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16 Reasons For
Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Ab1951 rated the product 99 out of 100 and wrote “Great price”. Ab1951 also wrote “Fantastic value”. Alison said “High quality for a low price” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Seven customers mentioned that the Benq GL2023 was a bargain for the price. Blondeinboots and mentioned on Amazon “Cheap and cheerful”. D. Ethelston mentioned on Amazon “I needed a cheap, good monitor” and rated it 5 stars. David P. said on Amazon “The monitor is also cheap, which is it's biggest advantage”.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer who reviewed the Benq GL2023 considered that it was cheap. David P. said in August last year “This monitor is a decent budget monitor”.
Good Product Quality
A few Benq GL2023 owners who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was good quality. Alison mentioned three years ago “High quality for a low price”. Alison also said “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 wrote in their review a few weeks ago “Great size and quality”.
Easy to Use
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. A.bell scored this PC monitors 5 stars and said on Amazon “Very clear in use, easy to set up”. Two years ago Mr. Steven F. Groves said in his review of the Benq GL2023 “Clear pictures and so easy to set up! It's amazing how technology moves on”. Pargan said “Graphics for the money, was despatched very quickly, easy to setup”.
A few Benq GL2023 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors agreed that it was easy to use. Mr Rowland R Denniss wrote on Amazon “Is is quite thin, my only criticism is the control button names are just raised dimples in the plastic just under the screen” in his review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Skater Gal and said in their review “It's very stylish looking and easy to use”.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Skater Gal gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “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 bought it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. In August Rm mentioned on Amazon “The one I was able to set up is good quality and was easy to put together and set up” in their Benq GL2023 review.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer concluded that the Benq GL2023 had a good experience. Jamie wrote in his Benq GL2023 review on Amazon “Save up your £75 towards a samsung at a £100 which will give you the best resolutions and experience”.
A few customers said that this PC monitors was good looking. Two years ago A.bell mentioned “Many thanks for a nice looking uniteasy to set upHasn't tchnology moved on”. This month Mr. L Murphy scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “HD videos on YouTube show up beautifully despite it not being a 1080p screen”. Pcq said in their Benq GL2023 review “Beautiful montors (I bought two” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good design. H.e.i.w wrote on Amazon two years ago “Good picture The price No dead pixels Robust feeling design The cons” in their review.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays
Benq small monitors have excellent reviews on average and across all PC displays Benq is one of the top rated manufacturers.
Good Picture Quality
Some customers wrote that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Alison mentioned in her Benq GL2023 review 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”. This month Isobel Noble and she said on Amazon “Picture, quality and size was perfect”. Pargan said in their review on Amazon “Very pleased with this monitor, had good resolution and graphics for the money, was despatched very quickly, easy to setup” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
A few customers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Jf said in their Benq GL2023 review on Amazon “Nice size, colours are good”. Mrs Arbon mentioned on Amazon “Really nice colours, great looking” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Stokie mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Very good colours, nice shiny black trim - does the job perfectly” in their review of this PC monitors.
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A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable. This year Dradeelali mentioned “Trustworthy and reliable” in their Benq GL2023 review. Emily mentioned in her review on Amazon “I love this monitor its very reliable and for something so cheap its great quality.”.
One Benq GL2023 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. H.e.i.w mentioned on Amazon “Good picture The price No dead pixels Robust feeling design The cons” in their review of this PC monitors. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Franziska Liebig rated it 5 stars and wrote “My old laptop monitor was broken and it was cheaper to get an external monitor than to have it fixed”.
One Benq GL2023 owner who bought it considered that it was well made.
The GL2023 is a popular choice amongst people who bought flatpanel monitors in the last 3 months.
A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Nice size for its price and the picture”. Jf and mentioned on Amazon “Nice size, colours are good” in their Benq GL2023 review.
Several Benq GL2023 owners thought the product was thin. Mr Rowland R Denniss mentioned “It looks sleek and is is quite thin, my only criticism is the control button names are just raised dimples in the plastic just under the screen”. Mrs Arbon gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Really nice colours, great looking and slim” in their review.
One Benq GL2023 owner wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 was a good height.
Good User Reviews
Owners have rated this PC screen on average 84%.
One Benq GL2023 reviewer said in their reviews that the Benq GL2023 had email functionality. Mrs Arbon said in their Benq GL2023 review “1 quick email and got it sorted”. One Benq GL2023 owner who reviewed the Benq GL2023 thought it was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I use it as a second monitor for TV/Internet and its great for that”.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on small monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the Hanns.G HL205 (£67.60) or you might consider a higher scoring flatpanel monitor such as the HP W1972a (£46.97).
1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution
The Benq GL2023 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the GL2023 graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of LCD screens of this type and age range from 0.15W to 25W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2023 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst small monitors of this age.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 49.53 centimeters, the Benq GL2023 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 52cm.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
At only 15 Watts, the Benq GL2023 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GL2023. The lowest maximum power consumption of small monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2023 is 11W and the highest is 70W.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer who bought it concluded that it was not quiet. Lee Smith rated it 60 out of 100 and he said in his review 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”.
£11.36 Price Increase
In the last couple of weeks the price of the GL2023 has increased by £11.36.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the GL2023, the Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the E950 (£59.99), or the E2050S (£74.35) both from AOC or the Hanns.G HL205 (£67.60) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age, the Benq GL2023 does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP 688736-001 which is also cheaper.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq GL2023 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq GL2023 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the GL2023 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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 similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL2023. Small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GL2023 have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°.
Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 65 degrees, the Benq GL2023 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the GL2023. Across all the small monitors that came out around the same time as the GL2023 the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The Benq GL2023 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as the GL2023. The display brightness of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².
Only 600:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Benq GL2023 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 600:1. That's 40% less typical contrast ratio than the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. The worst typical contrast ratio of all small monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2023 is 300:1 and the best is 1000:1.
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Average Running Costs
The average running cost of the GL2023 is £26 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 266 PC screens of this age and spec.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This small monitor has been on the market for over three years.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq GL2023 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
Other PC displays that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at include the GL955A (£57.59), the VL2040 (£74.39), or the BL702 (£85.00) all from Benq which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the E2050S (£74.35) (20000000:1), the E950Swdak (£74.68) (20000000:1), or the E2070 (£59.99) (20000000:1) all from AOC which is also cheaper.
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1600 x 900
0.27 x 0.27
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
AC Power in Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64
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.
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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…
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 :(
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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…
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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