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Benq VL2040AZ PC Monitor

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19.5" 12000000:1 LCD 464.3mm May 2014
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Benq VL2040AZ Monitor Review, Display Quality, Viewing Angles and Connectivity Overview HD
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7 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this LCD screen on average 87%.

Excellent Brand

Small monitors built by Benq have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just small monitors) and found that Benq also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that this PC monitor was good value for money. Allen O. said on Amazon “Good value for the money” in his Benq VL2040 review. Amazon Customer said “Excellent monitor for the price - no problems” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Ams wrote on Amazon “Works well specially for the price!” and scored it 5 stars.

Robust

A few people thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Martin mentioned on Amazon “I have a damaged good” in his review of this PC monitor.

1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Benq VL2040 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VL2040 the best resolution is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

PC displays that have been available for more than two years have viewable widths of between 190mm and 520mm. With a viewable width of 433.92 millimeters, the Benq VL2040 has a very big viewable width compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VL2040.

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Light

The Benq VL2040 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VL2040. The average weight of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the VL2040 is 3.3kg, and the weights range from 2.9g to 19kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Samsung LT19C300[plb_1564623_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Benq VL2040 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the VL2040 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Benq VL2040 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VL2040 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VL2040, the Benq VL2040 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of small monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°. The Benq VL2040 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 65 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 90 degrees, the Benq VL2040 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VL2040. The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens that are a similar age to the VL2040 range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Benq VL2040 has a very dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VL2040. The average display brightness of small monitors that were released more than two years ago is 250 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq VL2040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

LCD Display Type

The Benq VL2040 has an LCD display type which is better than most small monitors that have been available for more than two years. Most flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Happy-go-lucky "Rita"
(Verified Purchase)

DVD is missing a driver for monitor. I tried to set the screen resolution to 1600 x 900 but the Display Settings won't let me set it. I am sorely disappointed that Benq is missing a monitor... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by AMS
(Verified Purchase)

Works well specially for the price!

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Matthew Cole

Can this be mounted onto a wall.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Ian Foxton
(Verified Purchase)

VERY GOOD USE IT EVERY DAY AVERY GOOD BUY.

Reviewed 17 January 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor for the price - no problems.

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Flyingradiosurgeon
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased works well and arrived promply.

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Robert
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent screen for the money!!

Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Elan Stinton | 2 Comments

Just says 'no signal detected' and black screens.. Don't buy this, find something better.

Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Allen O.
(Verified Purchase)

GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY.

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Martin

Good quick delivery BUT i have a damaged good, screen is buldging down in the bottom left hand corner and i cant contact the seller.

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq vl2040, benq p194800, benq vl2040a, benq p194800p, benq vl2040az, benq 1600x900, benq 9hlajlar8, benq 9hlajlar8e, microsoft vl2040, microsoft vl2040a, microsoft vl2040az, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040a, asrockasusantecarcticb vl2040az
Barcodes 00722550158887, 05054533883765

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