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It may only be a best buy exclusive, but who knows. Monitors are weird.
With 1080p monitors being so common and cheap, could a few extra dollars get you something much nicer?
This is the Lenovo L24Q-20 IPS LED Monitor. Who names monitors by the way? They all sound terrible. I’ll forgive it for this monitor specifically because it’s a sharp resolution of 2560 by 1440 for just $200. The cheapest monitor for its resolution. But, is it worth it?
Right as you open the box you have manuals no one reads and goes directly to the trash anyway, the base of the stand for the monitor, the monitor, an hdmi cable and an AC Adapter.
Assembly was straightforward, you screw the base onto the stand and then connect the stand onto the monitor. Easy enough.
The back of the monitor contains a power input, headphone jack, hdmi, and displayport. Along the stand is a plastic hook that is there to help you cable manage, and in return you get an ugly clear hook at all times.
The matte screen looks fantastic, it’s beautiful and sharp. But sadly I have nothing to compare it to since all the monitors in my house are glossy monitors. But comparing the sharpness in detail that Quad HD brings in comparison to a regular HD monitor is a no contest, Quad HD wins. For sure. The bezels are thin, to the point it wouldn’t ever both you, but aren’t super thin and sharp like Dell’s “Ultrasharp” line of monitors.
To get the monitor this cheap they had to make a few sacrifices. The first thing you’ll notice, especially if you have a habit of shaking your leg like me, is that the stand is weak. The display wobbles with movement, much more than some other monitors. This would be a non-issue, if it has a vesa mount, which by the way the way, it DOES NOT. Which means even the sound of your boyfriend girlfriend or parents yelling at you to get off the computer and do something around the house for once would probably shake the screen.
A couple features are locked or grayed out in the monitor’s menu, not allowing you to access them. I figured the software on the monitor is just a default one that comes with all Lenovo monitors, with features that the monitor doesn’t have grayed out. Why bother even including it then?
The entire backside of the monitor is encased in some hard plastic, which flexes and creaks if you put down enough pressure. While the build is not “fantastic” the overall appearance of the monitor is quite attractive, except for the menu buttons out front which stick out instead of being flush, it annoys me.
So, would I recommend this monitor? At $200 this monitor makes a great budget 1440p display. For those looking to buy a brand new monitor who don’t already have one, this could be a really good option. If you need higher resolutions for photo, or video work, this would work well for a small budget. But if you already own a regular 1080p monitor, upgrading seems sort of pointless. While yes, everything is more clear and crisp, 1080p is perfectly fine unless, like I mentioned before, you have work that would benefit from it, from photo, video editing, and gaming. 4K monitors are what you should be looking for if higher resolutions are what you want. Is this monitor a good value for the price though? Yes. It’s great. Does everyone need to go out and buy it? No.
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