More Accurate Blacks With BenQ Monitors
- Signals eye rest time
- Eco sensor comes into play
- Mercury-free compontary
Launched globally only a couple of months ago, Australia is one of BenQ’s first markets to offer the BL2400PT monitor – a 24-inch screen featuring a ‘world-first’ Full HD, LED VA-panel for a wider viewing angle.
VA, or Vertical Alignment panels, display blacks more accurately because of their capability to produce true black with zero bright dot (ZBD) minimising light leakage. They offer an ultra-high contrast ratio and also provide a wider viewing angle compared to regular Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, so the monitor can be shared across the room with more people.
The larger 24-inch and 22-inch models offering an ultra-flexible, height-adjustable stand to tailor height, tilt, pivot, stroke and swivel adjustment to align perfectly with the individual user.
Comfort is of ultimate importance in the BL Series range with additional features such as an automatic ‘eye protect’ sensor fitted to detect and adjust brightness on the screen for the ultimate level of clarity to effectively reduce eye fatigue.
BenQ’s Smart Reminder System is based on the expert-recommended 20/20/20 rule – that is, after 20 minutes of looking at a computer screen the user should look to a spot 20 feet away and blink 20 times to regain focus. The BL series of LED monitors signal rest times with a message that appears on screen – ‘your eyes deserve a well-timed rest’– at preset intervals of 20, 40, 60 or 80 minutes. This feature was determined as appropriate with the proven statistic that people blink 5-10 times less per minute than what the eye needs while staring at a computer screen.
All models featuring a built-in ‘eco sensor’ to automatically switch the monitor into eco mode when the user steps away from their desk. This feature was created in response to research that shows on average, office workers spend around 20 percent of their working time away from their computer.
LED backlit technology is claimed to be more energy efficient than conventional LCD display technology, with estimated power savings of up to 33 percent per year, so they cost less to run.
These monitors’ frames utilise zero mercury in their manufacture, are coating-free and are 100% recyclable at end of life. Recycled plastic accounts for around 65 percent of the monitor’s frame across the range. All materials used for packaging are EPS-free, with all PVC or foamed plastics replaced with recyclable paper cushion. Around 80 percent of the BL series packaging is recycled paper for added ‘green’ measure.
The 2-inch unit offers 16:9 aspect ratio and a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, while the 22-inch BL2201PT is equipped with a 16:10 aspect and 1000:1 contrast ratio.