Seventy-four customers thought 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. Adlerinternational also said “With all that, for use other than watching film opera music DVD, this is good value Monitor for LED type”. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent screen quality and great price” in their review of this PC monitors.
A few Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Christopher P. Hick mentioned on Amazon “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 ` gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and wrote in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon two years ago “Great Budget Gaming Monitor”. F L E X ` also mentioned “However, this is the 'budget' version of the 2460”.
A few Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Electrosquid wrote in their review “The buttons are arranged along the left hand side of the monitor, they feel a tad cheap”. R3d Bu11 and mentioned “Jaw-droppingly cheap price and great monitor”. Scribe wrote on Amazon three years ago “A bargain for the price” in their review of the Benq GL955A and rated this PC monitors 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
A few Benq GL955A owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. -Happy Customer wrote 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 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 review of this PC monitors but only gave the Benq GL955A a rating of 60 out of 100. Adlerinternational also said “Buy high quality and larger screen monitor”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Benq GL955A owners who bought the Benq GL955A considered 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” in their review. Avlaughton said in their review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts”. Christopher P. Hick mentioned on Amazon “Perfect 1080p resolution what i like about the monitor is its crisp picture and colours perfect for low budget PC gamers”.
Thirteen customers who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality. -Happy Customer said 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” in their Benq GL955A review. 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” however only gave the Benq GL955A a score of 3 stars. Bob Speight mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality good”.
A few Benq GL955A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a sharp image. Majorfubar wrote on Amazon “The picture quality in terms of sharpness and resolution is perfectly acceptable” although only gave the Benq GL955A a rating of 3 stars. Petera mentioned in their Benq GL955A review on Amazon “The colour definition and image sharpness are superb” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
One Benq GL955A owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle.
One Benq GL955A reviewer who reviewed this PC monitors thought it had a flickering image. Bill gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Definition are spot on, with no flicker/shadows/delays etc” in his review of the Benq GL955A.
Easy to Use
A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. -Happy Customer wrote in their Benq GL955A review three years ago “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” in their review of this PC monitors. Jonathan Cook mentioned “Some of that paper stuff all companies seem to use these days”.
Eight customers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Cd wrote four years ago “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 5 stars. M. J. D. Crowley 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%”. In August last year S. Bowler rated this PC monitors 4 stars and said on Amazon “Full review + setup settings”.
Seven Benq GL955A reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Jacqueline Stitt gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon three years ago “I am really pleased I did, this monitor was so easy to put together, meaning putting the stand together”. In the same month 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 the Benq GL955A. Lyn Kendall said in her review of the Benq GL955A “It's huge! Easy to assemble and takes up a minimum of desk space”.
Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Andrew Goloskof said on Amazon “Easy to set up and worked straight from the box” in his Benq GL955A review. Four years ago Brindle444 said “Good moniter arrived on the day it was promised easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitors and scored it 4 stars. Gordon Keen said “Good performance for the price and no problems with setting up” in his review of this PC monitors.
One person considered that this PC monitors was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. J. D. Bignall wrote on Amazon “I would definately recommend this screen as its a comfortable size to use on a normal desk” in their review. One Benq GL955A owner concluded that the product had a good experience. Electrosquid wrote in their review on Amazon “Makes the whole computer experience so much better”.
Several customers who bought this PC monitors concluded that it was well made. Avlaughton wrote “Definition, colours, view angle, solid, stable stand which tilts” in their review and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. C. A. Jones wrote in their review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon three years ago “Picture is excellent and build seems to be good too”. Jonathan Cook scored this PC monitors 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “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 people who bought the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Tim Fothergill wrote on Amazon “It's a sturdy piece with a good resolution for its size” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
A number of customers concluded that this PC monitors was reliable. Anas Sh Din wrote “Definetly buy it if you are looking for something reliable” in their Benq GL955A review and scored it 5 stars. Bill mentioned in his review of the Benq GL955A on Amazon three years ago “Following on from my seven-year-old 12inch Medion screen, this is just terrific! Hope it will be as reliable as the Medion”.
Some Benq GL955A reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Christopher P. Hick said two years ago “This monitor look great visually and in appearance it's nice sleek” in his review of this PC monitors. Three years ago Duncan said on Amazon “This monitor is very stylish and very big at 24” in his review of this PC monitors. G. Kind wrote “Sharp with vivid colours it's altogether a really nice looking monitor”.
Several people who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was a good design. Philip Wallenius wrote on Amazon “Nice, slick design with glossy surface” and gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars. William said three years ago “The design is sleek and it is well-built as it barely wobbles on my desk” in his review. In the same month Zayn Dubois Gafar scored the product 5 stars and 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 wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Throb1603 wrote two years ago “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.
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Five Benq GL955A owners said in their reviews that it was thin. -Happy Customer mentioned in their Benq GL955A review “It is perfect, slim, amazing picture quality”. This month Michael Mccann wrote on Amazon “The build quality is very good, display is excellent and the slim bevel really makes a difference” in his review of the Benq GL955A. 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”.
Several people concluded that the Benq GL955A was a good size. Billy Spence said two years ago “Ideal Size monitor at a great price” in his review and rated this PC monitors 5 stars. Graham wrote “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. Hls said in their review of this PC monitors “Nice size and if your not a fan of widescreens it's not too wide looking” and gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars.
Several Benq GL955A reviewers thought it was a good height. Benjamin mentioned on Amazon “Good monitor, not height adjustable though” in his review of this PC monitors. Lauri V mentioned in her review on Amazon “It has also no height adjustment, so I've stacked mine on top of a box for better ergonomy”.
Some customers who bought it thought it was a good weight.
One Benq GL955A reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitors was good physically. Petera gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and said “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.
Benq has excellent average ratings for its small monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range compared to other manufacturers.
Good Technical Features
Some Benq GL955A owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Billy Spence wrote “The quality of the screen is second to none and the features are ideal”. Throb1603 mentioned “A very good, well built, monitor, with a host of useful facilities, and, at a shade over”.
Two people who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Electrosquid scored the Benq GL955A 99 out of 100 and mentioned “The quick start guide takes you through it, even if a bit vaguely”. S. Bowler mentioned in their review of the Benq GL955A “There is a manual and CD setup within the box.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer concluded that the Benq GL955A was quiet. Dr Pedro Fonseca gave this PC monitors a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Since I have a nearly silent PC and a low-light environment this was very distressing” in their review of the Benq GL955A.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
Owners have rated this PC monitor as superb on average.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GL955A range from 0.15W to 25W. The Benq GL955A has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the GL955A.
Not Supported HD Type
This PC display has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.
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Some people who purchased the Benq GL955A wrote that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Electrosquid wrote on Amazon “Note though for normal computer use the VGA is fine (I don't think Windows has HD content?) No HDMI”. Ket wrote “Does NOT have a HDMI connection (which I need) so I have promptly returned mine for the GL2450HM 24” and scored the product 3 stars. Peter North wrote on Amazon two years ago “Be aware though that there is no HDMI input on these, which is partly where the cost saving comes in”.
Price Has Recently Increased by £9.49
In the last 1 days the price of the GL955A has increased by £9.49.
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 spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Neovo SC-19[plb_2355487_price], the Acer 173D[plb_1567269_price], or the V7 L18500WS-9N[plb_3047844_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GL955A does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the HP 688736-001[plb_1522541_price] is also worth considering.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors that are a comparable age to the GL955A are not 3D compatible. The Benq GL955A is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq GL955A does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GL955A also do not have an integrated card reader.
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 a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the GL955A the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is too few for you then you might want to consider the Acer V196[plb_1498796_price] (1440 x 900 and cheaper); or the Samsung LS19C45[plb_1458021_price] (1440 x 900 and higher rated).
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
Across all the small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GL955A the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°. When compared to other small monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Benq GL955A's vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees is one of the narrowest.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm. At only 46.99 centimeters, the Benq GL955A has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GL955A.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the Benq GL955A has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the small monitors that have been available for more than two years the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
Very Dim Display Brightness
At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Benq GL955A has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the small monitors that were launched around the same time as the GL955A the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².
Only 600:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Benq GL955A has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 600:1. That's 40% less typical contrast ratio than the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Across all similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the GL955A the best typical contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the worst is 300:1.
High Running Costs
The GL955A has an average running cost of £85 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 266 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Benq GL955A is 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
If you are looking for a PC monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to look at the AOC E970[plb_1563297_price] (20000000:1 and cheaper).
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