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20 Reasons For
Excellent Owner Reviews
On average, GL2460 owners rated this PC monitor as exceptional.
A few customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Adlerinternational said on Amazon “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 GL2460. 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 wrote in their Benq GL2460 review on Amazon “Excellent screen quality and great price”.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was cheap. Christopher P. Hick scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers” in his Benq GL2460 review. F L E X ` mentioned on Amazon “Great Budget Gaming Monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. F L E X ` also said “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.
A few Benq GL2460 reviewers who bought the Benq GL2460 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid said in their review of the Benq GL2460 five years ago “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap”. Three years ago R3d Bu11 wrote in their review on Amazon “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor”. Scribe gave the product an excellent review score and said in their Benq GL2460 review “A bargain for the price”.
Easy to Use
A number of Benq GL2460 owners who reviewed the Benq GL2460 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Cd in Uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It arrived as advertised and was good to go within 30 mins; a little adjustment to pers pref (default settings are just fine too)”. M. J. D. Crowley said in their review of the Benq GL2460 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 said in November last year “Full review + setup settings” .
Some Benq GL2460 owners agreed that it was easy to use. -Happy Customer mentioned “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 wrote on Amazon “I found this monitor very easy to use quite simply plug & play It auto set the resolution & screen size”. Jonathan Cook said “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days” in his Benq GL2460 review.
Seven Benq GL2460 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof rated it as very good and he wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box”. Brindle444 said four years ago “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” in their review of the Benq GL2460. Three years ago Gordon Keen mentioned “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up” in his review of this PC monitor.
A few Benq GL2460 reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq GL2460 was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together” in her review of this PC monitor. L. Erskine gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “I should recommend it though as it is easy to put together and connect.I am very happy with it”. Two years ago Lyn Kendall mentioned in her review on Amazon “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.
One Benq GL2460 reviewer who bought the Benq GL2460 wrote that it had a good experience. Five years ago Electrosquid wrote on Amazon “Makes the whole computer experience so much better” in their review of this PC monitor and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.
A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Avlaughton mentioned “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts” . C. A. Jones wrote “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too” in their review of the Benq GL2460 and scored it 5 stars. Jonathan Cook said three years ago “Purchased two of these screens for a dual set up on my computer, fantastic quality image with a solid build quality” in his review.
Several Benq GL2460 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill said in his review “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size”.
Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was reliable. Anas Sh Din wrote in their Benq GL2460 review “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable”. Bill gave the Benq GL2460 a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Benq GL2460 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”.
Six customers who bought it considered that it was good looking. Christopher P. Hick wrote “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review of this PC monitor. Duncan mentioned in his review “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. G. Kind mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.
A few Benq GL2460 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor was a good design. Philip Wallenius wrote “Nice, slick design with glossy surface” and gave it a score of 5 stars. William scored it 5 stars and he said in his Benq GL2460 review “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar said on Amazon three years ago “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 that the product was neat. Throb1603 said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted”.
A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. This year Michael Mccann wrote on Amazon “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference”. 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 mentioned on Amazon “It is thinner and lighter as expected” in his review of this PC monitor.
Five Benq GL2460 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good size. Billy Spence wrote in his review of the Benq GL2460 “Ideal Size monitor at a great price” and scored it very highly. Graham scored the product 5 stars and he wrote 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 on Amazon “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” in their review.
Several Benq GL2460 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good height. Benjamin mentioned on Amazon “Good monitor, not height adjustable though” in his review. Lauri V mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.
Two people who reviewed the Benq GL2460 said that it was a good weight.
One Benq GL2460 owner who reviewed the Benq GL2460 concluded that it was good physically. Petera wrote on Amazon four years ago “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
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Good Product Quality
Some customers considered that this PC monitor was good quality. -Happy Customer 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”. Adlerinternational wrote in their review in November 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” . Adlerinternational also wrote “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.
Good Picture Quality
Several customers who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Adlerinternational mentioned on Amazon “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black”. Crookers said in their review on Amazon “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos”. F L E X ` wrote two years ago “The colours are very good” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of people considered that the Benq GL2460 had good picture quality. Two years ago Bob Speight mentioned “Picture quality good” in his review of the Benq GL2460. Three years ago J. P. Smith said “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain” and gave it a very good review. Kev Shaw gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in the same month “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough”.
Two Benq GL2460 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a sharp image. Majorfubar wrote “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable” in their review of this PC monitor. Petera scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb” in their Benq GL2460 review.
One Benq GL2460 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a flickering image. Three years ago Bill wrote on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc” in his review of the Benq GL2460 and rated the Benq GL2460 as very good.
One person considered that it had a wide viewing angle.
Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Benq PC screens and also specifically for Benq medium monitors and found that in both cases Benq had excellent reviews.
The GL2460 is one the most popular LCD screen currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Technical Features
Some Benq GL2460 owners wrote that it had good features. Two years ago Billy Spence he wrote on Amazon “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal”. Throb1603 wrote on Amazon “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a very good review.
A few people who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Electrosquid rated this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. S. Bowler said on Amazon “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL2460 was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” in their Benq GL2460 review.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the iiyama B2283HS[plb_2323545_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq GL2460 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the V7 L23600WHS[plb_2386169_price] is also worth considering.
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC displays of this age and type.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC screens of this type and age.
Has One Cable Included
The Benq GL2460 has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Very Fast Response Time
The Benq GL2460 has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The response times of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.
The Benq GL2460 is very narrow (only 333 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the GL2460. The widths of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the GL2460 range from 52mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to look at the Asus VS208[plb_1415193_price] (480.7mm and cheaper), or the DELL P2012H[plb_1448034_price] (478.4mm and cheaper).
6 Reasons Against
Several Benq GL2460 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid said “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI”. Ket wrote on Amazon “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24” and gave it a score of 3 stars. Peter North said on Amazon “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in” however he still scored it very highly.
Price Has Recently Increased by £14.04
In the last 53 days the GL2460 has increased in price by £14.04.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq GL2460 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the GL2460 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GL2460 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the GL2460 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq GL2460 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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Running Costs Are Average
The average running cost of the GL2460 is £39 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC displays of this age and spec.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it.
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.276 x 0.276
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
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
So I bought this monitor simply on the reviews of what Amazon decided was it's predecessor (there was a link on the page of the GL2222HDL through to this monitor, claiming this as the latest... Read more…
Nice monitor, easy to install, would have given it 5 stars but mine did not come boxed with a UK power cable only a two pin plug. Not a problem if you're replacing an existing monitor where you... Read more…
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