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Average Expert Reviews
Flatpanel monitor expert review website Trusted Reviews scored this medium monitor 70%.
Benq Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays
Benq has excellent average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range.
A Top Selling LCD Screen
According to sales data from Amazon, the GW2270 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased PC screens in the last 3 months.
Good Picture Quality
One Benq GW2270 owner concluded that it had good picture quality. Trusted Reviews mentioned in August last year “Good overall image quality”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq GW2270 had good colour saturation. Penelope Tweeddale wrote on Amazon “Display is clear colours bright” and rated it 5 stars.
One Benq GW2270 owner said that this PC monitors was good value for money. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “Very good value” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. One person mentioned that the Benq GW2270 was cheap. Trustedreviews.com said in August last year “What is the BenQ GW2270? The GW2270 is a low-cost 22-inch monitor with a 1080p resolution” in their Benq GW2270 review.
Good Product Quality
One Benq GW2270 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Benq GW2270 “Good overall image quality”.
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Just Released Seven Months Ago
Benq only released the GW2270 seven months ago.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Medium monitors that have been available for the last year have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq GW2270 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the GW2270.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GW2270 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 65° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Benq GW2270 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other new medium monitors.
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 available for a comparable time to it.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the Benq GW2270 is 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of a 1000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common typical contrast ratio.
A 3000:1 typical contrast ratio is in fact the best typical contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2270.
The worst typical contrast ratio amongst similar types of PC screen is 600:1.
At only 506 millimeters, the Benq GW2270 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the GW2270. The narrowest medium monitor that has been available for a similar time to the GW2270 is 370mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.
PC displays with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Acer S230HL[plb_2701269_price] (548.5mm).
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
At only 31 kilowatt hours, the Benq GW2270 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GW2270. The lowest annual energy consumption of new medium monitors is 3kWh, the highest is 98kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh.
At only 304 millimeters, the Benq GW2270 is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months. The shortest new medium monitor is 28mm tall, the tallest is 620mm, and the average height is 360mm.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq GW2270 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GW2270 which have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HL207DPB[plb_3301620_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other recently released LCD screens, the Benq GW2270 does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
Most new medium monitors are not 3D compatible. The Benq GW2270 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Benq GW2270 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other new medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.
Very Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the GW2270 is 770mm, and the viewable heights range from 250mm to 69,000mm. With a viewable height of only 268 millimeters, the Benq GW2270 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
There are a number of other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper LCD screen such as the Philips 223V5LSB2[plb_3329785_price] or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the Hannspree HL225DNB[plb_3323333_price], or the Benq GL2250[plb_3623261_price].
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the GW2270 is 52cm and the biggest is 690cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Benq GW2270 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the GW2270.
Quite Small Viewable Width
Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the GW2270 have viewable widths of between 290mm and 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm. The Benq GW2270 has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 477 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
2 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2270
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many new medium monitors.
There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at including the Asus VS228DE[plb_3777683_price] which is cheaper; or the Hannspree HL225DNB[plb_3323333_price], or the Benq GL2250[plb_3623261_price] which has a better Rating.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq GW2270 has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's 80% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
PC displays with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the Asus VS228DE[plb_3777683_price] (50000000:1) which is also cheaper.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
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
Heavy Metal Free Design
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, 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
What is the BenQ GW2270? The GW2270 is a low-cost 22-inch monitor with a 1080p resolution and IPS LCD screen. With modern touches such as a low-blue light mode for reduced eye-strain and a... Read more…
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