BenQ GL2460HM Review - Quick Verdict
When it comes to affordable gaming monitors, the BenQ GL2460HM is as good as they come. It is a 24″ full-HD display that comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It has a max brightness of 250 nits and covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut.
With a 12M:1 contrast ratio, the monitor display vibrant colors that are perfect for gaming and media consumption. If you’re on a budget and need a gaming display that can get the job done, look no further.
The BenQ GL2460HM is a gaming monitor that carries a bank-friendly price tag. Modern gaming monitors come with a boatload of features, but one feature they really miss out on is the price. Most gaming displays are too expensive making it unaffordable for most gamers. The BenQ GL2460HM solves that problem.
So is the BenQ GL2460HM gaming monitor is a cheap one? It does have a super affordable price tag. We, however, would not dismiss this display for a cheap one. It comes with a good set of features that can take you by surprise. Read this BenQ GL2460HM review fully to know more about this monitor.
The monitor comes in black making it easy to fit in your room without garnering any attention. While the monitor is mostly made out of plastic, it is pretty durable and reliable. You don’t get a cheap feeling when touching it. The back portion has a nice matte finish to it giving a premium feel.
The stand, on the other hand, is made out of aluminum. It has a glossy black finish that stands out from the rest of the monitor. The stand holds the ground well, doesn’t wobble when you gently push it (for testing, of course).
You’re limited when it comes to the physical controls of the monitor. You can tilt the monitor front and back to a certain degree. But the fun stops there. There is no height adjustment in the BenQ GL2460HM which make it hard for people who want to raise the display. There also isn’t any option to swivel, so you will have to lift and change the position to achieve that.
The bezels surrounding the display aren’t that big. This is not a bezel-less display for sure, but we small decent-sized bezels that don’t interfere in the viewing experience.
If you’re planning to mount this monitor on your wall, then you’re good to go. The BenQ GL2460HM gaming monitor is VESA compatible, and the right tools, your monitor can take a place on your beautiful wall.
BenQ GL2460HM Specs and Performance
The BenQ GL2460HM is a 24″ monitor, but we’re sure you know that by now. It comes with a native aspect ratio is 16:9, and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The native aspect ratio of the display is excellent for media consumption. If the series or movie is made is 16:9, it fills the whole screen giving you an immersive experience. However, most recent films come with an aspect ratio of 2:1 which can leave a black bar on the top and bottom, though not significant.
The monitor covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut. It supports 16.7 million colors and with a contrast ratio of 12M:1, you get excellent colors that are rich and vibrant. With a PPI of 92, the monitor is also great for browsing the web and reading. The text on the display is sharp, which is perfect if you read a lot of blogs and magazines online.
We have a TN panel, thanks to the inexpensive price tag. The TN panel has its share of problems, and it is no different here as well. The viewing angles are pretty off. You need to be right in front of the display to get the best image possible.
The monitor can get really bright up to 250 nits. When you compare this with other expensive monitors, this is less, but for this price, there should be no complaints. Even when you’re in a well-lit room, this maximum brightness will bring out the contents well.
Does the BenQ GL2460HM have Speakers?
Yes, the BenQ GL2460HM 24-inch gaming monitor comes with integrated speakers. These are half decent at best. If you want to hear what’s going on, then they can be handy. But we suggest getting a better set of speakers so that you can have a good audio experience.
BenQ GL2460HM Connectivity
The BenQ GL2460HM comes with a good number of connectivity options. You have a DVI port which can get the job done with older desktops. There are even some GPUs that only support this port. In these cases, the DVI port is pretty handy.
There is also a VGA port as well. If you want a more modern solution, then you can make use of the HDMI 1.4 port. This allows easy connections with desktops, laptops, and other devices as well.
The lack of a display port can disappoint some, but we think the BenQ has given enough alternatives for users.
You can also find a headphone jack on the display. If you want to avoid buying a separate speaker, then you can make use of this headphone jack.
BenQ GL2460HM for Gaming
Is the BenQ GL2460HM good for gaming?
This should be the raging question in you, as this has been advertised as a gaming monitor at a low price.
Our answer is yes. The BenQ GL2460HM definitely works well as a gaming monitor. Let us explain.
The monitor has a refresh rate of 60Hz which is quite common for gaming monitors these days. This allows better fluidity when you’re gaming.
The BenQ GL2460HM comes with a response of 2ms which is fantastic at this price. This response time reduces ghosting and gives you a much smoother gaming output. This improvement can be observed in fast-paced action and racing games.
Another good thing about the BenQ GL2460HM is that it supports FreeSync. With AMD FreeSync, you can sync the refresh rates of your GPU and your gaming monitor. Doing this will reduce the tearing on the screen resulting in a much better gaming experience.
BenQ GL2460HM Extra Features
Some additional features make the BenQ GL2460HM more attractive.
Conventional displays come with a lot of flickers. To be more precise, they can flicker up to 250 times per second. The BenQ GL2460HM gaming monitor comes with flicker-free technology that eliminates flickers completely. By using this display, you can reduce your eye fatigue considerably.
Another essential feature in this display is the blue light filter option. The blue light that emerges from the screens can be very harmful to our eyes. The BenQ GL2460HM gives a number of options to reduce the blue light depending on what we do.
When you’re gaming the blue light can be reduced up to 30%. You can reduce blue light up to 50% when browsing the web, up to 60% when doing office tasks, and up to 70% (max) when you are reading.
The BenQ GL2460HM 24″ gaming monitor is a 1080p display that comes with all the features that make display suitable for gaming. The low price tag can create doubts in people’s mind about how good this display is. We can assure you that this gaming monitor is perfect if you’re on a budget, and looking for an affordable gaming monitor.