In the lab: BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor

After a busy week of CES coverage, I'm back in the lab with some shiny new hardware to review. This time, I'm looking at BenQ's XL2420G, a 24" monitor infused with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh rate tech.

The XL2420G retails for about $600 right now. It has a TN panel with a 1080p resolution, a 144Hz peak refresh rate, 350 cd/m² brightness, 1000:1 contrast, and a matte finish. BenQ didn't forget to sprinkle in little extras, either, like a fully adjustable stand and a wired remote to control the OSD. The display even supports Nvidia's 3D Vision stereoscopic mojo.

I haven't calibrated this bad boy properly yet, but the colors look rather nice out of the box. The horizontal viewing angles are also quite good, although the vertical ones could be better—but unless you slouch a lot, that's not much of a downside for a desktop display.

Look for a full review soon. For now, I need to, uh, test more games to make sure G-Sync works.

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