Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.
Running Costs Are Low
The BL2205PT is in the cheapest 17% of all 371 medium monitors that were released in the last year that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the BL2205PT is only £34.
A number of customers who reviewed the Benq BL2205PT mentioned that it was good value for money. Mb wrote on Amazon “Great value for money” in their Benq BL2205PT review. S. Install said on Amazon “Incredibly adjustable quality monitor at a great price”.
One customer concluded that it was well made. S. Install said on Amazon “Very solid product, would recommend over similar monitors for combination of price, quality”.
Good Product Quality
One Benq BL2205PT reviewer who bought the Benq BL2205PT concluded that it was good quality. S. Install scored the product 4 stars and wrote in August this year “Incredibly adjustable quality monitor at a great price” in their review.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year, the BL2205PT has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD (£110.38) which has a better Rating; or the Acer TFTs (£191.99) which is cheaper.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Hannspree HL247HGB (£104.94) is also worth considering.
The BL2205PT is one of the narrower new medium monitors (only 510.26 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2205PT have widths of between 370mm and 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.
The shallowest new similar spec LCD screen is 7mm deep and the deepest is 610mm. At only 50.35 millimeters, the BL2205PT is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the BL2205PT.
The heights of medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months range from 28mm to 620mm. With a height of only 302.22 millimeters, the BL2205PT is one of the shorter medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2205PT amongst medium monitors of this age.
Very Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2205PT is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the BL2205PT has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2205PT.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BL2205PT, the BL2205PT does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The BL2205PT is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the BL2205PT are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the BL2205PT does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the HP EliteDisplay E240c (£188.99) which is also cheaper.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The lowest maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2205PT is 20mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 140mm. The BL2205PT has a fairly low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
Very Small Viewable Height
With a viewable height of only 268.11 millimeters, the BL2205PT has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months. Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2205PT the viewable heights range from 250mm to 69,000mm.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for the last year.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC monitor and we think the HP V243 (£99.99), and the Acer KA240H (£94.98) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is too few for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDisplay E242 (£133.75) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of new comparable spec LCD screens range from 1W to 32W. The BL2205PT has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The viewable widths of latest medium monitors range from 290mm to 820mm. With a viewable width of only 476.64 millimeters, the BL2205PT has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other latest LCD screens.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many recently released PC displays.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the BL2205PT has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of new PC displays is 65° and the widest is 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the BL2205PT has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2205PT.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when Benq released the BL2205PT.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released medium monitors.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the P2314H (£131.18), or the P2217 (£99.00) both from DELL or the HP V243 (£99.99) which is cheaper.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The BL2205PT has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 88% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the iiyama E2282HV (£107.27) which is cheaper; or the Benq GL2450E (£86.98) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Benq GW2270H (£83.98) (20000000:1 and higher rated).
What is the BenQ BL2205PT? The BenQ BL2205PT is a basic business monitor that offers the versatility of a fully adjustable stand, enabling it to be flipped vertically or just held in a position... Read more…
Really good monitor that more than just does the job, the stand is incredibly adjustable which is incredibly useful; also a VESA mount if you want that as well. Very solid product, would recommend... Read more…
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