BenQ EW2440 review

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BenQ EW 2440 review

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The BenQ EW2440 is an affordable 1080p display providing eye comfort for those who spend most of their time staring at digital windows. In addition to the all-around solid performance, the best aspects of the EW2440 include the ZeroFlicker screen and Low Blue Light modes that make it more comfortable to view different types of content.

What we like

Great color accuracy and rich, deep blacks keep you focused on your content. This near bezel-less display delivers excellent color accuracy and uniformity, contrast, and a wide range of colors. The flicker-free technology and low blue light screen modes help reduce eye fatigue.

What we disliked

Given its affordable price, you can't fault the EW2440 for its plastic construction or uninspiring design. The biggest gripe with this display is that we couldn't get audio out from our devices to the display's built-in speakers over HDMI, MHL or a 3.5mm audio cable. It's unclear at this time what the problem was, and BenQ is researching the issue. For gamers, slower refresh rates will result in ghosting when playing games with high frame rates.

Final verdict

The EW2440 joins a crowded space of 24-inch full HD monitors. At $220, the EW2440 won't be the cheapest 24-inch screen on the market, but if you're willing to pay a little more, you'll be rewarded with a great display with rich colors, high contrast and a flicker-free screen panel.