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Benq BL2201

Benq BL2201 PC Monitor

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22" 1680 X 1050 12000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

This PC screen is one of the most awarded of all the flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

Tweak.dk and Pcgamers.net.au both said that this Benq PC screen was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This PC screen received a "Value for Money" award from both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which said that this flatpanel monitor was good value for money.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this PC display was good. This Benq LCD screen received a 3dnews.ru "Best Buy" award and the expert at Cnews.cz conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Smart Buy" award. This PC screen also received a "Gold Award" from Hardwareheaven.com.

Digital Versus gave this PC display a "5 Star" award, Kitguru.net gave it a "Worth Buying" award and Tomshardware.co.uk gave it an "Approved" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Welt.de, Tweak.dk and kitguru.net this Benq LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

BL2201 owners on average rated this PC monitor as outstanding. That puts this Benq flatpanel monitor in the top 19% of all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type.

Benq Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Medium monitors built by Benq have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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Good Product Quality

A few people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Robert Mk wrote in his review of the Benq BL2201 on Amazon “It was very good quality”. Robert Mk also said “The monitor looks professional and is well made”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The BL3201PT is a quality monitor with a very nice finish”.

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Some people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was well made. Expert website Tomshardware.com mentioned “Its bright saturated image stays solid e” in their Benq BL2201 review. One Benq BL2201 owner mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor was good value for money.

Good Picture Quality

One person reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago S. Ellis said “Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One person concluded that it had good features. Expert website Kitguru.net wrote “Considering the BenQ's reasonable performance, large screen, great OSD, 4K resolution, wide range of inputs, extra features and good, if not the very best colour accuracy, you are still g”.

Nice Design

One Benq BL2201 reviewer reckoned that it had a good case. Robert Mk gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “The casing is very sturdy and looks professional” in his review of the Benq BL2201.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good value for money. Frogwaxer rated this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Great value for money”. Expert review site Hardwareheaven.com mentioned “While there are higher cost displays available which may be better suited to some pro-applications the BL3201PT strikes a fantastic balance of cost, build, functionality”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC monitors of this age and type which do not have a built-in speaker, the Benq BL2201 has a built-in speaker.

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1680 X 1056 Graphics Resolution

The Benq BL2201 has a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1056. That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 400 PC screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC displays of a similar age and spec to the BL2201 the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 320 x 240.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Benq BL2201 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2201 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W.

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6 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person considered that the product was not comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Robert Mk wrote on Amazon “9 resolutions is not comfortable” in his Benq BL2201 review but he scored it 5 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL2201 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the BL2201 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq BL2201 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the BL2201 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the BL2201 do not have an integrated card reader. The Benq BL2201 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The Benq BL2201 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the BL2201 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the BL2201 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 6.1 kilograms, the Benq BL2201 is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2201.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2201

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the BL2201 is £56, which is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LCD screen was released.

Average Width

At 516.7 millimeters, the Benq BL2201 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the BL2201.

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Specification

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11 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star uk.hardware.info Great Value pcgamers.net.au Editor's Choice kitguru.net Worth Buying hardwareheaven.com Gold Award tomshardware.co.uk Approved tomshardware.com Approved Tweak.dk Editor's Choice hardware.info Great Value cnews.cz Smart Buy 3dnews.ru Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(26)
14 August 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Following BenQ's previous monster 32-inch monitor, the BL3200, the new BL3201PT gains a notable upgrade that moves resolution from 2560x1440 pixels, to the UHD dimensions of 3840x2160. This large... Read more…

15 June 2015

The good news is that this is a truly awesome screen and can be used for both work and play but the down side is that it will set you back about $1299 which is a lot of money for most gamers.Like...

Pcgamers.net.au

20 April 2015

The BenQ BL3201PT isn't the most colour-accurate monitor on the market, nor the very best 4K display. Although the sRGB result looks impressive, nearly all monitors aimed at professional use...

Kitguru.net

17 April 2015

Benq are pricing this screen very aggressively and while there are higher cost displays available which may be better suited to some pro-applications the BL3201PT strikes a fantastic balance of...

Hardwareheaven.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 February 2012 by Robert MK
(Verified Purchase)

The BenQ BL2201PT is an excellent choice for office work or study. The resolution of 1680x1050 is very good to read or write documents.Working on documents and reading text on websites in HD 16:9... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2011 by Frenchst

This camera is much faster to boot up after a photo than my earliest casio, so no fixed smiles/grimaces as people hang about waiting for the camera. the new premium auto takes excellent pictures,... Read more…

I've had a few budget monitors in my time but the viewing angle for this is very narrow. If you're not sitting in the same position each time you'll find yourself constantly adjusting the tilt and try
Good color
Good view angel
Everything seems fine on this monitor
Low Cost
Horrible viewing angle, bad contrast, excessive light bleed, washed out colors, did not include DVI cable, power cord is a bit short
Nothing that bothers me
Visual quality is poor
Monitors require a fairly direct line of sight before you lose the viewing angle. In other words, if you move your head up or down, left to right, the monitors act like they have a built-in privacy sc
Only 1 HDMI and 1 VGA input ports
Reviewed 9 July 2013 by S. Ellis

I have two of these at work, and they are very nice. Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast. One gotcha - they come with the "ECO sensor" setting set to "on" by default. This... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2013 by Jan
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor - good image, easy to install, and really versatile. Recommended for anyone wanting a monitor in either portrait or landscape...

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by B S SEEHRA
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant. No Problems...

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hl4, benq 9hl4w, benq bl2201, benq 9hl4wl, benq 250cdm2, benq bl2201p, benq 9hl4wla, benq bl2201pt, benq 9hl4wlas, benq 9hl4wlasb, benq 1680x1050, benq 1680x1050p, benq 9hl4wlasbe, benq 1680x1050px, benq 1680x1050pxl
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