price
Sorry bad math, $140 price difference
Think comparing it to the
Think comparing it to the multitude of 24″ 1080p TN panels would make the diff closer to $380 give or take $50.
People are willing to pay a
People are willing to pay a significant premium for cutting edge performance, like when you pay an extra $200+ for a 980 over the cost of a 290x. In the case of this “affordable” monitor, your extra $200+ dollars is getting you something about as cutting edge as a bowl of lukewarm oatmeal… okay, it has some tasty high-refresh rate raisins sprinkled on top, but the rest is bland as can be.
Going to be interesting to see if this extremely high monitor pricing (for what you get) turn Gsync into a marketplace handicap for Nvidia instead of a desirable selling point. They are already at a significant price premium versus AMD for comparably performing cards. Add in an extra $200 for a monitor so that can actually use all features you paid extra for when buying the card? Surely even some dedicated Nvidia consumers are gonna be hesitant about getting dinged twice to implement Gsync.
Only the high-end consumers are going to comfortably pay $350-400 more for an Nvidia Gsync card and monitor versus AMD gear, and those consumers aren’t going to hook their race horse 980s up to this gold plated plow of a monitor. Real world example, I was looking at an R9 295×2 on sale for $630 this week. Combo that with LG’s upcoming 29″ 2560×1080 freesync monitor with msrp of $377… and you STILL got money left over (which you will need for the power bill) versus a 980 and ol’ 1080 BenQ here.
I wish for once someone would
I wish for once someone would review 120/144hz versus Gsync at the same rates, and offer up a comparison video or something. In every case, I see “I’ll never use 60hz again”. Well great, but that’s not because of Gsync. If it was, you’d be asking for 60hz with GSync!
Specifically, if I’m getting 90fps on a 144hz monitor, how much would a person notice Gsync, if at all? Would users at this FPS rate pass a “blind taste test”? How about 120hz with LightBoost versus Gsync without -which would be preferred for gamers – one is smooth, one is clear.
Serious question because retailers are notoriously bad at having monitors available on display. It’s impossible to tell in the store.
G-Sync is a solution for all
G-Sync is a solution for all the problems inherant to V-Sync. I agree that there’s no substitute for high frame rates, but the number of games that are hard to setup and enjoy because of V-Sync is huge.
If you’re getting 11ms frame times (90fps) constantly at 144Hz, you should probably switch to ULMB mode at 85Hz with V-Sync. If the frame times are not consistent, then yes, G-Sync mode IS going to give a better experience.
I don’t agree that between G-Sync and ULMB modes “one is smooth, one is clear”. ULMB mode should be used if your PC can generate consistent, unwavering frame times. As it’s only supported at 85, 100 and 120Hz, it’s going to look smooth as all hell AND be clearer than anything available on an LCD display.
No video is going to effectively convey the advantages of these modes. I agree that retailers such at displaying technology properly, so you wont get much help from them. Some people just wont have the disposable income to take a chance on a $600+ item. These people are probably going to have to wait until there are many more opinions out there before spending their money.
AOC & ACER have $450 options
AOC & ACER have $450 options @ 24″ without HDMI inputs so no extra value for me, but console/pc users will buy this (I went with the AOC!).
This thing is going to be
This thing is going to be sold for around £500 in the UK, which is pure lunacy. How on earth can they expect to sell any of them at that price when the ASUS ROG Swift can be had for around £60-£100 more depending on where you look? Crazy. I’d rather spend the extra and go for the extra screen real estate, because lets be honest, if you’re looking at gaming class monitors, chances are you’re both A)Clued up on gaming hardware, and B) Own a pretty decent set of cards to facilitate such gaming at such high FPS. Go Home BenQ, You’re drunk.