BenQ SW242Q: New affordable professional monitor launches with 16:10 display, SDXC card reader and 90 W USB-C port

Updated on May 4, 2024

BenQ SW242Q: New affordable professional monitor launches with 16:10 display

The color-accurate SW242Q monitor from BenQ is intended for professional use. As a result, among other features, the BenQ SW242Q supports an SDXC card reader, a KVM switch, and USB-C Power Delivery.

A less expensive option to monitors like the SW272U and SW272Q, BenQ has now released the SW242Q (currently $799.99 on Amazon). The span of the SW242Q is 24.1 inches, as its name implies. The monitor has an IPS panel with a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a 16:10 aspect ratio, according to BenQ’s product listing. As a result, the SW242Q boasts a pixel density of 125 PPI along with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a peak brightness of 400 nits.

Even though those numbers aren’t very impressive, the SW242Q offers full sRGB coverage, 90% Adobe RGB, and 98% DCI-P3 color space coverage, along with a respectably high level of color accuracy. The SW242Q is also Pantone Validated and Calman Verified. Nonetheless, calibrating it with BenQ’s software tools ought to be easy.

In addition, BenQ has added two USB 3.1 Type-A and one USB Type-B port, an SDXC card reader, DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI 2.0 video inputs. The SW242Q has a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and 90 W power delivery, as seen in the image below. A device connected via USB Type-C will therefore be able to access the monitor’s other USB ports and SDXC card reader.

As of this writing, BenQ is charging $479.99 for the SW242Q directly. However, as the monitor is already listed and available on Amazon and other third-party websites, it should be sold there. To learn more about this device, please visit the BenQ product page.

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