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Zowie 24" 144Hz XL2430/XL2720 Refurbished Monitors

Zowie 24" 144Hz XL2430/XL2720 Refurbished Monitors

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yeah dont buy this monitor i bought my asus 1080p 144hz monitor new for 240 a year ago i bet its even gone down since then
50W of power consumption? I got the AOC and it's 39W
I got the XL2430 (refurb too) over Christmas and it is amazing. I have been using 144hz/1ms for a while and told everyone that it was the single best upgrade I have ever made. Even with comparable specs between my two monitors, the quality and crispness was obvious immediately, especially when it comes to the competitive aspects of gaming that these are made for. I definitely recommend it.
(There are a lot of things that can be changed on these monitors though, so make sure you take your time understanding what each of the options you are changing actually does. I know a few people that just started changing things and complaining that their eyes hurt after a few hours. I'd also suggest to set up the switch settings at a time you're going to normally be using your computer at so that other variables (day/night, room lighting, or even dead light bulbs) won't cause issues in the long run. It did take a bit of getting used to the switch settings though because there is a really big difference (dark equalizer/brightness/color vibrance for gaming versus warm colors/less blue light for late night standard use). Last thing is not often talked about, but in the end is a personal preference I guess : 24" or 27". $20 more to get the bigger screen is nice, but it's easy to start running out of room on most desks. Also, with where you normally sit gaming, your eyes aren't able to see the corners of the screen very well on a 27" and end up having to actually move your head a bit as opposed to just your eyes. Might not seem like it's THAT big of a deal, but it can definitely start to be a factor.
PS - Their customer support is awesome and very personable if there are any issues/questions...which is really rare and what made me a lifetime customer now.)
I can't pay this much for a 1080p TN panel, with no sync.
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Honestly I think the biggest issue for me here is the fact that it costs this much and isn't IPS. I don't have a TV, and I do most of my movie/TV watching on monitor, so picture and color quality matter a lot to me. Thanks for the recommendation though, I will look at that.
Infectedbush
You might benefit from our 4K IPS and 1440 IPS monitors which aren't marketed as gaming monitors but I have sold them to people who need IPS, etc for gaming. They have 4ms response time instead of 1ms. We have the 32 inch 4K IPS PD3200U and the 27 inch 1440 IPS PD2700Q. Check those out.
I can't see buying this for $280, when a ViewSonic XG2401 is $260 brand new, has superior color presets with a similar (if not the same) panel, and offers FreeSync.
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depending on what monitor you get from us, it can be a budget affordable price, but most people tell me, "Shane, why would I buy this when I can buy " " for cheaper? You get what you pay for. I've never had someone come to me and say they were buying our product because we were the cheaper "budget" product. Check out our lineup at http://www.zowiedirect.com. We are also coming out with a bunch of new stuff.
you have done research! Kudos my friend. I am a troll by nature, so I will be extremely savage to some on forums. You all have tough skin I hope :). I treat massdrop customers a lot different than normal do not know much customers. Your reviews are on our old models with the letters at the end. I know your demographic does research and that is fine. Tons of keyboard warriors here who will go off specs and have never touched our new Zowie line, but basically go off our old line. All of our updates we make are per the pros' recommendations. I do not know the circumstances regarding your charge back since I am not in customer service, but I would say we help people out way more than I feel we should. People out of warranty or outrageous demands, etc. We are coming out with a 240hz (true) with DyAc technology. As of now we just have the 144hz with DyAc and a 240hz monitor. All of what we do is for specific gaming, not 1 size fits all. We do not focus on 4k IPS gaming because 4K will reduce your response and refresh rates which pro gamers really do not care about. They care about getting the smoothest picture and fastest reaction time to win. If we end up making a beautiful 4K IPS gaming monitor, it will only be once that combination is perfected and not just to have it out like some people do. Have a nice day
This is a complete rip off for a refurbished monitor. You can buy the new model for cheaper. Please don't purchase this.
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Gsync is Nvidia's pay to use version of AMD's Freesync. A lot of companies are moving away from Gsync as they have to pay for the licensing of that with Nvidia. Until further notice, we will not be making any new gsync monitors. Just freesync.
ShaneJ
Good! That $200 G-Sync tax is bull
I got these for under $200 over a year ago. Disappointing price :(
Neerrm
Where'd you get it for that cheap?
I can vouch for this. I bought This exact monitor recertified directly from benq for 260 free shipping . The monitor had no scratches or nicks in sight, monitor had a few hours of use on it, no dead pixels either. The monitor's build quality is fantastic and the UI is great too. the monitor I got (and I assume these too)were used once at and esport competition then were returned and refurbished from what I've been told. I'll be more than happy to answer any questions.
Anybody else recive a monitor with a dead pixel?
Eddy84
No.
@ShaneJ That would great if you could shoot me the tracking info.
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Thanks man you made my day
TheRealJakeP
My pleasure. I deleted the tracking number so nobody else has it.
@ShaneJ Is there some sort of delay with the shipping? Also what Carrier is shipping the products?
Mattwell1
All shipments went out on 2/13 and yesterday 2/14. We ship via Fed-Ex. I just updated Massdrop with all the Order #s and tracking information. Feel free to reach out to me at shane@benq.com with the name on the order if Massdrop is unable to assist and I will provide you with your tracking number.
When will these be shipped?
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ColeyOh
See my answer above
Thank you!
I found a great article on calibration for this monitor. It is a review but also it will show you how to change the settings for optimization. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/xl2430t-144hz-gaming-monitor,4006.html
i would buy this if it shipped overseas.. im not in the states right now ...
trfend
Sends through FedEx I believe, u can put it on a vacation hold or have them hold it at a location where u want. That's what I did.
I would gladly get this monitor should it ship abroad.
@ShaneJ, would you all consider shipping internationally? LG has been shipping their Ultra-wide monitors internationally.
Side note: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. FTW.
Eri_Kasamoto
Unfortunately until further notice, we cannot even ship as close as Canada here in the US. BenQ likes to promote local business and economy, therefore we have BenQ in multiple countries. I understand it would be more expensive buying in your local country, but buying a monitor from another country would also void your warranty. Hopefully in the future there will be exceptions, but until then, good luck in your gaming monitor search.
so do i win one for guessing gameplay is from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat? lol just kidding
PSA; "Zowie" monitors are rebrands of BenQ's refurbished and/or B-graded stock.
ZacL.Rupnow
@ShaneJ is this correct?
b-hall
That is completely incorrect. Creative thinking, but no. We have always collaborated with Zowie back in 2012 or 2013 to 2016. They were their own company and we worked with them due to their expertise in gaming and ours in panels. in 2016 we bought Zowie making us all 1 big happy family/company. Now, all of our new gaming monitors (RL and XL series) that were re-done and released in August 2016 were re-branded "Zowie a brand by BenQ." So going forward, all new gaming monitors released will be called Zowie unless we decide to change that in the future. As of now, they have the Zowie logo on the back and BenQ on the front. I was told eventually the BenQ logo will be taken off and either nothing will be on the front or Zowie will be on the front. Hope this clarifies things. :)
The monitors should already be discounted from the original MSRP due to the fact they're "refurbished," the MSRP currently posted is reflective of a brand new version of this monitor which isn't right. It doesn't seem as great a deal for a refurbished product, but that's just my two sense. If this were for new monitors, I'd be all over this drop.
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I see what you are saying. Massdrop merely posts what the most expensive cost of these monitors can be, which is all marketing. In the marketing world, showing the max price with the discount price makes a huge difference in getting a person to click. If we are getting technical, the MSRP on a refurbished XL2430 is $307.00. So the price you pay here is still better. I hope that clarifies things a bit further. :)
You get what you pay for. If you knew what I knew and why the pros choose us, you may reconsider. To each his own. There are plenty of monitors out there for $159.00 and lower. Whether or not they are 100% for gaming. I wish you the best of luck on your monitor search and if you need further clarification on this response or more questions, feel free to email me at shane@benq.com.
Sorry, i'm new to massdrop, this drop doesn't ship outside Usa is that correct? (i'm italian currently living in italy btw)
I previously purchased a "refurbished" ben-q 120hz monitor (before 144hz existed), and it was amazing. Worked flawlessly until I gave it to my son in law 3+ years later. I recommend Ben-Q! and their refurbished sales!
I'll buy it just cause it has S.T.A.L.K.E.R on the screen
Really Excited for this. Most of the suggestion for no-name alternatives below, have not offered a Flicker-free option, and actually if sourced through Newegg and not a 3rd party amazon "AFFILIATES", costs more. (People who have never experiences a migraine caused by a high frequency flickering screens, more power to you, it's not like, http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/, wrote massive testing and in depth articles, to show how this can effect a majority of people for the lulz with no reason at all....)
Seriously?!? Almost $300 for a refurbished 24" monitor? Even for a 144Hz monitor, Massdrop's gotta be kidding.
If it's refurbished, it already failed once.
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That's great. Thank you for all you help. Can't wait to get this in.
You may have misunderstood the post, a refurbished product goes through more testing to ensure that the unit they're sending out isn't broken/damaged. Meanwhile a new unit is something that is coming 'new' from factory then shipped to you without the same thoroughness of testing. It's the same way you make sure the electronic you're selling used on eBay isn't broken/not working so when your buyer receives the item they don't send it back/request a refund which can leave you potentially eating a shipping cost and paying a fee etc
Not even a good deal the nixeus freesync monitor is a lot cheaper and I think I can get a better price on a NEW monitor with 144Hz here in the UK excluding shipping and taxes
Z_S_1996
We have BenQ in Europe. Perhaps you can get a better deal on some of our products there :) http://www.benq.eu/
Does anyone know if this is the older T model or not
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In all honesty, with our monitors, due to the 144 hz, there is really no need for g or freesync. However, we do not support Gsync anymore. We support freesync but you would need to go with the xl2730.
ShaneJ
I support your lack of Gsync support, in the short term it may hurt us Nvidia owners by giving us a narrower selection of monitors that support it, but the premium costs tacked on to monitors is outrageous, and in many cases it more than doubles the price of the monitor. This is not an OK practice by Nvidia and hopefully Acer and Asus (and I guess now HP with the Omen 34" ultrawide) decide to drop their support of Gsync as well, so that Nvidia is forced to allow compatibility with freesync, lowering/eliminating the costs of adaptive sync to those of us with Nvidia cards.
Honestly, I'm waiting to upgrade my GPU and monitors until AMD releases the vega line, simply because the cost of Gsync is far too high. I am looking at this or the 27" as my "competitive" gaming monitor, haven't decided yet, but I did want to respond and thank you for your excellent support on these drops, and share my support for Benq's dropping of Gsync, as well as let people know that your talk of Benq "refurbs" is not fluff, they really are as good if not better than new in almost every way.
Also this is a good deal because Benq Direct sells em for 307
For those complaining its too small. It's perfect for competitive gaming. I have 36 27 and larger monitors. But when I play CSGO and other competitive games in tournament, this is great for the response. I hate to re calibrate my mouse for a different resoultion to get the right feel when I flick shot on a 1440 screen or higher.
It's actually a damn good price considering the specs, and if you know anything of these "refurbs", as they are sold at much higher QC standards than brand new ones are, they include a warranty that covers everything down to a single dead pixel (most new monitors do not cover dead pixels unless there is a large number of them).
AimHere
resolution has nothing to do with sensitivity.
Ugh. And this is why I still don't buy anything from Massdrop; the stuff I actually need to buy is either cheaper elsewhere or doesn't get shipped outside of the US :(
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Hi Shane, I desperately want to buy a BenQ monitor, but everything is just so damn expensive to get in Canada :( This is why I love the concept of Massdrop. I have actually decided on the XL2730, but to drop ~$700 on a monitor is a lot. I recognize there are different values to the currency, but that's a lot of dough. When I saw this particular drop, I thought I'd actually buy 2 for that price, but alas, it's not available to purchase from here for me.
As soon as we see a reasonable price here, unless there's a great deal that can't be passed up on a comparable model from another brand (ASUS or Acer), I will still be planning to buy a BenQ/Zowie monitor. I am anxious to give my new GPU the display love it deserves!
I've been using a benQ xl2420T since 2011-2012? It's been great to me. Still kicking. I do eventually want to upgrade to a newer model as I've heard there's been numerous improvements to handling motion when panning // also 144hz probably feels a hair better. (united states here) I appreciate the monitor a lot.. when I ditched my CRT and went to a generic LCD I was at a loss for words on how unresponsive the monitor was/filled with tearing
The benQ alleviated most of that - I do still miss my CRT but can game competitively with this monitor again. I hope the technology just gets better as time goes on.
1080p? Really? This is a TV not a monitor fit for a computer.
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RampantBiologic
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You have no understanding of television 120 hz and 240 hz....they are not true refresh rates, but are instead backlight strobing tricks.... you will not see true 120+ fps if you hook your PC up to them, not even close. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTY9uDD0x14

I suggest you do the slightest bit of research into the thing you decide to talk about next time, as behaving like an idiot on the internet too often is bad for your health.
is US shipping free or?
ColeyOh
it's 10 dollars it's right under the price