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Acer Nitro VG240Y vs BenQ GW2480: Which is Better?

The Acer Nitro VG240Y and BenQ GW2480 are two of the best-selling monitors for about ten thousand rupees budget segment. Both of these models are almost the same in size and also share a lot of common features. That is the reason why most people are confused about choosing between these two options. Are you too one of those and need little clarity? Just keep reading.

In today’s comparison, we will find which is better between Acer Nitro VG240Y vs. BenQ GW2480. We will compare each important feature like display time, brightness, colors, refresh/response rate, ports, and much more. So at the end of this comparison, you will have clarity as to which monitor you should go with. So let’s get started, shall we?

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Direct Comparison: Acer Nitro VG240Y vs. BenQ GW2480

Model
Acer VG240Y
BenQ GW2480
Size
23.8"
24"
Display
LED, IPS
LED, IPS
Resol
FHD
FHD
Contrast
1000:1
1000:1
Colors
6Bit+FRC
8bit
Brightness
250 Nits
250 Nits
Anti-glare
Anti-glare/Matte 3H
Anti-glare/Matte 3H
Auto-Brightness
NO!
YES! BI
Response
1ms
5ms
Refresh
75Hz
60Hz
Ports
2xHDMI, VGA, DP
2xHDMI, VGA, DP, Audio
Mount
100 x 100mm
100 x 100mm
Ergonomic
Tilt only
Tilt only
Weight
3.85KG
3.8KG
Year
2018
2017
Rating
4.4/5`
4.5/5
Buy

Breaking it down

As you can see in the above comparison, a lot of features like display type, brightness, and contrast, among other things, are the same in both models. You already have got better clarity from the above comparison table. We will now talk about features that we haven’t covered in the table. Keep reading.

Build quality

It is the feature we couldn’t talk about in the table above. Build quality is a very important feature responsible for the robustness, durability, and feel of the monitor. Like thickness, the material used, finish, coating, and other things. Let me tell you how each monitor is doing in this segment:

Acer Nitro VG240Y

This model has a more rugged appearance with a matte-black/red theme and looks more for a gaming setup. It has a 3-side bezel-less design and a triangular stand, which provides it better stability. The monitor is thicker than most slim monitors. The display setting button is of push-type on the left-back of the display. The display is coated with a 3H anti-glare coating for better visibility. It only supports tilt adjustment.

BenQ GW2480

This model, too, has a 3-side frameless design with a plain matte-black finish. The monitor looks more professional. The push access buttons are at the bottom-under side. The stand looks sturdy but is comparatively wobbly and sometimes shakes even on typing. BenQ GW2480 has been treated with a 3H anti-glare coating. It is not the slimmest monitor but is better than the Nitro model. This monitor, too, supports only tilt adjustment.

Winner: 

Nitro VG240Y has a more stable stand than GW2480 but is thicker in size. So I will still go with Nitro VG240Y here.

Display

The display quality is the single most important guage. With a decent display, you can see things better and more clear. This section will discuss various display features like screen size, resolution, panel type, brightness, aspect, contrast ratio, among other things. 

Acer Nitro VG240Y 

This monitor has a 23.8 inch IPS class screen. The monitor has full HD resolution with 0.2745 mm pixel pitch. It comes with a 16:9 standard aspect ratio, 250 Nits brightness, and 1000:1 or 100M:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

BenQ GW2480

BenQ, on the contrary, has a 24″ screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 250 Nits brightness. It comes with a 1000:1 or 200M:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The display panel is of IPS type and offers full HD 1080p resolution.

Winner: 

The obvious winner in the display segment is BenQ GW2480 due to its comparatively larger size.

Refresh/response rate

The refresh rate is the number of picture frames per second a monitor can show. The larger-better, the better. It renders smoother visual output. Response time is also called input response time. It’s the time your monitor takes to respond to your keyboard or other device input. A lower response is better. 1millisecond or lower is best for esports gaming.

Acer Nitro VG240Y

The speed profile of Acer Nitro VG240y is 75Hz and 1ms. It is a high-speed monitor with AMD FreeSync support which is ideal for gaming.

BenQ GW2480

BenQ is a little behind in this segment. The monitor boasts a standard 60Hz/5ms speed profile. It is not a slow monitor. You can do pretty much everything on this monitor, from office use to editing and even gaming (but not esports).

Winner: 

The refresh/response rate segment winner is the Acer Nitro VG240Y due to its 75Hz/1ms speed.

Color reproduction

Color reproduction is a fundamental feature for photo/video editing professionals. The true-to-life natural colors are the backbone for professionals and their work quality. IPS panel renders the best colors. Another thing to check is the color bits, whether it is 6-bit, 8-bit or 10-bit colors. The more bits, the better and more colors the display can reproduce. 6bit+FRC means it mimics colors like an 8-bit panel. Such colors are better than 6bit but always less than genuine 8-bit.

Acer Nitro VG240Y

The Acer VG240Y boasts a 6bit+FRC color panel, which equals about 16.7m color support. It means the monitor renders better colors than the standard 6bit color panel but slightly on the lower side than the 8bit panel. It is the reason you will find less impressive picture colors on the VG240Y monitor.

BenQ GW2480

The BenQ GW2480 brings you a complete 8-bit color panel, which equals about a 16.7million true colors. The colors look more natural than 6+FRC, which supports the same color quantity.

Winner:

Since BenQ is an 8-bit color display, the colors reproduced are better than the Acer counterpart: GW2480 is the winner.

Ports

This feature is one of those that can either make or break the deal. I mean, who will want to spend money on a monitor only to find that they cannot connect their favorite device. That’s a huge compromise. Ports help connect a variety of devices to your monitor. Display Port & HDMI are most popular lately to connect CPU, gaming consoles, laptops, and whatnot. Classic PCs have VGA ports. The headphone port and Audio port are all for sound output straight from the monitor.

Acer Nitro VG240Y

This monitor comes with Dual HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports which you can use to connect PC, PS4, Set-top Box, and more. It doesnt comes with an audio port.

BenQ GW2480

BenQ GW2480 brings you Dual HDMI, Displayport, VGA, as well as Audio and headphone ports. So you have slightly more options here.

Winner: 

Technically the winner here is the BenQ GW2480. It has Headphone and Audio port which is absent in the Acer counterpart.

Extras

In extras, we will talk about the extra features like blue light filter, auto-brightness, flicker-free, free sync, and other similar features that are not yet covered above. Let’s get going.

Acer Nitro VG240Y

First of all, this monitor comes with AMD FreeSync, a hardware feature that further improves your monitor refresh rate when connected to AMD chipset. It comes with inbuilt 2W speakers. 

BenQ GW2480

This monitor comes with auto-brightness, a blue light filter, and flicker-free output, all of which are great features for the eyes. The BenQ, too, comes with 2W inbuilt speakers.

Winner:

The winner here is the BenQ GW2480 due to multiple extra features which Acer lacks.

Final Recount:

Acer Nitro VG240Y: 4/6

BenQ GW2480: 2/6

PROS and CONS

Monitor
Pros
Cons
Acer Nitro VG240Y

  • Gaming focused design

  • Higher refresh and response rate

  • AMD Free sync supported


  • Colors could have been better

  • Not for editing work

BenQ GW2480

  • Professional looking design

  • Better color reproduction

  • Auto brightness and blue light filter

  • Best for editing and office use


  • Not for esports gaming

Final Verdict

Look, both of the monitors, Acer VG240Y and BenQ GW2480, are best for their asking price and comes with unique features and use. If your use is gaming and entertainment, then you should go with Acer VG240Y. Or you are in for official requirements and photo/video editing; then you should go with BenQ GW2480.