Whether you're catching up on the latest show on the Internet or viewing documents, the BeQ GL2250 LED monitor is the perfect choice for you in style! Featuring a dynamic ratio of 12M:1, Senseye...
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19 Reasons For
A number of Benq GL2250 reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Adlerinternational mentioned “At this price, LED screen large enough for normal task, such as supplement to PC or using to monitor (CCTV, etc), that is fine” in their review of the Benq GL2250. Adlerinternational also wrote “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Amazon Customer scored the product 99 out of 100 and mentioned “Excellent screen quality and great price”.
Six Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was cheap. Two years ago Christopher P. Hick mentioned “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers”. F L E X ` mentioned “Great Budget Gaming Monitor”. F L E X ` also mentioned “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.
A number of Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed the Benq GL2250 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Five years ago Electrosquid wrote in their Benq GL2250 review “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap” and rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars. R3d Bu11 said “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor”. Scribe gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “A bargain for the price”.
Good Product Quality
Fourty-six Benq GL2250 reviewers thought the product was good quality. -Happy Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality and it gets my friend jealous because he bought the 2450 without knowing there was a newer model” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Adlerinternational wrote on Amazon “However, if you want to enjoy BluRay or DVD for proper picture quality for movie, or music video for opera, this is not suitable” in their Benq GL2250 review but despite that rated the product 3 stars. Adlerinternational also mentioned “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.
Good Picture Quality
Several people concluded that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. Adlerinternational said in their review on Amazon “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black”. Four years ago Avlaughton said on Amazon “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts” in their review of the Benq GL2250. Christopher P. Hick gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers”.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. -Happy Customer scored this PC monitors 5 stars and wrote “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality and it gets my friend jealous because he bought the 2450 without knowing there was a newer model” in their review of the Benq GL2250. Adlerinternational wrote in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon in September last year “However, if you want to enjoy BluRay or DVD for proper picture quality for movie, or music video for opera, this is not suitable”. Bob Speight mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality good”.
Some Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a sharp image. Majorfubar mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon last year “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable” although rated this PC monitors 60 out of 100. Petera gave the Benq GL2250 a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb” in their review of the Benq GL2250.
One person considered that it had a wide viewing angle.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had a flickering image. Three years ago Bill gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc” in his review.
Easy to Use
Some Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. -Happy Customer said on Amazon “Couldn't be more happier with this product, Driver was easily installed and easy to use, Bought another one which is arriving tomorrow” in their review. J. P. Smith said in their review “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size”. Jonathan Cook wrote on Amazon “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days” in his review of the Benq GL2250 and rated this PC monitors 99 out of 100.
Some Benq GL2250 owners concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. Cd said in their review of this PC monitors “It arrived as advertised and was good to go within 30 mins; a little adjustment to pers pref (default settings are just fine too)” and scored the product 99 out of 100. M. J. D. Crowley wrote in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon five years ago “As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the brightness was pre-set to 100%”. S. Bowler wrote in their Benq GL2250 review “Full review + setup settings”.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL2250 was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt said three years ago “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together” in her review. L. Erskine mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it”. Lyn Kendall and she said in her review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.
Some Benq GL2250 owners considered that the product was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof gave the Benq GL2250 a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned four years ago “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box” in his review. Also four years ago Brindle444 rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” in their review. Gordon Keen said on Amazon “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up” in his review of this PC monitors.
One person concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. J. D. Bignall mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 “I would definately recommend this screen as its a comfortable size to use on a normal desk”.
A number of customers said that it was well made. Avlaughton mentioned on Amazon “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones wrote “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Jonathan Cook wrote three years ago “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality”.
Several people who purchased it agreed that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq GL2250 review “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size”.
Some people thought the Benq GL2250 was reliable. Anas Sh Din wrote in their review of this PC monitors two years ago “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable”. Bill said “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion” in his Benq GL2250 review.
A few Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Christopher P. Hick said “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek”. Duncan scored the Benq GL2250 5 stars and he wrote in his Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. G. Kind and said “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.
A number of Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was a good design. Philip Wallenius said “Nice, slick design with glossy surface”. William said in his review “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar mentioned “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up” in their review of this PC monitors.
One Benq GL2250 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Throb1603 wrote “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted” in their Benq GL2250 review.
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Five Benq GL2250 owners who purchased this PC monitors concluded that it was thin. Three years ago -Happy Customer mentioned “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality” and rated it 5 stars. Michael Mccann wrote this month “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference”. Michael Mccann also wrote “When people come over, they usually think it is a lot more expensive than it is due to its sleek form factor and slim bezel”.
Five Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was a good size. Billy Spence mentioned “Ideal Size monitor at a great price”. Two years ago Graham rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice size picture quality excellent this my second one the speakers aren't that great on the speaker version buy this one which is cheaper”. Hls said “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several Benq GL2250 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good height. Two years ago Benjamin wrote “Good monitor, not height adjustable though” and gave the Benq GL2250 a score of 4 stars. Lauri V said in her review of this PC monitors “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
A number of Benq GL2250 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good weight.
One person who purchased it thought it was good physically. Four years ago Petera gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate” in their review of this PC monitors.
The GL2250 is one the fastest selling LCD screen currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews
Benq medium monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all PC monitors Benq is one of the leading brands.
Good Technical Features
Three Benq GL2250 owners said in their reviews that the product had good features. Billy Spence rated it 5 stars and he said two years ago “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal”. Throb1603 said on Amazon “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over”.
A few people who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Electrosquid wrote “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely” in their review of this PC monitors and scored the product 99 out of 100. S. Bowler scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca said “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing”.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This PC display was only released seven months ago. Newer PC monitors like this one are likely to have better features.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
The average owner rating of this LCD screen is fantastic based on 410 owner reviews.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that were released in the last year.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Across all the similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2250 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.21W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.5W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
The average width of medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 590mm, and the widths range from 370mm to 960mm. At only 524.69 millimeters, the Benq GL2250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LG M38AB (£57.98) (556mm), or the Philips 223V5LSB2 (£75.66) (503mm).
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
At only 24 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for the last year. The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that are a similar age to the GL2250 is 18W, the highest is 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.
Very Fast Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GL2250 is 5.2ms. The Benq GL2250 has a quite fast response time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other recently released PC displays.
11 Reasons Against
Six customers who purchased this PC monitors agreed that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid mentioned five years ago “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI” in their Benq GL2250 review but despite that still gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Two years ago Ket said “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24”. Peter North and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for the last year.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Lenovo X1 (£44.78) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GL2250 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last year also do 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 Lenovo X1 (£44.78) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most recently released PC screens are not 3D compatible. The Benq GL2250 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq GL2250 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Benq GL2250 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the GL2250 range from 65° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the GL2250 is 89° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Benq GL2250 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Small Color Gamut
The smallest color gamut of flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 68%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 83%. With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the Benq GL2250 has one of the smallest color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.
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LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq GL2250 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 88% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
If you want a PC monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to consider the Asus VS228DE (£49.99) (50000000:1).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.248 x 0.248
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Windows Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64
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