BenQ EW2430 review

Can a VA panel and an LED backlight improve on this classic model from BenQ?

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  • VA panel gives nice colours
  • Black levels very impressive


  • Shonky pixel response
  • Dull LED backlight

The BenQ EW2430 is the latest affordable VA panel LCD monitor, looking to replace one of our favourite PC screens ever, the BenQ EW2420.

Any LCD panel you want so long as it's TN. With a small handful of exceptions, that's been the depressingly familiar refrain when it comes to affordable PC monitors. But a few screens do bust through the TN barrier, and the latest is the BenQ EW2430.

BenQ has form when it comes to sensibly-priced screens with decent panel technology. The BenQ EW2420 is definitely an old favourite. For less than £200 you got a 24-inch full HD panel sporting vertical alignment (VA) technology and an LED backlight to boot.

That mattered because VA panels offer much richer, more vibrant colours than the TN norm for LCDs, along with deeper blacks and better viewing angles. Typically the only downside is response times. But VA technology has been catching up, and the pixel response gap is often negligable.

With all that in mind, we have high hopes for the new BenQ EW2430. It picks up where its progenitor left off, with a VA panel and LED backlight in return for relatively little cost.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
ColourBlack, Metallic Grey
Brightness250 cd/m², 250 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameBenQ
Contrast Ratio20,000,000:1
Mount TypeWall Mountable
Screen Size61 cm (24")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time8 ms
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, USB Hub
Operating Power Consumption65 W
Height433.4 mm
Width579.2 mm
Depth169.3 mm
ManufacturerBenQ Corporation
Product ModelEW2430
Product NameEW2430 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part Number9H.L6DLB.QPE
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

BenQ EW2430 seamlessly integrates audio and visual dimensions of entertainment; it is even equipped with true 8bit for a smooth visual presentation, giving you the full cinematic experience at right at home. BenQ EW series has tailored a personalized audio-visual entertainment center just for you.

Package Contents
  • EW2430 Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • USB Cable
Weight (Approximate)5.60 kg