Benq GL2250 vs Benq GW2255 vs Benq GW2265

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Benq GL2250
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
20% faster response time Edit
The Benq GL2250 is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms faster than the Benq GW2255 and the Benq GW2265 (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.

Built-in speaker Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker, whereas the Benq GW2255 and the Benq GW2265 do not have a built-in speaker. 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.

Sixty-nine times lower power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The Benq GL2250 is a 0.3W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 20.7W lower than the Benq GW2255 ().
A bit lower maximum power consumption Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a maximum power consumption of 24W, whereas the Benq GW2265 is a 26W maximum power consumption PC monitor (2W higher).
£25 cheaper
The Benq GL2250 is £25.11 cheaper than the Benq GW2265.
Available from 44 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £1.61
The Benq GL2250 only costs £45.09 to run over five years however the Benq GW2255 costs £46.70 to run (4% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
Bigger viewable width Edit
The Benq GW2255 is a 477mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 0.36000000000001mm bigger than the Benq GW2265 (476.64mm).
18° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the Benq GW2265), whereas the Benq GL2250 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2255 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Benq GW2265. That's 8° wider than the Benq GL2250 (178°).
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 10 user reviews, the average review score of the Benq GW2255 is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Benq GL2250 is 91% (based on 513 reviews) and the average rating of the Benq GW2265 is 87% (based on 17 reviews).
4 Reasons For
A little bigger viewable height Edit
The Benq GW2265 has a viewable height of 268.11mm, but the Benq GW2255 is only a 268mm viewable height PC monitor (0.11000000000001mm smaller).
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2265 has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the Benq GW2255), but the Benq GL2250 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GW2265 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Benq GW2255. That's 8° wider than the Benq GL2250 (178°).
300g lighter Edit
The Benq GW2265 has a weight of 3.4kg, but the Benq GL2250 and the Benq GW2255 are both 3.7kg weight PC monitors (300g heavier).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq GL2250 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Benq GW2255 and the Benq GW2265 (178°).
8° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the Benq GW2255 and the Benq GW2265 are both 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (8° wider).
9% heavier Edit
The Benq GL2250 is a 3.7kg weight PC monitor, and so does the Benq GW2255. That's 300g heavier than the Benq GW2265 (3.4kg).
Nine months older
The Benq GL2250 is older than the Benq GW2265 by nine months.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Benq GL2250 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq GW2255 is 95% (based on 10 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller viewable height Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a viewable height of 268mm, whereas the Benq GW2265 is a 268.11mm viewable height PC monitor (0.11000000000001mm bigger).
17% slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a response time of 6ms (as does the Benq GW2265), however the Benq GL2250 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (1ms faster). 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 (As does the the Benq GW2265), however the Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker. 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.

20.7W higher power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 21W, but the Benq GL2250 is a 0.3W power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (20.7W lower).
300g heavier Edit
The Benq GW2255 has a weight of 3.7kg (as does the Benq GL2250), whereas the Benq GW2265 is a 3.4kg weight PC monitor (300g lighter).
Fewer sellers
The Benq GW2255 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the Benq GL2250 is stocked by 46 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Benq GW2255 is five months older than the Benq GL2250 and 14 months older than the Benq GW2265.
£1.61 more expensive to run over five years
The Benq GW2255 costs £46.70 to run which is £1.61 more to run than the Benq GL2250 over five years. Show assumptions.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller viewable width Edit
The Benq GW2265 is a 476.64mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 0.36000000000001mm smaller than the Benq GW2255 (476.64mm).
1ms slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2265 has a response time of 6ms (as does the Benq GW2255), whereas the Benq GL2250 is a 5ms response time PC monitor (1ms faster). 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 GW2265 does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Benq GW2255), whereas the Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker. 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.

8% higher maximum power consumption Edit
The Benq GW2265 is a 26W maximum power consumption PC monitor. That's 2W higher than the Benq GL2250 (26W).
More expensive by £25
The Benq GW2265 is £25.11 more expensive than the Benq GL2250.
Not as many stockists
The Benq GW2265 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Benq GL2250 is stocked by 46 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
User review Rating is Worse
The Benq GW2265 has an average user score of 87%, but the Benq GL2250 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 513 reviews) and the Benq GW2255 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Budget Buy

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

33 months Ago 38 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 43.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 45.09
Purchase price £ 71.94
Total cost of ownership £ 117.03
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 46.70
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.22T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.23T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
21.5" 21.5" 21.5"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 20000000:1
 20000000:1
BEST
 20000000:1
BEST
Display Type
 LED
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
 Gloss
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 268mm 268.11mm
BEST
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 477mm
BEST
476.64mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 83 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.248 x 0.248 0.248 x 0.248 0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
BEST
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6ms 6ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 72% 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1 1
DVI Port
1 1 1
AC Power in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

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

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 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 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 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 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 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 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Ergonomics

Adjustable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adjustable height
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 15 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
OSD Language
17 17 17
On Screen Menu Display
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display
 On screen menu display

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.3W
BEST
21W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
27W
BEST
28W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W 0.3W
Maximum Power Consumption
24W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 26W
Input Voltage
 96 - 264
BEST
 96 - 264
 96 - 264
AC Input Voltage
 9
 90-264
 90
 9
 90-264
 90
 9
 90-264
 90

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
 RoHS
BEST
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
 RoHS
BEST
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
 RoHS
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
5.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data 4.4kg
BEST
Packaging Height
399.9mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 400mm
Packaging Depth
173.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data 110mm
BEST
Packaging Width
524.69mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 581mm
Height With Stand
319.79mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth With Stand
60.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Width With Stand
527.69mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
3.7kg 3.7kg 3.4kg
BEST
Height
397mm 400mm 396.96mm
Depth
122mm 174mm 185.74mm
Width
583mm 525mm 510.24mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
BEST
 AC
 VGA
BEST

Other Features

Dimensions With Stand
524.69 x 60.5 x 319.79 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
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