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13 Reasons For
Several Benq BL912 reviewers agreed that this PC monitors was retro. This month Duncan Woodward wrote “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console”. Last year P. Skidmore said in their Benq BL912 review “Perfect for retro gaming”. Paul Vernon wrote in his review on Amazon “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.
One person who purchased it said that it was neat. Ejr mentioned “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt”.
Five Benq BL912 reviewers thought the Benq BL912 was a bargain for the price. Des wrote in their review of the Benq BL912 “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.”. Duncan Woodward wrote “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Duncan Woodward also said “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
Benq PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Benq PC displays and specifically for Benq small monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Across all PC displays, the BL912 is one the best selling products currently available according to Amazon sales data.
Easy to Use
One Benq BL912 owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Sully gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Benq BL912 two years ago “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Sully wrote “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor” in their Benq BL912 review.
One Benq BL912 reviewer considered that it was a good height. Ejr mentioned “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt and swivel” in their review.
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Good Picture Quality
One Benq BL912 reviewer thought it had good colour saturation. Ejr wrote “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” in their review.
User Reviews Are Excellent
This PC display has a fantastic average user rating based on 18 user reviews.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of this spec and age.
Alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Philips 203V5 (£45.00).
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq BL912 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of LCD screens of this age and spec is 0.15W and the highest is 25W.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 40° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Benq BL912 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
5 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
A number of Benq BL912 owners who purchased the product thought it was not good quality. Duncan Woodward wrote in his Benq BL912 review on Amazon this month “Whilst not the best quality picture”. Ejr scored the product 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the BL912 do not have a built-in speaker. The Benq BL912 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Samsung S19C450; or the HP L6010 (£471.70) are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the BL912, the Benq BL912 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq BL912 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the BL912 also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the HP 688736-001 (£1,389.41) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most small monitors that have been around for more than two years do not have an integrated card reader. The Benq BL912 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq BL912
OK Running Costs
The BL912 has an average running cost of £31 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 266 similar spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Benq released the BL912.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Benq BL912 is 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the GL955A (£57.59), and the VL2040 (£74.39) both from Benq which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the E950Swdak (£74.68) (20000000:1 and cheaper), or the E2050S (20000000:1 and cheaper) both from AOC.
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1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many small monitors that are a similar age to it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung S19C450 is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this PC display is too few for you then you might also want to look at the 688736-001 (£1,389.41) (1920 x 1080 and cheaper), or the 688735-001 (1920 x 1080 and cheaper) both from HP.
At 416 millimeters, the Benq BL912 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the BL912.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the P190S (410.1mm), or the E1913 (411.9mm) both from DELL which is also cheaper.
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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