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Benq GW2265HM PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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Built to bring you the ultimate personal visual entertainment, the BeQ GW2265HM is certainly one of a kind! Featuring the speakers, ultra-high 3000:1 native contrast, 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio,... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

PC display expert review site gadgetspeak.com scored this Benq PC monitor 80 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 70 out of 100.

Benq Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

Benq is one of the top rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

Nice Design

One Benq GW2265 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review “This model has a nicer design for the buttons making it easier to turn off”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Benq GW2265 reviewers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “Great Value” in their review of the Benq GW2265 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. William Morrison mentioned on Amazon “Avoid there is much better for your money” yet he only rated it 1 stars.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq GW2265 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the GW2265 do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including the Philips 226V4LAB-00[plb_3163812_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VA2445[plb_1604989_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC E2370[plb_2042309_price].

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Benq GW2265 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Benq GW2265 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GW2265 is 170°.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Off

At only 0.3 Watts, the Benq GW2265 has a fairly low power consumption when off compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The average power consumption when off of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 0.57W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080i|1080p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that are a similar age to 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 the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GW2265 range from 5.4W to 250W. The Benq GW2265 has a fairly low maximum power consumption (only 26 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the GW2265.

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Shallow

The average depth of PC displays of this type and age is 110mm, and the depths range from 12mm to 560mm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the GW2265, the Benq GW2265's depth of only 18.7 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One Benq GW2265 owner mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good colour saturation. William Morrison mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Below average quality picture, viewing from any angle rather than directly in front of screen is impossible, colours poor”.

Poor Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was not good quality. William Morrison wrote in his Benq GW2265 review on Amazon “I will never consider Benq again, bargain basement quality” and gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Benq GW2265 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq GW2265 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the GW2265, the Benq GW2265 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

With a viewable height of only 268.11 millimeters, the Benq GW2265 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewable height of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GW2265 is 310mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The RMS rated audio powers of PC displays of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq GW2265 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Color Gamut

The Benq GW2265 has a quite small color gamut (only 72 percent) compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The average color gamut of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 82%.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq GW2265 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were launched more than two years ago. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the GW2265 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq GW2265 is a one HDMI port PC monitor.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The Benq GW2265 has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2265 is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Across all the flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the GW2265 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W. At 20 Watts, the Benq GW2265 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2265

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the GW2265 will cost £50 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over two 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 were released more than two years ago.

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Average Width

At 583.7 millimeters, the Benq GW2265 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VA2445[plb_1604989_price] (571.4mm), or the Benq GL2450[plb_1550159_price] (579.39mm) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Multimedia
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Power Consumption When Off
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Expert Reviews

(1)
23 May 2014

Looking at this panel alongside others of a like size makes it look tiny. It isn?t but the borders around the screen are so despite it being a 22inch panel that offers full 1920x1080 display it... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Ken
(Verified Purchase)

Bought one of these to try out then decided to go for a second one to have dual monitor configuration. Both are very nice monitors but the colour match between them is not that great.

Reviewed 17 June 2014 by Amazon Customer "Dr.Bunny"
(Verified Purchase)

This is a good monitor. I bought an earlier model which we still own and are happy with. This model has a nicer design for the buttons making it easier to turn off and on. Picture is great. I... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a good monitor. I bought an earlier model which we still own and are happy with. This model has a nicer design for the buttons making it easier to turn off and on. Picture is great. I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2014 by William Morrison
(Verified Purchase)

Below average quality picture, viewing from any angle rather than directly in front of screen is impossible, colours poor. It was also delivered without a power lead. I will never consider Benq... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq gw2265, benq gw2265h, benq gw2265m, benq gw2265hm, benq 1920x1080, benq hd1920x1080
Barcodes 00758399141414, 04718755048975, 04718755048982, 05054629506202

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