The monitor that cares for you.
The BenQ GW2480T monitor offers the best of what you can expect from a standard monitor – it’s perfect for browsing, reading, and pretty much any productivity task that’s clearly made for students.
While we’ve always known BenQ to deliver some of the best gaming monitors available, it didn’t forget other users who aren’t particularly into gaming. The GW2480T for example is a monitor that’s made for children and students that come with a special Eye Care technology that conveniently lets you use it for long sessions.
The GW2480T doesn’t have any standout features – in fact, it resembles pretty much any other standard monitor, complete with thin bezels plus the base that provides stable support. The monitor includes an adjustment stand for the height to provide you with better viewing angles, providing for more ergonomic usage.
It’s a 24-inch IPS panel that provides a full HD 1080p resolution, offering features such as BenQ’s own Brightness Intelligence Technology that uses a built-in sensor to detect ambient lighting and adjust the screen brightness accordingly. Similar to the technology found on smartphones, it comfortably lets you see content on the monitor without being too bright or too dark that’s ideal for long hours of studying. The display is also flicker-free, offering less strain on your eyes and there’s even a blue light filter that was proven to reduce eye strain or headaches when looking at the screen for long periods.
Behind the GW2480T, you will find multiple connectivity options that include HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort. It includes a pair of 1W speakers, though performance is below average. This is however a headphone jack for you to connect external speakers or headphones for improved audio. I would have preferred if it had extra USB ports for connecting external peripherals. There are controls located on the right side of the screen that lets you navigate the on-screen menu.
The GW2480T goes up to 60Hz and while it lacks some of the extra features that came with their gaming monitors, it was good enough to be an everyday monitor that you can use for school or even for work. The colors are decent enough for some basic photo and video editing.
Our review unit of the GW2480T also came with the BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp that attaches on top of your monitor to provide subtle lightning on times when you need to work late. It works well with the GW2480T’s ambient lighting features, and the light can also be adjusted manually or automatically.
Costing 1000 AED, the BenQ GW2480T hits all the right marks for a standard desktop monitor. It’s not without its flaws, but the extra eye care technologies that come with it mean you can work or study long hours without eye strain or headaches.
+ A decent performing monitor
+ Eye-care technology improves usage for long periods
– Made for basic usage, not for gaming or creative work
– Basic sounding speakers
Final Rating: 3.5/5