Here we take a look on the power consumption of the monitor, and lastly if it is actually worth to purchase the monitor
I’ve measured the monitor’s power consumption with Kill-A-Watt (awesome tool that says how many Watts) it’s drawing and here are the results
- Standby – 1W
- Desktop (Static Picture/Standard Brightness) – 13W
- Desktop (Low Brightness) – 11W
- Desktop (Low Blue Light) – 12W
- Playing Games (World of Warcraft) – 15W (sometimes it does spike up slightly higher especially when there are lots of moving objects nad such)
The power consumption seems to be normal , I mean generally LCD monitors would consume around 20W-30W , the reason why this monitor consumes lower is probably because of the LED that it being used instead of the usual LCD.
Is It Worth it or not ?
The price of this monitor is RM 799 SRP. But the question is it worth it to buy a 24″ monitor. For instance Samsung offers 24″ around RM 530. A lot of us would be asking , is it worth to spend the extra.
I would say YES if you are a computer programmer or someone who stares in front of the monitor for an extended period of time , the no-flicker technology and combined with the hardware option of Low Blue Light is a great additional. I did not have any headaches while using this BenQ monitor at all. Also , those who work late night as well should opt in for this monitor
However if an average Joe who wants a plain monitor which is cheap and good , I would not recommend this. It would be great if BenQ produced say a 19″ or 21″ monitor with a lower price tag
- Sharp and good Colour Reproduction – it’s something like an IPS Panel
- Flicker-Free Monitor (one of a kind) , Ability to reduce blue light in other words – a monitor which is good for the eye
- Slim bezel
- Lacks of DVI Input
- The controls are very hard to see under low light conditions (i.e to adjust brightness and such)
- Unable to mount it on the Wall
To conclude , I find this monitor great and BenQ is one of the company that is looking into making. They are in the right step , I do hope that our monitor manufacturers would follow BenQ foot-steps and as for BenQ , I hope that you continue awesome monitors ! Please make’em affordable as well
The monitor is a review unit given as a loan by BenQ Malaysia for reviewing purposes. This is not a sponsored post. The review can be negative or positive and like many other things I’ve reviewed in my blog. I would also like to thank goldfries as well