Built to set the benchmark for RTS gaming monitors, the RL2455HM is a true testament to the belief that 'gaming is in the details. Every feature and function has been meticulously thought out to...
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22 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
A few Benq RL2455 reviewers who bought this PC monitors agreed that it was good quality. 128plant mentioned “Good quality screen and fast refresh rate for price”. A. wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Clear picture, good quality, good response time, just the right size if it's on the desk” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Last year Abb1812 said in their Benq RL2455 review “Very good picture quality and - wow - this screen can”.
A number of people concluded that it was good value for money. 128plant and said in their review “Good quality screen and fast refresh rate for price”. Amazon Customer said “It is fantastic for the price! The picture quality is great” and scored the Benq RL2455 99 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good value entry-level monitor”.
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq RL2455 was a bargain for the price. Adam Stone wrote in his Benq RL2455 review “The 1ms response time for this price is a bargain!”. Adamnfunk said in their review of the Benq RL2455 a few weeks ago “Cheap display for these ports Cons”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Quality can be cheap!” in their review of the Benq RL2455.
A few Benq RL2455 owners who reviewed the product said that it was cheap. In September Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It is definitely one of the best low budget monitors out there that you can get”. Danielle Graves wrote in her review of the Benq RL2455 on Amazon also in September “I didn't have a huge budget as it was a Christmas present from a family member to myself”. The_bossman222 said in their review of the Benq RL2455 on Amazon in September last year “Theres a reason its number 1 in the monitors, its inexpensive”.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers wrote that it had good picture quality. Abb1812 mentioned “Very good picture quality and - wow - this screen can”. Two years ago Ajin mentioned on Amazon “Good monitor for a good prize!I love it and it has so good resulution, finnaly Ican use my graphics car fully”. Alexander wrote in his review of the Benq RL2455 on Amazon in September “The picture quality is perfect and really brings all games”.
Several Benq RL2455 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “The range of colours are good with bright whites” in their review of the Benq RL2455. Amazon Customer also said “1 in order to deliver more crisp and vibrant colours”. Ben mentioned “The black eQualiser feature seems to work great, as I have noticed that colours look stunning” in his review and gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100.
Four people who reviewed the Benq RL2455 said that it had a sharp image. Jason Grieve wrote “The settings are crap out the box my settings are sharpness 1, black equalizer 1, color temp user mode, ama high, instant mode on, dynamic contrast 5, overscan on, rgb(0-255” in his review of the Benq RL2455. Two years ago Terry mentioned “Sharpness is fantastic, this is a quality monitor” in his review of the Benq RL2455 and scored it 5 stars. The_bossman222 mentioned last year “The sharpness is excellent” in their review of the Benq RL2455 and scored the product 5 stars.
Some Benq RL2455 reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq RL2455 had image ghosting. Clayton P. scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned “There is slight ghosting with racing games”. Liam Sweetman wrote “Takes some getting use to cause I was using my 19" HD TV which was lcd and had alot of ghosting I was so excited to just set it up”. Unshou wrote on Amazon “The fonts on small text were really blurry with some ghosting clearly visible around desktop icons as well as text” however only rated the Benq RL2455 3 stars.
Three Benq RL2455 owners reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. 128plant wrote in their review of the Benq RL2455 “Good quality screen and fast refresh rate for price” and rated the product 80 out of 100. In September Mike Jones said on Amazon “Has a clearer and quicker refresh rate” in his Benq RL2455 review. Raw1987 said on Amazon a few weeks ago “So too did the technical spec such as resolution and certainly refresh rate, which can have a high impact when I'm doing video editing”.
Easy to Use
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq RL2455 was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer and mentioned “I mean It even has 2 Gamer modes via the User friendly menu which you can control with the buttons on the side”. In September this year Ant said “RTS 1 (this is for that amazing 1ms input time) Settings” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Ant also mentioned “On Advanced settings”.
Several Benq RL2455 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Benq RL2455 “It has 2 HDMI slots, which may be handy for some folks” and rated the Benq RL2455 99 out of 100. Billy gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “Easy to use and looks good! Happy with it”. Boxer From the Return gave this PC monitors a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Handy for web browsing”.
A number of customers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Adam Stone said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon three years ago “This is an absolutely beautiful product! It's easy to set up and was delivered very fast! It has trouble with blacks” and rated the Benq RL2455 99 out of 100. In September this year Amazon Customer said in their Benq RL2455 review “The monitor was very easy to set up”. Andrew scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Good bright colour rendition and easy to set up”.
Five Benq RL2455 reviewers who reviewed the Benq RL2455 thought it was easy to assemble. Caroline said “The stand is very easy to assemble and has a satisfying click when the monitor is locked securely in place”. Jurus said on Amazon “It's easy to assemble, for the price i think it 's a great gaming monitor for consoles” in their review of this PC monitors and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. In September M. Mclaren said “The stand is very easy to assemble (no screws!) and offers fairly good tilt function without too much resistance, while still keeping the monitor well supported”.
Several Benq RL2455 owners agreed that the Benq RL2455 had a good experience. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “It would make the experience more immersive and better overall”. Amazon Customer also said “It delivers an awesome gaming experience with its ultra fast response time of 1 ms”. George wrote on Amazon two years ago “You get a respectable monitor for a great price, which can hold its own against more expensive options, whilst still delivering a great visual experience for high definition games”.
Sixteen customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. This year Adamnfunk said in their review of this PC monitors “Great build Quality - Good stand - Looks great - Once calibrated”. Alex mentioned in his review last year “Quick response time and good quality image on it, built in speakers obviously not the best.” and scored it 5 stars. In September last year Amazon Customer gave the Benq RL2455 a score of 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitors “Also the in built speakers are pretty good considering its from a monitor”.
Several Benq RL2455 owners thought it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer wrote “The stand is very very sturdy, maybe I just had a faulty one” in their review of this PC monitors but even so only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Jack wrote “Looks sleek and feels sturdy”. Jurus said in their review on Amazon “It looks sturdy” and gave the Benq RL2455 a score of 99 out of 100.
One person who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was easy to damage or scratch. George wrote “Arrived quickly and well packaged, with no damage or dead pixels” in his review of the Benq RL2455 although only scored the product 3 stars.
Sixteen Benq RL2455 owners wrote in their reviews that the Benq RL2455 was good looking. Adam Stone said “This is an absolutely beautiful product! It's easy to set up”. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Also the in built speakers are pretty good considering its from a monitor” in their Benq RL2455 review. Amazon Customer also wrote “Picture mode is also beautiful”.
A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote in September “The size is a sweet spot at 24" - Nice clean design” in their review. Last year Jack Allsopp wrote “Last thing I'll cover is the design” in his review. Steve Uk mentioned in his review of the Benq RL2455 a few weeks ago “More generic look (would like to see a more modern design”.
One Benq RL2455 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was smooth. Moosehead mentioned “Although only 60 Hz scanning the 1 ms refresh rate means smooth vision of enemy ships moving at all speeds”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was well designed. Jack Allsopp mentioned on Amazon “Even the rear is well designed to look well presentable” in his Benq RL2455 review.
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Ten people who purchased the Benq RL2455 considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon last year “It has 2 HDMI slots, which may be handy for some folks” in their Benq RL2455 review. A few weeks ago Ant mentioned “Using it for X1 and PS4 (having 2 HDMI is useful here”. Two years ago Blazer666_uk and wrote “Monitor has 2 HDMI inputs and VGA/Digital so lots of devices can be added”.
One person who reviewed the Benq RL2455 mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Paul rated this PC monitors 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq RL2455 “The connectivity is great”. One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet.
Expert Reviews Are Average
The average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 70 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including fragbite.se and techmagnifier.com.
One Industry Award
This Benq PC screen received a "Player's Dream" award from Hwa.com.tr.
According to sales data from Amazon, the RL2455 is a popular choice amongst people who bought PC displays in the last 3 months.
On average Benq medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors built by Benq.
Several people said in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good height. Boxer From the Return said in their review on Amazon “Neither is height adjustable.”. M. A. Eccles said in their Benq RL2455 review on Amazon “The stand was very sturdy, though height adjustment would have been nice”. Moosehead wrote in their Benq RL2455 review on Amazon “I have mine sitting on some 5x5cm wood on my desk to give me a safe height for my neck, shoulders”.
A number of Benq RL2455 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq RL2455 was thin. Boxer From the Return mentioned in their Benq RL2455 review on Amazon “The EW model has a much nicer looking ALMOST edge to edge display with a VERY slim bezel”. Kieran Taafe mentioned “Monitor is relatively thin, this may be troublesome for some webcameras” in their review of the Benq RL2455.
One Benq RL2455 reviewer concluded that it was a good size. This month Raw1987 wrote in their review of the Benq RL2455 on Amazon “I find this a very good quality monitor and an ideal size for the office desk”. One Benq RL2455 reviewer concluded that the product was thick. Cristian O. said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon this month “Borders are a little thick.” and scored it 99 out of 100.
One Benq RL2455 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good structurally. James D. Gane gave the Benq RL2455 a rating of 4 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “It has good viewing angles for a TN monitor and the construction seems pretty solid”.
Good Technical Features
Some Benq RL2455 owners who bought this PC monitors thought it had good features. Jack Allsopp mentioned in his Benq RL2455 review on Amazon in September last year “Another thing that makes this great for consoles is the features and adjustments built into the menu”. Peter Tidswell rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “Only slight downside are the control features which are a bit awkward” in his review of this PC monitors.
Two customers who purchased the Benq RL2455 considered that it had good technical guidance. Gooner62 gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Flicker free will certainly help with the old eyes”. Moosehead said on Amazon in September last year “Would have awarded that 5th star if the instruction manual was more helpful in determining which leads connecting monitor” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Benq RL2455 owner who reviewed the Benq RL2455 thought it was noisy. Kerrie Cracknell mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The speakers are suprislingly loud for a monitor great monitor suggest to anyone”.
Excellent User Reviews
Based on 522 user reviews this PC screen has a superb average user rating.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung S23B350, or the LG 24MP55 (£124.99) which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq RL2455 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the HKC 2615 (£149.00) or you might consider a better rated flatpanel monitor such as the AOC G2460 (£51.39) are also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the iiyama GE2488HS (£119.46).
Two HDMI Ports
The Benq RL2455 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the RL2455 have between one and two HDMI ports.
1080p Video Mode
This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays that have been around for more than two years.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Benq RL2455's response time is one of the fastest amongst PC screens of this spec and age. Flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the RL2455 have response times of between 1ms and 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
9 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
A number of customers wrote that it did not have good sound quality. Happy Chappy wrote last year “Com/watch?v=KAodp1b89jY My only criticism would be toward the poor speaker quality however you can plug in external speakers” but despite that gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Luke Rivers wrote on Amazon two years ago “Poor sound quality through both headphones”. Shadowtdk wrote in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon in the same month “You are not paying for sound quality and I will either use my Samsung speakers or my headset to listen to things from my PC” yet rated the product 99 out of 100.
Not 3D Compatible
The Benq RL2455 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the RL2455 are also not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065 (£110.40) or the Lenovo E2323 (£91.86).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the RL2455, the Benq RL2455 does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206 (£83.99).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Benq RL2455 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Benq RL2455 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the RL2455 is 290 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Benq RL2455 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the RL2455.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the RL2455 the power consumptions when off range from 0.1W to 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W. At 0.5 Watts, the Benq RL2455 has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq RL2455
Average Running Costs
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the RL2455 will cost £47 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 795 LCD screens of a comparable age and type.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display was released over three years ago.
12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Benq RL2455 has a maximum contrast ratio of 12000000:1. That's 40% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
Alternative PC monitors that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to consider include the Benq BL2201 (£119.99) which has a better Rating.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth looking at include the 247E4 (£148.87) (20000000:1), or the 234E5 (£135.70) (20000000:1) both from Philips or the AOC E2495 (£114.54) (20000000:1).
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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 similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think the Benq GW2320 (£96.37) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
PC monitors with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung S24C650 (£140.33) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher rating.
At 579 millimeters, the Benq RL2455 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the RL2455.
There are a number of alternative 579mm wide PC displays currently available that you might want to look at including the Benq BL2405 (£132.00) which has a better Rating.
If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might want to consider the Benq GW2450 (£128.04) (580mm).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
0.276 x 0.276
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
Audio Input Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
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, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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Decent Color Accuracy
Loaded with RTS Mode
Graphics look Great
Great port selection
RTS presets for Starcraft II and Dota 2, eQualizer feature
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