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12 Reasons For
Excellent Owner Reviews
Owners have rated this Benq flatpanel monitor as excellent on average.
Four Benq BL912 owners who reviewed it thought it was retro. This month Duncan Woodward gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “It's a good deal, especially if you're looking for a modern monitor for a retro computer or console” in his review. In October last year P. Skidmore said in their review of this PC monitor “Perfect for retro gaming”. Paul Vernon scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq BL912 review on Amazon “Awesome for Retro Acorn Archimedes computers!”.
One Benq BL912 owner reckoned that the product was neat. Five years ago Ejr mentioned “Externally it is neat and unobtrusive with easily adjustable height, tilt” but even so they gave this PC monitor a rating of 60 out of 100.
Some customers who purchased the Benq BL912 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Des mentioned in their Benq BL912 review last year “Feels just as cheap as you might suspect.”. Duncan Woodward said on Amazon in October “A cheap monitor with a trick up it's sleeve” in his review. Duncan Woodward also mentioned “The general build quality is a bit cheap feeling”.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Small monitors manufactured by Benq have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just small monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent ratings across its entire range.
Easy to Use
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Sully said “The monitor itself couldn't have been easier to set up, came well protected”. One Benq BL912 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Sully scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “It also has blue-light adjustments which are so simple to use via a button on the base of the monitor”.
One Benq BL912 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a good height.
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Good Picture Quality
One customer reckoned that the Benq BL912 had good colour saturation. Ejr wrote five years ago “The Windows 7 monitor calibration tool failed to yield a pleasant display with accurate colours” .
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the Asus VB178T[plb_1410090_price] is also worth considering.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Small monitors that have been around for more than two years have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.15W and 18W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 4W. The Benq BL912 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Benq BL912 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the BL912. PC screens that were released more than two years ago have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
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Poor Product Quality
A few Benq BL912 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good quality. Duncan Woodward said this month “Whilst not the best quality picture” . Five years ago Ejr mentioned “Inadequate image quality and hard to adjust” in their Benq BL912 review.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq BL912 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Asus VW199TL[plb_2951688_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the BL912, the Benq BL912 is not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the BL912, the Benq BL912 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq BL912 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the BL912 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Average Running Costs
The average running cost of the BL912 is £31 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC displays of a similar spec and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.
The Benq BL912 has a fairly average width (416 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the BL912.
Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP L1940T[plb_1529000_price] (413mm) 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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