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18 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
Twenty-two people wrote that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq BL2405 review “A Philips 27 inch monitor because it just made me feel ill! This monitor is fine and the colours are much better than on the Philips I bought too” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Monitor response seems amazing, colours are really good”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The colours certainly do pop”.
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a flickering image. Beanchance said on Amazon in August this year “It's probably best to set this to 'high' for the best performance with no flicker” in their Benq BL2405 review. D. Fergusson wrote in their review of the Benq BL2405 “Issues I had where some flickering in certain applications”. Handygrandad said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “BenQ recently began a marketing campaign for it's new range of "flicker free" monitors which includes the BL2410PT”.
Some Benq BL2405 reviewers thought this PC monitors had good picture quality. Adrian gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Make absolutely sure that your graphics card has a display port out” in his review of this PC monitors. This year Amazon Customer gave the Benq BL2405 a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The image quality is also brilliant” in their review of the Benq BL2405. David Gee said “Worth it for superb picture quality”.
A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. Adrian mentioned on Amazon in August last year “Amazing image clarity as you'd expect from 3840x2160” in his review of the Benq BL2405 and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Two years ago E B said in their Benq BL2405 review on Amazon “It has good colour and clarity so also good for photographs”. Evan wrote in his review of the Benq BL2405 “Incredible clarity, 100% sRGB colour, 4ms, IPS UHD monitor at 60hz”.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had a wide viewing angle. Markoppenheim said “They also seem to have a really good viewing angle” and rated the product 5 stars. Morgan gave the Benq BL2405 a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote “I have not noticed any lag issues when playing "faster" type of games and the viewing angle etc have been great” in his review of the Benq BL2405.
Easy to Use
A few Benq BL2405 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. A and mentioned on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time”. In August last year Aj said “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” however gave it a score of 2 stars. Beanchance mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Could only recommend it if you plan to use it to its full potential”.
A number of Benq BL2405 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dimart65 mentioned three years ago “Landscape mode with variable screen intensities allowing reading at a much more comfortable light level for documents etc”. Morgan said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I only reduced the brightness setting from a searing 100% as it arrived to a more comfortable 30%”. Renovatio said “With 32" feels a lot more comfortable use.***Top Tip for MacBook Pro Users***This screen comes with a lot of cables.”.
Several Benq BL2405 owners who bought it said that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian mentioned on Amazon last year “AMD Fury X or 980 Ti is likely the minimum, consider going 2 of these cards or more if you want to run max detail settings on modern games at 60fps” in his Benq BL2405 review. Geoffrey Foale mentioned “The default settings may be fine for people who want to play games with high brightness” yet only rated the product 3 stars. N. J. Holms scored the Benq BL2405 5 stars and said “To my eyes quite true to life on the "STANDARD" (Colour temperature) setting, there are 7 settings and a user defined one if you want to play with it” in their review of the Benq BL2405.
A number of Benq BL2405 reviewers reckoned that the Benq BL2405 was easy to assemble. Andy mentioned on Amazon “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position”. Two years ago Mosta67 gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars and wrote “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)”. Nd said “I'm not 100% sure on this, is it an issue with the actual panel? It's shame because I thought it looked really good with regards to build quality”.
Several people agreed that the product had a good experience. In August last year Adrian scored it 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his Benq BL2405 review “The experience is certainly playable”. Amazon Customer and said on Amazon “The colours certainly do pop and it's a great experience after only owning a TN panel in the past” in their review. Morgan wrote on Amazon “Whether I got lucky or not I can only be more than happy with my experience” in his review of the Benq BL2405.
Good Product Quality
Thirty-three customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. A wrote on Amazon “I have to use full fat DisplayPort cables of good quality to get proper sync at boot time”. Amazon Customer scored it 99 out of 100 and said this month “Great quality at a good price” in their Benq BL2405 review. Amazon Customer also said “The image quality is also brilliant”.
Several Benq BL2405 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money. A. Haddock wrote last year “Fantastic monitor for the price”. Aaron scored it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “For the price its a great monitor” in his review of the Benq BL2405. Amazon Customer mentioned this month “Great quality at a good price” in their review of the Benq BL2405 and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Adrian gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon “Not really a big deal to me, I'm ok with vsync in games”. Genasisgod gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The price at £599.99 (when on offer) is a real bargain”. Two years ago Geoffrey Foale mentioned on Amazon “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer”.
A few Benq BL2405 reviewers agreed that the Benq BL2405 was well made. A gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq BL2405 “I have two of these, they are beautifully built”. Amazon Customer said this year “Very solid display with good performance” in their review. Eiffel wrote in their Benq BL2405 review “Very solid product overall, while waiting for 4K displays to drop down in price”.
Four customers said that it was strong and durable. Haseeb wrote on Amazon last year “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot”. Jdr mentioned on Amazon “The base is very sturdy and is adjustable for height, rotation”. Jonnyfez rated it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors last year “It was very well packaged with a very sturdy, quality stand which is massively adjustable”.
One customer reckoned that this PC monitors was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “A shame that my unit has some damage and there are red, green” and rated the Benq BL2405 99 out of 100.
A few Benq BL2405 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. A mentioned last year “I have two of these, they are beautifully built” in their review. A also mentioned “The panel is gorgeous”. Adrian wrote “60Hz so gaming is pretty good”.
A few customers who purchased the Benq BL2405 said that it was neat. Two years ago Handygrandad mentioned on Amazon “There is a neat bit of software provided that allows you to adjust all the settings using your mouse (or touchpad”. Haseeb gave the Benq BL2405 a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “Cable management hole on the stand makes thing easy to tidy, monitor is sturdy, rotates 90 degrees to pivot”. Morgan wrote in his review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon “I like the design feature of it which allows the cables to be passed through its centre hole to retain them together neatly”.
Some people considered that it was smooth. Nikos said “Small enough to allow for smooth text and graphics, yet large enough to offer 32 inches worth of working space (diagonal” in their review of this PC monitors however only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Andy mentioned in his review of the Benq BL2405 on Amazon “Great design too and very easy to assemble, fully moveable screen means it is so simple to get into the desired viewing position”. Richard said in his review of the Benq BL2405 “With the ability to swivel the monitor into portrait mode it makes a great monitor for design work and there is plenty of adjustment for height”.
One person said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Kourouyiannis Fivos said last year “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features”.
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Some Benq BL2405 owners considered that the Benq BL2405 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eiffel mentioned on Amazon “For better support such as HDMI 2.0” in their review of this PC monitors. Genasisgod said on Amazon “Connected my you view box and blue ray player via HDMI and all work fine” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Jfry mentioned on Amazon “The only bad points are fussy inputs - the HDMI and DP input sensitivity is poor - I was getting artifacts on screen when using a HDMI switch” in their review of the Benq BL2405.
Several Benq BL2405 owners who bought it agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. In August last year Aj wrote in their review of the Benq BL2405 “The other features of the panel are very good, including a great stand, detached control panel and nicely positioned USB ports” however despite that only scored it 2 stars. Last year Dionysuss gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It also has a micro USB port for its remote controller which sits in a hole in the base” in their review. Haseeb said “Vivid colours, easy to use monitor menu with an array of options, very large, acts as an excellent hub, with numerous USB ports” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Geoffrey Foale said on Amazon two years ago “I had a cheap monitor on my internet computer and a 19 ins Iiyama monitor on my main photo editing” in his review of this PC monitors.
One Benq BL2405 owner thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Rick York said “I'm overall very happy with its connectivity and general appearance” in his review of the Benq BL2405 however despite that only scored the product 3 stars.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 had email functionality. D. Fergusson mentioned last year “Glad I sent email to BenQ support as gave some insight in to their lack of after sales care”.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq BL2405 was a good height. Ash73 gave the Benq BL2405 a score of 4 stars and wrote “Good quality display for the price, best thing about it is the height adjustable stand”. In August Honeycuddler wrote “Nice stand and height adjustment” in their review of the Benq BL2405 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Lamixer mentioned in their review of the Benq BL2405 “Has a range of height adjustment” and rated the Benq BL2405 80 out of 100.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Whippy gave the Benq BL2405 a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Nice thin bezels”.
One person who reviewed the Benq BL2405 concluded that it was a good body shape. Seaside said on Amazon “Really good mount, quality of body and image - I use it as an 'office' second screen whilst photo post processing on my other screen - well worth buying” and rated it 99 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Dionysuss scored the product 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Not too heavy”. One customer reckoned that this PC monitors was good physically. Antthegolfer mentioned on Amazon “Great range of adjustments - both logical and physical - mean it can be customised to suit each user”.
One Industry Award
The reviewer at F1cd.ru endorse this LCD screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Benq.
Good Technical Features
Five Benq BL2405 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good features. Kourouyiannis Fivos wrote on Amazon “It's a 24- inch high quality screen with an IPS panel and ergonomic features” in their review of the Benq BL2405. R3d Bu11 scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “Great picture, colour and features”. Steph said in their review “Have more useful features”.
The BL2405 is a popular choice of PC monitor.
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Graham Smith said on Amazon “Land on your foot! In the box are quick start instructions that are about as well written as any are - it's enough to get the monitor set up” in his review. Graham Smith also wrote “I didn't find any full instruction manual though”. Markoppenheim and said on Amazon in August last year “I believe Macs have manual screen rotation control built in”.
Owner Reviews Are Good
Based on 412 owner reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person who reviewed the Benq BL2405 concluded that it was quiet. Two years ago J E Walford mentioned on Amazon “The speakers are very quiet” and gave the Benq BL2405 a rating of 99 out of 100.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL2405 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the BL2405 also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the Benq GW2450HM, or the Asus VX238 (£134.53).
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the iiyama X2483HSU (£140.71) is also worth considering.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BL2405 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Benq BL2405 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
9 Reasons Against
Poor Battery Life
One customer who reviewed it thought it was not quick to charge. Mosta67 said on Amazon two years ago “Doesn't seem to charge anything needing more current than the USB standard (Hudl, some cameras, etc” in their review of the Benq BL2405.
Price Increase of £9.99
In the last 44 days the price of the BL2405 has increased by £9.99.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq BL2405 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL2405, the Benq BL2405 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL2405 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BL2405 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Benq BL2405 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL2405 is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq BL2405 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the BL2405. The average display brightness of PC monitors that are a similar age to the BL2405 is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL2405
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC screen was released over three years ago.
Running Costs Are OK
The BL2405 has an average running cost of £70 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq BL2405 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the Benq BL2201 (£119.99) which has a better Rating; or the Benq BL2211 (£117.03) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this medium monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL P2412H (£132.99) (20000000:1 and cheaper).
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors of this age and type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the LG IPS231P, or the AOC I2369 (£112.00) which has a better Rating; or the HKC 2412A (£104.90) which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor with a more display resolution then you might want to look at the Asus VS24 (£92.05) (1920 x 1200), the Samsung S24C650 (£208.91) (1920 x 1200), or the LG 24EB23 (£224.07) (1920 x 1200).
At 579 millimeters, the Benq BL2405 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the BL2405.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL P2412H (£132.99) (568mm and cheaper), the iiyama E2480HS (£143.41) (571.5mm and cheaper), or the Benq GW2450HM (580mm and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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