Review Price £232.95
BenQ V2410T - Design, Controls & OSD
The V2410T features very thin 2cm sides which match the thinner LED-backlit displays out there. It bulks up towards the centre, but one of the reasons for this is that it integrates its power supply rather than housing it in a separate brick like most rivals, allowing you to use a standard 'kettle' power lead – a preferable approach in our book.
With its svelte 2cm sides and consistently thin 2cm bezel (unlike most budget TN displays where the lower part of the bezel is thicker), this business display makes a symmetrical, elegant impression. The only blemish is a small bulge on the left edge only visible from the side, which we assume houses a headphone socket on a different implementation (probably consumer-oriented and sporting HDMI) using this same chassis.
Consequently, this monitor's look is quite attractive. While a glossy finish may look better in the shop, after a few months of use the inevitable accumulation of fingerprints, dust and perhaps even scratches will lessen the love. The V2410T won't suffer from this, and BenQ has left the bezel free of any intrusive white/grey branding or logos.
The only things to spoil its clean lines are a suitably unobtrusive round power button (with an unusual central green LED that can't be turned off but is dim enough that this shouldn't matter) and the icons denoting the functions of the V2410T's five control buttons. These buttons actually reside on the screen's right side and are demarked by sharp little Braille-like bumps, making them easy to distinguish in the dark where the labels become invisible. All the buttons feel solid and offer positive feedback.
As ever, BenQ's OSD is colourful, attractive and really easy to use, with everything under logical headings. All the important settings can be altered, including Gamma, Sharpness, Colour Temperature, Hue and Saturation. In addition there is a range of customisable colour presets making the colour calibration of this display quite flexible.
There are also a set of usage presets including Game and Movie. Though we'd recommend you avoid them on their default settings, they are the only ones that allow the V2410T's adjustable dynamic contrast to be activated. Unlike most monitors, not only can you set dynamic contrast to four different intensity levels, but BenQ's old familiar Senseye divides the screen into two halves to let you see its effects and the result of other settings you might tweak too. This is one of the handiest features on any monitor, especially for casual calibration.