Benq GL2250 vs Benq GW2255

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Benq GL2250
Benq GW2255

Top Prices

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
1ms faster response time Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a response time of 5ms, whereas the Benq GW2255 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (1ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq GL2250 has a built-in speaker(s), but the Benq GW2255 does not. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

4 Reasons For
Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
Benq GW2255 is 178° vertical viewing angle. That's 18° wider than the Benq GL2250 (178°).
A little wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Benq GW2255 is 178° horizontal viewing angle, but the Benq GL2250 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
£15.38 cheaper to run
The Benq GW2255 is £15.38 cheaper to run than the Benq GL2250 over five years. Read more
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 10 reviews, the Benq GW2255 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Benq GL2250 has an average rating of 93% (based on 344 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
Benq GL2250 is only 160° vertical viewing angle, but the Benq GW2255 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
Narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Benq GL2250 is only 170° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° narrower than the Benq GW2255 (178°).
Older by over one year
The Benq GL2250 is 15 months older than the Benq GW2255.
£15.38 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq GL2250 are £70.76 which is £15.38 more than the Benq GW2255. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Benq GL2250 has an average user score of 93%, but the Benq GW2255 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 10 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
1ms slower response time Edit
The Benq GW2255 is a 6ms response time PC monitor. That's 1ms slower than the Benq GL2250 (6ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Benq GW2255 does not have a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Benq GL2250 does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

56 months Ago 41 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 69.22
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.54
Total running cost £ 70.76
Electricity cost - switched on £ 53.84
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.54
Total running cost £ 55.38

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.35T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.27T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
21.5" 21.5"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 20000000:1
 20000000:1
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Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
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HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.248 x 0.248 0.248 x 0.248
Viewing Angle, Vertical
160° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 54.61cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output
Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Power
2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 -5 - 15
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Number of OSD Languages
17 17
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Power Consumption (typical)
27W 21W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 9
 9

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
5.3kg 4.8kg
BEST
Package Height
399.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
173.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
524.69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
3.7kg 3.7kg
Height
397mm 400mm
Depth
122mm 174mm
Width
583mm 525mm

Other Features

Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand
524.69 x 60.5 x 319.79 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.5
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