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Benq GW2255
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Benq GW2255 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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After launching the world's first VA LED monitor, BeQ - the world's leading LED monitor brand - is now taking the lead to introduce VA LED to our home & offcie offering: GW Series! Built with the... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this PC screen rated this PC screen as outstanding on average. This puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 20% of all the PC monitors of a comparable age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Benq Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 10,132 owner and expert reviews, Benq has excellent ratings for its PC monitors. Benq also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Benq GW2255 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GW2255. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Cable Included

The Benq GW2255 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2255 range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2255.

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Short

The Benq GW2255 is one of the shorter medium monitors that have been around for more than two years (only 320 millimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the GW2255 have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The Benq GW2255 has a fairly low maximum power consumption (only 21 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The maximum power consumptions of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the GW2255 range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HE247DPB[plb_1943113_price], the HKC 2265A[plb_2792543_price], or the Hanns.G HS221[plb_2361044_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq GW2255 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq GW2255 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

At only 268 millimeters, the Benq GW2255 has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the GW2255. Comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 54.61 centimeters, the Benq GW2255 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GW2255. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2255. The average RMS rated audio power of PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the GW2255 is 5.2W.

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Quite Small Color Gamut

At only 72 percent, the Benq GW2255 has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. The color gamuts of similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the GW2255 range from 62% to 120%.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq GW2255 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The average display brightness of PC screens of this age and spec is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq GW2255 is a one HDMI port PC display. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. At 6 milliseconds, the Benq GW2255 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GW2255.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2255

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the GW2255 is £36, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a similar age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Width

At 525 millimeters, the Benq GW2255 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the GW2255.

PC monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Asus VS228[plb_1488627_price] (514.1mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
HDMI Port
DVI-I Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Audio System
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture Mode
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
OSD Language
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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Maximum Power Consumption
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Input Voltage
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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Kara

I bought this monitor and my only complaint is that it doesn't have a very low brightness setting. The lowest brightness is still quite bright. It was an amazing improvement after i built myself a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2014 by CGASHER

I was on a tight budget but needed a bigger monitor so I picked this one up. The color and resolution surprised me, I didn't expect a lower-cost monitor to deliver. I've only played a couple of... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2014 by Anonymous

The monitor is a great deal for the price!

Reviewed 29 December 2013 by Ronsmail

I figured for the price the monitor would be mediocre. This is not the case. This monitor ROCKS! Outstanding image quality, super sharp, and the colors are so vivid. This is a great monitor. I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2013 by Neurosys

This is a high quality screen. The only thing lacking is features, meaning it doesnt do some things we might expect nowadays(HDMI), but everything it does do(DVI) works great. The image is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by DragonEMP

This monitor is the bomb BenQ makes monitors for whatever you do. Great visual quality all around. 10 out of 5 rating!!

Reviewed 5 June 2013 by MEFTER

It has very balanced color and blacks are REALLY black. If your considering getting one you defiantly should...

Reviewed 24 April 2013 by Zerolight

Best price you tend to see on a 1080p monitor is 109. Got this for 119 and its a VA screen with 179 degree viewing angles great contrast and the darkest blacks Ive seen. 6ms aint bad, better then... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2013 by Buck

Good monitor...

Reviewed 31 March 2013 by James

I love this monitor I would recommend this to anyone that games...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £33.65
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £35.48
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq GW2255uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gw2255, gw2255h, gw2255hm, benq code, benq 9hla2, benq 9hla2l, benq 9hla2la, benq vp712082, benq 9hla2lad, benq 9hla2lat, benq 9hla2ladp, benq 9hla2latp, benq 1920x1080, benq 9hla2latpu, benq 9hla2ladpu
Barcodes 00132017586755, 00163120798995, 00840046028190, 04718755045028, 04718755045035, 05054484779643, 05054629501160, 08400460281902

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