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Benq BL2211 PC Monitor

22" 1680 X 1050 12000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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Add a touch of enjoyment to your life! The BL2211TM brings together outstanding image quality and high performance features in a stylishly fashioned body making the latest visual technology an... More
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12 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

This LCD screen has a marvellous average user rating based on 36 user reviews. This flatpanel monitor in the top 19% of all the PC displays that have been available for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Robust

Several people who purchased the product thought it was strong and durable. Claygate mentioned in their Benq BL2211 review in October “Extremely sturdy and flexible stand that can” . Robert Mk he said in his review of the Benq BL2211 on Amazon four years ago “* could be lighter, however the sturdy well-made construction might be responsible for this I was choosing a right monitor for a few weeks”.

Three customers considered that it was well made. Robert Mk gave it an excellent rating and he said “90° * good standard of technical specs * comfortable for eyes * build in speakers if you do not have any” in his Benq BL2211 review.

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Benq PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

A number of Benq BL2211 reviewers wrote that this PC monitor was good quality. Robert Mk wrote “It was very good quality”. Robert Mk also said “The monitor looks professional and is well made”. Robert Mk also said “* well made, professional look * matt finish of the casing- no reflections while you work * anti-glare”.

Reasonably Priced

One Benq BL2211 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Frogwaxer rated the product as very good and wrote in their review “Great value for money”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good colour saturation. S. Ellis said in their Benq BL2211 review on Amazon “Clear crisp colours, good resolution, excellent contrast” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good case. Robert Mk mentioned four years ago “The casing is very sturdy and looks professional” .

Easy to Use

One Benq BL2211 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Good Size

One Benq BL2211 owner who bought the Benq BL2211 concluded that it was good structurally.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq BL2211 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BL2211 do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the iiyama B2280[plb_1520160_price] which is cheaper; or the iiyama B2283HS[plb_2323545_price], or the Viewsonic VX2452[plb_1618337_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The Benq BL2211 has one of the faster response times (only 5 milliseconds) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL2211 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the BL2211. Across all the LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the BL2211 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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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Benq BL2211 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq BL2211 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2211 are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the BL2211, the Benq BL2211 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq BL2211 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2211 the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has an HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the BL2211 have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq BL2211 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq BL2211 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors that are a comparable age to the BL2211 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Small Color Gamut

The average color gamut of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2211 is 82%. At only 72 percent, the Benq BL2211 has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the BL2211.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq BL2211 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BL2211 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2211

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the BL2211 will cost £44 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.

LCD Display Type

The Benq BL2211 has an LCD display type which is better than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

LCD screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price] (LED and cheaper), the LG 24M45[plb_2194306_price] (LED and cheaper), or the AOC i2476[plb_2279049_price] (LED and cheaper).

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User Reviews

(10)
(Verified Purchase)

Very impressed by this monitor. first one I've had that's 1680x1050 and it makes a big difference. that extra bit of screen makes multi window opening great. Downside is the cd that came with the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Amazing monitor. Extremely sturdy and flexible stand that can be configured any way you want it. Backlight is properly dimmed and not with the annoying strobing PWM dimming that most monitors have... Read more…

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

Brilliant. No Problems...

(Verified Purchase)

This monitor would be good for many uses but I wanted to use the screen in portrait mode and it does not offer such wide viewing angles when turned. Also, the stand that holds the monitor,... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by Frogwaxer
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this monitor, recommended.......not much more to say really ;-).

Reviewed 9 July 2013 by S. Ellis "sellis131"

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... Read more…

Reviewed 8 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 2 January 2013 by Hillside View
(Verified Purchase)

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

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…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.66
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £43.49
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers BL2211M, benq bl2211, benq 250cdm2, 10620 bl2211, benq p206545, 9H.LATLA.TPE, benq bl2211m, benq 9hlatla3, 10620 bl2211m, benq p206545p, benq 1680x1050, benq 9hlatla3p, benq 9hlatla3pe, asrockasusantecarcticb bl2211, asrockasusantecarcticb bl2211t, asrockasusantecarcticb bl2211tm
Barcodes 04718755049408, 04718755049446, 05054484527428, 05054484703549, 05054484704928, 05054533682634, 05054533704923, 05055927842702

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