Having looked at one fully-adjustable business-oriented monitor, the Samsung BX2240, only last week, fortune has transported another into our labs: the BenQ V2410T. Like the BX2240 it sports a 1,920 x 1,080 (Full HD) resolution, is LED-backlit, has a fully adjustable stand and is intended for business users. Its only obvious difference is the size, as it ups the inch-count to 24. How does it compare?
First off, setup is easier than most monitors (effortless, in fact) as the monitor arrives completely pre-assembled. It's no lightweight though, so unlike with the BX2240 you'll definitely need two hands to move it about. Predictably, this extra weight does translate into far better build quality. The lightly-textured matt black plastic finish that adorns this display from head to toe feels very rugged, and there's not a hint of the unwanted flex, creak or flimsiness that the Samsung occasionally exhibited.
As noted just now, the V2410T offers the same flexibility as the BX2240, meaning it supports height, tilt, pivot and swivel. However, its range of height adjustment is much more impressive, lifting the screen from 7cm to a full 20cm off your desk! We can't recall the last monitor to manage quite that much. Adjustments are perfectly smooth and easy to make, and overall this is probably our favourite implementation of a fully adjustable stand. Admittedly the stand's base is unusually large, and at 30cm across takes up quite a bit of desk. However, thanks to its flat shape you can easily put things on it, so it doesn't waste space.
Connectivity consists of DVI and VGA, which while niggardly by consumer display standards is certainly adequate for a business-oriented model. Though connectors are down-facing, hooking up cables is easy as pie with the V2410T in portrait (pivot) mode. Our only complaint is that, as ever, BenQ only includes a VGA cable – one of the few manufacturers to still stick to this archaic provision.