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BenQ XL2411K Review: 24-Inch, Fast 144Hz, TN-Gaming Monitor

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4.4/5

The BenQ XL2411K is an awesome 144 Hz gaming monitor, which will give you the necessary slight edge when it boils down to gaming competition.

In addition, the XL2411K monitor is also compatible with console gaming, so if you do have an Xbox X or a PS5, the BenQ will most definitely work well with them.

And with its highly ergonomic design, you can adjust the monitor to your preference. And this is great if you want to work on different projects with different angles.

So before investing in the BenQ XL2411K, let’s check out its specifications, design, performances, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 24-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 320 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount: Yes, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 13-lbs

Display Design

The BenQ XL2411K gaming monitor measures 24 inches and has an excellent, aesthetically pleasing design. And thanks to its simplicity in design, you can admire the monitor from a distance and while walking to your room.

The overall design has a matte black color finish to its frame. The monitor feels high in quality thanks to its quality plastic design.

Additionally, the stand has an excellent solid base thanks to its rectangular-based foundation. The stand can adjust in height, swivel, pivot, and tilt.

The monitor also supports VESA mounting (100x100mm) if you want to switch from the default stand to an adjustable VESA mount.

Also, the bezels are pretty big and could be built a little bit more thinner for better gaming immersion. However, you’ll still get the total immersion even with big bezels.

The XL2411K uses three physical buttons and has a joystick located on the rear side of the monitor, which is easily convenient to adjust and navigate through the OSD configurations.

You can also use the S-Switch remote to configure the monitor’s settings; however, you’ll need to purchase the remote separately because it doesn’t come with the XL2411K gaming monitor.

Unfortunately, the monitor doesn’t come with built-in speakers, which dramatically reduces the price cost. However, you’re always better off with dedicated headphones or a great sound system.

You’ll be able to find the connectivity on the bottom rear of the monitor, which consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4, one HDMI 2.0, and one audio jack. And with a plethora of connectivities, you can connect to multiple electronic devices as well, into the XL2411K.

Overall, the BenQ XL2411K has an elegant design and is very simplistic. The monitor includes a joystick for the OSD, which is very convenient for navigational purposes. And along with the stand, the stand is well ergonomically designed, making the monitor sit on a solid foundation.

Performance and Features

The BenQ XL2411K has a 1920×1080 FHD resolution, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. Being a TN panel, the XL2411K prioritizes speed and performance over quality, giving you a slight edge when it comes down to competitive gaming.

However, you may have to calibrate the monitor because the colors and the picture aren’t as great out of the box.

Additionally, the XL2411K has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 with a brightness level of 320 cd/m².

The OSD layout is very easy to navigate, and navigating through the menu is user-friendly by design. You can also use the low light feature as well in case if you feel your eyes being strained for prolonged use.

Unfortunately, the BenQ XL2411K doesn’t come with FreeSync nor G-Sync, which is a disadvantage when it boils down to performance. However, this shouldn’t be a significant issue and performs very well without the adaptive syncs. However, plenty of cheaper monitors have an adaptive sync feature that allows you to take gaming to the next level.

Additionally, the BenQ XL2411K has an overdrive feature called DyAC and has three overdrive features, such as “Off,” “High,” and “Premium” settings.

If you place the settings on High, you may see graphical artifacts and overshoots as well. It’s recommended to set the overdrive between “Off” and “High.”

Overall the BenQ XL2411K is one of the fastest 1080 GtG monitors available out there today. However, you may experience a bit of ghosting.

The color accuracy is excellent for this monitor, with 93% sRGB coverage along with a 72% DCI-P3 and a 70% adobe RGB color coverage; the XL2411K will give you great and crisp colors which is awesome for a TN panel.

The colors and images fade when looking at the monitor from different sides and angles; however, this is normal for a TN panel because it focuses on speed and performance.

Pros
  • Fast 144Hz refresh rate monitor
  • Great color coverage
  • Excellent in response time
  • Outstanding for competitive gaming
Cons
  • Images and colors fade when viewing from different angles.
  • It doesn’t support FreeSync nor G-Sync

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the BenQ XL2411K performance outstandingly in terms of speed, along with its excellent response time.

It’s a bit disappointing that the XL2411K doesn’t come with adaptive sync, which would give the XL2411K a slight advantage and be a more versatile monitor.

Compared to the Samsung Odyssey G3, the monitor is 27-inches, and also has a 144Hz refresh rate. however, the G3 is a VA panel and has a better contrast ratio. The G3 provides you more color vibrancy and contrasts as well.

Also, compared to the HP X24ih, the X24ih is an IPS panel, which also has a 144Hz refresh rate. it’s well rounded and also has a broader viewing angle compared to the XL2411K. 

However, if you play competitively, and don’t mind the decent colors and decent vibrancy, then the BenQ XL2411K would be your number one gaming monitor for 2021.

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