Benq GL2250 vs Benq GW2255

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Benq GL2250
Benq GW2255

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1ms faster response time Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a response time of 5ms, whereas the Benq GW2255 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (1ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker, but the Benq GW2255 does not. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

1% narrower Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a width of 524.69mm. That's 0.30999999999995mm narrower than the Benq GW2255 (525mm).
6 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2255 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Benq GL2250 (178°).
A little wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Benq GL2250 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
25% shorter Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a height of 320mm, however the Benq GL2250 is a 399.9mm tall PC monitor (79.9mm taller).
112.9mm shallower Edit
Benq GW2255 is 61mm deep. That's 112.9mm shallower than the Benq GL2250 (61mm).
£4.81 cheaper to run
The Benq GW2255 is £4.81 cheaper to run than the Benq GL2250 over five years. Read more
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 10 reviews, the Benq GW2255 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Benq GL2250 has an average rating of 92% (based on 444 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, but the Benq GW2255 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
Narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GL2250 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Benq GW2255 (178°).
20% taller Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a height of 399.9mm. That's 79.9mm taller than the Benq GW2255 (320mm).
112.9mm deeper Edit
Benq GL2250 is 173.9mm deep, but the Benq GW2255 is a 61mm deep PC monitor (112.9mm shallower).
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Older by one year
The Benq GL2250 is one year older than the Benq GW2255.
£4.81 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq GL2250 are £40.29 which is £4.81 more than the Benq GW2255. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Benq GL2250 has an average user score of 92%, but the Benq GW2255 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 10 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
1ms slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2255 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Benq GL2250 (6ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in speaker, whereas the Benq GL2250 does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

0.30999999999995mm wider Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a width of 525mm, however the Benq GL2250 is a 524.69mm wide PC monitor (0.30999999999995mm narrower).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

54 months Ago 42 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 38.46
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 40.29
Electricity cost - switched on £ 33.65
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 35.48
Purchase price £ 91.02
Total cost of ownership £ 126.50
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.2T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.18T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
21.5" 21.5"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 20000000:1
 20000000:1
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Display Type
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
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HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 268mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 477mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.248 x 0.248 0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
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Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
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Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 54.61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output port
Audio Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-I Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
AC Power in Port
 AC power in port
 AC power in port

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
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 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0
RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Windows Operating System
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN port
WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture mode
Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 15
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
 Power LED
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
OSD Language
17 17
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
24W 21W
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Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 21W
Input Voltage
 90 - 264
 90 - 264
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AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9
 90

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO
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Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.8kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 397mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 122mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 583mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7kg
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 400mm
Depth With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 174mm
Width With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 525mm
Weight
3.7kg 3.7kg
Height
399.9mm 320mm
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Depth
173.9mm 61mm
BEST
Width
524.69mm
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525mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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Other Features

Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Bezel
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.5 mm
Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data VESA
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