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Benq GL2250 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 12000000:1 LED Feb 2016
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19 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this LCD screen is excellent based on 410 user reviews.

Easy to Use

Several Benq GL2250 reviewers concluded that the Benq GL2250 was easy to use. -Happy Customer said in their Benq GL2250 review 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”. J. P. Smith gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size” in their review of the Benq GL2250. Jonathan Cook mentioned “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days”.

Several Benq GL2250 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Cd gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It arrived as advertised and was good to go within 30 mins; a little adjustment to pers pref (default settings are just fine too)” in their review of the Benq GL2250. M. J. D. Crowley scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon “As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the brightness was pre-set to 100%”. S. Bowler mentioned on Amazon “Full review + setup settings” in their review of the Benq GL2250.

Seven Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review on Amazon “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together”. L. Erskine mentioned on Amazon “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it” in their review of this PC monitor. Lyn Kendall scored it 5 stars and she wrote two years ago “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.

Six people who bought the Benq GL2250 considered that it was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof said four years ago “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box”. Brindle444 wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up”. Three years ago Gordon Keen wrote in his Benq GL2250 review “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Electrosquid scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “Makes the whole computer experience so much better”.

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A few Benq GL2250 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Avlaughton said on Amazon four years ago “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones wrote in their review “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too” and rated the Benq GL2250 5 stars. Jonathan Cook said “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality” in his review of this PC monitor.

A few Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size”.

Two Benq GL2250 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was reliable. Anas Sh Din gave the product an excellent review and mentioned in their review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable”. Bill wrote on Amazon “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion”.

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Nice Design

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good looking. Christopher P. Hick rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review. Duncan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24” in his review of the Benq GL2250. G. Kind wrote in their review on Amazon “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Philip Wallenius wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Nice, slick design with glossy surface” . William mentioned “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar wrote in their Benq GL2250 review on Amazon “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Throb1603 mentioned “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted”.

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Good Size

Several people concluded that it was thin. Michael Mccann mentioned on Amazon in November “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference” in his Benq GL2250 review. Michael Mccann also mentioned “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”. Mike gave it an excellent review and he wrote “It is thinner and lighter as expected”.

Several Benq GL2250 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good size. Billy Spence mentioned in his review of the Benq GL2250 on Amazon two years ago “Ideal Size monitor at a great price”. In the same month Graham scored it very highly and he mentioned “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” in his review of the Benq GL2250. Hls wrote in their review “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking”.

Two Benq GL2250 owners said in their reviews that it was a good height. Benjamin mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Good monitor, not height adjustable though”. Lauri V gave the product a score of 5 stars and she said “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.

A number of people who purchased the product concluded that it was a good weight.

One Benq GL2250 owner who purchased the Benq GL2250 concluded that it was good physically. Petera scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq GL2250 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago -Happy Customer gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor 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”. Adlerinternational mentioned in their review 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” but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Adlerinternational also wrote “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers agreed that it was good value for money. Adlerinternational said “At this price, LED screen large enough for normal task, such as supplement to PC or using to monitor (CCTV, etc), that is fine”. Adlerinternational also said “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Excellent screen quality and great price” in their Benq GL2250 review.

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was cheap. Christopher P. Hick said in his Benq GL2250 review “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers” and gave it a score of 5 stars. F L E X ` wrote in their review on Amazon “Great Budget Gaming Monitor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. F L E X ` also mentioned “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers wrote that the product was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid wrote “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap” in their review of the Benq GL2250 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. R3d Bu11 wrote in their review “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor”. Scribe wrote in their review of the Benq GL2250 “A bargain for the price”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. In November last year Adlerinternational mentioned “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Crookers gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos”. F L E X ` wrote “The colours are very good”.

A number of Benq GL2250 owners who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality. Bob Speight scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality good”. J. P. Smith mentioned in their review on Amazon “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain”. Kev Shaw wrote “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough” .

Some Benq GL2250 reviewers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it had a sharp image. Majorfubar wrote “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable”. Petera gave it an excellent rating and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb”.

One Benq GL2250 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2250 had a flickering image. Three years ago Bill mentioned on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle.

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Benq PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

Benq has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the GL2250 is one the best selling flatpanel monitor currently on sale.

Good Technical Features

Several Benq GL2250 owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good features. Billy Spence rated this PC monitor as excellent and he said on Amazon “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal”. Throb1603 mentioned in their review on Amazon “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over” and scored the product very highly.

Good Support

Several Benq GL2250 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Electrosquid scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq GL2250 five years ago “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. In November last year S. Bowler said “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased the Benq GL2250 reckoned that it was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca mentioned in their Benq GL2250 review “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” .

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the LG 20M38A (£67.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched in the last 12 months. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GL2250 is 6.8W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.21W to 52W.

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Narrow

At only 524.69 millimeters, the Benq GL2250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GL2250. The narrowest comparable spec PC display that has been available for around the same time as the GL2250 is 370mm wide and the widest is 900mm.

Other PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LG 22M38A (£64.97) (508.5mm and higher rated) or the Acer B226WL (505.8mm and cheaper).

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of only 24 Watts, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. Latest PC monitors have maximum power consumptions of between 17W and 230W, and the average maximum power consumption is 49W.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Benq GL2250 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the GL2250. The average response time of newly released medium monitors is 5.2ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

A few Benq GL2250 owners who bought this PC monitor considered that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid said in their review “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI”. Ket gave the Benq GL2250 a rating of 3 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24” in their review of this PC monitor. Peter North said in his review of the Benq GL2250 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 latest medium monitors.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Acer B226WL.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GL2250 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 a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GL2250 do not have a built-in camera. The Benq GL2250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the Benq GL2250 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months range from 15° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the Benq GL2250 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GL2250.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GL2250 is -5° 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.

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Very Small Color Gamut

The average color gamut of recently released medium monitors is 82%. The Benq GL2250 has one of the smaller color gamuts (only 72 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq GL2250

Released Ten Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released ten months ago.

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Expert Reviews

14 January 2012

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16 March 2012

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User Reviews

(513)
Reviewed 25 June 2012 by PeterA
(Verified Purchase)

Another great product from BENQ. I was torn between this and the SAMSUNG S24B300BL. What swung it for me was that the BENQ has the four holes for a 100 X 100 mm VESA plate. This was essential as I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is the second BenQ product I have bought and was not disappointed. Screen comes with all the required cables and a desktop stand. No brainer to assemble and plug and play - my laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2011 by M. J. D. Crowley
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this monitor about 2 weeks ago to replace my old CRT. The monitor came well packed and was a doddle to assemble. As supplied the screen was way too bright and going into settings the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2013 by Henry
(Verified Purchase)

I've had 3 BenQ so far, and none of them ever exhibited a hiccup, not even the ancient 19inch one I bought with my first computer. This is a midrange quality screen. Having previously used a... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2012 by Jeff Morgan
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered two of these monitors from Amazon (28 Feb 2012). Both came with a European mains plug. Luckily as I was replacing my 2 existing monitors I could use their old mains leads. Even though... Read more…

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