The BenQ XL2420Z is the successor of the very popular XL2420TE. One of its biggest additions is the “lightboost” feature, which significantly improves gameplay.
The BenQ 2420Z is a very recent upgrade to the 2420TE and it has retained most of the best features such as the 1 ms response time and the awesome 144 Hz refresh rates. The improvement here comes in the form of an in-built “lightboost” feature, which reduces motion blur up to a significant degree. In the previous 2420TE monitor, the lightboost feature can only be unlocked by using a hack or a similar application but in the 2420Z, it can be toggled on or off as part of the monitor itself.
Low Blue Light
In addition to that, the BenQ 2420Z has a low blue light function, which helps to believe eye strain over long periods of usage. This is particularly useful especially in a monitor made for gaming (and especially for gamers due to the likelihood of continuous hours of gameplay). My eyes used to feel dry and watery after playing for an hour non-stop and I’d have to take a 10 minute break every now and then but this time around, with the 2420Z, I could go on for much longer than that without any eye fatigue. With that said, this blue light technology does seem to work as effectively as it was intended to but it could very well be just a placebo effect but hey, whatever works! Coincidentally, plenty of other user reviews have reported similar experiences so thumbs up to BenQ for this excellent addition.
Based on our experiences with BenQ’s products, every upgrade that BenQ has come up with in relation to each of the pertinent series (such as from the XL2420T to the XL2420TE) has been pretty considerable.
The previous XL2420T and TE models have been hugely popular among gamers and the same can be said for the latest Z version since it easily outperforms its predecessors with its convenient lightboost function as well as the low blue light feature, both of which are well worth the price just in case you’re thinking of upgrading from a T or TE version.