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Benq GW2870H PC Monitor

28" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Sep 2015
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A perfect embodiment of The Bauhaus less is more" minimalism design philosophy, the GW2870H is a delightful complement to almost any modern space. Every aspect of its form and feature is reduced... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium monitor has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and gadgetspeak.com.

Benq PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

Benq has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon this year “Exceeded expectations, great colour, very sturdy, crystal clear, excellent value for money”.

Robust

One customer who purchased the Benq GW2870H concluded that it was strong and durable.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.

Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL E2314H[plb_2095841_price], the Samsung S24E370DL[plb_3021431_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E240c[plb_3059589_price] which is cheaper.

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Two HDMI Ports

The GW2870H is a two HDMI port LCD screen.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GW2870H have viewable widths of between 280mm and 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. At 621 millimeters, the Benq GW2870H has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GW2870H.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The smallest viewable height of PC monitors of this age and spec is 230mm and the biggest is 700mm. At 341 millimeters, the Benq GW2870H has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GW2870H.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago is 48cm and the biggest is 600cm. The Benq GW2870H has a quite big display diagonal (71.1 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the GW2870H.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GW2870H has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens that are a comparable age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One person who bought it reckoned that it did not have good features. In December this year Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their Benq GW2870H review “Lack of features” however despite that they still rated it 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GW2870H have a built-in speaker, however the Benq GW2870H does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus VX278Q[plb_3195439_price]; or the Asus VC279H[plb_3380737_price], or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq GW2870H does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price]; or the EliteDisplay E221c[pl_2895033_price], or the EliteDisplay E240c[pl_3059589_price] both from HP.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GW2870H is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Benq GW2870H does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the GW2870H also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq GW2870H

Running Costs Are OK

The GW2870H is typical compared to the other 505 flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the GW2870H is £47.

Released Over a Year Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.

Recent Price Increase of £3.41

In the last couple of weeks the price of the GW2870H has increased by £3.41.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
6 January 2016

The Benq GW2870H monitor measures 65x37x2cm the latter is at the edges. It comes with a 11.5x32cm base that extends in the central area to 30cm where it is attached to the arm. The stand raises... Read more…

Excellent contrast levels
Impressive colour accuracy
Smart, subtle design
Slightly cool colour temperatures
Mediocre input lag
Lack of features
17 December 2015

What is the BenQ GW2870H? Choosing a monitor has become more complicated than ever before, with new screens routinely boasting dozens of features ? from game-friendly screen modes and tweaks to... Read more…

27 November 2015

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Aitor
(Verified Purchase)

Nice screen, the only thing it's not working properly is the HMDI cable, when you move it the screen starts to flash, that's why I bought another one and works perfect. 9/10...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 by Elle
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with monitor as I use it all the time for gaming. Crystal clear picture. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exceeded expectations, great colour, very sturdy, crystal clear, excellent value for money...

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Electricity cost when switched on £43.26
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £46.30
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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