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Benq GL955A PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 12000000:1 LED Aug 2013
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Whether you re catching up on the latest show on the Internet or viewing documents, the BeQ GL955A LED monitor is the perfect choice for you! Featuring a dynamic contrast ratio of 12M:1, response... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 195 user reviews the average user rating of this Benq LCD screen is excellent.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was good value for money. Last year Adlerinternational mentioned in their review of this PC monitor 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”. Adlerinternational also mentioned “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Amazon Customer said “Excellent screen quality and great price” in their review.

A number of Benq GL955A owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was cheap. Christopher P. Hick gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers”. Two years ago F L E X ` gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great Budget Gaming Monitor” in their Benq GL955A review. F L E X ` also mentioned “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.

Some people who reviewed the Benq GL955A considered that it was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid wrote on Amazon “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap”. R3d Bu11 said “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor” in their Benq GL955A review. Scribe mentioned on Amazon “A bargain for the price” in their Benq GL955A review and rated it as very good.

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Good Product Quality

A few Benq GL955A owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. -Happy Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “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 “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 review of the Benq GL955A but even so they scored it 60 out of 100. Adlerinternational also mentioned “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.

Nice Design

Several Benq GL955A owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Christopher P. Hick said on Amazon “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review of the Benq GL955A. Three years ago Duncan said in his Benq GL955A review “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24”. G. Kind wrote in their review “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor” .

A number of Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Three years ago Philip Wallenius mentioned “Nice, slick design with glossy surface”. William gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon in the same month “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk”. Zayn Dubois Gafar said “The monitor has a nice sleek design and I think it would fit in nicely in pretty much any computer set up”.

One Benq GL955A reviewer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was neat. Throb1603 mentioned on Amazon “A very impressed indeed !Firstly size-wow! (previous monitor was 19 inch) altho unit is very slim and neat when wall mounted” in their review of the Benq GL955A and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Several people who reviewed the Benq GL955A reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Avlaughton said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. C. A. Jones said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Jonathan Cook said on Amazon also 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 of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several Benq GL955A owners who bought the Benq GL955A concluded that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill wrote on Amazon “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size” in his Benq GL955A review and gave it an excellent review.

Some Benq GL955A owners who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was reliable. Anas Sh Din mentioned in their review “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable” and scored the Benq GL955A very highly. Bill wrote in his review “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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Easy to Use

A number of Benq GL955A owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago -Happy Customer wrote 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” and gave it a score of 5 stars. J. P. Smith said “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 GL955A. Three years ago Jonathan Cook said on Amazon “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days” in his review of the Benq GL955A and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of Benq GL955A reviewers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Cd wrote 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 this PC monitor. M. J. D. Crowley scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their Benq GL955A review “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 GL955A review “Full review + setup settings”.

Some people who reviewed the Benq GL955A concluded that it was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt said on Amazon “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 and rated this PC monitor as excellent. L. Erskine mentioned on Amazon three years ago “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 wrote in her review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof scored the Benq GL955A very highly and he mentioned “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box”. Brindle444 wrote in their review “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” . Gordon Keen mentioned in his Benq GL955A review three years ago “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up”.

One customer considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. J. D. Bignall rated it as excellent and said in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon “I would definately recommend this screen as its a comfortable size to use on a normal desk”.

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Good Size

Some people who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin. Michael Mccann said in his review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon in October “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 in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “It is thinner and lighter as expected”.

A number of people who bought it concluded that it was a good size. Two years ago Billy Spence said in his review on Amazon “Ideal Size monitor at a great price”. Graham 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 GL955A. Three years ago Hls wrote on Amazon “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Benq GL955A was a good height. Benjamin wrote two years ago “Good monitor, not height adjustable though”. Lauri V scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Benq GL955A “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.

Several Benq GL955A reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was a good weight.

One Benq GL955A reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good physically. Petera mentioned “The controls are real physical switches discretely hidden away on the side as opposed to the touch controls which I hate” in their Benq GL955A review.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good colour saturation. In October last year Adlerinternational said in their Benq GL955A review “There is a slight noticeable lack of good contrast in colours, especially a shade of gray, black” however they only scored it 3 stars. Crookers mentioned in their review on Amazon “Colours are good (use with Lightroom for editing photos” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago F L E X ` wrote on Amazon “The colours are very good”.

Several Benq GL955A reviewers who purchased this PC monitor considered that it had good picture quality. Bob Speight gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality good” in his Benq GL955A review. Three years ago J. P. Smith mentioned “Excellent image quality causing no eye strain” in their review. Kev Shaw wrote “Colour and image quality is amazing and plently big enough” and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of customers thought it had a sharp image. Majorfubar mentioned “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable”. Petera mentioned on Amazon “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb” in their review.

One Benq GL955A owner who purchased it thought it had a wide viewing angle. One person who reviewed the Benq GL955A thought it had a flickering image. Three years ago Bill said on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc” in his Benq GL955A review.

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Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

Small monitors produced by Benq have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just small monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the product agreed that it had good features. Billy Spence said “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal” in his review. Throb1603 wrote on Amazon “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over”.

Good Support

A few customers who purchased the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Electrosquid gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. S. Bowler said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it reckoned that it was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca said on Amazon “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” in their Benq GL955A review.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC displays of this age and type is 4W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.15W to 18W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GL955A has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the GL955A.

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC display has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Poor Connectivity

Several Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid mentioned “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI” although they still rated it 5 stars. Ket wrote “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24”. Two years ago Peter North mentioned on Amazon “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in” in his Benq GL955A review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GL955A does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC E950[plb_1947791_price], the Hanns.G HP195[plb_2063203_price], or the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq GL955A is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the GL955A are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the GL955A, the Benq GL955A does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq GL955A does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the GL955A also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Benq GL955A is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the GL955A display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of small monitors that are a comparable age to the GL955A is 140°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. At only 50 degrees, the Benq GL955A has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the GL955A.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. The Benq GL955A has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq GL955A has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL955A. The display brightness of PC displays of this age and spec range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².

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High Running Costs

The GL955A has an average running cost of £85 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 264 PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the GL955A over three years ago.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it to replace a very old 15 inch screen. It's perfect, my games look fantastic and even things like YouTube look sharper. I like to have slideshows as my desktop backgrounds and they have... Read more…

Reviewed 12 June 2016 by Amazon Customer

I got my first one of these after alot of thought with my first computer. Worked amazingly. Low power use, nice image and low price. Then i bought another one as a second monitor, and am loving... Read more…

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I ordered two of these monitors to compliment either side of the new BenQ XL2430T I ordered. They arrived very quickly and the price was really good value also. I found that out of the box the... Read more…

Reviewed 29 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

When you read an article the letters go blurry in some areas. (Probably the problem with the number of pixel?) It is not too much if you are not sensitive, but it can be quite annoying if you are.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2015 by Haseeb Aslam

Cant connect monitor to stand since the metal bracket is already screwed into the monitor and i cant get it out...

Reviewed 6 September 2015 by Mr. N. A. Subhan
(Verified Purchase)

Sorry but the product may have been good if it worked. Had this replaced 3 times and still nothing. However Amazon fantastic customer service as always! Would I recommend the product if it worked?... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

With this price, it is not much to be expected. Therefore, we shall write Pro and Con here so that people contemplating to buy shall be helped. Our purpose of buying this is to replace existing... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by MajorFubar

It's ok for the price I guess, but nothing I'm phoning the papers about to tell them to stop the press. Like others have reported, mine too came with an unusable mains cable. Luckily it takes a... Read more…

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Ric Kay
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic Value, prompt delivery. I'm very impressed with the quality for this amazing price.

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by Globbits
(Verified Purchase)

Really happy with this monitor! I got one of these to replace my ancient one, I was so happy with it that I got another!

A little note to those buying two of these to dual monitor like... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £17.63
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.097 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers gl955a, 1366x768, benq 12m1, 9hl94lat8, 9hl94lat8e, info gl955, benq gl955, home gl955, code gl955, info cgl955, benq gl955a, home gl955a, code gl955a, info gl955a, benq 200cdm2, benq p152623, benq p152725, benq gl955al, info cgl955a, benq 1366x768, benq gl955ale, benq bnqgl955, info mb107400, benq 8lclzs00, benq p152623p, benq 8lclza00, benq p152725p, benq 9hl94lbq8, info mb107400c
Barcodes 00721676461284, 00840046026677, 04718755039706, 05711783171041

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