Monday, March 17th 2008

BenQ Launches World’s Slimmest 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

With the release of its new V2400W premium LCD display, BenQ not only debuts the world's slimmest 24" widescreen LCD monitor, but creates a new lifestyle trend in computer hardware design that targets the sophisticated, stylish consumer. The V2400W, in fact, recently received the internationally-renowned iF Design Award, a prestigious and coveted recognition of outstanding design that is vied for by the world's most elite companies.

Combining unexpected asymmetry and the aerodynamic curves of the B-2 stealth bomber, the V2400W is the world's first glimpse into BenQ's newly evolved Kinergy Design. This unique blend of dynamic energy, kinetic beauty and unconventional perspective elevates technology beyond the utilitarian to opulent art that expresses personal taste, social identity and lifestyle enjoyment. Even with high-end technology including a 4000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, new RHCM injection process and full 1080p HD support, the V2400W's technical features are secondary to the product's visually arresting design.

Computer Hardware: The Newest Art Form
The BenQ brand has long stood for innovation in design and technology with products engineered for superior performance and optimum lifestyle enhancement. The new V2400W takes that reputation, company mission and industry as a whole one step further – creating a new level of consumer expectation and desire where technology becomes more than utility, but art that symbolizes beauty, elegance, personality and luxury. The V2400W's streamlined curve is made possible by advanced Rapid Heat Cycle Molding (RHCM) Injection Technology which enables new shapes and designs to be molded beyond the traditional boxiness. In addition to unlocking imagination in design, this high-end tooling also delivers casing that is smoother, stronger and more solid.

"The V2400W is inspired by the B2 stealth bomber, evoking a sense of mystery, awe and the elite" said Manfred Wang, Director of the BenQ Lifestyle Design Center.
"In addition, the display's asymmetry exemplifies our new design philosophy," continued Wang. "One is captivated by its suspended energy, expecting the screen to tilt. But it stands still, as if time were frozen and the movement paused."

Torque and friction between the metallic parts of the hinge were precisely calculated so that the right-sided stand can safely support the 24" widescreen and also provide the flexibility to adjust viewing angles. An overall mirror-black finish highlights the monitor’s premium status.

Exquisitely slim, the V2400W is only 2.44 inches at its thickest point, making it the world’s thinnest 24" widescreen LCD – more than 21% slimmer than the next thinnest LCD monitor…even at the V2400W’s thickest point. A subtle blue LED and slick touch controls elegantly accent the V2400W.

Advanced Technologies
Positioned as a premium luxury-lifestyle product, the V2400W performs accordingly. HDMI with HDCP, DVI-D and VGA inputs offer future-proof high-definition connectivity as well as compatibility. BenQ's proprietary Senseye+photo™ Human Vision Technology provides vividly realistic, true-to-life colors. Five preset modes – Dynamic, Photo, Standard, Movie and sRGB – simplify optimized viewing at the touch of a button. The V2400W is also NSTL-compliant for superior color precision consistent from monitor to printer to digital camera to any visual device. The V2400W's exceptional 4000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio additionally intensifies black to new levels, revealing even the subtlest dark details in extraordinary clarity and precision. And for displaying video in crisp, clean detail free of blur and ghosting, the V2400W incorporates BenQ’s Advanced Motion Accelerator Technology (AMA) for super-fast 2ms GTG response time.

The V2400W is available end of March in China and Asia; and available April in Europe and N. America.

For more information about the V2400W, please visit click here.Source: BenQ
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15 Comments on BenQ Launches World’s Slimmest 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

#1
mdm-adph
"The V2400W is inspired by the B2 stealth bomber, evoking a sense of mystery, awe and the elite" said Manfred Wang, Director of the BenQ Lifestyle Design Center.
Not to mention burning villages (countries, schools, etc.), shattered lives, and violent aggression? :wtf:

They seriously couldn't figure out another comparison for this thing? Maybe compare it to a friggin' dolphin's back, or the graceful curve of an exotic sports car?
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#2
Necrofire
At least they aren't comparing it to ideas.
Like blowing a kiss, the V2400W flows off the lips and lands on unwanted grounds.

I've always wondered, what happens when the screen is mostly black, save for a small light area? Does Dynamic contrast make that area dimmer?
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#3
lemonadesoda
Must say I dont like the off-centred look and that funny "hanging" control panel.

I also dont think that "thin" in terms of depth is a big seller. I know it *look* a bit cooler in the shop... and the box might be 1cm thinner (LOL)... but IMO the most important feature is to have a VERY THIN bezel... so that 2 monitors can be placed side by side (or top and bottom) to extend the desktop. What is a PITA is the cm's between the screens due to the bezels.

So that's what we want... ZERO bezels.
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#4
pentastar111
by: mdm-adph
Not to mention burning villages (countries, schools, etc.), shattered lives, and violent aggression? :wtf:

They seriously couldn't figure out another comparison for this thing? Maybe compare it to a friggin' dolphin's back, or the graceful curve of an exotic sports car?
I agree...And while I like the "bomber" (I used to work on F-14's in the Navy a LONG time ago :rolleyes: so I'm biased) I have a hard time seeing "stealth bomber" when looking at that monitor :twitch: or ANY computer part for that matter.:laugh:...
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#5
Necrofire
by: lemonadesoda
Must say I dont like the off-centred look and that funny "hanging" control panel.

I also dont think that "thin" in terms of depth is a big seller. I know it *look* a bit cooler in the shop... and the box might be 1cm thinner (LOL)... but IMO the most important feature is to have a VERY THIN bezel... so that 2 monitors can be placed side by side (or top and bottom) to extend the desktop. What is a PITA is the cm's between the screens due to the bezels.

So that's what we want... ZERO bezels.
I completely agree, I have about 1.5" between my two monitors, and I hate it.
IMO, the bigger that area, the cheaper it looks, like those "laptops" for kids, the 15" ones with the 3" screens.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
How well do Benq monitors perform?
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
looks like a half pregnant square goat.
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#8
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
I don't think it looks bad, quite neat to the contrary. But it isn't that slim when you see the second pic, the profile one.
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#9
pentastar111
by: WarEagleAU
How well do Benq monitors perform?
From the reviews I've read on Ben-Q monitors, they are reasonably priced, pretty reliable and are pretty decent for gaming... the bang for the buck factor looks very good coming from this company :) Not to take anything away from them, I like Acer and Gateway, but that's just my preference...:D
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#10
Steevo
by: WarEagleAU
How well do Benq monitors perform?
I like mine. I want a 32" LCD next though.
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#11
lemonadesoda
For PC work, I'd like to have a 30" cinema display resolution in a 21" format. I prefer hi-density resolution, rather than hi resolution spread out over large distances, such that each pixel is still the size of a sugar cube.

For watching movies from the sofa... that's different... and I'm ok with the low resolution per cm, but very large screens.
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#12
happita
by: WarEagleAU
How well do Benq monitors perform?
Their great. Mine is quite nice, no ghosting, clear & crisp colors. I still have to get a DVI cable to see how much better it will look vs the VGA that came with it.
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#13
Jimmy 2004
I think Dell use BenQ to manufacturer parts for their LCDs (or they used to anyway), and those also have a good reputation in general.
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#14
beyond_amusia
Just wait until DisplayPort becomes main stream... the monitors will only consist of the screen, no guts; the Pc will handle the rest. :)
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#15
happita
by: beyond_amusia
Just wait until DisplayPort becomes main stream... the monitors will only consist of the screen, no guts; the Pc will handle the rest. :)
Ahhh, that'll be the day. It will be so glorious, especially for those people who use multiple displays.
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