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Benq GL2023A PC Monitor

19.5" 12000000:1 LED 477mm Aug 2013
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BenQ GL2023 Unboxing
Review BenQ GL2023a LED 19.5''

16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 100 owner reviews this PC display has an overall owner rating of 84%.

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-nine Benq GL2023 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor was good value for money. Two years ago Ab1951 mentioned “Great price” and gave the product a very good review score. Ab1951 also wrote “Fantastic value”. Alison wrote in her Benq GL2023 review on Amazon “High quality for a low price”.

A number of Benq GL2023 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Blondeinboots gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Cheap and cheerful”. D. Ethelston wrote in their review of the Benq GL2023 on Amazon “I needed a cheap, good monitor” and scored it 5 stars. David P. said in his review of the Benq GL2023 “The monitor is also cheap, which is it's biggest advantage” but despite that he only rated it 40 out of 100.

One Benq GL2023 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 was cheap. David P. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “This monitor is a decent budget monitor”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Benq GL2023 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago Alison wrote on Amazon “This monitor looks expensive and the image quality is excellent! This monitor is good for everyday use as the led backlight makes images crisp”. Amazon Customer mentioned a few weeks ago “Great size and quality” . In October Anthony said “This works perfectly! Overall a great product purchased that is of high quality and will last a long time, I highly recommend anyone to invest in this product”.

Nice Design

A few customers thought it was good looking. A.bell wrote in their Benq GL2023 review “Many thanks for a nice looking uniteasy to set upHasn't tchnology moved on” . Mr. L Murphy wrote in their review of this PC monitor in October this year “HD videos on YouTube show up beautifully despite it not being a 1080p screen” . Two years ago Pcq gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Beautiful montors (I bought two” in their review of the Benq GL2023.

One Benq GL2023 reviewer considered that it was a good design. H.e.i.w said two years ago “Good picture The price No dead pixels Robust feeling design The cons” .

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Easy to Use

Several Benq GL2023 reviewers mentioned that the product was easy to setup. A.bell said “Very clear in use, easy to set up” in their review of the Benq GL2023. Mr. Steven F. Groves wrote in his review on Amazon “Clear pictures and so easy to set up! It's amazing how technology moves on”. Pargan wrote “Graphics for the money, was despatched very quickly, easy to setup” .

Two Benq GL2023 owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Mr Rowland R Denniss rated the product 4 stars and he said three years ago “Is is quite thin, my only criticism is the control button names are just raised dimples in the plastic just under the screen”. Skater Gal mentioned on Amazon “It's very stylish looking and easy to use” in their review of this PC monitor.

One Benq GL2023 owner considered that it was easy to use the menus. Skater Gal mentioned “I love the different monitor settings and I currently have it on photo mode as I'm an amateur photographer” in their review. One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. Rm rated the Benq GL2023 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon in October “The one I was able to set up is good quality and was easy to put together and set up”.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had a good experience. Jamie said two years ago “Save up your £75 towards a samsung at a £100 which will give you the best resolutions and experience” in his review but in spite of that he gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Benq PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Benq has excellent average reviews for its small monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

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Popular Choice

The GL2023 is one the best selling LCD screen currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.

Robust

A number of Benq GL2023 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. A few weeks ago Dradeelali wrote in their review of the Benq GL2023 “Trustworthy and reliable”. Emily mentioned in her review “I love this monitor its very reliable and for something so cheap its great quality.” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that it was strong and durable.

One Benq GL2023 reviewer who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Franziska Liebig gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “My old laptop monitor was broken and it was cheaper to get an external monitor than to have it fixed”.

One Benq GL2023 reviewer who purchased the Benq GL2023 reckoned that it was well made.

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Good Picture Quality

Four Benq GL2023 owners reckoned that it had good picture quality. Isobel Noble wrote in her review of the Benq GL2023 on Amazon in October “Picture, quality and size was perfect”. A number of Benq GL2023 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 had good colour saturation. Stokie said in their review “Very good colours, nice shiny black trim - does the job perfectly”.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. Amazon Customer scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Nice size for its price and the picture” in their review of this PC monitor. Jf mentioned in their Benq GL2023 review “Nice size, colours are good” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the Benq GL2023 was thin. Mrs Arbon gave it an excellent rating and wrote in their Benq GL2023 review “Really nice colours, great looking and slim”. One person said in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 was a good height.

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Good Connectivity

One person who purchased the Benq GL2023 reckoned that it had email functionality. Mrs Arbon said “1 quick email and got it sorted” in their review of the Benq GL2023. One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer wrote “I use it as a second monitor for TV/Internet and its great for that”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Benq GL2023 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all LCD screens of this age and type the best resolution is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the GL2023 have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.15W and 18W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 4W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the GL2023.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

At 49.53 centimeters, the Benq GL2023 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the GL2023 the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 440cm.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The average maximum power consumption of LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the GL2023 is 26W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 7W to 77W. At only 15 Watts, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it was not quiet. Lee Smith wrote on Amazon this month “Good for beginners or people who dont care about their monitor Not good for gaming as its quiet small and low resolution” in his review.

£3.98 Price Increase

The price of the GL2023 increased by £3.98 in the last few weeks.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that came out more than two years ago also do 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 Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq GL2023 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small monitors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The Benq GL2023 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 65 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. Small monitors that are a similar age to the GL2023 have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 95 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the GL2023. The average horizontal viewing angle of similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the GL2023 is 150°.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the GL2023 the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq GL2023 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq GL2023

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the GL2023 is £26 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 264 small monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Dradeelali
(Verified Purchase)

Trustworthy and reliable...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

A budget widescreen LED monitor, just what I was looking for! I was looking for th biggest screen within my budget and BenQ showed up so many times. I read the reviews and all seemed great. The... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Julian Thake
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor? plays all PS4 games perfectly.

Reviewed 6 July 2016 by M. Slim
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely disgusting. Bought for my son to use with his gaming computer. Box says windows compatible but says nothing about no hdmi socket. They then charge you 30%!!!!!!!! to refund you as box... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by RM
(Verified Purchase)

Bought 2 x of these screens to have an extended screen settings :) Both came on time but can only set up 1 because the other screen didn't come with a power cable :( The one I was able to set up... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Isobel noble
(Verified Purchase)

Picture, quality and size was perfect. Arrived on time, well packaged...

(Verified Purchase)

Good for beginners or people who dont care about their monitor Not good for gaming as its quiet small and low resolution...

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Doug Mason
(Verified Purchase)

The best monitor I have ever had. Good clear picture works just great for my games and office work. Very easy on the eye when working with it for a long time. Great service from the seller...

Reviewed 19 January 2016 by Joyce kaiser
(Verified Purchase)

Came with an old fashion cable which was inconvenient. I should have checked but would have been good had the cable been highlighted. Easy to get adapter. Need is short term so we are not... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Mr. L Murphy
(Verified Purchase)

Very good screen, got it wall mounted above my desk hooked up to my laptop via VGA with a VGA to HDMI converted. The anti-flicker technology must really work as I get less headaches and eye strain... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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