BenQ RD240Q Programming Monitor Released, World’s First Monitor Design for Developers and Programmers

Nowadays, there are many monitors on the market. There are IPS monitors, OLED monitors, gaming monitors, and even monitors for professional photo and video editors and content creators. But I haven’t heard of a monitor specifically designed for coders, programmers, and developers until today. BenQ recently announced the world’s first programming monitor—the BenQ RD Series Programming Monitor, with the first model being the BenQ RD240Q.

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What sets the BenQ RD240Q programming monitor apart from the rest of the monitors in the market is the set of features designed explicitly for coders and programmers, especially for reducing eye strain. The RD240Q is a 24″ IPS monitor with a resolution of 2560×1600 and a pixel density of 125 PPI.

The BenQ RD240Q is HDR10 ready with a typical brightness of 300 nits (not true HDR), covers 95% of the P3 color gamut, and has a 178° viewing angle. Since this is not a gaming monitor, it only has a refresh rate of 60Hz and a GtG response time of 5ms. It also has several color modes: Cinema, Coding—Dark Theme, Coding—Light Theme, ePaper, HDR, M-Book, and a user mode.

As for its pricing and availability, BenQ has yet to mention the suggested retail price for its RD240Q programming monitor and its release date. You can read additional details from BenQ’s press release below.

BenQ Releases the World’s First Programming Monitor

BenQ, the globally renowned brand of digital lifestyle devices and pioneer of professional display technology, today announces the upcoming launch of the RD Series, the world’s first line of monitors custom-crafted to meet the unique and extensive needs of programmers. Equipped with BenQ-exclusive Fine-Coated Panel (varies by models), with advanced anti-glare, anti-reflective properties designed specifically for coding, RD Series offers devs utter clarity to focus entirely on long lines of code.

Fine-Coated Panel

Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation:
“As a user-centric company, BenQ is dedicated to prioritizing the needs of its users,”. “With a sincere commitment to serving the community, we aim to bring innovation to life and pave the way for the future by introducing the world’s first programming monitors in the RD Series.”


RD Series displays promote programming productivity with an advanced coding mode, delivering crystal-clear fonts for improved code differentiation in both light and dark themes adaptable to diverse development work environments. Accessible at the touch of the dedicated Coding HotKey at the center of the function bar, the RD Series coding mode readily helps programmers achieve a focused state of flow.

Designed to provide maximum clarity and efficiency to code in comfort, RD Series’ unique MoonHalo backlight design (varies by model) blends an element of elegance and comforting illumination, ensuring users stay focused and fresh during long sessions working in any environment. Offering the flexibility to adjust preferences, including brightness, colour temperature, light mode, and more.

To safeguard prolonged bodily comfort and eye health for coders, RD Series is equipped with Night Hours Protection, combining minimum brightness technology, an eye-care filter for low-light settings, and dark-room display optimization, as well as Brightness Intelligence Gen2 automatic ambient light detection and brightness correction.

RD Series Models

Expected during the first half of 2024, RD Series will comprise RD240Q (16:10 aspect ratio 24.1-inch), RD280U & RD280UA (3:2 28.2-inch), and RD320U & RD320UA (16:9 31.5-inch) models, with options for both ergonomically adjustable and fixed stands. Offered on the smaller 24.1- and 28.2-inch models, the productivity-oriented 3:2 and 16:10 aspect ratios accommodate more lines of code vertically. At the same time, the 16:9 31.5-inch provides ample screen real estate for copious amounts of complex code.

RD Series also features default KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) and Multi-Stream Transport technology, enabling users to daisy-chain multiple extended displays from a single USB-C port, and Display Pilot 2 software includes self-defined shortcuts, desktop partition, application mode, software dimming, circadian mode, and more.
(Features may vary by model)

Committed to coding comfort and productivity as well as the community at large, BenQ professional monitors incorporate recycled materials and energy-efficient design, demonstrating BenQ’s dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly practices in product development.

Source: BenQ

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Peter Paul
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