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...
A number of customers who bought the product thought it was retro. This year Duncan Woodward mentioned “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” and scored this PC monitors 4 stars. P. Skidmore mentioned “Perfect for retro gaming” in their Benq BL702 review. Paul Vernon said in his review this year “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.
One person said that the Benq BL702 was neat. Ejr mentioned five years ago “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt” but even so only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
A number of Benq BL702 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was a bargain for the price. Des mentioned in their review of the Benq BL702 “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.”. Duncan Woodward said on Amazon “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve”. Duncan Woodward also said “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
Benq Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Benq flatpanel monitors and specifically for Benq small monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent ratings compared to other brands.
Easy to Use
One Benq BL702 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Sully gave the Benq BL702 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected”. One customer wrote that it was easy to use. Sully wrote in their review “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor”.
One person considered that it was a good height. Ejr wrote “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt and swivel” although scored this PC monitors 3 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One Benq BL702 owner who reviewed the Benq BL702 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Five years ago Ejr mentioned “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” in their Benq BL702 review however despite that scored this PC monitors 3 stars.
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Excellent Owner Reviews
BL702 owners on average rated this LCD screen as brilliant.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper LCD screens such as the Hanns.G HP195 (£75.87).
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC displays of this age and type.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Benq BL702 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the BL702 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.
The narrowest PC display of this spec and age is 120mm wide, the widest is 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of only 369 millimeters, the Benq BL702 is one of the narrower small monitors that are a comparable age to the BL702 amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the DELL P170S (372.1mm), or the Philips 17S4 (£64.99) (367mm).
6 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
Two Benq BL702 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was not good quality. Duncan Woodward said this month “Whilst not the best quality picture” in his review of the Benq BL702. Five years ago Ejr said “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust” in their review and rated the Benq BL702 60 out of 100.
Price Increase of £5.93
The BL702 has increased in price by £5.93 in the last 37 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq BL702 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BL702 also do not have a built-in speaker.
Other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Hannspree HP205DJB (£77.95), or the Fujitsu L19T-4 (£78.82).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec, the Benq BL702 does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP 688736-001 (£57.95).
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BL702, the Benq BL702 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the BL702, the Benq BL702 does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the Samsung LS20C300 (£90.84).
4 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL702
OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the BL702 is £30, which is typical compared to the other 266 LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This small monitor has been on the market for over three years.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq BL702 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper PC monitors such as the GL2023 (£61.98), the VL2040 (£74.39), or the BL912 (£105.97) all from Benq.
PC monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the E2050S (£74.35) (20000000:1 and cheaper), or the E950Swdak (£74.68) (20000000:1 and cheaper) both from AOC.
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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 have been on the market for more than two years.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels currently available that you might also want to consider including the iiyama E1780SD (£98.78) which has a better Rating.
If the display resolution of this PC display is too few for you then you might also want to consider the 688736-001 (£57.95) (1920 x 1080 and cheaper), or the 688735-001 (£69.00) (1920 x 1080 and cheaper) both from HP.
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
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