With the BL702A Flicker-free LED backlight panel, an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, and BeQ's exclusive Senseye Technology to offer you the best viewing quality at all times.The...
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12 Reasons For
Excellent Owner Reviews
People who bought this small monitor rated this PC display as terrific on average.
A number of people who reviewed it thought it was retro. Duncan Woodward wrote in his Benq BL702 review on Amazon “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” and scored the Benq BL702 80 out of 100. P. Skidmore wrote last year “Perfect for retro gaming” in their review of this PC monitor. In October Paul Vernon gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.
One Benq BL702 reviewer thought it was neat. Ejr mentioned in their review of the Benq BL702 on Amazon “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt”.
Several Benq BL702 reviewers concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Des wrote in their review on Amazon “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.” and gave it a score of 4 stars. This year Duncan Woodward said “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve”. Duncan Woodward also mentioned “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews
Based on 10,132 user and expert reviews, Benq has excellent reviews for its LCD screens. Benq also has excellent reviews specifically for its small monitors compared to other brands.
Easy to Use
One Benq BL702 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Sully wrote in their Benq BL702 review on Amazon “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected” and gave the Benq BL702 a score of 5 stars.
One Benq BL702 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Sully gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height.
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Good Picture Quality
One person said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Ejr wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” but they gave the product a score of 3 stars.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which is cheaper; or the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] which has better reviews.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Benq BL702 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (170 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL702 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the BL702 the widths range from 100mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of only 369 millimeters, the Benq BL702 is one of the narrower comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the BL702 amongst small monitors of this age.
If you are not concerned about having a wider width then you might want to consider the DELL E1713S[plb_1569069_price] (375.5mm and cheaper).
5 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
Two customers who bought it thought it was not good quality. In October this year Duncan Woodward said “Whilst not the best quality picture”. Ejr mentioned “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens of this type and age, the Benq BL702 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips 200S4[plb_2083761_price]; or the Edge10 EF185a[plb_1760823_price], or the AOC E719[plb_2329258_price] are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq BL702 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL702 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Average Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the BL702 will cost £30 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 264 small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Benq released the BL702 over three years ago.
1280 x 1024
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
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
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
I bought this monitor to work with my Acorn Archimedes computers which have either 9-pin or 15-pin D-sub connectors with a maximum of 800x600 SVGA output. Primarily the Archimedes use TV style... Read more…
Whilst not the best quality picture, it's perfectly acceptable.
I bought this monitor on the strength of over reviews stating that it can handle 15kHz signal (so hence, it's a multisync monitor)... Read more…
As you can imagine, at this price point, the quality is... well, its all very plastic and there is only one VGA input and a power connector. Thats all. No DVI, no fancy stuff... The stand is non... Read more…
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